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Mugabe flies out yet again 29 March 2015 HARARE - Unfazed by growing criticism by Zimbabweans about his costly foreign travels, President Robert Mugabe left for Tanzania yesterday — after spending less than 48 hours in the country after his trip to Algeria — and will also proceed to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from there. Mugabe was invite...
Magaya prays for Mugabe 29 March 2015 HARARE - Prophet Walter Magaya, the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder on Friday prayed for President Robert Mugabe asking God to bless him with more wisdom to run the country. In his prayer during an all night prayer for PHD Ministries women in Harare, Magaya asked God...
Zanu PF wins by-elections 29 March 2015 HARARE - As widely expected, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife Auxillia won the Chirumhanzu-Zibangwe constituency in by-elections that were boycotted by the main opposition parties. Barnwell Seremwe, yet another Zanu PF candidate, was victorious in the Mt Darwin West Constituency by-ele...
'Bad policies stifling mining' 29 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's mining sector — once flaunted as one of the economic pillars with capacity to turn around the country’s waning fortunes, — is being stifled by government’s poor policy decisions, a Canadian think tank has warned. The Fraser Institute, which ranked Zimbabwe at number 118 out...
Locals smoke 10m cigarettes a day 29 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabweans are smoking at least 10 million cigarettes a day amid indications that the habit is expected to increase in the near future. Statistics from British American Tobacco Zimbabwe (BAT Zimbabwe) and Savanna Tobacco (Savanna) show that the two companies produced two billion stic...
Zanu PF rotten to the core: Sibanda 28 March 2015 HARARE - Outspoken former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda says a glaring lack of government accountability coupled with gross corruption by many Zanu PF bigwigs was at the heart of Zimbabwe's continuing political and economic crisis. Speaking in an interview with the Daily News yesterday...
Raid on newsroom justified: Nyambirai 28 March 2015 HARARE - The legal counsel for Econet Wireless' banking subsidiary Steward Bank, Tawanda Nyambirai, says Thursday's raid on online news agency, The Source, was justified. Nyambirai, together with Steward Bank's acting chief executive officer, Lance Mambondiani, addressed a chaotic Press confer...
War over prepaid water meters 28 March 2015 HARARE - City fathers in Masvingo and Harare are on a collision course with their residents who are resisting the installation of prepared water meters. On Thursday evening, Harare residents demonstrated against the city's plans to install prepaid water meters during a full council meeting at ...
Chitungwiza violence case takes new twist 28 March 2015 CHITUNGWIZA - The recent political violence in Chitungwiza has taken another turn following allegations by MDC activist Gerald Fokisa that it was the local police not Zanu PF youths who broke his leg. Speaking from his hospital bed at Avenues Clinic, Fokisa said police came to a shopping centr...
Voter apathy in Mt Darwin by election 28 March 2015 HARARE - Voter apathy characterised the Mt Darwin West by election, which was boycotted by the main opposition MDC on the grounds that the electoral playing field was heavily tilted in favour of the ruling Zanu PF party. The seat became vacant following the appointment of Joice Mujuru as Vice ...
Another suspect in court over Magaya's wife botched car deal 28 March 2015 HARARE - A Harare car dealer who reportedly worked in cahoots with Oceane Perfumes managing director, Hupenyu Ignitious Prosper Mashangwa to dupe Walter Magaya’s wife $116 000 by evading payment of motor vehicle duty appeared in court on Thursday. Victor Ngonidzashe Matiyenga, 27, who runs a c...
Illegal diamond dealings on the rise 28 March 2015 MUTARE - As the once-rich Marange diamond mining companies struggle to pay employees, illegal diamond dealers have resurfaced in Chiadzwa. The dealers are getting a steady supply of the rare gems through clandestine methods, pressure groups in the extractive sector have said. The Zimbabwe E...
Gumbo, Mutasa court Tsvangirai 27 March 2015 HARARE - With the economy in freefall and life for millions of ordinary Zimbabweans worsening by the day, pre-congress Zanu PF stalwarts are courting opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) to join forces with them in a desperate bid to rescue the country from the myriad challenges it is f...
Cut foreign trips, Mugabe told 27 March 2015 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC says President Robert Mugabe must cut both his bloated Cabinet team and costly foreign travels before his government thinks about retrenching poor civil servants. This advice yesterday came in the wake of the government, hit hard by the twin b...
Zvoma's 'neglected' farm risks wildlife acquisition 27 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) has threatened to take over animals at former clerk of Parliament Austin Zvoma's 274-hectare, Lot 2 Kilworth Farm. This comes after animals strayed into neighbouring farms extensively destroying crops this week with ZPWMA expres...
Mliswa's bail conditions relaxed 27 March 2015 HARARE - Temba Mliswa, former Hurungwe West MP and ex-Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson, has been allowed to visit his Spring Farm, following a relaxation of his bail conditions. The businessman is accused of theft following claims that he was found in possession of several stole...
Harare raking in $36k daily: Minister 27 March 2015 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC), which is raking in at least $36 000 a day, is failing to pay its workers' salaries on time, a Cabinet minister has said. Sithembiso Nyoni, the minister of Small and Medium Enterprises made the revelation during a meeting held at Siyaso complex in Mbare. C...
Touts get 8 months for stripping woman 27 March 2015 HARARE - Two touts who stripped a woman naked at Fourth Street bus termini will spend eight months in prison. Marvellous Kandemiri and Blessing Chinodakufa were sentenced to one year in prison before magistrate Renikah Dzikiti suspended four months on condition of good behaviour. Dzikiti sa...
Madzore faces prosecution 27 March 2015 HARARE - Former Dzivaresekwa MP Solomon Madzore is facing prosecution over charges of calling President Robert Mugabe a “limping donkey”. Madzore however, filed a Constitutional Court application, seeking stay of prosecution prompting Bindura magistrate Elisha Singano to stay his criminal proc...
Residents up fight on prepaid water meters 27 March 2015 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) has upped its fight against prepaid water meters by coming up with a position paper outlining its research findings on the controversial gadgets. The organisation found that the prepaid system was at odds with Zimbabwe’s socio-econom...
They are mad, Mujuru charges 26 March 2015 HARARE - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru has dismissed as “outright madness” unrelenting State media reports that she is working with opposition parties, some prominent Zimbabweans and foreign governments to plunge the country into unprecedented chaos in a bid to trigger early polls. The mu...
Mudenda offside, Mutasa argues 26 March 2015 HARARE - Former Presidential Affairs minister Didymus Mutasa has described Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda's decision to expel him from the House of Assembly as absurd and lacking in common sense. In an application filed together with Temba Mliswa, who has also been expelled from Parliamen...
Renewal team takes Parly dismissal to ConCourt 26 March 2015 HARARE - Twent-one legislators who were booted out of Parliament for ditching the MDC to form the United Movement for Democratic Change, have filed a Constitutional Court application seeking to nullify their dismissal. The 21 had been elected into office on a Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC ticket. ...
I'm innocent: Kurotwi 26 March 2015 HARARE - Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi, accused of defrauding government of $2 billion says the State has failed to adduce evidence linking him to the commission of the offence. In his application for discharge filed at the High Court, Kurotwi, who is joi...
Witnesses lied: Mufani's lawyer 26 March 2015 HARARE - A record of proceedings which was used during the trial of 11 jailed members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani's sect was yesterday used to frustrate witnesses' evidence during the cleric's on-going trial. Mufani is being charged with public violence after members of his sect attacked journ...