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  • MDC-T

    December 20, 2013 4:57 PM 79

    in Business, News / on December 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm / The main opposition MDC-T party on Friday hammered the 2014 national budget presented by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa arguing it will have a negative impact on the ordinary person “as it does not have measures in place to fund critical sectors that will improve the economy and the people’s livelihoods

  • Mugabe urges authorities to exercise care in investment

    December 19, 2013 4:53 PM 62

    Wednesday 18 December 2013 06:05 When large diamond deposits were discovered in the country six years ago, during the economic recession in part due to western capital flight, the diamonds were touted as the beginning of Zimbabwe's economic turnaround. Lucrative concessions, handed out to the international investors, have produced billions of dollars’

  • Zimbabwe is too dear to be left to Mugabe alone

    December 19, 2013 6:42 AM 70

    in Opinion / on December 19, 2013 at 6:34 am / It is not the first time I have spoken, rather written, about Zimbabwe being too dear to be left to Robert Mugabe alone. It isn’t Mugabe per se but anybody who behaves just like him. It definitely won’t be the last time I am writing about this. I will keep speaking my mind regardless of whatever consequence

  • Gumbura’s videos played in court

    December 19, 2013 6:12 AM 84

    in Bizarre, Crimes & Courts, News / on December 19, 2013 at 5:57 am / Videos played in court yesterday allegedly showed pastor Robert Martin Gumbura, the leader of RMG Independent End Time Message, insulting and threatening church members who rebelled against him with death and other misfortunes. In one of the videos, Gumbura claimed that he owned all the women

  • Bishop Kunonga grabs Anglican parish

    December 18, 2013 6:30 PM 82

    in Local News, News / on December 18, 2013 at 6:19 pm / Ex-communicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga has reportedly grabbed back the Anglican Church’s St Luke’s Bvumbura parish in Chikomba District. Last week Kunonga’s loyalists forced out parishioners with the help of local traditional leaders, ZANU PF politicians and government officials. A Wednesday Daily

  • Biti

    December 17, 2013 11:35 PM 177

    FORMER finance minister, Tendai Biti has said the 2014 budget to be presented on Thursday will be “fictitious” as the government does not have the funds to back it up. Addressing journalists on Tuesday, Biti condemned government for moving away from the cash budget which the former government of national unity used to a deficit one. “In the era of cash budgeting

  • Broke Zim Parliament shuts down during 2014 budget debate

    December 17, 2013 4:28 PM 66

    Zimbabwean assemblies are currently facing unpaid hotel bills of USD 750 000 as well as various unpaid travel and expenses allowances for MPs. The perennially cash-strapped Zimbabwean government has fallen short of money at a critical point of the year – the immediate eve of the passing of Zimbabwe’s annual budget. This means that both houses of Parliament

  • Radio Netherlands Worldwide

    December 17, 2013 3:49 PM 62

    In Zimbabwe, the ZANU PF government has moved ahead with its controversial plans to ‘indigenise’ all foreign-owned businesses, with reports that a ‘confusing’ seven-page notification has been circulated to many of the companies that will be affected. The Zimbabwean government of President Robert Mugabe has sent foreign-owned business in the country a document

  • Between Mandela and Mugabe

    December 17, 2013 10:28 AM 64

    in Opinion / on December 17, 2013 at 3:11 am / I can only imagine how the Zimbabwean president, Mr Robert Mugabe, would feel with the tributes that poured in during the burial of the former South African president, Nelson Mandela. While Mandela was fighting to end white domination in South Africa, Mugabe was doing the same in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia

  • Omalayitshas double as ‘road nannies’

    December 17, 2013 5:59 AM 79

    ON Monday, as on most days, Robert was driving his minibus between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, slowly eating up the nearly 900 km between the two cities. With his right hand, he cranks the gears. And with his left, he drips thin Nestlé milk into an infant’s mouth. Christmas is close by and as well as working as a cross-border