Pastor Launches #Make Zimbabwe Proud Again Dialogue Initiative

Pastor Launches #Make Zimbabwe Proud Again Dialogue Initiative 1

Farai Dziva|Masvingo based clergyman, Pastor Isaac Makomichi has launched a programme code named #Make Zimbabwe Proud Again Dialogue Initiative to bring the main political players in the country to the negotiating table. Makomichi launched the programme under the Zimbabwe Vulnerable Youth Support Network Trust and he is the president of the organisation. “I have launched the Make Zimbabwe Proud Again Dialogue initiative with the hope of bringing the country’ s main political players to the negotiating table. I am in the process of liaising with key individuals who will coordinate…

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‘Madhuku’ Acquitted

‘Madhuku’ Acquitted 4

The Harare Magistrates Court on Friday 22 February 2019 acquitted Denford Ngadziore popularly known as ‘Madhuku’, a Councillor for Harare City Council, who had been on trial after he was arrested and charged with committing public violence. Ngadziore, the Councilor for Ward 16 in Harare’s Mabelreign suburb wasarrested on 16 February 2019 by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)officers and charged with inciting public violence as defined insection 187 and committing public violence in contravention of section36(1)(a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. During trial, prosecutors alleged that Ngadziore, who…

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Robert Mugabe A Victim Of His Own System- Chitando

Robert Mugabe A Victim Of His Own System- Chitando 6

Farai Dziva|Former President Robert Gabriel Mugabe is a victim of his own system, political analyst Jeffryson Chitando has said. In his congratulatory message to the former Zimbabwean leader, Chitando argued that Mugabe created a system he later failed to sustain due to advanced age. See Chitando’ s statement below:Gushungo turned 95 years yesterday.The whole day I was pondering if I would be able to say “Happy birthday Gushungo!” or not. Even to this point I feel very hard- pressed to congratulate the former President of Zanu PF and Zimbabwe. I…

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“No To Dialogue Without Chamisa”: Dr Noah Manyika

“No To Dialogue Without Chamisa”: Dr Noah Manyika 9

By Own Correspondent| Build Zimbabwe Alliance president Noah Manyika has vowed not to attend the dialogue meeting for Zimbabwean political parties initiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa if opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is not in attendance. The meeting slated for State House today (Friday) is the second one following the first one held last month which was snubbed by Chamisa. Manyika argued that dialogue without an independent convener and without Chamisa and the MDC Alliance will not meet the credibility test. Said Manyika: “I was invited to a second meeting at…

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We Will Not Be Involved In Monologue- Chamisa

We Will Not Be Involved In Monologue- Chamisa 11

Farai Dziva|MDC A president Nelson Chamisa will not take part in the second round of talks with Emmerson Mnangagwa set for Friday, February 22, a party spokesperson has said. Mnangagwa invited all losing presidential candidates in last year’s presidential polls for talks to come up with a framework for dialogue and Chamisa did not attend the first session of the talks. Mafume told a daily paper Chamisa will not participate in today’s dialogue. “We responded to that process and indicated that it did not meet the requirements for a dialogue.…

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Mthuli Ncube Commits 2 Percent Tax Towards Building Schools, Paying Teachers And Nurses

Mthuli Ncube Commits 2 Percent Tax Towards Building Schools, Paying Teachers And Nurses 14

Finance Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has announced the two percent tax deemed prohibitive by many will be used to build new schools, roads and making sure nurses, teachers and doctors are paid wages they deserve. Ncube said the new tax will also be used to improve the economy, boasting that shop shelves are full. Income from 2 % tax will also be used to rejuvenate and improve the new #Zimbabwe; building schools, roads and making sure our nurses, doctors and teachers receive the wages they deserve. Shelves in shops are…

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MDC National Council In Crunch Meeting

MDC National Council In Crunch Meeting 16

By Own Correspondent| The MDC national council is today in a crunch meeting to discuss the state of affairs in the party and the country’s crisis. Said Luke Tamborinyoka who is the MDC Director of Communications: The MDC national council, the party’s supreme-decision-making body between Congresses,is meeting today to discuss the health of the party and the crisis affecting ordinary Zimbabweans, among a host of other issues. Of concern to the party is the on-going onslaught against ordinary Zimbabweans, which has seen the arrest and harassment of innocent citizens, including…

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Zim Banks Begin Trading In US Dollars At $1 to RTGS$2.50 But….

Zim Banks Begin Trading In US Dollars At $1 to RTGS$2.50 But…. 18

Own Correspondent|Zimbabwe’s banks on Friday started trading a new currency with corporate clients and individuals, although interbank trading won’t begin until Monday, a banking source said. Zimbabwe’s central bank announced on Wednesday it would scrap the official 1:1 peg between its quasi-currency bond note and the U.S. dollar, launching a new currency known as RTGS dollars. The central bank began selling U.S. dollars to banks on Friday morning at a rate of 2.5 RTGS to the greenback according to sources. The rate is however being heavily resisted by individuals intending…

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“Mnangagwa Under Pressure To Reshuffle Cabinet”: Claims Report

“Mnangagwa Under Pressure To Reshuffle Cabinet”: Claims Report 20

By Own Correspondent| A report by a local publication has reported that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure from senior Zanu PF stalwarts to reshuffle his cabinet. The disgruntled officials are those believed to have fought in Mnangagwa’s corner in the race to succeed Mugabe. They now feel that they should have their day in the sun as the current cabinet has failed to deliver. Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said that he is not aware of an imminent cabinet reshuffle. He is quoted as saying: “Not that he would tell…

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Blackmarket Money Changers Not Sure Of Their Future

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Correspondent|Illegal foreign currency (forex) dealers were on tenterhooks yesterday as they weighed their options in the wake of new measures by the RBZ that seek to eradicate parallel market activities. This has set the stage for the RTGS dollar’s sharp devaluation on the official market. Parallel market rates remained stable yesterday following the decision by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr John Mangudya to liberalise the United States dollar exchange rate against Real Time Gross Settlement balances. The containment of the parallel market rate has been described by economic analysts…

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