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Grace Mugabe on campaign trail 1 October 2014 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe is hitting the campaign trail tomorrow as she canvasses for support ahead of Zanu PF's December elective congress. Eunice Sandi-Moyo, the Zanu PF Women's League deputy secretary, told the Daily News in a telephone interview yesterday that the first lady would h...
Zim now insolvent, failing State: ICG 1 October 2014 HARARE - The International Crisis Group (ICG), a Brussels-based think-tank run by retired statesmen, says Zimbabwe is now an insolvent and failing state, its politics zero-sum, with President Robert Mugabe (pictured)  failing to fix the economy, or normalise external relations. The conflict mo...
11 000 fail to collect HIV test results 1 October 2014 HARARE - At least 11 000 people have not collected their results out of the 196 000 people who were tested for HIV last year, a government official has revealed. Owen Mugurungi, director of Aids and TB Unit in the Health and Child Care ministry, noted with concern that many Zimbabweans were st...
'Gays hijack Zanu PF' 30 September 2014 HARARE - There are real fears that the ugly infighting within President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has now come perilously close to degenerating into a fatal war that could see opponents organising hits against each other. This emerged after motormouth Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa ...
MDC protests: Security beefed up 30 September 2014 HARARE - Opposition supporters planning a protest against President Robert Mugabe's government have accused authorities of pre-empting the action through religious leaders as police step up security. But opposition activists have vowed to press ahead with the mass action “soon” to express disc...
Polish envoy robber jailed 30 September 2014 HARARE - A Mbare man who stole a handbag from the Polish ambassador to South Africa has been jailed for 30 months. Trymore Manyepe, 33, was in the business of targeting business executives and ambassadors who frequent hotels. Magistrate Blessing Murwisi-Nyemba sentenced Manyepe to 48 months...
Eaglesvale School in management wrangle 30 September 2014 HARARE - Eaglesvale School has been hit by a management wrangle that has spilled into the courts. Edward Tawanda Madza and some of the members of the board of governors responsible for the management of the school and the School Development Committee filed a Supreme Court application against t...
Knives out in Zanu PF 29 September 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has hit one of its most turbulent times as it is now torn by a “spy” scandal and the controversy surrounding ex-Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Gideon Gono’s senatorial status. Even though the 90-year-old leader and several others have warned again...
Don't use my name - Tsvangirai 29 September 2014 MASVINGO - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned party officials jostling for positions against using his name and status during their campaign ahead of the watershed opposition congress set for next month. Tsvangirai spoke on Saturday as he led a high-powered delegation of national leaders ...
Education boom for Zim 29 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's education sector has made great strides in terms of access and school completion rate among children despite the current economic challenges bedevilling government, says a Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) report. According to the key findings of the 2014 Multip...
Government seeks to rope in grain buyers 29 September 2014 HARARE - Government is mulling the introduction of approved grain buyers at growth points in various districts to solve a depot crisis in the country. Deputy Agriculture minister (livestock) Paddington Zhanda, told Parliament last week that his ministry was too broke to set up the required dep...
Property sector depressed 29 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe property sector is expected to remain depressed in the medium term due to economic uncertainty in the country, industry players have warned. Property analysts contend that while mortgage lending has resumed on the domestic banks’ balance sheet, it still remains on very small ...
Court settles Zion wrangle 29 September 2014 HARARE - A High Court judge has ruled that Ezra Pedzisayi Shoko is the legitimate bishop of Zion Apostolic Faith Mission Church (Zion), following a bitter leadership wrangle with his brother Jameson. The two are sons of the late Dorius Pedzisayi Shoko and were involved in an acrimonious legal ...
Uncle forces niece to abort 29 September 2014 HARARE - Two brothers last week appeared before Harare magistrate, Milton Serima, one charged with raping his niece and the other for trying to conceal the sexual assault by forcing the 19-year-old girl to abort. Goodboy Gavi, 46, appeared in court on Thursday charged with conspiracy to unlawf...
Council, workers clash 29 September 2014 HARARE - The Harare Municipal Workers Union (HMWU) has called for an urgent meeting with council management over revelations that the city is clandestinely pushing for the privatisation of council farms. In a letter to the Harare City Council (HCC) management, HMWU executive chairman Cosmas Bu...
Putin drags Zim, Sadc region to new front 29 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Russia’s arrival in Zimbabwe with a billion-dollar investment after President Robert Mugabe’s trip to China is helping to turn the country — and the Southern African Development Community — into a new Cold War front. Besides trade and investment agreements, the countries signed ...
Zanu PF wars rumble on 28 September 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF factionalism is raging on with Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday launching a scathing  attack on her critics telling youths in the presence of President Robert Mugabe that the party had been invaded by know-it-all individuals. Speaking at Harare International Airport soon ...
We have been dumped - Mugabe 28 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe is now a lone ranger in the world because of its tough empowerment policies, which are against the British and American interests, President Robert Mugabe said. Mugabe said this soon after landing at the Harare International Airport where scores of his supporters from Harare ...
Demolition blitz: Residents arrested 28 September 2014 HARARE - At least 10 Epworth residents were arrested on Friday as police clashed with angry residents resisting evictions and demolitions  sanctioned by the Epworth local board, human rights lawyers said yesterday. A police anti-riot unit was forced to fire warning shots into the air as reside...
'We can't pay RBZ debt' 28 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabweans are dismayed by government’s move to consume over $1,35 billion in debt on behalf of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) as this will see taxes on ordinary citizens doubling. Although analysts say the government does not have capacity to assume the RBZ debt as it is already...
Council to demolish 324 illegal settlements 28 September 2014 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC), has served 324 illegal settlers in Glen Norah with 48-hour notices to move or risk having their structures demolished. HCC spokesperson Leslie Gwindi yesterday said the eviction notices are in line with Section 18(2) of the Urban Councils by-laws SI 109 of 1...
Council in midnight demolition blitz 27 September 2014 HARARE - Violence threatened to rear its ugly head in Chitungwiza yesterday as a mob threatened to burn down the mayor's house and kidnap his children following the demolition of properties by council in the early hours of Friday morning. “A mob of more than 50 people came to my offices and th...
Zinwa wants to bill underground water users 27 September 2014 HARARE - Cash strapped Zimbabweans will have to folk out more after government announced plans to bill boreholes, a move that has rattled citizens. Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) which governs the country's water bodies has embarked on a drive to install meters on boreholes country ...
Zim to send large observer mission to Mozambique 27 September 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa and Zimbabwe will have the largest observer contingents during Mozambique’s elections on October 15, with at least 100 observers each, Miguel de Brito of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (Eisa) said on Thursday.The ruling party, Frelimo, is i...
300 000 housing units on the cards 27 September 2014 HARARE - Government is set to avail 313 283 housing units across the country to ease the 1,3 million-unit backlog, Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo has said. In a statement yesterday, Chombo told a National Housing conference that in line with promises made to the electorate in the ru...