Cross in ED praise for fixing economy, ‘reforming’ Zim’s security sector

By Richard Chidza PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has not been given the credit due to him as regards both economic and security sector reform, a retired opposition MDC official has said. Former Bulawayo South lawmaker and MDC policy chief Eddie Cross said while he was not a fan of Mnangagwa, the President has set the country on a sound footing and was on the right direction. Cross was speaking at the Cape Town Press Club Thursday at which he claimed South Africa and China had given their green-light to the coup…

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni officially opens ZITF in Bulawayo

HARARE – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will officially open the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo on Friday, after arriving in Harare on Thursday. Museveni, accused of persecuting opposition leaders through arbitrary detentions and beatings, was a surprise choice for guest of honour by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Harare calling … An image of Museveni boarding the presidential plane in Uganda before trip to Zimbabwe was released by the presidency Mnangagwa received the 74-year-old Museveni, in power since 1986, at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. Museveni was greeted…

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First Lady calls for sanitary wear price reduction for the benefit of poor girls

By Idah Mhetu FIRST Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa on Thursday called on the government to reduce the prices of sanitary pads so they could be affordable to the majority poor girls and women. She was speaking during the official launch of Girls Get Equal Initiative by the Plan International Zimbabwe at the National Arts gallery, Harare. The First Lady commended Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube for scrapping duty on sanitary wear but expressed concern the move has not yet yielded the desired outcome as retail prices of the essential product were still…

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Government raises ethanol fuel blending ratio to 10 percent

HARARE – The government has raised the mandatory ethanol blending for unleaded petrol from five percent to 10 percent with effect from April 25, saying the move will minimally lower the import bill on fuel. The blending threshold review is a response to increased output by Green Fuel, a company owned by Billy Conrad Rautenbach and which enjoys a monopoly in supplying ethanol to the fuel industry, an official said. The directive to raise the level of mandatory blending was announced in an extraordinary government gazette published on Thursday. “The…

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ZTA pushes for corporate travel incentive

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority’s (ZTA) acting chief executive, Rita Likukuma has urged the business sector to seriously consider extending offering travel incentives in a bid to intensify business growth in the country. The tourism boss made the remarks Wednesday at a function organised by the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) on the sidelines of the ongoing Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo. “Incentive Travel is a proven experience and a highly attractive reward that companies can rely on to encourage employees or partners to boost sales and drive…

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Charles Manyuchi braces for “restoration” fight

By Sports Reporter FADING boxing star Charles Manyuchi has vowed to rediscover the form that once saw him rise to become one of the world’s top boxers in his division. Manyuchi is preparing for the Intercontinental Unification title fight against Argentine boxer Pablo Ezequiel Acosta set for May 25 in Harare. The 29 year-old former World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Welterweight Champion has been battling to revive his career since losing his WBC silver welter-weight title to Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore two years ago. Manyuchi, who lost his…

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ZAPU: NPRC visit to Gukurahundi sites an ED smokescreen attempt

By Leopold Munhende OPPOSITION Zapu has dismissed the planned visit by the country’s peace commission to Gukurahundi sites in Matebeleland as an attempt by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to hoodwink the world into the false belief he was ready to atone for his transgressions. The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) will soon visit Gukurahundi mass graves and Bhalagwe Concentration Camp where innocent civilians were thrown into an abandoned mine shaft at the height of the killings in the early 1980s. An estimated 20 000 civilians died in the hands of…

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$4 million bitumen vanishes

By Tendai Mugabe At least 215 drums of bitumen worth RTGS$4 million were stolen at a road construction site in Chivhu last week and Government has rolled out extensive investigations to apprehend the culprits. Joel Biggie Matiza (Picture by NewsDay) Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed that the bitumen which was meant for the dualisation of a 10-kilometre stretch along Harare-Beitbridge highway went missing under mysterious circumstances. Minister Matiza told The Herald yesterday that the manner in which the bitumen disappeared had footprints of an inside job…

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Ndiraya’s second coming… 2016 snub revisited… Muzadzi bounces back

By Mugove Chigada New Dynamos coach Tonderai Ndiraya says he found common ground with the club despite the ‘great snub’ in the past. Tonderai Ndiraya In January 2016 Ndiraya was building a team for the new season, only to be left in the cold after a U-turn by the club which also left cracks in the executive. “We have agreed that past is past and we just have to move forward,” Ndiraya said yesterday in an exclusive interview. Related Articles He was speaking on the sidelines of a press conference…

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Antipas wary of FC Platinum

On Apr 25, 2019 7,895 0 By Fiona Ruzha Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas expects a tough encounter when they host defending champions FC Platinum at Luveve on Saturday. Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas Chicken Inn are coming from a 1-0 defeat at Ngezi while the Zvishavane miners are yet to lose this season. Both sides have already made their intentions of championship glory and the fixture is expected to bring activity at Luveve. Related Articles Last season, the Gamecocks lost both legs with an identical 2-0 score line. However,…

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