Tafadzwa Musarara

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Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about John Mangudya ) : "Following the reestablishment of the Foreign Currency Auction System by the Reserve Bank, GMAZ has had fruitful discussions with the RBZ governor, Dr. Mangudya whereupon foreign currency allocations to millers are now being made," "As a result, on behalf of wheat millers, I am pleased to announce that the cost of bread flour, with effect from 3 July 2020, has been reduced from $3,150 per 50kg to $2,136.89" External link

allafrica Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Consequently, the bakers have committed to reducing the price of a standard loaf of bread from wholesale price of $70 and retail price of $79 to wholesale price of $59 and retail price of $66. From now on, our prices will be guided by the foreign currency auction outcomes,” External link

zbc Friday, July 3, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Consequently, the bakers have committed to reduce the price of a standard loaf of bread from wholesale price of $70 and retail price of $79 to wholesale price of $59 and retail price of $66. From now on, our prices will be guided by the foreign currency auction outcomes,” External link

herald Friday, July 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In other words, it allows for the weapon of the law by an already powerful second respondent (Zimra). The harm administered by the provision is complemented by being given a criminal enforcement mechanism by subsection 1(a). This leaves the subject at the mercy of the state and is what a written constitution is meant to address," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In other words, it allows for the weapon of the law by an already powerful second respondent (Zimra). The harm administered by the provision is complemented by being given a criminal enforcement mechanism by subsection 1(a). This leaves the subject at the mercy of the state and is what a written constitution is meant to address," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We urge all entities distributing our products to accept all local bank notes and use them to buy from us or bank them and pay for our products by bank transfer. Our products can be bought using either cash or mobile money or bank transfers. We demand that the same payment arrangement be extended to consumers," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 26, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We urge all entities distributing our products to accept all local bank notes and use them to buy from us or bank them and pay for our products by bank transfer. Our products can be bought using either cash or mobile money or bank transfers. We demand that the same payment arrangement be extended to consumers,” External link

herald Friday, June 26, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : “Your interpretation of the letter is wrong,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Mayor Wadyajena ) : “He (Wadyajena) was looking for a transport contract because the chairman of the Lands and Agriculture Committee has a transport company. That is why we said he must be recused from chairing because he is conflicted,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We feel it is acrimony and that this enquiry has another agenda,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : "Your interpretation of the letter is wrong," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Mayor Wadyajena ) : "He (Wadyajena) was looking for a transport contract because the chairman of the Lands and Agriculture Committee has a transport company. That is why we said he must be recused from chairing because he is conflicted," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We feel it is acrimony and that this enquiry has another agenda," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “After receipt of the letter from the Clerk of Parliament (Kennedy Chokuda) aforesaid, the applicant (Musarara) sought assurance from the Clerk of Parliament that legal representation will not be denied as had previously occurred … suffices to indicate that the letter was responded to in a manner that threatens to deny legal representation,” “It is a view shared by the applicant’s legal practitioners and myself that the committee acted illegally by denying legal representation and protection of the law. The principle of legality has been breached and I have reasonable apprehension that it may persist when I appear before the committee on May 21, 2020 without written assurance that I will not be denied legal representation” External link

newsday Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "After receipt of the letter from the Clerk of Parliament (Kennedy Chokuda) aforesaid, the applicant (Musarara) sought assurance from the Clerk of Parliament that legal representation will not be denied as had previously occurred ... suffices to indicate that the letter was responded to in a manner that threatens to deny legal representation," "It is a view shared by the applicant's legal practitioners and myself that the committee acted illegally by denying legal representation and protection of the law. The principle of legality has been breached and I have reasonable apprehension that it may persist when I appear before the committee on May 21, 2020 without written assurance that I will not be denied legal representation" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “As millers we are fully aware that food is a constitutional right and we are fully aware of the need to ensure the availability of our products in all retail shops,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “As millers we are fully aware that food is a constitutional right and we are fully aware of the need to ensure the availability of our products in all retail shops,” External link

herald Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We want payment upfront. We have some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give them the mealie-meal because they do not have operating licences,” External link

herald Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can't give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can't give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can’t give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This arrangement will provide for more shops to receive and sell maize meal so that consumers buy the product in their respective areas of residence,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “On behalf of the milling sector, the stampeding of our citizens at the maize meal queues and promoting social distancing, we are offering, Your Excellency, 40 000 tonnes of maize that we have in the country now which we procured under the free funds arrangement. This maize was imported for non-essential production of other products such as snacks, breweries, stockfeed, and others,” “We are offering that 40 000 tonnes of maize grain to the government to procure that so that we ease demand, which is currently at 2 000 tonnes a day. We believe that if the government is to accept this offer, we are going to reduce the queues and ensure that households which are locked down are properly and adequately provided for during this lockdown period” External link

newsday Monday, April 6, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are offering 40 000 tonnes of maize that we have in the country now, which we procured under the free-funds arrangement meant for non-essential commodities like snacks and stock-feeds. We are offering that maize for Government to procure and ease demand, which is at 2 000 tonnes per day. This will go a long way in reducing queues we are witnessing,” External link

