Sugar Loving Zimbabweans force Coca Cola to Back Down

The great Mazoe scandal continues

The Artificially Sweetened Mazoe Scandal A few weeks ago, we reported that Schweppes Zimbabwe, alongside Coca Cola, had issued a statement trying to defend the fact that a new recipe had been nichodemously introduced for the popular Mazoe line of juices. According to Schweppes, the changes had been necessitated by the need to tackle obesity … Read more

That High Blood Pressure Thing

high blood pressure

Conversation with Maiguru (my brother’s wife) Me Well… After the BP (high blood pressure) thing, I now run each morning. Or rather, I run on the same spot where I have stacked 2 blocks ezvitinha (bricks) to form stairs. I time myself to run 100 steps in 3 minutes. I also now only eat bananas … Read more

Zimbabwean Passports Expire After How Long?

How long for a Zimbabwean passport to expire

There has recently been an uproar over the failure by the Government of Zimbabwe to deliver on passports. If you visit your nearest passport office in the country, you will bear witness to huge queues. The country has a massive backlog in terms of passport production. At current levels, it will probably take years for … Read more

Mazoe Orange Crush: The Great Sugar Scandal

changes to the Mazoe recipes

Schweppes makes changes to the Mazoe recipes Zimbabweans, who are known for making light of serious situations, have, over the past few days, been complaining following the decision by Schweppes and Coca Cola to replace sugar with artificial sweeteners in its Mazoe products. So serious has the issue become that the two companies were forced … Read more

New Satellite TV Company, Starsat, Unlikely to Break DSTV’s Monopoly in Zimbabwe

Starsat DSTV challenger

Will StarTimes (Starsat) suffer the same fate as DSTV? Excitable Zimbabweans found out over the weekend that a new, Chinese backed Satellite TV offering will, in a few days, be entering the domestic market. This will represent a direct challenge to DSTV. StarTimes will reportedly be launched in the country under the Starsat brand. Will … Read more

Consumer Prices Beginning to fall in Zimbabwe

prices have been falling in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Economy Stabilizing Have just been to the supermarket and, although consumer prices in Zimbabwe are still shockingly high, I did notice a downward trend. There was a time, not so long ago, when it appeared as if the new dispensation was becoming overwhelmed by increases in prices across the board. Even the black market … Read more

Paynet Suspends Service to Zimbabwean Banks

Paynet Zimbabwe has suspended services to Zimbabwean banks

For the second time this year, Paynet Zimbabwe has suspended service to Zimbabwean banks over non payment of fees. Visit the Paynet website today, and you will notice that all the banks there are marked as suspended. What does this mean? So, what happens when Paynet Zimbabwe suspends service to Zimbabwean banks? Well, it simply … Read more