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Nurses down tools, fight for poor patients 2 December 2017 HARARE – Scores of Chitungwiza Central Hospital nurses yesterday downed tools to demonstrate over the plight of patients who they said are paying the ultimate price for the hospital's “outrageous want of money”. The nurses, temporarily brought business to a halt at one of the country's revered...
Mnangagwa's new Cabinet fails to inspire 2 December 2017 HARARE – President Emmerson Mnangagwa dashed hopes of change in the country by unveiling an uninspiring Cabinet on Thursday night described by analysts as the mother of all anti-climaxes. Mnangagwa, who had lifted the nation's hopes after giving an impressive acceptance speech on November 24 b...
Moyo declares war on Mnangagwa 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has lashed out at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, claiming the incumbent was under a false sense of victory that would soon come to an end. Currently in the sanctuary of self-imposed exile, Moyo warned Mnangagwa that if he thou...
Chombo remains behind bars 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday remained behind bars after High Court judge Clement Phiri deferred the hearing to next Wednesday to enable the State to file its response. Prosecutor Tapiwa Kasema applied to have the matter postponed, claiming that the record from the...
Mutasa defends ED on Gukurahundi 2 December 2017 HARARE – Former State Security minister Didymus Mutasa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unfortunate to be singled out and blamed for the Gukurahundi atrocities in the Midlands and Matabeleland regions as it was a collective decision taken by Cabinet as well as the Joint Operations Command (Jo...
Mnangagwa Appoints Cabinet 30 November 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Cabinet Ministers with immediate effect. The appointments are as follows:
Net closes in on Grace 30 November 2017 HARARE – Former first lady Grace Mugabe  has a couple of questions to answer to the authorities over how she amassed assets in foreign lands as the net closes in on individuals and corporates who stashed their wealth in foreign lands. On Tuesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa gave a three-month...
Former first lady faces prosecution in SA 30 November 2017 HARARE - Grace Mugabe is now liable for prosecution in South Africa over the assault of model Gabriella Engels in August, legal experts have said. They told the Daily News yesterday that the mere fact that Grace is no longer the country's first lady creates the risk of having the immunity gran...
Forex rates tumble by 30pc 30 November 2017 HARARE – The inauguration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week has seen the costs of United States dollars on the parallel market tumbling down by 30 percent while banks have started disbursing the elusive greenback to depositors. A survey done yesterday revealed that US$100 now cost the ...
Chombo saga sucks more victims 30 November 2017 HARARE – The corruption storm raging around former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday sucked in more victims who were denied bail by Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. The former Home Affairs minister is currently awaiting commencement of trial on December 8 while behind bars. Yeste...
Stamps' family asks for privacy 30 November 2017 HARARE – The family of the late former minister of Health Timothy Stamps who died on Sunday aged 81, has asked for privacy while they mourn their father. Stamps died of a lung infection at Borrowdale Trauma Centre in Harare, and was subsequently declared a national hero. Traditionally, nati...
2 'monster' dads up for raping daughters 30 November 2017 HARARE – Two Harare men appeared in court on Wednesday, facing charges of raping their respective daughters. They were denied bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. The fathers, whose identities cannot be revealed to protect the daughters, were both represented by...
Muchena challenges $32k Parliament suit 30 November 2017 HARARE – Former Higher and Tertiary Education minister Olivia Muchena has demanded the High Court to dismiss an application filed by Parliament in which the National Assembly is seeking to recover $32 000 advanced to the former parliamentarian as a motor vehicle loan. Muchena is part of over 1...
Transport ministry in tender storm 30 November 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe's Transport ministry is in the eye of a storm over the continued use of “informal tenders” to procure key road rehabilitation materials, which are above the $500 000 threshold for uncapped expenditures. A local company, Pushduck Enterprises (Private) Limited (Pushduck), has r...
Zim not among least developed nations 30 November 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe is not considered a least developed country (LDC), according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). African Capacity Building Foundation's knowledge expert, Barassou Diawara, said for a country not to be considered an LCD, its gross na...
Court orders Zec to register 'aliens' 30 November 2017 HARARE - The High Court has ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to register so-called aliens as prospective voters for the 2018 general elections during the on-going biometric voter registration exercise. High Court judge Justice Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa’s judgment allows aliens...
Bhasikiti pleads to return to Zanu PF 30 November 2017 HARARE – Former minister of State for Masvingo Province, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, has dumped his allies Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa and is now pleading to rejoin Zanu PF. “I have always loved to work for my party and serve the people of Zimbabwe through the party’s original ideals,” said Bhas...
Mawarire acquitted of subversion 30 November 2017 HARARE – The High Court has cleared cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire of charges of attempting to overthrow the then president Robert Mugabe-led government. High Court judge Priscillah Chigumba yesterday acquitted Mawarire on both the main charge and the alternative charge of ...
Kombayi back at Civic Centre offices 30 November 2017 HARARE – After two years on suspension, Gweru mayor Hamutendi Kombayi has returned to work at his Civic Centre offices. In an interview with the Daily News yesterday, Kombayi said he was glad to be back after a long hiatus from work. Kombayi and councillor Kenneth Sithole were fired by form...
Choppies Mutare looters in court 30 November 2017 MUTARE – Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s Choppies Supermarket here lost $4 700 cash and $700 worth of alcohol when looters targeted it as people celebrated Robert Mugabe’s resignation from the presidency on Tuesday last week. Four people accused of the looting have since appeared be...
Tsvangirai in GNU dilemma 30 November 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai is engaged in behind-the-scenes discussions with President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the formation of an inclusive Cabinet that could help unite the nation's deeply-divided citizens. Morgan Tsvangirai According to MDC insiders, Tsvangirai has been in ...
Zanu PF finishes off Moyo, Tyson 29 November 2017 HARARE – Zanu PF has hammered the final nails on the political coffins of former Cabinet ministers — Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere and Ignatius Chombo – when it recalled the trio and two others from Parliament which duly announced yesterday that they had ceased to be members of the National A...
Drop indigenisation, ZimAsset: Tshinga 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube has taken a dig at some of the policies, which were implemented under former president Robert Mugabe's government, describing them as impractical. Dube, who was expelled from his ministry by Mugabe due to his alleged links with then vice pre...
Zanu PF are hypocrites, says MDC Alliance 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – The MDC Alliance has said there is need for the ruling Zanu PF to search its conscience in the way they operate as they have for decades now proved to be hypocrites. This, the Alliance said, was proven by the recent development where the ruling party made nationwide resolutions in s...
Take us back, Gweru vendors tell council 29 November 2017 BULAWAYO – Hundreds of informal Gweru traders, who were relocated to a site outside the central business district (CBD) ahead of former president Robert Mugabe's visit for the Zanu PF youth interface rally there early in September have described their relocation as tantamount to dumping. Since...