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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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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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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WINDS OF CHANGE . . . Philip Chiyangwa, Omega Sibanda sensationally booted out as ZIFA bosses

By Tadious Manyepo Felton Kamambo is the new ZIFA president after he sensationally beat incumbent Philip Chiyangwa in the national football association’s elections held in Harare yesterday. DOWN AND OUT . . . A distraught Philip Chiyangwa (left) and Omega Sibanda show their disappointment after they were ousted as ZIFA bosses during yesterday’s elections in Harare. – Picture by Lee Maidza Constitutionally, the winner was supposed to garner at least two thirds of the vote but after amassing 35 to Chiyangwa’s 24, the latter withdrew his candidature just before a…

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11 people killed as kombis collide

By Tendai Rupapa and Talent Chimutambgi ELEVEN people died on spot and several others were seriously injured yesterday when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway, marking a bloody start to the festive season which runs from December 15 to January 15, 2019. ELEVEN people died on spot and several others were seriously injured yesterday when two commuter omnibuses collided head-on along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway The accident occurred at the 49km peg late in the afternoon. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident last night.…

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Woman seeks court order against abusive neighbour

By Gibson Mhaka Most people say “you cannot steal a person from someone else” but the advice seems to have no meaning for a Bulawayo woman who harassed her married neighbour accusing her of “stealing” her husband. Melfina Mpofu Melfina Mpofu is reported to have rained abuse on Caroline Nyawu after she suspected that she was going out with her husband. As if the abuse was not enough, Nyawu claimed Mpofu threatened to kill her and as a result, last week she approached the civil court seeking a peace order…

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Cheated woman cries in court

By Gibson Mhaka In a protest like fashion, a Bulawayo woman caused drama in court when she allegedly “cried” while threatening to divorce her husband for allegedly sleeping around with several women without protection. Cathrine Mhiyangwa and husband Health Mutashu Cathrine Mhiyangwa gave a heartbreaking account of betrayal at the hands of her husband Health Mutashu saying he was a “serial womaniser”. She said Mutashu was going around impregnating several women before he forced her to take care of those children sired out of the union. She tearfully claimed her…

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Goat thief beaten to death

By Nhlalwenhle Ncube Punishment for a troublesome thief turned nasty after he was beaten to death by villagers accusing him of stealing a goat. GOATS Unfortunately from the mob, only one villager was identified and was arrested on a murder charge. Nyamafisa Juda (54) will live to curse the day he kicked the now deceased Mose Ngwenya as all the blame is coming to him. Villagers from Takarangana Village in Mberengwa teamed up to mete instant justice on Ngwenya whom they accused of stealing goats. It is reported that Juda…

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