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Zanu PF legal team commits epic gaffe 14 August 2018 HARARE - ZANU PF's legal team was yesterday caught up in a mega faux pas — an embarrassing situation that the ruling party's learned lawyers will probably want to forget quickly. This was after the team attempted to file the party's opposing papers to opposition leader Nelson Chamisa's Constit...
Land reform irreversible: ED 14 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said the country will not return land seized from former white commercial farmers almost two decades ago. “It is now behind us, it is irreversible,” Mnangagwa said in a speech to mark Heroes Day commemorations at the National Heroes Acre in...
Ex-minister Mathuthu dies 14 August 2018 BULAWAYO - Liberation war stalwart and ex-Zanu PF’s Women’s League deputy secretary Thokozile Mathuthu has died.  She was 61. According to her husband, Jonathan Mathuthu, the former Matabeleland North Provincial minister succumbed to cancer around 4:30am yesterday at their family home in Harar...
'Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote' 14 August 2018 HARARE - Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year's edition of Heroes' Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, ...
Church to Chamisa: Let's move on 14 August 2018 HARARE - As business and ordinary Zimbabweans alike begin to feel anxious over the current political stalemate, yesterday churches waded into the mix by challenging opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to “accept the will of the people” and move on. Chamisa is contesting President-elect Emerson Mn...
ED signs Shop Licences Amendment Bill into law 14 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed the Shop Licenses Amendment Bill, 2018, into law. The new law will enable local authorities to issue shop licences quickly and efficiently thereby encouraging domestic and foreign investment as well as revenue collection. Chief Secretar...
Repeal multiple taxes, levies on beef producers 14 August 2018 HARARE - Government has been urged to repeal a raft of punitive taxes and levies on beef farmers charged by at least six State agencies. The taxes are behind sharp rises in the cost of meat. The Zimbabwe beef sector study conducted by the Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC), reveals that t...
Zimra relocates Gweru offices 14 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has advised its clients of disruptions in normal service delivery during relocation of their Gweru offices. Initially Zimra Gweru offices were located at the city’s government complex and will now be moving into Megawatt complex. “Zimra Gweru ...
Zimbabwe must now move on — Mnangagwa 14 August 2018 HARARE - President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa made an impassioned plea to all Zimbabweans yesterday — calling on them to leave behind the country’s recent political turmoil and focus on the future by working hard to resuscitate the ailing local economy. [Adz]
Zim economy burns as parties fight 13 August 2018 HARARE - It is a crying shame that Zimbabwe's political stalemate, in the wake of the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll, has pushed the urgent need for the country to fix its ailing economy on the back-burner — as price hikes and severe shortages of cash, foreign currency and fuel continue...
NBSZ to shore up blood bank 13 August 2018 HARARE - The country’s blood supplier, National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ),  has set a target of collecting 5 350 units of blood this month as it bids to replenish its stockpile which dramatically dwindled following riots which left six people dead two days after the conclusion of national har...
Chiwenga blasts 'unfortunate' renewed US sanctions on Zim 13 August 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has branded as “unfortunate” renewed US sanctions against Zimbabwe after last month's elections were marred by a deadly crackdown against the opposition and the use of disproportionate force violence by security forces that claimed at least six lives. ...
Chinese businessman sets dogs on workers demanding payment 13 August 2018 HARARE - A Chinese businessman reportedly fired shots before setting vicious dogs on three employees that had approached him demanding payment. Xu Lei, 36, appeared before Harare magistrate Milton Serima charged with contravening the Firearms Act and assault charges. He was released on bail...
HCC 'delays' probe of executives 13 August 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) has been accused of delaying the completion of a probe into the conduct of its four executives who are currently on suspension over a raft of allegations. This comes as a tribunal appointed to probe the executives is yet to complete its investigations which i...
High Court eases pressure on Chivayo 13 August 2018 HARARE - Pressure has eased on embattled businessman Wicknell Chivayo after High Court bail-judge Benjamin Chikowero observed that the state’s case “was weak”. This followed a $5 million fraud charge against the Intratrek Zimbabwe (Intratrek) founder and related to his 100 megawatt Gwanda sola...
Caretaker commission for City of Harare 13 August 2018 HARARE - Government has appointed a three-member commission to preside over the affairs of Harare City Council before the swearing in of a new council. The caretaker commission was appointed in terms of section 80 of the Urban Councils Act. The commission is chaired by Bella Manyakara. The ...
Cimas, Corporate 24 heal long-running rift 13 August 2018 HARARE - Cimas Medical Aid Society has buried the hatchet with Corporate 24 Hospital Group, with the two resolving to continue working together again. Cimas suspended Corporate 24 from its direct payment system in 2015 citing irregularities that it had detected. Since its removal from the p...
Daily News, Fingaz dazzle competition 13 August 2018 HARARE – The country's two most iconic newspaper brands — the Daily News and the Financial Gazette — continue to shine like beacons in their respective market segments. This is according to the latest report — for the first six months of 2018 — of the independent industry research by the Zimba...
Economy burns as parties fight 13 August 2018 HARARE - It is a crying shame that Zimbabwe's political stalemate, in the wake of the hotly-disputed July 30 presidential poll, has pushed the urgent need for the country to fix its ailing economy on the back-burner — as price hikes and severe shortages of cash, foreign currency and fuel continue...
Angry ED hunts Zanu PF rebels 12 August 2018 HARARE - An angry President Emmerson Mnangagwa has joined war veterans in accusing some senior Zanu PF officials of trying to engineer his downfall during the July 30 polls by encouraging party followers to vote for opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. This comes after Mnangagwa came perilously c...
Poll fury wipes out blood bank 12 August 2018 HARARE - The country’s blood supplier, National Blood Service Zimbabwe  (NBSZ), has made an urgent appeal for blood donations after its stocks dwindled perilously following the recent ugly clashes in Harare between opposition supporters and security agents, which left at least six people dead and...
I won the presidential poll with 60%, Chamisa tells Con-Court 12 August 2018 HARARE - Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa claims in his petition challenging the outcome of the July 30 presidential elections that he won the polls with 60 percent, citing several mathematical inconsistencies he says  if corrected would reduce President Emmerson Mnangagwa's tally to below 50 per...
Harare mulls dualising Simon Mazorodze Rd 12 August 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council is pushing for the dualisation of Simon Mazorodze Road to ease traffic congestion from the southern suburbs. According to the director of works, Zvenyika Chawatama, the dualisation would de-congest the busy road. The idea to dualise the road comes after governme...
Soldiers sexually abused MDC election agents: Biti 12 August 2018 HARARE - Tendai Biti has accused Zimbabwean soldiers of sexually abusing MDC Alliance election agents during the July 30 harmonised elections,  with some agents in Mutoko telling him such abuse was “rampant” there. Biti appeared emotional while announcing the cases during a court hearing on Fr...
'Opposition parties must close ranks for 2023' 12 August 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has to swiftly turn the Alliance into a fully-fledged political party and unite parliamentarians who won seats under the coalition banner, analysts contend. And with the ruling Zanu PF having a parliamentary supermajority and in the event that the Co...