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ED defends crown in court 16 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he is the duly elected president of the country and that a Constitutional Court (Con-Court) challenge by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was without merit and therefore must be dismissed. He was responding to an application filed by Chami...
Mugabe snubs Heroes Day 16 August 2018 HARARE - For the first time since independence, former president Robert Mugabe was a no-show at events marking the Heroes and Defence Forces holidays. The 94-year-old teetotaller used to preside over all the major events, including the Heroes and Defence Forces commemorations, in his capacity ...
Nyagura's trial deferred to next month 16 August 2018 HARARE - The trial of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura failed to kick off yesterday as his lawyer was representing President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is seeking to overturn the Zanu PF’s strongman’s J...
Zanu PF's human rights record appalling 16 August 2018 MUTARE - ZANU PF stands accused of a heinous genocidal civil war that is estimated to have claimed over 20 000 civilians in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces, suspicious deaths by accident of numerous political figures, abductions and disappearances.The bottom line — its human rights record is ...
EASTERN NEWS| 'Zanu PF in partisan food distribution' 16 August 2018 MUTARE - ZANU PF officials in Chimanimani East are denying agricultural inputs to everyone they suspect to have voted against their party in the just-ended harmonised elections. The practice has been so brazen such that some people in Muchadziya and Ngangu had inputs confiscated after being is...
ZimRights bemoans retributions 16 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) yesterday said it has noted with concern the rise in cases of political retribution after last month's synchronised elections. ZimRights said the vengeance involves arson targeted at the homes of opposition supporters, especially in ru...
Ex-Zanu PF official to lose house 16 August 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF member Noah Mangondo is set to lose a house after failing to pay money owed to Agribank. According to a notice published by Choruma Marias Valuation and Estates Executives (Private) Limited yesterday, Agribank has instructed the auction of Mangondo’s property to service...
Violence commission of inquiry doomed 16 August 2018 HARARE - By rushing to blame the main opposition party over the mayhem that rocked Harare just after harmonised elections, President Emmerson Mnangagwa could have compromised his mooted commission of inquiry to probe the disturbances. The commission is set to investigate what led the army to k...
Big blow for Nelson Chamisa 16 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF is mulling using its super majority in Parliament to effect a raft of constitutional amendments, including raising the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 55, the Daily News can report. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Chamisa submits more 'evidence' 15 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has furnished the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) with more damning “evidence” of alleged electoral fraud by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the Daily News can report. In the latest testimonies lodged at the Con-Court, the MDC Alliance's ch...
Zanu PF steals MDC data? 15 August 2018 HARARE - The legal team representing the MDC Alliance is accusing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration of breaking into their attorney's offices and stealing large amounts of data from their computer, days before the opposition alliance filed a petition challenging the results of the pre...
Zanu PF to file opposing papers 15 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF will today file its opposing papers at the Constitutional Court (Con-Court), following an application by MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, in which he is challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential election. Chamisa filed his petition last Friday, challenging Zanu PF...
Post-election violence: ZDF boss blames MDC 15 August 2018 HARARE - The commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), General Philip Valerio Sibanda, has blamed opposition political parties for the ugly scenes of violence witnessed in Harare just after the July 30 harmonised elections. At least six people have since died from the violence after sold...
Chamisa declares himself army boss 15 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has taken his battle with President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the country's leadership a notch higher by referring to himself as the commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF). In his Defence Forces Day message yesterday, Chamisa...
Charges politically-motivated: Machaya 15 August 2018 HARARE - Former minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Jaison Machaya, who is facing abuse of office charges, has approached the High Court seeking to quash his prosecution. In the application, Machaya is arguing that the charges he is facing are politically-motivated. Machaya to...
Election results expose arithmetic errors: ERC 15 August 2018 HARARE - Results for the 2018 harmonised election announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) expose disturbing arithmetic errors, an election watchdog has said. Election Resource Centre (ERC) said apart from the arithmetic errors there were also issues to do with over voting (more vo...
Chamisa penetrates Mashonaland West 15 August 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe's factor has destabilised Zanu PF Mashonaland West province after MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa recorded a significant number of votes from the July 30 harmonised elections. Previously, Mashonaland West was a stronghold for the ruling party, howe...
Alliance was strategic but poorly designed' 15 August 2018 HARARE - After successive defeats at the hands of the ruling Zanu PF party, the MDC as the biggest opposition party in the country was urged to form a grand coalition that would fight from one corner. The call was so loud that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai initiated the project and ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | 'ED's govt to blame for sanctions' 15 August 2018 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo community has blamed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government for the renewal of Zimbabwe sanctions by the United State of America (USA). United States (US) President Donald Trump last week signed into law sanctions against Zimbabwe, after Mnangagwa's government failed...
Nelson Chamisa submits more 'evidence' 15 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has furnished the Constitutional Court with more damning "evidence" of alleged electoral fraud by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec). [Adz]
Zim must now move on — ED 14 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa made an impassioned plea to all Zimbabweans yesterday — calling on them to leave behind the country's recent political turmoil and focus on the future by working hard to resuscitate the ailing local economy. Mnangagwa's call came as commerce and indu...
2 more in court over MDC demo 14 August 2018 HARARE - Two Harare men accused of participating in a violent protest in Harare on August 1 that culminated in the death of at least six people  appeared in court yesterday. Last Tinashe Vambe, 20, and Jeff Tafadzwa Chaitezvi, 32, appeared before Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo who released ...
Businessman up for selling stand to 2 people 14 August 2018 HARARE - A Harare businessman is facing fraud charges after reportedly selling one residential stand to two people. Taremeredzwa Manase, 31, the director Tallyo Concrete (Pvt) Ltd which is into brick manufacturing along Simon Mazorodze Road in Harare appeared before Harare magistrate Milton Se...
'Harare's ICT system not coordinated' 14 August 2018 HARARE - An audit into the Harare City Council information technology at its district offices revealed that most computers at these centres are not linked to council's main server. According to audit committee minutes, findings from the investigations also showed that district offices do not h...
Fuel shortages stymie emergency response 14 August 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council officials have said a critical shortage of fuel is hampering them from timeously responding to complaints from ratepayers. At the 100-day review workshop on Wednesday, most council directors argued that apart from manpower problems, fuel was among their biggest cha...