Articles tagged 'gwanda'

Fall army worms damage Gwanda maize crop 24 September 2018 GWANDA - Agriculture, Lands and Rural Resettlement ministry has said the crop-devouring caterpillars known as fall army worms had damaged 30 percent of the maize crop in Gwanda. The pest is native to the Americas but has spread to African countries including Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Zambia, Nam...
High Court grants Chivayo $2k bail 11 August 2018 HARARE - Jet-setting Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo, pictured below, was yesterday granted $2 000 bail by the High Court. Chivayo had been condemned to remand prison after he was denied bail at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Monday on grounds that he was a flight risk. Chivayo and hi...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Aspiring councillor in land scandal 18 July 2018 HARARE - An aspiring MDC Alliance council candidate has been sucked in an alleged illegal sale of repossessed housing stands in Gwanda without council approval, according to a audit report. Ward 3 aspiring candidate Tyson Moyo is already being probed by the Gwanda local authority in connection...
Fall armyworm raises hunger threat in Gwanda 17 July 2018 GWANDA - The fall armyworm is threatening food production and the livelihoods of farmers already struggling with pervasive hardships in Gwanda.  The fall armyworm has wiped out 30 percent of the maize crop in the province, according to agriculture information portal, Farmers Voice . The lar...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Mujuru slammed over coalition 7 March 2018 BULAWAYO - ZANU PF youths in Gwanda are tussling for possession of mining claims with aspiring Member of Parliament for Gwanda Central Jafet Dube, in a development that has also sucked in Matabeleland South Provincial Affairs minister Abednico Ncube. So intense has been the fight that Dube has...
Spotlight falls on Chivayo again 18 January 2018 HARARE - The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy is putting pressure on government to implement the moribund Gwanda solar energy project with haste, throwing the spotlight on flamboyant businessmen Wicknell Chivayo once more. Chivayo was awarded a $200 million tender to roll ...
Skhobokhobo to celebrate in Gwanda 16 December 2017 BULAWAYO - Madlela Skhobokhobo, who walked away with three gongs at the inaugural Bulawayo Arts Awards held in the City of Kings in July this year, has lined up a celebratory one-day music fiesta in his home town of Gwanda on December 23. Madlela of the Ngamnanka uSaMamoe fame, who had been no...
Mnangagwa at crossroads 12 September 2017 HARARE - The continued onslaught on Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) could drive the 74 year-old politician to a point where he might have to make difficult choices if it is indeed true that he harbours ambitions to succeed the incumbent, analysts have said. Since his elevation to ...
Mugabe had diarrhoea for two weeks: Grace 11 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe on Saturday revealed that President Robert Mugabe suffered from serious food poisoning that he thought he was going to die. Grace said Mugabe had diarrhoea for two weeks and was given medicine intravenously and could not rise from his bed. “He spent two week...
Mugabes' Alpha & Omega brand suffers 11 September 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has pleaded with her detractors to stop smearing the image of President Robert Mugabe's Alpha Omega Dairy (Pvt) Ltd saying it is negatively affecting business. The business came under the spotlight during a recent Zanu PF youth interface rally in Gwanda where c...
Is the 'catch' slipping through ED's claws? 4 September 2017 HARARE - “Mugabe unveils heir,” screamed one local newspaper on its front page the morning after President Robert Mugabe named the then Justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of his two deputies in December 2014. Many believed that by appointing Mnangagwa vice president, Mugabe had all bu...
Mnangagwa beefs up security 3 September 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has tightened his security following suspicions that his rivals could be out to eliminate him physically in the wake of his alleged poisoning about three weeks ago, the Daily News can report. A long time aide of President Robert Mugabe, Mnangagwa was ...
Sekeramayi, Parirenyatwa fight to clear their names 2 September 2017 HARARE - Cabinet ministers Sydney Sekeramayi and David Parirenyatwa have written to Energy Mutodi signalling their intention to sue the controversial businessman for sensationally claiming that they were behind the alleged poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Daily News can report....
ED was poisoned, Mugabe confirms 2 September 2017 GWERU - A medical doctor who attended to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in South Africa about three weeks ago revealed to President Robert Mugabe recently that the 74-year-old politician was poisoned, stoking further suspicions in the deeply-divided Zanu PF party. Mnangagwa had to be airlif...
Sekeramayi denies poisoning Mnangagwa 30 August 2017 HARARE - Cabinet ministers accused of poisoning Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa have rubbished the allegations as ludicrous, saying their hands were clean. This comes as one of Mnangagwa's loyalists, Energy Mutodi, sensationally claimed last week that Health and Child Care minister David Par...
Mnangagwa back at work 30 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned to work after spending weeks away from his official duties following emergency surgery prompted by a suspected and alleged poison attack at a youth interface rally in Gwanda early this month. Mnangagwa made appearances at his Munhumutapa ...
ED must clear the air on poisoning claims 30 August 2017 HARARE - The atmosphere in the ruling Zanu PF party, and in the country at large, has become poisoned with suspicions following Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s alleged poisoning, while in Gwanda, about four weeks ago. Government alleges that he ate “stale food” but this is being disputed b...
Mnangagwa breaks silence 28 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa ended weeks of silence on his alleged poisoning by thanking God for sparing his life during the sudden illness in Gwanda which saw him being airlifted to South Africa for emergency surgery this month. Mnangagwa, who turns 75 next month, is touted as a...
Police speak on Mnangagwa poisoning 25 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) is still to receive any formal complaints to enable them to investigate the alleged poisoning of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Gwanda while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting, the Daily News can report. More than two weeks after the i...
Matemadanda hands self to police 17 August 2017 HARARE - War veterans' leader Victor Matemadanda handed himself voluntarily to police yesterday, his lawyer said. His lawyer Doug Coltart, said he had turned himself in at Harare Central Police Station in the morning. He was still in police custody at the time of going to print, according t...
Mutodi seeks bail 17 August 2017 HARARE - Energy Mutodi’s bail hearing has  been set for tomorrow after his lawyer made frantic efforts yesterday to facilitate his release through a High Court appeal. Mutodi’s lawyer Doug Coltart confirmed to the Daily News yesterday that they had filed an appeal before the High Court, challe...
Mnangagwa flown to SA 14 August 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was airlifted to South Africa for emergence treatment yesterday after the 75-year-old politician fell ill suddenly while attending President Robert Mugabe's sixth youth interface rally held at Pelandaba Stadium in Gwanda, the Daily News can report. Th...
Grace Mugabe seeks medical attention 13 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned to seek medical attention in South Africa after injuries to her leg persisted, President Robert Mugabe said. Speaking at a Gwanda youth rally yesterday, the 93-year-old leader said Grace had been complaining that the leg was painful. Grace was inju...
Trump a 'good fool': Mugabe 13 August 2017 HARARE - Donald Trump is a 'good fool' who stopped Hillary Clinton from becoming the United States president, President Robert Mugabe said. Mugabe said Clinton would have added more sanctions to Zimbabwe, which is already reeling under restrictions imposed some 17 years ago following the contr...
Ex-MDC councillor faces Mugabe insult rap 6 April 2017 HARARE - Gwanda magistrate Wilfed Mafios Moyo will next Tuesday deliver his ruling on a freedom bid filed by former MDC councillor in Gwanda, Themba Nyoni, charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe. The 49-year-old had been put on trial at the Gwanda Magistrates' Courts on Tuesday facing ...