herald Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I am pleased that GMAZ national executive committee, the supreme decision making organ, has unanimously agreed that the organisation will donate food to your ministry in support of the strenuous efforts you are exerting to contain this pandemic," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I am pleased that GMAZ national executive committee, the supreme decision making organ, has unanimously agreed that the organisation will donate food to your ministry in support of the strenuous efforts you are exerting to contain this pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara wrote : “We humbly submit that the portfolio committee hearing meeting held on 25 February 2020 did not adequately afford us time to elucidate a number of key issues that are necessary to assist the parliamentary portfolio committee to come up with an informed decision,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This wheat purchasing structure was completely above board and most certainly in the national interest. In fact, it has saved the country from unprecedented bread shortage that could have degenerated into food riots,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Currently an amount of USD$43 million is still owed to foreign wheat suppliers for wheat supplied in 2017-2018,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara wrote : "We humbly submit that the portfolio committee hearing meeting held on 25 February 2020 did not adequately afford us time to elucidate a number of key issues that are necessary to assist the parliamentary portfolio committee to come up with an informed decision," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "This wheat purchasing structure was completely above board and most certainly in the national interest. In fact, it has saved the country from unprecedented bread shortage that could have degenerated into food riots," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Sometime in late 2016, the then chairman of the Cabinet committee on food security, now President Emmerson Mnangagwa, approached the milling industry, saying Command Agriculture was successful and there was a big harvest, but silos needed to be funded, but Treasury did not have the money,” “At that time, we were approached by the then Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, who said government was desirous to seek a loan from the millers to fund repairs of silos and we took the offer as millers. We provided a funding arrangement through a term sheet and signed an agreement with the Minister of Finance, which we have submitted to this committee” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara responded ( about Tafadzwa Musarara ) : “In that video, the President actually said Musarara has given us the money,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Sometime in late 2016, the then chairman of the Cabinet committee on food security, now President Emmerson Mnangagwa, approached the milling industry, saying Command Agriculture was successful and there was a big harvest, but silos needed to be funded, but Treasury did not have the money," "At that time, we were approached by the then Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, who said government was desirous to seek a loan from the millers to fund repairs of silos and we took the offer as millers. We provided a funding arrangement through a term sheet and signed an agreement with the Minister of Finance, which we have submitted to this committee" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara responded ( about Tafadzwa Musarara ) : "In that video, the President actually said Musarara has given us the money," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Mr chair (Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Mr chair (Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Mr chair (Cde Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo," "We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo,” “We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020” External link

herald Monday, February 17, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are still waiting for a response. We submitted our request just before the new Cabinet was appointed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The measures proposed include the reduction of maize and maize meal imports which are causing depression of maize prices to the current levels of $220 per tonne,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “What this means is that Zimbabwe becomes the only market for Malawi, Zambia and South Africa with expected parity expected in two weeks to be at $220 per tonne,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Some members who were aiming to open end of January had to be requested to open early to assist in dealing with the shortages. This requires all millers on deck,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Though the country is facing some mealie meal shortages, millers have begun importation of grain into the country with a number of wagons of imported already in Harare and Bulawayo," "We have taken this measure as part of our solutions to minimise hunger in the country as there are no significant stocks at the Grain Marketing Board" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “You may recall that early December last year, Cabinet made a decision to allow millers and other players to bring in maize into the country using free funds. Since then up to now, I’m glad to advise that we have put mechanisms in place to have maize coming into the country,” “This maize is very key to complement the quantities that are coming also from GMB (Grain Marketing Board). This private sector initiative is meant to complement government’s efforts of ensuring food security at household levels” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "It is purely an issue of maize availability and the shortage has nothing to do with the subsidy, which we have resolved. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Private players have started procuring more grain to assist the government and as we speak the first batch of 50 tonnes is expected in the country by next week,” External link

zbc Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "More than 43 members were excluded from the programme and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said is going to address the problem. Starting on Monday, GMB is going to take its responsibility of allocating maize to members, which allocation structure was done in consultation and agreement with the millers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “More than 43 members were excluded from the programme; that, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said is going to stop. Starting on Monday, GMB is going to take its responsibility of allocating maize to members, which allocation structure was done in consultation and agreement with the millers,” External link

herald Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "The price reduction exercise on roller meal pursuant to the newly introduced subsidy is now ongoing nationwide on fast-track-basis. We are requesting wholesalers and retailers nationwide to contact their respective millers who supplied them with roller meal products, obtain credit notes on the current invoices, obtain new invoices of maximum prices of $45 per 10kg and sell at the maximum retail prices of $50 per 10kg," "The prices of other pack sizes (5kg and 20kg) should be calculated pro-rata. These prices must be applied in all shops by 3pm today Sunday, December 8, 2019" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 9, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The biggest challenge we are facing as an industry now, like any other, is unavailability of electricity,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The country will not experience any bread shortages,” External link

