Zimbabwe has set aside $10.1 million for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held next month.
A farmer who instructed an estate agent to find a buyer for his property but later negotiated a separate deal was ordered to pay the agent $50 150 commission after a High Court Judge ruled that the agent was instrumental in arranging the deal.
There is growing concern that rural secondary schools, especially those commonly referred to as upper tops which mushroomed after independence and are largely responsible for churning out half-baked pupils with four years of secondary education without the required five O-levels, could be in for a bad spell as the Ministry of Education steps up its efforts to improve the quality of education but guided by the stringent measures under the structural adjustment programme.
A bid by a lodger in Chitungwiza to take over a house in Unit J after claiming to the owner’s son that she had been sold the house by his father before his death backfired when it transpired that the son she claimed had been involved in the sale negotiations died during the liberation war in 1978.
The collective bargaining process which was introduced last year is rapidly turning into a sham as Labour Minister John Nkomo is rejecting most of the wage increases suggested by companies.
When President Canaan Banana stepped down in 1987 to give way to the Executive President eyebrows were raised when the state announced that the former president would be entitled to the equivalent of his salary until the term of office he should have served expired on April 17, 1992 after which he would be then be entitled to a pension equal to his annual salary.