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Mudzuri barred from MDC offices 13 February 2018 HARARE - MDC youths yesterday sealed the party's Harvest House headquarters prompting one of the vice presidents — Elias Mudzuri, who is locked in a vicious succession tussle with two other colleagues — to cancel his scheduled address to senior officials as the infighting reached frightening leve...
Mujuru pushes for new coalition 13 February 2018 HARARE - Opposition National People's Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has finally managed to push for a drop of the of the 'MDC' prefix in the 'MDC Alliance' name and the main opposition party's logo, as she moots a new grand coalition that would involve at least 84 parties. The former vice pr...
Aspiring MDC MP up for murder 13 February 2018 HARARE - Aspiring MDC MP for Epworth constituency Zivai Mhetu was hauled before the courts yesterday on allegations of murdering his wife in suspected rituals. Mhetu appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa and was released on $200 bail after his lawyer managed to get the prosecut...
Byo to live-stream council meetings 13 February 2018 BULAWAYO - The council here has embraced new information technology after adopting a resolution to live-stream full chamber meetings, events and functions starting this month. According to the latest council report, town clerk Christopher Dube noted that “social media had grown to become a rel...
Woman uses fake certificate for 11 years 13 February 2018 HARARE - A Harare woman was slapped with a four months' prison term after she was found guilty of using fake Ordinary Level certificates and worked as an insurance agent at a local insurance firm for 11 years. Abigail Mhizha, 45, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with c...
More changes in ZRP 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has moved to replace recently-fired senior officers by redeploying 14 cops to various key posts, as the law enforcement agency moves to re-shape its battered image. At least 30 senior police officers were last month served with retirement letters, be...
Zim human rights record under spotlight 13 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's human rights record will once again go under the spotlight, as activist Evan Mawarire, pictured, is set to make a presentation on the situation in the country at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Switzerland on February 20, 2018. According to the Gene...
Suspended Harare council directors' hearings begin 13 February 2018 HARARE - The disciplinary committee tasked to hear the cases of four Harare council directors suspended over alleged misdemeanours has begun inquiries and is set to be through by end of February. In an interview with the Daily News last week, Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said the committee ...
Zesa, workers tiff rages on 13 February 2018 HARARE - State-run power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) insists it will not concede to National Energy Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Newuz)’s demands for a pay hike, arguing that doing so would require a tariff hike that would further burden strained consumers. This comes as the union demonstrated ...
Brace for more rains: Met 13 February 2018 HARARE - The Meteorological Services Department has warned Zimbabweans to be vigilant and be abreast with current weather patterns as the atmosphere is very unstable, with more rains likely to fall. This comes as the country has been experiencing heavy rains throughout much of last week, the M...
Zimsec exam challenge deferred 13 February 2018 HARARE - The High Court has deferred to today the hearing of a matter in which parents are suing government for ordering a re-sit of the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination, following allegations the paper had leaked through social media. The applicants, Victor Mukomeka on behalf o...
Wicknell spills beans on deals 13 February 2018 HARARE - Controversial and high-living businessman, Wicknell Chivayo, yesterday told Parliament how former president Robert Mugabe's office and two ministers had used their influence to have him awarded multi-million-dollar power deals which are now under investigation by government. See today...
Moyo, Zhuwao in Mnangagwa firing line 12 February 2018 HARARE - The chances of Zanu PF's alleged Generation 40 kingpins — Jonathan Moyo, Patrick Zhuwao and Saviour Kasukuwere — returning home any time soon, and making peace with President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government have just dimmed further after the government classified them as security risks. ...
Tsvangirai's MDC continues to burn 12 February 2018 BULAWAYO - There is seemingly no end in sight to the serious factional fighting that is devouring the MDC, with fresh cracks emerging in the Bulawayo provincial executive of the party — where one of the key figures has broken ranks with his regional comrades and is now punting Nelson Chamisa as h...
Vharazipi loses pigs, cows over debt 12 February 2018 HARARE - Popular comedian and actor David Mubaiwa aka Sabhuku Vharazipi has lost property worth $4 800, which will go towards servicing a $218 000 debt for discs that he sold on behalf of Ziya Cultural Arts Trust. This comes after High Court Judge David Mangota gave an order for Sabhuku Vharaz...
2018 elections: ZBC under spotlight 12 February 2018 HARARE - As the 2018 harmonised elections loom, the public media and in particular ZBC has come under the spotlight as it is being called to be fair when covering political parties contesting in the poll. The Daily News spoke to a number of analysts to hear what they would expect from ZBC's te...
'Harare wage bill too high' 12 February 2018 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has argued that the city's exorbitant wage bill should be attended to immediately if service delivery is to improve. In an interview with the Daily News, Manyenyeni said the high wage bill was destroying all the efforts of ever improving the services th...
Govt scraps duty for NRZ, AirZim 12 February 2018 HARARE - The government has exempted two struggling parastatals, the Air Zimbabwe and the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) from paying duty on spare parts. This comes as the government is seeking to revive the rail and air transport system, which has been failing to make a mark, owing to th...
'Pay councillors salaries' 12 February 2018 HARARE - Local authorities must pay councillors proper salaries instead of allowances, the leader of the Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDZ) has said. Councillors, especially those in rural areas, were doing a great job in serving people under difficult circumstances, hen...
Farm workers to finally receive their dues 12 February 2018 HARARE - The announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that government will compensate white farmers has been welcomed by thousands of farm workers who will also have to be paid their outstanding salaries. Progressive Agriculture and Allied industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) offi...
Zim grants Rwanda Air flight rights 12 February 2018 HARARE - Government has granted traffic rights to rising airline, Rwanda Air, to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, given on a fifth freedom basis, will commence on May 16, this year. The freedoms of the air are a set of commercial aviation rights granting a country's a...
Govt blasted over community radios 12 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) says its members will commemorate World Radio Day tomorrow disillusioned by government's continued refusal to licence “genuine community radio stations.” Zacras general council chairperson Perlagia Kapuya told the Daily News th...
Parents sue Zimsec over exam resit 11 February 2018 HARARE - Parents have dragged the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to the High Court seeking an order nullifying its decision to have children resit for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination, after allegations the paper leaked through social media. The applicants Vic...
'Tsvangirai's health, an issue for all' 11 February 2018 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai's health status should not be shrouded in secrecy nor should it be a private matter for his family as he is a national figure with millions of people looking up to him, social and political commentators contend. They believe that while Tsvangirai did th...
Tsvangirai goes on hunger strike 11 February 2018 HARARE - Ailing MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai has been placed into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a Johannesburg hospital after he refused to eat for 10 days due to the alleged ill-treatment of his wife Elizabeth by his family, the Daily News On Sunday can reveal.