Tag Archives: Headlines 03 July 2014

Punishment?

via Punishment? | The Zimbabwean 02 July 2014 by Jera If he wants names of senior government officials involved in scandals we can give them to him: Frederick Shava, Goodwills Masimirembwa, Munyaradzi Kereke, Christopher Chigumba and his nephew Temba Mliswa. Frederick Shava is now our envoy to China, which is his punishment for the Willowvale… Read More »

Artisanal mining: A continued environmental menace

via Artisanal mining: A continued environmental menace 2 July 2014 by Proceed Manatsa Artisanal (informal) mining has become a way of life for many Zimbabweans these days. Given the escalating rate of unemployment, many Zimbabweans who have not been fortunate to secure jobs have turned to illegal mining as a survival strategy. While this author… Read More »

Human rights defender threatens legal action over demolished houses

via Human rights defender threatens legal action over demolished houses – NewsDay Zimbabwe 2 July 2014 by Obey Manayiti A LOCAL human rights defender, ZimRights, has threatened to take legal action against a Buhera village headman and law-enforcement agents who last week demolished 28 homesteads in Chief Mafusire area accusing the villagers of being illegal… Read More »

MPs get $35 000 all-terrain vehicles in $11 million govt scheme

via MPs get $35 000 all-terrain vehicles in $11 million govt scheme 2 July 2014 by Staff Reporter LEGISLATORS have begun taking delivery of the all-terrain Ford Ranger vehicles under an $11 million vehicle purchase scheme financed by the government. The legislators started receiving their new wheels worth about $35 000 each last week from… Read More »

The Zimbabwean | Zimbabwe News

via The Zimbabwean | Zimbabwe News. 02 July 2014 by Tawanda Majoni The police, through their hapless spin-doctor Charity Charamba, recently reacted angrily to a call by Gershom Pasi, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) boss, to surrender to Treasury the money raised from road blocks. Pasi had claimed in Parliament that the police were raking… Read More »

Indigenisation discord puts investors off

via Indigenisation discord puts investors off 01 July 2014 by Business Reporter THE Government must be clear on its indigenisation laws and policy as the on-going policy discord is affecting efforts to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), parliament was told this week. Appearing before a parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs, Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) officials… Read More »

‘Following the rot’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary: 28th June 2014

via ‘Following the rot’ – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary 29 June 2014 by Administrator  Extroverts in tight dresses and bouffant wigs tottering along the Strand in high heels: it was Gay Pride Day in London  and we at the Vigil had a grandstand view of the mad parade.   Mugabe would have loved it. He is… Read More »

$144m loan abuse probe complete, Hre

via $144m loan abuse probe complete, Hre 01 July 2014 INVESTIGATIONS into allegations of abuse of  part of the $144 million loan sourced from China to rehabilitate water infrastructure have been completed by a team of consultants, Harare City Council mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said on Tuesday. In May, Manyenyeni said the council had spent $8… Read More »

Whites anti-sanctions group backs EU

via Whites anti-sanctions group backs EU 01 July 2014 by Staff Reporter AN all-white lobby group calling itself Whites Against Sanctions, which was formed early this year, has endorsed the European Union’s (EU) evolving policies towards Zimbabwe. The EU imposed sanctions against Harare more than a decade ago, accusing President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu… Read More »

Lawyer denies ‘Baba Jukwa’ arrest in SA

via Lawyer denies ‘Baba Jukwa’ arrest in SA ” Nehanda Radio 01 July  2014 Zimbabwean journalist Mxolisi Ncube was not arrested in South Africa in connection with the ongoing hunt for mystery Facebook blogger Baba Jukwa according to his Harare based lawyer Obert Gutu. A report in the NewsDay newspaper on Tuesday had suggested that… Read More »

China shopping junket MPs rescued

via China shopping junket MPs rescued 01 July 2014 by Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S legislators regularly plead poverty, claiming they cannot effectively discharge constituency duties or attend Parliament because the cash-strapped government has not been paying their allowances. But this week it was revealed that 27 of the huge lot were stranded in China after straying… Read More »