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'Tyson' returns 23 May 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF national political commissar and ex-senior Cabinet minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, returned to Zimbabwe yesterday — ending his six months in exile that began in November last year following the dramatic ouster from power of former president Robert Mugabe. Speaking in an e...
Mnangagwa offside again 23 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been caught offside yet again after he created a Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU) in his office dismissed by legal experts as a nullity because it has no legal basis. In a statement issued on Monday, the chief secretary to the President and Cabinet,...
Going getting tough for Khupe: MDC 23 May 2018 HARARE - Last weekend’s cancellation of a scheduled rally in Harare by Thokozani Khupe’s MDC formation could be evidence of the party’s lack of support, a rival formation led by Nelson Chamisa has alleged. Khupe’s party had planned to launch its manifesto at the Harare showgrounds (Nelson Mand...
Drama at Supreme Court, as Khupe is humiliated by MDC T supporters 23 May 2018 HARARE - Hordes OF MDC T supporters, suspected to be rooting for Nelson Chamisa in the party's unresolved succession, yesterday swamped the Supreme Court and hurled insults at their former vice president Thokozani Khupe. This came as the Supreme Court directed the High Court to hold a trial to...
Harare shortlists 11 for town clerk post 23 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) has shortlisted 11 candidates for the position of town clerk, mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed on Monday. The position has been vacant since 2015 when Tendai Mahachi was retrenched and replaced with Josephine Ncube, albeit in an acting capacity. Befor...
Zanu PF councillor joins NPF 23 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF Epworth Ward 1 councillor, Elina Mazhandu, has quit the ruling party to join the New Patriotic Front (NPF), believed to have strong links to former president Robert Mugabe. Mazhandu cited widespread harassment and threats on her life by Zanu PF members allegedly led by ruling ...
Mawarire roasts Moyo 23 May 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe is at the centre of a vicious war of words between spokesperson of the stuttering National Patriotic Front (NPF), Jealousy Mawarire, and exiled two former Cabinet ministers — Jonathan Moyo and Patrick Zhuwao — who have been accused of trying to impose thems...
Mbanje farming suspension draws fire 23 May 2018 HARARE - Government's surprise decision to suspend issuing licences to prospective cannabis (mbanje) growers for research and medicinal purposes — less than a month after approving its farming — has sparked outrage from Zimbabweans who said the decision betrays incompetence. Deputy minister of...
Residents resist council fees 23 May 2018 HARARE - Manyame residents are resisting a directive from their rural district council to pay $1 000 to regularise the stands they bought from a co-operative founded by alleged land baron, Frederick Mabamba. The residents told the Daily News that Manyame Rural District Council (RDC) has issued...
Zinara collections not enough: Govt 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The cash-strapped government has said money collected by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) was not enough to rehabilitate the bad road network across the country. This also comes after government revealed that they are still in the process of servicing its $206 mil...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga dares opposition parties 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube has dared opposition parties vowing to contest in the constituency saying he was taking no prisoners as he was almost hundred percent confident of retaining the seat. The MDC Alliance, which is likely to pose a serious threat to the former War Vetera...
Zanu PF 'Green Bombers' cross floor to NPF 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The ruling Zanu PF has been dealt a major a blow after about 200 former Zanu PF members and National Youth Service (NYS) graduates defected to the breakaway National Patriotic Front (NPF), citing a number of reasons, including how their leadership was hounded out of the revolutionary p...
Is this the end of Joice Mujuru? 23 May 2018 HARARE - It was in March 2016 when Joice Mujuru emerged in public for the first time since her dismissal from Zanu PF and government in December 2014 to announce that her party — the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), was determined to take-on her former boss — Robert Mugabe — at the next elections. ...
Interpol asked to seize Moyo 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (Zacc), in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), have issued a warrant of apprehension against self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister  Jonathan Moyo (pictured), who is facing 14 counts of fraud. The warrant has ...
Mujuru family divided over property 22 May 2018 HARARE - Former vice president Joice Mujuru is at loggerheads with her step-children over a Borrowdale house, which the offspring of the late retired general Solomon Mujuru want to have a share of. This emerged at a family meeting held on Friday at the Master of High Court, where the issue of ...
MDC, Majome in talks 22 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC leadership has scrambled to save its relations with one of its long-serving MPs, Jessie Majome, who last week announced she would stand as an independent candidate in the forthcoming elections after citing manipulated party guidelines in choosing candidates for its primary electi...
Chamisa's party postpones Harare, Chitungwiza primaries 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has postponed primary elections in Harare and Chitungwiza provinces to this coming weekend ostensibly to allow formally employed people to vote. MDC national chairperson Morgen Komichi claimed yesterday that most people in Harare and in the nearly dormitory ...
Ipec boss Karonga resigns 22 May 2018 HARARE - Insurance and Pension Commission (Ipec) commissioner Tendai Karonga has resigned after falling out with the regulator’s board. This comes, just over a year after he took over from Marnet Mpofu who left the commission following the expiry of her contract in January 2017. Karonga ten...
Rivals appointed as campaign managers 22 May 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zanu PF legislator for Dzivaresekwa constituency, George Chimhini, has roped in his losing rivals to become his campaign managers, in a rare display of unity. Chimhini won the primary election in Dzivaresekwa, beating his challengers Andrew Marauka, Rhoda Reza, Francis Chandu...
Council's emergency services in bad shape 22 May 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council's (HCC) emergency services have been hit hard by shortages of manpower and broken down fire engines among myriad problems, the city has revealed in its latest report. HCC has six operating ambulances from fleet of 14 whilst the fire department  had only 12 fire eng...
Zanu PF fingered in violence 22 May 2018 HARARE - Peace building civic group — the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) — has reported an increase in political violence, which it said was being perpetrated by both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC. In its first quarter report on the human rights situation, the ZPP said the first three months of...
Interpol asked to seize Jonathan Moyo 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (Zacc), in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), have issued a warrant of apprehension against self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister  Jonathan Moyo, who is facing 14 counts of fraud. [Adz]
Train suicide deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report. The figure is more than half of what was recorded in the whole of last year, giving a scary picture of what could be lying ahe...
'Tyson' breaks silence 21 May 2018 HARARE - Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has spoken for the first time on his haste departure from his home country last November and life in self-imposed exile. In an interview with the Sunday Times of South Africa, the ex-Zanu PF national political commissar, said he will...
Antonio Machado is no more 21 May 2018 HARARE - A.M. Machado (Private) Limited founder Antonio Miranda Machado has died. He passed away on May 16, in Portugal where his funeral will be held before a memorial mass scheduled for Harare on a date to be announced, the family confirmed in a statement. “The Machado Family would like t...