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January 10, 2019 1:29 PM ‘Mnangagwa trip a dictatorship refresher course’

Mnangagwa is taking a trip to four countries all under the rule of stinking dictatorships. He has always been maintaining relationships with countries like Belarus where autocracy reigns supreme. His trip to these countries therefore comes not as a surprise to us in the MDC. It is a bid to take a refresher course for totalitarian, autocratic and fascist 15

January 7, 2019 1:28 PM Foreign satellite service providers to pay tax

The cash-strapped government has amended the Finance Bill to enable it to tax foreign satellite service providers such as Multichoice. Parliament has acceded to the amendment of Section 14 of the Income Tax Act so that fees and charges that are paid to foreign satellite service providers are deemed as income sourced from Zimbabwe for the purposes of taxation 15

January 6, 2019 4:48 PM Poor funding stymies digital TV switch

Meagre budget allocations are delaying Zimbabwe’s switch to digital television from the traditional analogue signals. Settlement Chikwinya, the acting chairperson of the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Information, Publicity and Media Services said there was a shortfall of about $62 million in the ministry’s bid of $100 million for the completion 12

January 5, 2019 3:52 AM Tormented man surrenders snake to cops

Police officers at Esigodini police station were left shell shocked when a man brought his snake in a bid to dump it there. A man from Habane Township left tongues wagging after a fruitless plea with the police to take the snake which was dangling from his neck. B-Metro is in possession of a video in which the man tries several times to abandon the snake 12

January 1, 2019 1:51 AM Tax exemption for Chinese company

Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube said government will refund and exempt China Jiangsu International from Value added Tax (Vat) and income tax dating back to 2012. China Jiangsu international, a Chinese company, completed the upgrading of Victoria Falls International Airport in 2016. The Chinese company consequently won another bid to remodel 15

December 29, 2018 12:08 PM Stroll with neighbours wife earns man a hiding

Man from Bulawayo was taught a fast lesson not to walk suspiciously long distances with married women. Nkosilathi Zulu of Pelandaba suburb did not take it lightly when he spotted his neighbour Mendiatta Sibanda strolling with his wife. At first he waited just to see how far Sibanda intended to accompany his wife and when Sibanda trekked further than 100 metres 13

December 28, 2018 4:52 PM Delta appoints new non-executive directors

Delta Board of directors has appointed three new non-executive directors to join the panel. In a statement, Delta chairperson Caanan Dube said Ema Fundira, Lucia Swartz and Richard Rivett-Carnac are the new non-executive directors who will effectively commence work from January 1, 2018. This also comes after Delta’s Africa Zone president resigned while 10

December 28, 2018 11:57 AM NSSA loses $31m in housing tender scam

The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) lost over $31 million following a housing tender scam by its employees last year, a Harare court heard yesterday. Elizabeth Chitiga, a former NSSA general manager, appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts charged with abuse of office, and magistrate Mrs Victoria Mashamba granted her $1 000 bail. Prosecuting 6

December 27, 2018 1:55 AM Fugitive cop arrested – Nehanda Radio

A Chinhoyi-based police sergeant has been arrested after going on the run for allegedly stealing $90 000. The money was supposed to be paid to police officers who participated in the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) programme sometime last year. However, Lameck Karombo allegedly transferred the money into his personal account before fleeing. He was arrested 8

December 13, 2018 5:00 PM Poor health grounds Ninja Lipsy

Zimdancehall chanter Tendazvaitwa Chitimbe, popularly known as Ninja Lipsy, has staged only three concerts this year due to poor health. Lipsy is battling hemiplegia, sometimes called hemiparesis, which is a condition that affects one side of the body. Lipsy, who is also epileptic, described 2018 as one of the most unsuccessful years in her career 11