Presidential garden flourishes in Mat South village

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter FOR the first time in their lives, villagers in Jinjika village in Mangwe District, Matabeleland South, have opened bank accounts to receive payments for their efforts at Sekusile-Makorokoro Nutrition Garden, a project falling under the Presidential Rural Development Scheme. On December 15 last year, President Mnangagwa launched the Presidential Rural Development […] …
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Chevrons crumble to 70 all out

Sri Lanka 254 for 9 (Nissanka 55, Asalanka 52, Ngarava 2-46) beat Zimbabwe 70 (Kaitano 19, Vandersay 4-10) by 184 runs Sri Lanka’s bowlers ran rampant in the early overs of Zimbabwe’s chase reducing the opposition to 20 for 3, then 31 for 5, and eventually 70 all out, decimating their hopes of chasing down […] …
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A sweet, juicy deal for our farmers

The local citrus growing sector got the shot it needed when the Government struck an agreement with China for the export of fruits to the Asian giant. This had been in the works since 2015 when Zimbabwe approached China seeking a market for Shashi Citrus smallholder farmers’ produce. After Zimbabwe’s approach, China requested for pest […] …
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Local drug manufacturers in funding crisis

TENDAI MAKARIPE LOCAL drug manufacturers are grappling with acute funding challenges which have triggered a failure to expand the medicines basket which now poses a serious threat to the country’s public health system. Drugs being produced in the country fall short of the 438 medicines listed on Zimbabwe’s Essential Medicines List (EML). Essential medicines are […]
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Ndebele chief challenges SA on Zim crisis

SILAS NKALA United-Kingdom-based former Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni has challenged South Africa to intervene in the Zimbabwean political crisis as sporadic xenophobic attacks start simmering again, the Zimbabwe Independent can report. The traditional leader argues that the unresolved political crisis in Zimbabwe has culminated in a massive influx of Zimbabweans into South Africa hence the continued xenophobic […]
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Zanu PF sidelines relocated villagers from Pfumvudza

KENNETH MATIMAIRE Zanu PF is reportedly sidelining Marange villagers resettled at Arda Transau Relocation Area from benefiting from the Pfumvudza government-funded agricultural inputs programme, the Zimbabwe Independent can report. The Pfumvudza programme was adopted by the government as a measure to address the problems of low productivity and profitability of farming which continue to negatively affect the […]
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Homelink loses loan appeal

TINASHE KAIRIZA MONEYLENDER Homelink (Private) Limited has lost a Supreme Court appeal where it sought to compel a Zimbabwean living abroad, Clever Maputseni, to repay a US$450 000 (ZW$48 million) loan advanced to him in 2018 strictly in United States dollars. The bulk of the loan, though expressed in US dollars, was disbursed in the […]
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Banks baulk at RBZ capitalisation demands

TINASHE MAKICHI LOCAL banks have raised concerns over capitalisation demands by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) compelling the financial institutions and deposit-taking micro-finance firms to meet their targets on a cash-to-near-cash basis. According to international benchmarks, capital requirements are regulatory standards for banks that determine how much liquid capital (easily sold assets) they must […]
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