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ED set to go down fighting 19 October 2017 HARARE – Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unlikely to go down without a fight amid revelations that his loyalists are planning to make their last stand at an extraordinary congress to be convened by Zanu PF in December. The Daily News can report that the bastions of support for M...
Biti savages Chinamasa 19 October 2017 HARARE – Former Finance minister Tendai Biti is of the view that his successor, Patrick Chinamasa, should take the blame for the economic crisis that followed the liquidation of the government of national unity in 2013. A lawyer by profession, Chinamasa took over from Biti — also a legal pract...
WHO appoints Mugabe global health ambassador 19 October 2017 HARARE - The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appointed President Robert Mugabe as a global health ambassador for Africa to help governments tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer and heart disease. Mugabe, Africa's oldest ruler at 93, will work with national and ...
Parliamentarians owed $15m in allowances 19 October 2017 HARARE - Members of the National Assembly and Senators are demanding $15 million in amounts owed to them for sitting allowances that have not been paid since the commencement of the present 8th Parliament in 2013.  There are 275 National Assembly legislators and 80 senators. Each parliamentari...
Baptism of fire for Bonyongwe 19 October 2017 HARARE - New Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs minister Happyton Bonyongwe (pictured) had a baptism of fire in the National Assembly yesterday. Along with other new ministers in President Robert Mugabe's bloated Cabinet, the former director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisati...
MPs threaten to sink 2018 budget 19 October 2017 HARARE - Legislators across the political divide have threatened the sink the 2018 National budget if they don't get a five-fold increase in their allowances. They said they will hold assent to the two Money Bills that be tabled by Finance minister Ignatius Chombo until their sitting allowance...
Unilever improves sanitation at Hre school 19 October 2017 HARARE - Unilever Zimbabwe — through its brands Lifebuoy, Domestos and Sunlight — donated a borehole and refurbished the toilets at Chizungu Primary School in Epworth, as part of 2017 Global Handwashing Day commemorations. The borehole and refurbished school toilets will benefit 2 500 children...
Minister sucked into land row 19 October 2017 HARARE - Lands minister Douglas Mombeshora has been dragged before the High Court for irregularly withdrawing a Mazowe farmer’s offer letter and handing the farm to an alleged close ally. The said ally, Regis Giya, is said to have approached the farm occupied by the plaintiff – Ronald Chenjera...
I'm not an idiot: Charamba 19 October 2017 HARARE - National police spokesperson Charity Charamba has said she took the insult by a subordinate who called her an idiot personal and felt demeaned.  Charamba was testifying in the trial of James Mabasa, 38, who is being charged with contravening the Post and Telecommunications Act by send...
Muchechetere confiscates white farmer's property 19 October 2017 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings'  (ZBH) chief executive officer Happison Muchechetere has been dragged to the High Court by a white farmer, who accuses him of confiscating his farm equipment. In the application, Stodart Brothers (Private) Limited is the applicant, while Mucheche...
'Zim prison system a national disgrace' 19 October 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has said prisons and mental hospitals have become extremely dangerous facilities operating in a perpetual state of crisis, where prisoners live in barbaric and horrific conditions and their basic human rights are violated daily. In its lates...
Tsvangirai, Khupe heal rift 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
CSOs launch aggressive BVR campaign 18 October 2017 HARARE - Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) have launched an aggressive campaign to have Zimbabweans register to vote in next year's watershed elections. This comes as there are growing concerns that millions of people may not participate in the eagerly-awaited elections due to difficulties in...
Tsvangirai fights $50k lawsuit 18 October 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has applied for rescission of judgment  following a High Court order for him to pay $50 000 to Moreprecision Muzadzi, a man who claimed to have offered coalition consultancy services to the veteran politician ahead of the 2013 elections. Muzadzi told the c...
War vets want Mugabe challenged at congress 18 October 2017 HARARE - War veterans are set to meet next week in Harare to push that President Robert Mugabe be challenged at the elective Zanu PF congress scheduled for December. The meeting by war veterans — tentatively set for next week Friday — comes amid deepening political tensions, with all Zanu PF p...
Council wary of houses turning into brothels 18 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council has begun to reject the change of use of residential properties into lodges after complaints that the houses are being used as brothels. This comes as council is receiving more than 10 applications of change of use every month. Acting director of works Priscilla...
'Mugabe's economic vandalism unpardonable' 18 October 2017 HARARE - The myriad of challenges bedevilling Zimbabwe today are essentially man-made, a senior Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) official has said. Addressing a press conference on the state of Zimbabwean economy in Harare yesterday, TZ president Jacob Ngarivhume said the cash crisis, vendors, unfriend...
'Zanu PF has unleashed terror' 18 October 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru's National People's Party (NPP) has claimed that Zanu PF has launched a terror campaign in the volatile Mashonaland Central province, threatening villagers against supporting the former vice president in next year's elections. NPP Mashonaland Central provincial chairperso...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Sacked Tshinga Dube bares soul 18 October 2017 BULAWAYO - Former War Veterans minister, Tshinga Dube, who was recently dropped from President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet, has once again sensationally claimed that there were characters in Zanu PF that had been baying for his blood ever since he challenged the 93-year-old to name his successor. ...
Police Reaction Group has case to answer 18 October 2017 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has ruled that five police officers who viciously attacked a Harare man and caused the loss of his eye have a case to answer. Harare magistrate Farai Gwitima dismissed their application for discharge at the close of the State case. Livingstone Zvimba, Tendai Mas...
'Thieving vendors' denied bail 18 October 2017 HARARE - Four vendors who were arrested during Operation Restore Order after looting 48 cellphones were denied bail when they appeared in court yesterday. David Mazibiye, 41, Tinashe Mbofana, 24, Maxwell Mushamba, 20, and Paul Hanyani, 20, were charged with public violence when they appeared b...
Tsvangirai heals rift with Khupe 18 October 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has reached out to his disaffected deputy, Thokozani Khupe — meeting her in Harare on Monday to resolve differences related to key strategies ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 national elections. Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, tol...
Mr Ugly pageant set to explode 17 October 2017 HARARE - Organisers of the Mr Ugly pageant revealed this year's event is scheduled for November 25 at City Sports Bar in the capital. David Machowa aka Apama Styles said they were looking forward to another exciting edition of Mr Ugly. “Our last edition was a success, we received an overwhe...
Zanu PF wars will end badly: Mutasa 17 October 2017 HARARE - As Zanu PF's succession wars reach a deadly climax, former State Security minister, Didymus Mutasa — who was for decades one of President Robert Mugabe's closest confidants — has warned that things “could end very badly” for his longtime boss, the ruling party and the country as a whole ...
Panic as cooking oil shortage hits Zim 17 October 2017 HARARE - There is once again growing uneasiness in the market as the country has been hit by another shortage of cooking oil, which retailers blame on oil manufacturing companies — who are said to be selectively supplying a few “favoured” outlets. At the same time, the Oil Expressers Associati...