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Vultures circle Daily News again 28 November 2014 HARARE - Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post — says it has taken note of lapdog State media reports that Zanu-PF has approached the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) “to register a complaint” against the country's lea...
Bid to stop Zanu PF congress 28 November 2014 HARARE - Some war veterans and youths sympathetic to embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru are apparently considering dragging President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF to court in a bid to stop the party’s forthcoming congress. The mooted legal action is anchored on a litany of “unprocedural” amend...
Chinamasa tables $4,1bn hopeless budget 28 November 2014 HARARE - Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa yesterday presented a static $4,1 billion 2015 national budget which offered little relief to Zimbabwe’s deteriorating economy. Chinamasa conceded the economy was in bad shape and called for various reforms aimed at stimulating production in various ...
'Chombo rigged central committee nominations' 28 November 2014 HARARE - Mashonaland West Zanu PF members have blasted Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, accusing him of stuffing the central commitee with his district loyalists. Josephine Mangove, a losing aspirant for a Central Committee post for Kadoma, told the Daily News on Wednesday that Chomb...
Govt starts revamping education curriculum 28 November 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe’s government is revamping the education system, which experts say is colonial-based and out of sync with Zimbabwean ideals. This comes exactly a month after ZimRights held a series of provincial conferences where education experts called on Mugabe’s administrat...
Bashed lawyer vows to fight on 28 November 2014 HARARE - Kennedy Masiye, Zimbabwe’s recently-crowned human rights lawyer of the year, has said a fractured hand he sustained from police brutality, has motivated him to continue with his human rights work. Masiye, who is a project lawyer with the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), was a...
Gumbo pours his heart out 27 November 2014 HARARE - An emotional Rugare Gumbo has opened up on how he and the late revered freedom fighter, General Solomon Mujuru, moved mountains to persuade fellow guerrillas and frontline states to accept President Robert Mugabe as the party's leader after the death of Herbert Chitepo in the 1970s. P...
Mujuru-Makoni fatal accident not covered-up — Police 27 November 2014 HARARE - Police yesterday denied State media claims that they covered up Chipo Mujuru-Makoni's fatal road accident that claimed the lives of two people. Vice President Joice Mujuru's daughter was reportedly driving a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle which rammed into another vehicle killing a two-m...
Zapu moot joining grand coalition 27 November 2014 BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu yesterday said it was finalising a key decision to take part in the proposed opposition “Coalition of Democrats.” Dabengwa, who has described a grand coalition as the best way towards establishing a democratic State, was forced to carry out an internal c...
Goche, Mujuru in politburo no-show 27 November 2014 HARARE - Embattled Vice President Joice Mujuru and the equally under-fire Public Service minister Nicholas Goche were conspicuous by their absence at yesterday’s Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare. Mujuru, who refused to present her papers for consideration to Zanu PF’s powerful central commi...
Mash West exec in bid to recall Shamu 27 November 2014 HARARE - Zanu PF’s Mashonaland West provincial executive has petitioned the politburo to block national political commissar Webster Shamu and minister of State in the office of Vice-President Sylvester Nguni from getting central committee posts. Shamu and Nguni won the right to represent Chegu...
Death row inmate appeals to Con-Court 27 November 2014 HARARE - An appeal by a Bulawayo man who shot and killed his girlfriend in the presence of a police officer has been referred to the Constitutional Court. Danis David Konson approached the Supreme Court appealing against the death penalty imposed by Bulawayo High Court judge Lawrence Kamocha, ...
Fuel dealers flout blending rules: Zera 27 November 2014 HARARE - At least 16 fuel dealers have been apprehended for selling unleaded petrol,  according to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera). The move violates Section 3 of Petroleum Regulations contained under Statutory Instrument 17 of 2013 that imposes mandatory blending on all petrol...
Explain Mujuru death: Brother 26 November 2014 HARARE - The late Solomon Mujuru's elder brother, Joel, says Zanu PF's increasingly violent factional succession wars have cast fresh doubts on the circumstances surrounding his young brother's much-debated death in a mysterious inferno three years ago. As a result, he told the Daily News in a...
Vultures take over Zanu PF: Gumbo 26 November 2014 HARARE - Former Zanu PF spokesperson and liberation war hero, Rugare Gumbo, says the ruling party has been hijacked by “political vultures” who are running rings around the party's leadership in what amounts to an effective internal coup. Gumbo offered this stark warning to President Robert Mu...
Mugabe dumps liberation values 26 November 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe is constructing a reconfigured personalised rule, or a regime unbounded by rules — one that operates at total variance with the ruling party's 1980 manifesto. The ruling party's politburo has bestowed upon Zanu PF's first secretary the authority to allow intern...
Judiciary mulls paperless library 26 November 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean courts are set to adopt the electronic library system, which will help improve the justice delivery system, Judicial Services Commission (JSC) secretary Rita Makarau said yesterday. Speaking at a handover ceremony of 1 700 books worth R2 million donated by the Danish embass...
Wise Owl Motel closes 26 November 2014 MUTARE - Wise Owl Motel has given notice of closure, pushing over 60 employees out of their jobs following failure to settle its rentals, the Daily News can report. In a retrenchment notice to its 61 employees, the Hlanganiso Matangaidze-owned motel cited viability challenges for its impending...
Zanu PF heavyweights lose 26 November 2014 HARARE - More than a dozen ministers in President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet have their political careers hanging by the thread after losing bids to be nominated into Zanu PF’s powerful central committee in elections held in provinces yesterday. Yesterday, ministers Francis Nhema, Flora Bhuka, Si...
Bloodbath in Zanu PF 25 November 2014 HARARE - At least 10 Cabinet ministers and more than 100 Zanu PF legislators face the political wilderness as the mindless bloodletting in the divided party reaches alarming levels ahead of its crucial “elective” congress scheduled for next week. The well-choreographed bloodbath, masterminded ...
Mutsvangwa's central committee bid flops 25 November 2014 HARARE - Newly-elected war veterans' leader Christopher Mutsvangwa has failed to secure a nomination into Zanu PF's central committee. Mutsvangwa failed to garner a nomination at the Zanu PF Mashonaland West inter district meeting held on Sunday. Party insiders who attended the meeting said...
Bhasikiti mounts spirited defence 25 November 2014 HARARE - Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, the Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister, told President Robert Mugabe last weekend that all members of the Zanu PF politburo were in “wrong baskets”. Following a verbal shellacking he received from Mugabe during last week's politburo meeting where the 90-year-ol...
Party colours stall Ncube, Biti MDC merger talks 25 November 2014 HARARE - Disagreements over the party name and colours are threatening to scupper the union of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC and Tendai Biti's renewal team, insiders have said. The parties are set to officially sign a “unity accord” tomorrow to become one political party and start preparing for a...
Killer council cop jailed 25 November 2014 MASVINGO - A municipal police officer who ran over a vegetable vendor’s three-month-old baby during an informal traders crackdown operation will languish in prison for the next one year. Jacob Mugova Mutero, 58, was convicted of culpable homicide by magistrate, Oliver Mudzongachiso. In pass...
Liquidity crunch bites supermarkets 25 November 2014 HARARE - The resurgence of a re-vitalised informal sector operating under the guise of darkness in downtown Harare is eating into the smooth operations of supermarkets in the country. Recently released financial results from listed companies show retail outlets are feeling the pinch of the cur...