Has Zimbabwe inflation begun its slide?

Has Zimbabwe inflation begun its slide? 1

Zimbabwe’s month-on-month inflation which stood 39.3 percent in June declined to 21 percent in July raising questions about whether the price spiral which began in February when the country allowed its local currency to float against the United States dollar has begun to decline. Month-on-month inflation in February stood at 1.7 percent and rose to 4.4 percent in March, 5.5 percent in April, 12.5 percent in May before rocketing to 39.3 percent in June. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube on 1 August suspended the publication of year-on-year inflation until February next…

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Innovative online grocery platform 10ngah.com transforms farming in Zimbabwe

Innovative online grocery platform 10ngah.com transforms farming in Zimbabwe 3

By Staff Reporter 10ngah.com, a marketplace leader in online shopping applications, has expanded its popular service online grocery service in Zimbabwe to the farming and produce sector. Several farming operations have selected 10ngah to expand their distribution and reach 10ngah’s young demographic base. The new service offering was created to help farmers sell their produce more efficiently and find new markets, while at the same time getting better prices for their produce. 10ngah.com chief executive officer Kudakwashe Mutamba told NewZimbabwe.com in an interview that the grocery delivery platform has created…

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Veteran Cricket administrator Peter Chingoka dies

Veteran Cricket administrator Peter Chingoka dies 5

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe Cricket boss Peter Chingoka has died. He was 65. The veteran cricket administrator passed away at Dandaro Clinic, Borrowdale, Harare after a short illness. Mourners are gathered at number 38 Sandringham Drive in Alex Park, Harare. Family spokesperson and brother to Peter, Patrick Chingoka, said burial arrangements would be advised soon. “He had a short illness and sadly he passed on this morning,” he said. “As family we are still grouping, we are expecting relatives from the UK and some parts of the country and…

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ZTA fires Likukuma, Chidzidzi takes charge

ZTA fires Likukuma, Chidzidzi takes charge 7

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) board has appointed Givemore Chidzidzi as the new acting chief executive pushing out Rita Likukuma back to her role as advisor. Likukuma was controversially appointed as acting chief executive by former Tourism Minister Priscah Mupfumira following the retirement of former ZTA boss Karikoga Kaseke. In a statement released Thursday, ZTA head of corporate affairs, Godfrey Koti  said that the appointment is with immediate effect. “Chidzidzi has been appointed as the organisation’s acting chief executive with immediate effect. He takes over from Rita…

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Man U’s Rashford lookalike in court over car fraud again

Man U’s Rashford lookalike in court over car fraud again 9

By Mary Taruvinga AN English Premier League giants Manchester United star Marcus Rashford lookalike Ishmael Duwa Austin has been dragged to court facing fraud charges after he conned a police officer of more than $13 000 in a botched car deal. Austin car salesman from Chitungwiza became a worldwide sensation after his pictures resembling the England star went viral on social media platforms early this year. He allegedly defrauded Tinotenda Chitenga, a police officer stationed at ZRP Support Unit. Austin appeared before a Harare magistrate Learnmore Mapiye facing fraud charges.…

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Masuku boost for Highlanders as they face Harare City

Masuku boost for Highlanders as they face Harare City 11

By Mbekezeli Ncube HIGHLANDERS technical manager, Mandla ‘Lulu’ Mpofu believes the return of skilful midfielder Nqobizitha Masuku will stimulate his squad ahead of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clash against Harare City at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. The former FC Platinum middleman missed a blockbuster match against Caps United last Sunday for his suspension after he received three yellow cards prior to the game. “Nqo (Masuku) is back from suspension. Him being available will give us a very big boost in terms of stability in the middle of the…

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Tendai Biti on how to get Zimbabwe out of its crisis

Tendai Biti on how to get Zimbabwe out of its crisis 13

In August 2008, I visited a hospital roughly 100 miles outside the Zimbabwean capital, Harare. Hundreds of patients lay in overcrowded wards and on makeshift beds in hallways and in waiting areas. Outside, hospital employees scrambled to pitch tents in order to accommodate the sick and dying still streaming in from the countryside. Doctors stood by helplessly, unable to do anything without the necessary drugs and equipment. Zimbabwe was in the throes of a hyperinflationary meltdown. Basic sanitary services had collapsed, unleashing a cholera epidemic that would eventually claim thousands…

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MDC national organizer Amos Chibaya arrested “for failing to stop protests”

MDC national organizer Amos Chibaya arrested “for failing to stop protests” 15

On Aug 22, 2019 15,470 The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has issued a statement saying its National Organizer Amos Chibaya (MP) has been arrested and charged with failing to take steps to stop demonstrations that had been planned for four cities across the country. Amos Chibaya is the MDC National Organising Secretary “Chibaya was the convener of the MDC’s proposed peaceful demonstrations in four cities that were later foiled by the police after they issued four prohibition orders to stop citizens in the respective cities from exercising their…

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Police seal off Mutare: Angry MDC slams ED’s “new deception”

Police seal off Mutare: Angry MDC slams ED’s “new deception” 16

By Staff Reporter ARMED anti-riot police Thursday sealed off the eastern border city of Mutare, putting paid to plans by MDC to storm the streets of the Manicaland capital in defiance of a police ban on a protest initially scheduled for the same day. Authorities issued a fifth prohibition order on the planned demonstration after stopping the MDC from holding protests in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Masvingo inside a week. The MDC Wednesday had declared “its game on” after the prohibition but Mutare was teeming with security officials with check-points…

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MDC Marondera MP survives gunfire

MDC Marondera MP survives gunfire 18

By Costa Nkomo AS the security situation in Zimbabwe continues to deteriorate, MDC Marondera Central MP Caston Mateu has claimed unknown people opened fire outside his home in the early hours of Thursday. No one was injured in the incident. The MDC has reported a crackdown on its members countrywide following a still-borne attempt to launch countrywide protests aimed at forcing President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of power. Authorities however issued prohibition orders on all the five planned demonstrations leaving the MDC angry. The ban has since been condemned by most…

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