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Zim loses its gem

The Zimbabwe national cricket team suffered a huge blow after losing one of its brightest emerging talents after fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani quit international cricket for a career in England, where he is believed to have penned a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire. BY FREEMAN MAKOPA Blessing Muzarabani The 21-year-old, who …

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Wheat production to surge, but imports to continue

ZIMBABWE’S winter wheat production this year is projected to reach over 100 000 metric tonnes (MT) from about 20 000MT in 2017, due to command agriculture-related investments, an official of the Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers’ Union (ZCFU) has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI The increase is still less than a third of …

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Govt in deep sovereign crisis

ZIMBABWE faces the risk of a grave solvency crisis after government experienced a budget overrun of $2,4 billion and a staggering budget deficit of $2,6 billion in 2017, about 59% in excess of actual revenue receipted. BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA Treasury’s consolidated statement of financial performance for the period ended December …

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Inflation rate hits 4% in 18 months

THE year-on-year inflation rate hit 4, 29 % in July 2018 from 2, 91% in June 2017, an increase of 47.48% in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures changes in the general price level, driven mainly by food and non-alcoholic beverages, according to the Zimbabwe National Statistical Agency (ZimStat). …

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Police quiz Budiriro MDC Alliance MP-elect over August 1 violence

POLICE yesterday invited Budiriro MDC Alliance MP-elect Costa Machingauta for questioning in connection with the violence that rocked Harare on August 1. by OBEY MANAYITI His lawyer Tarisai Mutangi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) confirmed the development. Mutangi said his client was released after police had recorded …

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