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May 2019

Well, ZESA Lied: Here Is The National Load Shedding Schedule

By |2019-05-13T06:41:50+02:00May 13th, 2019|

When we, and a ton of other online publications, wrote about the impending darkness. ZESA was quick to blame us and social media for spreading lies. There was no load shedding going on as they were still working on a schedule; they said. Well, turns out they flat out lied and not for the first time either.

Here are the facts

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Nkulumane Student Drinks Himself To Death

By |2019-05-10T06:38:27+02:00May 10th, 2019|

A form four student from Nkulumane in Bulawayo drank himself to death this weekend. Brandon Zimba is reported to have died after consuming too much alcohol at a vuzu party held over the weekend. The pupil’s death was confirmed by Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube who said investigations were still ongoing.

His grief-stricken mother blamed his son’s drinking on peer […]

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Despite Denials ZESA Begins Load Shedding In Earnest

By |2019-05-10T06:16:57+02:00May 10th, 2019|

Yesterday we published a proposed load shedding schedule doing rounds on social media. ZESA issued a vehement denial claiming that this schedule was fake and not at all what they were planning. They, however, pointed out that water levels at Kariba were indeed low and load shedding in the near future was inevitable.

Well, despite all these denials there […]

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Government Approves Massive School Fees Hikes For Second Term

By |2019-05-09T07:15:16+02:00May 9th, 2019|

Most parents and guardians were greeted by shocking fee bills when schools opened for the second term. These massive hikes are in line with general price increases across all economic sectors. For most people, however, their salaries have remained largely the same.

Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima confirmed that several schools had applied to increase their fees again.

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Businesses Owe ZIMRA $4.5 Billion In Taxes

By |2019-05-09T07:01:35+02:00May 9th, 2019|

With each passing month, Zimbabwe’s macroeconomic environment becomes harder and harder for businesses to operate. This has forced businesses to look for ways to reduce costs however they can. One expense businesses are choosing to default on is taxes.

According to one ZIMRA official the tax collection agency is owed close to $4.5 billion in unpaid taxes. A lot of businesses […]

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ZESA Officially Warns Public Of Impending Powercuts

By |2019-05-09T06:44:49+02:00May 9th, 2019|

So we have published an article showing the proposed power cut schedule for Harare. While that is not yet official you can expect some sort of power cutting timetable is coming soon has ZESA has now officially given the public notice of this.

In their notice to the public, they basically blame a number of things for causing a reduction […]

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ZESA Proposes An 8 Hour Load Shedding Schedule For Harare

By |2019-05-09T06:34:08+02:00May 9th, 2019|

Due to the 2018/19 drought, ZESA is going to introduce a countrywide load shedding soon. We have seen a proposed schedule for Harare and it’s going to be quite disruptive for a lot of sectors including industry, retailers and even education. Neighbourhoods are slotted to have up to 8 hours per day without power.

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Harare Kombi Fares Go Up

By |2019-05-08T07:51:16+02:00May 8th, 2019|

Scores of commuters were left stranded yesterday as kombis hiked their fares in response to the latest fuel crisis. A lot of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) buses which the government introduced early this year to solve the transport crisis were also missing in action and not servicing the routes they are supposed to service.

People who live in areas, […]

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Bulawayo Vuzu Party Planners Get Slaps On The Wrists

By |2019-05-08T06:03:22+02:00May 8th, 2019|

Over the last few days of the “April” holiday, a number of youths were arrested by the police for criminal nuisance. These youths were apparently trying to throw what are known as vuzu parties. Vuzu parties are wild parties usually organised by school going children on the on or around the last Saturday before schools open.

A lot of parents and […]

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14 Zimbabweans Die In Limpopo Bus Accident

By |2019-05-08T05:41:20+02:00May 8th, 2019|

Fourteen Zimbabwean citizens died when a Masmery bus overturned in Makhado town in Limpopo Province in South Africa on Monday. The accident occurred on the highway that links South Africa and Zimbabwe; the N1. Names of the deceased, where the bus was going and other details are still to be ascertained. It is said however that about four children are […]

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