HARARE, October 10 (The Source) – On September 27, a panicky Patrick Chinamasa, then finance minister, threatened to tighten government controls on social media, blaming it for fuelling shortages of basic commodities and bank notes in the country after a weekend of panic buying.
HARARE, October 10 (The Source) – President Mugabe has always hated it when Finance Ministers had minds of their own. In Ignatius Chombo, Mugabe has his yes-man.
HARARE, October 9 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has replaced Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa with Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo in a cabinet reshuffle, the government said in a statement late on Monday. Mugabe also moved Tourism minister Walter Mzembi to Foreign Affairs… Read More
HARARE, September 8 (Reuters) – President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe’s economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and a widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be driven by mining and agriculture. Without giving details, Mugabe told a meeting of the ruling… Read More
HARARE, September 8 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s business leaders on Thursday met with President Robert Mugabe for the first time in 10 years to discuss the deteriorating economic situation in the country. But executives from the mining, manufacturing, banking and farming sectors and representatives of… Read More
HARARE, September 8 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s business leaders have told President Robert Mugabe that the country is in need of “comprehensive reforms” to attract investment, end cash shortages and stave off rising inflation but stopped short of telling the aging leader that the country… Read More
HARARE, September 7 (The Source) – President Robert Mugabe on Thursday said he had lost the battle to appoint Industrial Development Corporation boss Mike Ndudzo as the Auditor General after his nomination was rejected by lawmakers. On July 27, Members of Parliament across the political… Read More
By Stephen Chan, Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe’s notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a successor.
HARARE, August 31 (The Source) – From inside what used to be the commentary box, high above what is left of the sports field at Torwood Stadium, one can look across to the pile of rust that was once one of Africa’s largest steel factories.… Read More
HARARE, August 10 (The Source) – There is a rush by President Robert Mugabe’s lieutenants to salvage his legacy, and the latest ploy in that race – a university named after him – may cost the taxpayer at least $1 billion. Higher and Tertiary Education… Read More
HARARE, July 27 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s Members of Parliament on Thursday rejected the proposed appointment of Industrial Development Corporation boss Mike Ndudzo as Auditor General to replace the popular Mildred Chiri. MPs across the political divide told Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa that Ndudzo was… Read More
HARARE, May 18 (The Source) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Thursday officially launched the start of work on the dualisation of the Harare-Beitbridge highway for $984 million. The highway is Zimbabwe’s busiest and most economically significant, it is part of the North-South Corridor that… Read More
HARARE, Feb 22 (The Source) – President Robert Mugabe has, for the first time, gone public with some details of an arms-for-minerals deal his government entered with China a few years ago. Speaking during his 93rd birthday interview aired on state television on Monday night,… Read More
HARARE, Feb 21 (The Source) – President Robert Mugabe has, for the first time, gone public with some details of an arms-for-minerals deal his government entered with China a few years ago. Speaking during his 93rd birthday interview aired on state television on Monday night,… Read More
HARARE, December 21 (The Source) – The year 2016 has been one of the toughest in Zimbabwe’s seemingly unending crisis — a serious drought, cash shortages, job losses. Because our grim reality is depressing, we put on our rose-tinted glasses and attempt a wilfully blithe… Read More