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Sewerage overwhelms GV residents 19 August 2018 HARARE - More than 100 residents in the high-density suburb of Glen View have endured flowing raw sewage on their streets for nearly three weeks with no action coming from the Harare City Council (HCC)'s water department. The sewer pipes reportedly burst last month, and up to now there has not...
Harare City Council to increase planning fees 19 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC)'s department of town planning is set to review its fees as the municipality continues to look for ways to boost its revenue. According to minutes of council's Environmental Committee, HCC's director of works Zvenyika Chawatama has been asked to submit an ...
Hearing date set for NetOne CEO 19 August 2018 HARARE - NetOne has served its suspended chief executive officer (CEO) Lazarus Muchenje with disciplinary charges relating to alleged misconduct during his tenure. Muchenje is due to appear before a disciplinary Tribunal on Tuesday. He was suspended without benefits two weeks ago barely 24 ...
Thokozile Mathuthu burial today 19 August 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF women’s league deputy secretary Thokozile Mathuthu who died on Monday will be buried today at the National Heroes Acre. Mathuthu was born on March 26, 1957 in Bulawayo and she became active politically in the 1970s. Between 1975 and 1978, she was a committee member o...
'Moyo's caretaker commissions illegal' 19 August 2018 HARARE - Commissions set up to run local authorities by Local Government minister July Moyo are illegal and should be abolished, constitutional and local government experts have said. This comes after Moyo last week appointed commissions led by Zanu PF officials to run the affairs of Harare, B...
Mangoma backs Chamisa 19 August 2018 HARARE - Coalition of Democrats (Code) presidential candidate, Elton Mangoma, has backed MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenge to the presidential election results. Chamisa is challenging results announced by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), which ...
Anxiety grips Zim ahead of presidential poll hearing 19 August 2018 HARARE - Anxiety has gripped Zimbabweans as they await the verdict of the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) in which MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa is challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory. In determining the petition or application, the Con-Court may d...
Churches pray for Con-Court impartiality 19 August 2018 HARARE - The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) has urged churches to pray for Constitutional Court (Con-Court) judges who are handling MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa's case to be impartial. This comes after the Con-Court has set August 22 as the date on which it will hear the mat...
Nelson Chamisa nails Zec 19 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has put the Zimbabwe ElectoralCommission (Zec) into a tight corner going into the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) hearing on Wednesday, saying its handling of the presidential ballot was fatally defective. [Adz]
Zec cuts ED's win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. A fortnight ago, Zec declared Mnangagwa as the winner of a congested presidential race in which 23 candidates took ...
ED splashes on new limo 18 August 2018 HARARE - After escaping an assassination attempt in June this year, President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has tightened his security, including splashing over US$1 million in acquiring an armoured Mercedes Benz S-Class limousine, the Daily News can report. The luxurious limousine is complete with...
Grace Mugabe enjoying life 18 August 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe seems to be enjoying her life at the ''Blue Roof'' mansion, as she was captured on video entertaining guests with various performances. No one can ever doubt that fireworks erupt whenever  Grace, 53, has the microphone. While many might have thought t...
Court martial killer soldiers: Mutsekwa 18 August 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda acted out of his professional reputation in blaming MDC Alliance supporters for the fatal shooting of at least six unarmed civilians during a violent protest last week, MDC secretary for defence and security Giles Mutsekwa...
Komichi arrested 18 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance elections officer Morgen Komichi was yesterday arrested and detained at Harare Central Police Station for interrupting the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s 2018 election results announcement. Komichi is due to appear in court today. He is represented by Jeremiah Bamu...
Illegal settlers get 48-hr notices 18 August 2018 HARARE - Occupants of structures in illegal settlements sprouting across the capital city have been given 48 hours to remove them or risk having them destroyed by the city fathers, the Daily News can report. Harare City Council (HCC) spokesperson Michael Chideme said the notices were issued to...
Electoral outcome predetermined 18 August 2018 HARARE - There is nothing new about the shortcomings of the 2018 harmonised elections as the stage for the current dispute was set when authorities refused to strengthen the legal framework for elections immediately after the 2013 elections, an elections watchdog has said. Election Resource Ce...
Losing candidate takes Zec to court 18 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Losing Bulawayo South MDC Alliance parliamentary candidate Muvirimi Francis Mangwendeza has dragged Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to court challenging the victory of Zanu PF MP-elect Raji Modi. In the court application, Mangwendeza - through his lawyers Matshobana Ncube of Ncu...
Typhoid claims 10 lives 18 August 2018 GWERU - Ten people have reportedly died since the outbreak of typhoid in Gweru last week, although this could not be confirmed by officials in the City of Progress. Four hundred recorded cases of the waterborne disease have been treated so far. Efforts to get a comment from town clerk, Eliz...
Despite rejection, Dube won't let go 18 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube will not abandon Makokoba constituency despite his emphatic defeat to MDC Alliance's James Sithole. Dube had in 2008 and 2015 tried his luck to wrest the Makokoba seat from the MDC, without success. He finally broke the jinx in 2015 after h...
Punish rogue soldiers: HRT 18 August 2018 HARARE - The Harare Residents Trust (HRT) has called on government to punish rogue soldiers behind the August 1 killing of civilians in the capital. In a recent report, HRT said the demolition of market stalls in central Harare impacted negatively on the livelihoods of vendors, adding that t...
Biti case: 'Police fabricated documents' 18 August 2018 HARARE - Police “cooked up” documents used to drag MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti from Zambia, where he had sought asylum, a court heard yesterday. This was revealed by Biti's lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa who appeared together with Alec Muchadehama and Harrison Nkomo during the continuation of ...
'Zim polls were meant to start new era' 18 August 2018 HARARE - Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared president of Zimbabwe amid protests and violence. But Zimbabweans are now in a post-political, economy-first mood. Before Zimbabwe’s general election on 30 July, there was a lot of talk about there being “landmark change” and “credibility.” B...
ZEC cuts Mnangagwa's electoral win 18 August 2018 HARARE - The under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has cut President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win by a marginal 0,1 percent, but insists the error was purely clerical. [Adz]
US cranks up pressure on ED 17 August 2018 HARARE - United States President Donald Trump's administration is ratcheting up pressure on embattled President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa by demanding that he institutes a transparent and credible investigation into the August 1 killing of at least six protesters in Harare. Speaking after meeti...
Chamisa appeal hearing on Wed 17 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s election petition, challenging results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has been set down for hearing next week Wednesday. Chamisa, who is disputing Zec’s declaration of Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner of the Jul...