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Zim shops run empty 16 October 2018 HARARE - Many retail outlets — especially in urban areas — are running empty following the recent panic-buying of basic goods by fearful Zimbabweans who were unsettled by government's much-criticised new economic stabilisation measures. The new policy measures did not only trigger a dramatic c...
Court test for unpopular tax 16 October 2018 HARARE - Finance minister Mthuli Ncube's desperate bid to balance the government's shambolic books by raising the State's revenue through an unpopular new tax is facing a sharp court challenge. This comes after a prominent civic leader filed an urgent application in the High Court yesterday, s...
MDC reconfigures party structures 16 October 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has announced a reconfiguration of party structures, including doing away with Chitungwiza and Midlands South provinces to align it with the national architecture of 10 provinces. Unlike the ruling Zanu PF party whose provinces reflect the country's constitut...
ZBC goes after Tazzen over $1m debt 16 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (Private) Limited (ZBC) has dragged its acting head of News and Current Affairs Tazzen Mandizvidza to the High Court, demanding $1 083 362,09 from him, following numerous financial irregularities which were prejudicial to the company. ZBC filed the cour...
Prophet claims witchcraft is behind Chiwenga illness 16 October 2018 HARARE - A prominent South African prophet, Alph Lukau says witchcraft is behind the deteriorating health of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, raising fears that the Zanu PF infighting might have taken a new twist. Lukau made the prophecy at his Sandton church Alleluia Ministries Internatio...
UZ loses $290k to sacked employees 16 October 2018 HARARE - The ongoing seven-year battle between the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and its two former employees has finally come to an end, after the Supreme Court ordered that the workers be paid a collective amount of more than $250 000. The university was ordered to pay Kwanele Muriel Jirira, ...
Inflation reaches all-time high post-dollarisation — Zimstat 16 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's annual inflation rose to 5,39 percent in September from 4,83 percent recorded in August, latest data shows. Figures released by national statistical agency, Zimstat, yesterday revealed that the 5,39 percent is highest since the economy was formally dollarised in February 20...
Higher Education minister blasts Galz's varsity survey 16 October 2018 HARARE - The ongoing survey by the Gays and Lesbians Association of Zimbabwe (Galz) in State universities is illegal, the Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has said. This comes after the Daily News accessed a questionnaire designed for students at the higher learning institut...
Thousands of job seekers throng Egodini 16 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Over eight thousand job-seekers thronged Egodini Mall construction site after South Africa-based developer Tearracotta commissioned a contact centre at the site in preparation for the construction of a $60 million project. The glut of people emerged after Tearracotta director Thulan...
Film spotlights Marange diamond resource curse 16 October 2018 HARARE - A documentary film was launched yesterday highlighting an unfortunate story of how the extractive sector was a curse to the Marange community where the precious diamonds were discovered. The 24 minute film titled, “Marange: The imprisoned community,” produced by the Centre for Natural...
Man attempts to strangle wife in alimony row 16 October 2018 HARARE - A Harare man allegedly attempted to strangle his wife in the presence of a police officer after she reported him for defaulting on child support. Edzai Nyamutawatawa, 45, of Madokero suburb allegedly grabbed his wife Debra Anna Mandizha, 36, by the neck and strangled her as they drove...
Three more arrested over Sherriff's murder 16 October 2018 HARARE - Police have arrested three more suspects in connection with the murder of the Sheriff of the High Court. The body of Kelvin Takudzwa Karasa was discovered in an advanced state of decomposition. The three men are also accused of murdering Isheunesu Brian Kadenge. John Robin, Mish...
Undenge's $5m graft trial further deferred 16 October 2018 HARARE - The State's star witness billed to testify in former Energy minister Samuel Undenge's $5 million corruption trial is indisposed and could not attend trial yesterday. Noah Gwariro — who was also the chief witness when Undenge was convicted and jailed for fraud charges involving illeg...
Zesn hails Mutoko North nomination court 16 October 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has commended the “calm and peaceful” environment in which candidates of the three political parties contesting the Mutoko North by-election filed their nomination papers. The Nomination Court proceedings for the Mutoko North by-election we...
Zim stock market hits new highs 16 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's stock market hit a record high last week, propelled by local investors seeking a safe haven in an economy suffering acute shortages of foreign exchange, a leading financial research firm has said. Equity Axis said in the week under review, stocks shot up astronomically goin...
Pastor humbled by Zanu PF readmission 16 October 2018 HARARE - A Hurungwe-based pastor, Chenjerai Kangausaru, has returned to full-time politics following the Zanu PF politburo's decision to readmit him back into the ruling party. The Family of God Church pastor — who was expelled after contesting in the Hurungwe East Constituency as an independe...
Liquid Telecom revamps Harare's sewer pipes 16 October 2018 HARARE - Liquid Telecom will invest $1,5 million in the first phase of repairing and revamping Harare's broken sewer pipes and water reticulation infrastructure. Liquid Telecom, which is majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, has partnered with government agencies to help in the fight again...
'Vehicle licensing to be centralised' 16 October 2018 HARARE - Government is mulling reinstating the collection of vehicle licence fees to local authorities to help them bankroll road maintenance, the National Assembly has been told. The fees are currently being collected by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara), which then disburse...
Govt tightens nurses entry requirements 16 October 2018 HARARE - The health and Child Care ministry has set new requirements for citizens looking to take up a general nurse training course from May 2019. In the new requirements widely circulated to government hospital matrons and tutors, Health and Child care permanent secretary Gerald Gwinji said ...
Push to respect, accept animal rights 16 October 2018 HARARE - An animal welfare organisation has launched a Wildlife Legal Guide in a bid to infuse attitude change towards respect for animal rights. This comes as Zimbabwe continues to fight the scourge of cruelty against animals while cases of animals being abandoned, ill-treated and neglected r...
Zim retail outlets run empty 16 October 2018 HARARE - Many retail outlets — especially in urban areas — are running empty following the recent panic-buying of basic goods by fearful Zimbabweans who were unsettled by government's much-criticised new economic stabilisation measures. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Chiwenga, Moyo hospitalised in SA 15 October 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo are admitted at top South African hospitals where they are said to be in bad shape, the Daily News is reliably informed. The two highly-trained former military men were the face of the November 2017 army op...
Zesa targets Zanu PF chefs 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is going after top government and Zanu PF officials, including other influential figures, whose failure to pay for the electricity they use is chocking the power utility —the Daily News can report. Insiders at the parastatal said Zesa is weighed down by outstandin...
ZESA invites whistleblowers 15 October 2018 HARARE - Power utility Zesa Holdings is offering rewards to whistleblowers in a desperate bid to curb vandalism and theft of electricity infrastructure. Over the last couple of months, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) — a unit of Zesa — has witnessed a sur...
Cars abandoned at garages 15 October 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's faltering economy is taking its toll on motorists who are abandoning their cars in garages for long periods due to lack of funds. Recently, Duly Trucks Motors released a statement notifying the public that a vehicle which had been unclaimed for five years after being towed ...