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September, 2017

  • 15 September

    Mushohwe Warns China-Bound Students On Social Media Use

    [The Herald] Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe has warned students going to study in China of the strict rules against social media surfing obtaining in that country and that they should behave.

  • 15 September

    Seed Firm Loses $240k to Fraudster

    [The Herald] A local seed company allegedly lost maize seed worth over $200 000 to a suspected fraudster who later sold the seed to maize dealers.

  • 15 September

    Ex-Zinara Boss in U.S. $3 Million Scam

    [The Herald] FORMER Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) chief executive officer Frank Chitukutuku appeared in court yesterday charged with swindling $3 million from the parastatal.

  • 15 September

    Tussle Over FlyAfrica Continues

    [Financial Gazette] An acronious dispute that once grounded budget airline, flyafrica Zimbabwe, two years ago is far from over, with former chief executive officer, Chakanyuka Karase and his company challenging the takeover of the airline by Mauritius- based Flyafrica Limited.

  • 15 September

    Zvinavashe Estate, Mavhaire in Bikita Minerals Battle

    [Financial Gazette] The High Court has ordered an investigation into the shareholding of Bikita Minerals (Pvt) Limited to determine the veracity of claims that former army commander,the late Retired General Vitalis Zvinavashe, held a 15 percent stake in the firm.

  • 15 September

    .com | Zimbabwe needs wide reforms to have credible elections. But it may be too late

    Zimbabwe's Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the country's political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election is free and fair.

  • 15 September

    8 Zimbabweans die in Musina kombi accident

    South Africa: AT least six Zimbabweans are believed to be among eight people who were killed when a Bulawayo-bound Toyota Quantum they were travelling in collided with a private vehicle along the N1 highway. The quantum was travelling from Hillbrow in Johannesburg heading for Bulawayo while the smaller car was travelling to Makhadho town.

  • 15 September

    From Laois to Zimbabwe with love

    Portlaoise mother of two Natasha Ncube, is appealing to Laois people to help a desperately poor tribe in her native Zimbabwe. An agency healthcare assistant at Portlaoise and Tullamore hospitals, Natasha is mother to Aamaan, 13, in St Mary's CBS, and Jamal, 9 in Gael Scoil Phortlaoise.

  • 15 September

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe Appoints Wife to Key Ruling Party Post

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced the appointment of his controversial wife Grace to a key post within his ruling Zanu-PF party in a move seen by critics as a way of positioning her to a role that would influence the First Family's wishes in the electoral process. Mugabe named his wife to a key committee that would be responsible for overseeing the running of general elections in 2018.

  • 15 September

    Zimbabwe: New Seed Bank to Help Safeguard Local Varieties

    The recent opening of a new community seed bank in Mudzi, about 230km east of Harare, represents a critical milestone in repositioning the farmer to take charge of all efforts to conserve indigenous crop varieties and increase farmers' access to the seed. Andrew Mushita, director of Community Technology Development Trust , a local NGO, said the opening of Chimukoko Community Seed Bank in Mudzi district would boost efforts by smallholder farmers to conserve local crop varieties critical for the survival of the country's indigenous food crop base.

  • 15 September

    Africa’s Agric Take-Off to Make Billionaires, From ‘Poor Men’s Fields’

    [The Herald] Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, president of the African Development Bank, Nigerian Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers.

  • 15 September

    Nelson Mandela Foundation Hits Back At Mugabe… Says He ‘Should Base His Comments On Facts’

    [News24Wire] The Nelson Mandela Foundation has hit back at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, saying that he should base his comments on facts when interrogating the South African icon's legacy, reports say.

  • 15 September

    Mugabe Appoints Wife to Key Ruling Party Post

    [News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced the appointment of his controversial wife Grace to a key post within his ruling Zanu-PF party in a move seen by critics as a way of positioning her to a role that would influence the First Family's wishes in the electoral process.

  • 15 September

    Activist Cleric Slams U.S. Embassy Over Mugabe Visas

    [New Zimbabwe] ACTIVIST cleric Pastor Patrick Mugadza has petitioned the US embassy in Harare, challenging the decision to give President Robert Mugabe and his 'bloated delegation' visas to attend this year's United Nations (UN) general assembly.

  • 15 September

    Biometric Voter Registration – Mugabe Refuses to Give His Phone Number

    [New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe struggled to have his finger prints taken and refused to give his phone number to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) as he registered to vote at State House Thursday.

  • 14 September

    Strangers lock Beitbridge woman inside house, set her on fire

    Matabeleland South police spokesman Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident he said occurred in the Mazunga area 60km north west of Beitbridge. It is understood the woman from Maranda in Mwenezi was sitting with two other women in a hut when the men arrived and asked for her.

  • 14 September

    LATEST: Rugare Gumbo arrested

    HARARE: Zimbabwe People First founder and former Zanu PF spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo, has been dragged to the courts for selling a combine harvester to two people. Police allegations are that Gumbo, first sold the combine harvester to one Christopher Jamu for $27 000, before selling it again to another person from Chinhoyi for $30 000.

  • 14 September

    Zimbabwe: Harare to Begin U.S.$144 Million Loan Repayment

    Harare City Council has said it will start repaying its $144 million debt to China-Exim Bank this month, although the bank is still to release the outstanding amount of $72 million. The $144 million loan facility was obtained for the rehabilitation of Morton Jaffray Water Works and sewer works.

  • 14 September

    Zimbabwe: Nothing Racist About Land Grab – Minister

    Lands minister, Douglas Mombeshora has defended the government's controversial and violent land reform process as non-racial saying some white farmers were still farming in Zimbabwe. "We are not racists.

  • 14 September

    Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Sues Mugabe Over Voter Registration Dates

    The Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC has filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court seeking the reversal of the voter registration proclamation dates by President Robert Mugabe. President Mugabe last week declared that voter registration would start on the 14th of September and end of on 15th January next year.