Mugabe: Food Aid Unnecessary, We Have Plenty Greens

Zimbabwe does not need any food aid at all “because the people are now eating a lot of greens,” President Robert Mugabe has said confirming previous reports that revealed Zimbabweans are now eating grass and cow dung for food. Mugabe was responding to state media concerns that since the introduction of the land reform program, farmers are now farming more tobacco than maize and other foods, a situation that annually causes the country to seek foreign food donations. He was asked by BBC journo Roy Agyemang: “A political editor from the Herald says the success of the land reform program should not be measured in terms of how much Food aid unnecessary … Mugabe tobacco is taken to the auction floors…We cannot continue to import food at a higher cost than we pay local farmers; its an embarrassing scandal.” Mugabe responded: “I know yes but ah, I don’t quite agree with him in total,” said Mugabe. Continue reading

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Land audit will weed out lazy farmers – Mavhaire

Zanu (PF) secretary for production and labour Dzikamai Mavhaire. Mavhaire, who is also the minister of power and energy development, said those found not to be using their pieces of land should lose them to people who were able to farm effectively and feed the nation. Continue reading

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Zambezi Gas starts coal mining

Business Reporter ZAMBEZI Gas will start marketing coal from its Entuba concession in Hwange in June, as it is expecting to start extracting the mineral after completing removal of the overburden material. The company’s chief executive officer, Mr Thomas Nherera, said mining operations started late last year with removal of the overburden while the extraction of coal was expected to commence next month. The firm’s 19 000 hectare concession has more than 200 million tonnes of coal reserves Continue reading

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Mwana Africa seeks coal to boost smelters

Fairness Moyana PAN African resources company Mwana Africa has shown interest in investing in local coal producers following reports that it intends to restart its platinum smelting plants in Bindura which have been down since 2009. Continue reading

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Mutuma signs for DeMbare

Returning Dynamos striker Rodreck Mutuma signed a one-year deal on Friday but that was a dummy for embattled coach Kalisto Pasuwa who cannot use him in tomorrow’s league tie against Bantu Rovers at Barbourfields. BY MICHAEL MADYIRA The striker is waiting for a reverse international transfer certificate (ITC) from the South Africa Football Association after cutting ties with Bloemfontein Celtic two weeks ago. Dynamos secretary general Webster Chikengezha confirmed the development. Continue reading

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Mutuma signs for DeMbare

Returning Dynamos striker Rodreck Mutuma signed a one-year deal on Friday but that was a dummy for embattled coach Kalisto Pasuwa who cannot use him in tomorrow’s league tie against Bantu Rovers at Barbourfields. BY MICHAEL MADYIRA The striker is waiting for a reverse international transfer certificate (ITC) from the South Africa Football Association after cutting ties with Bloemfontein Celtic two weeks ago Continue reading

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Diamond firms told of their fate

Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter Government has formally informed diamond companies in Marange that only one or two of them will be left to mine, after they failed to properly account for revenue realised from their operations. Continue reading

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Nikuv and the birth of an ugly political dispensation

Apr 24, 2014 Opinion 0 By William Muchayi   More often than not, history has proved that dictatorship thrives and feeds on the naivety and flaws of its victims, who, in most cases, appear drunk from opium, divided and lack a clear common purpose, a predicament that perpetuates their suffering to the delight of the oppressor.  William Muchayi Not only that, victims are gripped by a sheer sense of resignation, to the extent that religion fills that void  in their lives created  by deprivation which has its roots in dictatorship. But, surprisingly, they associate their fate with predestination  and not the dictator, hence the popularity of prosperity prophets in the impoverished diamond rich Southern African state of Zimbabwe at the height of her crisis and messages of divine intervention which fail to focus on the roots of the problems. Not to be outdone, those with a clearer grasp  of the genesis of their impoverishment are not in any better position , for, beside being divided and fighting from the same corner , few are even aware of what beat them on the  31 st of July last year when Mugabe woke up being proclaimed the winner of the disputed election Continue reading

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