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600 ZESA workers to lose jobs

The Zimbabwe Technical Energy Employees Association says over 600 ZESA workers are likely to be retrenched following the introduction of prepaid meters. Western region representative Purano Ngulube told Radio Dialogue that several meter readers and sales managers are set to lose their jobs due to ... Read More »

VP Nkomo clothes thieves denied bail.

Two  police officers who allegedly broke into the late Vice President Landa John Nkomo’s Bulawayo house and stole property valued at about $7 000 were on tuesday  denied bail.Dismissing the bail application by Costa Fandi (25) and Hillary Ncube (29) Bulawayo magistrate, Mr Witness Mtetwa ... Read More »

COPAC awareness campaign enters Second day

The  COPAC campaign to raise awareness of provisions of the draft constitution entered its second day yesterday with Bulawayo residents calling for Copac officials to compare the new charter with the Lancaster House one and draw parallels.The residents said they do trust the motive behind ... Read More »

Minister Misihairabwi-Mushonga presents Mugabe with banned radio receiver

In a show of bravery, Minister of Regional Intergration Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga on Tuesday attended cabinet meeting armed with the “banned” shortwave  radio receiver  which she later handed  to President Robert Mugabe. Misihairabwi-Mushonga, who is MDC Secretary General is said to have expressed her displeasure to Mugabe. ... Read More »

Call for reconstitution of DIMAF

Businesspersons and political activists in Matabeleland region have called for the reconstitution of Distressed Industries and Marginalised Areas Fund (DIMAF) initiative to stop the continued closure of firms from Bulawayo to Harare. Dairiboard Holdings Limited, one of the country’s biggest manufacturer and marketer of food ... Read More »

Disability group slams Copac over braille draft distribution

The Zimbabwe National League of the Blind says the blind and the visually impaired have been excluded from accessing the draft constitution following reports that only 200 braille copies will be circulated nationwide. Ishmael Zhou, the director of the Zimbabwe National League of the Blind ... Read More »

MDC Secretary General calls for sex boycott

MDC Secretary General Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has urged women to deny men sex if they do not vote in the upcoming constitutional referendum. Misihairabwi-Mushonga who is also the Minister of  Regional Integration and International Cooperation in the inclusive government  accused men of not liberating women and added ... Read More »

VP Nkomo clothes thieves appear in court

Two police officers deployed to guard the late Vice President John Landa Nkomo yesterday appeared before a Bulawayo magistrate in connection with theft of clothes and other items with a combined value of $7 500. The pair, Costa Fandi (25) and Hillary Ncube (29) yesterday ... Read More »

COPAC draft awareness meetings flop in Bulawayo

Public awareness on the proposed constitutional draft had a false start in Bulawayo after two of the initial meetings with residents failed to kick-off. Copac officials failed to turn up for meetings at Killarney Hall and Lockview Primary School meant to raise awareness on the ... Read More »

Council blames Chombo for outstanding bills

The Bulawayo City Council has piled blame on Local Governance, Rural and Urban Development Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo for costing the local authority $6 million which it is owed to them by defaulters. Addressing residents during a consultative meeting on the amendment of the Urban ... Read More »