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Prison hospitals run out of drugs 24 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) — battling acute cash shortages and food rations — face a fresh challenge after authorities revealed their hospitals have run out drugs. The ZPCS, apart from budgetary constraints, are also grappling with overcrowding in its prisons wh...
Zanu PF Savages Tsvangirai, MDC 24 May 2015 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday savaged opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) and the MDC at a rally in Harare, while bragging that God was allegedly on Zanu PF’s side. The Zanu PF strongman, who is sometimes referred to as the Son of God or Son of Man by his stau...
Zanu PF expulsions boost People First 24 May 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs who were expelled from the party on Wednesday have vowed that they will not be pushed out of politics — a move that analysts said yesterday suggested that the much-talked about “original” Zanu PF fronted by disaffected liberation struggle stalwarts was about to take off. ...
Zim must find Dzamara: EU Parly 23 May 2015 HARARE – The European Parliament has backed a motion by Zimbabwean High Court judge Justice David Mangota calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately. Although the resolution repeated language previously adopted by the EU bloc, it could stoke tensions with...
Mugabe obsessed with power — Tsvangirai 23 May 2015 HARARE - Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said president Robert Mugabe is possessed by a goblin which will not allow him to leave office. He said this during a rally in Dzivaresekwa yesterday. The former Premier told party supporters gathered at Chisamba gro...
Mugabe gives hint of party troubles 23 May 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday intimated that factional fights in his party were affecting him. Apologising for coming four hours late to the commissioning of farming equipment sourced under the Brazilian More Food for Africa Programme for Zimbabwe, Mugabe said he slept late the pr...
'104m condoms distributed annually' 22 May 2015 HARARE - At least 104 million condoms were distributed in Zimbabwe last year alone, the National Aids Council (Nac) has revealed. Amon Mpofu, Nac monitoring and evaluation director, said although the distribution figures were high, the organisation could not ascertain that they were used. “...
Zanu PF boots out more bigwigs 22 May 2015 HARARE - A Zanu PF politburo member wondered resignedly last night whether any party officials would still be “standing” by the end of the year after the warring ruling party moved to expel and suspend more of its bigwigs from within its ranks on suspicions that they were loyal to ousted former V...
Mliswa reiterates Kasukuwere claims 22 May 2015 HARARE - Firebrand Hurungwe West independent candidate Temba Mliswa yesterday reiterated his allegations against Water minister Saviour Kasukuwere and several other Cabinet ministers that they are homosexuals. Mliswa also claimed while addressing the media in Harare that he had evidence about ...
Date set for Muchechetere's hearing 22 May 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) will hear suspended Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief executive Happison Muchechetere’s appeal on May 27. Muchechetere is being charged with contravening sections of the Procurement Act after purchasing an outside broadcasting van from ...
Botswana denies Mugabe, Khama rift 21 May 2015 LUSAKA - Botswana has denied that there was bad blood between President Robert Mugabe and his counterpart Ian Khama, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has said. Venson-Moitoi took a swipe at the media on Tuesday while waiting for Mugabe's arrival at ...
Kasukuwere goes berserk 21 May 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF’s deadly factional and succession wars rose a notch higher yesterday when embattled national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere made sensational claims that some of his senior party colleagues were brazen thieves and criminals who were robbing the poor blind. Addressing su...
Disclose full list of RBZ debtors: MDC 21 May 2015 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC is demanding a full list of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s debtors before government assumes the $1,3 billion debt run up by the central bank. The MDC has also asked the Law Society of Zimbabwe to probe the refusal by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa — ...
'Mugabe to address nation soon' 21 May 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe will deliver his belated state of the nation address to Parliament soon, his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa told the National Assembly yesterday. Responding to a question by Jessie Majome, the MDC MP for Harare West, on when Mugabe would deliver the State of the Nat...
Mystery over $3,5bn govt funds 20 May 2015 THE supervisor of government accounts and financial controls, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG), has made a shocking revelation that President Robert Mugabe's administration cannot account for $3,5 billion which was earmarked for civil servants' salaries. In a report for the period t...
Moyo under fire over Dzamara slur 20 May 2015 HARARE - Information minister Jonathan Moyo has been sledged by rights groups for his “condescending remarks” that there was nothing unusual about the enforced disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara. Responding to a question by Stephen Sackur on BBC's HARDtalk on Monday about the abduction of ...
Duo demands $500 000 damages from Chiyangwa 20 May 2015 HARARE - Two Hurungwe villagers are suing Zanu PF central committee member Philip Chiyangwa for $250 000 each over an alleged assault they suffered at the hands of the flamboyant businessman. Hurungwe West headman Aleck Munhava and villager Morgan Gora, are demanding $250 000 each in damages f...
Vendors protest against arrests 20 May 2015 GWERU - Vendors here yesterday staged a demonstration at the Gweru Magistrates’ Courts against the detention of their colleagues. The demo was prompted by six vendors who last weekend resisted arrest by the Gweru Municipal Police and were later handed over to police. In a statement, Nationa...
Bhasikiti decreed to withdraw Chingwizi Parliament motion 19 May 2015 HARARE - THE ruling Zanu PF has ordered former Masvingo provincial minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti to retract his motion from the National Assembly condemning government for failing to compensate Tokwe-Mukorsi villagers. Zanu PF legislators who briefed the Daily News yesterday said Bhasikiti wa...
VPs at war 19 May 2015 AMID Zanu PF's seemingly intractable factional and succession wars, President Robert Mugabe now has to contend with another mindless battle that is brewing between his deputies, Phelekezela Mphoko and Emmerson Mnangagwa. At the heart of the new ruckus is a deadly fight over who is senior and m...
Mnangagwa is not heir apparent: Moyo 19 May 2015 HARARE- Vice President (VP) Emmerson Mnangagwa is not the heir apparent but just one of two appointed deputies of President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's influential and outspoken information minister Jonathan Moyo said yesterday. Speaking in a BBC HARDTalk interview with Steven Sackur, Moyo said ...
Buyanga, Boka win share wrangle 19 May 2015 Businessman Frank Buyanga's Zimcor Trustees Limited and Boka Investments (Private) Limited have won in a property and share wrangle that had seen them being dragged to court by a UK-based tycoon. The two companies and Matthew Boka had filed an appeal with the Supreme Court, challenging a High...
Grace, Mnangagwa face off 18 May 2015 HARARE - There were suggestions yesterday that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s surprising decision to back little known Terence Mukupe as Zanu PF’s candidate for the Harare East constituency in next month’s by-elections could set him on a collision course with controversial First Lady Grace M...
Spoil by-election ballot: Tsvangirai 18 May 2015 BULAWAYO - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai says genuine party supporters should not be seen to be legitimising flawed elections by participating in the forthcoming June 10 by-elections before essential electoral reforms are put in place. Tsvangirai told his supporters last weekend to spoil ballot...
Mnangagwa clarifies chiefs' role in politics 18 May 2015 MUTARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned traditional leaders to keep out of politics but not to be political ignoramuses as he clarified provisions of Zimbabwe’s new Constitution. Mnangagwa, who is also minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, told a public lecture on...