OPINION

MDC-Alliance spoiling for fight they can't win

THE threats to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) by Nelson Chamisa, leader of the MDC-Alliance are indeed unfortunate. They are a futile attempt by a player to influence the outcome of the elect...

By Lloyd Msipa | Published: 18 July 2018

OPINION

Of dark horses, spoilers and kingmakers

In last week's instalment, I analysed the chances of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC-T and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa's prospects in the July 30 presidential race.Today, I...

By Dumisani O Nkomo | Published: 05 July 2018

POLITICS

Minister's aide embroiled in Beatrice farm row

A Chitungwiza man has dragged a senior civil servant who works in the office of Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement Davison Marapira for allegedly settling on his Beatrice plo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 June 2018

POLITICS

Mohadi, Choeni rivalry boils over at funeral

THE political enmity between Zanu PF Matabeleland South provincial chairperson Rabelani Choeni and Vice-President Kembo Mohadi's estranged wife, Tambudzani, rose to new levels at the weekend with Choe...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 June 2018

POLITICS

Shiri's name soiled by fraudsters

The ministry of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement has launched a manhunt for fraudsters who are abusing the name of its principal officer, retired chief air marshal Perrance Shiri, to fleece d...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 June 2018

POLITICS

MDC-T plunges into turmoil

The MDC-T in Masvingo has been plunged deeper into turmoil over allegations of rampant imposition of candidates in the just-ended primary elections to choose the party's parliamentary and council cand...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 May 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Govt, cooking oil firms in talks

Oil processing companies are in negotiations with Government for them to buy soya beans at import parity price of $400 per tonne in a bid to maintain the price of cooking oil and other related product...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Command Broiler starts bearing fruit

Poultry farmers who benefited under the Government's Command Broiler Programme in Goromonzi have started delivering their birds to Kudu Creek Abattoir for processing.The birds are coming mostly from v...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 May 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Oil hits high

Oil prices hit a 3-1/2-year high on Tuesday, supported by tight supply and planned U.S. sanctions against Iran that are likely to restrict crude oil exports from one of the biggest producers in the Mi...

By Reuters | Published: 16 May 2018

MIDDLE EAST

Oil boils over $70 a barrel

US oil rose above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as traders braced for a re-imposition of US sanctions on Middle East crude producer Iran.Futures in New York and London jumped as ...

By Bloomberg | Published: 07 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimra foils $2m fraud

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has sent nine officials from its finance department on forced leave to pave way for investigations into an attempt to siphon nearly US$2 million from the tax man's fisca...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 May 2018

OPINION

Workers now toil under the jackboot

EXCITEMENT gripped Tapiwa Chitoro (a nurse but not his real name) when he graduated as a nurse 10 years ago. Just like the many colleagues he graduated with, he hoped to fully abide by the nurses' ple...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 May 2018

POLITICS

Mugabe allies vow to spoil the meal for Mnangagwa

Former president Robert Mugabe's allies have started coming out of their shells to challenge his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move that is likely to stoke tension between the two Zanu-PF gladiato...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Forex shortages weigh down oil expressers

THE cooking oil industry is operating at between 30% and 40% capacity, weighed down by the shortage of foreign currency to import key raw materials, an official has said.Oil Expressers Association of ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Cooking oil producers to cut import bill

Cooking oil producers are looking at reducing their import bill by 30% from the current US$300 million annually through imports substitution, businessdigest has learnt.This comes as the nation is suff...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 April 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zimbabwe imports soil from South Africa

ZIMBABWE is splashing millions of dollars importing soil for making bricks, a situation which further puts pressure on the country's dwindling foreign currency reserves, Confederation of Zimbabwe Indu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Harare toilet turned into restaurant

Harare City Council has sold one of its public toilets in the high-density suburb of Highfield to a private operator who has converted it into a restaurant.The development has left small to medium-siz...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa to commission Mutare's oil plant

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is today (Friday) expected to officially open cooking oil and soap production plant Willowton Zimbabwe situated in Mutare's Nyakamete industrial area.The company which ope...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 March 2018

POLITICS

Zanu-PF in turmoil

SHARP divisions have rocked war veterans and Zanu-PF top leadership in Mashonaland Central over the past few months, as a result of mistrust, NewsDay reported.So serious are divisions between the two ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 March 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Cooking oil imports drop 70%

The volume of cooking oil imports has dropped by more than 70 percent as local producers increase production thereby saving the nation of the much needed foreign currency.Recapitalisation of the local...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 February 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Oil producers finally fortifying products

THE country's cooking oil producers have all complied with Government's directive to fortify their products.Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ) president Mr Busisa Moyo confirmed that all oi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 February 2018

POLITICS

Tsvangirai's death fuels MDC-T turmoil

THE death of Morgan Tsvangirai, who succumbed to colon cancer in South Africa two days ago, has plunged Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC-T party into further turmoil, as one of the party's buccaneering ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 February 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

$5m spent on chewing gum, toilet paper

Zimbabwe imported non-essentials worth a whopping US$10 million in 2017, with toilet paper, chewing gum, dog and cat food topping the list.The overall January to November import bill was US$4,9 billio...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 January 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Cooking oil producers fail to meet demand

LOCAL cooking oil producers are being forced to manufacture about 60 percent of the country's requirement due to the shortage of foreign currency to import adequate soya beans.Oil Expressers Associat...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 December 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Oil producers complying with fortification order

Majority of oil producers have complied with Government's mandatory fortification programme to enrich oil with vitamins that are vital to the people's health, Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (O...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 December 2017
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