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Makandiwa, wife deny false prophecy rap 9 February 2018 HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth have denied allegations of making false prophecies. In their court papers filed yesterday, the Makandiwas challenged Blessing and Upenyu Mashangwa's claims that they ripped them off of a staggering $...
Zanu PF crafts poll manifesto 9 February 2018 HARARE - Zanu PF bigwigs spent the better part of yesterday cracking heads as they brainstormed over an election manifesto for the upcoming general election. The crafting of the manifesto headlined yesterday's politburo meeting's three agenda items, which also included discussions over the par...
Tsvangirai's wife barred from seeing him 9 February 2018 HARARE - The wife of ailing MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is being denied access to visit him in a Johannesburg hospital where the 65-year-old opposition leader is receiving medical treatment, his spokesperson has confirmed. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
G40 sets sights on Mujuru, MDC 8 February 2018 HARARE - The Generation 40 (G40) faction is bidding to bring together former vice president Joice Mujuru and the MDC as part of its wider campaign to stop President Emmerson Mnangagwa from winning this year's make-or-break elections whose dates are yet to be announced. G40 was locked in a bitt...
Police in another major shake-up 8 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has redeployed nationwide close to 400 police officers and suspended 19 others amid allegations of various acts of misconduct as it continued with its acts of trying to win back public confidence following the fall of its former chief Augustine Chihuri ...
More woes for Mzembi 8 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi and consultants that he worked with during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly appeared in court yesterday on allegations of misappropriating over $1, 6 million meant for the event. Mzembi, 54, Tourism and H...
Mohadi in $20m property wrangle 8 February 2018 HARARE - Vice President Kembo Mohadi is demanding $20 million in damages from a Beitbridge-based company for selling a fuel station he was renting without giving him the right of refusal to purchase the property as agreed. Mohadi and his business partner Josias John Moyo have since approached ...
Mnangagwa mocks mooted G40 party 8 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday mocked a proposed opposition party linked to the vanquished G40 faction saying it will stand no chance against the ruling party if it contests this year's general elections. Buoyed by thousands of Zanu PF supporters who thronged famous religious ...
Opposition MDC petitions Gumbo over Zinara's $16m graders 8 February 2018 HARARE - Mabvuku-Tafara legislator James Maridadi has reignited debate about the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara)'s 80 motorised graders after petitioning Transport minister Joram Gumbo to explain the suitability and technical specifications of the six-year old equipment. While ...
Axe falls on Zim election body officials 7 February 2018 HARARE - The surprise resignation of Rita Makarau from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is emerging to be part of an unravelling purge that will see more officials being pushed out of the elections management body ahead of this year's elections, the Daily News can report. Makarau bowed ...
State makes U-turn in Mzembi case 7 February 2018 HARARE - The State has reneged on an agreement it had made with former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi to have his passport temporarily released to him because the politician was now being investigated by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission over corruption charges. Prosecutor Sabast...
National tourism strategy indaba opens tomorrow 7 February 2018 HARARE - The Tourism and Hospitality Industry ministry will hold its first consultative workshop on the mooted National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) at the Harare International Conference Centre tomorrow. The workshop is part of several the Tourism and Hospitality Industry ministry has lin...
Businessman refuses to testify 7 February 2018 HARARE - Businessman Agrippa Masiyakurima, popularly known as Bopela, refused to give testimony in court yesterday saying he could only do so once Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira has been apprehended over indiscretions that he is alleging. Masiyakurima was...
ED to pay Wimbo courtesy call 7 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is today expected to pay a courtesy call on the prophet — popularly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo (Wimbo) — who prophesied that he “needed assistance” for him to become Zimbabwe's leader. Following the October 2015 prophecy, the 75-year-old politician dramatical...
Gono decries slow implementation of SEZs 7 February 2018 HARARE - Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono left parliamentarians eating out of the palm of his hand yesterday, when he narrated how Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will augment efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy. Appointed SEZ chairperson in June last year, ...
Row over Zacc logo change 7 February 2018 HARARE - The changing of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption (Zacc) logo has ignited a row, amid allegations the alterations were done without approval from the executive of the anti-graft agency. The decision to change the logo has created confusion in the agency, forcing the anti-graft body to reve...
ED to appoint deputy CJ soon 7 February 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to appoint a new deputy chief justice of his choice anytime soon, a top government official has said. Chief Justice Malaba's appointment created a vacancy in his former post of deputy chief justice, which is one of the three senior judicial posts th...
Mwonzora under fire 7 February 2018 HARARE - MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora — who is also the opposition party's lawyer — is under fire for failing to take necessary steps to protect MDC property from foreclosure and charging the opposition party obscenely high legal costs. This comes after the MDC headquarters was left ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Residents group threatens minister 7 February 2018 Residents group threatens minister with legal action The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bupra) has petitioned Local government minister July Moyo, demanding that action be taken against town clerk Christopher Dube, director of engineering Simela Dube and former local government mi...
Gukurahundi: The untold story 7 February 2018 BULAWAYO - A founding member of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) John Netsiyanwa has challenged Zapu president Dubiso Dabengwa to come clean on his role in the emotive Gukurahundi disturbances, accusing him and the Zipra command of triggering the conflict back in the lib...
Chigwedere, 'son' consent to paternity test 7 February 2018 HARARE - Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere and his son Mangwiza, who is accusing his “father” of witchcraft, have both now agreed to undergo a paternity test to identify if the Censorship Board chairperson is the real father. This comes after Chigwedere filed an application seeking t...
Manyenyeni calls time on politics 7 February 2018 HARARE - Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni is not going to run for public office again when his term expires, vowing he will continue trying to make a difference on the issues he cares about. He said he turned down an offer by his opposition MDC party to run either for a National Assembly seat i...
Axe falls on Zec officials 7 February 2018 HARARE - The surprise resignation of Rita Makarau from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) is emerging to be part of an unravelling purge that will see more officials being pushed out of the elections management body ahead of this year's elections, the Daily News can report. Read full stor...
MDC leader Tsvangirai critical 6 February 2018 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is battling for his life in a South African hospital after his condition deteriorated rapidly yesterday. According to family sources, the 65-year-old opposition politician who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016 is plagued by exhaustion, weight loss an...
Anti-corruption body hunts for Mzembi 6 February 2018 HARARE - THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is on the hunt for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi and other ex-government ministers over the disappearance of over $1 million from donations that several companies made when the country hosted the United Nations World Tourism ...