BEITBRIDGE DESERTED

BEITBRIDGE town was partially deserted yesterday morning as
hundreds of the border town’s residents thronged Mtetengwa communal lands to
send off a community leader and businessman Isaka Tshivi, who died last week.

Tshivi, fondly known as Mulalo, …

BEITBRIDGE town was partially deserted yesterday morning as hundreds of the border town’s residents thronged Mtetengwa communal lands to send off a community leader and businessman Isaka Tshivi, who died last week. Tshivi, fondly known as Mulalo, Venda for peace, might have not been declared by government as a hero, neither did he get a state-assisted funeral, but the crowds that thronged

TSVANGIRAI’S SON BOOED

The late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s eldest son, Edwin was booed by the crowd when he thanked government for giving financial assistance to the family.

The government provided security and food at the event. In his address, Chamisa also thanke…

The late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s eldest son, Edwin was booed by the crowd when he thanked government for giving financial assistance to the family. The government provided security and food at the event. In his address, Chamisa also thanked the government for providing assistance to the former prime minister’s family.  Tsvangirai died last year in February after a battle with

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ED BETRAYED SAVE : CHAMISA

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accused President
Emmerson Mnangagwa of betraying the late Morgan Tsvangirai by allegedly
backtracking on concessions he made to secure the opposition leader’s backing
in the ouster of former president Robert Mugab…

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of betraying the late Morgan Tsvangirai by allegedly backtracking on concessions he made to secure the opposition leader’s backing in the ouster of former president Robert Mugabe. Chamisa told hundreds of people that attended Tsvangirai’s memorial service at Hamunikwa village in Buhera that Mnangagwa had promised the

SAVE REMEMBERED IN STYLE

IT is 5am, the grass is covered in morning dew and cool
temperatures are biting, but to multitudes of MDC supporters it is just another
time to celebrate their late leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.

For some, it is time to cash in on party regalia and
va…

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From Dead BC to Lacoste Broadcasting Corp

Source: From Dead BC to Lacoste Broadcasting Corp – The Standard May 5, 2019 Letter to my people BY DOCTOR STOP IT My Dear People, I trust I find you well. That is obviously a very difficult feat to achieve under the circumstances. Hardships and shortages can hardly be the ideal environment in which to […]

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Source: From Dead BC to Lacoste Broadcasting Corp – The Standard May 5, 2019

Letter to my people BY DOCTOR STOP IT

My Dear People,
I trust I find you well.

That is obviously a very difficult feat to achieve under the circumstances.

Hardships and shortages can hardly be the ideal environment in which to achieve a decent life.

Watching Auxillia trying to play Mother Theresa on national television must be one of the most excruciatingly boring activities Zimbabweans are having to endure after a hard day out hustling.

For those who may not know, Auxillia Mnangagwa, ED’s wife was filmed taking government officials at NatPharm to task over why there were shortages of medicines in some government health institutions.

Apparently her anger was stoked after she visited a health institution in her home province of Mashonaland Central.

Her unprofessional conduct drew negative comments from some people who felt that she was overstepping her non-existent mandate of being first lady.

Some even began comparing her to former first lady, Dr Amai Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe.

Auxillia has been all over the show, making unannounced hospital visits and disrupting the smooth flow of activities and with the support of some camera persons unprofessionally filming patients at health institutions.

She and her hangers-on have been all over the place, from being received by government officials in Chimanimani and cluttering about at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.

Some professionals were mortified to learn that Auxillia demanded delivery schedules for medicines, which she was also going to monitor!

However, despite all the brouhaha, she still had her own supporters with others saying there was need for an “uninterested” person to say things as they are.

Some felt that Cyclone Auxillia was the appropriate person to storm NatPharm given that some medical drugs were already being diverted to the black market and not finding their way to their intended targets.

Exactly the kind of reasons that were given when your Dr Amai Grace Mugabe started addressing her ill-fated Meet the People tours.

Before long, she was targeting people that she and her friends perceived as her husband’s political enemies such as Joice Mujuru and members of her political faction in Zanu PF.

Then she came up with the youth interface rallies, which brought to an end her budding political career and her husband’s life presidency.

During the youth interface rallies, she targeted and eliminated perceived opponents of her G40 faction and her husband.

