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Chiwenga, doctors in crunch meeting

FEAR gripped government yesterday forcing discussions with striking junior doctors as well as consultants and senior health practitioners, who on Friday issued a 48-hour-ultimatum, NewsDay can reveal....

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

Mthuli Ncube must resign, demand teachers

THE Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) is calling on Zimbabweans, the employed and unemployed alike, to besiege Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's office on January 7, 2019 to demand h...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

OPINION

2018 did not inspire hope for 2019

Today marks the end of 2018 and what a dramatic year it has been. It started off full of promise and hope coming just six weeks after departure of former President Robert Mugabe.There was renewed hope...

By Tapiwa Gomo | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Bulawayo dam levels drop 5% in one month

WATER levels at Bulawayo's supply dams have declined by an average five percent since November. According to the latest Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) statistics on dam levels, the city's s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

Councillors demand $25 000 in allowances

A FORMER Gweru City councillor and a sitting one, have approached the High Court seeking an order directing the local authority to pay them a total of $25 000 in outstanding monthly sitting allowances...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

Zimbabwe army chopper in forced landing

An Alouette III helicopter carrying Secretary for Defence and War Veterans Mr Martin Rushwaya force-landed in Gutu on Saturday after developing a mechanical fault. No one was injured in the incident a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Bulawayo tourist arrivals increase

BULAWAYO registered a significant growth in its tourism industry this year riding on increased marketing by players in the sector and the Government. In an interview last week, a representative of the...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Miss Africa 2018's hair catches fire as she is crowned

Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde, won the Miss Africa 2018 beauty pageant, but her crowning moment didn't go as planned when her hair caught fire onstage. The annual pageant was held in Cross River State in...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Fuel shortage hits small-scale miners

THE Zimbabwe Miners' Federation (ZMF) says the prevailing fuel shortage has significantly crippled small-scale mining operations as most of its members use diesel. Zimbabwe has been experiencing fuel ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

'Selling fuel in forex not Government policy'

ENERGY and Power Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo says the selling of fuel in foreign currency by some dealers is not Government policy. Some licensed service stations have been reportedly selling ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

Chiwenga urges faith & patience in face of difficulties

GOVERNMENT is doing its best to bring about an economic turnaround and results will start showing in the coming few months, Acting President Constantino Chiwenga said yesterday. Addressing thousands o...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

High Court throws out Machaya application

Former Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Jason Machaya's bid to have his abuse of office charges dropped has flopped after the High Court threw out his application due to lack of merit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

No investors for Amaveni long-distance bus terminus

Kwekwe City Council is still failing to attract investors at the now defunct Amaveni Long Distance bus terminus as city fathers were still deciding what to do with the idle property, several years aft...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

TRANSPORT & TOURISM

Air Zimbabwe's 'Mbuya Nehanda' grounded for maintenance

Air Zimbabwe yesterday grounded Mbuya Nehanda, a Boeing 737-200ER, for mandatory maintenance expected to last over a month. The airline has largely been operating two serviceable aircraft and whenever...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

'Sanctions won't stop re-engagement'

Zimbabwe will continue pursuing dialogue to normalise relations globally in line with President Mnangagwa's approach of "engagement and re-engagement", Government spokesperson Mr Nick Mangwana said ye...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Corruption worsens fuel shortages

Unscrupulous fuel attendants and dealers have compounded a critical fuel supply situation that was caused by limited foreign currency reserves in the first place, investigations show. Fuel dealers and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimra starts forex tax collection

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has started collecting taxes, especially Value Added Tax (VAT) and Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) in foreign currency from companies that collect payments in that curren...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mthuli Ncube's 2% transaction tax starts bearing fruit

The two percent transaction tax initiated in October 2018 has started bearing positive results towards addressing the budget deficit.The budget deficit has been described by Finance and Economic Devel...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa purging Mugabe loyal CIO operatives

President Emmerson Mnanagagwa's government is purging senior Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives suspected of having links with former president Robert Mugabe as the Zanu-PF leader cont...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

OPINION

Chamisa desperate for Mnangagwa talks

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has described 2018 as very difficult following the death of the opposition party's founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai and a controversial election in July.Chamisa (NC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zimbabwe makes huge saving on energy

Zimbabwe's energy import bill has dropped to about $1,2 million monthly from at least $48 million as efforts to invest in local electricity generation to underpin the envisaged economic growth begin t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

United Refineries gets export permit

ONE of the country's leading cooking oil and soap manufacturers, United Refineries Limited (URL) will resume cooking oil exports to Namibia soon as it forges ahead to grow its foreign currency coffers...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

11 000 passports left uncollected at Registry

MORE than 11 000 passports have not been claimed with some even expiring before they are collected by their owners, an official has said.The Registrar-General, Mr Clemence Masango, said the department...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

POLITICS

Mthuli Nube's hefty traffic fines start

Errant and negligent motorists who flagrantly disregard road rules will have to contend with hefty traffic penalties when the new standard scale of fines, which prescribe a maximum penalty of $700 and...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Electronic transactions usage in remote areas surges

THE use of mobile and Internet-based transactions in remote areas has been on an upward trajectory with the generality of the country's populace embracing modern modes of payment.A snap survey in most...

By Staff reporter | Published: 30 December 2018
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