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Mining prospectors hail Mnangagwa 18 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Prospectors Association (ZPA) has hailed President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Mines ministry for agreeing to incorporate their demands in the Mines and Minerals Bill. The Bill had been sent to the president as amended by the National Assembly. The ZPA said they were happy ...
Grain millers struggle to repay debt 18 September 2018 HARARE - Already feeling the pinch from slowing economic growth, the grain milling industry is  finding it increasingly hard to get hold of foreign currency due to central bank restrictions and may struggle to repay their debts to wheat, rice and salt foreign suppliers. The grain milling indus...
Zanu PF expels 'rogue' party member 18 September 2018 MUTARE - The ruling Zanu PF has expelled Talent Kadzima who stood as an independent candidate in the Nyanga South National Assembly elections. Kadzima, defied the party and stood as an independent candidate after she lost the primaries to Supa Mandiwanzira, the former Information Communication...
SDCs in 2017 bonus arrears storm 18 September 2018 HARARE - The National Education Union of Zimbabwe (Neuz) has condemned School Development Committees (SDCs) nationwide for unfair labour practice, following their reluctance to pay outstanding 2017 bonuses to their employees. In a statement, Neuz secretary-general Mathias Guchutu said while th...
WUA breaks new ground 18 September 2018 HARARE - The Women's University in Africa (WUA) has broken new ground by enrolling four young women who are deaf to study for a Diploma in Social Work. They have two interpreters and a note taker to support their studies. Although there is a clear need for social workers able to relate with de...
Old Mutual opens Greenzone branch 18 September 2018 MUTARE - Old Mutual, one of Zimbabwe's largest integrated financial services companies, on Friday opened a new one-stop-shop branch in Mutare, offering their main financial and banking services under their Greenzone branded shop concept as well as the refurbished CABS branch. Commenting on the...
CCDZ constructs school block in Mbire 18 September 2018 HARARE - Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ) is constructing a classroom block at Mariga Primary School in Kanyemba, Mbire District. The intervention is meant to improve access to education for Doma children, the inhabitants of Mariga area. Kanyemba is bordered by Mozambique...
MDC plan to humiliate President Emmerson Mnangagwa 18 September 2018 HARARE - Opposition legislators are planning to humiliate President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he presents his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament today — as the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance continues to refuse to accept his July 30 poll victory. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
Masiyiwa outrage: Officials attempt to exploit Econet cholera fund 17 September 2018 HARARE - Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa has expressed his outrage at some municipal officials who attempted to defraud cholera response funds donated by Econet valued at $10 million. In a post on his Facebook page, Masiyiwa alleges that suppliers and some officials from affected municipalities...
ED courts fired Zanu PF rebels 17 September 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF has extended an olive branch to former party cadres who were sacked between 2014 and last year. The Daily News can reveal that Zanu PF functionaries — acting on instructions from President Emmerson Mnangagwa — have been in touch with some of the expelled members in a bid to st...
Top govt post for Khupe? 17 September 2018 HARARE - Speculation is rife within the MDC led by Thokozani Khupe that its leader could be earmarked for a diplomatic posting in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. This follows claims on social media that Khupe could replace Zimbabwe's late Ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia, Trudy ...
Mudenda to meet Parly chief whips 17 September 2018 HARARE - Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda, will today meet with chief whips from both Zanu PF and the opposition MDC ahead of tomorrow's official opening of Parliament. While Mudenda told the Daily News that this would be an “internal administrative meeting,” sources said he coul...
Presidium urged to declare assets 17 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his two deputies — Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi — have been urged to publicly declare their assets in order to demonstrate their commitment to fighting corruption, the Daily News can report. Upon taking over the reins of power from former pres...
Man successfully runs 'Donate-A-Pad' campaign 17 September 2018 HARARE - While most of his age mates spend their time on social media posting selfies and sharing memes, a 25-year-old Chitungwiza man took advantage of his online popularity to advance a social cause. Last month, Night Tawona Shadaya launched a “Donate-A-Pad” campaign on his social media acco...
Community initiative feeds thousands 17 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo community initiative, Feed the City has managed to feed almost 10 000 people from vulnerable communities of the city over the past two months. The initiative brings together corporates and people from different backgrounds that prepare and deliver to organisations, individu...
Anxiety for Zimbabweans in SA 17 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans who have applied for their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (Zep) are anxious about the slow progress in the processing of their permits. Without a valid permit to show, they find their bank accounts frozen, face difficulties registering their children in school and even lose ...
Police, vendors clash in Harare CBD 17 September 2018 HARARE - There were running battles in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) over the weekend as police and Harare City Council (HCC) officials launched a major blitz to drive vendors out of the city. On Saturday, the Daily News witnessed hordes of police details chasing vendors from their ...
Doctor threatens to kill wife over divorce 17 September 2018 HARARE - Renowned Harare doctor Macjohn Chirisa has been dragged to court by his wife after he threatened to kill her for instituting divorce proceedings against him. Chirisa, 47, is being charged with intimidating and stalking in breach of the Domestic Violence Act. Chirisa is denying the ...
Invest pension funds in real estate 17 September 2018 MUTARE - Construction mogul Nancy Saungweme has challenged pension funds to invest in real estate —  considered a safe haven. The Aloe Enterprises boss said Mutare's central business district (CBD) — unchanged in decades with an inter-mix of dilapidated, old and re-developed buildings, was a c...
ZGC probes sexual violations 17 September 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has launched investigations into possible sexual harassment at the Department of Immigration. In a statement, ZGC chairperson Margaret Sarangwe-Mukahanana said the probe follows complaints of sexual harassment within the department. “It is hereb...
Bogus finance director nabbed 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly misrepresented to be a finance director of a steel company and successfully sued Chitungwiza Municipality (Chitungwiza) for $119 000, a court has heard. Paul Enerst Mzenge Zhou's scheme was unearthed after a local newspaper reported on the High Court matter in ...
Uncle jailed 20yrs for raping niece 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Ruwa man who would tell his niece it was their tradition that the two sleep together before sexually assaulting the victim has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. The man, 34, (name withheld) is now serving time behind bars after being convicted of rape charges. He appeared b...
42 young Zim leaders sought 17 September 2018 HARARE - The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is looking for 42 young Zimbabwean leaders who have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in business, or civic engagement. The applications for the fellowship opened mid-last week and will close on October 10. After the deadline, a...
Kunzvi, Musami dams to ease water woes 17 September 2018 HARARE - Government should give Harare City Council (HCC) permission to source funders who can construct Kunzvi and Musami dams in order to ease the city's water problems. Harare mayor Herbert Gomba told the Daily News that the city's water supply was being outstretched because it provided the...
'MDC council, govt should work together' 17 September 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance-controlled local authorities are not autonomous to government and pushing for absolute independence would place them on collision course with the ministry of Local Government, an official has said. Mutare District Administrator (DA) Wilson Boore told Mutare city councillo...