Among those who were not spared public humiliation were Dhakisi and his Lacoste faction together with Auxillia.

The question that arises is are the factions and cartels so powerful that ED and our government, including the police and the ministry responsible so powerless that we have to send the first lady and some camera persons to say the uncomfortable things?

Welcome to LABC

We wish to officially acknowledge the official death of Dead BC, which was dead anyway (LABC).

In its place, we have been given Lacoste and Auxillia Broadcasting Corporation.

On this national television station, the news is strictly about any activities, no matter how useless which may be conducted by ED and his wife.

If the activities by mom and dad have been exhausted, the television station can always interview the children.

Especially about how their father in typical James Bond fashion stepped on minefields, deadly snakes and leapfrogged lions and giraffes as he fled to Mozambique in order to stage the coup.

After that, truly members of the Lacoste faction can then occupy LABC television channel, especially if they are from some special selected provinces.

Ideal jobs

Some comrades have been excelling at this clean up exercise that they have been going on and on about.

It has given some of us an opportunity to see that the comrades are wasting time in the high offices that they occupy.

The whole lot is so motivated and deliver well when they set their minds to cleaning up rubbish around the country.

I think as Zimbabweans, we need to give these guys an opportunity to do what they excel at.

The MDC municipalities are failing to clean our environment and failing to collect domestic waste anyway.

Employ the comrades as bin collectors!

National IDs for Cyclone Idai victims

It was very touching to see our government declaring that it would soon put in place mechanisms to ensure that all victims of Cyclone Idai who lost birth certificates, identity documents and other important particulars during the floods would ensure that they were replaced.

That is what governments should do for their people.

We hope similar thoughts will be applied in helping victims of Gukurahundi genocide who equally need the important documents.
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‘Zimbabwe needs to continue with its reforms’ 

Source: ‘Zimbabwe needs to continue with its reforms’ | The Sunday Mail May 5, 2019 Diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and Japan have been flourishing for the past 38 years. Over the years, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has bankrolled a number of local developmental projects. It is, however, believed that there is scope to […]

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Source: ‘Zimbabwe needs to continue with its reforms’ | The Sunday Mail May 5, 2019

‘Zimbabwe needs to continue with its reforms’

Diplomatic relations between Zimbabwe and Japan have been flourishing for the past 38 years. Over the years, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has bankrolled a number of local developmental projects. It is, however, believed that there is scope to deepen the relations. Our reporter Sharon Munjenjema last week spoke to Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Toshiyuki Iwado on the sidelines of a cocktail to commemorate the enthronement of the new Japanese Emperor, Prince Naruhito.

Japanese Emperor Akihito recently abdicated his throne, and his son becomes the 126th Emperor of Japan.

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Q: What would you say is the current state of relations between Japan and Zimbabwe?

A: Relations between Zimbabwe and Japan have not been bad; we are enjoying, it’s been good and friendly relations since independence.

As a matter of fact, the embassy here in Zimbabwe established and opened in 1981 just after independence.

And the following year, the Zimbabwean Embassy in Tokyo also opened.

So, of course, there have been ups and downs because of certain political and economic situations.

 

Q: What is your take on the current reforms being implemented by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration?

 

A: From the beginning of his term, President Mnangagwa talked about a very important thing, which is political, economic and social reform.

I think that this country needs to reform in many areas.

Given the natural resources and rich human resources, there is need for a good system to make those talented people show their abilities. Look around, it is often talked about that the informal sector is huge, but from my perspective, if the informal sector is so active, it means that there are so many Zimbabweans with talent to run businesses.

Why do they stay in the informal sector?

Ask them why they can’t tap into the formal sector, it is because there are too many rules and regulations.

I think that’s why they just stay in the informal sector.

I am not one to teach how things should be done, but my sense is: make the rules and regulations relaxed for businesses to prosper and let those talented people thrive.

Q: There has been a raft of ease of doing business reforms that have been put forward by Government. What do you think of them?

A: My personal observation is that there are not so quick, but I am not disappointed because of that because in any democratic country, even Japan, the reform is not so easy and not quick.

No government can do everything all at once.

So from that perspective I am not so disappointed. For example, the fiscal discipline, I believe they are doing very well and the monetary policy as well.

That is necessary.