herald Monday, September 2, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The milling industry will not be participating in the ongoing litigation against Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement minister, Honorable Perrence Shiri seeking to set aside Statutory Instrument 145 of 2019 (SI 145) in its entirety," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Inasmuch as we appreciate, recognise and respect the litigants’ constitutional rights to vindicate their position in the courts, we believe that the so called ‘limitations’ in the SI can be cured through engagement with the Agriculture minister,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Wheat imports have started coming in from Beira and we are grateful for the dispensation we got from government to allow the private sector to import 100 000 metric tonnes of wheat and clear the pipeline before Grain Millers Board becomes the exclusive importer of wheat," "The entire East and African region is in a net importing position currently and the Zimbabwe situation is not unique. In order to deliver and guarantee availability and affordability of the flour and bread, government safety nets in the wheat value chain are welcome" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Wheat imports have started coming in from Beira and we are grateful for the dispensation we got from government to allow the private sector to import 100 000 metric tonnes of wheat and clear the pipeline before Grain Millers Board becomes the exclusive importer of wheat,” “The entire East and African region is in a net importing position currently and the Zimbabwe situation is not unique. In order to deliver and guarantee availability and affordability of the flour and bread, government safety nets in the wheat value chain are welcome” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "They shall be visiting your shops to monitor the price of our products. They are not your enemies. They will be submitting reports on daily basis. If you are caught on the wrong side we will consider withdrawing supplies to you. This will be done in the best interest of the consumers," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Given the sensitivity of the products like mealie-meal and bread, it becomes a security issue and we don't want the products to be a political narrative. We don't want the products to have inflated prices for the purposes of profiteering so as to politicise the economic situation and send people on the streets to demonstrate," "We don't want our products to be politicised and used as a political weapon to drive a political narrative because Government is paying RTGS$1 400 per tonne to a farmer and selling to us for RTGS$466 per tonne. So, Government is subsidising about RTGS$834 per tonne and that makes it about RTGS$10 for every 10kg of mealie-meal on the market. It is, therefore, not called for to have retailers charge in excess of about RTGS$19 per 10kg" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are hoping that the supply of bread is set to improve as the RBZ has already paid US$7 million for 19 000 tonnes of wheat which we expect to arrive soon,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Bulawayo will have price monitoring officers hovering around on Monday next week (this week) and they will interrogate where they will find unjustified price markups. Retailers who will not comply will face blacklisting," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Due to technological advancements what we are going to do is that we can on daily or weekly basis advise retailers or consumers on the price movements…and do all the necessary consultations with Government," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "It is important that we try by all means to avoid the incidences of 2005 to 2006 where millers and retailers would blame each other for price increases and Government would have no choice but to enforce price controls. Therefore millers and retailers should unite. We are facing a serious drought season, which will result in low supply of basic commodities so we'd like to urge retailers to be responsible in pricing of goods," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We are not pushing for price controls but we expect retailers to adhere to maximum recommended price markup margins we have agreed on which must be 13 percent for maize, salt 13 percent, self raising flour 20 percent, rice 20 percent and sugar beans at 20 percent inclusive of two percent intermediary tax and one percent bank charges," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products,” External link

newsday Friday, May 31, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The country is under siege regarding price increases, especially on staple foods. Since we are responsible for the production and availability of staples with the inclusion of mealie meal, we have come up with a self-regulatory mechanism of dispatching 150 personnel to different retailers countrywide for monitoring of prices,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We realised that retailers were not sticking to the agreed upon prices of basic commodities and noticed that without monitoring these prices, the stipulation is not enough. So 150 personnel will be dispatched countrywide to assess compliance,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Where none compliance is obtained we shall ask the retailer to adjust their prices and failure to do so we will stop supplying them,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We refer to the long outstanding wheat payment for the residual balance of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat currently in Beira but berthed on 21 December 2018. The matter has become untenable,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, April 15, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We refer to the long outstanding wheat payment for the residual balance of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat currently in Beira but berthed on 21 December 2018. The matter has become untenable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : "We have agreed as to when we are going to increase it but we can't announce that to you before we announce that to government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price," "This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Beira was ravaged badly. We had more than 100 trucks that were collecting wheat in Beira and they were cut off but I am glad to advise that the roads are now passable but of course taking a much longer time than before. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The scheme will target the most affected schools and we will work with our government which will help us to identify the needy areas. We understand that most schools in Chimanimani and Chipinge were ravaged by Cyclone Idai. So the government will help us with the assessment. Beneficiaries will be given porridge and Maheu in the morning and maize meal and beans in the afternoon. … Most importantly, this scheme will help encourage attendances in schools. Some schools are remotely located and there is a lot of walking to and from and we felt that as businesses, moreso indigenous who have been enabled and empowered by the government in the food sector, it’s our responsibility to take a step forward” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I thought the purpose of the committee meeting was for me to give an update on the wheat situation as we are in another drought period. Logistics wise, Beira is currently inaccessible with close to 100 trucks of wheat that are supposed to come to Zimbabwe stuck there. The wheat is now wet and we thought we were going to share this with the committee," "However, there is a ship with our wheat which will be docking in Maputo and the load will go through Chiqualaquala via Rutenga and then come to Harare" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I do not know anything about it. I was surprised when the committee chairperson said it. We were going to share with the committee every nostro dollar that we received. Actually, there is a legacy debt of $8 million owed to millers and suppliers have stopped supplying us and we have proof of payment" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We have nothing to hide and we will bring all the documents," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I thought the purpose of the committee meeting was for me to give an update on the wheat situation as we are in another drought period. Logistics wise, Beira is currently inaccessible with close to 100 trucks of wheat that are supposed to come to Zimbabwe stuck there. The wheat is now wet and we thought we were going to share this with the committee,” “However, there is a ship with our wheat which will be docking in Maputo and the load will go through Chiqualaquala via Rutenga and then come to Harare” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I do not know anything about it. I was surprised when the committee chairperson said it. We were going to share with the committee every nostro dollar that we received. Actually, there is a legacy debt of $8 million owed to millers and suppliers have stopped supplying us and we have proof of payment” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We have nothing to hide and we will bring all the documents,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We appeal to the minister for the shop licensing laws to be suspended for now, to allow any businessperson in Bulawayo to come and buy direct from us and they can do their mobile selling,” “We have a challenge that this stock can’t move as fast as we want because the shops that used to buy are probably not in a hurry to restock” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We have pledged to buy 800 000 tonnes of maize produced by farmers under Command Agriculture,” External link

