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Mahofa declared national hero 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday did not allow the party’s factional wars to sway them in honouring the late Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa when they ignored internal divisions and unanimously conferred her with national heroine status. Mahofa, who...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...
Mutodi seeks bail 17 August 2017 HARARE - Energy Mutodi’s bail hearing has  been set for tomorrow after his lawyer made frantic efforts yesterday to facilitate his release through a High Court appeal. Mutodi’s lawyer Doug Coltart confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they had filed an appeal before the High Court, challe...
Deny Zim's uniformed forces voting rights: MDC 17 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC is proposing a constitutional amendment to bar uniformed forces from voting in a bid to uphold their impartiality. The new Constitution okayed in a 2013 referendum ushered in Special Vote to facilitate early voting by uniformed forces and electoral officers ass...
Mugabe rules out pay increase 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has ruled out pay increase for civil servants in a development which marks a huge shift from his populist decisions which analysts have previously blamed for hurting the country's economy. Mugabe has consistently used State occasions such as the Independence Da...
One in 14 Zimbos ready to ditch country 17 August 2017 HARARE - One in 14 Zimbabweans would consider taking a break from the country and moving abroad, according to a new survey from Afrobarometer. In interviews of adult Zimbabweans between January 28 and February 10, 2017, the research network gathered that the majority of locals who were plannin...
Grandpa nabbed for raping toddler 17 August 2017 HARARE - A 75-year-old Mazowe man appeared in court yesterday on allegations of raping his 21-month-old granddaughter. The man (name withheld to protect identity of child) appeared before Harare magistrate Esthere Chivasa charged with rape. He denied the charges saying he only called the to...
Anonymous caller 'blew whistle on alleged drug dealer' 17 August 2017 HARARE - Prosecutor Fransisca Mukumbiri yesterday advised the court that an anonymous caller exposed details that led to the arrest of ex-British soldier busted with cocaine making machinery at his Glen Lorne home. James Francis Joscelyne, 39, appeared before Harare magistrate Nomsa Sabarauta ...
EASTERN NEWS | SA gold rush torments community 17 August 2017 MUTARE - An increasing number of people from the Rusitu community is being lured into illicit and dangerous gold mining in South Africa (SA), where many have died while some have disappeared. Known as Zama Zamas, the daring illegal gold miners, who enter active mines through hidden holes that ...
Grace escapes arrest in Joburg 16 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday escaped arrest in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was slapped with charges for severely assaulting a 20-year-old woman she had found with her sons at an upmarket hotel in Sandton, on Sunday. On a dramatic day, South Africa's Police minister Fiki...
Mugabe defends Chiwenga's PhD 16 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday chose the packed National Sports Stadium as the best platform to heap praises on the military boss Constantino Chiwenga for attaining a doctorate degree — while in the process invalidating claims by Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — ...
Masvingo seeks heroine status for Mahofa 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF Masvingo Province has written to the politburo requesting that its late forthright Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa — who collapsed and died on Monday morning — be declared a national heroine. Mahofa, 76, who died in the early hours of Monday, had been unwell ...
Govt seeks partner for drugs-maker CAPS 16 August 2017 HARARE - Government is looking for an investor to inject $6 million in once Zimbabwe’s and  southern Africa’s biggest drug manufacturer — CAPS Holdings — which has been teetering on the brink of total collapse ever since it started experiencing financial problems more than five years ago. CAPS...
Court orders minister off grabbed farm 16 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s High Court has ordered Local Government deputy minister Christopher Chingosho who has invaded a Makoni farm to vacate the land or face eviction by the police. In her ruling, Judge Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo last week declared the farm invasion unlawful and ruled that the de...
Govt imposes quality control for vets 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Division of Veterinary Services has imposed strict controls on the operation of veterinary laboratories in new regulations under the Animal Health Act. This comes after the Council of Veterinary Surgeons of Zimbabwe (CVSZ) has warned Zimbabweans to be on the lookout for bogus vete...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Go now, nurse tells Mugabe 16 August 2017 BULAWAYO - A fearless Bulawayo-based independent candidate, Vimbainashe Musvaburi, who is a nurse by profession, has challenged long ruling President Robert Mugabe to step down, arguing he is too old to continue running the country. Musvaburi, who recently announced her candidature for the Bul...
Govt to construct 117 schools 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Primary and Secondary Education ministry is inviting bids for the construction of 117 schools. Zimbabwe is currently saddled with a deficit of 2 056 schools. Cabinet in August 2015 directed the Primary and Secondary Education ministry to start construction of 100 schools before...
ED poisoning: Gvt breaks silence 15 August 2017 HARARE – Government has launched a fully-fledged investigation to smoke out those behind the suspected poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is recovering at a private hospital in neighbouring South Africa, the Daily News can report. Mnangagwa was allegedly poisoned in Gwanda, whi...
Grace Mugabe in SA hotel brawl 15 August 2017 HARARE – First Lady Grace Mugabe, who was expected in the country on Saturday, is alleged to have beaten up a young woman who was co-habiting with one of her flashy two sons Chatunga and Robert Junior in an uptown hotel in South Africa, according to media reports. Grace has admitted having tro...
Mugabe slams police, army over ugly scuffle 15 August 2017 HARARE – President Robert Mugabe has condemned the army and police for the ugly scuffle they had in Harare's central business district (CBD) recently, saying the incident was “regrettable”. About a fortnight ago, the CBD became a battle ground, as scores of soldiers bashed police officers afte...
Mahofa's status divides Zanu PF 15 August 2017 HARARE - Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa collapsed and died early yesterday morning, splitting opinion in the deeply-divided Zanu PF party almost immediately after the provincial leadership initiated steps to have her buried at the national shrine. Known in Masvingo as “the ...
Mnangagwa flown to SA 14 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was airlifted to South Africa for emergence treatment yesterday after the 75-year-old politician fell ill suddenly while attending President Robert Mugabe's sixth youth interface rally held at Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda, the Daily News can report. Th...
War vets divided over Heroes Day 14 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans — who have previously acted as the anchor pieces in Zanu PF's mass mobilisation activities — are divided over the Heroes Day commemorations scheduled for today. In the past, Zanu PF's critics have gone to town, accusing the ruling party of sidelining those with divergent ...
WFP suspends feeding programme 14 August 2017 HARARE - The World Food Programme (WFP) has stopped giving food aid to support the schools feeding programme, as Zimbabwe is no longer in a state of crisis. In an interview with the Daily News, WFP country director Eddie Rowe said their involvement was because of the El Nino-induced drought, w...
Demand right to water: Lawyers 14 August 2017 HARARE - Residents must push for the realisation of their right to water, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. This comes as residents frequently go for days without the precious commodity in most cities and towns countrywide. Speaking at a water summit organised by Act Al...