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Govt softening position on gays? 16 July 2018 HARARE - The government has announced plans to set up special health centres for gays, as it bids to curb the spread of HIV/Aids among groups that practice same sex. This comes despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying recently that gay marriages will continue not to be tolerated in the coun...
NatPharm looks for hospital equipment 16 July 2018 HARARE - State-run National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) is seeking bidders for the supply, installation and commissioning of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment.  In a Government Gazette published on Friday, NatPharm said tenders close on September 11 for the supply of the eq...
Twelve mining firms granted prospecting orders 16 July 2018 HARARE - The Mines and Minerals ministry has granted eight mining companies with exclusive prospecting orders for a period of three years while four companies have been granted special grants for the same period of time.  The granting of the licences which provides the right to search for mine...
Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland 16 July 2018 HARARE - The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabelela...
MDC trio arrested for protesting postal voting at police camp freed 16 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance officials arrested on Saturday evening for entering Mutare Main Police Camp to protest the “appalling” handling of the ongoing postal ballot by the police have been released. Simon Chabuka, Godwin Sithole and Walter Mutwayo have been summoned to appear before the courts o...
Chiwenga recounts role he played in ED's escape 16 July 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said he arranged for the escape of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of his abrupt removal from the post by fallen despot Robert Mugabe. Speaking for the first time about the behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that enabled Mnangagwa t...
Don't vote for ED, ex-deputy minister exhorts supporters 16 July 2018 HARARE - Former deputy minister and outgoing MP for Magunje Godfrey Gandawa has urged his supporters to vote for Nelson Chamisa and not President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister said his family and supporters will not vote for Mnangagwa. Gandawa ...
Chamisa revels in seeming Winky D endorsement 16 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is revelling in the seeming endorsement he got from Zimbabwe's biggest dancehall star Winky D. Winky D, who has brought Jamaican vibes to the country, has just dropped a hot rack dubbed Parliament that is being widely seen as an endor...
We'll defend ourselves against violence: Chidziva 16 July 2018 MUTARE - MDC youth leader Happymore Chidziva has warned that they are prepared to retaliate if Zanu PF resorts to violence in the run-up to the high stakes July 30 harmonised election. Addressing almost 20 000 MDC Alliance supporters at Sakuba Stadium in Mutare on Saturday, Chidziva said Zanu ...
'Zec brewing post-poll illegitimacy' 16 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) should build the confidence of all stakeholders and stop being dismissive, militant and intransigent when confronted with evidence of electoral malpractices, analysts have said. This comes after Zec last Friday trashed social media reports alleging ...
Artuz stands firm in Zanu PF abuse of school children case 16 July 2018 HARARE - The High Court will today hear an application by the Association of Rural Teachers Unions of Zimbabwe (Artuz) seeking an order that the court's interdict stopping misuse of schools and abuse of schoolchildren for election purposes should remain in force pending the hearing of President E...
Andy Muridzo court verdict set for July 27 16 July 2018 HARARE - A magistrate court will deliver a verdict on July 27 in the trial of musician Andrew Ngwenya — popularly known as Andy Muridzo —  charged over a hit-and-run accident that resulted in three cars being damaged. Ngwenya, 37, is answering to charges of contravening the Road Traffic Act. H...
Mt Hampden man up for defacing MDC posters 16 July 2018 HARARE - A Harare man has been hauled before the courts for allegedly defacing MDC Alliance posters at a neighbour’s house. Blessmore Zhuwau, 26, of Mt Hampden, appeared before Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo on Saturday charged with malicious damage to property and contravening section 152(...
8 Zanu PF youths in court over political violence 16 July 2018 HARARE - Eight Zanu PF youths that reportedly attacked fellow party supporters during a brawl over a ruling party office appeared in court on Saturday. Workmore Hwema, 44, Tichaona Madziwa, 39, Blessing Munyaradzi, 38, Paul Muriyenda, 29, Chamunorwa Mahamba, 25, Brighton Billiat, 19, Evans Tom...
Concerns over Zim polls grow 16 July 2018 HARARE - There are growing fears that Zimbabwe is once again headed for a disputed poll — with the country's main opposition insisting that it will announce the results of the keenly-anticipated plebiscite before the under-fire national elections management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission...
Edgy authorities bow to Chamisa 15 July 2018 HARARE - As political temperatures continue to rise ahead of the country's make-or-break national elections on July 30, the under-fire national elections management body — the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) — now says it is prepared to meet opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to address some of...
Warnings issued over cold weather 15 July 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned that the country — especially the central and southern regions — will continue to experience both biting cold and rainfall this week. This comes as hospitals are reporting a surge in the number of young and old people being atten...
Military pay hike angers teachers 15 July 2018 HARARE - Teachers have re-ignited their feud with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government by accusing the authorities of favouring the military and police whom they have awarded allowances. The rest of the civil servants which includes teachers, who form the bulk of the civil service, were e...
'Chamisa's Russian rigging plot claims childish' 15 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF has rubbished MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's claims that it was colluding with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) in an elaborate plot to rig next month's elections using Russian cyber experts. Chamisa made the sensational claim...
Cross-border traders urged to suspend travel on poll eve to vote 15 July 2018 HARARE - Cross-border traders in Zimbabwe have been urged to suspend travel on election eve so that they cast their ballot in the crucial July 30 elections. The polls will be the first major test of the new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power in November after a de facto military coup f...
MDC Alliance invokes Sithole's name in Chipinge 15 July 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is invoking the legend of Ndabaningi Sithole, the late Zanu Ndonga leader and religious leader from the United Methodist Church, to win the Chipinge vote. From recalling with nostalgia his visit to Sithole's home with his late mentor Morgan Tsvangira...
MDC Alliance attracts mammoth crowd in Mutare 15 July 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance yesterday pulled the biggest crowd in Mutare since its formation by packing Sakubva Stadium to the rafters, with close to 20 000 supporters turning up. Nelson Chamisa said in his stump speech they had to turn way some people to allow the programme to commence without dist...
ZEC authorities bow to Chamisa 15 July 2018 HARARE - As political temperatures continue to rise ahead of the country's make-or-break national elections on July 30, the under-fire national elections management body — the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) — now says it is prepared to meet opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to address some of...
Tension mounts as polls beckon 14 July 2018 HARARE - Political tension is rising in Zimbabwe as the country prepares to hold its national elections in two weeks' time — with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday accusing the election management body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), of being “biased” and “incompetent”. This...
Prosecutor-General suspended again 14 July 2018 HARARE - The government has suspended Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba — pending the outcome of a probe which could see him being sacked for the second time in less than a year. Goba confirmed his suspension to the Daily News yesterday, while declining to comment further. “Yes, I have been sus...