Army should be part of the dialogue says Chamisa

By Marshall Bwanya MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says the country’s military must be included in the political dialogue as a way of addressing concerns and allaying their fears. The military which ousted former President Robert Mugabe through Operation Restore Legacy in November 2017 is believed to be holding the most important key to the country’s …

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Non-Performing MDC MPs Face Axe

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to weed out non-performing Members of Parliament in a bid to groom leaders that are pro-people. This emerged at a meeting in Mbare where scores of party supporters gathered to listen to Chamisa’s State of the Nation (SONA) and 2020 Agenda address. “We are …

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You are not an arm of government, Ziyambi tells POLAD

By Staff Reporter Justice, legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi says political parties that are taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) should not think they are an arm of government that deserves to be consulted on policy issues. The statement comes on the back of complaints by some members of POLAD who …

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Child rights activist blasts uncaring Govt over child marriages

By Staff Reporter Child rights activist Loveness Mudzuru has castigated the government for delaying with laws that will end child marriages adding that laws that deal with power are treated on an urgent basis. Child marriages have been on a rise in the country despite being banned by the Constitutional court a few ago which …

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Govt allows Zesa to charge exporters in forex

By Joel Mandaza ZESA`s proposal to charge exporters in foreign currency has finally been granted as Government has adopted the idea into law through a statutory instrument. The power utility which has been facing liquidity challenges has been pushing to access hard currency through tariffs as the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe forex distribution system is …

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Mthuli agrees to set aside equipment budget for defence in forex

By Staff Reporter Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has agreed with Parliament to set part of the defence budget in foreign currency adding that the call is genuine. Legislators argued that since Air Force of Zimbabwe requires various materials and equipment which are not manufactured in the country there was a need to set part of …

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Guvamatanga was in SA looking for material for police uniforms

By Staff Reporter Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development George Guvamatanga was recently in South Africa looking for material to make police uniforms. This was revealed by Minister Mthuli Ncube in the National Assembly during the 2020 National Budget where some legislators have been calling for improved conditions of service for …

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Legislator urges Mthuli to maintain 2% tax

By Staff Reporter Shamva South legislator Bramwell Bushu (Zanu PF) has called on Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube to maintain the unpopular 2% tax arguing that the government needs the money to finance its activities. Speaking in the National Assembly during the Finance Bill Budget Debate, Honourable Bushu said the government has been …

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Show us the money, then we licence you says BAZ

By Joel Mandaza The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) says it will only issue community radio licenses to those who show the financial capacity to run the stations. This comes on the back of increased calls for the government to license community-based radio stations since the appointment of the new BAZ board this year. Speaking …

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