herald Saturday, January 14, 2017 3:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Before the budget there was no VAT tax on rice, it was exempted. Now the 2017 budget is proposing an introduction of 15 percent VAT on rice. This ultimately means an increase of at least 15 percent on the cost of rice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : "Government wants to collect money but there was no consultation. We have written to the minister (Chinamasa) to raise that. We want that the situation that obtained before the budget continues, which is no VAT on rice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara argued : “The re-introduction of VAT on rice will trigger a 15% price increase and this will no doubt create inflationary pressure on the food production chain and given the current prevalent low incomes consumers will not be able to sustain the price increases and will invariably reduce consumption,” “Besides government having not consulted the industry on this matter, there is no rice farming in the country which will be prejudiced its importation and continued suspension of VAT on it causes no harm to our economy,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:47:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Bakers who had already resorted to using 100 percent local wheat, notably Bakers Inn and Proton, have been able to obtain more than adequate local flour, produce high quality bread on the market at the same price with those bakers who had been importing flour,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This will discourage wheat flour imports and save the local flour milling industry,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I think you are aware that the country’s grain reserves need to be supplemented so that no one starves until the next harvesting season and both farmers and millers are sourcing not only maize but also funding so that we buy the maize,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 5, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : “Our members are going to access this interest free facility as it is meant to provide food to the starving nation; and we are going to start with those in areas where drought is most severe and we are urging our members to constantly check with us as to when they can start to get the loans which should be available anytime from next week,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 5, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “At the high-level meeting we progressively held with Mexico, we agreed that GMAZ will sign up for 100,000 metric tonnes of white maize to be supplied by Terra Wealth (Mexican milling company) to supplement our local grain reserves,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “There are two Mexican maize production companies which expressed interest in participating in contract farming and we agreed that the companies should come for a fact-finding mission in January next year,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also this month visiting Mexico to finalise the maize importation deal as well as holding other milling related deals with the government,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "GMAZ will sign up for 100 000 metric tonnes of white maize to be supplied by Terra Wealth to supplement its grain reserves," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "So in the short term we are going to have a festive season that has enough maize meal, stock feeds and meat and there will be more than enough for consumers to buy. Going beyond that, in light of the ongoing imports we still remain more than sufficient as a country to feed ourselves up to the next harvest," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 2:30:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “So in the short term we are going to have a festive season that has enough maize meal, stock feeds and meat and there will be more than enough for consumers to buy. Going beyond that, in light of the ongoing imports we still remain more than sufficient as a country to feed ourselves up to the next harvest,” External link

herald Monday, November 14, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Association ) : "Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe, the apex representative body of the milling industry salutes your ministry for the courageous, radical, conscious and constructive decision to promulgate SI 64 of 2016 in order to re-ignite the manufacturing sectors in Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In view of the foregoing, GMAZ hereby applies for the inclusion of all types of wheat flour on the SI 64 so that they be subjected to the same import control regime as those product categories listed," "This, again, will facilitate the successful attainment of the goals and objectives of Zim-Asset," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Association ) : "Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe, the apex representative body of the milling industry salutes your ministry for the courageous, radical, conscious and constructive decision to promulgate SI 64 of 2016 in order to re-ignite the manufacturing sectors in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In view of the foregoing, GMAZ hereby applies for the inclusion of all types of wheat flour on the SI 64 so that they be subjected to the same import control regime as those product categories listed," "This, again, will facilitate the successful attainment of the goals and objectives of Zim-Asset," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The new board, (which came into office last year) tasked management to work on regaining this critical market segment. We came up with an ambitious business plan and in 2016, the company will introduce new products that will compliment the current portfolio,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Informal traders are a very huge constituency. This is a growing industry and we felt we needed to formalise it slowly by providing products tailor-made for them,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader11.76%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
chairman52.94%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
grain millers association chairman11.76%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
millers association chairman11.76%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
political analyst5.88%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
analyst5.88%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Tafadzwa MusararaEN97.67%
Tafadzwa MusararaFR2.33%


 
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Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about John Mangudya ) : "Following the reestablishment of the Foreign Currency Auction System by the Reserve Bank, GMAZ has had fruitful discussions with the RBZ governor, Dr. Mangudya whereupon foreign currency allocations to millers are now being made," "As a result, on behalf of wheat millers, I am pleased to announce that the cost of bread flour, with effect from 3 July 2020, has been reduced from $3,150 per 50kg to $2,136.89" External link

allafrica Sunday, July 5, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Consequently, the bakers have committed to reducing the price of a standard loaf of bread from wholesale price of $70 and retail price of $79 to wholesale price of $59 and retail price of $66. From now on, our prices will be guided by the foreign currency auction outcomes,” External link

zbc Friday, July 3, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Consequently, the bakers have committed to reduce the price of a standard loaf of bread from wholesale price of $70 and retail price of $79 to wholesale price of $59 and retail price of $66. From now on, our prices will be guided by the foreign currency auction outcomes,” External link

herald Friday, July 3, 2020 3:04:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In other words, it allows for the weapon of the law by an already powerful second respondent (Zimra). The harm administered by the provision is complemented by being given a criminal enforcement mechanism by subsection 1(a). This leaves the subject at the mercy of the state and is what a written constitution is meant to address," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In other words, it allows for the weapon of the law by an already powerful second respondent (Zimra). The harm administered by the provision is complemented by being given a criminal enforcement mechanism by subsection 1(a). This leaves the subject at the mercy of the state and is what a written constitution is meant to address," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We urge all entities distributing our products to accept all local bank notes and use them to buy from us or bank them and pay for our products by bank transfer. Our products can be bought using either cash or mobile money or bank transfers. We demand that the same payment arrangement be extended to consumers," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, June 26, 2020 9:39:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We urge all entities distributing our products to accept all local bank notes and use them to buy from us or bank them and pay for our products by bank transfer. Our products can be bought using either cash or mobile money or bank transfers. We demand that the same payment arrangement be extended to consumers,” External link

