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Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list in SA, Zim 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rescue when Zimbabwe's new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
'RBZ must regulate not ban cryptocurrencies' 14 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technology Division (ZICT) and other IT experts have called on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to regulate cryptocurrencies rather than banning them outright. A cryptocurrency is a digital or virtual currency that is not issued by any central bank a...
Mujuru faces grim poll prospects 14 May 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe hurtles towards the crunch July/August harmonised elections, former vice president Joice Mujuru, who now leads the National People Party (NPP), finds herself in no woman's land, with her party broke and supporters fleeing to other parties. Once touted as the one to succeed...
GMB depots ready to receive grain 14 May 2018 HARARE - The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has said their depots are now ready to receive grain from farmers who need to sell their crops. This follows the start of the 2018/19 marketing season on April 1. “Farmers are encouraged to: deliver their maize and small grains directly to GMB depots...
Vela hunts Mliswa over Nssa quarrel 14 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's office has received a counter dossier from sacked National Social Security Authority (Nssa) chairperson Robin Vela, denying alleged corruption at the State pensions body under his tenure. Instead, the dossier turns its guns on independent Norton Member o...
Charamba warns Chamisa 14 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesperson — George Charamba has warned MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa that he won't have an excuse if loses the forthcoming national elections — because government has created a platform for him to campaign uninhibited. This comes as the youthful ...
Teachers in crucial wage talks today 14 May 2018 HARARE - Apex Council, the top body that represents all government workers, will meet today with their employer to discuss the way forward with regards to demands for a salary review made by teachers. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Apex Council spokesperson George Mushipe said ...
Britain called out for 'open support to ED' 14 May 2018 HARARE - Britain's alleged staunch support for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has pushed it into an increasingly acrimonious corner, with opposition and diplomats warning that the former colonial power is taking a huge gamble. Zimbabwe's main opposition conglomerate, the MDC Alliance,...
MDC reaches out to Majome 14 May 2018 HARARE - MDC national chairperson Morgen Komichi has said Harare West legislator Jessie Majome, who has opted out of the primary election race citing irregularities, jumped the gun because she did not wait for the selection of candidates that took place in Harare yesterday. Majome, who is huge...
Chiefs demand Mhondoro-Ngezi Zanu PF primary re-run 14 May 2018 HARARE - Chiefs in Mhondoro-Ngezi constituency are demanding a re-run in that constituency saying the primary elections were not run properly. In a letter written by chiefs Mushava and Nyika to President Emmerson Mnangagwa on May 8, the two chiefs complained that there were many irregularities...
Mnangagwa's saviour on hit list 14 May 2018 HARARE - South Africa-based businessman Justice Maphosa — who came to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rescue when Zimbabwe’s new leader fled the country late last year, with hired assassins apparently in hot pursuit following his ruthless sacking from the government and Zanu PF — is under heavy at...
Nelson Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Zim braces for price increases, shortages 13 May 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the watershed national elections, struggling companies are warning of steep price increases and debilitating shortages of basic goods due to Zimbabwe's worsening foreign currency squeeze. This comes as the country's biggest food and beverages firm,  Delt...
Pos machine shortage hobble govt depts 13 May 2018 HARARE - The woeful shortage of PoS machines in the country is stopping government departments from embracing plastic money. Responding to a question from Glen Norah MDC MP Webster Maondera, whether it was not hypocrisy that the Finance minister is saying we should be embracing electronic paym...
'Get vehicles without number plates off roads' 13 May 2018 HARARE - The new phenomenon of motorists driving without vehicle registration was a disturbing tendency, and government does not seem keen to address this problem, an opposition legislator has said. “Mr. Speaker Sir, I asked the minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development a few weeks...
Majome's withdrawal sparks anger 13 May 2018 HARARE - The shock withdrawal by Jessie Majome from the MDC primary elections has triggered an outpouring of sympathy and anger from the residents of Harare West constituency who have vowed to derail the opposition party's attempt to retain the seat in the impending national elections. Majome,...
Harare statutory debt balloons to $500m 13 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC)'s contribution arrears to several statutory bodies has risen by over 100 percent from $200 million to $500 million over the past two years, it has emerged. Institutions owed include the tax collector Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), the national pensio...
Old friend inspires possible Mugabe comeback 13 May 2018 HARARE - The return to the throne of 93-year-old former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad appears to have stirred some cemented belief in winning the forthcoming poll by newly-formed opposition party, the National Patriotic Front (NPF). Perhaps it could inspire a possible comeback of f...
Mnangagwa is 'new face of the old order' 13 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwean opposition leader Nelson Chamisa talks to Stephen Sackur of the BBC current affairs programme HARDtalk: Find below excerpts of the interview: Question: You could be a man in a hurry that your critics think you are a bit too much in a hurry. You understand that criticism? ...
Chamisa push gathers steam 13 May 2018 HARARE - New MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa — who had his work cut out when he succeeded the late popular opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai earlier this year — is confounding his critics, holding his own where many expected him to be a dismal failure and packing venues to the rafters when he addres...
Bruising battle in ZANU PF primaries 12 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF bigwigs are set for another bruising battle in the ruling party’s primary elections rerun set for next Monday. The spotlight would be on Mashonaland West where poll reruns will be held in six constituencies out of the province’s 22 seats. All in all, repeat polls will be he...
Govt tackles cancer treatment costs 12 May 2018 HARARE - Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said government is in the process of studying proposals to reduce the high costs of treating cancer patients as his ministry launches a full assault on the disease which is emerging as one of the top killers in a country ravaged by po...
Concerns over delayed public health law 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has made a passionate plea to MPs and Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa to prioritise the finalisation of the Public Health Amendment Bill before the dissolution of the current Parliament. CWGH executive director Itai Rusike...
Rigging evidence unearthed in Harare East 12 May 2018 HARARE - As emotions continue to run high in Zanu PF over the chaotic manner in which it ran its primary elections, officials in Harare East constituency have “unearthed'' evidence of rigging involving University of Zimbabwe students and youths not resident in the area. The Daily News is in po...
Chamisa rails ED for rejecting open tender for ballot papers 12 May 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's promise of a free and fair election saying if he was sincere  he would not be rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised elections. In ...