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Irate war vets defend Mujuru 24 August 2016 HARARE - Angry war veterans — who have already served divorce papers on President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, and who are furious with the continued pooh-poohing in servile State media of former Vice President Joice Mujuru's contribution to Zimbabwe's liberation struggle — are threatening to spill...
Opposition circle Mugabe 24 August 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe will face renewed pressure when opposition political parties toyi-toyi on the streets of Harare on Friday as they demand the disbandment and reconstitution of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). There is growing public anger against the nonagenarian who ha...
Man petitions Chihuri over police brutality 24 August 2016 HARARE - A senior cop is in trouble after he reportedly brutally assaulted a suspect who has since petitioned police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri over the attack. According to a letter dated August 22, 2016, Chawapiwa Kafesu, through his lawyer Admire Rubaya, claims he was severely a...
Mugabe Way 'renamed' in fit of rage 24 August 2016 BULAWAYO - Anger against President Robert Mugabe took a new dimension in Bulawayo on Monday evening when unknown people defaced signs and replaced a street named after him with one bearing their wishes as they remonstrated against lack of development in Matabeleland. Robert Mugabe Way was chan...
Byo youths plan massive demo 24 August 2016 HARARE - Thousands of youths — led by Bulawayo Youth Arise (Buya) — are plotting to protest against President Robert Mugabe’s misrule and the worsening economic situation next week. The youths, drawn from various political parties and several youth organisations, will for the first time join h...
Lawyer sentenced 4 years for bashing girlfriend 24 August 2016 HARARE - A Harare lawyer was on Monday slapped with a four-year jail sentence after he bashed his pregnant girlfriend until she suffered a miscarriage. Emmanuel Samundombe, who ran a law firm in Eastlea, Harare, pleaded guilty to assault when he appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwand...
Zim food crisis worsens 24 August 2016 HARARE - Food insecurity levels have worsened to 79 percent from 30 percent in most drought-stricken provinces of Zimbabwe, a senior principal director in the Office of the President and Cabinet, Albert Chikondo, said. He said despite government efforts to assist the affected people, there was...
Bond notes not done deal: Govt 23 August 2016 HARARE - The government has suggested that it may still be a while before it introduces the much-distrusted bond notes on the market — which are meant to mitigate Zimbabwe's severe cash shortages — with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) revealing in court on Friday that the notes are only at a “...
Political parties gang up against Zec 23 August 2016 HARARE - Opposition political parties who have been in recent months watching angry Zimbabweans stage protests over the country's deepening economic situation, yesterday met to finalise plans to hold a mega demonstration against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) in a bid to force reforms ah...
Man dies, 354 injured in protests: Report 23 August 2016 HARARE - A Harare man died while 354 were injured during the multiple protests that have rocked the country since January this year, civil society organisations said in a report. In the report, presented to the 36th Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Heads of State and Government (HS...
Apostolic women campaign against child marriages 23 August 2016 HARARE - Women in apostolic churches, through the Apostolic Women Empowerment Trust (Awet), are spearheading a campaign against child-marriages. Awet — an inter-apostolic church organisation created to advance adolescents and women's issues in apostolic churches — said it will roll out the ant...
'Just fix the rot' 22 August 2016 HARARE - Long-suffering Zimbabweans, reeling from the country's deepening political and economic rot, have savaged the ruling Zanu PF's tendencies to resort to thuggery, crass excuses, insults, character assassinations and a “contemptible manipulation” of the country's liberation war in its despe...
We will not change police, army: MDC 22 August 2016 HARARE - Despite suffering harassment and beatings from the country's law enforcement agents, the Morgan Tsvangirai led MDC says it holds no grudge against members of the disciplined forces. Addressing hundreds of party supporters in Kuwadzana yesterday MDC vice president Nelson Chamisa said t...
Women confess plot against Magaya 22 August 2016 HARARE - Hours before Prophetic Healing Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya (pictured) was arrested on rape charges last Friday, at least five women confessed that they had been approached by shadowy figures to make up allegations of either being raped or having slept with the popu...
No takers for council vending stalls 22 August 2016 HARARE - Apart from sweating trainee security guards, the supposed to be vending market close to the Coke Corner along Seke road is empty as market stalls there remain unoccupied. Instead, the streets of Harare are still clogged with vendors — who block pavements as they desperately try to eke...
'Military could be game changers' 22 August 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF losing candidate for Hatfield constituency (2013) — Acie Lumumba — has no regrets leaving the party he said sold him the dream which it never lived; the smooth-talking young politician who now leads Viva Zimbabwe, after his fallout with President Robert Mugabe's nephew, Pa...
Magaya arrested over rape charge 21 August 2016 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya, yesterday appeared before Harare Provincial Magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe after a Harare woman (name withheld) filed rape charges against the young and charismatic preacher.
Has Mugabe become punch-bag? 21 August 2016 HARARE - Some sneer at his face on posters plastered on trees, security walls and other buildings, while others go as far as using the F-word against him — yet some revere him as a hero who liberated Zimbabwe from the British colonial rule. Once a colossus who was revered and feared by his rat...
'Grand coalition is a tough sell' 21 August 2016 HARARE - A respected Zimbabwean civic leader has warned that the mooted formation of a grand coalition against President Robert Mugabe could be difficult to achieve because opposition parties still have differences among themselves. Former Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition executive director McDona...
Outrage over Form 1 entrance tests 21 August 2016 HARARE - A directive by the ministry of Education last week ordering schools to cancel entrance tests for 2017 Form 1 pupils and wait for the release of Grade 7 results has divided opinion among most parents. While some secondary schools were already enrolling learners into Form 1 through appl...
Zanu PF fights spill into court 21 August 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF's ugly factional and succession battles have once again spilled into the courts, with war veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda — who is linked to the camp rallying behind embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa — dragging alleged G40 kingpin and women's league secretary for Fi...
Churches condemn police brutality 21 August 2016 HARARE - Churches have condemned police brutality and savage beatings of peaceful protesters which they said violated the Constitution. This comes in the wake of Wednesday and Thursday’s barbaric attacks on vendors and Tajamuka/Sesjikile members who were protesting against the introduction of ...
Kereke, NPA to foot legal costs 21 August 2016 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa yesterday ordered jailed rapist Munyaradzi Kereke and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to foot 75 percent of the costs incurred in bringing the former legislator to justice. Kereke — a former Bikita West Zanu PF MP — is serving 10 years ...
Lumumba to stand trial for insulting Mugabe 21 August 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF youth leader William Mutumanje  — popularly known as Acie Lumumba — will stand trial for insulting President Robert Mugabe after his application for referral of the matter to Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was dismissed. Mutumanje, who appeared before Harare provincia...
Dzamaras pile pressure on Unicef 21 August 2016 HARARE - Missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — his wife Sheffra, brother Patson and two children — yesterday besieged Unicef's Harare offices with a petition demanding that the organisation retracts its statement that condemned them of abusing children This came barely 24 hours after pressu...