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Lightning strikes family, claims three lives 13 December 2018 HARARE - A Chisumbanje family was struck by lightning last week when they went out to investigate a lightning bolt that had hit a tree at their homestead killing the mother, adult son and a helper with a minor child only regaining consciousness at the hospital. Manicaland police assistant prov...
Man who defrauded cooperative remanded 13 December 2018 HARARE - A Dzivarasekwa man who masqueraded as a Nehanda Housing Cooperative chairperson before fleecing home seekers of $7 000 by selling them stands in dispute, was back in court for routine remand and update of his case. Simba Moyo is facing one charge of fraud after he allegedly sold the s...
Sekeramayi given up to Dec 31 to pay $110K 13 December 2018 HARARE - Former Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi has been given until December 31 to pay over $110 000 in salary arrears to over 60 of his farm workers. Sekeramayi, who became a career Cabinet minister under former president Robert Mugabe's iron-fisted rule, was given an order in March to pa...
Zanu PF sweats over Mnangagwa's safety in Esigodini 13 December 2018 HARARE - As the Zanu PF conference gets off in earnest in Esigodini today, security agents are stressing over the safety of President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his top aides — as the ruling party converges there for its annual end of year get-together, the Daily News can report.  
Biti trial - judiciary's autonomy questioned 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
'MDC not desperate for GNU' 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC came out guns blazing yesterday, saying it is not desperate to form a government of national unity (GNU) with Zanu PF. This was after Vice President Kembo Mohadi poured cold water on reports that the two parties which once shared power between 2009 and 2013,...
Cleric urges Zanu PF, MDC to dialogue 12 December 2018 HARARE - Faith Ministries pastor and businessman Shingi Munyeza has urged Zanu PF and the MDC to dialogue in order to move the country forward. Munyeza said it is important for the two political parties to find each other and work collectively towards ending the current socio-economic crisis s...
Health practitioners urged to renew licences 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Health Professions Authority Zimbabwe (HPA) has called on all health institutions to renew their licences by January 31, 2019. In a notice, the authority advised all practitioners that late payment will result in penalties, adding that those that do not comply would be deemed to b...
'No child should be turned away over fees' 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has urged school authorities to respect the laws of the country and ensure that no child is turned away for nonpayment of fees. This comes as the human rights lobby group has received reports from parents and guardians in both rural and urb...
Insure passengers, public service vehicles implored 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (lCZ) has called on public service vehicle operators to prioritise insurance cover to ensure that victims are compensated in the event of an accident. ICZ said public service operators should ensure that all their vehicles are complaint with the Road ...
Kasukuwere seeks to stop trial 12 December 2018 HARARE - Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing criminal abuse of office charges has filed another High Court application seeking to stop the trial proceedings at the Harare Magistrates' Court, accusing the trial magistrate of irregularly handling the matter. This c...
Zacc receives 400 cases in 2018 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has dealt with about 400 cases this year alone as compared to the previous year where they only received 294 cases. This came out during the graft body's first step at decentralising when it opened its sub office in the second largest cit...
BCC shoots down budget objections 12 December 2018 BULAWAYO - The city council here has shot down objections by residents against its proposed 2019 budget. The new budget which has since been endorsed by the local authority will see residents forking out more in rates and rentals as it increased it's budget to $212,5 million from $152,5 millio...
Cops jailed 20 years for stock theft, extortion 12 December 2018 HARARE - Two Fort Rixon cops have been jailed after they were convicted of two counts of stock theft and extortion charges. The law enforcers who were stationed at Fort Rixon Police Station Promise Chifodya and Tapiwa Mandima were convicted on their own plea of guilt when they appeared before ...
6 000 expected at Zanu PF conference 12 December 2018 HARARE - A politburo meeting was held yesterday at the party's headquarters with the party's national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo briefing the media that all provinces have endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the presidential candidate for the 2023 elections. Moyo said yesterday's meeti...
Biti trial opens can of worms 12 December 2018 HARARE - The trial of MDC national chairperson Tendai Biti, pictured, who is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act, opened a can of worms yesterday with the defence team revealing scintillating details of behind-the-scenes manoeuvres that seem to compromise the independence of the Judi...
Zanu PF indaba to crush ED foes 11 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's annual people's conference opened in Esigodini yesterday amid indications that the event would be used to cement President Emmerson Mnangagwa's grip on power and keep ambitious cadres at bay. While Mnangagwa will descend into the administrative centre for Umzingwane District...
Council sued over cholera deaths 11 December 2018 HARARE - In what could turn out to be a test case, two women who lost their husbands to the cholera outbreak which left over 50 people dead are taking the Harare City Council (HCC) to court, demanding compensation for their deaths. The widows from the capital city's Glen View suburb — the epic...
Woza, residents stage anti-drugs protest 11 December 2018 BULAWAYO - There was drama in Entumbane yesterday after the radical Women of Zimbabwe Arise (Woza) led by its director Jenni Williams descended upon an elderly woman suspected of illegally selling drugs to school-going children in Entumbane suburb. Woza in conjunction with the Entumbane reside...
Rural teachers commence march from Mutare to Harare 11 December 2018 MUTARE - Rural teachers have so far walked more than 50km following the commencement of their 275km march from Mutare to Harare in a protest to demand salaries in United States dollars. Amalgamated Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (Artuz) President Obert Masaraure recently told the Daily News that 1...
Doctors, govt in crunch meeting 11 December 2018 HARARE - Ministry of Health and Child Care will hold crunch talks with striking doctors tomorrow as it bids to end their industrial action which has crippled services across the country's public hospitals. Tomorrow's meeting will also bring together the Health Services Board and the Zimbabwe H...
Schools not ready for ICTs: PTUZ 11 December 2018 HARARE - Government's new online application system for Form One boarding places has come under attack again after teachers yesterday said it was causing chaos in schools because officials had not thoroughly appreciated how it functions. The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) said t...
Govt launches cyber-security booklet 11 December 2018 HARARE - Information Technology, Postal and Courier services ministry, in partnership with Econet, TelOne, Telecel, Greepys and ZITC have launched a cyber-security booklet and website to foster awareness and protection from cyber-crime which has started to cripple many Zimbabweans, particularly o...
Undenge acquitted in Intratek scandal 11 December 2018 HARARE - Former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's wife Letwin knelt down in court in prayer when her husband was acquitted of fraud. Undenge was accused of awarding a tender for Gwanda Solar project to controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo's company without following prerequisite procedure...
Mandiwanzira blasts State's inefficiency 11 December 2018 HARARE - Former Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira has expressed his displeasure over the State's ''inefficiency'' in handling his case after he was served with State papers minutes before his trial was meant to commence. Mandiwanzira is facing allegations of engaging a South African compan...
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