Price hikes fail to end fuel crisis

Price hikes fail to end fuel crisis 1

There is no immediate relief for motorists and transport operators despite government’s shocking fuel hikes as long and winding queues continue to stalk several garages which are struggling to stock the much-sought products. In this photo taken on Friday Dec, 21, 2018, a driver takes a nap with his feet sticking out of the car while in a fuel queue in Harare. The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe’s capital but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families from…

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Civil servants reject latest wage offer after protests

Civil servants reject latest wage offer after protests 2

By MacDonald Dzirutwe  [ Reuters ] Zimbabwe’s public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests. Zimbabwean civil servants demonstrate in the streets of Harare on February 19, 2009. (AFP PHOTO DESMOND KWANDE / AFP PHOTO / DESMOND KWANDE) Hundreds of Zimbabweans were detained on public order charges on Friday, as the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown and an internet blackout. Zimbabweans, who have seen their…

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Panicking shoppers besiege supermarkets

Panicking shoppers besiege supermarkets 3

By Blessings Mashaya Hundreds of panicking shoppers thronged supermarkets and engaged in panic buying after some of the country’s leading retailers opened their doors to the public following three days of closure due to a crippling national strike. File picture of Zimbabweans buying groceries in a supermarket The retailers blamed the panic buying on the three-day stayaway which was due to end yesterday but continued as commuter omnibuses and several companies and banks failed to open for business. “The three-day shutdown affected the public in terms of food stocks. There were…

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Soldiers assault Daily News staff

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Gun-wielding members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) on Wednesday assaulted Daily News drivers who were distributing the country’s leading independent paper in and around the capital city. Daily News in Zimbabwe The assaults were part of the vicious clampdown by both soldiers and riot police on ordinary citizens following the deadly violence which broke out in Harare and Bulawayo on Monday. Soldiers stopped the three trucks as they approached the ZBC Mbare studios and ordered the drivers off their vehicles. “They pointed guns at us and ordered us to…

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Family left homeless after church eviction

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By Kudzai Chikiwa A Bulawayo church employee and his family have been left homeless after they were evicted from church premises following wrangles pitting church leaders. Mr Njabulo Ngwenya with his wife and two daughters with their property outside the church building after their eviction last week Mr Njabulo Ngwenya who has been a United Pentecostal Church (UPC) caretaker in New Lobengula for 14 years said he received a phone call from a church leader notifying him that his family and property had been removed from the church premises on…

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Daring thieves steal from police station

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By Peter Matika Police were left twiddling their thumbs, after daring thieves vandalised and stole copper cables from right under their noses. Police have since registered a case and are carrying out investigations. The thieves stole copper cables from poles behind Ntabazinduna Police Training Depot, affecting some parts of the area as well as in Mbembesi. Matabeleland North provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese confirmed the incident. “They stole copper cables from seven poles about two months ago and some parts of Ntabazinduna and Mbembesi have been affected,” she said.…

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Masvingo gets $240 000 for roads rehab

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By Walter Mswazie Masvingo City Council has received $240 000 from the Zimbabwe National Road Authority for the rehabilitation and maintenance of its road network, an official has said. City Mayor Councillor Collen Maboke said the money would go a long way in addressing the problems of poor road network and assured residents that the money would be used for its intended purpose. “I can confirm that council has received its 2018 second quarter balance from Zinara, amounting to $241 000,” said Clr Maboke. He said the money will help…

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Sexual harassment allegations rock NAC

Sexual harassment allegations rock NAC 8

By Kuda Bwititi Government has launched an investigation into the operations of the National Aids Council (NAC) over allegations of sexual harassment, corporate sleaze and maladministration. National Aids Council (NAC) chief executive officer Dr Tapiwa Magure left the organisation after a 14-year tenure. The probe coincides with last week’s departure of NAC chief executive officer Dr Tapiwa Magure after a 14-year tenure. Dr Magure was reportedly given a golden parachute ostensibly for his long service. Over the past few months, NAC’s top managers and board members have been battling a…

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Lake Chivero’s slow, foretold death

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By Harmony Agere Lake Chivero, a reservoir on the Manyame River and Harare’s main water supply dam, is facing a slow but sure death. LAKE CHIVERO A cocktail of siltation, droughts, algae, the destruction of wetlands and the water hyacinth weed is threatening the existence of this important water source which has a carrying capacity of 247 million cubic metres of water. After announcing a punishing water rationing schedule, the Harare City Council further announced that the capital’s main water source was left with only 18 months stash of water.…

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PG alleges interference in Guvamombe case

PG alleges interference in Guvamombe case 10

By Kuda Bwititi and Sharon Munjenjema Acting Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi alleges that some senior officials are trying to interfere with State witnesses involved in the case of suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe who appeared in court yesterday. Suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe Guvamombe, who was hauled before the court on charges of criminal abuse of office, has since been granted $3 000 bail coupled with stringent conditions after appearing before Harare magistrate Mr Munamato Mutevedzi. He was arrested on Friday on allegations of offering industrial attachment to two former…

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