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Drama in National Assembly 9 May 2018 HARARE - There was drama in the National Assembly yesterday after fuming opposition legislators labelled President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration a “coup government” after Zanu PF legislators rejected a demand by the opposition to have the firm printing the ballot paper agreed to by all cont...
Chamisa warns Britain against sacrificing democracy for stability 9 May 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa yesterday complained that the British government was overlooking crucial democratic reforms in favour of managing political stability in Zimbabwe, warning this could lead to post-election instability. Speaking at Chatham House in Lond...
Cabinet sits on Thursday after ED return 9 May 2018 HARARE - Cabinet will sit on Thursday this week just after President Emmerson Mnangagwa returns home from Qatar where he held high-level talks with his counterpart Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said the meeting would be held at th...
Chiwenga denies lightening skin tone 9 May 2018 HARARE - Acting President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday denied using bleaches to lighten his skin tone. Speaking publicly for the first time at the burial of his late sister Margaret Machekabuwe at Machekabuwe farm yesterday, Chiwenga claimed he had contracted a sickness during Operation Rest...
Parly delays Mugabe's questioning 9 May 2018 HARARE - Former President Robert Mugabe will not appear before Zimbabwe's Parliament as scheduled today to answer questions on diamond mining operations, a legislator said. Temba Mliswa, who leads the parliamentary committee on Mines, said the clerk of Parliament hadn't written to Mugabe to in...
'Mugabe 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...
Kasukuwere bounces back 8 May 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is expected in the country any time soon amid speculation that he may take-over leadership of the National Patriotic Front (NPF), currently headed in the interim by retired brigadier-general Ambrose Mutinhiri. Impeccable s...
Huge blow for Chivayo 8 May 2018 HARARE - INTRATREK Zimbabwe's plans to establish a 100-megawatt (MW) solar plant in Gwanda is in jeopardy after its technical partner, Shanghai-listed CHINT Electric (CHINT), was barred from accessing funds in Africa due to fraudulent practices. This comes as CHINT's executives were due to vis...
Rugeje in Zanu PF primaries bribery storm 8 May 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF national political commissar (NPC) Engelbert Rugeje is being accused of demanding a bribe from one of the contestants in last week's hotly disputed party primary elections. Losing candidate for Hurungwe West constituency Keith Guzah yesterday wrote to the ruling party's nation...
ED insult rap: Man removed from remand 8 May 2018 HARARE - Little-known 2018 presidential hopeful Gastaff Kativu has been removed from remand in a case where he faces charges of calling President Emmerson Mnangagwa a “murderer”. Kativu is being charged with undermining the authority of the president.  Kativu, 46, allegedly entered the venu...
'CIO engaged international crook in diamond deals' 8 May 2018 HARARE - The Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) engaged  secretive Chinese businessman Sam Pa in its diamond mining venture with Sino-Zim, Parliament heard yesterday. The parliamentary committee portfolio committee on Energy and Mines heard from CIO director responsible for Economics, Jim...
Madzibaba Guthry's remand refusal bid flops 8 May 2018 HARARE - A bogus State security agent Guthry Chirodzero, aka Madzibaba Guthry, who allegedly breached President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s close security in December last year, will remain on remand. This is after Harare magistrate Victoria Mashambe yesterday dismissed his application seeking his re...
Man sues Tsvangirai's brother 8 May 2018 HARARE - A man who claims to have stitched a coalition deal for the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai during the 2013 elections has approached the High Court demanding payment from the former prime minister's brother. In the application, Moreprecision Muzadzi is once again seeking to compel th...
ZPCS fails to take inmates to court 8 May 2018 HARARE - Scores of inmates remanded in custody failed to pitch up at Harare Magistrates' Court yesterday after 'Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services' (ZPCS) vehicles broke down. ZPCS' failure to bring prisoners to court resulted in dozens of cases failing to recommence and scores others ...
Govt, teachers in deadlock 8 May 2018 HARARE -The crisis meeting between government and teachers' unions ended in deadlock yesterday after government only offered them a 10 percent increment against their demand of a 100 percent hike. By the time of going to print last night, the unions were still locked in caucus meetings to deci...
ZETDC sues NPF leader over $54k debt 8 May 2018 HARARE - National Patriotic Front (NPF) leader Ambrose Mutinhiri has been dragged to the High Court by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Private) Limited (ZETDC) for failing to pay a $54 000 electricity debt. According to court papers, ZETDC, a subsidiary company ...
MDC comes up with poll candidates 8 May 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has come up with a comprehensive panel of approved parliamentary and local government candidates ready to represent the party across the length and breadth of the country for the looming general elections. This comes as the ruling Zanu PF's just-ended primar...
Kasukuwere to bounce back 8 May 2018 HARARE - Former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is expected in the country any time soon amid speculation that he may take-over leadership of the National Patriotic Front (NPF), currently headed in the interim by retired brigadier-general Ambrose Mutinhiri. [Adz]
Teachers dismiss govt's wage offer 7 May 2018 HARARE - Teachers' unions have given their employer up to end of day today to hike their salaries and allowances as well as resolving other pending welfare issues or risk a crippling strike action tomorrow, the Daily News can report. The ultimatum comes after Primary and Secondary Education mi...
Mohadi, Chiwenga now at ED's mercy 7 May 2018 HARARE - Vice presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi could have done themselves a disservice by not participating in Zanu PF primary polls held last week as their political careers are now solely at the mercy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, analysts said yesterday. Chiwenga and Moha...
Zanu PF primary poll voters in massive drop 7 May 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF'S 2018 primary election figures have significantly dropped in terms of the numbers of voters who participated compared to the previous poll in 2013, which could spell disaster for the ruling party. While the party was not able to provide the tabulated figures from the primary ...
Zimra officers resist lifestyle audit 7 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officers are resisting a proposed lifestyle audit, arguing the exercise is targeted at harassing those in lower ranks. The authority's workers union has since filed a High Court application, challenging the decision to conduct a lifestyle audit by ma...
Govt acts on 'rogue' tobacco buyers 7 May 2018 HARARE - The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) has suspended the operations of tobacco buyers accused of giving farmers a raw deal. This comes amid disgruntlement and complains by frustrated farmers who are threatening to quit growing the crop, claiming they are being short-changed b...
Coalition talks died with Tsvangirai: Mujuru 7 May 2018 HARARE - National People's Party (NPP) president — also the People's Rainbow Coalition (PRC) leader — Joice Mujuru has said since MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death, no constructive engagements have been made between the parties towards achieving the grand coalition. Mujuru and Tsvangirai — ...
Presidential aspirant slams sham Zanu PF primaries 7 May 2018 HARARE - Aspiring presidential candidate Noah Manyika, who leads the opposition Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZA) party, has slammed Zanu PF for holding shambolic internal polls for legislative seats, saying it gave useful clues on how the ruling party was likely to use unorthodox means to win the fo...