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Trump offered land to develop golf course 25 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered United States President Donald Trump an opportunity to develop a golf course in the resort town of Victoria Falls as he takes his charm offensive to White House. Wearing his trademark scarf with the colours of the Zimbabwean flag, Mnangagwa mad...
Major hospitals in water crisis 25 September 2018 HARARE - Harare's major referral hospitals are facing serious water shortages amid a cholera outbreak which has killed more than 31 people in the capital. The Daily News can report that Harare Central Hospital spent the weekend without water, while Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals had to resort...
Mugabe turns tables against potato firm 25 September 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe company's Gushungo Holdings (Private) Limited has turned the tables against a potato producing company that supplied it with seed on credit in 2015, accusing the firm of breaching a verbal contract entered between the two parties. This comes after Seed P...
Zanu PF aims to woo youths 25 September 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF will mainly focus on attracting the youth vote ahead of the 2023 polls, informed by the significant inroads its major rival made at the just-ended polls in luring the youths. The party's secretary for administration, Obert Mpofu, told the Daily News last week that despite MDC ...
Kereke appeal still to be determined 25 September 2018 HARARE - The High Court is still to bring to finality jailed former Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke's appeal, after he was sentenced to 14 years for rape in 2016. Kereke is challenging both his conviction and sentence, in an appeal before High Court judges Charles Hungwe and Neville Wamam...
Parly gets down to business 25 September 2018 HARARE - The ninth Parliament will commence in earnest  today with a busy schedule which will see it, among other functions, administer over a dozen bills proposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his State of the Nation Address last week. Mnangagwa who also officially opened the ninth P...
Jostling for top Harare job 25 September 2018 HARARE - Delays in the appointment of Harare's Provincial Affairs minister has led to serious jostling for the top job in the province. Several names are being bandied around as possible candidates with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's nephew, Tongai, being a hot favourite for the position. T...
Concerns grow over human rights violations 25 September 2018 HARARE - As some rogue elements within the security sector engage in human rights violations witnessed during the tenure of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe, legal watchdog Veritas has raised concerns over government delays in setting up an independent body to investigate complaints against me...
ZRA rehabilitates Kariba Dam 25 September 2018 HARARE - Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) has embarked on a mission to rehabilitate the Kariba Dam and to develop two Hydro-Electric Scheme sites to secure the long-term safety and reliability of the Kariba Complex by December 2022. This came out in the board's 129th meeting where discussions on ...
Ex-Zimra boss sued over $129 000 debt 25 September 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner General Gershem Pasi has been dragged to the High Court over a $129 000 debt he allegedly owes African Banking Corporation of Zimbabwe (BankABC). According to High Court papers, Pasi was extended a $250 000 loan by the bank in Jan...
Govt secures 600 000 foot and mouth doses 25 September 2018 HARARE - Government has secured 600 000 doses for the foot and mouth disease (FMD) and has also started re-erecting game fences at Gonarezhou to separate susceptible animal population from wild buffalo in order to curb the spread of the disease. Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) director...
I did not endorse ED — Dabengwa 25 September 2018 BULAWAYO - ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has dismissed reports that he has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration. The former Zipra intelligence supremo said his support for Mnangagwa's bold stance to implement devolution should not be misconstrued to mean he has embraced the cur...
Herentals ventures into mining 25 September 2018 HARARE - Herentals Group of Schools and Colleges has ventured into mining and the provision of earth moving equipment to diversify operations and reduce risks. The group's transport operations officer, Tariro Benza, said the company believes in diversification to cater for every potential mark...
Kasukuwere arrested 25 September 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere was arrested in Harare yesterday on allegations of criminally abusing his office while he was still in government, the Daily News can report.
I went to hell and back: Mnangagwa 24 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has once again revisited his nearly fatal poisoning at the height of the ruling Zanu PF's deadly tribal, factional and succession wars last year — revealing how he had later spent two days lying unconscious at a South African hospital as doctors battled to sa...
Getting it right 24 September 2018 HARARE - The Daily News published articles on December 17, 2013, January 7, 2014, January 8, 2014 and January 29, 2014 about the Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman and businessman H.E Kamal Khalfan, alleging his involvement in dodgy business deals and claiming he acted as a middleman in que...
'Zim can only reap bailout benefits after sacrifice' 24 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe can only reap benefits of an economic bailout package after comprehensive reform sacrifices, economists have said. This comes after the IMF has said it wants Zimbabwe to clear its arrears to the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Investment Bank (EIB...
Spike in jail escapes 24 September 2018 HARARE - There has been a spike in the number of jail escapes, with some fleeing from cells during court  appearances. More inmates have gone over the wire now more than the previous years. It’s not clear whether budgetary cuts have impacted on the number or if correctional staff, was respo...
Govt not yet ready to devolve power 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government is not yet ready to set up provincial and metropolitan councils, the Local Government ministry has said. Chapter 14 of the national charter deals with devolution of governmental powers. It provides for the creation of eight provincial councils with 10 councillors each envis...
Lawyer crowned Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 24 September 2018 BULAWAYO - A practising lawyer from Manicaland has won the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe held in Bulawayo on Saturday night, walking away with $10 000 and a Mercedes Benz C Class. Tafadzwa Jaricha beat 20 other contestants in the competition to bag the top crown. Each of the two princesses received $5...
Churches defy govt ban on public gatherings 24 September 2018 HARARE - Several churches in Harare yesterday defied a government ban on public gatherings and continued worshiping in the face of a stepped-up campaign to prevent the spread of cholera.  This comes after police issued a ban on all public gatherings and illegal food vending to control the spre...
#Tajamuka leader freed on bail 24 September 2018 HARARE - Leader of pressure group #Tajamuka has been freed on bail after his arrest at a news conference just after castigating government for using disproportionate force to drive vendors from the streets of Harare. The pressure group leader,  Promise Mkwananzi vowed to escalate his battle ag...
Electoral Court to deliver verdict on Nduna victory 24 September 2018 HARARE - The Electoral Court is set to hand down its verdict today in the case in which MDC Alliance candidate Gift Konjana is challenging newly-sworn-in Zanu PF legislator Dexter Nduna’s victory in the Chegutu West National Assembly elections. This comes after magistrate Mary Zimba-Dube — who...
Unions, govt differ on cholera response 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government is downplaying the cholera crisis and that schools should close until the outbreak has been contained, teachers' unions have insisted. This comes after the Primary and Secondary Education ministry rejected outright calls to suspend the country's schools and postpone exams, ...
ZimRights calls for renovation of sewer, water systems 24 September 2018 HARARE - Government must invest in renovation of the old sewer and water reticulation systems, which are prone to bursting, and pump investment in new infrastructure to cope with the growing urban population in the major cities, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has said. This come...