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Zupco not paying route approval fees: BCC

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI THE Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) is reportedly not paying route approval fees to the Bulawayo City Council (BCC), prejudicing the local authority of about $16 000 in potential revenue annually. In a bid to ease transport challenges in the country, government this year re-introduced Zupco buses …

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Suspended Gweru town clerk salary perks exposed

BY BRENNA MATENDERE SUSPENDED Gweru town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza drew over $100 000 in gross salary and led a luxurious lifestyle paid for by ratepayers until her suspension by mayor Josiah Makombe last month, investigations by Southern Eye have revealed. Gwatipedza joined council in 2016 and was offered a modest …

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Sakunda snubs Parly probe

BY RUTENDO MATANHIKE Command Agriculture benefactor, Sakunda Holdings, yesterday snubbed grilling by the Tendai Biti-chaired Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) over allegations that the company received over US$1 billion from government for the ambitious agricultural programme without parliamentary approval. Sakunda Holdings, fronted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ally and adviser Kudakwashe …

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‘Don’t read much into by-election results’

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI ZANU PF and MDC have been warned against using by-election results as a harbinger of the 2023 election outcome, though the outcomes’ psychological impact on the respective parties support base cannot be ignored. Zanu PF has been trouncing MDC Alliance in almost all by-elections held since last …

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Zim faces mealie-meal shortage

BY EVERSON MUSHAVA ZIMBABWE faces mealie-meal shortages after government cut maize supplies to local millers by 40% citing funding constraints. Millers get maize from the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) although government has relaxed regulations after the scale of maize requirements became clear following a drought that left seven million people, …

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