Budget holds the line on economy, Chamisa vows to tear it up

Submitted by admin on Sat, 11/03/2018 - 05:38

Finance Secretary Mthuli Ncube presented the new state Budget on November 22, which can only be described as a harsh austerity budget, tempered only by the promise to pay the 13th month pay within the financial year, a big improvement on past years. Some of the austerity is good – cutting wages to ghost state employees.

Mnangagwa government struggles to boost economy, amid panic buying, shortages

Submitted by admin on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 05:35

The preventive arrest of 20 Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions last Thursday was aimed at stopping mass protests at a new 2 per cent tax on all electronic transactions. This state action demonstrated that despite the rhetoric of democratic change, important democratic rights to assemble and to protest are not respected.