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Declare me winner: ED 21 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa wants the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) to declare him the winner of the hotly-disputed July 30 poll, and to disregard opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's legal action which he says is merely intended to delay his inauguration. This comes as the Co...
Windfall for Zanu PF MPs 21 August 2018 HARARE - Elected Members of Parliament from the ruling Zanu PF party are set to receive $13 000 each for their victory celebrations, the Daily News can report. The windfall is being drawn from Zanu PF's eye-popping $15 million budget that had been set aside for a run-off, which the ruling part...
'G40 war vets beg for mercy' 21 August 2018 BULAWAYO - A section of war veterans who worked closely with the Generation 40 (G40) faction have reportedly been begging for mercy from their colleagues steering the main Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (Znlwva). A section of Znlwva had, prior to former president Robert ...
Chigumba disowns Twitter account 21 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba has distanced herself from a bogus Twitter account that is posting controversial updates in her name. In a statement Chigumba said the Twitter account was bogus and created by individuals who sought to create confusion...
Firm lands Bindura housing deal 21 August 2018 BINDURA - Bindura municipality has handed over the running of Garikai Housing Scheme to a private firm. In a notice issued on Sunday, the municipality said the collection of land value payments, including Value Added Tax (VAT), for the housing scheme will now be done by Mushayahembe Enterprise...
Govt vetting Chamisa's expat lawyers' 21 August 2018 HARARE - Government is vetting applications made by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's specialised attorneys hired to help him in the Constitutional Court challenge against President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's poll victory. A top South African advocate has been drafted into Chamisa's legal t...
MDC leader hails Sadc for not congratulating ED 21 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday hailed southern African leaders for not congratulating President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa at a summit in Namibia held last week. Heads of State from the 16-nation Sadc met for its 38th summit in Windhoek and in a communiqué, ignored Mnangagwa...
It never rains but pours for Undenge 21 August 2018 HARARE - It never rains but it pours for former Energy minister Samuel Undenge after he was dragged back to court on Saturday on another charge. In the latest charge, Undenge is facing fraud allegations involving $5 million. The State is alleging that Undenge, without following requisite pr...
'Biti's lawyer tortured' 21 August 2018 HARARE - One of the lawyers representing MDC Alliance senior official Tendai Biti was allegedly tortured by police as he tried to pursue State agents who had seized the former Finance minister. Unite Saizi of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights had his car tyres deflated, cell phone confisca...
Losing MDC MP up for illicit $370k diamond deals 21 August 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance losing candidate for Chimanimani West Canaan Matiashe has been dragged before a magistrate here facing a $370 000 money laundering charge involving illicit diamond dealings. Matiashe denied the charges when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe, who freed him on $300...
Mphoko's daughter-in-law up for extortion 21 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko's daughter-in-law is in trouble after she allegedly ordered 15 Choppies Supermarket managers here to unlawfully give her $30 000 cash. This was after Nomagugu Mphoko, 36, allegedly threatened the managers with either dismissal or deportation ...
Matiza election victory challenged 21 August 2018 HARARE - An independent candidate Noah Mangondo is challenging the Murewa South election results that confirmed Zanu PF’s Joel Biggie Matiza, as winner of the recently-held parliamentary poll. Mangondo polled 10 653 votes against Matiza, who garnered 10 808 votes. But in papers filed with t...
Losing Zanu PF candidate parcels out CFI land 21 August 2018 HARARE - Listed agro group CFI Holdings Limited (CFI)’s Harare South property has been seized by a Zanu PF apparatchik who is parcelling out the land illegally at $30 for 300 square metres. CFI Holding company secretary Panganayi Hare told the Daily News they have reported the invader— losing ...
Typhoid on the rampage in Gweru 21 August 2018 GWERU - More than 50 typhoid cases are being recorded daily at Gweru’s healthcare facilities as the city buckles under the weight of the deadly waterborne disease. According to Gweru Residents Forum (GRF) director Charles Mazorodze, investigations they carried out showed that at least 1 000 ca...
6 killed in head-on collision 21 August 2018 HARARE - Six people died and two others were seriously injured when two vehicles collided head-on at the 233km peg along Harare-Masvingo Road, police have confirmed. The fatal accident occurred on August 18 when a Hyundai Tucson which was travelling due North towards Harare with four passenger...
Statement by the ZANU PF legal team 21 August 2018 Zanu-PF notes with growing concern continued attempts by Nelson Chamisa to intimidate the Bench ahead of the constitutional court case on the just ended harmonized elections which has been set down for hearing on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018. His statement this afternoon which is completely be...
Nelson Chamisa anxious over Con-Court hearing 21 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday warned that if he fails to win his case against President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) this week, he will turn to the people to defend “their vote”. [Adz]
All eyes on Con-Court 20 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe has entered another nail-biting week as it eagerly waits for the full bench of the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) to hear a petition filed by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, who is seeking to overturn President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win. On Wednesday, the court wil...
ED avoids red carpet 20 August 2018 HARARE - The level of mistrust in Zanu PF and government seems to have reached alarming levels after President–elect Emmerson Mnangagwa shocked all and sundry by avoiding stepping onto the red carpet rolled out for him during the Defence Forces Day celebrations on Tuesday. As he entered the gi...
'Mathuthu — honest, unassuming leader' 20 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday hailed the late Thokozile Mathuthu as an honest politician and unassuming leader. Mnangagwa told mourners gathered for the burial of the former Zanu PF women’s league deputy secretary Mathuthu at the National Heroes Acre that she was a stro...
Army killings: ED must take responsibility 20 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa should take full responsibility for the fatal shooting of six civilians by the army, which occurred in Harare on August 1, during protests by alleged MDC Alliance supporters demanding the immediate release of presidential results. While the army fire...
Storm over plan to bar Chamisa from polls 20 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe risks confirming its pariah status in spite of claims by the new dispensation that it has broken away from former president Robert Mugabe's autocratic rule if it tweaks with the Constitution in order to shut out MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa from participating in future ele...
As opposition labels move primitive 20 August 2018 HARARE - Enraged opposition parties said there was real danger that Zanu PF could use its two-thirds majority in Parliament to drag Zimbabwe into the Stone Age, when the rest of the world is moving towards expanding democratic values. Opposition parties canvassed by the Daily News said it was ...
Unclaimed body at Marondera morgue 20 August 2018 HARARE - Police have called on the public to go and identify an unclaimed body of a 40-year-old man in the Marondera Hospital Mortuary. National police spokesperson Charity Charamba said: “The ZRP would like to appeal to members of the general public who may be missing their male relative to p...
Roads near Con-Court to be closed on Wed 20 August 2018 HARARE - Sections of Samora Machel Avenue in Harare will be closed on Wednesday to make way for the presidential election petition hearing at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). “The Judicial Services Commission (JSC) wishes to advise members of the public that on Wednesday, 22nd August, Sam...