Ecocash Apologises

EcoCash (Pvt) Ltd has apologized to its clients who have been facing a horrible service from the Ecocash money transfer services in the past weekes. Technical challenges that the users were facing include failure to purchase electricity, transferring money and it is deducted but does not reach the intended recipient. “Dear Valued Customer, you may experience intermittent failure when trying to transact on EcoCash. Our team is working on stabilizing the system. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your patience. System performance has improved and we…

‘Zimbabwe Army Failed To Remove Mugabe’

FORMER President Robert Mugabe refused to resign even though he was in the middle of a military coup, leaving the military with no option but to rely on the impeachment process for him to be removed, a parliamentarian has said. Norton independent legislator and former (Mashonaland West) Zanu-PF provincial chairperson, Temba Mliswa, bust the Zanu-PF and army bubble saying their coup had failed after Mugabe refused to go. Mliswa made the remarks during an all-stakeholders post-election workshop hosted by the Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn) in Bulawayo last week. “I…

IMF Puts Caveat On Zim Currency Reforms

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the success of currency reforms will depend on the implementation of an effective monetary policy framework supported by market-determined interest rates and prudent fiscal policies. According to an IMF Press briefing held last week after Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube met IMF director Christine Lagarde in Washington DC, government’s removal of the 1:1 parity that existed between the bond currency and US dollar last month is a step in the right direction that potentially can address distortions that were compromising the economy. “Our initial evaluation…

Savanna Revels In NAMA Nominations Glory

ARTS for development organisation Savanna Trust’s theatre piece Ukama has been nominated in three categories at this year’s edition of the annual National Arts Merit Awards set for March 23 at the Harare International Conference Centre. The play received nominations for the outstanding theatrical production, outstanding actor and outstanding actress awards. The trust’s director Daniel Maposa told news reporters that the nomination was a great honour that encouraged them to continue working hard. “This is great. The Ukama nomination is our third nomination in six years and of late we…

Four Indians Among 157 Killed In Ethiopia Airlines Crash

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Kenya had the largest number of casualties with 32, followed by Canada with 18, Ethiopia with nine, then Italy, China, and the United States with eight each. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA:  A Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed six minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew on board, Ethiopian Airlines said as world leaders offered condolences to distraught next-of-kin. Of the 149 passengers, four were Indian. People holding passports from 32 countries and the UN were on board the plane which…