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OPINION: Government Controls Fueling The Black Market

Business at the country’s parallel (black) market for foreign currency and other commodities has never been as brisk. Billions of dollars in local or foreign currency exchange hands on a daily basis in a shrinking economy that is rapidly turning informal and unruly. By Victor Bhoroma Black market dealers have mushroomed in every city, town and growth point in the country with fast moving consumer goods (FMCGs), foreign currency and fuel being sold virtually at all busy corners. In 2019, the government passed a plethora…

Machete-Wielding Criminal Shot Dead In Kadoma

A 27-year-old machete-wielding criminal believed to belong to a notorious group called team Barca was shot dead by a security guard at a mine in Battlefields, Kadoma. According to the ZRP national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the deceased was part of a group of illegal miners who forcibly entered the mine. “A 27-year-old man was shot dead by a security guard at a mine in Battlefields, Kadoma. The deceased was part of about 60 illegal miners who raided a mine which was being manned by 3…

Traditional Leaders Get More Powers

MUTARE- The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has announced ambitious plans by government to grant more powers to traditional leaders. Minister July Moyo made these revelations during a strategic planning workshop for the National Chiefs Council, that government will grant traditional leaders powers to enforce local authority by laws. Moyo said besides granting enforcement powers to traditional leaders, government is considering plans to set up municipal courts to deal with minor…

Sri Lanka Jets In For Zim Tests

The Sri-Lanka senior national test squad jetted in Harare yesterday for a two-match test series against hosts Zimbabwe starting this Sunday. By Lewin Zoe, Harare Zimbabwe last played test cricket in 2018 when they drew 1-1 with Bangladesh and this will be their first international outing after being suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year over various issues. The Asia side is coming on the back end of a 1-0 lost o Pakistan and will be buoyed by the availability of their senior players. Sri…

Zim Tourism Takes Marketing Efforts To FITUR InSpain

As the world converges at the Spanish International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR in Madrid, Spain from 22 - 26 January 2020, Zimbabwe will be among the 10 487 exhibitors from 165 countries. Zimbabwe’s exhibition comes at an opportune time when the world is becoming more conscious about travel and discovery of new destinations. This is the 12th time the country has exhibited at the expose. FITUR is the global meeting point for the world’s tourism professionals. It is the leading trade fair for inbound and outbound markets…

Traditional Leaders Act To Be Aligned To Constitution

MUTARE-Minister of Public Works, Local Government and National Housing July Moyo has announced government plans to fast track the alignment of legislation governing the operation of traditional leaders. Speaking during a strategic planning workshop for the National Council of Chiefs, Moyo said traditional leaders are critical for laying the super structure where the economic development can start from. He said as such there was need to come up with a legislation which can enable traditional leaders to contribute towards…

Hopeful Dynamos Kicks Off 2020 Season Preps

Harare giants, Dynamos will kick-start their 2020 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) season preparations on Monday with the club leaders hopeful of returning smiles on the faces of club faithfuls. Dynamos have already bolstered their squad with five new signings including their former combative defender Partson Jaure who plied his trade with Mutare side Manica Diamonds last season. In an interview with 263Chat, Dynamos Manager, Richard Chihoro said the former Champions will kick-start their 2020 season…

AFCON Reverts to January/February Slot

The Africa Cup of Nations will revert back to its traditional slot in January and February next year to avoid the rainy season, the football federation of host country Cameroon (FECACOOT) said on Wednesday. “The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) will be played in Cameroon from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6 in 2021,” said FECAFOOT on Twitter. “The date has been changed for meteorological reasons at Cameroon’s request.” The tournament, played every two years, was switched to June-July last year when it was played in Egypt, avoiding…

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Traditional Leaders Get More Powers

MUTARE- The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has announced ambitious plans by government to grant more powers to traditional leaders. Minister July Moyo made these revelations during a strategic planning…

Sri Lanka Jets In For Zim Tests

The Sri-Lanka senior national test squad jetted in Harare yesterday for a two-match test series against hosts Zimbabwe starting this Sunday. By Lewin Zoe, Harare Zimbabwe last played test cricket in 2018 when they drew 1-1 with…

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