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Webster Shamu, Mutizwa tear Mugabe; say there is no legacy to protect.

Former President Robert Mugabe should understand that there is no individual who is more important than the revolution, Zanu-PF Central Committee member Cde Webster Shamu has said. Responding to questions at a workshop in Kariba at the weekend, Cde Shamu said the party leadership is always duty-bound to listen to the voice of the people. “There are laid down procedures for choosing leaders in the party and Government,” said Cde Shamu. “There is no individual who is above the revolution as incidents before and after Independence show. The Nhari-Badza rebellion…

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How Sithembiso Nyoni and Olivia Muchena destroyed Ziscosteel

THE Zisco scandal, which involves looting of public resources by politicians and top management of the company, deepened this week as it became evident that a number of ministers were involved. Information gleaned from various sources shows that Indigenisation and Empowerment minister Samuel Mumbengegwi, Science and Technology minister Olivia Muchena and Small-to-Medium Enterprises Development minister Sithembiso Nyoni, among others, had allowances and air tickets paid for them by Zisco while on missions that had nothing to do with the parastatal. Sources said Higher Education minister Stan Mudenge and the late…

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Diamond Investor Claims Mugabe Conned Him

Former President Robert Mugabe confidante and ex-pilot, Robert Mhlanga, has accused the deposed Zanu PF leader of conning Grandwell Holdings chairperson David Kassel of his multi-million-dollar investment in Chiadzwa. Mhlanga, who used to chair Mbada Diamonds Company, made the disclosure yesterday when he and Kassel appeared before the Temba Mliswa-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and narrated how their firms were elbowed out of Chiadzwa in 2016 mafia style by heavily-armed police officers. Mhlanga’s statement also came as former Zimbabwe Mining Development Company (ZMDC) chairperson Goodwills Masimirembwa rubbished Mugabe’s claims that $15…

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BREAKING: Mnangagwa releases full externalisation list

The government has released a list of companies and individuals who externalised funds and have not heeded President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to returns the funds. The list comprises three categories namely funds externalised through non repatriation of export proceeds, funds externalised through payment of goods not received in Zimbabwe, and funds externalised to foreign banks in cash or under spurious transactions. Highlights in the mining sector include African Associated Mines which externalised more than US$62 million, Marange Resources US$54,2 million and Canadile Miners US$31,3 million. THE FULL LIST: CATEGORY I :     …

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Mnangagwa’s office refuses to appear before parliament

THE deputy secretary to the president and cabinet Ray Ndhlukula has refused to appear before parliament to explain his office’s alleged involvement in the contentious Gwanda solar power plant. Parliament’s mines and energy portfolio committee is investigating the “unprocedural” awarding of the project to controversial tenderprenuer Wicknell Chivayo. Appearing before the committee recently, Chivayo claimed that he wrote to chief secretary of OPC Misheck Sibanda who assigned the issue to Ray Ndhlukula. However, in a letter dated March 13, Ndhlukula said he had no business appearing before the Temba Mliswa…

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Live Update: “I will return SMM to Mutumwa Mawere” – Chamisa

Addressing thousands of MDC Alliance supporters, MDC- T President Nelson Chamisa blew Mnangagwa bubble saying Zimbabwe in not open for business. “How can Mnangagwa saying Zimbabwe is open for business ? Who closed down those Businesses ? Its Mnangagwa.” – said Chamisa “Mnangagwa Shut Down Bata And Other Industries, and went on to steal Shabani Mashaba Mines from Mawere.” “Tinofano kudzosera chinu chaMawere, not kutaura nhema tichiti Zimbabwe is open for business” More to Follow

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DSTV out perform Strive Masiyiwa’s kwese

Harare – Aggressiveness could be the key strategy for Zimbabwean telecom and media company Econet Wireless, whose Kwese pay television platform is offering free Facebook access and a subscription package for civil servants. The Kwese pay-TV platform has taken competition directly to MultiChoice Zimbabwe’s doorstep. However, DStv Zimbabwe is holding onto its market share although Kwese is becoming popular in the country after overcoming initial government resistance over licensing issues. On Thursday, Kwese TV announced a new deal aimed at the country’s civil service employees which will give them premium…

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Survey shows more South Africans love bribes

Cape Town – The number of South Africans being asked for a bribe has increased in the past year, the 2017 South African Citizens’ Bribery Survey revealed on Wednesday. Conducted by the Ethics Institute, the survey found that 37% of respondents know someone who was has been asked for a bribe in the past year, up 4% from 2016. The average bribe amount was R1 550, down by R650 from last year, while the average bribe amount for a tender was R82 282, the survey showed. The top five most…

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Mnangagwa, Ramaphosa hold talks

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday met visiting South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Harare to discuss trade and the political situation in both countries. Ramaphosa, who was accompanied by his International Relations and Co-operation minister Lindiwe Sisulu and State Security Dipuo minister Letsatsi-Duba, arrived in the capital late in the afternoon. He held an hour’s discussion with Mnangagwa, which centred on trade, infrastructure development and the state of the economy in their respective countries. Briefing journalists at his Munhumutapa offices, Mnangagwa said the two discussed challenges facing their new administrations. “We…

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