Boos, cheers for Zimbabwe's 'bond' budget

Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has galloped through his budget speech to parliament, leaving even President Robert Mugabe looking thoughtful.


AS IT HAPPENED: Zim finance minister presents 2017 budget

2016-12-08 16:00

Get the latest details as Zimbabwe’s finance minister Patrick Chinamasa presents his 2017 National Budget, which according to reports is unlikely to be above $4bn.

Mugabe 'has nothing to do with cash shortages' – minister

2016-12-08 13:26

A Zimbabwean minister has reportedly defended President Robert Mugabe's State of the Nation Address, which left many "disappointed", as it did not address critical issues affecting the southern African country.

Rand wallet launched in cash-strapped Zimbabwe

2016-12-08 11:31

South Africa’s currency could effectively start circulating in Zimbabwe as mobile network Econet Wireless introduces rand wallet on its mobile money platform in the country.

Zim 2017 budget: All you need to know about Mugabe's fin min

2016-12-08 11:15

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has the unenviable job on Thursday afternoon of presenting Zimbabwe's national budget - just as the southern African country looks dangerously near to economic collapse again.


Zimbabwe to release another 7 million bond notes - central bank

2016-12-08 08:03

Zimbabwe's central bank says it is about to "drip-feed" another seven million US worth of bond notes into circulation - just as the finance minister readies for a difficult budget.

WATCH: Blues-loving cockatoo is a star

2016-12-07 14:00

Casper the cockatoo from Zimbabwe may be 20 years old - but he loves nothing better than a good old boogey to the blues.

#SONA: Mugabe's 28 mins speech 'baffles' opposition

2016-12-06 20:25

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 92, has drawn criticism from the opposition after he avoided pertinent issues affecting the majority of Zimbabweans during his State of the Nation Address.

Tsvangirai's ex now an apostle: Five stories you've missed from Zimbabwe

2016-12-06 11:03

Morgan Tsvangirai's ex is now - wait for it - an apostle in South Africa. And Grace Mugabe might have got a bit more than she bargained for at a Zimbabwe beauty contest. Here are five stories you might have missed.

EFF to Mugabe: Political power shouldn't be taken to the grave

2016-12-05 22:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should step down and allow other Zimbabweans to take over from him, the EFF has said, adding that "political power should not have to be taken to the grave".

Zimbabwe 'has the strongest currency in Africa': state media

2016-12-07 19:30

"This is a fact: Zimbabwe has the strongest currency in Africa". Sounds unbelievable - but that's what the official Herald newspaper claimed hours after President Robert Mugabe's SONA.

Mugabe's SONA pause has Zimbabwe on tenterhooks

2016-12-06 22:01

A hesitant Robert Mugabe got through a whole state of the nation address without a single mention of bond notes or the vexed question of whether he would retire.

Mugabe appeals for calm amid economic crisis

2016-12-07 07:22

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis.

Zimbabweans not hopeful ahead of Mugabe's #SONA

2016-12-06 12:09

Will longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe announce he is standing down in his State of the Nation Address? That at least is the gist of what many Zimbabweans are feeling ahead of the president's speech.

Mugabe's nephew: Most people will be 'wiped out' if VP Mnangagwa becomes president

2016-12-06 08:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has accused Vice President Emmerson Mangangwa of intimidating the ruling party's members in his campaign to succeed the nonagenarian leader.

Zim miners sound wage alarm for 2017 - survey

2016-12-05 11:08

Zimbabwean mining firms, including SA's Sibanye Gold, Caledonia Mining Corporation and Anglo Platinum say they will not be able to afford salary raises in 2017.


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