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Government last year over spent $2 billion without parliamentary approval, the Auditor-General has said. In a statement issued Friday after tabling the 2018  audit reports for ministries, state entities and local authorities, Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri said the state used more than $2.5 billion more than what was budgeted for. Chiri said parliament...
The National Tripartite Negotiating Forum (NTF) has given government up to Tuesday next week to reverse the ban of the use of foreign currency in the country or face protests and strikes. Addressing a press conference after the inaugural NTF meeting, Public Service Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare minister,...
Harare - Controversial preacher and government critic Apostle Talent Chiwenga has been involved in a serious accident in Zimbabwe, the Mail & Telegraph can exclusively reveal. The accident which is believed to have happened very early in the morning claimed at least one life. Sources close the family have confirmed that at...
Morgan Tsvangirai's daughter Vimbai Tsvangirai- Java has died. Tsvangirai who was Glenview South MP was involved in a car accident on her way to Harare from Bulawayo last month. Uncle to the late Vimbai, Manasa Tsvangirai said he was just getting to the hospital when the Mail and Telegraph contacted him. “I...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s much-hyped rehabilitation of Mbare flats is proving to be hot air after the company contracted by government and the Harare City Council to do the rehabilitation, FCG Singapore, ceased operations a month ago. The contractor is embroiled in a war with its workers who claim exploitation and...
South Africa based Zimbabwean journalist, Mike Chimombe, was fatally shot in Cape Town on Sunday in a horrific robbery where his assailants also took away his vehicle. Chimombe (37), was the first son of veteran journalist and farmer Emilia Zindi. A devastated Zindi said her son, who was due to return...
A POLICE officer stationed at Lion’s Den tollgate outside Chinhoyi was last week robbed of her AK-47 assault rifle while on duty. Mashonaland West police spokesperson Inspector Clemence Mabgweazara confirmed the incident and said police were hunting for the suspected robber. “Police are hunting for the culprit who robbed our officer...
PARALLEL market exchange rates have tumbled from a peak of US$1:RTGS$9 recently and remain frozen at US$1:RTGS$6 since last week amid indications the rate could drop further after Government secured a US$500 million facility to boost efficiency on the inter-bank forex market. Traders are slowly gaining confidence in the interbank...
Suspected armed security agents on Tuesday morning allegedly besieged the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition Chairperson Rashid Mahiya’s residence following fake massages about a possible shut down that have been circulating on social media. In a press statement, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition said the men spent 30 minutes knocking violently at...
ZIMBABWE requires more than US$100 million to replace around 2 000 transformers that were vandalised in recent years, Parliament heard last week. This come at a time when the country is grappling with serious power outages caused by poor power generation at Kariba Hydro-Power Station as water levels in the...
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