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Mandiwanzira blasts State's inefficiency 11 December 2018 HARARE - Former Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira has expressed his displeasure over the State's ''inefficiency'' in handling his case after he was served with State papers minutes before his trial was meant to commence. Mandiwanzira is facing allegations of engaging a South African compan...
Biti challenges court's jurisdiction 11 December 2018 HARARE - MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday challenged the court's jurisdiction to prosecute him, arguing that he was unlawfully brought into the country following his arrest in Zambia. Biti is facing two counts of violating the Electoral Act by making unofficial or false de...
Defective vehicles targeted in blitz 11 December 2018 HARARE - Government is planning to remove all vehicles that are defective from the country's roads in a desperate bid to tame rising carnage. The move by the ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development, in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), comes as road traffic acci...
Chipinge RDC auctions wildlife hides 11 December 2018 HARARE - Chipinge Rural District Council (RDC) will on Friday sell buffalo and elephant hides acquired from Problem Animal Control (PAC) hunting through public auction. PAC hunting is a growing industry that fetches significant revenue from the auctioning of animal hides. In a statement, th...
Mnangagwa consolidates power 11 December 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF's annual people's conference opened in Esigodini yesterday amid indications that the event would be used to cement President Emmerson Mnangagwa's grip on power and keep ambitious cadres at bay.  
ED to recall errant MPs 10 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened to recall incompetent Members of Parliament from his party, including those who refuse to tow the party line in pursuit of narrow factional agendas. While addressing a Zanu PF women's league national assembly in Harare last week, Mnangagwa w...
Zanu PF bigwigs awaken Gwanda 10 December 2018 HARARE - Government business will literally come to a halt as the who's who in Zanu PF, including Cabinet ministers, abandon their stations this week to attend the party's annual peoples' conference in Gwanda. The conference comes as the country battles shortages of fuel and medicines, among o...
'Sexual harassment at workplace rises' 10 December 2018 HARARE - Women are reported to be struggling with sexual harassment at the workplace, with a majority of them suffering in silence due to perpetrators who usually hold high positions in organisations and government. Surveys conducted by researchers have shown that women are extensively sexuall...
Forex dealers resurface, cite demand 10 December 2018 HARARE - Forex dealers popularly known as ''money-changers'' are back on the streets operating underground as they still claim that there is high demand for foreign currency now because government is charging duty in foreign currency. In recent weeks, forex dealers were largely absent from pos...
Kasukuwere petitions High Court 10 December 2018 HARARE - Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere who is facing abuse of office charges has approached the High Court seeking to have his charges quashed as he accused regional magistrate Hoseah Mujaya of being biased in the manner he has so far handled his case. Through his lawyer ...
Copac owes ZBC over $250 000 10 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) and another company called Vixstrom are owed in excess of $367 000 for work done during the constitution-making process of 2013. ZBH alone is owed over $250 000. According to the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Portfolio Committee, ...
'Govt won't name Zesa defaulters' 10 December 2018 HARARE - Government has refused to name Zanu PF bigwigs who owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company (ZETDC) in unpaid electricity bills. ZETDC is a unit of power utility, Zesa Holdings. Pressed by MDC Mutare Central Member of Parliament Innocent Gonese to release names of ruling p...
Moyo tears into Murwira 10 December 2018 HARARE - Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has accused his successor Amon Murwira of misleading legislators by claiming in Parliament last week that the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Stem) programme was abandoned because of rampant abuse of resources....
'Child sexual abuse rife in Chihota' 10 December 2018 HARARE - As 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence come to a close, many districts in Zimbabwe are battling high incidences of sexual abuse involving the girl child. Child marriages and sexual abuse, in particular, have remained prevalent in Chihota District in Mashonaland East. ...
Potraz targets Walkie Talkie radios 10 December 2018 HARARE - The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) is broadening its revenue net by targeting walkie-talkies, including those being operated by boat owners. In terms of Statutory Instrument 11A of 2001 of the Postal and Telecommunications (Licensing, Registrat...
Ipec warns errant legal aid societies 10 December 2018 HARARE - The Insurance and Pensions Commission (Ipec) has railed against legal aid societies that are selling insurance without being licensed to do so. According to Ipec, operating an insurance business, such as legal aid societies, without being registered is a punishable offence in terms of...
Supa's trial commences today 10 December 2018 HARARE - Former Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira's trial in which he is facing charges of abuse of office will kick off today. The Nyanga South legislator allegedly awarded a contract to Megawatt Company without going to tender and directed NetOne to pay US...
Businessman faces jail over $4,7m debt 10 December 2018 HARARE - Harare businessman Munner Kamruddin Kazi is facing jail after his former business partner Oman-based investor Thamer Said Al Shanfari filed for his imprisonment for failing to pay back a $4, 7 million debt. In the summons for civil imprisonment filed by his lawyer Everson Samukange fr...
Tensions escalate in Zanu PF 10 December 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has threatened to recall incompetent Members of Parliament from his party, including those who refuse to tow the party line in pursuit of narrow factional agendas.
ED spoils Cabinet 9 December 2018 HARARE - With the majority of the citizenry getting poorer by the day owing to the biting economic crisis, the cash-strapped government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa has splurged over $2 million on top-of-the-range Land Rover Discovery vehicles for Cabinet ministers. The 'Daily News on Sunda...
Govt launches crackdown on academic fraud 9 December 2018 HARARE - The country's education system is battling to preserve its integrity in the wake of an upsurge in academic fraudsters who are forging qualifications to secure jobs and gain admission into institutions of higher learning. Investigations by the Daily News on Sunday revealed that the cas...
Soaring drug costs: Locals turn to herbal remedies 9 December 2018 HARARE - As the country's economy stutters amid a sharp spike in the prices of medicines, Zimbabweans are skipping trips to drug stores and instead turning to herbal remedies to treat every-day illnesses. Herbalists are recording brisk business after the latest round of economic reforms hit su...
Is Mphoko's world crumbling? 9 December 2018 HARARE - Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko's world is crumbling down following his fall from grace in November last year. The diplomat could just be on the verge of losing what many consider to be a key asset in his portfolio — Choppies Enterprises. Choppies is a retail chain whose r...
No leads in Bulawayo bombing 9 December 2018 HARARE - Investigations into a bomb blast that missed President Emmerson Mnangagwa by a whisker nearly six months ago do not seem to be heading anywhere, with the probe team still to apprehend suspects linked to the heinous act. Insiders close to the investigations say there were no useful lea...
Meet lawyer who carved the 'Scales of Justice' 9 December 2018 HARARE - When you make a sculpture or painting, you freeze time for a moment, be it a reflection of the past, contemporary or an insight into the future,” said lawyer and sculptor David Ngwerume as he walked around the carvings displayed in his front yard. The most striking ones are “The Love ...
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