herald Friday, June 26, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : “Your interpretation of the letter is wrong,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Mayor Wadyajena ) : “He (Wadyajena) was looking for a transport contract because the chairman of the Lands and Agriculture Committee has a transport company. That is why we said he must be recused from chairing because he is conflicted,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We feel it is acrimony and that this enquiry has another agenda,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, May 22, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : "Your interpretation of the letter is wrong," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Mayor Wadyajena ) : "He (Wadyajena) was looking for a transport contract because the chairman of the Lands and Agriculture Committee has a transport company. That is why we said he must be recused from chairing because he is conflicted," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We feel it is acrimony and that this enquiry has another agenda," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 22, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “After receipt of the letter from the Clerk of Parliament (Kennedy Chokuda) aforesaid, the applicant (Musarara) sought assurance from the Clerk of Parliament that legal representation will not be denied as had previously occurred … suffices to indicate that the letter was responded to in a manner that threatens to deny legal representation,” “It is a view shared by the applicant’s legal practitioners and myself that the committee acted illegally by denying legal representation and protection of the law. The principle of legality has been breached and I have reasonable apprehension that it may persist when I appear before the committee on May 21, 2020 without written assurance that I will not be denied legal representation” External link

newsday Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "After receipt of the letter from the Clerk of Parliament (Kennedy Chokuda) aforesaid, the applicant (Musarara) sought assurance from the Clerk of Parliament that legal representation will not be denied as had previously occurred ... suffices to indicate that the letter was responded to in a manner that threatens to deny legal representation," "It is a view shared by the applicant's legal practitioners and myself that the committee acted illegally by denying legal representation and protection of the law. The principle of legality has been breached and I have reasonable apprehension that it may persist when I appear before the committee on May 21, 2020 without written assurance that I will not be denied legal representation" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “As millers we are fully aware that food is a constitutional right and we are fully aware of the need to ensure the availability of our products in all retail shops,” External link

zimeye Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “As millers we are fully aware that food is a constitutional right and we are fully aware of the need to ensure the availability of our products in all retail shops,” External link

herald Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We want payment upfront. We have some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give them the mealie-meal because they do not have operating licences,” External link

herald Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:45:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can't give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can't give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Some retailers are still making their payments to millers to access their share. Everything will start from payments before millers deliver the mealie-meal. We want payment upfront. In some instances, we are having some informal traders who want to make payment, but we are saying we cannot give to those without operating licences. We can’t give informal traders subsidised mealie-meal,” External link

herald Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This arrangement will provide for more shops to receive and sell maize meal so that consumers buy the product in their respective areas of residence,” External link

herald Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “On behalf of the milling sector, the stampeding of our citizens at the maize meal queues and promoting social distancing, we are offering, Your Excellency, 40 000 tonnes of maize that we have in the country now which we procured under the free funds arrangement. This maize was imported for non-essential production of other products such as snacks, breweries, stockfeed, and others,” “We are offering that 40 000 tonnes of maize grain to the government to procure that so that we ease demand, which is currently at 2 000 tonnes a day. We believe that if the government is to accept this offer, we are going to reduce the queues and ensure that households which are locked down are properly and adequately provided for during this lockdown period” External link

newsday Monday, April 6, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are offering 40 000 tonnes of maize that we have in the country now, which we procured under the free-funds arrangement meant for non-essential commodities like snacks and stock-feeds. We are offering that maize for Government to procure and ease demand, which is at 2 000 tonnes per day. This will go a long way in reducing queues we are witnessing,” External link

herald Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I am pleased that GMAZ national executive committee, the supreme decision making organ, has unanimously agreed that the organisation will donate food to your ministry in support of the strenuous efforts you are exerting to contain this pandemic," External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 26, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I am pleased that GMAZ national executive committee, the supreme decision making organ, has unanimously agreed that the organisation will donate food to your ministry in support of the strenuous efforts you are exerting to contain this pandemic," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara wrote : “We humbly submit that the portfolio committee hearing meeting held on 25 February 2020 did not adequately afford us time to elucidate a number of key issues that are necessary to assist the parliamentary portfolio committee to come up with an informed decision,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This wheat purchasing structure was completely above board and most certainly in the national interest. In fact, it has saved the country from unprecedented bread shortage that could have degenerated into food riots,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Currently an amount of USD$43 million is still owed to foreign wheat suppliers for wheat supplied in 2017-2018,” External link

zimeye Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara wrote : "We humbly submit that the portfolio committee hearing meeting held on 25 February 2020 did not adequately afford us time to elucidate a number of key issues that are necessary to assist the parliamentary portfolio committee to come up with an informed decision," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "This wheat purchasing structure was completely above board and most certainly in the national interest. In fact, it has saved the country from unprecedented bread shortage that could have degenerated into food riots," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Sometime in late 2016, the then chairman of the Cabinet committee on food security, now President Emmerson Mnangagwa, approached the milling industry, saying Command Agriculture was successful and there was a big harvest, but silos needed to be funded, but Treasury did not have the money,” “At that time, we were approached by the then Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, who said government was desirous to seek a loan from the millers to fund repairs of silos and we took the offer as millers. We provided a funding arrangement through a term sheet and signed an agreement with the Minister of Finance, which we have submitted to this committee” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara responded ( about Tafadzwa Musarara ) : “In that video, the President actually said Musarara has given us the money,” External link

