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Doctor threatens to kill wife over divorce 17 September 2018 HARARE - Renowned Harare doctor Macjohn Chirisa has been dragged to court by his wife after he threatened to kill her for instituting divorce proceedings against him. Chirisa, 47, is being charged with intimidating and stalking in breach of the Domestic Violence Act. Chirisa is denying the ...
Invest pension funds in real estate 17 September 2018 MUTARE - Construction mogul Nancy Saungweme has challenged pension funds to invest in real estate β€”  considered a safe haven. The Aloe Enterprises boss said Mutare's central business district (CBD) β€” unchanged in decades with an inter-mix of dilapidated, old and re-developed buildings, was a c...
ZGC probes sexual violations 17 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has launched investigations into possible sexual harassment at the Department of Immigration. In a statement, ZGC chairperson Margaret Sarangwe-Mukahanana said the probe follows complaints of sexual harassment within the department. β€œIt is hereb...
Bogus finance director nabbed 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly misrepresented to be a finance director of a steel company and successfully sued Chitungwiza Municipality (Chitungwiza) for $119 000, a court has heard. Paul Enerst Mzenge Zhou's scheme was unearthed after a local newspaper reported on the High Court matter in ...
Uncle jailed 20yrs for raping niece 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Ruwa man who would tell his niece it was their tradition that the two sleep together before sexually assaulting the victim has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. The man, 34, (name withheld) is now serving time behind bars after being convicted of rape charges. He appeared b...
42 young Zim leaders sought 17 September 2018 HARARE - The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for 42 young Zimbabwean leaders who have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business, or civic engagement. The applications for the fellowship opened mid-last week and will close on October 10. After the deadline, a...
Kunzvi, Musami dams to ease water woes 17 September 2018 HARARE - Government should give Harare City Council (HCC) permission to source funders who can construct Kunzvi and Musami dams in order to ease the city's water problems. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba told the Daily News that the city's water supply was being outstretched because it provided the...
'MDC council, govt should work together' 17 September 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance-controlled local authorities are not autonomous to government and pushing for absolute independence would place them on collision course with the ministry of Local Government, an official has said. Mutare District Administrator (DA) Wilson Boore told Mutare city councillo...
'Govt to blame for cholera epidemic' 17 September 2018 HARARE - Civic Society Health Emergency Response Coordinating Committee (CSHERCC) has said the government is solely to blame for the more than 25 reported cholera deaths. In a statement read by Community Water Alliance national coordinator Timothy Chitambure on behalf of the committee at a pre...
Churches respond to cholera outbreak 17 September 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe grapples with the cholera outbreak, churches have pledged to help fight its spread with some saying they will be shelving services for this week. Others said they will take the opportunity to educate their congregants on cholera related issues. The government has since ...
Mnangagwa courts fired Zanu PF rebels 17 September 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF has extended an olive branch to former party cadres who were sacked between 2014 and last year.
Hefty perks for fired old guard 16 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has thrown a lifeline to his fellow comrades-in-arms whom he dropped from his Cabinet more than a week ago by giving them plum jobs at the Zanu PF headquarters, complete with perks similar to those enjoyed by his ministers. The Daily News on Sunday can r...
No one wants hangman's job: Ziyambi 16 September 2018 HARARE - Despite government's frantic efforts to recruit a hangman, Zimbabweans have frowned upon the job offer even though unemployment is above 90 percent. In this Question & Answer with the Daily News' Tendayi Madhomu, the minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Ziyambi Ziyamb...
All eyes on Finance minister 16 September 2018 HARARE - While everyone in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Cabinet is expected to hit the ground running, it is Finance minister Mthuli Ncube who has the most difficult mission to accomplish. Mnangagwa recently announced his 20-member Cabinet, which has been fused with new faces, bringing hope ...
Govt speaks on fuel situation 16 September 2018 HARARE - Erratic fuel supplies being experienced throughout the country have now been addressed, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) told the Daily News on Sunday yesterday. Zera chief executive officer Gloria Magombo said supplies to pump stations, which have been struggling to se...
The plight of rural teachers 16 September 2018 HARARE - Genuine teachers' unions should take it upon themselves to build teacher consciousness on the role of trade unions, Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) president Obert Masaraure has said, adding that government should urgently set up an education equalisation fund. Ou...
Tough times for small political parties 16 September 2018 HARARE - A number of opposition political parties are likely to collapse before the next polls in 2023 primarily as a result of lack of funding and their failure to gain traction at the just-ended polls. Zimbabwe has over 150 registered political parties of which over 120 took part in the July...
Special graft team under siege 16 September 2018 HARARE - In May this year, President Emmerson Mnangagwa set up a team of lawyers and prosecutors to form the Special Anti-Corruption Unit as part of his pledge to deal with corruption. months later, the unit finds itself fighting wars from many fronts, including court challenges from citizens ...
Cholera outbreak under control: Govt 16 September 2018 HARARE - Government's efforts to contain the cholera outbreak that has so far claimed over 20 lives are yielding positive reports as there have been no deaths recorded as of yesterday Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo has said. Speaking at the handover ceremony of some equipment from...
Rainy season to worsen cholera 16 September 2018 HARARE - The fast-approaching rainy season will most likely worsen the cholera outbreak in the country, health experts have warned. The rainy season is closely linked to the spread of cholera as sewage and soil components containing the bacteria are most likely to be transferred from one place...
MPs challenged to forego cars 16 September 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF MPs have called on colleagues in Parliament to forgo their perks including top-of-the-range vehicles worth over $20m that government is set to buy them and channel the resources towards combating the cholera epidemic that has so far claimed more than 25 lives. Following an exp...
Golden handshake for Zanu PF old guard 16 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has thrown a lifeline to his fellow comrades-in-arms whom he dropped from his Cabinet more than a week ago by giving them plum jobs at the Zanu PF headquarters, complete with perks similar to those enjoyed by his ministers.
Nelson Chamisa in U-turn 15 September 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has cancelled celebrations to mark the party's 19th anniversary due to the cholera outbreak which is spiralling out of control, the Daily News can report. If anything, the decision to put the festivities on ice was just academic as the police had banned the...
Bread price goes up 15 September 2018 HARARE - The price of bread is going up by 10 percent with effect from today due to an increase in the price of wheat β€” a key raw material in the manufacture of bread. This comes at a time when millers are frantically making logistical arrangements to bring in a consignment of wheat which had ...
ED talks up devolution 15 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pledged to institute provincial councils sooner rather than later in line with the provisions of the country's Constitution as well as his government's thrust on devolution of power. He said this as he delivered his keynote address while commissioning ...