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Daily News publishes explosive Tuku book 2 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's fastest growing newspaper, the Daily News has been given exclusive rights to publish extracts of Oliver Mtukudzi's explosive but controversial book, Tuku Backstage written by Tuku's long-time publicist and veteran journalist, Shepherd Mutamba. From tomorrow, the Daily News ...
Bogus Zimra official nabbed 2 September 2014 BULAWAYO - A man who extorted cash from companies here masquerading as a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official has been arrested. Naison Kuzamba, 36, of Belleview, put on a Zimra uniform and a name tag while carrying a file which contained customers' company documents as he engaged in hi...
Daily News fastest growing newspaper 2 September 2014 HARARE - The country's leading newspaper, the Daily News, continues to record phenomenal readership growth — the highest by far among all dailies in Zimbabwe — at a time that its competitors are stagnating. According to the latest findings of the media industry body, the Zimbabwe Advertising R...
Chidyausiku's office burgled 2 September 2014 HARARE - Cops were yesterday investigating a burglary at Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku’s office after a door to his offices was forced open and valuables stolen. The Chief Justice is now checking his secret documents to see if anything has been stolen besides a computer. He wants to fin...
I'm in control: Mugabe 1 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has stamped authority over his fractious Zanu PF, pledging to deal with discord over the elevation of his wife, Grace to lead the party's Women's League. This comes after the party's youth claimed they were being victimised by a faction seen to be opposing Grac...
Zanu PF has caused poverty: Tsvangirai 1 September 2014 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe's 34-year octopus-like grip on power has impoverished the nation and that there was need for national convergence on the urgent need for change. Addressing villagers in the political hotbed of Uzumba district in Mashonaland Eas...
Kereke rape case appeal hearing date set 1 September 2014 HARARE - The hearing of Munyaradzi Kereke, Zanu PF MP for Bikita West's Supreme Court appeal, challenging his prosecution on rape allegations, has been set for September 30. Kereke pleads his innocence, despite High Court Judge Happias Zhou's ruling, ordering prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana...
Mugabe returns from China with signatures 1 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe jets into Harare today from a begging trip in China only holding a bag of secretive agreements and signatures but with no cash to revive an economy which is virtually on its knees. Instead of raising hope among the suffering millions of Zimbabweans, most of who...
Mavhaire blasts resettled farmers 1 September 2014 HARARE - Resttled farmers should take responsibility for the country’s economic collapse because they failed to utilise allocated land, Zanu PF secretary for production and labour said last week. Dzikamai Mavhaire, told resettled farmers at a Star Field Day in Marawa Community, Chinhoyi West, ...
Mandiwanzira defends Mugabe trip 1 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s recent begging trip to China deliberately excluded the private sector because they represent shareholders’ interests and not national interests, a top government official has said. Supa Mandiwanzira, the deputy minister of Media Information and Broadcasting S...
'Banking sector must uphold ethical conduct' 1 September 2014 HARARE - Players in the banking sector must uphold ethical conduct in their dealings with members of the public to uphold confidence in the sector, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya said last week. Presenting his maiden Monetary Policy Statement (MPS), Mangudya, the cen...
I fear for my life: Elizabeth 1 September 2014 HARARE - Elizabeth, wife to former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, says her life is in danger and she no longer feels safe as she is being followed round the clock by people she suspects to have a sinister agenda. In an exclusive telephone interview with the Daily News yesterday, Elizabeth, ...
Kumbirai Kangai remembered 1 September 2014 HARARE - A high-level team comprising of Zanu PF Manicaland provincial leadership yesterday descended on the late Kumbirai Kangai's Glen Forest Farm in Harare for his memorial service. From chronicling his first interactions with the ex-Cabinet minister at Cold Comfort Farm in 1967 to narratin...
Mugabe: Victim of Zanu PF lies 1 September 2014 HARARE - Claims that some youth leaders in the deeply divided Zanu PF are being victimised because of their allegiance to First Lady Grace Mugabe are part of the dirty succession wars to hoodwink 90-year-old President Robert Mugabe to turn against those perceived to sympathise with Vice President...
Revealed: How Gono met US VP 1 September 2014 HARARE - Details have emerged that former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono, mysteriously travelled to the US in 2006 while under Washington’s travel embargo where he met current vice President and then senator Joe Biden to lobby for the removal of sanctions. The Daily News o...
'Allow raped women to abort' 1 September 2014 HARARE - The Women’s Parliamentary Caucus has called on government to allow women who would have been raped to abort unwanted pregnancies as espoused in the new Constitution. Female legislators said this during a workshop to discuss family laws and their realignment with the new Constitution i...
Scribes call for accountability in govt 1 September 2014 HARARE - Journalists have demanded that ministers and top management in government boards be made accountable on how they handle public funds. Media practitioners attending a parliamentary workshop in  Nyanga organised by the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Public  Accounts, last week  to...
Zanu PF factions abuse First Lady 28 August 2014 HARARE - Warring Zanu PF factions are openly abusing President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace to settle political scores ahead of the decisive December congress, national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo heard yesterday. A meeting of provincial chairpersons at the Zanu PF headquarters resolved to put a l...
Mangudya speaks on 'special coins' 28 August 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to introduce a new regime of “special coins” indexed at par with the United States coins by December, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe clarified yesterday. The coins, which are being imported, will be introduced as a medium of exchange and are aimed at augmenting currencie...
'Screen truck drivers from DRC for Ebola' 28 August 2014 HARARE - Legislators fear truck drivers plying the Zimbabwe-DRC route may bring the dreaded Ebola virus here. Lawmakers yesterday  grilled  Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa  on  the measures government was  taking  to  curb the  import of the Ebola virus from the DRC. MDC  ...
Trial date for Vapositori set 28 August 2014 HARARE - The Harare Magistrates’ Court has set September 15 as the trial date for 37 members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johanne Masowe apostolic sect, accused of assaulting police officers. Some of the 37 include Emmanuel Sigauke, 37, Laston Marandure, 23, John Murahwa, 36, Taurayi Supiya, ...
Police thwart MDC demo 28 August 2014 HARARE - Baton-wielding police officers yesterday violently thwarted an MDC rally for jobs, indiscriminately beating up the youthful demonstrators and detaining 15. Paul Nyathi, police spokesperson, said in a statement they would not “hesitate to apply the full wrath of the law in dealing with...
Kadungure gets bail reprieve 28 August 2014 HARARE - Businessman Genius Kadungure, who is facing R1,5 million fraud charges, has been granted a bail reprieve after a Harare magistrate relaxed his police reporting conditions yesterday. Kadungure, through his lawyer Tafadzwa Hungwe, asked Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe to alter the bail c...
RBZ boss cracks whip on importers 28 August 2014 HARARE - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, John Panonetsa Mangudya, has made a huge statement of intent on stamping out capital flight and plugging leakages in the economy. In his maiden Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) released on Monday, the veteran banker announced a raft of measures aimed ...
Chiefs need law training: Makarau 28 August 2014 HARARE - Justice Rita Makarau has said traditional chiefs need to undergo basic training in customary law. Makarau, who is secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Supreme Court Judge, made the remarks yesterday, before the parliamentary thematic committee on Human Rights chaired...