Schweppes unit eyes jump in output

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Schweppes Zimbabwe’s marketing and public affairs director, Unaiswi Nleya-Nyikadzino told NewsDay in an interview that the figures were, however, dependent on fruit supplies from the farms. “In 2017 we received 15 000 tonnes of fruit, so that’s what we processed. Our target was obviously much higher than …

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Serious work to revive NRZ begins

Africa Moyo Business Reporter SERIOUS work to revive the National Railways of Zimbabwe is set to start in the near future amid indications that all outstanding legal issues to the $400 million recapitalisation deal are to be sealed by end of next month. The Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and …

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Zanu PF bigwigs tumble

BY STAFF REPORTERS President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s adviser, Christopher Mutsvangwa, Zanu PF chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri (pictured) and Scholarships minister Christopher Mushohwe were some of the notable casualties who were routed by “political upstarts’” in an internal election marred by reports of massive rigging. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s mother-in-law, Helga Mubaiwa was left …

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Amnesty beneficiaries jailed again

BY TATENDA CHITAGU In an interview on the sidelines of a fundraising Commissioner General Golf Tournament held at Masvingo Sports Club on Saturday, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Deputy Commissioner-General Moses Chihobvu said some unrepentant jailbirds have found their way back in less than six months after leaving jail walls. …

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Rural women leaders set pace for poll demands

BY SILAS NKALA The civic groups are part of Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) . In a statement yesterday, the civic groups revealed that guidelines were agreed on in Harare last week at a national women’s summit on elections. “The meeting brought together 250 rural women leaders from the 210 constituencies. …

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Zanu PF deploys police, air force for primaries

BY BLESSED MHLANGA An air force helicopter was used to deliver ballot papers and boxes in Mberengwa and Gokwe, where our news teams witnessed the planes touch down with voting material. Police officers were being used as polling officers, checking the Zanu PF cell register and voting. Zimbabwe Peace Project …

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Zanu PF primaries bode ill for elections

BY RICHARD CHIDZA The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), while applauding Zanu PF for the effort to entrench internal democracy, said it was worried that violence and other electoral ills might reappear during the harmonised elections. “ZPP applauds the ruling party in its bid to strengthen internal democracy. However, [ZPP] recorded …

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Trump threatens aid cut to Zim, SA

South Africa received about $258 million (R3,2 billion) in the 2017/18 year according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAid). The vast majority of the funds are spent on health initiatives. In Zimbabwe, USAid invests nearly $100 million annually, supporting a broad portfolio of health programmes. Every year, …

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Question mark over whether Zimbabwean diaspora will get to vote

TimesLive With Mnangagwa at the helm‚ the party has taken a somewhat calmer stance in dealing with opposition politicians but still skirts around electoral reforms. Early in April Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister Sibusiso Moyo‚ while in the United Kingdom on a diplomatic mission‚ made conflicting statements to journalists …

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NPF boss faces $10 million lawsuit

By Everson Mushava Last week, while addressing a Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (Zesn) debate series titled Making Elections Make Sense, Mawarire alleged that illegal foreign currency traders were receiving money from Spartan Investments owned by Mnangagwa’s son Tarirai David. Through its lawyer, Gerald Mlotshwa, the RBZ has demanded that Mawarire …

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