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Tsp Stabilises Economy

The Transitional Stabilisation Programme (TSP) has managed to stabilise the economy, priming the country for sustainable and inclusive growth, although economic analysts say the interventions have come at some cost for social service delivery. A recent progress update report from Treasury showed the Government has made major strides in the …

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Measures to Contain Covid-19 in Midlands Pay Dividends

Mitigatory measures by the Government to fight Covid-19 here appear to be working with the number of active infections declining to just 23 by last weekend. Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Senator Larry Mavima, who is also the provincial Covid- 19 taskforce chair, said as of last Saturday, there were only …

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Extended Business Hours – Retailers Over the Moon

RETAILERS have welcomed the extension of the Covid-19 lockdown business operating hours, saying the move buttresses the gradual re-opening of the economy. On Tuesday, the Government announced the extension of business operating hours from 6.30am to 6.30pm to balance the economy and respond to the Covid-19 threat. Confederation of Zimbabwe …

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Tobacco Merchants Incur Huge Losses

LOWER than expected tobacco output and rampant side marketing has seen several merchants incurring huge losses during the just ended selling season, a senior official said. “Generally, there was under production and several merchants made loses,” Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) chief executive Dr Andrew Matibiri said. A devastating …

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Residents Fume Over Illegal Developments

Residents in ward 10, Chitungwiza have expressed concern over council and the Environmental Management Authority (EMA)’s failure to act on developments taking place on a piece of land adjacent to Chikwanha Shopping Centre that was reserved for the Harare-Chitungwiza railway line. Documents seen by The Herald show that the land …

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Elephant Tusk Deal Backfires

Three suspected poachers were arrested while trying to sell four elephant tusks to detectives who posed as prospective buyers in Binga on Monday. Million Humula (79), Jamu Munkuli (44) and London Muleya (42) of Sinampande Village in Siabuwa, Matabeleland North were all remanded in custody as investigations continue. Police had …

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MDC-a Marshals’ Remand Refusal Bid Flops

Eleven suspected MDC-Alliance marshals who allegedly assaulted a police officer at a food court in Harare last year had their application for refusal of further remand dismissed yesterday. Evans Chinyanga (39), Tichaona Maziya (22), Petros Kaesa (44), Tafadzwa Madziwa (23), Lovemore Chitengo (42), Robson Mutseta (31), Hillary Nyawasha (29), Denford …

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Kwekwe Proportional Representation MP Tests Positive for Covid-19

Kwekwe Proportional Representation MP Perseverance Zhou has tested positive for Covid-19. The MDC Alliance lawmaker is currently self-isolating at her home in Ruwa. “When I was tested three weeks ago in parliament, I tested negative and I was all ok,” Zhou told NewZimbabwe.com. She however said her health status deteriorated …

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Red Flag Raised At Giant Stadium

DYNAMOS chief executive, Jonathan Mashingaidze, has called on authorities to boost security at the National Sports Stadium to help secure expensive equipment being used in the facility’s facelift. This follows a spate of thefts at offices at the giant stadium. The former ZIFA boss is worried the daring thieves, who …

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Zim Takes Sanctions Fight to UN

Zimbabwe will next week use the opening of the 75th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), that will be held virtually because of Covid-19, to reiterate its call for the unconditional removal of illegal and unilateral sanctions imposed against it and other states. The opening session will be held …

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