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January 9, 2019 5:03 AM Govt suspends duty on commodities

Suspension of duty on selected commodities among them luxury and public service buses, ammonium nitrate fertilisers, fertilised eggs for hatching and powdered raw milk among other critical goods, came into effect on Wednesday last week, according to Government Gazette published on Friday. Some of the goods on the exemption list include raw wine all for approved 15

January 4, 2019 12:11 PM Delta reverses forex decision

Zimbabwe’s largest brewing company Delta Beverages, part owned by Anheuser-Busch Inbev, said it has abandoned a plan to only accept hard currency payments to cope with a crippling shortage of U.S. dollars, after the government intervened. Delta Beverages announced on Wednesday that it would only take payments in U.S. currency and would no longer accept 10

December 29, 2018 3:45 PM Mutodi rubbishes Chamisa-Ramaphosa talks

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services deputy minister Energy Mutodi has rubbished claims by Nelson Chamisa that he met with President Cyril Ramaphosa last week to seek help from SA to break Zimbabwe’s political and economic impasse. Mutodi said SA ambassador to Zimbabwe Mphakama Mbete had said he was not aware of any meeting Chamisa had with Ramaphosa 15

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 23, 2018 4:24 AM Andros Townsend wonder goal helps Crystal Palace stun Manchester City

Crystal Palace had what manager Roy Hodgson described as “one of those bonanza days” as they stunned Manchester City to leave Liverpool four points clear at the top of the Premier League. Andros Townsend smashed home a sublime 30-yard volley to help Palace cause the biggest shock of the campaign to date by claiming their first win at City for exactly 25

December 19, 2018 11:35 AM Don’t blame migrants for everything, Pope tells politicians

Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries’ problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies. The 82-year-old pope, who has made defense of migrants a plank of his papacy, made the comments in his message for the Catholic Church’s World 12

December 16, 2018 1:30 PM Nigerian military lifts Unicef ban after ‘spy’ row

Nigeria’s military has revoked its earlier decision to suspend activities of the UN children’s agency Unicef in the north-east of the country. The military said this came after “extensive deliberations” during emergency talks with Unicef officials. Earlier on Friday, the army had accused the agency of spying for Islamist militants in the restive region 9

December 13, 2018 6:09 PM Karo finalises exploration exercise

Karo Resources is finalising the resource exploration and quantification programme at its mining site for the $4,2 billion platinum investment as per promise to President Mnangagwa when the mining concern met him early last month. Over the past week, the miner had done over 4 000 kilometres at the Mhondoro-Ngezi mining site and will in the next few days round 11

December 11, 2018 5:45 PM Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua’s team are ‘begging’ for fight, says WBC champion

Anthony Joshua’s team are “begging” for a world heavyweight unification bout, says WBC champion Deontay Wilder. The WBC has since sanctioned a direct rematch after a “unanimous agreement” in a meeting of the board of governors. “They’re definitely begging now. His management have been trying to reach out to mine all of a sudden,” Wilder told Joe Rogan’s 8

December 10, 2018 7:46 AM Ex-soldier-turned MDC councillor dies

The Councillor for Ward 28 (Cowdray Park) in Bulawayo Hapson Nyasha Ncube (MDC) has died. Clr Ncube died yesterday morning at Mater Dei Hospital and the cause of death has not yet been established. Acting Bulawayo Mayor Clr Mlandu Ncube confirmed the death but said official communication about the funeral and burial will be made after the family and party 15