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Parirenyatwa wants charges thrown out 18 October 2018 HARARE - Former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa — who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office — has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to stop his prosecution, arguing the charges levelled against him were fabricated. Parirenyatwa — who was arrested last month b...
Mliswa moves to cripple Mpofu 18 October 2018 HARARE - Mines and Energy portfolio committee chairperson Temba Mliswa has said Parliament will pressure the Zimbabwe Power Company to stop buying coal from Zanu PF administration secretary Obert Mpofu's Makomo Resources. Makomo Resources is the largest privately-owned coal producer in Zimbabw...
HCC's discount speeds up debt reduction 18 October 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) collected a record $17 million in September, a feat it has not achieved in the past four years. According to HCC spokesperson Michael Chideme, the city's revenue collection was now targeting to collect between $20 and $22 million in October. Harare has bee...
Miss International Zim off to Japan 18 October 2018 HARARE - Tania Aaron leaves for Japan this week to join other global candidates for a 22-day bootcamp leading to the final and crowning of the Miss International 2018. The Miss Zimbabwe International Trust said it has secured most of the funding including her national costume which has been de...
YouTube video for Japajapa trial 18 October 2018 HARARE - The State is relying on a YouTube video in a case in which political activist Paddington Japajapa is accused of inciting the violence that rocked Harare on August 1. Japajapa appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa yesterday and was advised that his trial would commence ...
$87K fraud accused remanded in custody 18 October 2018 HARARE - A Harare reveller who allegedly defrauded Club Sankayi of $87 000 has been remanded in custody to tomorrow pending bail application. Thulani Roy Dhlamini, 23, allegedly duped the club, owned by businessman and socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure after doctoring fake proof of payment ...
Residents demand road tender cancellation 18 October 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku residents have petitioned Harare mayor Herbert Gomba to cancel the road repairs contract with Tencraft over incompetence. In a letter written to Gomba, Combined Harare Residents Association ward 21 chairperson Munyaradzi Kagoro said the workmanship on the roads was poor. Th...
ED closes in on money changers 17 October 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is apparently closing in on foreign currency kingpins — amid indications that a number of Zanu PF bigwigs and prominent businesspeople are among those facing imminent arrest. Well-placed sources told the Daily News yesterday that the “rogu...
Companies reject US$ pay demands 17 October 2018 HARARE - Under-pressure local companies — reeling from myriad problems which include having to deal with soaring production costs — have rejected demands by unions to pay their employees in United States dollars. The demands to have employees paid in hard currency comes as Zimbabwe is experien...
Stampede at August 1 killings commission of inquiry hearing 17 October 2018 HARARE - There was a stampede yesterday as journalists and members of the public pushed into a small conference room, the set venue for the commission of inquiry public hearing on the August 1 killings. Individuals began to arrive as early as 9am only to endure hours of waiting outside, while ...
MDC slams ban of jerry cans at service stations 17 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has scoffed at the shock move by Energy minister Joram Gumbo to impose a blanket ban on the use of jerry cans and other metal containers at fuel service stations. The MDC branded the move “insane and mind-boggling”. “He makes this declaration in a misdire...
Finance minister stops Agric freebies 17 October 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said resettled farmers will no longer get farm implements from government for free. This comes after the dramatic failure of the Farm Mechanisation Scheme implemented by the government in 2007 targeted at the country's newly-resettled farmers who were...
Man up for $87K Club Sankayi liquor fraud 17 October 2018 HARARE - A Harare reveller who stirred controversy on social media after posting a liquor bill worth thousands of dollars from Club Sankayi was yesterday dragged to court facing fraud charges relating to the transaction. Thulani Roy Dhlamini, 23, who is unemployed and resides in Emerald Hill, ...
Mohadi's wife demands $13 000 maintenance 17 October 2018 HARARE - Vice President Kembo Mohadi has once again been dragged to the High Court by his estranged wife Tambudzani Mohadi (nee Muleya), who is demanding over $13 000 in maintenance every month, pending the finalisation of their divorce case. Muleya is also demanding a further $20 000 from the...
'Chigumba tweet' saga: State opposes change in plea 17 October 2018 HARARE - The State yesterday opposed a plan by a former Midlands State University student accused of retweeting a message denigrating the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba, to change his plea. Night Tawona Shadaya, 25, initially pleaded guilty after he was char...
MDC @19 gala set for next weekend 17 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has set a date for its 19th anniversary celebrations which were last month postponed following a government ban on public gatherings. The ban, which has not yet been lifted, was imposed in a bid to contain the spread of cholera which broke out in Harare's Bu...
ZFDC executives up for theft 17 October 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Farmers Development Company executives were yesterday hauled before the courts on $9 million theft charges. Edward Raradza, 71, Matthew Raradza, 46, and Thomas Nherera, 68, were released on $300 bail each and ordered to surrender their passports and continue residing a...
DRC war survivors want compensation for trauma 17 October 2018 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwean soldiers who fought in an expensive civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo two decades ago have appealed to Defence and War Veterans minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri to help them to get compensation for trauma as well as the gruesome deaths of their colleagues there...
Zimra official nabbed for extorting $500 bribe 17 October 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official in Harare was arrested last week for attempting to take a bribe from an African Eyes Opticians accounting officer in return for a tax clearance certificate. Zimra customer liaison officer Betty Masunungure was handed over to the police by ...
'Enact law to deal with money changers' 17 October 2018 HARARE - The Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa and law makers to come up with a law to deal with illegal currency trading and related financial activities in Zimbabwe. This comes after ACT-SA had a meeting with the Police Acting District C...
Telkom in talks to buy NetOne 17 October 2018 HARARE - Telkom is in talks with Zimbabwe's State-owned mobile telecommunications operator, NetOne, as the government weighs the privatisation of the business. Telkom is engaged in supplying telecommunication, multimedia, technology, information and other related information technology service...
1,1m tonnes of maize delivered to GMB 17 October 2018 HARARE - Farmers have so far delivered 1,1 million tonnes of maize to the State granary since harvesting started in April. GMB general manager Rockie Mutenha, said the Grain Marketing Board shall be paying farmers one week after delivering their crop. In the past, the parastatal struggled t...
Jabulani Sibanda remains mum 17 October 2018 BULAWAYO - There is renewed vigour and hope in the Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial structures after firebrand war veteran Jabulani Sibanda was recently readmitted in the party. Sibanda, who has been conspicuous by his silence, and kept the nation guessing about his political career despite the dep...
Suspected Zesa cables thief in court 17 October 2018 HARARE - A Beitbridge based suspected copper cable thief has been arrested, after he was caught in the act by alert Zesa Holdings (Zesa) officers in Kensington, on the outskirts of the city. This comes as Zesa, through its subsidiary the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Compa...
Japan back in Byo after Mugabe departure 17 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has renewed its links with Japan after years of frosty relations during the reign of former president Robert Mugabe era. BCC and Japan used to enjoy good relations back in the early 1990's with the later distributing aid packages in the form of expert per...