Articles tagged 'masvingo'

Masvingo residents reject budget 6 December 2018 HARARE - Masvingo residents have written to minister of Local Government July Moyo appealing to him to reject the city’s budget which is set to increase water tariffs by 60 percent. Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Alliance (Murra) director Anoziva Muguti said they filed their objectio...
Masvingo council hikes tariffs by over 50pc 1 December 2018 MASVINGO -  Masvingo City Council (MCC) has proposed to increase tariffs for water next year by more than 50 percent. According to the tariff proposal drafted by the local authority, water charges would be $1,48 for 18 cubic metres up from $0,80. MCC also proposed to increase service charge...
Masvingo grapples with acute water shortage 9 September 2018 MASVINGO - Acute water shortages have raised fears of disease outbreaks in parched Masvingo as the city grapples with strict water rationing. Households across the ancient city have had no water for three weeks, with the taps turned off every other day and irrigation banned by the local munici...
Masvingo residents protest Road Levy 23 March 2018 HARARE - Masvingo residents are threatening to boycott paying a proposed road levy, claiming the city council imposed it on them. Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers Alliance (Murra) spokesperson Godfrey Mtimba said the road levy resolution was passed in consultation with ratepayers. M...
Aphrodisiac craze hits ancient city of Masvingo 4 February 2018 HARARE - Married men in Masvingo are in a mad rush for an aphrodisiac called muchemedzambuya which boosts virility and makes them perform better in bed. The men are flocking to the residence of traditional healer Prosper Dohwai, affectionately known as Sekuru Mhofu. Recently, there was a re...
Minister stages 'a palace coup' 3 November 2017 HARARE – Recently appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza has staged a bloodless palace coup by making himself the Zanu PF deputy chair in the volatile Masvingo Province in the wake of a power vacuum occasioned by the purported suspensions of top allies of Vice President Emme...
ED fights back 31 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's strongholds — Midlands and Masvingo provinces — convened emergency meetings yesterday and annulled the suspensions of its top provincial executives by Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, setting the stage for what could be more infighting a...
Masvingo says no to minister 26 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza is struggling to assert his authority in the former Victoria province because Zanu PF heavyweights in the faction-ridden region are refusing to recognise his appointment by President Robert Mugabe early this month, the Da...
Masvingo resists new minister 26 October 2017 HARARE - Newly-appointed Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Paul Chimedza is struggling to assert his authority in the former Victoria province because Zanu PF heavyweights in the faction-ridden region are refusing to recognise his appointment by President Robert Mugabe early this month, the Da...
ED set to go down fighting 19 October 2017 HARARE – Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is unlikely to go down without a fight amid revelations that his loyalists are planning to make their last stand at an extraordinary congress to be convened by Zanu PF in December. The Daily News can report that the bastions of support for M...
What happens after Mugabe? 15 October 2017 HARARE - At the ripe old age of 93, Zimbabwe's long-serving President, Robert Mugabe, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling Zanu PF party in elections next year. In power since independence from Britain in 1980, Mugabe would be 99 should he win the 2018 election and complete ...
ED now dead man walking 5 October 2017 HARARE - Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has literally taken the gloves off on his counterpart — Emmerson Mnangagwa — insinuating on Tuesday that the 75-year-old politician was lying that he was poisoned on August 12 while attending a Zanu PF youth interface meeting in Gwanda, the Daily News ca...
Mnangagwa fires warning shots 2 October 2017 HARARE - Embattled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has for the first time come to the defence of his beleaguered allies — urging them to unflinchingly stand by their own, the Daily News can report. In a sudden turn of events, Mnangagwa — who had earned a reputation of sacrificing his own to ...
Kasukuwere nullifies Masvingo suspensions 2 October 2017 HARARE - Zanu PF national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has reversed the suspension of four senior party officials in Masvingo province, as deadly factional wars rage in the volatile south-eastern region. The four, Mutero Masanganise (provincial secretary for gender), Gutu South MP ...
Who will take over from Mahofa? 16 September 2017 HARARE - Factions in the ruling Zanu PF party are burning the midnight oil in a bid to influence President Robert Mugabe's choice of successor to Shuvai Mahofa, who was the Provincial Affairs minister for Masvingo before her death on August 14. The Team Lacoste faction, which is calling the sh...
Mugabe succession: It's a two-horse race 14 September 2017 HARARE - The race to succeed President Robert Mugabe as leader of Zanu PF has narrowed to two major contenders namely Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who, despite the increasing hostility towards him, still stands a good chance to succeed the incumbent on ...
Govt funds another dam in Masvingo 25 August 2017 HARARE - Government is funding the long-delayed Runde-Tende mega dam project in Masvingo, with work beginning soon, Agriculture deputy minister Davis Marapira has said. He told a Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) and Zimbabwe Agricultural Society breakfast meeting on Tuesday that th...
Illegal Tongaat settlers stranded after Mahofa death 22 August 2017 HARARE - Hundreds of illegal settlers who invaded sugar estates owned by the Zimbabwe units of South Africa’s Tongaat Hullett and have been shielded from eviction by Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa have been left in a quandary. Mahofa died on Monday last week after she colla...
Tension mars Mahofa burial 21 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, who arrived in the country in the early hours of yesterday morning, did not show up at the burial of Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, amid speculation that woeful events of the past few days might have tak...
Mahofa declared national hero 17 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF yesterday did not allow the party’s factional wars to sway them in honouring the late Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa when they ignored internal divisions and unanimously conferred her with national heroine status. Mahofa, who...
Masvingo seeks heroine status for Mahofa 16 August 2017 HARARE - The Zanu PF Masvingo Province has written to the politburo requesting that its late forthright Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Ben Mahofa — who collapsed and died on Monday morning — be declared a national heroine. Mahofa, 76, who died in the early hours of Monday, had been unwell ...
Mahofa dies 14 August 2017 HARARE - Masvingo provincial affairs minister, Shuvai Mahofa, has died. She collapsed at her house in Masvingo early this morning before being taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was 75. Psychomotor minister, Josiah Hungwe, confirmed Mahofa's death. “It's very sad. I ...
Suspended Masvingo Zanu PF members fight back 12 August 2017 HARARE - Suspended Masvingo Zanu PF members are seeking their reinstatement, arguing they will win their case as they are facing the same charges with party political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who is now off the hook. Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, deputy provincial chairperson Amas...
First lady hammers Mahofa 1 August 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe sledged Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Shuvai Mahofa for failing to acknowledge her while chanting the Zanu PF slogan and failing to display party regalia during a women's league national assembly meeting last Thursday. The party's new regalia, unveiled a...
Inside media's reportage on succession 30 July 2017 HARARE - As the Zanu PF succession debate gathers momentum ahead of the 2018 elections, there has been mixed feelings on how the local media has captured its dynamics. The Daily News caught up with analysts and media practitioners to find out how they rate the media’s performance when it came ...