On the eve of the military coup that led to his rise to power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has written this article on reforms in The Financial Times. __ When Margaret Thatcher was elected UK prime minister in 1979, she recognised that...
In an interview on CNBC Africa, Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa said President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sincere in his intentions and that sanctions on Zimbabwe had to be lifted. His comments drew the ire of Mnangagwa opponents. MDC Alliance MP...
President Emmerson Mnangagwa is “sincere in what he’s doing”, economic recovery will be tough and Western sanctions must be lifted, says Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa. Masiyiwa was part of a panel of leading businessmen to attend and speak at...
As prices rise and the foreign currency black market becomes volatile, ZANU-PF will find it harder to resist the urge to repeat its old errors. And, in the centre of it all, will be Emmerson Mnangagwa; does he continue to...
By Mike Murenzvi Over the past decade, Harare has become a traffic jungle of epic proportions. The combination of impatience, discourtesy, reckless and dangerous driving, blatant disregard of road rules and regulations, and unlicenced drivers has been cited among the...
By Perry Munzwembiri (@PMunzwembiri) AT its very core, Zimbabwe is battling neither a monetary nor a fiscal problem. That this seemingly self-evident truth needs explanation is perhaps a sure sign of the deep hole the country finds itself in. Yet...
There is a scene in the 1978 classic movie, The Great Train Robbery, which portrays the destructive arrogance of Zimbabwe’s monetary policy over the past two decades. After masterminding a gold heist, Edward Pierce, played by Sean Connery, is dragged...
ON Monday, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya finally put a stop to official pretence that the burgeoning electronic balances in the banks - and the loathed bond notes - were at par with the United States...
WHEN a team from the Public Service Commission turned up at Mbiriyadi Primary School in Nyanga for a staff audit and headcount three years ago, the head handed them attendance registers. Hawk-eyed officials quickly spotted an anomaly. Names of pupils...
By Prof. Tony Hawkins Ten days ago, Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube was talking of abolishing bond notes and launching currency reforms before the end of the year. But on Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa ruled out any such reforms. In...
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