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Chief Justice orders High Court to resolve Chamisa-Khupe row urgently 12 May 2018 HARARE - The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the High Court to urgently resolve a feud between the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC camp and  a rival camp led by Thokozani Khupe which is insisting on using  the party name and symbols. This comes after the Chamisa-led MDC camp filed a Supreme Court appli...
'Set up Cyber Security and Internet Court' 12 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) has called for the set up of a Cyber Security and Internet Court. ZICT — a division of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers — said there was an increase in Cyber Crimes which include electronic bank transfers, card cloning, I...
Fired nurses resume duty 12 May 2018 HARARE - Government has recalled nurses that it had discharged from service, Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa has said. He said the health professionals have since resumed their duties. “I would want to clarify that after the nurses had been dismissed, they were then reques...
Mutodi conned $13k in vehicle import scam 12 May 2018 HARARE - Harare businessman Energy Mutodi, has been conned $13 000 by a Harare woman he engaged as a vehicle import clearing agent. Memory Kashangura, 42, of Mabvuku, appeared before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba yesterday facing charges of fraud as defined in the Criminal Law Codificati...
Man jailed 13 yrs for raping maid 12 May 2018 HARARE - A Harare man has been jailed for 13 years for raping his maid. Kudakwashe Mutuma, 34, was initially sentenced to 18 years in prison by regional magistrate Themba Kuwanda before five years were suspended on condition he does not commit a similar offence. He had been accused of rapin...
Mnangagwa allies split 12 May 2018 HARARE - The outbreak of fresh fissures in the ruling Zanu PF party has resulted in cracks emerging in the Team Lacoste faction, which campaigned for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascendancy to the high-pressure job, giving the 76-year-old politician severe headaches ahead of forthcoming general...
ED is 'new face of the old order', says Chamisa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not delivering change in the country after the years of Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has said. He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur: "He has refused to be the face of the new order. In fact, he has chosen to be the new fac...
Grace Mugabe left in suspense 11 May 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe must be on tenterhooks after lawyers representing South African model Gabriella Engels presented their arguments in the Pretoria High Court yesterday seeking the lifting of a diplomatic immunity granted to the wife of ex-president, Robert Mugabe. The fir...
Knives out for Mutsvangwa 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisor Chris Mutsvangwa is fighting attempts to unseat him as leader of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA by opponents emboldened by ructions within the ruling Zanu PF party. Mutsvangwa, who is battling to regain his Nort...
Amnesty berates Zim's colonial-era health laws 11 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said, ahead of the parliamentary debate on the Public Health...
Council to install CCTVs at intersections 11 May 2018 HARARE - The Harare City Council (HCC) is mulling introducing closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) at all traffic light-controlled road intersections to curb vandalism. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the installation of the CCTVs would be in response to the destruction of most traffic...
MPs under scrutiny over CDF 11 May 2018 HARARE - Parliament has embarked on an audit into the usage of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) accessed by Member of Parliament to develop their respective constituencies. Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Reuben Marumahoko said no new applications for fresh disbursements would b...
Outrage as Zanu PF rejects open tender for ballot paper 11 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF has sparked outrage after rejecting opposition demands for an open tender for the procurement of ballot papers to be used in this years' harmonised election. Amid fears of vote manipulation, opposition parties had proposed amendments to the Elect...
Grace left in suspense 11 May 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe must be on tenterhooks after lawyers representing South African model Gabriella Engels presented their arguments in the Pretoria High Court yesterday seeking the lifting of a diplomatic immunity granted to the wife of ex-president, Robert Mugabe. [Adz]
SA court decides Grace's fate 10 May 2018 HARARE - The Pretoria High Court will today give itself a chance to decide an issue that could lead to the revocation of diplomatic immunity granted to Zimbabwe's former first lady, Grace Mugabe, paving the way for her to face prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model. The cou...
Electoral Act in the spotlight 10 May 2018 HARARE - Opposition Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) has lodged an application seeking direct access to the Constitutional Court where it intends to challenge some defective provisions of the Electoral Act and press for their alignment with the new Constitution before the country holds nationa...
'Voting day may be declared holiday' 10 May 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is mulling declaring the day of voting in this year's eagerly-awaited elections, a public holiday, a Cabinet minister has said. Justice and Parliamentary Affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told the National Assembly on Tuesday that the Constitution allows th...
Chinamasa grilled over cash shortages 10 May 2018 HARARE - MPs across the political divide yesterday grilled Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa over the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)'s alleged involvement in the cash parallel market. This comes as the RBZ is suing opposition NPF spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire for allegedly fingering one of P...
EASTERN NEWS | Mystery plant ravages Manicaland 10 May 2018 MUTARE - Like the stealth invader that it is, a mysterious invasive plant that first appeared in Chimanimani at the turn of the millennium is taking over the Eastern Highlands. Taking over thousands of hectares, the plant, which is now ubiquitous from Chipinge right through Chimanimani, Burma ...
Charumbira's PAP presidential bid opposed 10 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's civil society is vigorously opposing the candidature of Zimbabwe's president of the Chiefs Council, Fortune Charumbira, for the presidency of the Pan African Parliament (PAP). This comes after Charumbira won the Sadc Pan African Parliament (PAP) caucus vote. He is now offic...
Rigging fears 10 May 2018 HARARE - There are unmistakable signs that results of the forthcoming general elections could be contested once again after Zanu PF's rivals raised alarm over the ruling party's refusal to allow key aspects of the electoral process to be done openly to remove rigging fears, the Daily News can rep...
'Mugabe's party' heads for split 9 May 2018 HARARE - As was first exclusively reported by the Daily News early last month, it has now been confirmed that the apparent plan by former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace to sink President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election bid in this year's keenly-anticipated national polls is effectively dea...
Teachers divided over strike action 9 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers have strongly disagreed over what course of action to take after government's offer of a 10 percent salary increment was not universally accepted by the unions — prompting sharp divisions which saw most of the schools reporting full staff complement at the commencement of the ...
ZRP fights to save attached property 9 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is fighting to protect its property attached to settle a $450 000 debt owed to a company contracted to partake in a $4 million borehole drilling project. This follows the High Court's decision to grant Water Logistics Investments (Private) Limited a ...
Minister ordered to pay back $400k 9 May 2018 HARARE - The High Court has ordered Labour and  Social Welfare minister Petronella Kagonye to pay over $400 000, including interest, borrowed from a local bank over five years ago. The court heard on May 24, 2011, CBZ Bank Limited and Kagonye entered into an agreement in which the bank agreed ...