Robert Mugabe Jnr’s national basket team call-up raises eyebrows

Former President Robert Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior’s latest call-up to the national basketball team has raised eyebrows, with claims that the South Africa-based player has not been involved in competitive action. Robert Jnr (pictured), more […]

Former President Robert Mugabe’s son, Robert Junior’s latest call-up to the national basketball team has raised eyebrows, with claims that the South Africa-based player has not been involved in competitive action. Robert Jnr (pictured), more [...]

Ziyambi gets roasting over Zupco 50c fares

LEADER of government business in Parliament and Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi was yesterday grilled by opposition MPs over the economic sense of slashing Zupco bus fares to 50 cents at a time fuel prices have […]

LEADER of government business in Parliament and Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi was yesterday grilled by opposition MPs over the economic sense of slashing Zupco bus fares to 50 cents at a time fuel prices have [...]

Fresh attempt to stop MDC congress

ANOTHER MDC official from Gokwe has filed an urgent chamber application to stop party leader Nelson Chamisa from holding an elective congress that is due to start tomorrow in Gweru. Maureen Tawengwa, who was a […]

ANOTHER MDC official from Gokwe has filed an urgent chamber application to stop party leader Nelson Chamisa from holding an elective congress that is due to start tomorrow in Gweru. Maureen Tawengwa, who was a [...]

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% […]

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% [...]

Asian shares slip as US-China spat takes center stage

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% […]

SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were broadly lower on Thursday as traders focused on tensions between the U.S. and China and braced for the impact of their tariff hikes. The Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.2% [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Zapu leader and war hero Dumiso Dabengwa dies. He was 79

ZAPU supremo and liberation war hero, Dumiso Dabengwa has died, he was 79. Dabengwa, who has been in and out hospital, died on his way to India to seek medical attention, a family member confirmed. Reports claim he was suffering from liver disease. Dab…

ZAPU supremo and liberation war hero, Dumiso Dabengwa has died, he was 79. Dabengwa, who has been in and out hospital, died on his way to India to seek medical attention, a family member confirmed. Reports claim he was suffering from liver disease. Dabengwa had not been active in ZAPU politics and had revealed plans […]

Tobacco sales hit 100m kg mark

Source: Tobacco sales hit 100m kg mark | Herald (Top Stories) Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter The 2019 tobacco sales have hit the 100 million kilogramme mark as farmers continue to deliver their crop for marketing. Deliveries have been improving with the variance in volumes declining from around 90 percent during the early days to […]

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Source: Tobacco sales hit 100m kg mark | Herald (Top Stories)

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter
The 2019 tobacco sales have hit the 100 million kilogramme mark as farmers continue to deliver their crop for marketing.

Deliveries have been improving with the variance in volumes declining from around 90 percent during the early days to 20 percent.

According to the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board farmers have sold 101,6 million kilogrammes worth US$184,3 million.

This is 20 percent less from the 127,6 million kg worth $369,6 million that had been sold by the same time last year.

The bulk of the tobacco sold so far has come from contracted growers who have delivered 86,4 million kg worth US$159, 6 million while self-financed farmers have sold 15,1 million kilogrammes worth US$25 million through the auction floors.

The seasonal average price is US$1,81 compared to US$2,90 per kilogramme during the same period last year.

Since the start of the tobacco marketing season at the end of March, more than 1 413 943 million bales have been laid for sales and of these 1 335 101 were sold while 78 842 were rejected for several reasons that included mold, while in some cases farmers refused the prices offered by buyers.

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Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The collection, named […]

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