Author Bee Sting

Megawatt Energy (Private) Limited, through its lawyers, Bere Brothers Legal Practitioners have initiated legal action against NetOne and the ministry of ICT and Cyber Security, over a $4 million debt owed to them. In a letter addressed to the ICT Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Eng. Sam Kundishora, Megawatt alleges that they haven’t been paid the amount due to them for the services rendered in the investigations they carried on behalf of NetOne Cellular with regards to the price review of the $218 million deal NetOne had signed with Huawei Technologies in 2012. “Our client was appointed by your ministry to conduct…

Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Board Chairman, Mr Ozias Bvute won the recently held ZANU PF primary elections, clearing his way to stand as a Member of Parliament (MP) candidate ahead of the national general elections. Should he be elected Goromonzi North Member of Parliament,  the POTRAZ boss will have to drop his POTRAZ chairmanship to concentrate more on Parliament business. If he wins the election against the main opposition candidate from the MDC Alliance, Bvute will likely have found a new ticket into government, should ZANU PF win the majority in the Presidential elections and go…

 Maranatha Christian University (MCU) in collaboration with a Germany University is set to set up a Solar Academy at Maranatha University campus. Maranatha University is expected to open its doors to the learning public in August this year and the Solar Academy is set be a major spectacle for the school since it is the first of its kind in the country.  By Takunda Mandura Speaking at the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding between Maranatha Christian University (Zimbabwe) and Rose –Centre Open GUG Germany & SRH Hochschule Berlin, The International Management University (Germany), Marantha CEO, DR Samuel Mudavanhu…

The decision by US President Donald Trump to ban US companies from selling hi-tech parts and software to ZTE for seven years may well deal a fatal blow to China’s second-largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. Even more importantly, it will have wider repercussions on the overall development of China itself. Inevitably, it will hinder the country’s ambition to narrow the technology gap with the developed West. Under its “Made in China 2025” programme, Beijing envisages becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence, robotics and telecommunications – including a plan to build the world’s largest 5G network. In an unprecedented move last week, the US…

TELECEL Zimbabwe board Chair, Dr James Makamba has rubbished stories making rounds on social media about him attacking Information Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Supa Mandiwanzira for allegedly appointing his high school buddies to top positions in the ICT sector. Early Monday morning, social media news platforms were awash with news that all was not well between the two as a result of the Telecel stake which Makamba is refusing to sell to government as well as the appointment of executives to boards for Telecel, POTRAZ and  NetOne which was described as factional. Speaking to TechnoMag, Dr Makamba said the stories…

Businessman who recently returned from exile, Dr James Makamba is allegedly at loggerheads with Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Hon Supa Mandiwanzira where the former is accusing Mandiwanzira for running an evil cartel in the telecoms sector. According to reports, Makamba says Mandiwanzira is appointing his high school cronies and goons to influential positions in the ICT sector. However sources allege that there is an organized smear campaign to destabilize Supa with information similar to what Kangai alleged, that Supa is running a telecoms cartel, promoting his cronies to influential telecoms position. The bad blood is believed to…

After taking a rather long Sabbatical, Yours truly is glad to announce that your all-time favourite #MondayBlues is back, and @Sting is on the controls for your all-time breaking, juicy, controversial, outstanding and must  be heard news. As usual, seat back and relax as we turn on our usual packet sniffers, you surely shall never be left behind. Our quest is to remain 100% truthful, accurate and breaking news, we may never be balanced depending on who is making our #MondayBlues tick so get used to that as we rail back the wagon  to chime. Everyone has the right to response…

Following the recent pronouncements by Finance Minister, Hon Patrick Chinamasa on combining State Owned Enterprises across all government ministries, many questions have  been raised on the operationalization of the process, with fears of seeing some ministries scrapped, or altogether collapsed into one. Speaking to TechnoMag today, the Finance Minister who is currently not in the country, shed more light on the development and how the government will achieve its purpose through combining some enterprises  which naturally are not headed by the same ministry. Asked particularly how one ministry will oversee operations from Broadcasting Authority Of Zimbabwe, (BAZ) which runs under the ministry…

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) official came close to apologizing for the prevailing  hard cash shortages as one of its official finally let the cat out of the bag and confirmed that its infact the government that caused the crisis, not the so called externalization rhetoric they sing during the day. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Consultative Workshop in Victoria Falls, RBZ representative, Mr Mandimanzi said that the foreign currency shortage currently being faced by Zimbabwe is because of the RBZ and the government’s overspending.   He said the current foreign currency shortages was due to its activities…

Government the major shareholder in Telecel  with 60% stake  and Economic Empowerment (EC) are set to announce their new board, which to many will be a shocker as  former Telecel Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Francis Mawindi is amongst the members Impeccable sources told #Mondayblues that the ministry of  ICT nominated its top candidates namely Selby Hwacha, Barbara Rwodzi and Francis  Mawindi to represent their interests in the board while the Empowerment Corporation who refused to sell to government  has put up three names towards the board, these are James Makamba, Jane Mutasa and Gerald Nqobile Mlothswa. James Makamba still holds…

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