Tag Archives: 30 May 2014

Amazing women need to be recognised

via Amazing women need to be recognised | The Zimbabwean 28.05.14 by Mkhululi Chimoio Juliana Maponga Jonathan is the mastermind behind Zimbabwe International Women Awards (ZIWA), a platform that celebrates the achievements and success of those in the Diaspora and helps orphaned students to pay school fees back home. It also recognises the unsung heroines who have made… Read More »

Electoral Amendment Bill sails through without public input

via Electoral Amendment Bill sails through without public input May 29, 2014 in NewsDay by Veneranda Langa THE Electoral Amendment Bill sailed through the National Assembly yesterday without amendment after Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa quashed all public views brought to the House by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs. Mnangagwa though said his ministry… Read More »

Zimbabwe in violation of new Constitution

via Zim in violation of new Constitution | The Financial Gazette – Zimbabwe News by Maggie Mzumara 29 May 2014 A YEAR since the adoption of the new Constitution in March last year, non-constitutionality — failure to adhere to the Supreme law — is rearing its ugly head in several aspects, confirming fears that government is not committed… Read More »

Fake offer letters reveal extent of land ‘reform’ mess

via Fake offer letters reveal extent of land ‘reform’ mess | SW Radio Africa by Tererai Karimakwenda on Thursday, May 29, 2014 The promise of land that ZANU PF has used to gain political support since independence appears to be backfiring, with Ministers contradicting each other as to which land offer letters are real and which ones… Read More »

Senior government official gives police corruption thumbs up

via Senior government official gives police corruption thumbs up | SW Radio Africa by Mthulisi Mathuthu on Thursday, May 29, 2014 In what observers see as endorsement of police corruption, a senior government official has justified the decision to allow the police to retain all money collected from traffic spot fines, claiming the proceeds are used to… Read More »

Zimbabwe fails to maintain civil servants payday

via Govt fails to maintain civil servants payday May 29, 2014 NewsDay FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday painted a gloomy picture over the future welfare of civil servants when he admitted in Parliament that government was failing to maintain consistent pay dates for its workers because there was little revenue inflow into Treasury. Chinamasa said he had… Read More »

Zanu PF Officials Allegedly Abuse Youth Empowerment Fund

via Zanu PF Officials Allegedly Abuse Youth Empowerment Fund 29.05.2014 VOA  Zanu PF officials, among them MP Makhosini Hlongwane and Affirmative Action Group vice president Chamu Chiwanza, are alleged to have benefited from the $20 million Stanbic Youth Empowerment Fund meant for disadvantaged youths. Bank statements released to the Parliamentary Youth and Indigenization Portfolio Committee by the bank’s… Read More »

Marange loopholes must be plugged

via Marange loopholes must be plugged | The Zimbabwean 28.05.14 by Editor Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa recently announced that the government would bring sanity and viability to diamond mining in Marange by choosing only one company to partner it. From a commercial point of view, this makes sense. In southern Africa, this model has worked well in Botswana.… Read More »

ZIMRA fishes out diamond dirt

via ZIMRA fishes out diamond dirt | The Financial Gazette – Zimbabwe News by Shame Makoshori 29 May 2014 SHOCKING evidence of government’s inability to effectively police diamond mines has emerged, with confidential reports by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) exposing a sharp decline in taxes and fees due to the fiscus despite robust growth in production levels… Read More »

Fresh wave of diamond looting in Zimbabwe

via Fresh wave of diamond looting  Nehanda Radio May 29, 2014 There has been a fresh wave of systematic diamond looting involving mining companies’ staff, security and army generals following the announcement by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa that government will work with only one company to exploit diamonds in Marange. There have been repeated complaints that most… Read More »

Charamba admits Zimbabwe’s economy is shrinking

via Charamba admits economy is shrinking | The Zimbabwean by Brenna Matendere 27.05.14 A senior official has contradicted claims by most Zanu (PF) ministers that the economy is flourishing thanks to Zim-Asset. President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson, George Charamba, delivered a public lecture at Midlands State University last weekend at which he admitted the economy was shrinking. Charamba, who… Read More »

