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Zec must extend BVR for 'aliens' 12 December 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must extend voter registration for so-called aliens, independent  election watchdog Zimbabwe Elections Support Network (Zesn)  has said. This comes after the High Court two weeks ago ordered the Zec to register “aliens” as prospective voters for...
Harare-bound Citi Liner bus catches fire 12 December 2017 HARARE – At least 52 passengers aboard a Citi Liner bus travelling from Johannesburg to Harare escaped narrowly after the vehicle caught fire yesterday morning. At the time of going to print, it could not be established how much goods had been consumed by the inferno.  The incident happened at...
Harare town clerk row turns nasty 12 December 2017 HARARE - The Local Government Board (LGB) has refused to release the names of its members as the fight to appoint a Harare town clerk explodes. Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has demanded to know who constitutes the LGB, but the board has refused to provide the information, instead directin...
Govt invests $4,5 million on boreholes 12 December 2017 HARARE - Government has set out to drill at least 840 boreholes at a cost of $4,5 million across the country within the next three months. Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Environment, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said the programme was aimed at improving sani...
Maid, gardener up for stealing $150k from employer 12 December 2017 HARARE - A housemaid and a gardener allegedly stole $150 000 in cash from their employer and used the stolen cash to buy seven residential properties and seven vehicles, a Harare court has heard. The court heard that Graham Awudi – who used to keep up to $20 000 in cash in a drawer in the bedr...
Commercial Crimes Unit cop up for identity theft 12 December 2017 HARARE - A cop based at Commercial Crimes Unit in Harare reportedly stole his workmate’s particulars and used them to purchase a smart phone from G-Tel on credit, a court heard yesterday. Edmore Mushaya, 29, was charged with fraud when he appeared before Harare magistrate Barbra Mateko on Satu...
Latest on woman claiming maintenance from two men 12 December 2017 HARARE - A magistrate court has directed a Harare man to approach the Civil Court after discovering he and another man were paying maintenance for the same child. Kenias Chizema, 46, unearthed his ex-wife Stella Kwanisai’s alleged fraudulent misconduct after he had been summoned before Harare ...
Mugabe, Mphoko due for big payout 11 December 2017 HARARE – Treasury has increased the vote allocation to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office by $56 million — in a development analysts say is partly geared towards taking care of the exit packages of deposed former leader Robert Mugabe and former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko. Mugabe is r...
MP wants jobs programme for ex-convicts 11 December 2017 HARARE - A Zanu PF MP is pushing a new programme through Parliament intended at helping those with criminal records gain employment. Fani Phiri, the Zanu PF MP for Kadoma Central, said government was making it tough for offenders to put their past behind them and the present policies left them...
Minister clears air on Rimuka Post Office 11 December 2017 HARARE - Rimuka Post Office in Kadoma is actually operating as an off-counter for the Kadoma Post Office contrary to claims that it has been shut down, the minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira has said.  The minister was responding to a question...
Zim now a military State: MDC 11 December 2017 HARARE - Our senior staff writer Mugove Tafirenyika sits down for an interview with MDC national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe. Find below excerpts of the interview. Q: There was talk of an inclusive government prior to the inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa following former p...
Moyo accuses Charamba of 'bootlicking idiocy' 11 December 2017 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo — who is in self-imposed exile — has hit back at Media, Information and Broadcasting Services ministry permanent secretary George Charamba after the presidential spokesperson lifted the lid on the real brains behind a legacy ins...
Teachers renew vacation leave demand 11 December 2017 HARARE - Teachers have demanded from the new Primary and Education minister Paul Mavima reinstatement of vacation leave. Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) secretary-general Robson Chere said Mavima's predecessor Lazarus Dokora had unjustly scrapped vacation leave. Laz...
MP, Council clash in Norton, again! 11 December 2017 NORTON - Norton Residence Development Trust (NRDT) will today stage a protest against the Precious Mufahore-led Norton Town Council (NTC) dubbed “Operation Restore Legacy.” It is just the latest in a series of protests to rock the town amid accusations and counter-accusations. Today’s prote...
Chivayo feels heat over Zesa projects 10 December 2017 HARARE - Controversial  Harare businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, is staring down the barrel of a gun as the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) and Parliament turn the heat on him in a bid to have his power deals cancelled. This comes as Zesa Holdings chief executive, Josh Chifamba, conf...
'Zanu PF spooks infiltrated NPP' 10 December 2017 HARARE - Joice Mujuru’s  National People’s Party (NPP) has claimed that its party has been infiltrated at all levels by the ruling party in a bid to weaken it head of the key 2018 elections. Mujuru, who was expelled from Zanu PF in 2014 after being accused of plotting to topple former presiden...
ED steals opposition thunder 10 December 2017 HARARE - After the budget presentation by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa that amended the indigenisation law to reassure investors, re-engaged with global lenders and curbed profligate spending — all issues on the top of the opposition wish-list — analysts said the opposition strategists must...
Govt decides hospitals renovation plan 10 December 2017 HARARE - Government has decided on a plan of works to restore health centres and major hospitals, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. The government will also construct a number of rural health centres across the country. “The capital expenditure provision of $26,7 million will foc...
'Government can't employ ECD teachers' 10 December 2017 HARARE - Government cannot afford to employ teachers for Early Childhood Development (ECD), Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. “Government recognises the complementary role that parents play in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programmes. However, the takeover of management and ...
Zim women endure harassment: Survey 10 December 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe is the fifth among 10 countries surveyed where women endure public harassment ranging from staring, insults and wolf-whistling to being followed, groped or even raped, a survey by the charity ActionAid UK has revealed. The report comes at a time when the world is marking 16 D...
Victim of police brutality speaks out 10 December 2017 HARARE - Washington Gezana, a professional driver, was the innocent victim of police brutality last March that saw him lose his eye. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News on Sunday about the horror experience,  he said the scars will last forever. He has been fired from his job as a dr...
Chamisa in whistle-stop voter registration drive 10 December 2017 HARARE - With under seven months to go until the 2018 general election, the first bus tour to convert the growing number of unregistered voters in Kuwadzana East in Harare is underway led by the local MDC MP Nelson Chamisa.  The whistle-stop tour is using open vans blaring Zimdancehall and dig...
Suspicions as Makarau quits 10 December 2017 HARARE - The shock resignation by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Rita Makarau — a mere eight months before the country holds its make-or-break national elections next year — has cast a huge shadow on the eagerly-awaited polls, which a fearful opposition want to be monitored by in...
ED appoints new CIO boss 9 December 2017   HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa last night began the re-configuration of the security sector when he appointed Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa and Lesotho Isaac Moyo as the new director-general of the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). Moyo replaces Happyton Bonyongwe who ...
Chombo pays $5k bail, goes home 9 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday formally paid $5 000 bail before he was finally released from Chikurubi Maximum Prison where he had been on remand for nearly two weeks. Chombo was ordered to pay $5 000 bail by the High Court on Thursday to end his hell in remand pris...