newsday Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Sometime in late 2016, the then chairman of the Cabinet committee on food security, now President Emmerson Mnangagwa, approached the milling industry, saying Command Agriculture was successful and there was a big harvest, but silos needed to be funded, but Treasury did not have the money," "At that time, we were approached by the then Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, who said government was desirous to seek a loan from the millers to fund repairs of silos and we took the offer as millers. We provided a funding arrangement through a term sheet and signed an agreement with the Minister of Finance, which we have submitted to this committee" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara responded ( about Tafadzwa Musarara ) : "In that video, the President actually said Musarara has given us the money," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Mr chair (Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Mr chair (Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply,” External link

zimeye Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Mr chair (Cde Wadyajena) you are deliberately not giving me the chance to reply,” External link

herald Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo," "We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, February 17, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : “Maize deliveries have now started to arrive at our rented Silos at GMB Aspindale and GMB Bulawayo,” “We are grateful to the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement (Perrance Shiri) for giving us this silo storage space. Deliveries started to arrive as from 8 February, 2020” External link

herald Monday, February 17, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are still waiting for a response. We submitted our request just before the new Cabinet was appointed,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The measures proposed include the reduction of maize and maize meal imports which are causing depression of maize prices to the current levels of $220 per tonne,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “What this means is that Zimbabwe becomes the only market for Malawi, Zambia and South Africa with expected parity expected in two weeks to be at $220 per tonne,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Some members who were aiming to open end of January had to be requested to open early to assist in dealing with the shortages. This requires all millers on deck,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Though the country is facing some mealie meal shortages, millers have begun importation of grain into the country with a number of wagons of imported already in Harare and Bulawayo," "We have taken this measure as part of our solutions to minimise hunger in the country as there are no significant stocks at the Grain Marketing Board" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “You may recall that early December last year, Cabinet made a decision to allow millers and other players to bring in maize into the country using free funds. Since then up to now, I’m glad to advise that we have put mechanisms in place to have maize coming into the country,” “This maize is very key to complement the quantities that are coming also from GMB (Grain Marketing Board). This private sector initiative is meant to complement government’s efforts of ensuring food security at household levels” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "It is purely an issue of maize availability and the shortage has nothing to do with the subsidy, which we have resolved. " External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Private players have started procuring more grain to assist the government and as we speak the first batch of 50 tonnes is expected in the country by next week,” External link

zbc Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "More than 43 members were excluded from the programme and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said is going to address the problem. Starting on Monday, GMB is going to take its responsibility of allocating maize to members, which allocation structure was done in consultation and agreement with the millers," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, December 28, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “More than 43 members were excluded from the programme; that, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said is going to stop. Starting on Monday, GMB is going to take its responsibility of allocating maize to members, which allocation structure was done in consultation and agreement with the millers,” External link

herald Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "The price reduction exercise on roller meal pursuant to the newly introduced subsidy is now ongoing nationwide on fast-track-basis. We are requesting wholesalers and retailers nationwide to contact their respective millers who supplied them with roller meal products, obtain credit notes on the current invoices, obtain new invoices of maximum prices of $45 per 10kg and sell at the maximum retail prices of $50 per 10kg," "The prices of other pack sizes (5kg and 20kg) should be calculated pro-rata. These prices must be applied in all shops by 3pm today Sunday, December 8, 2019" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, December 9, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The biggest challenge we are facing as an industry now, like any other, is unavailability of electricity,” External link

herald Wednesday, September 4, 2019 3:02:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The country will not experience any bread shortages,” External link

herald Monday, September 2, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Perence Shiri ) : "The milling industry will not be participating in the ongoing litigation against Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement minister, Honorable Perrence Shiri seeking to set aside Statutory Instrument 145 of 2019 (SI 145) in its entirety," External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Inasmuch as we appreciate, recognise and respect the litigants’ constitutional rights to vindicate their position in the courts, we believe that the so called ‘limitations’ in the SI can be cured through engagement with the Agriculture minister,” External link

newsday Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:46:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Wheat imports have started coming in from Beira and we are grateful for the dispensation we got from government to allow the private sector to import 100 000 metric tonnes of wheat and clear the pipeline before Grain Millers Board becomes the exclusive importer of wheat," "The entire East and African region is in a net importing position currently and the Zimbabwe situation is not unique. In order to deliver and guarantee availability and affordability of the flour and bread, government safety nets in the wheat value chain are welcome" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Wheat imports have started coming in from Beira and we are grateful for the dispensation we got from government to allow the private sector to import 100 000 metric tonnes of wheat and clear the pipeline before Grain Millers Board becomes the exclusive importer of wheat,” “The entire East and African region is in a net importing position currently and the Zimbabwe situation is not unique. In order to deliver and guarantee availability and affordability of the flour and bread, government safety nets in the wheat value chain are welcome” External link

newsday Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "They shall be visiting your shops to monitor the price of our products. They are not your enemies. They will be submitting reports on daily basis. If you are caught on the wrong side we will consider withdrawing supplies to you. This will be done in the best interest of the consumers," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Given the sensitivity of the products like mealie-meal and bread, it becomes a security issue and we don't want the products to be a political narrative. We don't want the products to have inflated prices for the purposes of profiteering so as to politicise the economic situation and send people on the streets to demonstrate," "We don't want our products to be politicised and used as a political weapon to drive a political narrative because Government is paying RTGS$1 400 per tonne to a farmer and selling to us for RTGS$466 per tonne. So, Government is subsidising about RTGS$834 per tonne and that makes it about RTGS$10 for every 10kg of mealie-meal on the market. It is, therefore, not called for to have retailers charge in excess of about RTGS$19 per 10kg" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are hoping that the supply of bread is set to improve as the RBZ has already paid US$7 million for 19 000 tonnes of wheat which we expect to arrive soon,” External link

