GMAZ wheat stuck at Beira over $12,2m

By Golden Sibanda Grain millers say they have a consignment of 30 000 tonnes of wheat meant for baking flour currently stuck at Beira, Mozambique, after they failed to access foreign currency amounting to $12,2 million from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe(RBZ) to pay for the grain. Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) president Tafadzwa Musarara (left) Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) president Tafadzwa Musarara said they were waiting for central bank governor Dr John Mangudya to avail or release the foreign currency millers required to pay for the…

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Zanu PF rejects amendment to block Chamisa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF party has rejected a proposal from its affiliate, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), to raise the age limit for presidential aspirants to 52 years. BY RICHARD CHIDZA War veterans, with support from the women’s league, wanted Zanu PF to use its two-thirds majority in Parliament to amend the national Constitution in what critics have argued is a move to block 40-year-old opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa from contesting the 2023 presidential poll. Chamisa came close to upsetting Mnangagwa in a bruising…

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FC Platinum, AS Otoho share spoils

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo William Stima scored a 48th minute stunner that secured a draw for FC Platinum against AS Otoho in a Total Caf Champions League first round first leg encounter at Stade Marien Ngouab here yesterday. FC Platinum players celebrate scoring a winning goal The game was, however, marred by Togolese referee Kokou Ntale whose shambolic and embarrassing show got even neutrals on the terraces shaking their heads in disbelief. The referee clearly chose to defile the refereeing profession by his favouritism, unperturbed that CAF had sent in a…

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Teen kills self after parents seek protection order against him

17th December 2018 Zimbabwe By Staff Reporter CHIPINGE: A teenager took his own life after his parents filed for a protection order against him at the courts following a misunderstanding, police have confirmed. Manicaland province ZRP spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda identified the deceased as Casper Maronga, 18, from Middle Sabi Chipinge under Chief Musikavanhu. Maronga had reportedly been having some problems with his parents which saw them file for a protection order at the civil courts. Police from Chipinge delivered court summons to Casper in front of parents Amon…

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Zanu PF splurges $3,5m on conference

THE ruling Zanu PF splurged $3,5 million on the just-ended 17th annual people’s jamboree held at Umzingwane High School in the farming town of Esigodini, while the party received $23,5 million in donations this year. By Obey Manayiti/Richard Muponde Zanu PF also got slightly above $5 million in a grant from government. According to a central committee report, the $3,5 million was mainly used for transport, accommodation and catering. The largest chunk of Zanu PF’s 2018 revenue was used to fund election-related expenses — with $26 million used to acquire…

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Ex-ZANU PF youth leader implicated in land fraud

By Leopold Munhende FORMER ZANU PF youth leader Innocent Hamandishe has been implicated in the alleged theft of State land by the Commission of Inquiry currently conducting investigation across the country. The Commission was set up by Mnangagwa in February this year and is led by High Court judge Tendai Uchena. Its chief investigator, Godfree Muza, revealed Hamandishe’s involvement during a recent media briefing in the capital. “Innocent Hamandishe features on many cases in Caledonia; he would also sell and double allocate stands and give people fake UDCorp cards. “Initially,…

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Artisanal mining activities: An environmental time-bomb

ENVIRONMENTAL protection activities and action plans have become a cause for concern for artisan miners and some small-scale miners alike. The largely unregulated mining activities taking place throughout the country have left footprints of destruction, including plunder of the physical features, siltation of life-lines like streams, rivers and dams. guest column: Peter Makwanya If large-scale mining concerns are failing to implement simple and sustainable mining procedures, then what more do we expect from the unskilled, ill-resourced and under-equipped, so called artisan miners. This is in the public domain, coupled with…

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COURT: Ex-health minister Parirenyatwa gets passport back

17th December 2018 Zimbabwe By Court Reporter FORMER health minister David Parirenyatwa was recently given his passport back by a Harare court so he could travel abroad for a meeting. The document had been seized as part on bail conditions in a case where Parirenyatwa – a medical doctor – is facing criminal abuse of office charges. He was arrested a few days after President Emmerson dropped him from cabinet following the disputed July 30 elections. The former cabinet minister told court that he needed his passport in order to…

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‘Overwhelmed’ senior doctors join junior colleagues on strike

By Anna Chibamu THE crisis in Zimbabwe’s public health sector is set to worsen this week after some senior doctors indicated they are joining junior colleagues in job action that started more than fortnight ago. In a letter seen by NewZimbabwe.com addressed to the Clinical Director at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, the senior doctors they could no longer cope with the increased workload created by the absence of their juniors. “Due to the ongoing industrial action by our junior colleagues, we as the Registrars are now overwhelmed by the workload…

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Elections in Africa: The West judges Zim differently

The Western world judges Zimbabwe at a higher standard than it does other African countries, and that’s not entirely a bad thing. guest column: newZWire The temptation is to demand that the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) use the same low standards on Zimbabwe as they use elsewhere on the continent, where they turn a blind eye to sham elections and ply nations led by violators of human rights with aid and investment. However, there is no reason why Zimbabwe should not, even without the incentive of…

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