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Zimbabwe to cut value added tax to boost consumer demand

Zimbabwe plans to cut value added tax (VAT) from January to stimulate consumer demand in an economy set to a contract this year after a drought and power shortages, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Thursday.

The southern African nation is in the grips of its worst economic crisis in a decade, marked by shortages of foreign currency, fuel and…

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Zimbabwe fires 211 striking doctors as economy worsens

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.

The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government takes a hard line against a restive labour force.

Other…

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Two die during heavy rains in South Africa

Two people have died amid downpours in an eastern province of South Africa brought down their house, a few months after many were killed in another torrential rain.

“A man and a woman died when their house collapsed,” Robert Mckenzie, media liaison officer for KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services told Reuters by phone.

KwaZulu-Natal, a province…

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Zimbabwe state employees to protest over pay - public sector union

Zimbabwe government workers will take to the streets next week to press President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to raise salaries as soaring inflation erodes their wages and pensions, the main public sector union said on Thursday.

Public sector workers in Zimbabwe are demanding to be paid U.S. dollar-indexed salaries and have said the worst…

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