Articles tagged 'chombo'

'Chihuri looted diamonds worth millions of dollars' 10 April 2018 HARARE - Former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri allegedly seized a vault containing diamonds worth millions of dollars belonging to a company that was in partnership with the cops before he forcibly took its claim in the gem rich Chiadzwa fields, Parliament heard yesterday. Chihu...
Chombo pleads with ED 3 December 2017 HARARE - Former Finance minister, Ignatius Chombo, wrote to President Emmerson Mnangagwa two days after he had been sworn into office offering to work for him in any capacity. In a passionate congratulatory message to Mnangagwa, Chombo wrote from his hospital bed pledging he would be unwaverin...
Chombo's case to open can of worms 3 December 2017 HARARE - The ongoing trial of former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo on corruption and fraud charges is likely to open a can of worms as it continues to suck in more and more people every week. Chombo was arrested recently following the seizure of government by the army, which claimed to be t...
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...
National Budget presentation delayed 23 November 2017 HARARE - Events surrounding the exit of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe have delayed the National Budget presentation which was scheduled for yesterday, November 23, 2017. According to legal and parliamentary watchdog, Veritas, the fast-moving events of the past week caused a change ...
Lawyers call for release of political prisoners 23 November 2017 HARARE - Human rights defenders yesterday called on Zimbabwe's new Emmerson Mnangagwa-led government to release political prisoners, respect freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. This comes after Robert Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe as president from 1987, stepped down on Tuesday under...
ED takes over Zanu PF 20 November 2017 HARARE - Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa made a stunning political comeback yesterday, making good on his ominous promise of two weeks ago to return to Zimbabwe with a bang and take over from President Robert Mugabe at both party and government level, the Daily News can report. In wha...
Chinamasa recalled from IMF, World Bank meetings 13 October 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe demoted former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa while he was in Washington attending an annual global meeting of Finance ministers and central bankers organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Chinamasa, who was demoted to the ministr...
Cde Chinx to make history? 20 June 2017 HARARE – Liberation war musician Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx, could make history by becoming the first musician to be declared a national hero. Cde Chinx succumbed to prostate cancer last Friday and died at the age of 62. By yesterday evening, there was no news on what President Robert...
Zanu PF chefs bleed banks dry 19 June 2017 HARARE – Politicians, particularly the elite in Zanu PF, are proving to be a thorn in the flesh for the financial services sector, with hardly a month passing without the Deputy Sheriff being called in to put assets of defaulting politicians under the hammer in order to offset their non-performin...
Con-Court to rule on State Liabilities Act 16 June 2017 HARARE – Mutare businessman Tendai Blessing Mangwiro, who is seeking to attach government property to recover over $1, 5 million confiscated by the police, has approached the Constitutional Court seeking confirmation of a High Court order handed down in March invalidating the State Liabilities Ac...
'New Censorship Board unconstitutional' 25 May 2017 HARARE - The new Censorship Board installed by Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo is not provided for in the new Constitution, legal experts said yesterday. The new Board of Censors will be led by former Cabinet minister, educationist and historian Aeneas Chigwedere, who will be deputised b...
ZBC defends Parly 'censorship' 6 May 2017 HARARE - State-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) — managers of ZTV — has defended its censorship of live parliamentary debates, arguing it was their editorial policy, targeted at making the channel family friendly. This comes after opposition political parties yesterday slammed t...
Chombo withdraws conviction appeal 1 April 2017 HARARE- Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo’s has withdrawn his Supreme Court appeal in which he challenged his conviction on contempt of court. Chombo was slapped with a 90-day jail term after being found guilty following his failure to action a court order directing him to facilitate the r...
Arrest Jonathan Moyo: Mliswa 8 December 2016 HARARE - Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa yesterday called for the arrest of Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo on allegations of abuse of public funds. Moyo was recently in the eye of a storm over corruption allegations that saw him appear before the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission...
Chombo's 'toilet' stunt angers MPs 18 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo left Members of Parliament fuming on Wednesday when he allegedly used the excuse of answering to nature's call to avoid facing some tough questions from the irate legislators. Chombo, who is also the Zanu PF secretary for administration, was due t...
Refer contempt case to judge president: Chombo 17 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo, who is battling to evade a 90-day prison term for contempt of court, has demanded that the matter be referred to the judge president or back to the judge who initially dealt with the case. Chombo was slapped with the prison term last week by High...
Chombo fights to stay out of prison 11 November 2016 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo has launched a spirited bid to avoid doing jail time by filing a Supreme Court appeal against the 90-day jail term that was imposed on him this week by the High Court, after he was found guilty of contempt of court for failing to comply with an order...
Unlicensed driver escapes jail 19 November 2015 HARARE - A 41-year-old unlicensed driver, who bumped into Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo's Range Rover, has escaped a jail term after he was fined $450. The court heard that Shupayi Maxwell Pfupajena, from Harare's Bluffhill suburb drove his Nissan Champ into the minister's top-of-the-r...
Zanu PF in poll scandal 19 June 2015 HARARE - It appears as if it never rains but pours for President Robert Mugabe’s warring Zanu PF, after it emerged yesterday that the party’s winning candidate in the recent Hurungwe West by-election, Keith Guzah — who has already been sworn in as a Member of Parliament — may have dribbled his wa...
300 000 housing units on the cards 27 September 2014 HARARE - Government is set to avail 313 283 housing units across the country to ease the 1,3 million-unit backlog, Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo has said. In a statement yesterday, Chombo told a National Housing conference that in line with promises made to the electorate in the ru...
Chi-Town could spare 11 000 houses from demolition 25 August 2014 CHITUNGWIZA - More than 11 000 houses earmarked for demolition here could be spared if government gives the nod to recommendations by council to regularise them. Town clerk George Makunde said last week the move was in line with the government audit report's recommendations to regularise stand...
Chombo to probe Chegutu rot 25 August 2014 HARARE - Ignatius Chombo, the Local Government minister, is set to dispatch an investigation team to Chegutu to probe the rot that is setting in the town’s council, a government official has said. Christopher Shumba, Mashonaland West provincial administrator, told Chegutu residents during a co...
Vendors, kombis get 30-day grace period 22 August 2014 HARARE - Vendors and kombi operators have been given a 30-day grace period to register with Harare City Council (HCC). HCC town clerk Tendai Mahachi told a press conference yesterday that registration for vendors will be free of charge, while all those already in the system should re-register ...
Cops, vendors clash in central business district 2 August 2014 HARARE - Police yesterday clashed with vendors in Harare's central business district, stopping a peaceful and worthwhile clean-up campaign the vendors had organised. Several police trucks loaded with anti-riot police descended on the estimated 2 000 vendors who had gathered in central Harare a...