JUST IN: Mugabe’s Son-In-Law Acquitted Of Abuse Of Office Charges

The late President Robert Mugabe’s son in law Simbarashe Mutsahuni-Chikore has been acquitted of criminal abuse of office charges. Chikore was accused of signing a Memorandum with Safeguard Security Services without going to tender. Allegations against Chikore were that on August 3, 2017, he signed a memorandum of agreement with Safeguard Security Company for the provision of security services without following proper tender procedures. It was being alleged that Chikore signed for 10 security guards at US$16 445 per month, which was allegedly above the US$10 000 threshold for informal…

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Ziyambi’s Appointment Fuels Tensions In ZANU PF

Ziyambi Ziyambi’s imposition of Abia Mujere as leader of ZANU PF in Mashonaland West has reportedly fuelled tensions within the ruling party. The imposition is said to have triggered tensions and objections from a camp said to be linked to Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister Mary Mliswa-Chikoka. Resultantly, Patrick Chinamasa, the party’s acting political commissar, was forced to intervene to prevent the situation from degenerating into chaos. Said Chinamasa in a letter copied to the party chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu: The communication is to inform…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: 7.9million Zimbabweans Now In Extreme Poverty

About a 7.9million Zimbabweans are reportedly living in extreme poverty following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that worsened the economic crisis in the Southern African country. According to the World Bank’s economic and social update report, almost half of Zimbabwe’s population fell into extreme poverty between 2011 and last year, with children bearing the brunt of the misery. Reads the report: _The number of extreme poor is expected to remain at 7.9 million in 2021 amid continued elevated prices, and a slow recovery of jobs and wages in the…

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