Articles tagged 'mutare'

Mutare bans street vendors over epidemic 21 September 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council has banned all illegal vending exercises threatening to “thoroughly deal” with anyone who defies the edict as the municipality moves to forestall a cholera outbreak. The local authority said it will partner with other State security agents in unfurling the operatio...
Con artist 'defrauds' job-seeker of $83 10 September 2018 MUTARE - A con-artist who defrauded a job-seeker of $83 has been convicted after a full trial. Blessing Nedahwa, 24, of Chikanga 2, Mutare will be sentenced today by magistrate Perseverance Makala after being found guilty on Friday. Nedahwa was being charged with fraud as defined in section...
Fear drives Kwaramba to stardom 10 September 2018 HARARE – Handball was Claris Kwaramba’s first love but a threat of punishment made her switch to netball and little did she know that this would be her path to stardom. The Platinum Queens wing defender was only 10 years old doing her Grade Five studies at Tsvingwe Primary School in Mutare whe...
EASTERN NEWS | Fires blur Vumba's spectacular scenery 30 August 2018 MUTARE - Rampant veld fire outbreaks that have left Manicaland charred are frustrating local hospitality operators as smoke is now blurring the views of some of the region’s most spectacular scenery. According to residents, the Vumba Mountains have been the most affected as fires from either s...
EASTERN NEWS | Urbanites bitter over election results 2 August 2018 MUTARE - Zanu PF Manicaland provincial chairperson Mike Madiro has expressed pleasure at the election results as urbanites slid into depression as rural voters swayed the election against the MDC Alliance. Zanu PF has won 19 of the 26 National Assembly seats in the province to the dismay of op...
Freddy heads to Mutare 22 July 2018 MUTARE - The Boka Grounds in Dangamvura, Mutare is set to explode on August 31 when Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder and leader Prophet Tapiwa Freddy visits the eastern city’s venue for all-night crusade. Dubbed the spiritual spectacles night 2, the event will be the second that the Glen ...
MDC Alliance attracts mammoth crowd in Mutare 15 July 2018 MUTARE - MDC Alliance yesterday pulled the biggest crowd in Mutare since its formation by packing Sakubva Stadium to the rafters, with close to 20 000 supporters turning up. Nelson Chamisa said in his stump speech they had to turn way some people to allow the programme to commence without dist...
EASTERN NEWS | Masekesa assailants in custody 14 June 2018 MUTARE - Six men, including cops, soldiers and municipal police officers who were allegedly contracted by a senior council official to assault a local journalist he accused of having an affair with his live-in girlfriend have all been arrested. The attack — including handcuffing, assault and s...
Record 59 000 register to vote in Dangamvura-Chikanga 11 June 2018 MUTARE - Dangamvura-Chikanga constituency has notched 59 000 registered voters, the highest in Manicaland, the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) has confirmed. The registered voters in the 2013 election stood at 30 680. This constituency consists mainly of Mutare city’s high density suburb...
Sakubva residents protest electricity disconnections 2 June 2018 MUTARE - Hundreds of residents in the high density suburb of Sakubva took to the streets on Thursday, protesting the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Zetdc)’s decision to switch off power to council-rented houses over a $2 million debt. Zetdc, a unit of Zesa Holdings...
EASTERN NEWS | Top cops fingered in smuggling 24 May 2018 MUTARE - Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, pictured, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of local police commanders he claimed were integral members of the criminal smuggling syndicates. Addressing Manicaland police commanders at Mutare Main Camp on Tuesday in his maiden tour of the pro...
EASTERN NEWS | ZANU PF bigwigs face uncertain future 26 April 2018 HARARE - Only two seating Members of Parliament in Manicaland Province are guaranteed of progressing to the do-or-die general elections to be held in July this year after their respective constituencies could not attract challengers in the Zanu PF primary polls, the Eastern News can report. Ma...
EASTERN NEWS | Families flee Arda Transau 15 March 2018 MUTARE - ARDA Transau — a State-owned farm-turned-residential area for people displaced by mining activities in the rich Chiadzwa diamond fields, where the country’s political elite and securocrats are accused of minting billions — has been an embarrassing paradox, a paragon of poverty. After ...
