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2014-11-25 Can the Vice President Survive the Heat?
[The Daily Vox]Bulawayo -From the sharp-tongued First Lady, Grace Mugabe, holding a string of rallies bluntly demanding that she be charged with treason and college students issuing a 14-day ultimatum for her to resign, Zimbabwe's first female vice president, Joice Mujuru is under intense pressure to step down.

2014-11-25 U.S $7 Million Looted At ZBC, Top Bosses Suspended
[New Zimbabwe]"Top managers gave each other $200,000 loans to buy houses but continued to pay themselves housing allowances of US$2,500-plus each month for a period of about four years."

2014-11-25 ZBC Suspends Mandizvidza, Chiweshe
[The Herald]Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation acting chief executive officer Mr Allan Chiweshe and general manager news and current affairs Mr Tazzen Mandizvidza have been suspended to allow for investigations into allegations of misconduct levelled against them.ZBC board chair Father Gibson Munyoro said the pair was suspended as part of a probe into acts of misconduct involving the national broadcaster's chief executive officer Mr Happison Muchechetere and his top executive team, which prejudiced the corporation of m

2014-11-25 Biti, Ncube Seal Unity Deal Wednesday
[New Zimbabwe]THE MDC formations which splintered from the mainstream party led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai are set seal their re-unification deal in Harare on Wednesday.

2014-11-25 Ericsson, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in Five-Year Deal to Enhance Connectivity
[CIO]Ericsson has announced that it has been selected as the sole supplier by Zimbabwe's largest provider of telecoms services, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, for the company's Core network upgrade program.

2014-11-25 ZBC Suspends Top Chiefs, Institutes Disciplinary Proceedings
[The Herald]The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation has instituted disciplinary proceedings against suspended CEO Happison Muchechetere, General Manager Finance Elliot Kasu, acting CEO Allan Chiweshe, General Manager News and Current affairs Tazzen Mandizvidza and Head Finance Ralph Nyambudzi on allegations of misconduct which prejudiced the corporation of more than seven million dollars.

2014-11-25 Zanu-PF Official Found Dead
[The Herald]Zanu-PF district chairperson Cde Leonard Chisaka was found hanging from a tree near his homestead in Uzumba, Mashonaland East, at the weekend.

2014-11-25 Goche Accepts Card-Carrying Member Status
[The Herald]Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Nicholas Goche, recently implicated in the plot to assassinate President Mugabe, yesterday said he accepted his new status as an ordinary card-carrying member after he decided not to tender his application for a Central Committee position. Cde Goche told The Herald that he had no intention of leaving the revolutionary party despite the nasty assassination reports that had ripped his image.

2014-11-25 Govt in U.S $28,4 Million Budget Deficit
[The Herald]Government reported a budget deficit of $28,4 million in the nine months to September, adding more weight to arguments that the Minister of Finance should adopt cash budgeting when he presents his statement on Thursday. According to the latest budgetary data from the Accountant-General's Department, Treasury reported cumulative deficit including grants of $28,46 million, an amount which was above the budgeted deficit of $13,79 million.

2014-11-25 Goche Talked of Bloodshed - Hwarare
[The Herald]Zimbabwe Sugar Milling Industry Workers Union secretary-general Cde Admore Hwarare yesterday confirmed that he met Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Nicholas Goche who confided in him about a secret plot to assassinate President Mugabe. Cde Hwarare said reports carried by The Herald last week that Cde Goche told him that there would be war in the run-up to the Zanu-PF National People's Congress scheduled for next week where some people would be flushed down the toilet were true.

2014-11-25 Econet Partners Ericsson for Network Upgrade
[The Herald]ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe has partnered Ericsson as the sole supplier for its core network and existing radio access network in an upgrade that will give the mobile phone company more capacity to manage and scale up its network. The upgrade will also result in Econet acquiring latest systems and technologies in the business.

2014-11-25 Zesa Funds Used to Bankroll Mujuru
[The Herald]Lloyd Gumbo -UNDER fire Energy and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire connived with his deputy Engineer Munacho Mutezo to coerce Zesa Holdings to give money to the Manicaland Zanu-PF Women's League ahead of its conference last August to abet Vice President Joice Mujuru's bid to oust President Mugabe.

2014-11-25 Mugabe - Perfecting the Art of Tinkering Around the Edges
[New Zimbabwe]"It is a sign of a sick economy when the top two companies in it are a mobile operator and a brewery. The fact that Econet Wireless and Delta Beverages are the largest companies in Zimbabwe simply means people are talking, surfing and drinking more than they are being productive."

2014-11-25 Mutasa's Central Committee Hopes Hang By a Thread
[New Zimbabwe]ZANU PF secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa might not make it into the central committee after he was creamed in an internal party poll in his Manicaland province at the weekend.

2014-11-25 Savanhu Barred From Contesting Central Committee Polls
[New Zimbabwe]ZANU PF politburo member and seven other party politicians in Harare have been barred from contesting the party's Harare central committee elections due for this Tuesday.

2014-11-25 Zim, South Africa to Boost Trade Ties
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE and South Africa will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen trade and industrial relations, Industry and Commerce Minister Mike Bimha has said. "This framework is expected to further strengthen trade and industrial relations between our two countries. South African business people should take advantage of this framework to explore investment opportunities in Zimbabwe," Minister Bimha said.

2014-11-25 Zim Got Talent Aims Higher
[The Herald]At least US$5 000 will be awarded to next year's Zim Got Talent winner, an official has said. The deputy chairman of the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe, Zivanayi Steve Zhao, said the talent search show will be bigger and better next year. "This year's show was planned in a short period of time but nevertheless we had a full house on the finals and everything went according to plan. And since we have ample time to plan for next year we are promising something bigger and better," he said.

2014-11-25 New Chimurenga Kid On the Block
[The Herald]Haipere, a new Chimurenga musician, is set to release his debut album, "Denga", next week. The six-track album carries songs such as the title track "Denga", "Chikumbiro", "Mudemedeme", "Ndagumbuka" and "Chaona". In an interview with the Herald Entertainment, Haiperi said he decided to venture into the music industry to compensate for the absence of Chimurenga guru Dr Thomas Mapfumo.

2014-11-25 Chiyangwa to Lose Property
[The Herald]Daniel Nemukuyu -EIGHTEEN workers of Crittal Hope Private Limited, a company linked to business mogul Philip Chiyangwa, have been granted the nod to attach the firm's property over outstanding retrenchment packages amounting to $384 000. The workers, who were represented by top labour lawyer Mr Caleb Mucheche of Matsikidze and Mucheche Law Chambers, last week obtained a writ of execution after Crittal Hope failed to pay the debt despite demand.

2014-11-25 Kutyauripo Revels in Survival
[The Herald]VETERAN Harare City defender and skipper David Kutyauripo has saluted the Sunshine Boys for battling for their survival and ensuring they will be in the Premiership next season. After coming perilously close to winning the championship last year, Harare City had indifferent start to this season and never really fully recovered as they were forced to against relegation.

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