Monthly Archives: December 2015

Zimbabwe still battling to pay civil service bill

E-NCA 31 December 2015 HARARE ‑ The Zimbabwean government is battling to pay the bulk of its civil service as the country’s economy continues to flounder. In the recent past, the civil service could always expect to be paid salaries on time – with even the prospect of a 13th cheque – but that has […]

Zimbabwe Dollar Not About To Return – Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says

Financial Gazette 23 December 2015 HARARE-ZIMBABWE’S government is looking at ways of easing the country’s cash crunch, President Robert Mugabe has said, as the central bank chief denied rumours that the Zimbabwe dollar was about to be reintroduced. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe chief John Mangudya were “looking at… strategies of […]

Stranded Zimbabweans sleep outside banks

IOL – Independent Foreign Service By Peta Thornycroft 17th December 2015 Bulawayo – Thousands of old people are sleeping outside banks in Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, hoping they will be paid their November pension cheques this week. Many of them say they remember the hyperinflationery period in 2008 when banks had no money before the […]

Mugabe Deprives Pensioners Xmas

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 17th December 2015 HARARE, December 17, 2015 – President Robert Mugabe’s administration has literally stolen Christmas from pensioners amid revelations the government has no cash for pensions and promised bonuses for all servants less than two weeks to Xmas. Reports have been awash this week pensioners have been spending sleepless […]

Students’ lobby group campaigns for sexual harassment policy launch

Newsday By Everson Mushava 15th December 2015 A FEMALE students’ lobby group, Female Students Network Trust (FSNT), has launched a campaign to push the government to enact a sexual harassment policy to curb incidences of sexual harassment at tertiary institutions. Speaking after winning the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) Outstanding Standing Civil Society Fighting for […]

Zim crying out for Magufuli-type of leadership

Zimbabwe Independent Candid Comment by Stewart Chabwinja 11th December 2015 ZIMBABWEANS must be casting envious glances at Tanzania where, like a breath of fresh air, President John Magufuli has broken from the African leader mould to win the hearts of many on the continent and beyond. The hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo has been trending on Twitter. Hitting […]

Dzamara bags human rights award

Daily News By Jeffrey Muvundusi 13th December 2015 Missing human rights activist Itai Dzamara was voted the Overall Human Rights Defender of the Year during the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (Zimrights) annual awards ceremony held at a local hotel in Bulawayo on Friday. Dzamara was allegedly abducted by suspected State agents in March this year […]

Zanu PF Feasts While University Lectures Face Bleak Festive Season

Radio VOP By Sij Ncube 9th December 2015 HARARE,- PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s administration has failed to pay lecturers and other support staff at state universities for the past five months in what analysts say is a firm confirmation the Zanu PF government is insensitive to the plight of its public workers at a time Zanu […]

China has done more for Africa than it’s former colonisers – Mugabe

News 24 7th December 2015 Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has praised China, saying the Asian country has done more for Africa than its former colonisers. Speaking during the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg on Friday, Mugabe, who is also the current chairperson of the African Union (AU), blasted as distorted claims […]

Locals won’t benefit from China-Zim mega-deals – opposition

News24 3rd December 2015 Harare – So-called mega-deals signed between China and Zimbabwe this week will “employ very few Zimbabweans and involve very few companies,” a senior opposition official has warned. Writing on Twitter, former education minister David Coltart of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) said: “We desperately need construction deals which will involve […]