54 VID officers fired

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent— Fifty-four Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) officers have been fired for corruption, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo has said.The fired officers — Dr Gumbo said — were from Eastlea, Belvedere, Chitungwiza, Nyamapanda, Chinhoyi, Marondera, Victoria Falls, Kwekwe, Chirundu, Mutare, Kadoma and Chiredzi depots that issued 199 drivers’ licences to undeserving […]
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Zim, UK on cusp of breakthrough

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter— British Prime Minister Theresa May has been impressed by statements made by President Mnangagwa so far on economic and political reforms, which have sent important signals around the world about the country’s readiness for investment, an official has said.This was revealed by Prime Minister May’s special envoy to President Mnangagwa, who is…
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British PM sends envoy . . . Zim makes headway in re-engagement efforts

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa’s administration is making headway in taking Zimbabwe onto the global arena, with the President this week expected to receive a special envoy from British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss issues of mutual interest between the two countries. The discussions will touch on several economic issues, including Zimbabwe’s possible return…
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JUST IN: President Mnangagwa back from Ethiopia

Tobias Mudzingwa President Mnangagwa arrived back home this afternoon from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union General Assembly. The president was welcomed at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi and other senior Government officials. Before the AU summit, President Mnangagwa attended…
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UPDATED: Politburo acts on price hikes •Chiwenga to head ad-hoc committee on prices •Your days are numbered, ED warns saboteurs

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter— The Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday set up an ad-hoc committee to deal with wanton price increases for basic commodities in the past three months, with President Mnangagwa warning unscrupulous businesspeople that Government would deal with them severely.The ad-hoc committee is chaired by the revolutionary party’s Second Secretary and Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga…
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We’re black and poor, but we can write history!

A picture says a thousand words. Yesterday, we were confronted with pictures of an unwell Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition MDC-T or MDC Alliance. Mr Tsvangirai, who was diagnosed with colon cancer two years ago and has been battling the condition bravely, is not looking his healthiest. The many pictures that we saw on mainstream…
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50 000 more POS machines in 100 days

Africa Moyo Business Reporter Government is working on providing foreign currency for the acquisition of 50 000 new point of sale machines in the next 100 days as part of broadening the use of plastic money. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has set 100-day deliverables for line ministries, as he seeks to inculcate a new work ethic aimed at turning…
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EDITORIAL COMMENT: 2018: Year of fixing the economy

The past year saw some serious changes in Zimbabwe. It started in what had become the usual way, continuing indiscipline and modest economic decline with agriculture being the only bright spot and by September panic was creeping into society with the black market exploding and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange reacting to a widely-held belief that…
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Varsities urged to focus on economic research

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Reporter Institutions of higher and tertiary education must focus on offering programmes that respond to the economy and contribute towards its revival through research, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira has said. In his candid meeting with State universities’ vice chancellors in Harare yesterday, Prof Murwira said…
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