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National Competitiveness Bill faces Parliament rejection

By Own Correspondent Industry Minister Mike Bimha THE National Competitiveness Commission Bill faces Parliament rejection with Members of Parliament saying the country has no resources to support the commission. Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha introduced the Bill for the Second Reading in the National Assembly, but legislators described the …

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Byo-Nkayi Road rehab put on hold

THE rehabilitation of the dilapidated Bulawayo-Nkayi Road will not be done anytime soon, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, Joram Gumbo has said. By NQOBANI NDLOVU Joram Gumbo The road, whose construction began in 1993 and was supposed to be completed by 1999, has been at the centre of debate over …

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TZ accuses ZimPF of stealing its colours

Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) has accused former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) of “stealing” its corporate blue and white colours and using the phrase “transformation” on its campaign T-shirts. BY OBEY MANAYITI A ZimPF-branded T-shirt This came out after ZimPF recently printed blue T-shirts branded with the phrase “transformation”, …

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Majome cries foul over Parly committee axe

HARARE West legislator Jessie Majome (MDC-T) has claimed that her recent removal as chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice was politically-motivated, as some of the decisions passed by her committee had unsettled ruling Zanu PF bigwigs. BY VENERANDA LANGA Jessie Majome Majome was recently replaced by the ruling …

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Mujuru snubs ‘Mnangagwa war vets’

Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, has turned down a proposed meeting between herself and the top leadership of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), saying she had no business dealing with ex-combatants aligned to her rival, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. By NQOBANI NDLOVU ZimPF leader Joice Mujuru …

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Zimpapers, scribes geared to fight Moyo

The Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) group, its editors and reporters have filed opposing papers challenging Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s $9 million defamation lawsuit. BY CHARLES LAITON Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo Moyo’s court action stemmed from a series of allegedly defamatory articles published by the group’s publications, which he claimed …

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Govt postpones bonus indaba

PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Prisca Mupfumira yesterday said a meeting to announce dates for civil servants’ bonus payments had been postponed to next week to allow for further consultations. BY OBEY MANAYITI Prisca Mupfumira Government and civil servants’ union leaders were scheduled to meet yesterday to agree …

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MDC-T youth leader summoned over 2016 demonstration

MDC-T youth leader, Happymore Chidziva, was yesterday summoned to Harare Central Police Station and charged with organising a violent demonstration that rocked the capital in August last year. BY OBEY MANAYITI MDC-T youth assembly chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, (centre) arrives at Harare Central Police Station in the company of his lawyers, …

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President tells non-compliant diamond companies to leave

President Mugabe Fidelis Munyoro, Harare Bureau PRESIDENT Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave. Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBC-TV last night, President Mugabe said the diamond mining …

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