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Chivayo Acquitted of U.S.$5.6m ZPC Fraud

By Fidelis Munyoro Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has been acquitted of a $5,6 million fraud charge in a botched Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) solar project deal after the High Court ruled that charges were contrived and properly excepted to. Chivayo had approached the higher court challenging the magistrates’ court decision …

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Diamond Musica headlines Francophonie Week

Kundai Marunya Arts Correspondent Locally-based Congolese rhumba music outfit Diamond Musica is headlining this year’s Francophonie Cultural Festival, with a performance scheduled for Alliance Francaise and Chez Zandi Restaurant on Saturday. The week-long annual festival in celebration of cultural diversity which spans the French-speaking countries present in Zimbabwe including Belgium, …

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Maisha Health rescues Mars Ambulance

Business Reporter Maisha Health, Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe’s medical services unit, has rescued MARS Ambulance service from bankruptcy after acquiring the company from the administrator, Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe chief executive officer Eddie Chibi has said. In confirming the deal, Mr Chibi said the acquisition will save 200 jobs and ensure that …

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Lawyers hike legal fees

BY BLESSED MHLANGA THE cost of accessing justice has shot through the roof, pushing the service out of reach for the majority of the country’s impoverished populace after the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) approved sharp tariff increases in line with the depreciated real time gross settlement (RTGS) dollar, now …

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Govt is cash positive: Mthuli

Tawanda Musarurwa Government is currently operating on a positive cash basis as revenue enhancement and austerity measures announced in the 2019 National Budget continue to yield dividends, Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube has said. Some of the key highlights of the austerity-focused 2019 National Budget included a 5 …

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Ncube embarks on global charm offensive

BY FIDELITY MHLANGA FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube says he will embark on a roadshow to global capital powerhouses in Europe and the United States to explain to would-be investors the progress the country has taken so far on its reform agenda. Authorities in the southern African country are desperate to …

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Dhemba sets the bar high

Cloud Fusire Sports Reporter YOUNG swimmer Vhenekai Dhemba was the toast of the Zimbabwe team at the just-ended Africa Swimming Championships in Namibia. She became the first Zimbabwean junior swimmer to win 11 medals in a single event. The four-day met event, which attracted 14 countries, saw the 12-year old …

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The ‘Oktopus’ behind Jeys Marabini’s album

Sneak Peek: SINDISO DUBE WHEN Bulawayo-based jazz maestro Jeys Marabini launched his ninth album, Ntunjambila, at a sold out event at Bulawayo Theatre late last year, a young and unknown Nathaniel ‘Oktopus’ Chipunza was part of Marabini’s band members, and was sandwiched by seasoned drummer Sam Mataure, percussionist Othnell Mangoma …

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Talks – Mnangagwa Blasts Chamisa for ‘Grandstanding’

By Kingston Ndabatei MDC leader Nelson Chamisa should stop “grandstanding and playing games with the people”, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. In a veiled attack on the opposition leader Thursday, Mnangagwa said without mentioning his rival’s name that his 41-year-old challenger lacked political maturity. Chamisa snubbed Mnangagwa’s invitation to a …

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