Tag Archives: 18 May 2014

South Africa stops processing permits for Zimbabweans

via Bulawayo24 NEWS | SA govt stops processing permits for Zimbabweans 17 May 2014 The MDC-T SA has reacted with shock and horror to the directive by the South African Department of Home Affairs instructing its officials to stop processing any document related to the Zimbabwe Documentation Project. The worst fears of millions of Zimbabweans living and working in the neighbouring… Read More »

Mudede Humbled In Passport Battle

via RadioVop Zimbabwe – Mudede Humbled In Passport Battle May 16, 2014 Two Bulawayo residents are relieved after an intervention by the country’s leading human rights defence group, the Zimbabwe  Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) compelled the country’s Registrar-General to issue them with passports. The two Bulawayo residents Edna and Margaret Silundu, who are sisters, had struggled to… Read More »

Russian diamond mine to produce 50,000 carats monthly at capacity

via Russian diamond mine to produce 50,000 carats monthly at capacity – official | The Source May 16, 2014 Russian miner DTZ-OZGEO says its diamond operations in the east of the country will produce 50,000 carats of gems per month at full capacity by end of year after exploration, an official said on Friday. DTZ-OZGEO, a 60/40… Read More »

Zanu-PF MP hits out at Rautenbach

via Zanu-PF MP hits out at Rautenbach | Mail & Guardian 16 MAY 2014 by Kudzai Mashininga Accused of being an extortionist, Temba Mliswa is now drawing President Mugabe into his fight with controversial businessman Billy Rautenbach. Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa has petitioned President Robert Mugabe to intervene in his row with businessperson Billy… Read More »

Residents attack Chombo over barons

via Residents attack Chombo over barons May 17, 2014 by Edgar Gweshe NewsDay CHITUNGWIZA residents on Thursday blasted Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, accusing him of double standards on the move to demolish houses built on undesignated land in the town while letting land barons go scot-free. The residents said the level of impunity with which the… Read More »

Chombo-protected Harare council spends Chinese loan on cars

via Chombo-protected TC spends loan on cars 16/05/2014 NewZimbabwe HARARE mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has launched an investigation into allegations his town clerk used part of a Chinese loan meant for water projects to buy 26 luxury vehicles without authorisation from city fathers. Manyenyeni early this year suspended the own Clerk, Tendai Mahachi, but the move was blocked… Read More »

City bosses divert loan cash to cars | The Herald

via City bosses divert loan cash to cars…• 25 luxury vehicles bought • Funds meant for water, sewage | The Herald May 17, 2014 by Innocent Ruwende Harare City management has used part of the US$144,4 million loan from China for water and sewerage reticulation to buy 25 luxury cars, which include Land Rovers and Range Rovers. Mayor… Read More »

#mugabe’s health: Zimbabwe on auto-pilot?

via Mugabe’s health: Zim on auto-pilot? 17/05/2014 NewZimbabwe “WHY doesn’t he just permanently settle in Singapore and occasionally come to visit Zimbabwe”, a reader facetiously remarked as officials this week revealed that President Robert Mugabe had again travelled to the Southeast Asian city-state for another of his “routine” eye check-ups. The quip was borne out of concern… Read More »