Tough time for Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers

Tough time for Zimbabwe’s tobacco farmers 1

ZwNews.com As the tobacco selling season kicked off this past Wednesday, indications are spelling a dim picture for farmers who are not likely to get enough for their hard earned produce. The 2018/2019 tobacco selling season kicked off with the green leaf racking $4.60 per kilogramme. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has clarified that farmers will be paid 100% of the funds in Real Time Gross Settlement dollars, but have choice to have half the amount in US$. “Farmers have choice to purchase 50% of funds disbursed in foreign currency…

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Questions over Mnangagwa son’s source of wealth

Questions over Mnangagwa son’s source of wealth 3

Rich Dad, Rich Son, Emmerson Mnangagwa and son Jealousy Mawarire, spokesperson for former President Robert Mugabe has questioned the source of funds that Mnangagwa’s son Emmerson Jnr used to hire three helicopters  to assist in the wake of Cyclone Idai. Said Mawarire, “While donations are welcome, we also need to investigate the source of income. Where did this young man, whose peers  are unemployed, get the money to hire the helicopters.” “We have heard clamours for lifestyle audits on church leaders on account of alleged profligacy, isn’t there a case…

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Lies and deceptions anger citizens

Lies and deceptions anger citizens 5

…as the effects of cyclone Idai unfolds Zwnews.com Zimbabweans have described as lies and dishonesties government’s handling of issues following the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. People charge that there has been inconsistency in figures of people declared dead and the government efforts to find missing people and the provision of rescue services. This follows Presidential and Ministry of Information tweets that suggested that government was on top of the situation in the worst cyclone hits areas like Copa, Chikukwa, Ngangu and Chimanimani. Many have been outraged by the president’s messages…

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Dire transport situation in Harare as pseudo-Zupco dumps govt

Dire transport situation in Harare as pseudo-Zupco dumps govt 7

Commuters board lorries in Harare The transport situation in Harare is far from returning to normalcy after pseudo-Zupco buses contracted by government are fast dumping it alleging failure to comply with agreed terms, leaving thousands stranded in the city over the past three days. Passengers are being forced to board open trucks and lorries exposing them to the harsh weather conditions in the morning and after hours. The situation if not addressed will likely lead to another wave of price hikes as most commuter omnibus had reduced fees feeling the…

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Dire transport situation in Harare as pseudo-Zupco dumps govt

Dire transport situation in Harare as pseudo-Zupco dumps govt 9

Commuters board lorries in Harare The transport situation in Harare is far from returning to normalcy after pseudo-Zupco buses contracted by government are fast dumping it alleging failure to comply with agreed terms, leaving thousands stranded in the city over the past three days. Passengers are being forced to board open trucks and lorries exposing them to the harsh weather conditions in the morning and after hours. The situation if not addressed will likely lead to another wave of price hikes as most commuter omnibus had reduced fees feeling the…

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Cyclone ED: Helicopter airlifts sofas for Chiwenga, Mnangagwa..Pictures from Chimanimani

Cyclone ED: Helicopter airlifts sofas for Chiwenga, Mnangagwa..Pictures from Chimanimani 11

A picture of army personnel offloading sofas for use by President Emmerson Mnangagwa and VP Chiwenga in Chimanimani has caused a social media stir with people questioning the logic behind bringing luxury in a place where pupils spent three nights with dead bodies in a form 1 classroom. The Cyclone Ida victims were buried in wooden boxes and improvised coffins made from vegetable crates. St Charles Lwanga High School students who travelled to Marondera to bid farewell to one of theirs recounted how they spent three days with their colleagues’…

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An explosion killed people in Manicaland before Cyclone Idai struck

An explosion killed people in Manicaland before Cyclone Idai struck 18

ZwNews.com-The Zimbabwean government will soon embark on an investigation to find the cause of an explosion that caused landslides in Chimanimani and Chipinge just before the coming of Cyclone Idai. This was said by President Emmerson Mnangagwa today while addressing victims of the devastating cyclone in Manicaland……..This is a developing story …more to follow Share this: Source: ZW News

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Cyclone Idai: Community radios could have saved lives in Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai: Community radios could have saved lives in Zimbabwe 20

ZwNews.com The Media Institute of Southern Africa- Zimbabwe chapter  (MISA Zimbabwe) has implored the President Emmerson Mnangagwa led government to expedite the licensing of community radio stations (CRs) so as to widen sources of information to citizens during times of trouble like these (Cyclone Idai). MISA-Zimbabwe says in light of the recent and still unfolding dangers of Cyclone Idai localised radio stations could have played key role in relaying the disaster information, and give real-time weather updates that could have helped save lives. MISA-Zimbabwe seeks to promote free flow, access…

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Bev gets a beating from disappointed bouncer

Bev gets a beating from disappointed bouncer 22

Controversial erotic pole dancer Beverly Sibanda recently got a beating from a bouncer who felt insulted by her refusal to be escorted into a Peter Moyo show. Bev has since reported the matter to the police after she was vehemently assaulted by a bouncer only identified as Romeo who was manning the gate at Peter’s show. Here is what Bev had to say: “We arrived at the show with my group and he (Romeo) requested to escort me into the venue which I declined.“He then insulted me and I responded and…

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WATCH: Chimanimani man refuses to be rescued… chooses to guard bicycle wheelbarrow and waterpump

WATCH: Chimanimani man refuses to be rescued… chooses to guard bicycle wheelbarrow and waterpump 24

It is not only Noah who faced resistance from the people he wanted to save, even the Zimbabwe Republic Police sub-aqua unit got the surprise of their life when a marooned Chimanimani man refused to be rescued arguing that he should remain marooned guarding his bicycle,wheelbarrow and water pump. The sub-aqua unit which had risked life and limp to swim and rescue the Chimanimani man came back empty-handed and disappointed. See tweet video below The level of desperation: police sub-aqua unit swims to rescue a marooned man but he refuses to…

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