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Mugabe 'hurt' by US protests 25 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, without a hint of irony, yesterday lashed at pro-democracy groups — including music icon Thomas Mapfumo — for demonstrating against him during his visit to New York last week. Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Harare International Airport upon his return from t...
Drought exposes HIV patients to risk 25 September 2016 HARARE - The United Nations has warned that about 196 000 people living with HIV in the impoverished Zimbabwe's rural areas are at risk due to the ravaging drought and the deteriorating economic situation which has affected their treatment regime. According to statistics, Zimbabwe has 1,4 mill...
'Zim no longer safe from earthquakes' 25 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe has long been considered a haven from earthquakes because the central region of the country is regarded as stable. But Thursday’s tremors that shook Chipinge, south east of Zimbabwe, after an earthquake measuring 5,6 on the Richter scale hit Mozambique — combined with recent ...
Churches visit jailed protesters 25 September 2016 HARARE - Church leaders on Friday visited victims of State brutality in hospital and jail, as they expressed concern over the continued victimisation of citizens by President Robert Mugabe’s government. However, their visit to Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) — where anti-Mugabe protesters...
When servants snub the king 25 September 2016 HARARE - From kingmakers to foes perhaps best describes how war veterans have crossed swords with President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party for frankly speaking against the nonagenarian leader's failed rule. Since the country got its independence, the war veterans' narrative was that Mugab...
Lacoste faction nudging ahead 24 September 2016 HARARE - The Zanu PF faction rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's mooted presidential aspirations, which has for months been on the receiving end of a ruthless pummelling from its ruling party foes, is said to have wrestled back the initiative in the former liberation movement's se...
Disagreements rock Nera 24 September 2016 HARARE - Serious disagreements have hit the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera), a grouping of 18 political parties that have been agitating for electoral reforms — over strategies and handling of sensitive information which led to cancellation of yesterday's demonstrations that had been orga...
Kereke applies for bail 24 September 2016 HARARE - Jailed former Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke has applied for bail pending appeal. The convicted rapist submitted that he would not flee jurisdiction as he had no means to live outside Zimbabwe since his businesses and family are all in the country. He is currently serving a 1...
Tremors shake Chipinge 24 September 2016 HARARE - Residents in Chipinge and surrounding areas were on Thursday night awoken by tremors after an earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit Mozambique. The earthquake, according to US Geological Survey (USGS), occurred at a depth of 10km at 22hrs 06min and 12 seconds. The locat...
Hunger stalls mass vaccination 24 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s mass drug administration (MDA) programme to rid the country of elephantiasis, bilharzia and intestinal worms has seen many people suffer from after effects after taking the medication without eating proper meals, the Daily News has learnt. The most affected are those hit by...
Women threaten to protest naked 24 September 2016 HARARE - Radical women's rights pressure group, Justice for Women, has threatened to demonstrate stark naked to register displeasure at the way women are “ill-treated” by police. There have been howls of protests from across the country after women were brutally tortured, allegedly by the poli...
Starvation stalks Africa 24 September 2016 HARARE - Africa will only be able to feed 13 percent of its two billion-plus population in 2050, if governments such as Zimbabwe do not take measures to address climate change, experts warned. Currently, at least a third of Zimbabwe’s 14 million population faces hunger due to the devastating e...
Anti-Mugabe activist discharged from hospital 24 September 2016 HARARE - Political activist Sylvanos Mudzvova was yesterday discharged from a local hospital where he was receiving treatment after he was reportedly abducted and tortured by unknown assailants last Tuesday. Mudzvova — who was seized at gun point from his home — said he will seek medical atten...
Zim, SA push for right to sell ivory 24 September 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia will argue for the right to sell ivory at an international wildlife conference that starts today in Johannesburg. They are opposed by about 30 African countries that want to tighten an international ban on the ivory trade. China, the world's main ...
Daily News defends Mphoko's $50m suit 23 September 2016 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been accused of “blowing hot and cold” and changing goal posts in his staggering $50 million defamation claim against Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) — the publishers of the Daily News, the Daily News on Sunday and the Weekend Post. Making...
Khama criticism wounds Mugabe 23 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his embattled administration once again find themselves under a fresh regional and international spotlight, after Botswana President Ian Khama bluntly told the nonagenarian that it was time for him to leave office. Analysts, pro-democracy activists and oppo...
Lifeline for Zim teachers 23 September 2016 HARARE - Governments of Zimbabwe and South Africa have come up with a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) to protect Zimbabwean teachers who are working in the neighbouring country. Presently, South Africa does not recruit teachers from Zimbabwe, directly exposing them to abuse. While South Afric...
Vendors defy govt's Zim flag order 23 September 2016 HARARE - Despite threats of arrest from government, vendors have continued selling the country's national flag at busy traffic intersections. Apparently, reacting to the new wave of patriotism that has seen anti-President Robert Mugabe protestors draping the national flag, on Tuesday governmen...
56 suspected protesters freed 23 September 2016 HARARE - High Court judge Happious Zhou yesterday freed on bail 56 persons, including a 68-year-old woman, who were languishing in remand prison for nearly a month after they were arrested on public violence charges. The 56 were arrested following the August 26 anti-President Robert Mugabe pro...
Mutsvangwa's son cleared 23 September 2016 HARARE - Former war veterans minister Christopher Mutsvangwa's son, Neville, who was accused of raping a 43-year-old woman has been acquitted of the charges. Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya ruled that the State failed to prove a prima facie case against Mutsvangwa. “The complainant'...
Nera demonstrates in Chitungwiza 23 September 2016 HARARE - Opposition political parties uniting under the banner National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) have vowed to shut down the satellite town of Chitungwiza today as the anti-President Robert Mugabe protests continue. After the police ban on demonstrations in Harare's central business dist...
Time for Mugabe to go: Khama 22 September 2016 GABORONE - Zimbabwe's 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe should step aside without delay and allow new leadership of a country whose political and economic implosion since 2000 is dragging down the whole of southern Africa, Botswana President Ian Khama said. Despite his reputation as one of A...
It's dog-eat-dog in Mujuru's ZPF 22 September 2016 HARARE - Serious jockeying for top party positions has reached fever pitch in former Vice President Joice Mujuru's new kid on the political block, the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF), as it prepares to elect a substantive executive before the end of the year — following its dramatic launch earlier th...
Con-Court sets date for bond notes hearing 22 September 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has set the date for hearing former vice president Joice Mujuru's application in which she is contesting the introduction of bond notes by government. This followed a request by the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader to have her application hearing...
Govt repression inspiring us: Protesters 22 September 2016 HARARE - Defiant anti-President Robert Mugabe activists said government's increased repression and brutality has strengthened their resolve to protest against Zanu PF's leadership. Speaking to the Daily News on Monday, fearless activist, Sten Zvorwadza — who has been brutally attacked by polic...