Mnangagwa appoints, Hungwe, Mathonsi as Supreme Court judges

Mnangagwa appoints, Hungwe, Mathonsi as Supreme Court judges 1

By Fidelis Munyoro President Mnangagwa has appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court bench to beef up human capital and ease the workload. Ziyambi Ziyambi Justices Nicholas Mathonsi and Charles Hungwe were among the five High Court judges who were last week interviewed to fill two vacancies at the Supreme Court. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi yesterday confirmed the development saying the appointment is with immediate effect. Related Articles “The President has with immediate effect appointed Justices Charles Hungwe and Nicholas Mathonsi to the Supreme Court…

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Banning foreign currencies will help fix Zimbabwe economy, says Mnangagwa

Banning foreign currencies will help fix Zimbabwe economy, says Mnangagwa 2

By Nelson Banya |Reuters| Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday that a decision to ban the use of foreign currencies was an important step to repair the economy, but local business people and investors were wary a day after the reform was announced. President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview on Carte Blanche in 2018 Mnangagwa, who replaced longtime leader Robert Mugabe after an army coup in November 2017, is trying to attract investment and lift growth after a litany of failed economic interventions under his predecessor. His government said…

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Mnangagwa wants new currency in nine months

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By Matthew Hill and Prinesha Naidoo | Bloomberg | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his finance chief want a new currency by March, would seek financing from the International Monetary Fund and may even consider a Eurobond offering as the struggling economy emerges from almost two decades of isolation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview on Carte Blanche in 2018 The introduction of a new currency is crucial to his efforts to revive the economy, said Mnangagwa, who secured a five-year term in July elections after the military deposed Robert…

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Mnangagwa government splashes US$1m to re-engage US over sanctions

Mnangagwa government splashes US$1m to re-engage US over sanctions 4

By Tatira Zwinoira | NewsDay | Government has hired a second American consultancy firm, Avenue Strategies Global LLC, for US$1 080 000 to lobby the United States government to drop sanctions against Zimbabwe. Emerson Mnangagwa and Donald Trump The hiring came about a month after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime splurged another US$500 000 on another American consultancy firm, Ballard Partners, to spruce up the image of the country’s rulers. The owner of the consultancy firm, Brian Ballard, is a top fundraiser for United States President Donald Trump’s election campaigns. Related…

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Zimbabwe’s currency hits new low, firms demanding payment in U.S. dollars

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By MacDonald Dzirutwe |Reuters| Zimbabwe’s interim currency fell to a new low on the black market on Thursday and local firms were demanding payment in U.S. dollars as a hedge against inflation, which is running at its highest in a decade. Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube The RTGS dollar has plunged 60% against the U.S. dollar since its introduction in February, and public sector workers’ demands for a second pay rise this year could undermine a government drive to convince lenders of its fiscal discipline. President Emmerson Mnangagwa…

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United States puts pressure on Mnangagwa to arrest soldiers who killed protestors

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On Jun 20, 2019 19,816 0 The US has told Zimbabwe that there is an “urgent need to hold security forces accountable for acts of violence” earlier this year and last year. A soldier fires shots towards demonstrators, on August 1 2018, in Harare, as protests erupted over alleged fraud in the country’s election. (AFP PHOTO / Zinyange AUNTONY Six people were shot dead in August 2018 as opposition protesters complaining about the election result clashed with security forces. At the beginning of this year local rights groups said at…

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Army faction now sees Mnangagwa’s presidency as a threat to national security

Army faction now sees Mnangagwa’s presidency as a threat to national security 7

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s continued stay in power is now allegedly being seen as an unprecedented threat to national security, by an army faction said to be loyal to Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga and President Emmerson Mnangagwa The explosive revelations by military intelligence sources, based on classified internal reports come at a time when Mnangagwa himself has reportedly agreed in private to resign and step down as Zimbabwe’s leader no later than June 2020 in order to avoid…

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‘Mnangagwa out of touch with reality’

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By Obey Manayiti | NewsDay | The opposition MDC has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of being divorced from reality, claiming his views and understanding of the situation obtaining on the ground do no tally with the current situation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa during an interview on Carte Blanche in 2018 In an interview yesterday, MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said Mnangagwa’s radio interview on Friday shows a leader who is out of touch with reality. Mnangagwa touched on many issues, among them political dialogue, general hardships experienced by many as a result…

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Zanu PF, MDC share $12m windfall

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By Xolisani Ncube | NewsDay | TREASURY has approved the disbursement of $12 million to be shared between Zanu PF and the opposition MDC Alliance under the Political Parties Finance Act, but the two parties yesterday said the money was not enough for their needs. Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) and Nelson Chamisa In a Government Gazette published Friday, Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi announced that Zanu PF, as the party with the majority in Parliament and 70% of the total votes cast in the 2018 elections, will pocket $8 million while Nelson…

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Tsvangirai’s brother-in-law calls for GNU

Tsvangirai’s brother-in-law calls for GNU 10

By Everson Mushava The late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother-in-law yesterday challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to dialogue and come up with an inclusive government that will address the country’s economic challenges, decrying the deplorable state Zimbabweans are living in. Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa Isaac Mhundwa, brother to Tsvangirai’s wife, the late Susan, said: “My sister died in an accident on her way to celebrate the inclusive government that later stabilised the economy for the betterment of people’s lives. My niece died…

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