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Engagement Might Pay Off for Mnangagwa

ANALYSISBy Blessed Mhlanga MOST opposition parties in Zimbabwe appear to be torn by divisions raising fears that they may not perform well in the forthcoming general elections. With less than five months left before the elections, as alluded to by presidential spokesperson George Charamba last week, no strong opposition candidate …

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ED Faces Internal Revolt Over Polls

By Everson Mushava President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces internal revolt over early elections after it emerged his calls for polls to go ahead as early as August could be resisted by his own Zanu PF MPs. Reports reaching The Standard last week said many Zanu PF legislators wanted elections postponed by …

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Chimbetu in Court Over U.S.$4,000 Alimony Arrears

Prominent musician Sulumani Chimbetu was Thursday dragged to the courts after he allegedly failed to settle alimony arrears amounting $4,400. The sungura star appeared before Harare magistrate Amanda Muridzo who released him on $50 bail. He is expected back in court on January 31 for trial. According to prosecutor, Stylon …

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Most Parastatals Must Be Privatised

By David Mutori PRIVATISATION is about transferring underperforming state owned enterprises (SOEs) to those who are in the best positions to run them efficiently. Government has no business competing with private enterprise. Zimbabwe’s SOEs make huge losses but are continuously being bailed by the state and this creates an anti-competitive …

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Key Zimbabwean Politician Roy Bennett Killed in Helicopter Crash

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background. The 60-year-old Roy Bennett was one of five people killed in a New Mexico …

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