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Nasty fight over Tsvangirai estate 19 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's widow Elizabeth faces the spectre of being deprived of her inheritance following the death of her husband on Wednesday last week. The Daily News can report that the Tsvangirai family has severed ties with the former prime minister's widow as it girds its loins, rea...
ED bails out Tsvangirai family 19 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to the rescue of the Tsvangirais yesterday, who were swamped by bills relating to health costs incurred by the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, amounting to R2 million. Mnangagwa committed his government to cover all the expenses to do with Tsvangi...
Zanu PF MPs haggle over Sakunda Parly probe 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament's Finance and Economic Development portfolio committee chairperson David Chapfika has blasted his counterpart, Justice Mayor Wadyajena — who chairs the Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlements committee — arguing he has no mandate to probe issues that fall under his purview....
MMCZ bosses acquitted 19 February 2018 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Elijah Makomo has acquitted two Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) executives, after ruling they were being maliciously targeted by former Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga, who sought to cover up on his acts of bad governance a...
Parly mourns Tsvangirai 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has joined Zimbabweans and the rest of the world in mourning the late opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, pictured, who died in South Africa last Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer. Before the commencement of parliamentary business in the house on Thursday...
Council to demolish old buildings in Harare 19 February 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council will soon demolish old dilapidated buildings, as it moves to upgrade and modernise the city to international standards. In an interview last week, the city's town planner, Gloria Gwatsvaira, highlighted that Local Development Plan 22 (LDP 22) will also ease congest...
'Mental illness drugs in shortage' 19 February 2018 HARARE - Poor access and a shortage of psychotropic drugs for mental patients could be the hindering factor towards treatment, a leading medical donor agency said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) head of mission Abi Kebra Belaye said drug stock-outs are common in communities across Zimbabwe, le...
Fight over Tsvangirai's estate 19 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s widow Elizabeth faces the spectre of being deprived of her inheritance following the death of her husband on Wednesday last week. Read full story in today's paper. [GoogleAd]
Chaos erupts as Tsvangirai body arrives 18 February 2018 HARARE - A bitter family feud over Morgan Tsvangirai's widow — Elizabeth — accompanying her husband's body into the One Commando Barracks forced government to step in yesterday and take charge of the proceedings, triggering protests from the late opposition MDC leader's supporters. At the last...
Death threats in split MDC 18 February 2018 HARARE - Battle lines have been drawn in the fractured MDC with factions lining up thugs to settle the leadership contest even as opposition party leader Morgan Tsvangirai is still to be buried, the Daily News on Sunday can report. The MDC, thrown into mourning following Tsvangirai's death on ...
UZ's Nyagura freed on $200 bail 18 February 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor (VC) Levi Nyagura was yesterday freed on $200 bail following his arrest on Friday night. He is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally conferred a doctorate degree to former first lady Grace Mugabe. O...
Legislator wants Long Cheng Plaza destroyed 18 February 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi has called for the demolition of Long Cheng Plaza — a shopping mall situated in Belvedere, Harare — saying its existence disturbs the natural ecosystem of the capital city's water supply. The mall was built by a Chinese company at an estimated ...
Chaos as Tsvangira's body arrives 18 February 2018 HARARE - A bitter family feud over Morgan Tsvangirai's widow – Elizabeth – accompanying her husband's body into the One Commando Barracks yesterday forced government to step in and take charge of the situation, triggering protests from the late opposition MDC leader's supporters. Read full sto...
Khupe speaks on Chamisa's move 17 February 2018 HARARE - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe yesterday poured scorn on the party's national council's decision to name Nelson Chamisa as successor to Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe broke her silence for the first time since she publicly opposed Tsvangirai's plan for an opposition Alliance to take on ...
Tsvangirai's body arrives today 17 February 2018 HARARE - The late Morgan Tsvangirai's body will be flown home tonight from South Africa for burial in Buhera on Monday. He will be buried at the Tsvangirai family graveyard in Humanikwa Village, alongside his late first wife, Susan Tsvangirai. This is after government denied him hero status...
Chombo accused of demanding shares 17 February 2018 HARARE - Woes continue to mount for ex-Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo after he was dragged to court on fresh corruption charges yesterday. Chombo is facing a slew of charges relating to some of the transactions made during his tenure as Local Government minister. The State insists million...
Women stage protest for free sanitary products 17 February 2018 HARARE - Hundreds of women demonstrated in Harare yesterday to demand that the government hands out free sanitary products to those in need, the same way it does condoms. They said women should have the same rights as men who have free access to condoms. The “red stain free sanitary wear ma...
'Desperate presidential scholarship students turn to prostitution' 17 February 2018 HARARE - Desperate Zimbabwean students on the presidential scholarship programme, faced with rising costs, are turning to prostitution, gambling and other dangerous pursuits to fund their studies, Parliament has been told. With part-time jobs scarce and the cost of living being squeezed with r...
Locadia consoles Tsvangirai's mother 17 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s ex-wife Locadia Karimatsenga paid her last respects to the late former prime minister and leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party on Thursday. Clad in black, Locadia — who is now an apostle at the Nation of Glory Ministries in South Afri...
I'm yet to be recalled, says Manyenyeni 17 February 2018 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has said he is yet to receive communication from his party MDC that he has been recalled. Manyenyeni told the Daily News that he will accept his fate if the party has resolved to recall him from his position. A career business relationship executive ...
Khupe speaks on Tsvangirai succession 17 February 2018 HARARE - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe yesterday poured scorn on the party's national council's decision to name Nelson Chamisa as successor to Morgan Tsvangirai. Read full story in today's paper. {GoogleAd]
Tsvangirai for Heroes Acre? 16 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is under pressure to bestow the highest State honour on the late former prime minister and MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who is being lauded for asserting Zimbabwe's civic and political rights and giving a lifetime of service that will endure through generati...
Police detective refuses to sign statement 16 February 2018 HARARE - Police detective Joseph Nemaisa, who is facing assault charges, allegedly refused to sign a warned and cautioned statement in a bid to frustrate his prosecution over the case, a court heard yesterday. Nemaisa was summoned to appear before Mbare magistrate Sharon Rakafa following an in...
Chamisa named Tsvangirai's successor 16 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's main opposition yesterday named Nelson Chamisa to succeed Morgan Tsvangirai who died in South Africa on Wednesday, but some within the opposition rejected the choice. Chamisa, 40, was chosen to lead the country's largest opposition party, which was thrown into crisis by the...
World mourns Tsvangirai 16 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's death dominated news bulletins, radio airwaves and websites throughout the world yesterday as tributes poured in for a man  seen as the most effective opposition leader in Zimbabwe since independence. The late 65-year-old, who has left a towering legacy, was pronou...