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Mugabe as usual blames other for his failures

Zimbabwe’s 85-year-old geriatric President, Robert Mugabe told members of his party’s central committee Thursday that the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Morgan Tsvangirai is a creation of former coloniser Britain to destabilize his revolutionary Zanu PF party.
Mugabe’s claims come at a time when the country’s major political parties entered into an Inclusive government [...]

ZANU PF infighting worsens

ZANU PF infighting worsens

The former ruling ZANU-PF party of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday opened a quinquennial congress which, though unlikely to yield any major surprises in terms of its leadership could be important for the party in charting its course in a radically changed political landscape.
After close to three decades in political control following independence in [...]

Small businesses in exhibition

Small businesses in exhibition

SMALL-SCALE enterprises in Bulawayo will on Saturday hold an exhibition in Nketa high-density suburb to help the businesses market their products.
The exhibition is being organised by the Bulawayo Projects Centre, an offshoot of the Bulawayo Shelter — an organisation that was initiated by a number of churches in the late 1980s [...]

Lonmin in increased Zimbabwe investments

LONDON Stock Exchange-listed investment firm, LonZim has raised £1,17 million after issuing new ordinary shares, which will be used to help recapitalise its subsidiaries.
LonZim, which has several operations in Zimbabwe and others in Mozambique, also reaffirmed its commitment to the rebuilding of Zimbabwe.
“The signs of economic growth in Zimbabwe are now [...]

Civil servants unhappy with budget allocation

Civil servants unhappy with budget allocation

Civil servants have expressed reservations over Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s budgetary allocation for salaries ahead of a potentially stormy collective bargaining process with the Government.
The Public Service Association and the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association both warned their members not to expect significant salary increases because the manner in which the [...]

Great expectation on Zimbabwe’s future

By Peta Thornycroft
One of President Robert Mugabe’s most successful recent propaganda campaigns is that “sanctions” are responsible for the pitiful state of the economy.
He and his colleagues call the sanctions “illegal” without explaining which country’s laws were broken when the EU and US first decided to punish those it believes are [...]

Business calls for review of tax-free threshold

FINANCE Minister Tendai Biti has been called upon to consider reviewing the tax-free threshold to US$500 in the upcoming 2010 national budget in order to cushion workers and stimulate local demand.
The budget will be presented on December 2 and the tax-free threshold is currently pegged at US$150 per month.
According to a document compiled by the [...]

Gono likely to be relieved of his duties

Gono likely to be relieved of his duties

THE partial immunity from prosecution granted to the Central Bank Governor Gideon Gono through amendments to the Reserve Bank Reform Bill “is a safe exit strategy” for a man under immense pressure to throw in the towel, political analysts said last week.
Parliament passed the Bill after it was amended to include a clause that gives [...]

Corruption at the centre of Zimbabwe diamonds

Corruption at the centre of Zimbabwe diamonds

MINES minister Obert Mpofu did not float a tender to select prospective investors to partner government in diamond extraction in the Marange Diamond Fields amid allegations he overlooked better equipped and experienced diamond miners.
Investigations by the Zimbabwe Independent revealed that Mpofu cherry-picked Canadile Investments and Mbada Minerals without going to tender.
Sources say Mpofu was grilled [...]

ZANU PF infighting continues

FACTIONALISM was evident at yesterday’s nominations of members for the Zanu PF presidium and central committee with at least four provinces failing to reach a consensus on the top four posts.
Tension reached fever pitch in Mashonaland West where there were violent scenes leading to the arrest of at least 12 people.
 
 
In Bulawayo there were attempts [...]

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