Chamisa cements power

A MONTH after out-manoeuvring his MDC competitors at the party's Gweru congress, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, pictured, yesterday moved to consolidate his power - demoting some of the party's sta...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2019


Mnangagwa's political dialogue not a power sharing deal

Government says national political dialogue recently launched by President Mnangagwa was not a power sharing negotiation or an initiative towards the creation of Government of National Unity (GNU) but...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2019


Mnangagwa consolidates power, boots out Chiwenga ally

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday tweaked his political bureau by axing Zanu-PF national commissar Engelbert Rugeje and replacing him with a trusted lieutenant - Victor Matemadanda.The surprise c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 June 2019


Bulawayo Power station ownership transferred illegally without council knowledge

THE dispute between the Bulawayo City Council and the Zimbabwe Power Company over the ownership of the Bulawayo Power Station has taken a dramatic twist after it emerged that title deeds to the disput...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 May 2019


Sengwa power station project set to start

LISTED mining group, RioZim, says it is set to kick start development of the proposed US$2 billion Sengwa Thermal Power Station project in Gokwe before the end of this year. In a statement accompanyin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 01 May 2019


Zesa engages BCC over power station

State power utility Zesa Holdings says it will engage Bulawayo City Council (BCC) and other stakeholders to resolve the ownership wrangle over Bulawayo Power Station, which BCC claims to own. This com...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 January 2019


Gono pursues power-generation

A company owned by former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono has applied for a licence to operate a 36 megawatt (MW) solar plant.According to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority, TD En...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 January 2019


Massive power outage hits southern Zimbabwe

A MASSIVE power outage lasting more than 50 hours hit southern Zimbabwe at the weekend after poorly maintained pylons near Chiredzi succumbed to heavy storms, cutting electricity trunk lines in the so...

By Staff reporter | Published: 31 December 2018


Empower Bank to introduce agency banking

EMPOWER Bank has set sights at introducing agency bank as part of its efforts to reach out to all marginalised youths across the length and breadth of the country.Empower Bank head of marketing Mrs Ch...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 December 2018


Zimbabwe bonus payments to power retail boom

ZIMBABWE'S retail sector is seen picking up in the short-term as consumer spending is expected to firm up following Treasury's timely payment of bonuses for civil servants this year.Government, for th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2018


Chamisa's love for power clouding his mind

It is time MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa realises that there are certain things which he cannot change and the best way is to leave such issues lying low for now.He fought a losing battle in the ...

By Zimpapers - editorial | Published: 03 December 2018


Zimbabwe seeks funds to improve power infrastructure

Zimbabwe requires $1,2 billion to finance new power projects and repair ageing infrastructure, a report by the African Development Bank (AfDB) has shown.Several of the country's thermal power stations...

By Staff reporter | Published: 02 December 2018


Zanu-PF legislator sued over $55k power debt

Mutoko South legislator Herbert Shumbamhini (Zanu-PF) has been taken to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), over an unpaid electricity bill of $54...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 November 2018


Power generation to improve

WORK on the much anticipated $5,2 billion Batoka Gorge Hydro Electricity project will soon commence after President Mnangagwa met officials from the main contractors, General Electric and Power China ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2018


New power struggle rocks Zanu-PF

THE stage is set for a bruising turf war between Zanu-PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) and his ambitious deputy Constantino Chiwenga at the ruling party's annual conference to be held in Esigod...

By Staff reporter | Published: 23 November 2018


Mnangagwa's power base on shaky grounds

The ugly fights emerging within the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) are weakening President Emmerson Mnangagwa's power base since ex-combatants played a key role in his ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 November 2018


'Chamisa violates MDC constitution to cling to power'

INTERNAL strife within the main opposition MDC Alliance is escalating following allegations that its president Nelson Chamisa and his supporters violated sections of their own constitution in a bid to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 November 2018


Mthuli Ncube's jaywalk in corridors of power

Mthuli Ncube, who was appointed Finance minister last week, faces the daunting task of resuscitating the economy amid huge political hurdles and public expectations.Ncube has tabled an ambitious plan ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 September 2018


Zimbabwean power imports down 50%

Zimbabwe's power imports declined by almost 50 percent during the second quarter of the year after the country's power utility increased generation at Kariba plant. Zesa Holdings increased output at K...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 September 2018


Mnangagwa's power of silence and love

President Mnangagwa suffered much humiliation at the hands of the G40 cabal, led by former First Lady Grace Mugabe with the tacit endorsement of then President, Mr Robert Mugabe. Around 10 months lead...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 September 2018


Chamisa concludes power transfer deal with key state institutions

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday claimed his legal team had concluded talks with key State institutions to ensure a smooth transfer of power from Zanu-PF after his expected...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Telecoms firms merger project talks underway

Talks to merge three telecommunications companies, Zarnet, Powertel and Africom, are underway and will be finalised by the end of the year, businessdigest has learnt.Powertel and Zarnet are both State...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 July 2018


Mutoko Power Station amends licence

Nyangani Renewable Energy Limited trading as Riverside Power Station, a company licensed under the Electricity Act to construct, own and operate a 2.5 MW solar plant at Musvaire Village in Mutoko, Mas...

By Ngoni Shenjere | Published: 24 July 2018


BCC approves request for borrowing powers

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has approved a request by its finance and development committee to seek $174 million borrowing powers from the Local Government ministry to undertake various capital pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 July 2018


Zimbabweans' buying power increases

The buying power of Zimbabweans is strengthening with revelations that consumers are spending more goods than previously.Of the $534 million generated by Meikles Holdings in revenue during the just en...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 July 2018

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