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Embattled Chombo offers to quit politics

HARARE, December 1 – Embattled former Zimbabwean finance and economic development minister Ignatius Chombo has on Thursday, offered to quit politics and either return to lecturing at universities or go into full-time farming. Chombo, who was also Zanu PF secretary for administration before he was unceremoniously kicked out of the ruling party on November 19, […]

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Parliament approves R2.1 million payment for former energy minister

PARLIAMENT, December 1 – The National Assembly on Thursday approved a once-off gratuity of R2.1 million for former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson who lost her post in President Jacob Zuma’s March Cabinet reshuffle.     The windfall was approved as part of the department’s adjusted budget, and was diverted from funding earmarked for a national solar […]