zbc Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:26:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Bulawayo will have price monitoring officers hovering around on Monday next week (this week) and they will interrogate where they will find unjustified price markups. Retailers who will not comply will face blacklisting," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Due to technological advancements what we are going to do is that we can on daily or weekly basis advise retailers or consumers on the price movements…and do all the necessary consultations with Government," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "It is important that we try by all means to avoid the incidences of 2005 to 2006 where millers and retailers would blame each other for price increases and Government would have no choice but to enforce price controls. Therefore millers and retailers should unite. We are facing a serious drought season, which will result in low supply of basic commodities so we'd like to urge retailers to be responsible in pricing of goods," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We are not pushing for price controls but we expect retailers to adhere to maximum recommended price markup margins we have agreed on which must be 13 percent for maize, salt 13 percent, self raising flour 20 percent, rice 20 percent and sugar beans at 20 percent inclusive of two percent intermediary tax and one percent bank charges," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, June 2, 2019 10:49:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, May 31, 2019 8:36:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products,” External link

zimeye Friday, May 31, 2019 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are yet to increase (our prices). We are concluding the discussions today (yesterday) and perhaps by end of today (yesterday), we will all know the new prices of all our products,” External link

newsday Friday, May 31, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The country is under siege regarding price increases, especially on staple foods. Since we are responsible for the production and availability of staples with the inclusion of mealie meal, we have come up with a self-regulatory mechanism of dispatching 150 personnel to different retailers countrywide for monitoring of prices,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We realised that retailers were not sticking to the agreed upon prices of basic commodities and noticed that without monitoring these prices, the stipulation is not enough. So 150 personnel will be dispatched countrywide to assess compliance,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Where none compliance is obtained we shall ask the retailer to adjust their prices and failure to do so we will stop supplying them,” External link

newsday Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We refer to the long outstanding wheat payment for the residual balance of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat currently in Beira but berthed on 21 December 2018. The matter has become untenable,” External link

clubofmozambique Monday, April 15, 2019 10:24:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We refer to the long outstanding wheat payment for the residual balance of 19 000 metric tonnes of wheat currently in Beira but berthed on 21 December 2018. The matter has become untenable," External link

bulawayo24 Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : "We have agreed as to when we are going to increase it but we can't announce that to you before we announce that to government," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 12:06:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price," "This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same" External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Beira was ravaged badly. We had more than 100 trucks that were collecting wheat in Beira and they were cut off but I am glad to advise that the roads are now passable but of course taking a much longer time than before. " External link

bulawayo24 Friday, April 12, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

zimeye Friday, April 12, 2019 5:31:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The GMAZ has noted the recent increase in bread prices. These bread price increases are, however, not in any way associated with flour cost drivers as the product supply price to bakers has remained constant since the new price of bread was gazetted. Cabinet announced an increase in the price of flour yesterday (Tuesday), however bakers had already increased the price of bread. This increment has nothing to do with the price of flour because as GMAZ we had not increased the price of flour and they were still getting it from us at the same price,” “This increase may be a result of other production costs in the baking industry and logistics and not flour. We are currently consulting on how we can work around the new price of flour, to ensure that it does not affect the price of bread so that the price of bread will remain the same” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also grateful that they have given us a 38 percent subsidy, the net effect of it is that maize has gone up by close to 70 percent and it’s a cost that we can’t absorb,” “So, therefore, today’s meeting was to discuss the next maize meal prices. We have agreed on when we are going to increase it but we can’t announce to you before we advise the Government on the increase in prices of mealie meal. But we will be advising Government today (yesterday) on the net effect of that but there is going to be an increase, we can’t stomach 70 percent” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, April 12, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The scheme will target the most affected schools and we will work with our government which will help us to identify the needy areas. We understand that most schools in Chimanimani and Chipinge were ravaged by Cyclone Idai. So the government will help us with the assessment. Beneficiaries will be given porridge and Maheu in the morning and maize meal and beans in the afternoon. … Most importantly, this scheme will help encourage attendances in schools. Some schools are remotely located and there is a lot of walking to and from and we felt that as businesses, moreso indigenous who have been enabled and empowered by the government in the food sector, it’s our responsibility to take a step forward” External link

zimeye Monday, April 1, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I thought the purpose of the committee meeting was for me to give an update on the wheat situation as we are in another drought period. Logistics wise, Beira is currently inaccessible with close to 100 trucks of wheat that are supposed to come to Zimbabwe stuck there. The wheat is now wet and we thought we were going to share this with the committee," "However, there is a ship with our wheat which will be docking in Maputo and the load will go through Chiqualaquala via Rutenga and then come to Harare" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "I do not know anything about it. I was surprised when the committee chairperson said it. We were going to share with the committee every nostro dollar that we received. Actually, there is a legacy debt of $8 million owed to millers and suppliers have stopped supplying us and we have proof of payment" External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "We have nothing to hide and we will bring all the documents," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I thought the purpose of the committee meeting was for me to give an update on the wheat situation as we are in another drought period. Logistics wise, Beira is currently inaccessible with close to 100 trucks of wheat that are supposed to come to Zimbabwe stuck there. The wheat is now wet and we thought we were going to share this with the committee,” “However, there is a ship with our wheat which will be docking in Maputo and the load will go through Chiqualaquala via Rutenga and then come to Harare” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I do not know anything about it. I was surprised when the committee chairperson said it. We were going to share with the committee every nostro dollar that we received. Actually, there is a legacy debt of $8 million owed to millers and suppliers have stopped supplying us and we have proof of payment” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We have nothing to hide and we will bring all the documents,” External link

