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Stiff Penalties for Errant Fuel Firms

Owners of oil companies and service stations that cheat in buying or selling fuel face heavy penalties under new regulations gazetted at the weekend which also show that almost all the fuel price increase is accounted for by a five-fold rise in duties rather than allowing parallel pricing. Those caught …

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Tax Relief for Business

Registered and tax-compliant businesses in the four productive sectors that do not increase prices beyond those prevailing before Saturday will be eligible for tax relief on the higher excise duties charged for fuel so long as they can show the fuel was used for productive purposes, Minister of Finance and …

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CJ to Open Legal Year

By Innocent Ruwende Chief Justice Luke Malaba is today expected to deliver a keynote address to mark the official opening of the 2019 Legal Year at Mashonganyika Building, which houses the Constitutional Court in Harare. The High Court is expected to hear 44 murder cases during the first quarter. Only …

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Govt Commitment to Austerity Welcome

EDITORIAL The decision to suspend purchase of condition-of-service vehicles for ministers announced on Friday should leave no doubt about Government’s commitment to implementing austerity measures. Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube announced the cost-cutting move as an addition to other measures Government has already taken to contain spending …

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Gvt Warns Rowdy Protestors… Social Media Abusers Face Arrest

By Freeman Razemba Government has warned members of the public against infringing on the rights of others by blocking roads and causing chaos by forcing work bound people to return home. The authorities have also castigated people abusing social media by posting inflammatory statements agitating Zimbabweans to engage in violence …

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State Targeting of Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Unjustified

DOCUMENT The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) is deeply concerned by the recent sustained attacks by the government on civil society and specifically the organization and its leadership. We have followed and observed with utter dismay accusations leveled against the organization as attempting to subvert a constitutional order by effecting …

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Industrialists Want Access to Forex Market

By Africa Moyo THE Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) insists the economy will not collapse so long as Government allows manufacturing firms to buy enough foreign currency to import needed inputs. Most manufacturers need some imported raw materials even when most of their costs are incurred in Zimbabwe. They either …

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MDC Parties Urge United Front Against Failed Mnangagwa

By Anna Chibamu The opposition MDC parties have called for “an all-encompassing stakeholders’ dialogue” to chart the way forward as the country’s meltdown continues and the government looks unable to stem the slide. The call comes after the government more than doubled fuel prices a few days after giving public …

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