ZCTU threatens ‘mass action’ over Zimbabwe dollar return

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HARARE – The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Tuesday threatened protests over the government’s decision to ban the use of foreign currencies and make the interim currency the sole legal tender. “If the government does not reverse this ruinous policy immediately and announce U.S. dollar salary payments, we will immediately mobilise workers for mass action,” ZCTU president Peter Mutasa told a news conference. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government said the move on Monday to abandon a multi-currency system was an important step towards removing economic imbalances. But many Zimbabweans…

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ZANU PF Politburo Members In Verbal War Over Corruption Allegations

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ZANU PF politburo members have exchanged words on social media over corruption allegations. Deputy Secretary for the Youth League, Lewis Matutu, was the first to strike accusing Gokwe Nembudziya legislator, Justice Mayor Wadyajena of planning to sabotage the planned fight against corruption. Posting on microblogging site, Twitter, Matutu said: We’re aware of what @JusticeMayorW and team are planning to sabotage our anti corruption campaign, we’re ready for all of you Wadyajena who recently imported a Lamborghini responded saying that Matutu must also answer to corruption allegations raised against him. He…

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“This Is Their Sarajevo”- Biti Weighs In On The Multi Currency System Ban

“This Is Their Sarajevo”- Biti Weighs In On The Multi Currency System Ban 14

Former Finance minister Advocate Tendai Biti has weighed in on the multi-currency system ban that was imposed by SI142/19 yesterday. Calling it the Sarajevo incident, an incident in history that directly led to the first world war,  Biti said the current administration has outlived its usefulness. Writing on his twitter the MDC VP said: Years after Emmerson & his lot are gone SI 142 of 2019 will be remembered as the turning point.Their Sarajevo.That moment it became clear even to the most ardent,that they had outlived their usefulness.That they had…

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Zanu PF Youth League names and shames corrupt kingpins

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By Joseph Madzimure The Zanu-PF Youth League yesterday audaciously named individuals, private sector executives and party bigwigs it claimed were corrupt. Zanu PF Youth League deputy secretary Lewis Matutu Addressing a Press conference at Zanu-PF Headquarters in Harare yesterday, the Youth League’s deputy secretary Lewis Matutu said those exposed in the “naming and shaming” should clear their names, threatening to bar named party officials from the ruling party’s headquarters in Harare. “All the party members fingered in the corruption should do the honourable thing and not report for work tomorrow…

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A Year Later, White City Bombing Still Under Investigation

A Year Later, White City Bombing Still Under Investigation 17

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi yesterday revealed that investigations into the White City Stadium bombing were still ongoing. Sunday marked a year after President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped that assassination attempt at a Zanu PF rally at White City Stadium. The incident occurred on June 23 last year and claimed lives of two security aides while scores of Zanu PF supporters and top government officials were injured. Speaking to the Daily News, Nyathi said: That case is under investigation and there is a team that is in Bulawayo working…

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“The Party Has Solutions & I Will Tell You Why I Say So,” ZANU PF Youth Leader

“The Party Has Solutions & I Will Tell You Why I Say So,” ZANU PF Youth Leader 19

Zanu PF politburo member and Deputy Secretary for the Youth League Lewis Matutu has claimed that the ruling party has solutions to the current crises. Matutu made headlines recently over a list of ‘corrupt’ government and party bigwigs which he announced yesterday evening. The people on the list were being accused of choking president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to fight ills such as power deficit, fuel shortages, shortage of medicines and inflation. Speaking to News Day reporter, Blessed Mhlanga (ND), Matutu said that the government is working towards returning the economy…

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MDC To Retrench Scores Of Employees

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The MDC has confirmed earlier reports that it intended to lay off some of its workers in order to have a leaner staff compliment. Party deputy spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka told Newsday that the party has over 100 workers and the planned retrenchment is in compliance with the law. He said: The party is going for a leaner staff complement and the party has offered a package for those who want to leave voluntarily. The party has got over 100 employees and because of the present economic situation, which has been…

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Chamisa Reportedly Fired 145 Party Employees

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The Herald has reported that the leader of the opposition MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa has fired 145 party employees. The publication further reports that the dismissed workers were recruited by the party’s founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The state-owned paper also reports that the move was motivated by divisions that have grounded the party. It is believed that the workers in question served in the offices of Tsvangirayi and former Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora. This comes at a time when Chamisa appointed his national executive committee members last week. Sources to…

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Chamisa warns Zimbabwe’s ‘ambush currency measures’ will end in failure

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HARARE – Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa accused the government of passing “ambush currency measures” on Monday after the government called time on a 10-year multi-currency regime and announced the return of the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said the measure, announced in a surprise government gazette, was taken to stop the market from dollarising. But Chamisa says the new measures will only end in grief without public confidence in a Zimbabwean currency. “Guerilla economics and ambush currency measures are ill-advised, destructive…

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