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Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zimbabwe Steps Closer to Hyperinflation

Bloomberg ZIMBABWE continued on its march back to hyperinflation in June, adding to the nation’s economic woes. While annual inflation slowed for the first time in five months to 737.3% from 785.6% in May, the monthly inflation rate more than doubled to 31.7%, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency said Tuesday on Twitter. International Monetary Fund

Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga Main Speaker At Ndabaningi Sithole Foundation Launch

By Ndatenda Njanike FORMER Kenya Prime Minister, Raila Odinga will be the main speaker at the official launch of the Ndabaningi Sithole Foundation (NSF) set for next week. The foundation is named after nationalist Ndabaningi Sithole who died in 2000 at the age of 80. Sithole founded Zanu, a militant political organisation that opposed the then oppressive

Lazarus Muchenje

Only Mnangagwa Can Fire Me – Dismissed NetOne CEO Muchenje

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED NetOne chief executive Lazarus Muchenje has again approached the High Court challenging his dismissal where he claims in papers that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the power to dismiss him from his post. Muchenje was recently dismissed from the State-run company but is challenging the termination to be declared null and

High Court Judge Forced To Go Into Isolation After Hubby Tests Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter A FEMALE Harare High Court judge (name supplied) is in self-isolation at home after her husband tested positive for Covid-19 Monday. Also is isolation is the judge’s clerk. Sources said the judge informed the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) of the development Monday. The JSC recommended she be put under quarantine together with

Now late...Keith Guzah

Former Zanu PF MP Keith Guzah Dies

By Staff Reporter FORMER Zanu PF Hurungwe West MP and businessman Keith Guzah has died. He died at his Harare home after a short illness. He is the past president of the Affirmative Action Group (AAG). Businessman and Zanu PF MP Philip Chiyangwa confirmed Guzah’s death. “I can confirm that Cde Guzah has passed on

Health Workers Face Eviction As Landlords Fear Covid-19 Exposure

By Bulawayo Correspondent AS the spread of Covid-19 increases in Zimbabwe, some homeowners in Bulawayo have reportedly started evictions on some health workers renting their properties for fear they will expose them to Covid-19. The most affected tenants are health workers at Mpilo Hospital and the United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) where several nurses recently tested

Drax Sues Govt Over Cancellation Of US$60m Covid-19 Deal

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL company, Drax Consult SALG (Drax) is suing the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) over the cancellation of a highly suspicious US$60 million contract it had been granted for the supply of Covid-19 medical supplies. Drax lawyers, Samukange Hungwe Attorneys, have since written to Natpharm arguing the termination of the controversial contract was

Jacob Ngarivhume

#July31: Stand With The Masses, Not State Looters – Ngarivhume Tells Army

By Costa Nkomo  OPPOSITION Transform Zimbabwe president and organiser of the July 31 national protest against corruption, Jacob Ngarivhume has urged the country’s military to stand with the masses as opposed to politicians who have plundered national resources. His call comes amid growing fears that State security forces will derail the protest through arrests and

MDC Alliance president, Chamisa (left) and Zanu PF leader, Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa, Chamisa Snub Church Leaders’ National Dialogue Meeting

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance were Monday absent from a Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHCD) meeting held in Harare to consult stakeholders on the formation of a national dialogue process. At least 17 political parties attended the meeting with the church leaders at Kentucky Hotel. However, conspicuous by their absence

Lands Barons Parcel Out Harare-Chitungwiza Railway Line Land

Agencies LAND barons and illegal settlers have besieged an open space earmarked for the Harare -Chitungwiza railway line project. A sprouting illegal settlement is fast setting up on an area reserved for a national project that would link Harare and Chitungwiza through rail. The ZBC News team went on the ground to gather information regarding

Patrick Chinamasa

#July 31: Zapu savages ‘primitive’ Matemadanda, Chinamasa over threats

By Bulawayo Correspondent OPPOSITION Zapu has accused Zanu PF senior politicians Patrick Chinamasa and Victor Matemadanda of fanning political violence through threats on anti-government protesters July 31. This follows two media briefings held on different times by the two politicians condemning national protests planned by the opposition and its allies against unchecked high-level corruption in

Tendai Biti

ED, Mthuli economic mismanagement has exposed locals to rape: Biti

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti says the current economic difficulties visited upon citizens through mismanagement by the Zanu PF led administration has exposed locals to social ills such as rape and domestic violence. He was speaking in an interview with weekend. Biti said the current crisis has taken away the

Thokozani Khupe

MDC Alliance youths foil Khupe office grab attempt in Kwekwe

By Staff Reporter REDCLIFF councillor, Nyasha Benza and some 15 other activists believed to be aligned to the Thokozani Khupe led MDC Saturday stormed MDC Alliance offices in Kwekwe and demanded the eviction of members aligned to their party rivals. Alliance youth deputy chair for Midlands Thembinkosi Mulahleki narrated the incident. “Fifteen people, amongst them,

Love triangle: Soldier murders married lover, commits suicide

By Staff Reporter IN a suspected case of infidelity badly wrong, a soldier stationed at 5 Infantry Brigade in Kadoma, shot and killed his married lover with an AK47 rifle, before turning the lethal weapon on himself. The tragic incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday last week. Police statements indicate the now deceased

Patrick Chinamasa

Zanu PF backs Old Mutual expulsion from financial system

Bloomberg Zimbabwe’s ruling party said it will expel Old Mutual from its financial system, sowing confusion over the status of the insurance giant in the country and what will happen next in the government’s battle to fix its chaotic currency system. The highest decision-making body of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front on Friday said