Rentals for farmers loom

Minister Mombeshora Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Reporter Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Dr Douglas Mombeshora has said Government will introduce land rentals for all resettled farmers to ensure maximum utilisation.

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FIRED MINISTER : WHY CONTINUE TO KICK ME?

AXED Energy and Power Development Deputy Minister Engineer Munacho Mutezo this week reacted angrily to allegations of corruption and siphoning of ZESA Holdings money levelled against him, saying his hands are clean and is not accountable to the media or the public. Engineer Mutezo, who on Wednesday called The Manica Post fuming, described reports in the media as “total lies and exaggerations of the truth”.

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Of raindrops, weevils, poisonous pesticide

By Cathy Buckle The first shower of rain finally fell on the hard, dusty ground in my neighbourhood. Some parts of the country had already received rain and our turn came after hours of crashing thunder and dazzling lightening

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White City tartan track to be scrapped

Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter WHITE City Stadium will have its tartan track scrapped after the contractor allegedly did a substandard job, Chronicle Sport has learnt. While local organizing committee officials expressed ignorance on the imminent scrapping of the tartan track, a regional athletics official confirmed that part of the tract will be scrapped and relaid. Highly placed athletics sources said only the 100m lane which was laid during a visit by the chief secretary in the office of the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda and five permanent secretaries, a few days before the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Under 20 Youth Games started was properly done

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Zim’s political, economic chaos

I HAVE often described watching the situation in Zimbabwe as like being an observer of a medieval clash between two armies in Europe a thousand years ago. The opposing forces gather on the hills overlooking an open valley and then move down to clash on the valley floor. Eddie Cross Observers on the hills cannot make out who is who or what is actually happening and what the outcome will be, but gradually it becomes apparent that one side is winning and in the end the victors hold the field while the defeated limp off the battlefield leaving their dead and wounded to the mercy of the victors

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Surprise the basis of Mugabe’s politics

JUST prior to the Zanu PF congress early this month, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe initiated her “meet-the-people” tour after being nominated as leader of the ruling party’s powerful Women’s League. Simukai Tinhu The tour took a dramatic turn when the Grace launched a scathing attack on the then vice-president, Joice Mujuru, causing some to conclude that the attack was part of a well-orchestrated conspiracy to discredit her ahead of the congress

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President promotes 32 officers

Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba confers the rank of Brigadier-General on Colonel Lazarus Gutu in Harare yesterday Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Reporter The Head of State and Government who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Mugabe yesterday promoted Colonel Lazarus Gutu to the rank of Brigadier-General, while eight Lieutenant Colonels were promoted to Colonels. President Mugabe also promoted 23 other officers from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel. The promotions were done in terms of section 15 (1) (b) of the Defence Act (Chapter 11:02)

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