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Prosperity Churches Warrant Taxation

AFRICANGLOBE - Recently Zimbabwe's Commissioner of Taxes made a ground-breaking statement. He said that religious organisations are going to be taxed. Zimra is now working on the legislative framework which will be ready by November. Some people screamed that the Government of Zimbabwe was getting desperate. That may be so. But is taxing churches a sign of desperation or just a sensible response to the proliferation of so-called prophets and pastors who are more celebrity than men of cloth?

Canadian Mining Firm Scoffs At Black Empowerment in Zimbabwe

Caledonia Mining Corporation has scoffed at Government of Zimbabwe's economic empowerment drive, branding indigenisation regulations a political gimmick to lure votes for Zanu-PF. The Canadian firm's remarks come at a time when President Mugabe has told foreign companies that are not comfortable with the black empowerment drive to leave the country.