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Looting, violence mar Tsvangirai's burial 23 February 2018 HARARE - Hungry supporters of the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai looted bread vans, breached security fences and beat up some of the party leaders during his burial on a chaotic rainy day. With trucks that were supposed to bring food having being trapped in muddy ruts, supporters of the ...
Elizabeth leaves soon after Tsvangirai's burial 23 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai’s widow Elizabeth was forced to leave Humanikwa Village in Buhera soon after the burial of her husband, unable to attend post-burial ceremonies after suffering relentless abuse at the hands of her late spouse’s family members. The torment endured by Tsvangirai’s wife...
Zim looks to court wary investors at mining bash 23 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe hosts a key mining conference next week in a bid to attract new foreign investors into the market, which it hopes will stimulate economic growth. The sudden and rapid developments in Zimbabwe late last year, which saw the military essentially remove former President Robert Mu...
Daily News soars against all odds 23 February 2018 HARARE - The Daily News continues to grow in leaps and bounds - with the latest independent industry research statistics by the Zimbabwe All Media and Products Survey (Zamps) showing that the newspaper is the fastest growing in the country and the widely read daily nationally.  
Mliswa, Mpofu in vicious fight 23 February 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu, who is a former Mines minister, blew his gasket in Parliament yesterday after clashing with Mines and Energy portfolio committee chairperson Temba Mliswa over the country's missing $15 billion from Chiadzwa diamonds fields. Read full story in today's...
Ousted Mugabe breaks silence 21 February 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has broken silence over his resignation from office last November — and on Monday told visiting chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat — that he stepped down to avoid the country from descending into bloodletting conflict. M...
'Chamisa now unstoppable' 21 February 2018 HARARE - MDC acting president Nelson Chamisa is beating his internal party rivals with the help of his charm and vitality and could harness those gifts to help him successfully run for president, observers and analysts said yesterday. This comes as the MDC's top officials are at war over contr...
Harare bans kombis from CBD 21 February 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council will, starting today, not allow any commuter omnibuses into the Central Business District. Commuters will have to rank at the designated holding bays on the peripheries of the town while shuttle buses will ferry passengers to their respective ranks. HCC spokespe...
Govt fails to pay bonuses 21 February 2018 HARARE - Civil servants are fretting over government's delay in paying them their 2017 bonuses, two months into 2018. Civil servants' unions who spoke to the Daily News yesterday said most government workers had given up hope of getting paid their 2017 bonuses, accusing the re-elected Cecilia ...
Chinese duo shoots Zanu PF MP's son 21 February 2018 HARARE - The son of a Zanu PF Member of Parliament (MP) was shot in a suspected case of mistaken identity by Chinese nationals on Monday night. Hurungwe West MP Keith Guzah's son, Kevin who was in the company of a lady “friend” Kudzai, was allegedly shot on the hand by two Chinese nationals wh...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Dube wades into 'foreign' labour saga 21 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Makokoba MP and former Cabinet minister Tshinga Dube has waded into the emotional “jobs for the boys” debate — by calling corporates and parastatals with a presence in the city to give first preference to Bulawayo residents whenever they are recruiting, especially for menial jobs. D...
Mugabe breaks silence 21 February 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe has broken silence over his resignation from office last November — and on Monday told visiting chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat — that he stepped down to avoid the country from descending into bloodletting conflict. M...
Emotional send off for Morgan Tsvangirai 20 February 2018 HARARE - With soaring freedom songs and poignant memories, tens of thousands of mourners yesterday paid tribute to opposition leader and freedom icon Morgan Tsvangirai at an emotional farewell in Harare, with ordinary Zimbabweans making up the majority of the crowd at a popular square just outsid...
'Tsvangirai had forgiven Mugabe' 20 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Cabinet minister Welshman Ncube says the late MDC leader  Morgan Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa last week — had no bitterness towards deposed ex-president Robert Mugabe despite suffering physical and emotional abuse during his time in the opposition trenches. Tsvangirai...
Mpofu Parly probe over missing $15bn postponed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has postponed the hearing of Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu summoned to answer to the controversy surrounding the missing diamond revenue estimated at a staggering $15 billion. Parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines and Energy chairperson Temba Mliswa said Mpofu, who...
Chief drags Mnangagwa to court 20 February 2018 HARARE - Dethroned Zhombe chief David Samambwa has dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court seeking to nullify his decision to install his younger brother Samuel as the substantive chief. Mnangagwa waded into the Samambwa chieftainship wrangle after he dethroned David, who was in...
Unite to realise Tsvangirai's dream — MDC urged 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has urged opposition MDC to use the late Morgan Tsvangirai's death to unite, if the party is to realise the founding MDC president's dream. The country's main opposition party is facing the threat of damaging splits, just months before a his...
Mzembi's prosecution challenge dismissed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi’s bid to challenge prosecution on corruption charges on basis that government had no right to charge him over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly was thrown out yesterday. Repre...
Pastor slams Tsvangirai family over wrangles 20 February 2018 HARARE - A pastor — Jimmy Dube — has slammed late Morgan Tsvangirai's family over its wrangling, accusing them of dragging the name of the former prime minister into disrepute. Speaking on Sunday at the Mabelreign Methodist Church service for the late veteran trade unionist, Dube told the fami...
Emotional send off for Tsvangirai 20 February 2018 HARARE - With soaring freedom songs and poignant memories, tens of thousands of mourners yesterday paid tribute to opposition leader and freedom icon Morgan Tsvangirai at an emotional farewell in Harare, with ordinary Zimbabweans making up the majority of the crowd at a popular square just outsid...
Nasty fight over Tsvangirai estate 19 February 2018 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai's widow Elizabeth faces the spectre of being deprived of her inheritance following the death of her husband on Wednesday last week. The Daily News can report that the Tsvangirai family has severed ties with the former prime minister's widow as it girds its loins, rea...
ED bails out Tsvangirai family 19 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to the rescue of the Tsvangirais yesterday, who were swamped by bills relating to health costs incurred by the late MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, amounting to R2 million. Mnangagwa committed his government to cover all the expenses to do with Tsvangi...
Zanu PF MPs haggle over Sakunda Parly probe 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament's Finance and Economic Development portfolio committee chairperson David Chapfika has blasted his counterpart, Justice Mayor Wadyajena — who chairs the Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlements committee — arguing he has no mandate to probe issues that fall under his purview....
MMCZ bosses acquitted 19 February 2018 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Elijah Makomo has acquitted two Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) executives, after ruling they were being maliciously targeted by former Mines ministry permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga, who sought to cover up on his acts of bad governance a...
Parly mourns Tsvangirai 19 February 2018 HARARE - Parliament has joined Zimbabweans and the rest of the world in mourning the late opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, pictured, who died in South Africa last Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer. Before the commencement of parliamentary business in the house on Thursday...