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Rogue cops run amok in Harare 23 September 2018 HARARE - Some rogue police officers went on the rampage in Harare at the weekend — firing tear gas indiscriminately at commuters omnibus ranks before savagely assaulting revellers at night clubs. In the process, they re-ignited the ugly memories of the savage State brutality that was witnessed...
American investors express massive interest in Zim: Ncube 23 September 2018 HARARE - Having long written off Zimbabwe as one of the world's least appealing economies, international investors are beginning to show signs of interest in Zimbabwe, newly appointed Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said. Zimbabwean officials met with investors in New York in search of cash ...
Zimondi willing to consider prison conjugal visits - if laws are amended 23 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi (pictured) talks to the Daily News on Sunday's Tendayi Madhomu about the state of the correctional facilities in Zimbabwe. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Please, may you shed some light...
Fuel service stations run dry 23 September 2018 HARARE - Motorists in Zimbabwe queued for hours yesterday to try to buy petrol as filling stations ran dry due to a crisis that the government blamed on panic buying. Several petrol stations visited by the Daily News on Sunday teams around the country had run out of petrol while motorists wait...
Zanu PF, Mines ministry officials grab gold mine 23 September 2018 BULAWAYO - The Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has intervened in a mine ownership wrangle after senior Zanu PF officials and officials from the Mines ministry attempted to wrestle a gold mine from Chief Sigodo in Silobela. The officials include Silobela Zanu PF legislator Mthokozisi Manoki Mpof...
Mpofu denies growing rich off govt corruption 23 September 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu sits down for a wide-ranging interview with the Daily on Sunday's Mugove Tafirenyika. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: Zanu PF has introduced a new model where senior party officials like you are domiciled here at the headquarte...
GMM joins cholera fight 23 September 2018 HARARE - Glen View-based Goodness and Mercy Ministries (GMM) has moved to work with authorities in an effort to contain the spread of cholera in the high-density suburb. Glen View and Budiriro have emerged as the epi-centre of the highly-contagious diarrheal disease that has so far claimed ove...
I will only serve two terms: ED 23 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will chart a different path from that of his much-criticised predecessor — former leader Robert Mugabe — adding that he will only serve the two terms permitted by the country's new Constitution if Zimbabweans re-elect him into power in five years' tim...
Top Zim school in homosexual storm 22 September 2018 HARARE - The deputy head of one of the country's most sought-after top private schools, St John's College in Harare, has ignited a perfect storm in a society well-known for its homophobic tendencies after he publicly revealed to students that he is gay. The elite institution comprises two all-...
MPs fume over deferred vehicles 22 September 2018 HARARE - Legislators from both Zanu PF and the MDC have expressed anger at the government's decision to suspend the purchase of new vehicles for them — with the money budgeted for that now earmarked to fight the deadly cholera outbreak which has claimed dozens of lives and left thousands of peopl...
NPF has not disbanded: Mawarire 22 September 2018 HARARE - The Eunice Sandi Moyo-led National Patriotic Front yesterday dispelled claims by a rival faction of NPF led by retired Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri that the party has been disbanded because it had outlived its purpose. Jealousy Mawarire, the national spokesperson of the Sandi-M...
Graft-accused Harare City directors to know fate soon 22 September 2018 HARARE - Suspended Harare City Council (HCC) directors will know their fate once their cases have been concluded by the Labour Court. Human resources committee chairperson Jacob Mafume told the Daily News the city would have to work with people in acting roles for those positions. Last Dece...
'New Harare town clerk must prioritise service delivery' 22 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council's new town clerk Hosea Chisango must push the service delivery agenda ahead of trivial issues, residents said yesterday. Chisango who has been the acting town clerk since December last year, replaces Tendai Mahachi, who left town house in 2014. Before Chisango t...
Police high-handedness on vendors slammed 22 September 2018 HARARE - Opposition parties have slammed government for deploying disproportionate force to drive out vendors from the streets of Harare. In the wake of the declaration of a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital that has so far killed over 30 people, government invoked the...
MDC fights for gender parity 22 September 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa's MDC is strengthening measures to enforce gender parity in the party's leadership rings, as evidenced recently in Victoria Falls where the elected mayor stepped down to pave way for a female contestant. Chamisa ordered Victoria Falls mayor Somvelo Dlamini to step down ...
HCC deploys water bowsers to avert crisis 22 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) said they will deploy water bowsers and tanks to parts of the city which are facing water cuts this weekend. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba said they are doing this to avert the spread of cholera. “I have directed that they must make sure that water should be ...
Mvurwi residents engage Zinwa over disconnections 22 September 2018 HARARE - Combined Mvurwi Residents Association (Comra) has engaged the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) over water disconnections. A statement by the residents’ pressure group chairperson Emmanuel Nkambala, noted that water disconnections were not advisable in a period when the countr...
DZT escalates push for Sign Language syllabus 22 September 2018 HARARE - Students living with hearing impairments are seeking a public education more tailored to their needs. The Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) said public schools must offer deaf students a special educational programme sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress. DZT is advocating fo...
Hospital turns to crowd-funding 22 September 2018 HARARE - St Luke's Hospital in Lupane has hit hard times, with officials asking for assistance in a bid to contain the desperate situation. “Hospital faced with financial difficulties, please donate things like blankets, maternity delivery packs, medicines, theatre equipment, medical books and...
Cheating exposes affair with minor 22 September 2018 MUTARE - A 22 year old man's inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor was exposed when he cheated on her and she poured it out to her mother. Brandon Chimhete, 22, of Sakubva will now have to perform 350 hours of community service at Sakubva Police Station for bedding a 14-year-old. H...
Driver caged for killing student 22 September 2018 MUTARE - A commuter omnibus driver who hit and killed a student has been caged 10 months for culpable homicide. Revai Mutimba, 38, of Mutare was convicted on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Perseverance Makala. He was initially slapped with a 14-month jail term but four months were su...
One more arrested over Aug 1 violence 22 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man has been arrested and charged with committing public violence in protests that erupted in the capital city on August 1 over delays in announcing the results of harmonised elections. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers arrested Wellington Mariga on Tuesday in central H...
Cop up for bashing wife over kapenta 22 September 2018 HARARE - A senior cop attached to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Morris Depot allegedly bashed his wife for allegedly serving him sadza with kapenta (matemba) hours after she had served herself meat with the children in his absence, a Harare court heard yesterday. Pension Nyahada, 43, appeared...
Zimra official up for raping niece 22 September 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority employee has been hauled before the courts for allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece. David Kachembere, 62, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court because he fac...
Top school in homosexual storm 22 September 2018 HARARE - The deputy head of one of the country's most sought-after top private schools, St John's College in Harare, has ignited a perfect storm in a society well-known for its homophobic tendencies after he publicly revealed to students that he is gay. [Adz] [GoogleAd]