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Harare’s missing millions
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Harare’s missing millions

…politics of administration and a powerless citizenry Tichaona Zindoga Head of Content A fortnight ago,  Mayor Herbert Gomba blew his top when State media reported that the city was failing to provide water despite having received US$9.3 million from Government. Gomba said Council had not received that money, and instituted processes to ensure that the...

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Coronavirus impacts wildlife conservation

…as China temporarily bans wildlife markets and trade  Tulani Ngwenya Review & Mail Contributor The temporal ban was recently imposed due to the outbreak and rapidly spreading coronavirus. China’s main focus for the temporary ban is curbing and ultimately preventing the spread of the virus. Since the announcement, no wildlife is being traded within or from...

Lake Chivero’s THREE metres of faeces
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Lake Chivero’s THREE metres of faeces

…Harare water source’s shocking pollution By Head of Content Harare’s main water source, Lake Chivero, has three metres of faecal and toxic sludge that has built up over the years, an expert has revealed The expert made the discovery last year, as he engaged the city on an innovative sewer purification technology that would see...

How Zim premier resort was nearly sold by South Africans
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How Zim premier resort was nearly sold by South Africans

By Review & Mail Writer South African sugar giant – Tongaat Hullet – nearly sold one of Zimbabwe’s premier resorts Malilangwe Game Park in the south east lowveld, as it tried to illegally capitalise on its asset and offset debts accrued down south. Tongaat Hullet Limited South Africa (THL) owns Triangle Sugar Limited and Hippo...

Solomon Mujuru comes alive!
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Solomon Mujuru comes alive!

New book offers great insights into life, character of ex-army general and kingmaker Tichaona Zindoga Head of Content Solomon Mujuru’s demise in a suspicious fire at his farm in August 2011 is considered a turning point in Zimbabwe’s fractious politics that have been dominated by the nationalist and former liberation movement for over half a...

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Ex perm sec fingered in equipment, US$100m cash scam

Muzivi Mhiripiri Mail & Review Writer Former Health and Child Care permanent secretary Brigadier General (Rtd) Dr Gerald Gwinji is being fingered to have allegedly abused a USD$100 million loan from China. He allegedly superintended over the purchase of non functional equipment with part of the money while the rest disappeared into thin air. Gwinji...

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Media reforms under the microscope

Davison Kaiyo Review & Mail Writer Zimbabwe’s Government this week made key steps to reform the media by announcing a management vehicle for State media parastatals and opening applications for private players in the broadcasting sector. Stakeholders welcomed the developments with caution, with reservations over the composition of the Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust while there...

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A low, low point

– Review & Mail Editorial By Head of Content That the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fared, and continues to fare badly, has become a statement of fact rather than a mere opposition slogan. Everywhere you look, signs of failure confront you: shortages of fuel, electricity, potable water, cash and mealie meal – virtually...

Zim looks up to Commonwealth
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Zim looks up to Commonwealth

…but wary of ‘arm-twisting’ By Head of Content Zimbabwe is looking to salvage some diplomatic succour and rejoin the Commonwealth during the Heads of Governments Meeting set for Kigali, Rwanda, next month. As we report elsewhere in this issue, Zimbabwe is smarting from diplomatic reversals with the latest renewal of sanctions by the EU appearing...

Season of sanctions
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Season of sanctions

…Zimbabwe faces renewed cold and isolation by international community Tichaona Zindoga Head of Content The European Union this week announced a routine but telling review of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. The bloc, minus Britain which recently formalised breaking away from the union, said it was suspending sanctions against four individuals, including Vice President Constantino Chiwenga...

Golden boot for King Peter
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Golden boot for King Peter

Yesteryear footie great Peter Ndlovu honoured in UK Gilbert Munetsi Review & Mail Writer PETER Ndlovu was probably the biggest winner at a ceremony hosted by Team Zimbabwe-UK at the Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel last Saturday as part of celebrations to mark their achievements over the past decade. Team Zimbabwe-UK is a community initiative founded...

Matutu kicked off grabbed farm
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Matutu kicked off grabbed farm

Judith Nyuke Review & Mail Writer Former Zanu PF deputy Youth League secretary, Lewis Matutu, has been kicked out from a Kwekwe Farm which he had grabbed from the owner, Onisimo Zhavairo, with the help of over 20 ruling party youths in December last year. Justice Pisirayi Kwenda confirmed the interim order on January 29,...