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Mboweni calls for end to Zim sanctions

JOHANNESBURG, January 16 – Finance minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday that Zimbabwe should look at introducing a new currency to counter its economic and financial challenges and also called for political leadership to intervene in ending sanctions in the troubled SADC country. Mboweni said that South African government representatives, including National Treasury director-general and […]

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Zim judge implicates VP Chiwenga in post-election deadly shootings

HARARE, November 10– A Zimbabwean High Court judge implicated Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga in the deadly shootings of unarmed civilians by the military following post-election violence in the capital on August 1. The military fired live ammunition on civilians, killing six people. In a ruling made Wednesday, Justice David Mangota dismissed a case where Allison Charles […]

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Zimbabwe not seeking mercy, but massive investment – Ambassador

JOHANNESBURG, October 16 – The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday embarked on a charm offensive to woo investors in South Africa during the country’s “Zimbabwe is open for business” summit held in Johannesburg. Hosted by Zimbabwe’s embassy in South Africa, the summit attracted numerous government officials, diplomats, businesspeople, local and international media and some Zimbabweans based […]

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Zimbabwe opposition leader plans mock inauguration in challenge to president

Harare, September 12 – Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is planning a mock inauguration on Saturday  to challenge the oath taken by President Emmerson Mnangagwa,  his spokesman said. Mnangagwa was inaugurated three weeks ago, following a court decision upholding his disputed election victory. However, a junior minister warned the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) that any […]