Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

Battle lines drawn …as ED sets election dates

General Election Proclaimed Today, the 30th May 2018, President Mnangagwa gazetted a proclamation setting the dates for the forthcoming general election.  The proclamation can be accessed on the Veritas website (www.veritaszim.net) In Proclamation 2 of 2018 (SI 83 of 2018), the President fixed the following dates:   Nomination day: Thursday 14th June 2018, for all elections (presidential, parliamentary and local authority elections) This is the day on which nominations of candidates for election are processed by nomination courts presided over by nominations officers appointed by ZEC. The places where the…

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Feonirich LLC investment excites Zimbabwe …move to help tourists stay longer

Feonirich LLC investment excites Zimbabwe …move to help tourists stay longer

By Daniel Chigundu PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Thokozile Chitepo says she is excited by the tourism investment that UAE based investor Feonirich LLC will bring to the country. Feonirich LLC delegation which arrived in the country on the 28th of May is currently touring some proposed sites in Victoria Falls for their investments which will include the development of a medical resort, sports racing; Grand Prix/Race Circuit and hunting safaris. Zimbabwe is currently on a mission to lure investors following Operation Restore Legacy which…

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Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

Chamisa assume Khupe’s role in Parliament

By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa is now leader of the opposition in Parliament taking over from Honourable Thokozani Khupe who was recalled a few months ago. Khupe had been the leader of the opposition in the House since her elevation to the party presidency around 2005 up to recently. Reading out the announcement in the National Assembly, Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he had been informed of the new development by the Parliamentary Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. “I would like to inform this house that at its meeting…

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MDC-T digs in on reforms

MDC-T digs in on reforms

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 National Chairperson Hon. Morgen Komichi’s statement to the press Primary Elections The People’s Party of Excellence, MDC, has conducted its Primary elections and we now have a list of our parliamentary candidates, who will represent the MDC T Alliance in the 2018 Elections. Our Alliance partners are fielding their candidates and we are working closely together to field the best candidate for the area. Negotiations are taking place among our Alliance Partners in areas where, for instance, our candidate is weak and an alliance candidate is…

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AGM to finalise sell of Hwange Town: Chitando

AGM to finalise sell of Hwange Town: Chitando

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando says he expecting that the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of Hwange Colliery will finalise the sale of Hwange Town and houses as has been agreed. Hwange is currently saddled by a huge debt overhang that has seen it failing to attract investment or accessing loans for capitalisation from financing institutions both inside and out of the country. The debt has been affecting production as the company has no resources to purchase the much-needed equipment to up production, leaving it…

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Parliament waits on Mugabe …as US$15 billion probe intensifies

Parliament waits on Mugabe  …as US$15 billion probe intensifies

By Daniel Chigundu MINES and Energy Parliamentary Portfolio Committee chairperson Temba Mliswa has revealed that they are waiting on former President Robert Mugabe’s confirmation to attend the committee on Wednesday. The committee is currently carrying out a probe on the alleged missing US$15 billion which Mugabe claim was lost through shoddy dealings in the diamond mining sector. Already all the companies and officials who were directly or indirectly involved in the mining of the country’s diamonds at Chiadzwa have appeared before the committee and have given their sides of the…

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Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

Credible elections everyone’s responsibility

By Daniel Chigundu VICE President Kembo Mohadi has said the burden of ensuring that the country holds a free, fair and credible election is everyone’s responsibility, adding that all stakeholders must play their part. Zimbabwe is expected to hold harmonised elections between 21 July and 21 August and these elections have a huge bearing on the country’s economic recovery as the international community has demanded free, fair and credible elections if the country hopes to get support to move out of its current economic logjam. Since his inauguration on 24…

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MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

MDC-T (Khupe) open to coalitions

By Daniel Chigundu THOKOZANI Khupe led MDC-T faction says it is open to entering into coalitions with other like-minded political parties ahead of the all-important 2018 general elections. Zimbabwe is expected to hold elections between 21 July and 21 August this year and there is a general thinking that an opposition coalition is what has been missing to dislodge Zanu PF from power. Currently, there are about three known opposition coalitions in the country namely Coalition of Democrats (Elton Mangoma), People’s Rainbow Coalition (Joice Mujuru) and MDC Alliance (Nelson Chamisa)….

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We want to regain South Africa market: Dr Kaseke

We want to regain South Africa market: Dr Kaseke

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive Dr Karikoga Kaseke has said Zimbabwe is going to use the Africa Travel Indaba to regain lost market in South Africa. Travel Indaba which will run from 8-10 May this year, is Africa’s largest tourism show that sees the continent showcasing its’ wide variety of tourism products. The show, to which Zimbabwe has been a consistent participant in the past 30 years, also attracts international buyers and media from across the globe and provides a business and policy platform forum for…

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FAW invests US$20m in Byo plant

FAW invests US$20m in Byo plant

By Ndafadza Madanha CHINESE motor vehicle manufacturer FAW plans to open a US$20m assembly plant in Bulawayo by year end as international investors continue to warm up to the country. According to Henry Madovi an official with FAW the assembly plant will create over 100 jobs and plant equipment is already on its way from China. He said the plant will be dedicated to assembling heavy motor vehicles as the company anticipates a spike in the country’s infrastructure and transportation projects. “We shall be assembling buses and trucks from Bulawayo by the…

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