newsday Wednesday, March 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We appeal to the minister for the shop licensing laws to be suspended for now, to allow any businessperson in Bulawayo to come and buy direct from us and they can do their mobile selling,” “We have a challenge that this stock can’t move as fast as we want because the shops that used to buy are probably not in a hurry to restock” External link

newsday Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:22:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:02:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “Rice is slowly becoming a staple food in the country as consumer behavior is changing.in 2007 rice demand was 50 000 per year but in 2016 it was 200 000 per year,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Maize meal production currently stands at 38 000 (monthly) metric tonnes with imports of maize meal supplying another 20 000 (per month). Cheap GMO maize meal imports dominate the southern part of the country and they are killing small scale indigenous millers and slowing the full resuscitation of Blue Ribbon represented here which was recently acquired by a foreign investor,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:52:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We have pledged to buy 800 000 tonnes of maize produced by farmers under Command Agriculture,” External link

herald Saturday, January 14, 2017 3:19:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "Before the budget there was no VAT tax on rice, it was exempted. Now the 2017 budget is proposing an introduction of 15 percent VAT on rice. This ultimately means an increase of at least 15 percent on the cost of rice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Patrick Chinamasa ) : "Government wants to collect money but there was no consultation. We have written to the minister (Chinamasa) to raise that. We want that the situation that obtained before the budget continues, which is no VAT on rice," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:37:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara argued : “The re-introduction of VAT on rice will trigger a 15% price increase and this will no doubt create inflationary pressure on the food production chain and given the current prevalent low incomes consumers will not be able to sustain the price increases and will invariably reduce consumption,” “Besides government having not consulted the industry on this matter, there is no rice farming in the country which will be prejudiced its importation and continued suspension of VAT on it causes no harm to our economy,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:47:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Bakers who had already resorted to using 100 percent local wheat, notably Bakers Inn and Proton, have been able to obtain more than adequate local flour, produce high quality bread on the market at the same price with those bakers who had been importing flour,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “This will discourage wheat flour imports and save the local flour milling industry,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:21:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “I think you are aware that the country’s grain reserves need to be supplemented so that no one starves until the next harvesting season and both farmers and millers are sourcing not only maize but also funding so that we buy the maize,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 5, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara added : “Our members are going to access this interest free facility as it is meant to provide food to the starving nation; and we are going to start with those in areas where drought is most severe and we are urging our members to constantly check with us as to when they can start to get the loans which should be available anytime from next week,” External link

newzimbabwe Monday, December 5, 2016 3:53:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara told : “At the high-level meeting we progressively held with Mexico, we agreed that GMAZ will sign up for 100,000 metric tonnes of white maize to be supplied by Terra Wealth (Mexican milling company) to supplement our local grain reserves,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “There are two Mexican maize production companies which expressed interest in participating in contract farming and we agreed that the companies should come for a fact-finding mission in January next year,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “We are also this month visiting Mexico to finalise the maize importation deal as well as holding other milling related deals with the government,” External link

newzimbabwe Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:16:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "GMAZ will sign up for 100 000 metric tonnes of white maize to be supplied by Terra Wealth to supplement its grain reserves," External link

allafrica Friday, December 2, 2016 1:37:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "So in the short term we are going to have a festive season that has enough maize meal, stock feeds and meat and there will be more than enough for consumers to buy. Going beyond that, in light of the ongoing imports we still remain more than sufficient as a country to feed ourselves up to the next harvest," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 2:30:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “So in the short term we are going to have a festive season that has enough maize meal, stock feeds and meat and there will be more than enough for consumers to buy. Going beyond that, in light of the ongoing imports we still remain more than sufficient as a country to feed ourselves up to the next harvest,” External link

herald Monday, November 14, 2016 4:01:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Association ) : "Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe, the apex representative body of the milling industry salutes your ministry for the courageous, radical, conscious and constructive decision to promulgate SI 64 of 2016 in order to re-ignite the manufacturing sectors in Zimbabwe," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In view of the foregoing, GMAZ hereby applies for the inclusion of all types of wheat flour on the SI 64 so that they be subjected to the same import control regime as those product categories listed," "This, again, will facilitate the successful attainment of the goals and objectives of Zim-Asset," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 31, 2016 1:40:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said ( about Association ) : "Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe, the apex representative body of the milling industry salutes your ministry for the courageous, radical, conscious and constructive decision to promulgate SI 64 of 2016 in order to re-ignite the manufacturing sectors in Zimbabwe," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : "In view of the foregoing, GMAZ hereby applies for the inclusion of all types of wheat flour on the SI 64 so that they be subjected to the same import control regime as those product categories listed," "This, again, will facilitate the successful attainment of the goals and objectives of Zim-Asset," External link

bulawayo24 Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “The new board, (which came into office last year) tasked management to work on regaining this critical market segment. We came up with an ambitious business plan and in 2016, the company will introduce new products that will compliment the current portfolio,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT

Tafadzwa Musarara said : “Informal traders are a very huge constituency. This is a growing industry and we felt we needed to formalise it slowly by providing products tailor-made for them,” External link

herald Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:34:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader11.76%EN01/14/201714/01/2017
chairman52.94%EN01/10/201710/01/2017
grain millers association chairman11.76%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
millers association chairman11.76%EN01/07/201707/01/2017
political analyst5.88%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
analyst5.88%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Tafadzwa MusararaEN97.67%
Tafadzwa MusararaFR2.33%


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