Written on 23/04/2014, 10:33 by charlesrukuni
Biti says bringing back Zim dollar the "stupidest"thing- Former Finance Minister today said that bringing that the Zimbabwe dollar would be the "stupidest" thing that the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front government could do but then ZANU-PF was known for doing stupid things. He told SW Radio: "While it will be stupid to bring back the Zimbabwean dollar let us remember that ZANU PF is known for doing stupid things. There is nothing that can stop them from printing the Zimbabwean dollar; they can print trillions of that but how will they get them into the market? They might force it on the civil servants but all service providers will reject that money." Biti was commenting on reports from the South African media that ZANU-PF might bring back the Zimbabwe dollar to escape the funding crisis that the government is currently facing. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has, repeatedly said the...
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Written on 22/04/2014, 17:34 by charlesrukuni
Controversial businessman Billy Rautenbach who is currently embroiled in a wrangle with Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front provincial chairman for Mashonaland West Temba Mliswa has been removed from the United States sanctions list. Also joining him is Paul Mangwana, a former government minister and lawyer; Mangwana, Peter Baka Nyoni, husband of Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Sithembiso; Marian Chombo still described as wife of Local Government Minister Ignatius; Sharlottie Msipa, wife of former Midlands provincial governor Cephas; Victoria Chitepo wife of...
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Written on 17/04/2014, 13:37 by charlesrukuni
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai today called on God to intervene in Zimbabwe's politics as Easter when Jesus Christ died for the people's sins coincides with independence day when thousands of Zimbabweans died for the liberation of their country from colonial rule. "As a people, we use this day to invoke the eternal mercy of God to intervene in our politics so that we have a national leadership that loves; a leadership that cares. We ask for a God-fearing...
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Written on 17/04/2014, 10:48 by charlesrukuni
A Zimbabwean woman, studying at Amity University, a private university in India, was arrested yesterday morning with 25 kg of ephedrine drugs worth nearly US$2 million. One report identified her as 32-year old Elder Rizive. The drugs were concealed in 38 boxes of hair accessories and were worth 100 million Indian Rupees which is approximately US$1.7 million. Rizive, which could be Ruzive, was trying to board Qatar Airways flight 507 at 4am reportedly on her way to Johannesburg. She told customs officials that she...
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Written on 16/04/2014, 15:37 by charlesrukuni
We are staying put- expelled MDC four - Jacob Mafume, one of the four members expelled from the Movement for Democratic Change yesterday for insubordination and violating the party's constitution, today said their expulsion was unconstitutional. "We do not consider ourselves expelled. We have not been expelled and we will continue to do our duties whatever they were and as best as we can for the interest of the party and the generality of the Zimbabwean population using the vehicle...
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Written on 16/04/2014, 08:27 by charlesrukuni
Institutions that are supposed to investigate corruption like the anti-corruption commission and the police are compromised with one commissioner taking home only US$19 a month, the Member of Parliament for Kambuzuma Willias Madzimure said when he wound up the motion on corporate governance. He said he had information that a former anti-corruption commissioner is now claiming ownership of a commission house. And no one knows what happened to US$5.5 million that was released by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to build houses...
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Written on 15/04/2014, 20:35 by charlesrukuni
Police cannot arrest corrupt government officials because they are afraid of politicians and the corruption is being covered up by "the high office", a Member of Parliament for Manicaland Fanny Chirisa said. Chirisa said corruption was so rampant and entrenched in society that it would be very difficult to eradicate. There was even a perception that it was now a way of life. She said if people had listened to Thomas Mapfumo when he sang about corruption years ago, instead of banning...
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Written on 15/04/2014, 08:20 by charlesrukuni
It is 5:20am on 30 January, 2014, and most of the residents of Ethiopia's capital are asleep. On the streets, a few vehicles prowl as night-time revellers – mostly girls in short skirts – make their way home after a long night of merriment. On Bole Avenue, some guards stand in front of the enticing window displays of the well-stocked shops as the artificial palm trees that line the street shimmer in the biting morning cold. Near a roundabout, our source...
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Written on 14/04/2014, 16:31 by charlesrukuni
A Midlands legislator says corruption is rife at colleges and the victims are mostly young women. Anastancia Ndlovu said the corruption was in the writing of assignments and marking of exams. She also said there was corruption among non-governmental organisations as some of them were no longer doing what they were mandated to do. She called for stiffer action on those involved in corruption because they were the enemy of the people since they were reversing the gains of the liberation struggle. "I...
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Written on 14/04/2014, 12:48 by charlesrukuni
Zimbabwe's eighth parliament must go on record as being the one that stopped corruption in the country because corruption is now everywhere in Zimbabwe, even in the bathrooms, the Member of Parliament for Mangwe Obedingwa Mguni said. He said Members of Parliament must sign a petition that they are against corruption but did not say to who they would hand over the petition to. "Anti-corruption begins with me, anticorruption begins with you and anti-corruption begins with all of us," he said. "Corruption...
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Written on 14/04/2014, 08:59 by charlesrukuni
The lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe's diamonds which enabled the country to sell its stones openly at Antwerp and Dubai has boosted government revenues earning the country US$79.1 million in the first quarter of this year, more than double what the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority had anticipated. Figures released by ZIMRA showed that the revenue authority had only estimated that it would earn US$31.2 million from mining royalties. ZIMRA commissioner-general Gershom Pasi told a parliamentary committee last week that his organisation had exceed...
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