Articles tagged 'corruption'

Mzembi's prosecution challenge dismissed 20 February 2018 HARARE - Former Cabinet minister Walter Mzembi’s bid to challenge prosecution on corruption charges on basis that government had no right to charge him over alleged loses incurred during the 2013 United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly was thrown out yesterday. Repre...
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...
Minister Mpofu faces Zacc probe 25 January 2018 HARARE - Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu — who has previously served in the Mines and Mining Development portfolio — could soon be on the radar of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) following Core Mining and Minerals (Private) Limited director Lovemore Kurotwi's letter to the anti-g...
Chinamasa slammed for defending Mpofu 25 January 2018 HARARE – Finance  minister Patrick Chinamasa has been hauled to the coals for dismissing corruption allegations being levelled against Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu without giving the politician the opportunity to clear his name. Responding to questions in the National Assembly last week,...
Mphoko under corruption probe 20 January 2018 HARARE - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is scrutinising a docket alleging abuse of office and obstruction of the course of justice by former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko while he was still in government. The NPA, responsible for instituting and undertaking criminal prosecutions ...
Aide recounts Mugabe's last days 14 January 2018 HARARE - George Charamba, the man who served former president Robert Mugabe for over 30 years and mediated the veteran ruler's resignation under pressure from the military and his party, has lifted the lid on the fallen strongman's final moments in power. Read full story in today's paper. [...
Chihuri in posh vehicles scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Chihuri in luxury cars scandal 11 January 2018 HARARE - After 23 years of enforcing law and order as the country's top policeman, the tables have been turned against former police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri who is being accused of impounding five cars and later changing ownership into his name while still heading the Zimbabwe Repu...
Mugabe dragged to court 10 January 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe will be called in to testify in a high-profile case in which former Tourism minister Walter Mzembi is facing corruption charges, the Daily News can report.
Mapfumo hits out at corruption 2 January 2018 HARARE - Exiled Chimurenga music star Thomas Mapfumo has once again hit out at corruption which he believes is undermining development in Zimbabwe. In 1989, Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited released the album Corruption in which he attacked then President Robert Mugabe and his government for r...
How 'Dr Stop It' crushed Robert Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
ED visits Byo to celebrate Mugabe fall 31 December 2017 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Bulawayo today — the first time since succeeding Robert Mugabe — to grace an event organised by faith-based organisations to “thank God” for a peaceful power transition. Mnangagwa last month took over from 93-year-old Mugabe, who was forced to resi...
Tyson, ED fight: Muduvuri speaks out 31 December 2017 HARARE - Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Kadoma-based businessman Jimayi Muduviri (JM) donated food to Danhiko Trust (Danhiko) – an organisation for the disadvantaged and people living with disability – and invited First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa to take over the programme that was once ran by her p...
Let's emulate ED's work ethic 31 December 2017 EDITOR — First and foremost I would like to congratulate Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa for being inaugurated as new President of the current dispensation in Zimbabwe. Not only have the hopes of the entire citizenry of our beautiful nation been lifted highly, but our new President’s work ethic is...
How 'Dr Stop It" crushed Mugabe 31 December 2017 HARARE - History will record that it was a previously under-estimated woman, Grace “Dr Stop It” Mugabe, who succeeded in spectacular fashion to achieve what hardened male gladiators who include opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and former American and British leaders George W Bush and Tony Blai...
Mnangagwa tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
Mnangagwa in office — 36 days on 30 December 2017 HARARE - It is just over a month since President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office. In the 30-plus days, the 75-year-old politician — who took power from long-ruling former president Robert Mugabe in a dramatic way — has embarked on an aggressive move aimed at changing the country’s economic and ...
ED tightens grip on power 30 December 2017 HARARE - In a move that has been widely interpreted as aimed at consolidating his grip on power, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed his deputy retired general Constantino Chiwenga to also head the Defence ministry — barely a week after the latter left his position as commander of the Zimb...
Anger over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Mukanya says give ED a chance 29 December 2017 HARARE - Exiled outspoken Chimurenga music icon — Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo who was an arch critic of deposed former president Robert Mugabe — has appealed to sceptical Zimbabweans to give his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa more time to show if he is the right man to lead the country. He was not ...
Police, we are still watching you 29 December 2017 HARARE - While the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has apologised for its ill practices and transgressions of the past, the latest Christmas road traffic accidents statistics compel us to once again remind the law enforcement agency of their mandate. The stats speak volumes about our beloved po...
Outrage over Mugabe's lavish package 29 December 2017 HARARE - Deposed former president Robert Mugabe's eye-watering exit package has triggered widespread anger among ordinary Zimbabweans and opposition groups alike — who say it is outrageous that a man who presided over the country's political and economic collapse should “cream it” like this. M...
Mnangagwa warns local authorities 28 December 2017 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged the ever bumbling local authorities to up their game and start providing clean water to residents and end recurrences of waterborne diseases. This comes as Harare has in the last 12 months been the epicentre of the typhoid outbreak as it con...
ED must walk the talk on corruption 28 December 2017 HARARE - One of the key pronouncements made by new Zanu PF leader and State President Emmerson Mnangagwa centred around the issue of graft, without doubt an impediment to national economic growth and the general advancement in the quality of life for ordinary Zimbabweans. Having promised to hi...
Govt's corruption blitz targets more bigwigs 27 December 2017 HARARE - Government's fight against corruption has gathered momentum with the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) widening its dragnet to include the private sector and local authorities where the anti-graft body is investigating tender scams which might have prejudiced government tens of ...