Zimbabwe’s economy heading towards 2008 levels

via Zim economy heading towards 2008 levels – central bank official | The Source May 29, 2014 Zimbabwe needs to make ‘crucial’ policy decisions now to save the economy from sinking to worse levels than experienced during the hyperinflation period of 2008, a central bank official said on Thursday. The country’s annual inflation reached 500 billion percent… Read More »

EU pledges millions to ZANU PF as part of re-engagement

via EU pledges millions to ZANU PF as part of re-engagement | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Thursday, May 29, 2014 The ongoing re-engagement efforts of the European Union (EU) have further intensified, with a multimillion dollar rescue packaged being pledged by Brussels for the ZANU PF government. Almost $320 million is up for grabs… Read More »

EU crucial development partner: Chinamasa

via EU crucial development partner: Chinamasa | The Zimbabwean 29.05.14 by Sofia Mapuranga The European Union is ready to co-operate with the government of Zimbabwe as development partners and ensure that the country retains its status as the hub of Africa, says the European Union ambassador to Zimbabwe, Aldo Dell’Ariccia. Speaking at a consultative workshop on the formulation… Read More »

We prefer Chinese: Nhema

via We prefer Chinese: Nhema – DailyNews Live by Ndakaziva Majaka  29 MAY 2014 Zimbabwe will always give  preferential treatment to Chinese investors as they stood by the country during tough times, Indigenisation minister Francis Nhema said. He, however, said government will enact legislative pieces that restrict and govern the Asians’ investment. “The Chinese are particularly offered… Read More »

Indigenisation: where to now?

Indigenisation: where to now? | The Zimbabwean 28.05.14 by Tawanda Majoni Last Sunday, I woke up to a screaming headline in a local weekly publication announcing a government “major climb-down” regarding the Zanu (PF) indigenisation policy. Information Minister Jonathan Moyo announced that, instead of using the one-size-fits-all approach to the policy that has been compelling foreign-owned companies… Read More »

14 years on, land invasions still rife in Zimbabwe

via 14 years on, land invasions still rife | The Financial Gazette – Zimbabwe News by Ray Ndlovu 29 May 2014 A SENSE of déjà vu has engulfed the countryside as a spate of land invasions continue to take place right under the nose of President Robert Mugabe’s administration. Nearly 14 years after the first land invasions catapulted… Read More »

Senior ex-ZANLA commander, Wilfred Mhanda dies

via Senior ex-ZANLA commander, Wilfred Mhanda dies | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Thursday, May 29, 2014 Former guerrilla commander Wilfred Mhanda, known by his liberation war name Dzinashe Machingura, has died his close friend said on Thursday. Happyson Nenji, a Zimbabwe Liberation Platform board member confirmed to SW Radio Africa that Mhanda died at… Read More »

Government should subsidise Air Zimbabwe – Mzembi [!?]

via Government should subsidise Air Zimbabwe – Mzembi | The Source May 29, 2014 Government should subsidise its troubled airline, Air Zimbabwe if it is to operate viably, tourism minister Walter Mzembi has said. The airline has had to turn to government on several occasions for bailouts, and in February said it required an emergency capital injection… Read More »

ZESA has no capacity to expand operations: SK Moyo

via ZESA has no capacity to expand operations: SK Moyo | Radio Dialogue by Lulu Brenda Harris May 28, 2014 Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has no capacity to expand its already suffering power generation because financial challenges, which is a huge barrier in revitalising the country’s economic and socio-growth, a senior minister has said. It is said… Read More »

Chihuri collapses during recruits’ graduation

via Chihuri collapses during recruits’ graduation | SW Radio Africa by Alex Bell on Thursday, May 29, 2014 Zimbabwe’s Police Commissioner Augustine Chihuri reportedly collapsed during a parade of new recruits at Morris Depot in Harare on Thursday. Chihuri, who according to media reports was standing next to Robert Mugabe at the time, passed out as he… Read More »

Makone clarifies story on Tsvangirai’s hospital bill

via Makone clarifies story on Tsvangirai’s hospital bill | SW Radio Africa by Tichaona Sibanda on Thursday, May 29, 2014 The MDC-T’s acting treasurer-general, Theresa Makone, has labelled state media reports that claimed Morgan Tsvangirai fled a hospital without paying his bill as inaccurate and malicious. The MDC-T leader was admitted to hospital on Monday after he… Read More »