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As Roadblocks Reduced, Zimbabwe ‘Revenue’ Police Swoop On Hotels

As Roadblocks Reduced, Zimbabwe ‘Revenue’ Police Swoop On Hotels

As government says it is reducing the number of roadblocks, ZRP officers appear to have found a new avenue for making money as they have besieged Bulawayo food outlets and hotels where they are issuing tickets for what operators feel are flimsy offences. ZRP officers have been accused of fleecing motorists by forcing them to […]

It’s Time Africa Acted Over Its Wealth

It’s Time Africa Acted Over Its Wealth

That Africa needs to redress the huge gulf between its wealth and its poverty is a foregone conclusion. Statistics of outflows from Africa against inflows in everything from aid, foreign direct investment to remittances will boggle the mind. But you already know that. What Africa needs to do about it is another matter altogether. President […]

President Robert Mugabe Is a Dictator, Direct Opposite of Hebert Chitepo

President Robert Mugabe Is a Dictator, Direct Opposite of Hebert Chitepo

Veteran politician and now Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) elder, Rugare Gumbo, has launched a scathing attack on President Robert Mugabe whom he described as too obsessed with power and a total opposite to his predecessor Hebert Chitepo. Gumbo was speaking during the launch of former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara’s book at Dr Ibbo Mandaza’s […]

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

Zimbabwe Republic Police roadblocks rake in US$60 million

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) expects to collect nearly US$60 million from traffic fines this year, nearly double last year’s projection, according to Parliament’s budget oversight office. The police’s pervasive presence on the country’s roads has drawn complaints from frustrated motorists, commuters and tourists, triggering debate within Cabinet and Parliament. The ZRP has never revealed […]

African National Congress Welcomes Public Protector’s Probe Into #GuptaLeaks

African National Congress Welcomes Public Protector’s Probe Into #GuptaLeaks

The African National Congress on Thursday welcomed Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s decision to investigate the #GuptaLeaks and claims contained in them. “The ANC has always maintained the need to establish the veracity of the emails and, consequently, the merits of the allegations contained therein,” it said in a statement. “We trust that the investigation will […]

Mining Rot – Can Magufuli Shake the Dust Off Ruling Party?

Mining Rot – Can Magufuli Shake the Dust Off Ruling Party?

As Tanzanians grapple with what exactly to make of the findings of two presidential committees tasked with investigating the mineral concentrates saga, the spotlight is now on the pair of hands that are accused of signing the bad deals that have caused the Treasury shocking losses in potential revenue. That Tanzania has had a raw […]

R9.6 Million Paid to Improve South Africa’s Image, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa Reveals

R9.6 Million Paid to Improve South Africa’s Image, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa  Reveals

Government entity SA Tourism spent R9.6m on a contract with controversial UK public relations firm Bell Pottinger to promote South Africa’s image abroad. While under this contract, the company did work for the Guptas. Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa revealed this on Monday, in reply to a parliamentary question from the DA. “Bell Pottinger LLP was […]

Zimbabwe police suspend 357 officers

Zimbabwe police suspend 357 officers

Under-fire police, in a bid to stamp the worsening rot within its ranks, last year suspended 357 officers over misconduct amid growing calls for the revamp of law enforcement system by the restive populace and opposition parties. At the same time, the roadblock saga which has seen police come under heavy criticism from the motoring […]

Why Mineral Wealth Not a Blessing for Africa

Why Mineral Wealth Not a Blessing for Africa

Tanzania is one of the most abundantly endowed with natural resources just like most of other African countries, but is still ranked high amongst the 25 poorest countries in the world. Private investment in mineral sector in Tanzania is in place for almost 20 years since the country opened its doors for foreign direct investment […]

Police roadblocks bombshell – foreign operators working to isolate Zimbabwe

Police roadblocks bombshell – foreign operators working to isolate Zimbabwe

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs has heard how foreign haulage truck operators are working to isolate Zimbabwe due to too many roadblocks. The Kindness Paradza-led committee, which toured Beitbridge border post on Friday, also heard how cross-border shoppers were allegedly subjected to extortion at the hands of police, security agents and customs and […]

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