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Flour shortages force Lobels to shut down Bulawayo plant again

By Bulawayo Correspondent LOBELS bakery on Friday reportedly indefinitely closed its Bulawayo plant due to dwindling flour stocks. Workers at the plant told they were told to go home for an unspecified period until flour supplies have been secured. “Our Bulawayo plant closed on Friday. We have exhausted all our flour stocks. Management only

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zim accountants rattled by multi-currency ban

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A top chartered accountant says members of the profession in the country are struggling to balance books in the wake of what he termed the rushed abandonment of the multi-currency system by government. Takesure Famba, who is Zimbabwe’s head of the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), was addressing fellow

Econet owner Strive Masiyiwa

Econet subscribers cry foul amid network black out

By Mary Taruvinga ECONET users were left stranded Saturday after the telecoms giant’s mobile network experienced a major shutdown owing to load shedding. The majority of Econet network services failed Saturday morning with no apologies or explanation being given by the company. The mobile operator only responded to the problem after over six hours of

Bulawayo chaos, skeletons tumble: Town Clerk in gold mine scam

By Richard Chidza/Leopold Munhende THE chaos rocking Bulawayo City Council power corridors took a new twist Thursday after all MDC councillors who constitute the council met party’s deputy secretary for local government Clifford Hlatshwayo in Harare for a crisis meeting. Insiders who attended the meeting told that Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni did not attend

Joseph Made

Former Minister Made implicated in China loan abuse

By Anna Chibamu FORMER Agriculture and Mechanisation minister Joseph Made has been implicated in a ministry scandal by a former subordinate who told parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that he personally distributed equipment worth US$15 million which was a donation to the government of Zimbabwe from China. After being grilled by the committee members, Robson Gumbo,

Jacob Zuma

Zuma says was targeted on the presidential jet several times

News24 Former president Jacob Zuma made another revelation in an address to his supporters on Friday, saying he had survived several assassination attempts on the presidential jet, Inkwazi. On Monday, Zuma, testifying before the commission of inquiry into state capture, said numerous attempts had been made to poison him in early 2019 as well as

Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry

Sports minister Coventry denies interference in cricket

AFP Zimbabwe sports minister Kirsty Coventry on Friday denied that the government had been interfering in the running of the country’s cricket. Coventry, a former Olympic swimming champion, said in a tweet she was “devastated” by the effect on players of a decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket because of

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa threatens to sue Executive for neglecting MPs’ welfare

By Audience Mutema FIREBRAND MP for Norton Temba Mliswa Wednesday threatened to take the Executive to the Constitutional Court for alleged failure to honour its pledges towards legislators’ wages and their welfare. “I will draw to your attention, despite the high inflation, members of parliament are still not yet given any increment in the current

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

‘Sell off ZESA debt at a discount to avert total collapse’

By Anna Chibamu AS the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA)’s poor capacity to generate enough power challenge continues, Goromonzi North legislator Ozias Bvute has urged Energy Minister Fortune Chasi to consider selling off the utility’s debt at a discount to contain the struggling firm’s critical cash flow problem. Bvute made the call during debate in

More Zupco buses expected in the country to ease transport challenges

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: Zimbabwe is set to increase its fleet of Zupco buses with about 2 000 expected in the country between now and next week. Addressing delegates at the Rural District Councils chairpersons’ conference Thursday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that he will commission the buses next week. He said 1 000

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Zaka East villagers launch peace gala ahead of by-election

By Tonderai Saharo THE usually serene and remote villages of Zaka East in Masvingo will soon come to life when the annual peace and tolerance gala returns to one of the most politically volatile parts of the province which braces for a by-election. The seat fell vacant following the death of Zanu PF legislator Caston

Minister Cain Mathema

Minister grilled over passport crisis, denies document printed by Nikuv

By Anna Chibamu NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa and fellow opposition legislators Wednesday took Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema to task on why government was making citizens’ lives unbearable through failure to produce passports. During parliament’s question and answer session, MPs took turns to demand answers on why government failures have sunk to levels where it

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Zesa to increase tariffs as power crisis continues

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT has given the green light to power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) to increase its tariffs in the wake of crippling power outages brought by low generating capacity at Kariba coupled with lack of foreign currency to import more power. This was revealed by Energy Minister Fortune Chasi in parliament

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa summons Bulawayo councillors to Harare as Mayor, T/C tiff ignites tribal storm

By Leopold Munhende MDC President Nelson Chamisa has summoned to Harare, all Bulawayo City councillors following a tribal storm torched by the recent suspension of Town Clerk Christopher Dube by Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami. This was revealed by party spokesperson Daniel Molokele during a news conference in Harare on Wednesday. “Tomorrow (Thursday) all the councillors

Under siege...Marry Chiwenga

Ex-football star claims $700k from Mary Chiwenga, says ex-wife cheated way out of marriage

By Mary Taruvinga EX-ZIMBABWE football international footballer, Shingayi Kawondera and first husband to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife, Marry, has come out of his shell, confronting his ex-wife with a US$700 000 claim for allegedly cheating her way out of the couple’s marriage. Kawondera has sensationally claimed he never consented to divorce with the former

Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa

Right to recall: MPs to move motion against controversial provision

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OUTSPOKEN legislators, Temba Mliswa (Independent) and Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (MDC) will this week move a motion to repeal a section of the law that gives parties the right to recall Members of Parliament once they are deemed to have “rebelled” against their leadership. Former Cabinet Minister Misihairabwi-Mushonga, speaking on hers and Mliswa’s behalf,