Articles tagged 'zimbabweans'

No place like home 24 December 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's worsening economic and political situation has over the years forced millions of skilled Zimbabweans to seek refuge in overseas countries.  Most of them are economic refugees seeking greener pastures, with some being members of opposition political parties who fled politica...
Mbalula blames Zimbos for farm murders 26 October 2017 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa Police minister Fikile Mbalula has blamed immigrant Zimbabweans for the surge in theft and violent deaths of white farmers. “It's true that there are criminals who are stealing from farms, undermining farmers work and that,” Mbalula told SABC on Tuesday. “But equ...
Zimbabweans promoting criminality in SA: Mbalula 26 July 2017 HARARE - South Africa's Police minister Fikile Mbalula has accused undocumented Zimbabwe nationals of wreaking havoc and perpetrating crime in the neighbouring country. “They kill, they do everything, we get into those buildings, they are stinking, they are dirty and they are high-jacked. We w...
Zimbabweans lack holiday culture, says minister 9 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans shun visiting local resorts and hotels, leaving them exclusively to foreigners, Tourism deputy minister Anastacia Ndlovu has said She told the Senate on Thursday that Zimbabweans needed to take the lead in visiting the country's tourist destinations. This came after Zan...
MPs desert xenophobia debate 12 March 2017 HARARE - Parliament had to be adjourned last week during a crucial debate on xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans in South Africa because Members of Parliament, who were present, could not constitute a quorum for the debate to proceed, the Daily News on Sunday can report. On March 1, Mabvuku-Tafa...
A bleak Freedom Day: Opposition 18 April 2015 HARARE - As Zimbabwe marks its 35 years of independence from Britain today, opposition parties say the time has come to take President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF head-on to engender meaningful political and economic freedom in the country. Speaking at a joint Press conference in Harare yesterda...
Zimbabweans still flocking to SA 17 April 2015 BULAWAYO - Locals here are still trekking to South Africa amid the growing reports of violence against foreigners spreading from Durban to Johannesburg. It was business as usual at the bus terminus along George Silundika Street in Zimbabwe's second largest city where a number of people were bu...
Freedom...good, bad and ugly too 17 April 2015 HARARE - Colonialism had little to commend it. It was ugliness personified. For those of us born when it was at full blast, the memories are difficult to erase. That is why I have declared that I personally have forgiven the fat white lady who, in 1956 in the city of Salisbury, asked about me:...
At 35, it's suffer continue 12 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabweans have savaged the ruinous policies of President Robert Mugabe and his ruling Zanu PF party, saying these have reduced the country to a basket case where chaotic urban street vending has now become professionalised and where there is very little to celebrate on Independence Day...
Mozambique deports 23 Zimbabweans 21 March 2015 MUTARE - Mozambique has deported 23 Zimbabweans apprehended for entering the country without valid documentation. The all-male deportees, the oldest of which is 34, jammed a court here when they appeared before magistrate Sekai Chiundura. They all pleaded guilty to unlawfully exiting the co...
Zimbabweans among Africa's poorest 12 January 2014 HARARE - The average wealth of individual Zimbabweans declined to $570 in 2013 from $630 in 2000 due to lack of ownership rights and constricted foreign direct investment, a New World Wealth (NWW) report has revealed. Andrew Amoils, a senior analyst with NWW, a research company providing infor...
Withdrawal symptoms: Zimbabweans opting out of the system 2 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabweans started withdrawing from the economy long before it collapsed. There was a lot of "wheeling and dealing" (madhiri) in offices and other places in the late 1980s and early 90s as  foreign exchange shortages began to bite and those who could source it bought machinery spares...
Steep fares leave Zimbabweans stranded in SA 30 December 2013 HARARE - Many Zimbabweans in South Africa are yet to return home to celebrate Christmas with their families as bus operators have hiked fares, the Daily News heard yesterday. People stranded across the Limpopo say they are waiting for reasonable fares for them to come home. “Ehe askana, tic...
Church leaders should be exemplary 2 December 2013 EDITOR — The recent surge in rape cases especially by pastors and church leaders has reached alarming levels. Church leaders should embody Christian values and be exemplary. They are able to counsel and advise their followers as such they are naturally trusted by their respective congregant...
Let us put our trust in God 29 November 2013 EDITOR — This is for my fellow Zimbabweans and for the Church in this nation. If you are like me you will have noticed and felt the deep air of despair and hopelessness that prevails in this nation at this time. You will see the seemingly depressing headlines in our newspapers and you will ...
Zimbabweans await delivery on promises 27 August 2013 HARARE - Despite the pomp and fanfare that characterised President Robert Mugabe's seventh inauguration at the National Sports Stadium in Harare last week, little has changed for the thousands of people who watched the veteran leader receive a new mandate and solemn pledges of loyalty from securi...
Good governance the way forward 11 August 2013 HARARE - Now that the election fever is over, the main question lingering in the minds of many, from all walks of life, is the roadmap for the future. The new government needs to foster and nature unity among Zimbabweans. Since 2000, this country has been greatly divided along tribal, ethni...
Zimbabweans deserve to know election dates 6 May 2013 HARARE - For once Zimbabweans should be told the truth about the election dates because President Robert Mugabe is not being sincere when he declares that elections would be held next month. And the clock is ticking; next month is not far at all and we wait to see if Mugabe will hold to his word....
'Majority of Zimbabweans living in abject poverty' 29 April 2013 HARARE - At least six out of every 10 households in Zimbabwe are living in dire poverty, a report by a government statistics agency has revealed. A recently released poverty assessment report by Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) shows poverty is deeper in rural and farming areas where...
Zimbabweans on paper, South Africans at heart 29 April 2013 BEITBRIDGE - From currency to television and radio, people in this poor southern region are likely to know more about South African affairs than the average Zulu. The cocky ones tell you they actually mistake South African leader Jacob Zuma as their president. The minority Venda community, who sa...
'More Zimbabweans sinking into poverty' 19 April 2013 HARARE - More Zimbabweans are sinking into poverty compared to the situation at the beginning of the decade, figures released yesterday show. According to the latest Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstats) survey for 2011/2012, cases of extreme poverty have however, reduced. In a document ...
'Zimbabweans in SA living under harsh conditions' 25 November 2012 HARARE - Desperate Zimbabwean migrants working on South African farms are faced with the dilemma of standing for their rights or risk losing their jobs, reports have suggested. Many Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa either sold all their belongings or abandoned their life in Zimbabwe...