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Inquiry to hear army, police evidence 12 November 2018 HARARE - The Kgalema Motlanthe-led commission of Inquiry into the August 1 shootings will today hear evidence from the army and police. Public hearings by the commission established by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to investigate circumstances leading to the shootings following protests by MDC ...
Blood bank secures enough resources 12 November 2018 HARARE - The National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) says it has secured enough resources to ensure that the blood bank is adequately stocked for the festive season. Fuel shortages that were recently experienced throughout the country had threatened to hamper efforts aimed at boosting the nati...
'Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi' 12 November 2018 HARARE - The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing ...
Chamisa belts rivals 12 November 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has warned officials eyeing his position against working with Zanu PF to grab power from him saying he is firmly in charge of the country's largest opposition party and would not tolerate dissent. Chamisa rose to the MDC presidency following the party's found...
Commonwealth condemns July 30 elections 12 November 2018 HARARE - The Commonwealth has refused to endorse the July 30 elections saying they failed to meet international standards. The final report was released by the Commonwealth Observer Group to Zimbabwe which was chaired by former Ghana president John Dramani Mahama. In the report, Mahama expr...
Unproductive land haunts Zim economy 12 November 2018 HARARE - Eighteen years later, the testament of the land reform still haunts the nation, as it - land reform - continues to negatively affect the economy. The decades of instability, that followed after the land reform, have eroded the soil that once fed millions in the former breadbasket of A...
Mthuli Ncube under fire 12 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has come under heavy fire after signalling his intention to acquire vehicles for the country's lawmakers as well as paying the thirteenth cheque for government's 550 000 strong civil service. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Headache for Mnangagwa 11 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces a herculean task in his quest to fight corruption after it emerged last week that graft now pervades the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which must be at the forefront of eliminating the rot. The alleged corruption within the NPA dominated inte...
Bigwigs throng Harare court 11 November 2018 HARARE - It was an extraordinary week at the Harare Magistrates' Courts that saw four high-profile figures appearing in court on the same day, facing various charges. It was therefore a hive of activity as journalists from various media houses convened outside the courts to capture this rare m...
No agreement on national issues, says Chamisa 11 November 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa believes that the country's economic situation will remain dire until a solution is found to the legitimacy question that he is currently pursuing. In this wide-ranging interview with the Daily News on Sunday's Mugove Tafirenyika, Chamisa speaks on these and oth...
Zimta, PTUZ in ugly fallout 11 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) and Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) are engaged in a war of words emanating from whether or not to engage in collective bargaining with their employer under the Apex Council — the umbrella body for all civil servants. Zimbabwe ha...
ED pleads with banks over farmers 11 November 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged banks and the private sector to fully support farmers who are struggling because of the prevailing economic situation in the country. Responding to a plea from an Agribank official who pleaded that government should support wheat farmers who stil...
CIO, military following me: Chamisa 11 November 2018 HARARE - MDC president Nelson Chamisa has sensationally claimed that the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and the military intelligence are following him wherever he goes. He jokingly told his supporters at a rally in Marondera yesterday that the security agencies are following him even...
Khumalo feels MDC closed doors on her 11 November 2018 HARARE - MDC national chairperson Thabitha Khumalo yesterday expressed her unhappiness on being left out in Nelson Chamisa's choice of vice presidents. Chamisa's MDC has a male-bloated presidium with Elias Mudzuri, Morgen Komichi and Welshman Ncube as his three vice presidents. Sources clos...
Chamisa riles govt 10 November 2018 HARARE - Government has drawn a line in the sand following threats by the main MDC party to roll out a series of protests in order to get President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to end a full-blown economic crisis that has seen the majority of Zimbabweans living on the margins of poverty. ...
Mangudya pours his heart out 10 November 2018 HARARE - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has poured his heart out during a pre-budget seminar in Bulawayo on Thursday, saying it was unfortunate that the apex bank has become the target of attack despite the enormous work they are putting in addressing the difficult economic...
Mthuli assures MPs vehicles 10 November 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has promised to buy vehicles for parliamentarians, although there are still deliberations over the modalities. “I am on the side of making sure that you get your vehicles, but we have been debating as to whether we give you a 100 percent loan, partial loa...
MDC invades Marondera 10 November 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will descend on Marondera – the provincial capital for Mashonaland East –where he will hold a rally. “Our president Chamisa will be addressing Mashonaland East people thanking them for their votes. We are going to have rallies around the country,” said the pa...
Zimsec reviews FRS syllabus content 10 November 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) will review the content and evaluation process in the Family and Religious Studies (FRS) (6074/1) Advanced Level paper. This comes after teachers wrote a letter of complaint that the November 2018 examination ambushed both the teachers...
Hard times hit tertiary institutions 10 November 2018 HARARE - Tertiary institutions in the country are facing hard times as they cannot charge top ups on fees, making it difficult to afford learning basics as prices of basically everything has gone up, an educationist has said. Vice principal of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda, Concil...
Deregistration awaits unlicensed vehicles 10 November 2018 HARARE - Government is taking the critical step of cancelling registration of motor vehicles operating outside the confines of the law, the Daily News can report. In terms of the law, all motor vehicles in Zimbabwe must be properly registered and licensed for them to ply the country's roads. ...
Schweppes Zim speaks on shortages 10 November 2018 HARARE - Beverages maker Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited (SZL) is failing to meet demand for its products owing to foreign currency shortages impeding its ability to source adequate raw materials. SZL said the foreign currency allocations it is receiving from banks were inadequate to fully satisfy ...
Schools in USD fees U-turn 10 November 2018 HARARE - A number of private schools that were contemplating charging their fees in foreign currencies are now backtracking on the idea which could have pushed away some of their learners. In the wake of the pricing madness that rocked the country recently, it has become fashionable for retail...
Muchinguri-Kashiri makes history 10 November 2018 HARARE - Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has made history by becoming one of the only two women who occupy the Defence portfolio in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region. According to Southern Africa Today Vol No.6, Zimbabwe and South Africa are the only Sadc count...
NRZ, millers in blame game 10 November 2018 HARARE - Millers and officials at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) are pointing fingers at each other over the inordinate delays in transporting wheat into the country to avert shortages of bread. While millers, through the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ), have secured enou...