Budget exposes deep fiscal crisis

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa’s US$4,1 billion 2015 national budget presented yesterday exposed a deep fiscal crisis gripping government amid shock revelations that government will spend 92% of revenues in recurrent expenditures, leaving a negligible 8% for capital projects and service delivery.

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Towards, beyond congress, Zim-Asset beckons

Noel Ngangira FOR some weeks now, the on-going factional dynamics which have culminated in a somewhat cleansing process in Zanu-PF has helped elevate the local news to “a must watch or read” item on many people’s to do lists.

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MUGABE OFFLOADS ANOTHER 4 700 GRADUATES ONTO THE JOBLESS MARKET

The Midlands State University Chancellor President Robert Mugabe has capped 4 719 graduands at a colourful ceremony held in Gweru on Friday.  Among them were 632 who graduated with masters degrees while four were conferred with doctor of philosophy degrees.46 percent of the graduands at the 13th MSU graduation ceremony were women. There were also students from the kingdom of Swaziland who graduated with various degrees. MSU Vice Chancellor Professor Ngwabi Bhebhe said the university will increase access to quality education that will in turn produce graduates who can pull the country forward.“We therefore relentlessly sought out entrepreneurship.

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MORE MUJURU ALLIES BOOTED OUT

Olivia Muchena and four other women’s league national executive members have been booted out on allegations of abuse of power and fanning factionalism. Dr Muchena, who was secretary for commissariat, together with secretary for legal affairs Cde Abigail Damasane and Cde Nyasha Chikwinya who is secretary for information were booted out after an executive meeting held at the party’s headquarters unanimously agreed they are guilty of abuse of office and fanning factionalism.All the members present appended their signatures. Also ousted were secretary for indigenisation Cde Albertina Bwititi and Cde Elizabeth Shongedza.Outgoing Secretary for Women’s Affairs Cde Oppah Muchinguri said the list will be forwarded to the National Disciplinary Committee which is chaired by Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo for onward transmission to the Politburo for final endorsement.Cde Shuvai Mahofa who is Secretary for Security in the Women’s League said the image of the wing has been tarnished by the ousted national executive members.

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Bid to stop Zanu PF congress

By Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – Some war veterans and youths sympathetic to embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru are apparently considering dragging President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF to court in a bid to stop the party’s forthcoming congress. Joice Mujuru and Emmerson Mnangagwa The mooted legal action is anchored on a litany of “unprocedural” amendments to the party’s constitution, the Daily News has been told.

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2 000 graduate at ZOU

Prof Primrose Kurasha Harare Bureau PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday capped nearly 2 000 students who graduated with various degrees from the Zimbabwe Open University (Zou). The graduates were from the faculties of Agriculture (77); Science and Technology (149); Commerce (496); Arts and Education (467) and Applied Social Sciences (574), as well as the Higher Degrees Directorate (15). Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Secretary Cde George Charamba’s wife, Rudo Gwata, graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Studies degree

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MUJURU DAUGHTER IN TRUCK SCANDAL

A Harare woman claims she has lost her truck in a botched deal which sucked in Rumbidzai, the daughter of Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru.The woman claims she has not received any joy from the police.  It is alleged that Rumbidzai fraudulently changed ownership and took possession of a truck belonging to Beauty Wadzanayi Chigumba. Efforts to recover her truck or receive payment for the truck imported through Plumtree Border Post last year are in vain

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