Commercial coffee farmers leave Zimbabwe 1 February 2018 MUTARE - Zimbabwe is only left with about two commercial coffee farmers on 300 hectares, down from 145 who were farming over 7 600 hectares before 2004. Zimbabwe Coffee Mill director Johane Jori told the Eastern News in an exclusive interview that the two are complemented by 400 smallholder fa...
EASTERN NEWS | Govt to launch village ICT centres 1 February 2018 Govt to launch village ICT centres MUTARE - Government plans to set up more community information centres (CICs), particularly in rural Manicaland, with at least 40 containerised ones on the cards, as part of efforts to provide e-government services. Most of the centres will be at post offi...
EASTERN NEWS 25 January 2018 Provincial youth chair likens self to ED MUTARE - Zanu PF Manicaland provincial youth chairperson Tawanda Mukodza was last week heckled after trying to respond to questions of his legitimacy by drawing parallels with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s leadership — suggesting that he too had not b...
'Christmas Pass unfit for heavy vehicle use' 18 January 2018 MUTARE - For all its magnificence, Christmas Pass is an engineering mistake that transformed Mutare into a pit-trap. Heavy vehicle mechanical faults — particularly brake failures, are always conspiring devilishly with the human instinct for self-preservation such that drivers are manoeuvring t...
Human-wildlife conflict rages as govt watches 18 January 2018 MUTARE - As wrangling between conservationists and villagers over why the perimeter fence around Save Valley Conservancy (SVC) no longer exists, the human-wildlife conflict along the nature reserve is taking a huge toll on Chipinge’s rural agricultural economy. Beyond loss of livestock and cro...
EASTERN NEWS | Smuggling rampant despite army deployment 11 January 2018 MUTARE – Deployment of armed soldiers at the Forbes Border Post is doing little in preventing the rampant smuggling of goods. Investigations by the Eastern News showed that there has not been any changes of smugglers' modus operandi in spite of the presence of armed soldiers who are positioned...
EASTERN NEWS | Mutare hails govt plans to construct airport 11 January 2018 MUTARE - Hoteliers and industry leaders have welcomed government's plans to construct an airport in Mutare, saying the move will integrate the eastern border town with the global economy. Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe (Haz) vice president Clive Chinwada told Eastern News that the planned...
EASTERN NEWS | Dog-breeding craze hits Mutare 11 January 2018 MUTARE - Mutare city has been hit by a craze to own expensive thoroughbred dogs, with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) attributing the trend to the rise in abuse of the animals. In an exclusive interview with Eastern News, SPCA Manicaland chairperson Lynne James said...
EASTERN NEWS | Backyard chicken runs condemned 28 December 2017 HARARE - Chicken-raring in residential areas poses a serious health risk that has largely been ignored by authorities because of the country's economic hardships, the Manicaland Poultry Producers Association MPPA) has said. The association's chairperson, Enoch Mbendani, told Eastern News that ...
'Demilitarise Grand Reef Airport to spur tourism' 21 November 2017 HARARE - Mutare has plenty of business opportunities for those who might want to invest in the city because it has the potential to expand, a top hotelier has said. Chairperson of the Inns of Zimbabwe and owner of the newly-established Gordon’s Select Breakfast in Mutare and Grace Cottage in B...
Chimene warns Asian business people 5 November 2017 MUTARE - Combative minister of State for Manicaland Province Mandiitawepi Chimene has warned that she will order the closure of Asian businesses that are refusing to accept plastic money and demanding cash. Speaking on the side-lines of a workshop to discuss Zanu PF's economic blueprint ZimAss...
EASTERN NEWS | Shadowy group runs amok in Sakubva 2 November 2017 A MYSTERIOUS group of people suspected to be soldiers on a revenge mission, turned Sakubva high density upside down last week, when it randomly assaulted people in the township — hardly two weeks after a soldier and footballer was attacked by a machete in the township. The army disowned the gr...