Policy

Zimbabweans say little to expect from Chinamasa budget

Zimbabweans say little to expect from Chinamasa budget

AN air of resigned pessimism appears to grip the country ahead of Thursday’s 2016 national budget presentation by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa in parliament. Chinamasa is expected to try and tame the civil service wage bill which is chewing the greater chunk of the national purse. He is also expected […]

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi’s trip

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi’s trip

CHINA is set to announce new aid to African nations when President Xi Jinping visits Zimbabwe and South Africa next month, a senior Chinese official said on Wednesday. The trip is likely to boost China’s relations with Africa, which supplies oil and raw materials such as copper and uranium to the […]

Mnangagwa gives Tomana unbridled power

Mnangagwa gives Tomana unbridled power

VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) has asked Parliament to approve a controversial change to the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, giving the Prosecutor-General (PG) Johannes Tomana wide discretionary powers to withhold private prosecution certificates in a vast range of circumstances. The law previously allowed private parties to personally lodge  criminal  charges […]