Govt stake in Hwange is my donation: Van Hoogstraten

By Daniel Chigundu Diversified business tycoon Nicholas Van Hoogstraten says he is surprised at how government ended up owning 40 percent shares in Hwange Colliery yet he had donated the shares to the people of Zimbabwe. The government of Zimbabwe is reportedly the current biggest shareholder in the troubled mining company (Hwange) at 40 percent …

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Hwange Colliery captured by a cartel

By Daniel Chigundu Hwange Colliery Company board has told Parliament that the mine is being run by a cartel which involves management, suppliers and some stakeholders who have defrauded it big time. Despite producing coal and its by-products Hwange has been failing to sustain its operations and has failed to pay its workers for more …

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All eyes on the Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and Thematic meetings begin this week, all eyes will be on the Mines and Mining Development Committee which stole the limelight in the 8th Parliament. The committee which was arguably the best performing by any stretch or standard of measure already has the Mines Bill on its plate. …

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All eyes on the Mines Committee

By Daniel Chigundu As Parliamentary Portfolio Committee and Thematic meetings begin this week, all eyes will be on the Mines and Mining Development Committee which stole the limelight in the 8th Parliament. The committee which was arguably the best performing by any stretch or standard of measure already has the Mines Bill on its plate. …

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Missing US$15 billion: Parly summons Mohadi

By Daniel Chigundu Mines and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has summoned Vice President Kembo Mohadi to appear before it on the 9th of April to give evidence on the alleged missing US$15 billion diamond revenue. According to former President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe lost about US$15 billion in diamond revenue through illicit deals and smuggling at Chiadzwa in Marange. Vice President Mohadi was Minister of Home …

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Fighting Corruption: ZACC attributes ineffectiveness to weak laws

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) says it is not able to effectively carry out its anti-corruption mandate due to weak and inconsistent laws. Since its formation in 2013, ZACC has not done anything meaningful despite being funded through public funds every year, a development which has seen it being unpopular with many Zimbabweans who are pissed by went-away corruption which has eroded …

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Is Shumba extorting companies?

By Daniel Chigundu OUTSPOKEN Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has told the National Assembly that Mines and Energy Committee chairperson Daniel Shumba is demanding money from companies so that they won’t appear before his portfolio committee. Raising a point of order in the National Assembly, Honourable Mliswa said he has evidence to show that Honourable Shumba has extortionist tendencies and must be reigned on. “…He (Shumba) …

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Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War

By Watmore Makokoba Worsening economic conditions culminating into high levels of poverty, unemployment and stiff competition for resources are the main causes of the recent deadly clashes that have claimed lives at Sabi gold mining community in Zvishavane, a human rights and community watch organisation warned. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged the Ministry of Mines and mining Development to look into the issue …

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