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Implement Wealth Tax, Government Urged

A coalition of civic society groups under the banner of Fight Inequality Alliance Zimbabwe (FIAZimbabwe) has expressed concern over tax administration that it says is prepared to favour of elites. Addressing journalists in Harare, FIAZimbabwe spokesperson Janet Zhou said the tax burden lies heavily on the poor and it violates the Constitution. “Tax injustices has […]

Decentralised Vegetable Markets Boost Informal Business

MUTARE- City fathers, vegetable vendors and rural farmers are enjoying a new lease of life following the decentralisation of the agricultural produce market. Council introduced decentralised markets in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, a move hailed as affording dignified working spaces for informal traders and linking rural farmers. Development partners United Nations Development Program (UNDP) […]

Three Masvingo Residents In Court For Breaching MOPO

Police on Monday 17 January 2022 arrested three Masvingo residents and charged them with contravening the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Act. The three Masvingo residents namely Vigisai Norupandai aged 53 years, Aleck Tabe aged 38 years and Magie Chakabuda aged 62 years, appeared at Masvingo Magistrates Court on Tuesday 18 January 2022 after […]

Harare Given 48-Hour Ultimatum To Fix Poor Drainage System

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has given City of Harare a 48-hour ultimatum to attend to the maintenance, repair and refurbishment of the drainage systems in the capital city’s high-density suburbs including the CBD, where the local authority has failed and neglected to maintain them. According to CHRA, many suburbs in Harare have experienced […]

Repeal Law That Suspended By-Elections, Govt Told

A coalition of residents associations, the Residents Coalition for Electoral Reforms (RACER) has called on the government to repeal Statutory Instrument 225A of 2020 which suspended holding of by-elections. The Statutory Instrument also known as Public Health (COVID-19 Prevention, Containment and Treatment) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 4) was enacted to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. In […]

Adopt Social License To Monitor Mining Investments, Govt Urged

MUTARE- Civil groups advocating for transparency in the mining sector have urged government to codify the social license concept to address growing negative public sentiment against Chinese business operations in Zimbabwe. In a joint press statement released by twenty six Zimbabwe Civil Society groups, led by the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) the stakeholders […]

Govt Slammed Over Giving Community Service For Sexual Offenders

A local organization working with girls, Shamwari Yemwanasikana (SYS) has slammed the government over the passing of lighter sentences to sexual offenders including community service, a situation they said sends them back to the same communities where they committed the crime. In a statement, SYS expressed concern that sexual offenders were roaming free in communities […]

CSOs Express Concern Over Charamba Statements On Gukurahundi Plaque

The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has expressed concern over remarks made by the Deputy Chief Secretary, Presidential Communications, George Charamba that the construction of a memorial plaque in honor of victims of the Gukurahundi genocide in Matabeleland South province is illegal. Early this month unknown assailants are said to have used explosives to destroy […]

Marry Mubaiwa’s Trial Ends

The trial of estranged wife to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa on charges of fraud ended yesterday after state closed it’s case. Mubaiwa is being charged with committing fraud after she allegedly misrepresented facts on wedding with Chiwenga while he was battling for his life. At the close of the case, 11 witnesses including […]