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MDC, Majome in talks 22 May 2018 HARARE - The MDC leadership has scrambled to save its relations with one of its long-serving MPs, Jessie Majome, who last week announced she would stand as an independent candidate in the forthcoming elections after citing manipulated party guidelines in choosing candidates for its primary electi...
Chamisa's party postpones Harare, Chitungwiza primaries 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has postponed primary elections in Harare and Chitungwiza provinces to this coming weekend ostensibly to allow formally employed people to vote. MDC national chairperson Morgen Komichi claimed yesterday that most people in Harare and in the nearly dormitory ...
Ipec boss Karonga resigns 22 May 2018 HARARE - Insurance and Pension Commission (Ipec) commissioner Tendai Karonga has resigned after falling out with the regulator’s board. This comes, just over a year after he took over from Marnet Mpofu who left the commission following the expiry of her contract in January 2017. Karonga ten...
Rivals appointed as campaign managers 22 May 2018 HARARE - Aspiring Zanu PF legislator for Dzivaresekwa constituency, George Chimhini, has roped in his losing rivals to become his campaign managers, in a rare display of unity. Chimhini won the primary election in Dzivaresekwa, beating his challengers Andrew Marauka, Rhoda Reza, Francis Chandu...
Council's emergency services in bad shape 22 May 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council’s (HCC) emergency services have been hit hard by shortages of manpower and broken down fire engines among myriad problems, the city has revealed in its latest report. HCC has six operating ambulances from fleet of 14 whilst the fire department  had only 12 fire eng...
Zanu PF fingered in violence 22 May 2018 HARARE - Peace building civic group — the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) — has reported an increase in political violence, which it said was being perpetrated by both the ruling Zanu PF and the MDC. In its first quarter report on the human rights situation, the ZPP said the first three months of...
Interpol asked to seize Jonathan Moyo 22 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-corruption Commission (Zacc), in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), have issued a warrant of apprehension against self-exiled former Higher and Tertiary Education minister  Jonathan Moyo, who is facing 14 counts of fraud. [Adz]
Train suicide deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report. The figure is more than half of what was recorded in the whole of last year, giving a scary picture of what could be lying ahe...
'Tyson' breaks silence 21 May 2018 HARARE - Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has spoken for the first time on his haste departure from his home country last November and life in self-imposed exile. In an interview with the Sunday Times of South Africa, the ex-Zanu PF national political commissar, said he will...
Antonio Machado is no more 21 May 2018 HARARE - A.M. Machado (Private) Limited founder Antonio Miranda Machado has died. He passed away on May 16, in Portugal where his funeral will be held before a memorial mass scheduled for Harare on a date to be announced, the family confirmed in a statement. “The Machado Family would like t...
Poultry imports hurt ZPA 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Poultry Association (ZPA) has revealed that more than 1 000 tonnes of poultry products were imported into the country from South Africa last year. The alarming statistics are despite a ban imposed by government on the importation of poultry products from the neighbouring ...
Rains shore up water levels in dams 21 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's national dam levels continue to rise consequent to the rains experienced across the country this season. According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa), dams such as Mazvikadei, Chivero and Siya are now more than 100 percent full with Manyuchi, Sebakwe, Mtshabez...
Mudenda, Savage discuss reforms 21 May 2018 HARARE - Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda recently meet with Jennifer Savage, the charge d' affairs of the United States embassy in Harare. The meeting was part of the US efforts to understand and hear from key stakeholders about progress towards electoral reforms. Addressing ...
Sachikonye appointed Dairibord chairperson 21 May 2018 HARARE - Dairiboard Holdings Limited (DHL) has announced the appointment of Josphat Sachikonye as its new chairperson, effective last Wednesday. He takes over from former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Leonard Tsumba who served as board chairperson for the last six years. Tsumba, a...
Ex-school head up for fraud 21 May 2018 HARARE - Dzivarasekwa Primary School’s former head appeared in court on Saturday on allegations of converting $35 000 meant for the institution’s development to personal use. Pauline Ntini, 60, appeared before Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo charged with theft of trust property. According...
Chaos rocks MDC polls 21 May 2018 HARARE - Chaos yesterday rocked the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC primary elections after the party shelved the internal polls to choose parliamentary candidates until Wednesday. The postponement was ostensibly to allow the party's national executive members, who are currently monitoring selection of...
Victory for Mbada 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court has shut the door on the government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) after throwing out its appeal, in which it challenged a High Court order barring it from selling diamonds belonging to Grandwell Holdings (Grandwell) in the Chiadzwa mining fields. ...
Chinese couple in trouble for possession of cocaine 21 May 2018 HARARE - A Chinese couple has been arraigned before the court after they were found in possession of five sachets of cocaine. Cheng Lixiang, 34, and Zhang Xiaohui, 33, who are husband and wife were granted $500 bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba. State had op...
GMB aggressively pursues small grains 21 May 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has ventured into selling of small grain in a bid to compete with other millers and deliver on its mandate in a financially sustainable manner that is less reliant on the fiscus. This comes as Cabinet recently approved GMB's request to have two separate...
'More independent candidates to emerge' 21 May 2018 HARARE - The squabbling in the ruling Zanu PF party and the opposition MDC, is likely going to create a serious crisis that will result in many aspiring candidates contesting as independents, analysts have said. There are currently serious fights in the ruling party and MDC as disgruntled cand...
Train deaths rise 21 May 2018 HARARE - Thirteen pedestrians plunged to their deaths by jumping in front of moving trains in the first five months of the year, the Daily News can exclusively report.
Govt suspends mbanje licensing 20 May 2018 HARARE - Government has suspended the licensing and growing of marijuana — popularly known as mbanje. Last month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration gazetted licence fees for those interested in growing cannabis (mbanje) for research and medicinal purposes. This was seen as part ...
Elections set for July: ED 20 May 2018 MUTARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday told thousands of Zanu PF supporters here that elections would be held in July. The revelation comes amid calls by Zanu PF's rival and civic organisations for the president to announce the election roadmap that spells out the actual poll dates. ...
'Zim needs own currency' 20 May 2018 HARARE - Since the President Emmerson Mnangagwa-led new dispensation took charge last November, long-suffering Zimbabweans feel the country's economy has remained in the doldrums. The cash crisis, which started during deposed president Robert Mugabe's rule, has worsened, the illegal foreign cu...
Farmers burn 700 000 hectares of land 20 May 2018 HARARE - Farmers on resettled land burnt 700 000 hectares of land out of a total 1 268 534 hectares that was consumed by veld fires in the year ended 2017. The 1 268 534 hectares that went up in smoke, destroying valuable deciduous trees, wildlife and property represents a 300 percent increase...