Reports on Chinamasa's son smuggling $7m to SA 'a naked lie'

2016-05-30 18:35

Social media reports that the Zimbabwean finance minister’s son was arrested at Beitbridge for allegedly smuggling $7m in cash out of the country have fizzled out.

Govt won't back down on bond notes - Zim finance minister

2016-05-17 11:49

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa says the government won't back down on the introduction of bond notes, despite widespread resistance, a report says.

SA banks comply with Zim indigenisation laws

2016-04-01 18:12

All foreign owned banks operating in Zimbabwe have submitted credible indigenisation and economic empowerment plans in line with the March deadline.

Zim civil servants demand bonus payment dates from cash-strapped govt

2015-12-11 14:02

The umbrella body that represents all civil servant unions in Zimbabwe, Apex Council, has called on the government to announce dates of payment of the country’s civil servant bonuses, according to a report.

Drought, revenue drop to weigh on Zim budget

2015-11-25 13:17

Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa faces a tough task as he presents the country’s 2016 national budget amid falling revenues and a severe drought.

Zim will have an indigenised economy by 2018 – minister

2015-10-07 14:03

Zimbabwean Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwawo says the southern African country will have an "indigenised" economy by 2018.

Cash-strapped Zim 'won't sack civil servants'

2015-10-04 14:06

Despite pressure from the IMF, cash-strapped Zimbabwe will not sack any of its civil servants, a report quotes the minister of finance Patric Chinamasa as saying.

Want to buy lunch, clothes, phone cards? Ask a Harare cop

2015-09-21 10:33

Walking through the corridors of the homicide section at Harare’s main police station, it is the “for sale” signs on office doors that stand out more than the stench coming from the dimly-lit underground hallways.

Zim growth forecast slashed by half

2015-07-30 21:30

Zimbabwe's finance minister has slashed the 2015 growth forecast from 3.2% to 1.5% after a slump in farm produce due to drought.

Zim MP brings used underwear to parliament

2015-07-23 19:05

There was drama in Zimbabwe's parliament after an MP from the opposition MDC paraded used underwear in the House in protest against the importation and resale of such garments, media reports say.


Mugabe allies' daughters use social media to distance themselves from Dad

2016-05-27 12:39

You might be Daddy's girl but that doesn't mean you agree with everything he or his friends do. That's the message being quietly put out on social media by the daughters of several of President Robert Mugabe's ministers and allies.

Breather for banks as Mugabe clarifies indigenisation

2016-04-12 20:00

Foreign banks have been given a respite to their plans to comply with Zimbabwe's empowerment laws after President Robert Mugabe clarified confusion about the law.

Zimbabwe's civil servants to finally get bonuses

2016-02-04 12:34

Zimbabwean Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has finally unveiled payment dates for the country's civil servants bonuses, according to reports.

Deflation-hit Zimbabwe to grow 2.7% in 2016

2015-11-26 16:07

Zimbabwe’s cash strapped and investment starved economy will grow by 2.7% in 2016 after sagging to 1.5% this year, says Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

Mugabe warms to West as economy wobbles

2015-10-22 10:45

President Robert Mugabe’s anti-Western rhetoric has been conspicuous by its absence of late, a sign the 91-year-old leader has mellowed or realised that Zimbabwe may need financial help.

No going back on Zim indigenisation policy – minister

2015-10-05 17:59

Zimbabwe’s newly appointed minister of youth development, indigenisation and economic empowerment Patrick Zhuwawo says there is no going back in the country’s controversial indigenisation programme, according to a report.

Mugabe's nephew attacks finance minister over call for foreign investment

2015-10-01 13:00

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwawo, has reportedly attacked fellow cabinet ministers, saying they risk being fired for lobbying for foreign direct investment.

Zim war vets minister accuses Chinamasa of trying to topple Mugabe

2015-09-18 17:00

Zimbabwe's War Veterans Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa has reportedly hit out at a Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, accusing him of working with the West to try and topple President Robert Mugabe.

Uphill task for Zim finance minister as economy bleeds

2015-07-29 20:30

With Zimbabwe's economy continuing to falter, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa faces a tough task as he readies to present his mid-term fiscal policy statement.

Mugabe's foreign trips appalling, says MDC

2015-07-10 13:24

Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai says it is appalled by President Robert Mugabe’s numerous foreign trips which are costing the country millions of dollars.

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