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Zimbabwe plans to overhaul tax system to boost ZiG currency

Bloomberg Zimbabwe plans to introduce regulations that will require businesses to settle a portion of their taxes in ZiG to boost the new bullion-backed currency that’s had a “positive impact” on the economy, the finance minister said. The “Treasury is stepping up to complement the fiscal and monetary policy framework aimed at further anchoring the

Kudakwashe Mutanga and Amon Mambinge were jailed for their roles in the large-scale drug trafficking, police said

UK: Three Zimbabweans jailed for large-scale cocaine trafficking

BBC Three men and a woman have been jailed for their involvement in a drugs line operating through the Black Country which saw kilograms of cocaine and large sums of cash change hands. Kudakwashe Mutanga, from Wolverhampton, orchestrated the supply of over 81kg (178lbs) of cocaine and was involved in over £3m in cash exchanges,

Cyril Ramaphosa is pictured after taking the oath of office for his second term as South African President at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, June 19, 2024. Reuters

South Africa’s Ramaphosa sworn in amid political shift

VOA Cyril Ramaphosa was inaugurated Wednesday for his second term as South Africa’s president, though analysts said he could face a tough road ahead in keeping his new coalition government together. Ramaphosa took the oath of office at a colorful ceremony in Pretoria, attended by African royalty, heads of state, and diplomats. He won a

South Africa’s Ramaphosa being sworn in for second term

BBC South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa is being sworn in for a second term in office as president, despite failing to security a majority in parliament for his African National Congress (ANC) in last month’s election. Lawmakers re-elected him to stay on as president last week following a deal to form a coalition government between the

ZACC waits on ‘unavailable’ Chimombe, Mpofu to shed light on US$40m ZEC tender scandal involving Chivayo

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL tenderpreneur, Wicknell Chivayo’s two accomplices in the murky US$40 million tender awarded by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) are reportedly out of the country and cannot immediately avail themselves for questioning by the country’s anti-graft body. Zanu PF member and Economic Empowerment Group (EEG) president, Mike Chimombe, and Moses Mpofu are

Five killed, 13 injured in road traffic accident along Harare-Bindura road

By Staff Reporter FIVE people were confirmed dead while 13 sustained injuries after a commuter omnibus and haulage truck were involved in a head-on collision before the kombi side-swiped another vehicle. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the incident, which happened near Mazowe Dam, along the Harare-Bindura road this Tuesday afternoon. “The ZRP confirms a fatal

Chevrons miss out on 2026 T20I World Cup automatic qualification 

By Sport Reporter ZIMBABWE men’s cricket team will have to play African Qualifiers for the 2026 men’s T20I World Cup after missing out on a direct berth. The International Cricket Council on Tuesday confirmed 12 teams who have automatically qualified for the next T20 World Cup, with Zimbabwe being the only full member country missing

Chipinge serial rapist jailed 133 years

By Mary Taruvinga A 62-year serial rapist from Chipinge, Daniel Chauke has been slapped with a 133 years jail term for raping seven women including some elderly aged over 70. Chauke was found guilty after a full trial which ran on a continuous roll from 10 to 14 June 2024. Chauke who also faces several murder

Zimbabwe’s partisan food aid distribution exposes Zanu PF’s insincerity – report

By Staff Reporter HUMAN rights watchdog, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has noted the politicisation of food aid in the country following a devastating El Nino-induced drought. Despite repeated assurances by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that no Zimbabwean will die of hunger, ruling party functionaries coordinating transportation and distribution of food aid, particularly in rural areas, are

Zimbabwe becomes 6th African nation to attain WHO maturity level 3 status

By Tapiwa Svondo The Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe has been recognized for achieving a maturity level 3 (ML 3) status in the World Health Organization’s classification of authorities for the regulation of medicines. This achievement sees Zimbabwe being the 6th African state joining Tanzania which attained the status in 2018, Ghana in 2020, Nigeria, South

Govt starts fire-fighting training programs to improve national response to emergencies

By Tinei Tuhwe The Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Daniel Garwe on Monday officially opened the Fire-Fighting Training of Trainers (ToT) program at Bison Agro-Machinery Workshop, Willowvale, Harare. The three-week fire-fighting ToT program is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of firefighters from the Harare and Bulawayo fire brigades. Participants will acquire essential skills

South Africa’s unity government now has five parties, ANC says

Reuters The African National Congress said on Monday South Africa’s new government has five parties in it so far, representing more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly, and talks with other parties were ongoing. Following last month’s election, the ANC was forced to forge alliances with other political parties after failing to

Eight Anglican church members burnt beyond recognition, two missing in bus accident – police

By Mary Taruvinga Eight Anglican pilgrims were burnt beyond recognition after their bus caught fire while on their way from the church’s Bernard Mizeki Annual Festival in Marondera, police have confirmed. Police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi told NewZimbabwe.com that over 50 were injured and 14 are hospitalised. Nyathi also said two people are missing. “We are at the scene and I can confirm that eight

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Opposition CCC interim leader, 78 youths arrested for disorderly conduct; to appear in court Tuesday

By Mary Taruvinga Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim leader Jameson Timba arrested over the weekend on allegations of holding an unlawful meeting has been formally charged. Timba, who was arrested alongside 78 youths including his son, will be appearing in court this Tuesday, according to his lawyer, Agency Gumbo. “Now they have been charged. They are being