POLICE in Harare on Wednesday arrested 37 women protesters from the activist group Katswe Sistahood over concerns they might have disturbed President Robert Mugabe's lengthy motorcade.The women's legal counsel, Tonderai Batasara of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, confirmed the arrests."The 37 women were cautioned and discharged and no formal charges where preferred against them. They were w
The planned commercialisation of the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) has been met with mixed feelings from analysts who say it should be preceded by other measures, one of which being the availability of adequate funding. Recently, the Minister of Transport and Development Obert Mpofu set out plans to commercialise VID as part of measures to reduce the spate of road accidents during the festiv
Hundreds of shop owners of foreign descent with enterprises in Zimbabwean sectors reserved for locals have the past week been in a flurry approaching authorities with applications to indigenise their businesses ahead of January 1, 2014 deadline that could see them prosecuted should they continue operating without certification.Foreign shop owners are trying to come to terms with the government ann
Legislators from the previous Parliament are said to be separately preparing claims against the legislature over unpaid allowances running into millions of greenbacks. The move came as the Clerk of Parliament, Austin Zvoma, said they had cut spending on programmes due to under-funding and they had accumulated a bill of $1 million with local hotels. The hotel bill was accrued this year alone.Former
The electoral irregularities witnessed in the just-ended Zanu PF provincial elections are a replica of what the nation experienced during the July 31 harmonised elections, analysts said yesterday. Analysts say that the flawed elections were synonymous traits of the ruling party as Zanu-PF which mixes up party and government business used the same modalities to rig and mismanage its same elections.
Government has reportedly postponed payment of teachers' bonuses until after Christmas amid reports that treasury was struggling to raise funds for the wage bill. It emerged last night that government would first pay salaries on December 13, while the 13th cheque would be paid in the last week of December.Speculation is swirling that the cash-strapped government will be unable to pay a 13th cheque
Two guns used in the $125 000 heist of a Cash in Transit vehicle have been recovered near the crime scene while three security guards are still held by the police assisting with investigations.At least $125 000 was stolen in the Eastern Highlands plantation heist that took place on Saturday where robbers pounced on Fawcett Security company vehicle carrying cash meant for plantation workers' salari
INTERNECINE infighting in Zanu-PF could provide opposition parties in Zimbabwe with an opportunity to organise and reach out to disgruntled members within the ruling party, representatives of the opposition parties said this week.In the past month, Zanu-PF has struggled to hold its provincial elections due to factional fighting which resulted in all but three provincial elections being postponed r
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