Govt blasts MDC ‘selfish ambitions’

Takunda Maodza News Editor— Government yesterday urged the MDC-Alliance not to give selfish political ambitions flight at the expense of the welfare of Zimbabweans who have invested their hope in President Emmerson Mnangagwa to revive the economy and uplift people’s lives.Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Major-General (Rtd) Dr Sibusiso Moyo said it was “staggering” that…
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We don’t fight personal wars: ZDF

Felex Share Senior Reporter— The Defence and Security Services yesterday warned the public against seeking the services of members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) to settle personal scores, taking advantage of the ongoing Operation Restore Legacy.Such acts, they said, were a violation of the law. Read More: EDITORIAL COMMENT: Custodians returning revolution to source ZNA…
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$1,5bn shot in the arm for Zim…. Afreximbank facility to help stabilise economy

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter— The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) yesterday announced a $1,5 billion economic stabilisation package for Zimbabwe that will go towards the revival of the productive sector to stimulate more exports.Afreximbank president and board of directors chairman Dr Okey Oramah said the bank was keen to support the stabilisation of the Zimbabwean economy by…
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Politburo heralds Zanu-PF congress

Felex Share Senior Reporter— ZANU-PF holds a Politburo meeting in Harare today, signalling the beginning of processes leading to Friday’s Extraordinary Congress. Today’s meeting will be followed by a Central Committee meeting tomorrow.Zanu-PF spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday said the revolutionary party was ready to roar and would emerge stronger after the Congress ahead of the…
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Govt interventions boost maize yields

Darlington Musarurwa Deputy News Editor Government interventions in agriculture through the Presidential Input Support Scheme and Command Agriculture managed to increase maize yields by 200 percent from 0,4 tonnes per hectare to 1,2 tonnes per hectare this year, a local report reveals. The Zimbabwe National Competitiveness Report (ZNCR) 2017 — the third such annual report, which…
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President reassigns permanent secretaries

Takunda Maodza News Editor President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appointed and reassigned permanent secretaries, following the setting up of a new Government and appointment of Cabinet ministers. The changes were announced by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda in a statement to The Herald. Mr George Charamba remains Secretary for Information, Media and…
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ZEC chair Makarau resigns

Takunda Maodza News Editor Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has resigned. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi confirmed the resignation yesterday, saying she did not give reasons for quitting. Zimbabwe holds harmonised elections next year and Justice Makarau was leading the process of coming up with a new voters’ roll. Said Minister Ziyambi:…
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LIVE BLOG: 2018 NATIONAL BUDGET

1521: A number of public officials continue to be engaged in the public service well beyond their retirement age. In this regard, from January 2018 Government will, through the Service Commissions, retire staff above the age of 65. The staff that retire will be assisted with access to capital, to facilitate their meaningful contribution towards…
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LIVE BLOG: OFFICIAL RENAMING OF KGVI TO JOSIAH MAGAMA TONGOGARA BARRACKS

UPDATES: Costa Mano; PHOTOGRAPHY: Wilson Kakurira; PICTURE EDITING: Joseph Murisi 1030: The official proceedings have ended here and that concludes our updates.  1023: President Mnangagwa is now being accompanied by Commander Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga to the Saluting Dais where he will take his last salute. 1020: Amai Tongogara is now on the podium and says…
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