The British government is closely following activist Pastor Evan Mawarire’s case and has raised its concerns with Deputy Foreign Minister Edgar Mbwembwe, Deputy Prosecutor General Florence Ziyambi and Minister of Information Communication Technology Supa Mandiwanzira.
The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company says it will soon roll-out 4 000 smart meters for heavy power consumers — industry, mines and farms — after closing the tender for the project.
Zimbabwe currently has about $2.1 billion worth of treasury bills in the market, issued to bridge the government’s funding gap and clear the central bank’s debt, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has said.
President Robert Mugabe’s government announced a deal this afternoon to hand its employees $180 million in 2016 bonuses, only just managing to head off a planned strike.
Zimbabwe will spend $180 million to pay the 2016 bonuses for its workers over five months from April following a crunch meeting with union leaders today, staving off a crippling strike.