Chinamasa rejects “eat what you kill” concept

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa says he is against the concept of “eat what you kill” because the country is not killing enough for itself. The concept of eat what you kill was popularised by former Finance Minister Tendai Biti during the time of the inclusive government. According to Biti, the concept was about living within the country’s means as …

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Mnangagwa can’t win without army help: Kagoro

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Lawyer and political commentator Brian Kagoro says President Emmerson Mnangagwa cannot win the impending 2018 elections without the aid of the military adding that the opposition only need to focus on fundamentals. Zanu PF is currently fractured by factionalism which saw former President Robert Mugabe being removed from power by the military in a bloodless coup. The military invention was targeted at …

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Soldiers to remove Harare vendors

By Wisdom Mumera Local Government Ministry and City of Harare have appealed to the country’s uniformed forces, police and shop owners to combine forces in a fresh bid to remove vendors from the streets. Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) is awash with vendors selling various wares that range from vegetables to clothing among others from street pavements while others have resorted to sell from their …

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Soldiers to remove Harare vendors

By Wisdom Mumera Local Government Ministry and City of Harare have appealed to the country’s uniformed forces, police and shop owners to combine forces in a fresh bid to remove vendors from the streets. Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) is awash with vendors selling various wares that range from vegetables to clothing among others from street pavements while others have resorted to sell from their …

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Malaba spurs hope for diaspora vote

By Wisdom Mumera  Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) says it has received the go ahead from Chief Justice Luke Malaba to file an application to the Constitutional Court with regards to diasporans right to vote. It is largely believed that there are about three million Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, mainly in South Africa, United Kingdom and Australia among many others. These Zimbabweans have …

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G40 MPs expelled from Parliament

 By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF has expelled about 10 legislators allegedly aligned to the G40 faction from Parliament with effect from 10 January 2018. The legislators who had already been fired from the party during the Special Congress held in December last year had continued coming to Parliament because Zanu PF had not notified the Speaker of their expulsion as required by Section 129 (1) …

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Cornered Chinamasa awards Parliament US$80m

By Daniel Chigundu Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa finally agreed to increase budget allocation to Parliament of Zimbabwe from the initial US$57 million to about US$80 million. Parliamentarians had wanted about US$98 million which they say is required to help effectively discharge their oversight and legislative roles. In 2017 and the previous years, Parliamentary committees had to rely on development partners for them …

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Bennet, wife Heather dies in helicopter crash

By Staff Reporter Politician and former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) legislator for Chimanimani constituency Roy Leslie Bennett who was affectionately known as Pachedu meaning (Between us) has died. According to news filtering through social media, Bennet and his wife Heather Bennett were confirmed to have been tragically killed in a helicopter crash in Canada, North America on Thursday. MDC-T vice president and Kuwadzana East legislator …

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Mpofu must answer for missing US$15billion

By Daniel Chigundu Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi says Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu must first go through due process on the missing US$15 billion diamond revenue before he can be allowed to hold a cabinet post. Former President Robert Mugabe revealed that Zimbabwe had lost about US$15 billion due to illicit deals in the diamond mining sector. The alleged illicit deals occurred during the time …

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US$500m boost for health sector

By Wisdom Mumera  Global Fund has extended a US$500 million grant to the government of Zimbabwe for the HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria programs. The grant whose programs will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC, UNDP and the National Aids Council (NAC) comes at a time when Parliamentarians are threatening to sabotage the country’s 2018 budget if the health sector is …

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