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Parly pokes holes into Mines Bill

MINES and Energy Parliamentary portfolio committee chairperson Daniel Shumba has poked holes into the proposed Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, saying the proposals have serious loopholes likely to perpetuate mineral leakages. BY OBEY MANAYITI Speaking at a Publish What You Pay (PWYP)-organised meeting in Harare yesterday, Shumba said Parliament had …

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Padenga mulls share options for employees

PADENGA Holdings Limited is seeking shareholders’ approval to establish two share option schemes for managers and employees in which they will own 10% and 5% shareholding in the company respectively, as it moves to comply with the empowerment regulations. BY TARISAI MANDIZHA The Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act stipulates that …

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Spike in journalists arrests

POLICE arbitrary arrests of journalists legally doing their work has spiked by 130% in the past 12 months as the State intensifies its suppression of freedom of expression and keeping the electronic media closed to private players, the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (Maz) has said. by PAIDAMOYO MUZULU The organisation …

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Parly stalks Zhuwao

PARLIAMENT will next month begin another public inquiry into the alleged abuse of a government administered-fund meant to benefit underprivileged youths in a move that could turn into a witch-hunt against Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhuwao. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Patrick Zhuwao Zhuwao was last year implicated in an $18 000 scam …

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Council tenants kicked out over rental arrears

Harare City Council has launched a massive campaign to evict tenants not paying rent at its properties as the cash-strapped local authority moves to raise funds for essential services. By XOLISANI NCUBE Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the local authority was on a drive to ensure all people occupying council …

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‘ZimPF squabbles vindicate Mujuru’

OPPOSITION National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru said she felt vindicated by the political problems bedevilling her erstwhile colleagues at the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF). BY RICHARD CHIDZA Mujuru’s spokesperson and NPP secretary-general designate, Gift Nyandoro, said the former Vice-President would “forgive” her ex-colleagues if they “repent”. “The problems …

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Army should stay away from civilian politics: ZPP

VICE-PRESIDENT, Phelekezela Mphoko’s call for military intervention in Zanu PF’s raging factional politics is irresponsible, and a recipe for instability in the country ahead of the 2018 general elections, a human rights group has said. BY NQOBANI NDLOVU Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) said the military must …

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Kasukuwere suspends entire Chitungwiza council

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday cracked the whip and suspended all the 25 Chitungwiza councillors, including mayor Phillip Mutoti, accusing them of stealing State land and sharing it among themselves, thus prejudicing the local authority of over $7 million. by XOLISANI NCUBE Kasukuwere announced the decision shortly after meeting …

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7 immigration officers up for fraud

SEVEN immigration officers stationed at Victoria Falls International Airport were yesterday dragged to court on fraud charges, after they allegedly converted visa fees paid by tourists from different countries to their own use. By Nokuthaba Dlamini This was heard when Kushinga Goremusandu, James Morowa (age not given), Promise Miti (37), …

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Councillor walks out on residents

RESIDENTS of the dormitory town of Epworth were on Wednesday left shocked after a Zanu PF councillor in the area walked out on them after disagreeing on issues they wanted to present to him. BY GARIKAI TUNHIRA Hamson Shadaya, the ward 6 councillor, asked to be recused from a meeting …

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