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Cyclone Dineo devastates Zim 19 February 2017 HARARE - After praying for much-needed rains for years, the drought-prone Matabeleland region is counting the cost of flash floods which have left a trail of destruction in the area after violent Cyclone Dineo storms swept through southern Africa over the past two days. The storms, which have ...
The governor's political resurrection? 19 February 2017 HARARE - Sometime in 2014, Gideon Gono, the former governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) was within spitting distance of a seat in the Senate, the upper chamber of Parliament, before it was dramatically snatched away. He was the Zanu PF nominee to replace Kumbirai Kangai, who had died...
'The powerful must be held to account' 19 February 2017 HARARE - In the wake of the Supreme Court throwing out a High Court order barring the holding of interviews to replace outgoing Chief Justice (CJ) Godfrey Chidyausiku and lawmakers starting to conduct public hearings on Friday on a proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill that all...
'Stop blaming vendors for typhoid' 19 February 2017 HARARE - The Daily News on Sunday’s Bridget Mananavire speaks to former Health minister and opposition MDC shadow Health minister Henry Madzorera about healthcare in Zimbabwe which varies from the most basic primary healthcare, supposed to be offered free by the State, to highly specialised, hi-t...
Panic as Grace resumes rallies 19 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader Joice Mujuru is on the backfoot after powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe resumed her high-octane “meet the people” rallies on Friday, which the opposition contends will act as a catalyst for the implosion of the ruling Zanu PF regime. Grace resumed her...
Grace back with a bang 18 February 2017 HARARE - Powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe registered her return to the high-octane rally circuit yesterday by letting rip at the ruling Zanu PF's warring bigwigs, while also bluntly telling those angling to take over from President Robert Mugabe that they did not have “leadership qualities and do...
Harare rejects CJ law changes 18 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF’s plans to amend the Constitution were overwhelmingly rejected yesterday as civil society and members of the public in Harare ganged up against the proposed Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No1) Bill. The Bill seeks to restore sweeping powers to President Robert Mugabe to a...
I would run for presidency - Mawarire 18 February 2017 HARARE - Anti-president Robert Mugabe campaign leader Evan Mawarire has said he would consider running for presidency in 2018, if asked. However, the cleric — who is currently on $300 bail over a case in which he faces charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government — sa...
Mugabe 'death pastor' further remanded 18 February 2017 HARARE - The activist pastor — Phillip Mugadza — who was charged for prophesying that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year was yesterday further remanded in custody. Mugadza — leader of the Kariba-based Remnant Church — claimed he had received a prophecy from God that soon-to...
Chimene calls for diamond fraud probe 18 February 2017 BUHERA - Manicaland minister of State Mandi Chimene (pictured) yesterday called for a probe into Zanu PF bigwigs accused of swindling million of dollars from diamond mining companies, an apparent image clean-up ahead of elections expected next year. Briefing First Lady Grace Mugabe at a rally ...
Govt shuts down meat Vat hike 18 February 2017 HARARE - The reversal of the 15 percent hike on value-added tax (Vat) on all meat products and cereals will come into immediate effect and there will be no postponement of the implementation date, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. A Government Gazette notification was issued yesterd...
War veterans deny siding with Gumbo, Mutasa 18 February 2017 HARARE - War veterans aligned to Christopher Mutsvangwa yesterday denied throwing their weight behind one of the troubled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF)'s two factions led by the outfit's elders, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo, saying they were due to engage Joice Mujuru soon. This comes after t...
Govt to help SMEs: Mugabe 18 February 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he was searching for ways to stimulate the small-and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) sector to generate growth as the national economy struggles to recover from a long-running crisis. Speaking at the 11th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium ...
'Zec must independently buy voter registration kits' 18 February 2017 HARARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC yesterday said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must independently acquire bio-metric voter registration kits (BVR). This comes as the stone-broke President Robert Mugabe government announced this week that it raised $17 million to acquire the kits...
Code sets terms for Tsvangirai, Mujuru 18 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition political parties united under the Coalition for Democrats (Code) banner have insisted that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) interim president Joice Mujuru can only join them on an equal basis. This comes as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) le...
Shrewd Mugabe dribbles factions 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs say President Robert Mugabe was at his “foxy” best during Wednesday's heated politburo meeting in Harare — running rings around the ruling party's two warring factions and apparently leaving both camps “thoroughly confused”. Well-placed sources who spoke to the Daily N...
Patients suffer as doctors strike 17 February 2017 HARARE - There is no solution in sight to the standoff between striking doctors and the government, despite the crass threats of dismissals by panicking authorities. The doctors have been on industrial action since Wednesday, to press the government to honour its promises of improving their wo...
Cyclone fast approaching Zim 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean towns and villages were bracing for “catastrophic” floods even after forecasters downgraded the cyclone Dineo status to a tropical storm, with heavy winds and rain battering Mozambique’s coastline yesterday. A deluge of up to 200mm of rainfall yesterday lashed Inhambane — 4...
Tsvangirai defends VP appointments 17 February 2017 HARARE - Two men seeking a court order to nullify the appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as MDC vice presidents faced a setback yesterday after the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai accused the pair of relying on a bogus constitution. The duo — Patson Murimoga and George Rice — fil...
'Don't give condoms to pupils' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has said it is not yet time to provide condoms in schools but strengthen sex education. This comes as adolescents have become a key population in the treatment of HIV, as infections are rising among the age group. “We still insist on delaying sexu...
Cops face probe for assault on vendors 17 February 2017 HARARE - Two vendors brutally assaulted during clashes with the police on Tuesday appeared in court yesterday with visible soft tissue injuries, prompting a magistrate to order investigations into the matter. Fungai Muzira and Godwin Mbizo appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa c...
Govt pleads with teachers over strike 17 February 2017 HARARE - Government has pleaded with teachers to call off a strike planned for next Monday, saying the move will sabotage on-going dialogue. This comes as the Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) has advised that its members will down tools over their unpaid 2016 bonuses, desp...
'Use Mugabe's birthday cash to fix roads' 17 February 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF must channel the large sums of money budgeted for President Robert Mugabe’s 93rd birthday bash towards rehabilitation of Zimbabwe’s derelict roads, Chitungwiza North MDC MP Godfrey Sithole told the National Assembly. The nonagenarian and scores of guests are expected enjoy the...
'Trump snubs Mugabe over political risk' 17 February 2017 HARARE - US President Donald Trump's phone call to South Africa President Jacob Zuma highlights neighbouring Zimbabwe's high political risk and that Washington does not consider President Robert Mugabe a serious factor in Afro-American political and socio-economic relations, opposition and analys...
War vets side with Gumbo, Mutasa 16 February 2017 HARARE - The war tearing apart the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) took a surprise turn yesterday when war veterans threw their weight behind one of the troubled party's two factions — the one led by the outfit's elders, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo. Although the Daily News was unable to thread...