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Reprieve for former Mpilo director 31 May 2016 BULAWAYO - The High Court here has set aside the decision by the Health Services Board to decline to determine the appeal by former Mpilo Central Hospital operations director Regina Duduza Moyo against the penalty imposed on her by the disciplinary authority. This was after the authority found...
Mliswa goes after Posa 31 May 2016 HARARE - Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) founder Temba Mliswa has resolved to challenge the Public Order and Security Act (Posa) after police used it to bar him from addressing meetings last weekend. This comes after Mliswa was arrested for holding an “unsanctioned” meeting. ...
Police face $20k suit over 'unlawful' detention 31 May 2016 HARARE - A Harare businessman has written a letter to Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo (pictured) demanding $20 000 compensation after claiming he was over-detained by the police. Last Mapuranga, through his lawyers from Koto and Company Legal Practitioners, said his arrest was “malicious...
Zanu PF fields Dinha in Mazowe North by-election 31 May 2016 HARARE - The governing Zanu PF party is fielding minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Mashonaland Central Martin Dinha as its candidate in the Mazowe North by-election. Dinha will square off with Elias Malukula of the Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe. The Nomination Court sat at the Bin...
High court orders HCCL to settle Zimdef levies 31 May 2016 BULAWAYO - The High Court has ordered the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) Local Board to pay Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) more than $600 000 it failed to remit in levies from its assessed wage bill accrued over a two-year period. This follows an application by Higher and ...
Dzamara pic horrifies Zim 31 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabweans reacted with a mixture of shock, horror and anger yesterday after a sickening picture believed to be of abducted journalist-turned-democracy activist Itai Dzamara, allegedly held in captivity by authorities, was released by his brother. Patson Dzamara, a medical doctor and...
'Mnangagwa primed to take over' 31 May 2016 HARARE - War veterans have said Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is primed to take over from President Robert Mugabe no matter what the Generation 40 (G40) faction might do. Addressing ex-liberation fighters in Masvingo on Saturday, war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa, said that the Mi...
Political leaders should quit at 70: Makova 31 May 2016 HARARE - Stoking fresh controversy, Zimbabwe People First (ZPF)'s Masvingo interim provincial coordinator, retired Colonel Claudius Makova, has said people in politics should not continue in active posts beyond 70 years of age. Makova said that 65 or 70 should be the age for people to go out o...
Public toilets shortage hits Harare 31 May 2016 HARARE - As the the urban population continues to swell, Harare is now running out of public ablution facilities, council spokesperson Michael Chideme has said. In an interview with the Daily News last week, Chideme said people coming into the city to trade daily are now congesting the few toi...
Togarepi opens can of worms 31 May 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF youth league boss Pupurai Togarepi says his tiff with other youth league members, who are aligned to the Generation 40 (G40) faction, started when he refused to support the expulsion of former women’s league spokesperson Monica Mutsvangwa. Togarepi was recently ousted f...
Met Dept to verify Gweru 'snow' claims 31 May 2016 HARARE - Although temperatures are dropping drastically as winter settles in, few believe images that are circulating on social media of “snow” in the traditionally cold city of Gweru. According to reports, areas in lower Gweru were on Friday covered in “snow” as temperatures dipped. [Googl...
'Coalition will retire Mugabe' 31 May 2016 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC and former Vice President Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) say President Robert Mugabe's governing Zanu PF party is desperately working to scuttle any prospects of a grand opposition coalition ahead of the eagerly-anticipated 2018 natio...
'Zanu PF suffering legitimacy crisis' 31 May 2016 HARARE - The introduction of bond notes will not solve the economic problems that Zimbabwe is faced with as the governing party is suffering a crisis of legitimacy, the Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) led by Joice Mujuru has said. In a policy paper titled ZPF Position on the RBZ's (Reserve Bank of...
Zanu PF thugs besiege Mujuru 29 May 2016 HARARE - Hordes of rowdy Zanu PF supporters stormed the Highlands, Harare home of former vice president and Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, on Friday night — only dispersing after anti-riot police intervened. The Zanu PF activists, some of whom were positively identified by...
'Mugabe selfish' 29 May 2016 HARARE - While Zimbabweans are struggling to access their cash trapped in banks, President Robert Mugabe on Friday sneaked to Papua New Guinea for the 8th Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States — something the MDC said in a statement is the clearest sign that the nonagenaria...
No Zim-dollar return — Mangudya 29 May 2016 HARARE - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya yesterday dismissed rumours about the return of the discredited Zimbabwe dollar (ZW$) following vicious rumours that were making the rounds in the market. Early this month, Mangudya announced the RBZ was set to print bond notes und...
Tsvangirai's MDC 'invades' Bulawayo 29 May 2016 HARARE - Despite the fact that their leader is indisposed, the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC says its demonstration against President Robert Mugabe's “failed” leadership will go ahead in the second largest city of Bulawayo. With Tsvangirai ill, doubts have been raised over the pulling power of his...
Thisflag campaign goes a gear up 29 May 2016 HARARE - Founder of #ThisFlag campaign — a social media movement that has shaken government to the core — has moved a gear up by setting up citizen task forces to fight corruption, poverty and injustice — which many trace to the governing party Zanu PF. Evan Mawarire the man behind #ThisFlag, ...
Zim economy in dire straits 28 May 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economy continues to hurtle towards a full blown recession, the country's biting liquidity and cash crisis is also deepening, with bank clients across the board now singing the blues as they battle to withdraw their cash. The Daily News established yesterday that deposit...
We are not the dirtiest city: Chideme 28 May 2016 HARARE - The Daily News caught up with City of Harare spokesperson Michael Chideme so that he could address some of the residents' concerns that include the vendors issue, mushika-shika menace, poor service delivery and council's salary backlog. Below are excepts from the interview. Q: Has ref...
'US drought assistance surpasses $50m' 28 May 2016 HARARE - United States Agency for International Development (USaid) has so far contributed over $50 million towards alleviating hunger, which is threatening the livelihoods of at least five million people in Zimbabwe. Apart from assisting Zimbabweans with food aid, USaid is also working on bui...
Opposition members denied food aid 28 May 2016 HARARE - Villagers supporting opposition parties are being excluded from food aid distribution, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has revealed. In its April report, ZPP said the elderly and some vulnerable members of communities were going without food aid because of partisan distribution of re...
Commercialisation of HCC farms stalled 27 May 2016 HARARE - Commercialisation of Harare City Council (HCC) farms has been stalled as there is a lack of clarity of the roles of Harare Water department and the city investment arm Sunshine Holdings. HCC has three farms, Ingwe, Pension and Crowborough which were acquired in 1973 as part of the cit...
MDC goes to Mutare 27 May 2016 MUTARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC will follow up this week's Bulawayo demonstration with yet another one in the city of Mutare in early June, party officials told the Daily News. Apparently, buoyed by last month's seemingly successful demonstration, the MDC will hold its second “freedom d...
Education official up for abuse of office 27 May 2016 HARARE - A human resources assistant in the ministry of Education appeared in court yesterday charged with fraudulently adding 31 unqualified teachers for employment considerations. Sibongile Mashandure, 40, appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe charged with criminal abuse of office. ...