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January 14, 2019 10:25 AM Patrick Zhuwao: Open Letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa…. You are being thrown under the bus.. Accept it quietly

This open letter to you, Dambudzo Emmerson Mnangagwa, is to advise you to accept that the nation comes first and that you need to realise that your colleagues are throwing you under the bus because they are embarrassed by how your ineptitude is increasing the people’s suffering. I outline salient features of how those who refer to themselves as “vene vacho 6

January 10, 2019 5:49 AM Mugabe loses US$150 000 cash

Former president Robert Mugabe lost US$150 000 cash to employees at his rural home in Zvimba. The employees, who included his relatives, reportedly stole a briefcase which contained the money as they were doing household chores between December 1 last year and January 5 this year. The suspects — Constancia Mugabe (50), Johanne Mapurisa (50) and Saymore 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 14

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 9

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 13

December 28, 2018 5:37 PM Harare budgets $52m for roads

Harare City Council (HCC) has set aside a budget of over $50 million to repair the capital city’s dilapidated and pot hole-infested roads with effect from January 2019. Harare mayor Hebert Gomba said the road rehabilitation programme is set to start early January as the council is targeting to repair 10 roads per ward around Harare’s suburbs and Central 16

December 16, 2018 3:40 PM Chitando invites De Beers, Vast Resources to explore diamonds

De Beers and Vast Resources will be allowed to explore for diamonds in Zimbabwe, which would make them the first listed companies to mine there in that sector for two years, Mining minister Winston Chitando said. A spokesman for De Beers, an Anglo American unit, said in an email it was not mining in Zimbabwe and did not intend to. Vast Resources said it could 11

December 15, 2018 7:07 AM Chikore’s trial in false start

The trial of former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore, on charges of unlawfully detaining an employee, which was supposed to commence yesterday, has been postponed to January 24. The State stated that they needed more time to prepare their case and that they will be ready on the said date. Prosecuting, Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged 13

December 6, 2018 3:27 AM Two job-seekers die after road run

Two male job-seekers died on admission to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals yesterday after suffering health complications during a road run recruitment exercise conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. “It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce that during the recruitment 15

November 30, 2018 3:23 PM Buy Mnangagwa private jet: Biti

Zimbabwe must consider buying President Emmerson Mnangagwa a jet since the cost of his foreign trips on chartered planes was too high as compared to his predecessor Robert Mugabe, former Finance minister Tendai Biti said. “Why do we have to hire a jet for $2 million to $3 million from Switzerland whenever anyone travels?” Biti questioned at an Institute 11