Articles tagged 'protests'

Businessman helps victims of brutal Zim crackdown 1 February 2019 HARARE - Businessman Frank Buyanga has visited the wounded victims of Zimbabwe's deadly fuel riots, which have left 12 people dead and hundreds of others injured, taking some to hospital for medical care. This comes after his African Medallion Group (AMG) has established a humanitarian departm...
PSL teams' pre-season plans in disarray 21 January 2019 HARARE - Most of the Castle Lager Premiership clubs had their pre-season training programmes interrupted by the violent fuel hike protests that rocked Harare, Bulawayo and other towns last week. With the 2019 season set to start in March, a number of clubs had already began their preparations ...
ED urged to hike public sector salaries 14 January 2019 HARARE - A Zimbabwean businessman has urged government to raise wages in a bid to prevent the meagre income of public sector workers becoming a source of anger for citizens. In a letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa seen by the Daily News, businessman Frank Buyanga said the hike will preempt...
ED faces protests 2 January 2019 HARARE - Mass protests have been lined up in the New Year as public disenchantment against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration continues to grow, the Daily News can report. Yesterday, the main opposition party led by Nelson Chamisa revealed that it will engage in mass protests this m...
Mnangagwa faces protests as MDC & teachers take to the streets 2 January 2019 HARARE - Mass protests have been lined up in the New Year as public disenchantment against President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration continues to grow, the Daily News can report. [Adz] [GoogleAd]  
MPs want liquid in water cannons probed 2 November 2018 HARARE - Parliament has been urged to institute an investigation into the chemical composition of the liquid in water cannons used by police to disperse crowds amid fears that the liquid could contain harmful substances. This came out in the National Assembly on Tuesday during a debate on a re...
MDC to join ZCTU demos 14 October 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has resolved to join the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the rest of the suffering citizens in protesting against the deteriorating economic conditions in the country. The resolution was made during the MDC's urgent national executive committee ...
Tax protests loom 9 October 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is on the brink of crippling protests over the recently introduced tax regime that are seen dampening current efforts aimed at reviving the country's economy, which has continued on a downward trend, amid serious shortages of goods and escalation of prices. Last week, the Zim...
'Zimbabweans must not give up on Dzamara' 9 April 2018 EDITOR — I write with so much pain in my heart. It is sad that years have gone by but still there is no answer to Itai Dzamara's whereabouts. With the new dispensation one would think that answers would start trickling in but alas there is nothing. I am appealing to the media fraternity, civil...
Chilling police torture claims 25 February 2018 HARARE - Hardly a day after apologising for the killings of innocent people during Thursday's protests over the kombi ban and illegal vending in the city, police were yesterday back in the public spotlight after they were accused of severely assaulting and torturing suspects in their custody. ...
Should Mugabe account for past crimes? 20 November 2017 HARARE - Anaysts are divided on whether President Robert Mugabe should be prosecuted for past crimes, committed during his 37 years in power, in the event that he resigns or is pushed out. During his time as president, Mugabe master-minded the Gukurahundi massacres and the infamous 2005 Operat...
It is all over for Mugabe 19 November 2017 HARARE - Multitudes of Zimbabweans from all walks of life poured into the streets of Harare, Bulawayo and other major cities and towns dotted across the country, calling for the ouster of long-ruling President Robert Mugabe, who now looks certain to quit. Early in the morning of yesterday, ten...
Boy (16) in court over demo 3 October 2017 HARARE - A 16-year-old boy has been arraigned before the courts on allegations of participating in a demonstration that rocked Harare city centre last Friday. Thomas Chihuri, 16, was jointly charged with Gibson Mavhunga, 48, when he appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. The duo...
State's case against Evan Mawarire collapses 29 September 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire's lawyer Harrison Nkomo yesterday trashed the State case during cross examination of the first witness in a trial in which the cleric is charged with attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government. Witness Edmore Muchineripi Runganga, who is the investigati...
Mawarire freed on fresh subversion charge 27 September 2017 HARARE - Activist pastor, Evan Mawarire, accused of attempting to subvert the government following a Facebook live post sledging President Robert Mugabe's “appalling handling” of the economy was freed by the courts yesterday because he had been over detained. Mawarire of  #ThisFlag movement wa...
Mawarire trial opens 26 September 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader pastor Evan Mawarire's trial in a matter in which he is accused of attempting to overthrow the President Robert Mugabe-led government opened yesterday in the High Court. Mawarire, who is facing an alternative charge of incitement to commit public v...
I will run for office: Mawarire 10 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Evan Mawarire, the controversial cleric who popularised the #ThisFlag movement on Friday visited the City of Kings to lead the Zimbabwe prayer Night of Hope at Harvest House International Church. After the church service, the Daily News on Sunday's Letwin Nyambayo caught up with him...
I miss my wife: Mawarire 7 September 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Evan Mawarire says he misses his wife and kids he left behind in the United States when he made a surprise return to Zimbabwe early this year after his self-imposed exile. Mawarire shot to prominence last year in July when thousands of workers heeded his call to sta...
No political will to solve Dzamara's disappearance 31 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe has shown no political will to solve the mystery surrounding the abduction of a prominent journalist-turned activist in Harare demanding that President Robert Mugabe resigns, rights lawyers said yesterday as the world commemorated the United Nations International Day of the Vict...
Anti-Mugabe cleric evicted from one-room lodging 13 August 2017 HARARE - Woes continue to mount for activist cleric Phillip Mugadza — who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die on October 17 this year — as he has been evicted from his one-room lodgings in the high density suburb of Glen View. Following his controversial prophecy and consequent i...
Church condemns police brutality 15 July 2017 HARARE - The Church has condemned the police for its use of force in crushing Wednesday's demonstration by the MDC youths describing its heavy-handedness as irrational and bad for upholding national peace and democracy at large. Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader Bishop Ancelimo Magaya had n...
Police ruthlessly crush MDC demo 13 July 2017 HARARE - Harare was turned into a war zone yesterday as police fought running battles with angry MDC youths who had gathered in the capital to demonstrate against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)'s alleged failure to implement electoral reforms. Yesterday's trouble started after MDC you...
PICS: MDC youths, police clash 12 July 2017 HARARE - Protesting MDC youths clash with riot police in the Harare CBD on Wednesday.
Police 'unaware' of MDC demo 12 July 2017 HARARE - Police yesterday said they had not cleared today's planned demonstration by MDC youths — setting up a potentially explosive confrontation with the organisers who said they will resist any attempts to stop them from holding their protest march. “I don't know about the demonstration, we...
Rights group condemns use of tear gas 4 July 2017 HARARE - A rights group has condemned the use of tear gas by police against ordinary citizens in Harare's Central Business District (CBD) last week and said such action was “reckless and dangerous”. Dozens were choked when police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at crowds as they tried to dis...