There is some fine-tuning (that needs to be done) so that the general public accepts the system (new monetary policy on interbank market).

In order for the people to accept that system, probably Government needs to deal with the workable inter-banking system.

Without making the inter-banking system work, it will be difficult for the individual and the businesspeople to rely on the new system.  They will go to the black market and try to get foreign currency, (where) the exchange rate is very high, and that will be reflected in the price.

That is the kind of cycle the people are suffering.  The businesspeople are suffering from that. I don’t know how that can be fixed, but at least try to make the inter-banking system work so that the general public, including the private sector, accept it.

More than that, my real feeling is that try to tackle the corruption, as the President mentioned.

Q: Which areas of possible investment do you see in Zimbabwe which Japanese firms would be interested in investing in?

Also, has there been any specific investors in Japan that have shown their interest?

A: I do not want to single out one, there are many. In February, we had the Japanese business mission and they explored many areas – mining, agriculture and energy.

Many Japanese companies are competing (to invest here) and I cannot mention their names, but the point is, many times I am asked the same question, and my answer is ask your local companies.

If they are happy with the working environment in Zimbabwe, why wouldn’t the Japanese companies want to invest?

If they are suffering, and I think they are suffering, then it is very difficult for investment to come to this country.

Because once they invest here they will suffer the same.   So my answer to that question is not sector-specific but system-specific.  There needs to be reforms, reforms, reforms. This country has huge potential, it has rich national resources and talented people. Something needs to be done to exploit those natural resources.

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Beer lovers resort to downing cheap but dangerous Vhinyu brew as beer prices shoot up

An illicit brew called vhinyu has become a viable alternative for many people in Rusape and elsewhere who find the new increases in the price of regular alcohol unbearable for them. The crude wine is said to be so powerful that it can send the drinker …

An illicit brew called vhinyu has become a viable alternative for many people in Rusape and elsewhere who find the new increases in the price of regular alcohol unbearable for them. The crude wine is said to be so powerful that it can send the drinker into an immediate stupor, raising serious questions about its […]

Harare City Council splurges on workshops

Source: Harare City Council splurges on workshops | The Sunday Mail May 5, 2019 Senior Reporter The Harare City Council is spending several thousands of dollars monthly on “training workshops” for councillors and senior management with the city having already conducted 30 such ‘talk shops’ since coming into office last year, a residents’ watchdog has […]

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Source: Harare City Council splurges on workshops | The Sunday Mail May 5, 2019

Senior Reporter

The Harare City Council is spending several thousands of dollars monthly on “training workshops” for councillors and senior management with the city having already conducted 30 such ‘talk shops’ since coming into office last year, a residents’ watchdog has alleged.

The Harare Resident Trust (HRT) alleges that the MDC-led city council is using ratepayers money on workshops in exclusive hotels outside Harare, instead of using council facilities in the city.

It is alleged that Harare City Council is spending an average $200 for hotel accommodation and meals a day on each of its officials during the workshops.

Some of the meetings have been held in Victoria Falls, Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba, Nyanga, and Kadoma Hotel.

HRT director Mr Precious Shumba charged that city fathers are underutilising council facilities at Town House and elsewhere across the city.

“The City of Harare has held an estimated 30 works in Victoria Falls, Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba, Nyanga, and Kadoma Hotel,” said Mr Shumba.

“The city of Harare is on a rampant spree to abuse ratepayers’ money.

“This year alone the newly elected councillors have held 11 workshops at Kadoma Hotel with an average attendance of ninety participants.

“The City of Harare is spending an average $200 in hotel accommodation and meals per day.”

Mr Shumba further alleged that at least 12 councillors in the Audit Committee, led by Deputy Mayor Enoch Mupamaonde were at Kadoma Hotel for a workshop between 11 and 14 April 2019.

He said another workshop, at the same hotel attended by 55 officials including senior management, heads of department, and the town clerk ended on April 15, 2019.

Harare Mayor Councillor Hebert Gomba said its normal practice for councillors to receive training when councils are constituted.

“We have new councillors who have come in and we have set up new committees of council and these people would want to be capacitated,” said Cllr Gomba

“We have about 16 old councillors and over 30 new ones, so there is nothing wrong in taking them through the steps for them to be able to understand and make the correct decision in terms of what they are supposed to do here.”

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