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Queen Bee most powerful oligarchy/cartel in Zimbabwe

Queen Bee most powerful oligarchy/cartel in Zimbabwe

Key Questions answered about corruption in Africa (Zimbabwe), factional politics and the powerful cartel (Oligarchy) controlling Diamond, Gold, Fuel, Grain (Command Agriculture), Basic Commodities and Foreign Currency trading. 1. *Who is Queen Bee?*-Queen Bee is colloquial name for the most powerful oligarchy/cartel in Zimbabwe. The group is heavily connected to senior politicians, the army, intelligence, […]

Zimra boss Faith Mazani quizzed over ‘smuggled’ Zanu PF campaign material

Zimra boss Faith Mazani quizzed over ‘smuggled’ Zanu PF campaign material

ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general, Faith Mazani was yesterday grilled by MDC-T Chitungwiza North legislator, Godfrey Sithole, who demanded to know if Zanu PF had paid import duty for campaign vehicles and other materials, which were recently imported ahead of next month’s general elections. The issue was raised in Harare during a Zimra engagement meeting […]

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe’s informal sector could be the sixth largest in the Sub-Saharan region, contributing between 40 percent and 50 percent to economic growth — an estimated $7 billion — especially for the four-year period between 2010 and 2014, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP), which measures […]

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Four state enterprises and parastatals (SEPs) flouted tender procedures when procuring millions worth of goods and services, according to the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri. The report sheds light on a culture of impunity and lack of accountability that prevails among parastatals and state institutions, providing fertile grounds for corruption. Chiri mentioned CMED ($1 million), Tobacco Industry […]

Zim first quarter trade deficit narrows: Exports increase by US$100m, Imports remain flat at US$1,3bn & Locals import $3m pampers in three months

Zim first quarter trade deficit narrows: Exports increase by US$100m, Imports remain flat at US$1,3bn & Locals import $3m pampers in three months

ZIMBABWE’S trade deficit narrowed by 14,5 percent (US$98 million) to US$576 million in the first three months of the year from the same period a year earlier, as exports jumped 15,7 percent to US$724 million driven mainly by mineral exports and tobacco. The influx of foreign goods — notwithstanding the implementation of Statutory Instrument (SI) […]

Shamed Zimbabwe Revenue Authority boss Pasi resigns

Shamed Zimbabwe Revenue Authority boss Pasi resigns

SUSPENDED Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general, Gershem Pasi, who was facing 45 charges of misconduct, has resigned. As first reported by our sister paper, the Zimbabwe Independent last year, an audit into the goings-on at Zimra exposed massive corruption, fraud, poor corporate governance and tax evasion scandals within the tax authority, with shocking revelations that […]

Punish looting First Lady Grace Mugabe Says Morgan Tsvangirai

Punish looting First Lady Grace Mugabe Says Morgan Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday called on First Lady Grace Mugabe to be punished for using goods confiscated by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to allegedly buy votes ahead of next year’s crunch general elections, where President Robert Mugabe (93) is expected to face a united opposition. Speaking at a Press briefing soon after chairing […]

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority to step up efforts in revenue collection

Zimbabwe Revenue Authority to step up efforts in revenue collection

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) says it will aggressively seek out arrears from free riders following a 4% increase in gross revenue collections to $264,79 million in January. Speaking at the Zimra Media Workshop in Harare yesterday, Zimra acting commissioner general, Happias Kuzvinzwa said strategies in improving electronic services, electronic cargo tracking, and widening fiscalisation […]

Truck load of donated books stuck at Beitbridge due to tax reports demands from ZIMRA

Truck load of donated books stuck at Beitbridge due to tax reports demands from ZIMRA

Thirty tons of school books collected in Bedfordview and meant for distribution to schools in Zimbabwe are stuck at Beitbridge Border Post because the state revenue authority is demanding tax, reports say. The official Herald newspaper says the books were destined for 11 schools in Bulawayo, near where President Robert Mugabe held his birthday party […]

Zimbabwe Confisticates Boxer Charles Manyunchi`s Trophy At The Airport

Zimbabwe Confisticates Boxer Charles Manyunchi`s Trophy At The Airport

Zimbabwean born Zambian boxer Charles Manyunchi was yesterday left egg faced when officials from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) pounced on him and confiscated his trophy and passport. Manyuchi retained his title after beating Italian Gianculla Frezza into submission in the sixth round in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy on Saturday night. He received $9 000 for […]

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