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Made rejects GMO food 13 February 2016 HARARE - The controversy over genetically modified crops is disrupting international efforts to provide food aid to starving people here, with the government resisting foods that contain transgenic maize. Zimbabwe is rejecting genetically engineered foods despite many people facing hunger and ...
World Bank predicts gloomy outlook for Zim 12 February 2016 HARARE - The World Bank has predicted a gloomy economic outlook for Zimbabwe, showing the depth of a recession fuelled by a liquidity crunch and a sputtering agriculture-dependent economy dented by a devastating drought. The World Bank said the economy is again forecast to perform abysmally in...
G40 outwits Team Lacoste in politburo 12 February 2016 HARARE - Determined efforts by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies at Wednesday's marathon Zanu PF politburo meeting in Harare to bring down the Generation 40 (G40) group, that is rabidly opposed to the Midlands godfather succeeding President Robert Mugabe, came to nought. The Daily New...
MDC lashes Mugabe 12 February 2016 HARARE - The MDC has savaged President Robert Mugabe for insulting opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday, instead of focussing on finding solutions for the country's dying economy and Zanu PF's seemingly-unstoppable factional and succession wars.  Addressing Zanu PF supporters in Ha...
Grace Mugabe sympathisers under siege 12 February 2016 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Team Lacoste faction is said to be preparing to launch an unprecedented media campaign against First Lady Grace Mugabe's perceived sympathisers from the group calling itself Generation 40, which is opposed to the VP's ambition of succeeding President R...
Bunking ministers stir Parly outrage 12 February 2016 HARARE - Questions on the House of Assembly's Order Paper had to be deferred on Wednesday after several Cabinet ministers bunked the question and answer session. The ministers were said to be tied up at the explosive politburo meeting preceded by mass protests outside the Zanu PF headquarters....
School forced to release withheld “O” Level results 12 February 2016 BULAWAYO - A High school here has been forced to release “O” Level results withheld for two students whose school fees and levies were in arrears. Townsend Girls High authorities buckled under pressure from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and released the results of Tanaka Ngwasha and T...
RBZ security head nails Kereke 12 February 2016 HARARE - A Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) head of security, who testified yesterday in the ongoing rape trial of Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, claimed that his office was requested to backdate the time that the MP had returned a gun issued to him by the Central Bank. Kereke, a form...
Charamba 'threatens' Daily News advertisers 11 February 2016 HARARE - In a shocking development, it has emerged that hawkish permanent secretary for the Information ministry, George Charamba, is apparently calling Daily News advertisers and threatening them not to do business with the country's top daily newspaper. The Daily News, which only came back t...
Pressure mounts on Mnangagwa 11 February 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF's Young Turks, who are known as the Generation 40 (G40) group, demonstrated beyond doubt yesterday that they currently have the upper hand in their brutal ruling party slugfest with the faction linked to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. And very ominously for the M...
Moyo savages Charamba again 11 February 2016 HARARE - Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday slammed belligerent Information permanent secretary George Charamba on ZiFM Stereo, after the commercial radio station that is owned by ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira granted him a right of reply to Charamba's invective of last week. I...
Con-Court throws out ex-ZBC CEO's appeal 11 February 2016 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings chief executive Happison Muchechetere's prosecution for contravening the Procurement Act is set to resume after the Constitutional Court threw out his appeal challenging the criminal proceedings. Muchechetere withdrew the appeal yesterday after Deputy...
Mnangagwa's 'daughter' entangled in land row 11 February 2016 HARARE - Shorai Kudzai Muchemwa, who claims to be Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s daughter, is frantically trying to evict a white commercial farmer from a Goromonzi farm. The farmer, Martin Grobler has since filed an urgent chamber High Court application, seeking to stop the eviction. ...
'Ncube running MDC like a tuck shop' 10 February 2016 BULAWAYO - Former acting secretary-general of the Welshman Ncube-led MDC Moses Mzila-Ndlovu has angrily scoffed at his expulsion, accusing the party president of running the fringe opposition party like a tuck shop. The former National Healing minister was sacked on Saturday after the MDC Nati...
Mnangagwa on the ropes 10 February 2016 HARARE - After a week in which the political pendulum briefly appeared to swing in favour of the Zanu PF faction rallying behind embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, things are once again looking ominous for Team Lacoste, as the ruling party's politburo meets in Harare today. In fact s...
Absenteeism, motion backlog hinder Parly business 10 February 2016 HARARE - Parliament is saddled with a motion backlog burden cutting across all committees of the august House because of MPs  flagrantly bunking business, Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has said. Petitions, motions and bills are gathering dust on committees' desks. The days ...
Nine years for plot to bomb Mugabe dairy 10 February 2016 HARARE - A Harare regional magistrate yesterday jailed an opposition Zimbabwe People's Front (ZPF) president for nine years on charges of attempting to firebomb the First Family's Alpha Omega Dairies in Mazowe. Owen Kuchata was convicted on charges of possession of weaponry for sabotage, money...
'Suspended doctors breached standing rules' 10 February 2016 HARARE - The Health Services Board (HSB) said yesterday it suspended the executive of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) for inciting doctors to go on industrial action, breaching standing orders by washing dirty linen in public and relentlessly attacking the mother board. The mo...
LIVE UPDATES: Zanu PF politburo 10 February 2016 09:54 - Heavy police presence at the Zanu PF headquaters. 10:04 - Stage set for President Robert Mugabe. 10:06 - Water canons on standby. 10:06 - Political commissar and Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere arrives, with the crowd cheering "sisi".  
'Biometric Voter registration way to go' 9 February 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been called to adopt Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) as a method of voter registration and compilation of the voters roll in Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections. BVR is a technology that captures unique physical features such as finger-print...
Declare ambitions, Mnangagwa urged 9 February 2016 HARARE - The Zanu PF women's league, which is agitating for President Robert Mugabe to appoint a woman as one of his two deputies before the end of this year — in a move that could put paid to embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations — is shaking things up aga...
Mandiwanzira's ZiFM caught up in Zanu PF fights 9 February 2016 HARARE - Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday savaged commercial radio station ZiFM Stereo after the station, owned by Information Communication Techonology minister Supa Mandiwanzira, pulled out of an interview that it had granted him to discuss a government scholarship programme. ...
Mugabe treason plot: Sentencing today 9 February 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe People's Front (ZPF) political party president accused of attempting to bomb the First Family's Alpha Omega Dairies in Mazowe will be sentenced on insurgency charges today. ZPF president Owen Kuchata, 34, pleaded guilty to charges of possession of weaponry for sabotage, m...
Zhuwao savages 'treacherous' Mutsvangwa 9 February 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao yesterday savaged War Veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa, saying he does not associate with “treacherous” officials. In a hard-hitting statement at his office in the capital yesterday, Zhuwao who is also Indigenisation minister, ac...
'Govt won't slash teachers' salaries' 8 February 2016 HARARE - The ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dispelled reports that it will be slashing salaries of teachers who fail to produce good results. A fortnight ago, State media reported that government will resort to cutting salaries in order to improve the country's quality of educ...