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Mugabe must leave: Mawarire 23 July 2016 HARARE - Local cleric and unrelenting #ThisFlag campaigner Evan Mawarire has launched an attack on President Robert Mugabe advising the long-serving leader to quit instead of wasting his energy on making scurrilous allegations against his critics. Mugabe has made public his disdain for the cle...
Mugabe is scared: Ex-top soldier says 23 July 2016 HARARE - Former military bigwig and ambassador, Brigadier Agrippah Mutambara, has become the latest erstwhile trusted aide of President Robert Mugabe to give the long-ruling Zimbabwean leader a vote of no confidence. The prominent war veteran also observed that Mugabe was running scared becaus...
All set for Mujuru rally in Marondera 23 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, is expected to hold a rally today in Marondera, Mashonaland East — the home province of her late husband former army general Solomon Mujuru. The party’s spokesperson, Jealous Mawarire, told the Daily News that Mujuru — President Robert...
Confront me, Lumumba tells Mugabe 23 July 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF youth leader and Viva Zimbabwe president Acie Lumumba yesterday tore into President Robert Mugabe in court, challenging the nonagenarian leader to personally confront him over utterances that he made recently which attracted ‘‘insult’’ charges. Lumumba, whose real name ...
Vendors vow to bring down Mugabe 23 July 2016 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) has vowed to escalate protests against President Robert Mugabe until he steps down. Navuz chairperson, Stern Zvorwadza, said Mugabe and his administration are “clueless” and “abused Zimbabwean citizens”. “...we are going to continue wi...
'6 000 children drop out of school in Mat North' 23 July 2016 HARARE - At least 6 000 children in Matabaleland North dropped out of school to work and help fend for their families due to the El Nino-induced drought that affected the 2015/16 agriculture season,  a report by non-governmental organisations revealed. According to the report, titled ‘Regional...
Go now, raging war vets tell Mugabe 22 July 2016 HARARE - In an unprecedented development that is set to shake both the governing Zanu PF and the country to their foundations, irate war veterans yesterday threw down the gauntlet to President Robert Mugabe, challenging him to resign immediately in the interest of Zimbabwe. The former freedom ...
Churches unite against Mugabe 22 July 2016 HARARE - As the rot that is devouring Zimbabwe under Zanu PF's continued misrule deepens, the country's usually circumspect clergy are more and more finding their voice, uniting yesterday to say it was now time for the Church to speak truth to power and stand up for long-suffering citizens. Sp...
Tsvangirai sued over VP appointments 22 July 2016 HARARE - Two members of the MDC have dragged the party's leader Morgan Tsvangirai to the High Court, in a bid to nullify his appointment of Nelson Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as vice presidents. In the application filed yesterday — by Patson Murimoga and George Rice — Tsvangirai, Chamisa, Mudzur...
Infections among 'major maternal deaths causes' 22 July 2016 HARARE - Infections — coupled with postpartum haemorrhages and eclampsia — were the major causes of maternal deaths in 2015, a Health ministry report revealed. According to the report, presented by the ministry's official, Constance Mundoringisa at a Community Working Group workshop on Health,...
Civil servants plan to strike 21 July 2016 HARARE - Temperatures are once again rising among restive civil servants, amid indications that they could embark on another nationwide strike as early as next week if the stone broke government does not pay them their July salaries soon. While civil service union leaders who spoke to the Dail...
Zanu PF guns for #ThisFlag pastor 21 July 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu PF, reeling from swelling public anger over its disastrous stewardship of the State over the past 36 years, is training its guns on pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile and unbowed clergyman Pastor Evan Mawarire, as it desperately seeks to quell the gro...
MPs brawl over national flag in Parly 21 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF MPs yesterday demanded that their MDC counterparts — who were draped in Zimbabwean flags — leave Parliament as the fall-out over #ThisFlag campaign extended to the national assembly. The country's flag has become the rallying symbol of the anti-government protests dubbed #This...
MDC, Tajamuka slam police 21 July 2016 HARARE - After watching Zanu PF activists march without any hassles in the capital yesterday, the MDC and other pressure groups — victims of documented state clampdown — accused the police of being partisan. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC and a pressure group Tajamuka/Sesjikile said in differen...
ZBC licences compulsory: Con-Court 21 July 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has ruled that paying radio and television licences is mandatory for all listeners and viewers with  signal receiving devices in a verdict which empowers the State broadcaster — Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) — to collect fees from the resisting public. ...
Mapfumo backs Mawarire 21 July 2016 HARARE - Exiled Zimbabwean musician-turned-government critic, Thomas Mapfumo, has backed #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire and called upon President Robert Mugabe to step down as he has failed the people. In a video posted on social media, the vocal Chimurenga music icon said despite war...
Chivayo house breaker jailed 11 years 21 July 2016 HARARE - Notorious and most-wanted burglar, Lamusi Nthula, was yesterday slapped with an 11-year jail sentence by Harare magistrate Musaiona Shortgame for possession of two illegal firearms and house-breaking tools. According to court papers, Nthula, was arrested recently after spending five y...
Women petition Parly over 'revenge porn' 21 July 2016 HARARE - A women's advocacy group, Katswe Sistahood (Katswe), has petitioned Parliament to criminalise revenge pornography as more images and videos of naked women in compromising positions emerge on the Internet and social media. In a presentation to Parliament's legal affairs portfolio commi...
Kurotwi wants diamonds for training purposes 21 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Diamond Education College (ZDEC) chairperson Lovemore Kurotwi has approached the Mines ministry seeking to be given 15 000 carats of diamonds monthly to help the institution in training its students. In a July 14, letter addressed to the ministry, Kurotwi said government shou...
Civil society, election stakeholders meet 21 July 2016 HARARE - Civil society and other election stakeholders on Tuesday met in Harare at a conference which ran under the theme, ‘‘Building consensus on electoral reform–making, demand must meet supply’’ that sought to provide a platform to build consensus on priorities for electoral reform. The con...
Zanu PF march pictures 20 July 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF youths on Wednesday marched in the Harare CBD -- from the Harare provincial office to the party's headquarters -- in support of Presidend Robert Mugabe. Below are the pictures. Pics: Freedom Mashava   
No going back on demos: Pastor Mawarire 20 July 2016 HARARE - Unbowed clergyman and leader of the #ThisFlag campaign, Pastor Evan Mawarire — who has been leading a peaceful campaign against Zimbabwe's deepening rot — says he will call for more protests until President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF listen to the cries of the people. Speaki...
Mugabe trashes #ThisFlag campaign 20 July 2016 HARARE - Electing to ignore the man-made economic crisis engulfing the country, President Robert Mugabe yesterday took a swipe at popular pastor Evan Mawarire who has been leading a citizen campaign against his rule describing him as not being “one of us.” The nonagenarian who spoke with a cra...
Tsvangirai explains VP appointments 20 July 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says nine out 12 MDC provinces backed the appointment of two vice presidents contrary to allegations that he single-handedly made the controversial changes. The appointment of Elias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa as Tsvangirai's deputies was met with ho...
Govt, civil servants showdown looming 20 July 2016 HARARE - The government is headed for another showdown with civil servants after it emerged last night that it had failed to give them a firm undertaking that they would all get their July salaries on time. Well-placed sources told the Daily News that a crucial meeting between the two parties ...