Month: August 2019

Former First Lady’s New Car From Govt

Government has given a brand new Ford Everest to the widow of former president Canaan Sodindo Banana, Mrs Janet Madade Banana. The car is said to be part of her benefits which also include medical bills which the government reportedly started paying since last year when she returned from the UK after spending 18 years.

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Zimbabwe offers to raise civil servants’ salaries by 76 percent

HARARE – The government has offered to raise public sector wages by 76 percent, the umbrella group for public sector unions said on Friday, up from an initial offer of a 10 percent hike that the unions had rejected. The unions group, known as the APEX Council, said that the new offer was still below […]

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Zimbabwe Police, Soldiers Seal Bulawayo as MDC Challenges Protest Ban

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Soldiers and police deployed in large numbers in Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo on Monday to enforce a ban on an anti-government demonstration, as the country’s main opposition party sought to overturn that decision in court. The street protest was the second called in four days by the Movement for Democratic Change’s […]

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PICTURE: Caged MDC Chairperson Thabitha Khumalo

The MDC chairperson, Thabitha Khumalo was on Saturday arrested alongside the party’s Bulawayo provincial women’s affairs chairperson Tendai Masotsha. Police in Bulawayo alleged that the officials were trying to mobilise residents to participate in the demonstrations the party had planned to hold in the city this Monday. Reports indicate that Ms Khumalo and her colleague […]

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Zim police say August 16 protest banned, but Chamisa vows to push on with marches

HARARE – Police have banned street demonstrations planned by the opposition on Friday and anyone who takes part would be committing a crime, a police spokesman said, likely escalating political tension. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said the protests will be peaceful, but police earlier issued a statement saying they believe the protest will […]

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VP Chiwenga Bounces Back

 Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, has reportedly started to fully recover from his health woes at a top notch Beijing military hospital and is bouncing back, Spotlight Zimbabwe, has been told. A senior aide in the VP’s office who was recently with him here in Pretoria, before his transfer, has for the first time revealed […]

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Furious Mugabe rejects Heroes Acre burial

FORMER president Robert Mugabe, one of the luminaries of the liberation struggle and the architect of the National Heroes’ Acre Monument, which was supposed to symbolise sacrifice, bravery and triumph of good over evil, has told his family members that he does not want to be buried at the North Korean-style shrine in Warren Hills […]

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Zimbabwe MPs get diplomatic passports as 280,000 await ordinary passports

HARARE – All 350 Members of Parliament will be issued with diplomatic passports starting next week – even as thousands of Zimbabweans who applied for passports are still waiting more than a year on. Makonde MP Kindness Paradza (Zanu PF), who chairs the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, made the announcement in the National Assembly […]

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