Articles tagged 'navuz'

Zvorwadza arrested over Daily News story 12 October 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested Stendrick Zvorwadza, a pro-democracy campaigner and charged him with undermining authority or insulting President Robert Mugabe. He was arrested by detectives from Harare Central Police Station's Law and Order Section. Zvorwadza, who is the cha...
Zvorwadza seeks Con-Court referral 14 February 2017 HARARE - Vendors' leader, Sten Zvorwadza, and 13 alleged accomplices yesterday gave notice of intention to have their public disorder case referred to the Constitutional Court (Con-Court). The group — charged with disorderly conduct in a public place following a July 16, 2016 demonstration aga...
Vendors petition ministers over HCC blitz 2 February 2017 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) has petitioned government ministers and the police to block Harare City Council (HCC)'s blitz against them. Council and the police launched a blitz to drive vendors out of the Harare CBD as part of desperate measures to contain a typhoid ...
Protest under way against street vending ban 13 January 2017 HARARE - Vendors have vowed to stage street protests against the vending ban imposed by government. A taskforce of government ministries, Harare City Council and the Environmental Management Agency (Ema) last week banned the sale of uncooked and cooked food on the streets ostensibly to curb th...
Typhoid outbreak: Vendors resist ban 7 January 2017 HARARE - Harare vendors are resisting the move by government to ban fruit and vegetable hawking arguing it is insensitive to the struggling poor. National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza said government has failed to create jobs, forcing long-suffering citizens to ...
No Xmas to celebrate: Vendors 23 December 2016 HARARE - Vendors say they will continue with their business as usual, despite the Christmas and New Year holidays. This comes as most Zimbabweans' holiday mood has been dampened by the escalating economic crisis, with scores struggling to get their hard-earned money from banks — waiting hours ...
Zvorwadza trial deferred to Feb 17 December 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union leader Sten Zvorwadza will be back in court in February for trial continuation in a case he is accused of threatening to burn down a five-star hotel. Zvorwadza was demonstrating against Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko's prolonged stay at the Harare-based hotel...
Vendors leader Zvorwadza acquitted 13 December 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) president Sten Zvorwadza yesterday leapt with joy as he exited the magistrates' court following an acquittal on disorderly conduct charges that emanated from a 2013 incident. Harare magistrate Vongai Guwuriro acquitted the pro-democracy activ...
Zvorwadza graft protest trial set for January 8 December 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe chairperson Sten Zvorwadza will stand trial in January on charges stemming from his arrest with more than a dozen other activists while protesting alleged municipal police corruption. Zvorwadza, who has not been asked to plead to misdemeanour charges...
Zvorwadza in dramatic court plea 22 November 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union  (Navuz) leader Sten Zvorwadza staged a dramatic plea for a postponement of his cases when he stormed the courtroom with his luggage and an air ticket for a flight that was due to depart at 12pm yesterday. Zvorwadza surprised Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti ...
Protesters warn police against crushing demo 18 November 2016 HARARE - Protesters have warned law enforcement agents against crushing today's “mega demonstration”, saying the situation could spiral out of control if heavy-handed methods are used. National Vendors Union (Navuz leader) Sten Zvorwadza told a press conference yesterday that they have been in...
Mega anti-Mugabe demo going ahead 17 November 2016 HARARE - Organisers of tomorrow's much-hyped “mega demonstration” against President Robert Mugabe in Harare are on a collision course with the country's panicking authorities, vowing yesterday that they would go ahead with the mass protest without permission from the police. With Zimbabweans r...
Zvorwadza gets international support for demos 14 November 2016 HARARE - After spending more than three weeks in the Diaspora, militant leader of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) Sten Zvorwadza says he now has the resources to hold sustainable demonstrations until the President Robert Mugabe led government crumbles. There has been a lull in d...
Zvorwadza acquires helmet 10 October 2016 HARARE - Police should consider deploying new tactics during encounters with National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe chairperson Sten Zvorwadza who now spots a helmet. Zvorwadza's latest acquisition — a full face helmet — came after he was brutally assaulted by police officers while petitioning to ...
Zvorwadza's busy court schedule 10 October 2016 HARARE - Pro-democracy activist Sten Zvorwadza had a busy day at the Harare Magistrates' Courts on Wednesday as he hoped from one courtroom to another attending to three different cases. At 8am, the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson appeared before the court answering to c...
Zvorwadza faces 3 trials in one day 2 October 2016 HARARE - Militant chairperson of the National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) Sten Zvorwadza will on October 5, attend three different court hearings, as the State seeks to nail him. At 8am Zvorwadza will appear before Harare magistrate Tendai Rusinahama for continuation of a case he is accu...
Vendors chair abducted, left for dead 29 September 2016 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) — led by the forceful anti-President Robert Mugabe activist, Sten Zvorwadza — has claimed that its Harare chairperson, Kudakwashe Kambakunje, was “abducted and brutally assaulted by suspected State security agents” on Tuesday. Zvorwadza s...
Fresh violence shakes Harare 28 September 2016 HARARE - Deadly violence rocked Harare once again yesterday, as police fought running battles with supposed rioting vendors in the capital city's central business district — amid stunning claims that the troublemakers in fact belonged to a faction of President Robert Mugabe's warring Zanu PF part...
Police leave activist for dead 19 August 2016 HARARE - National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) chairperson Sten Zvorwadza was yesterday admitted in hospital after heavily-armed police brutally attacked him while he was protesting at the Harare Central Police Station. Zvorwadza was demonstrating against police's ruthless actions on vend...
Vendors vow to bring down Mugabe 23 July 2016 HARARE - The National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) has vowed to escalate protests against President Robert Mugabe until he steps down. Navuz chairperson, Stern Zvorwadza, said Mugabe and his administration are “clueless” and “abused Zimbabwean citizens”. “...we are going to continue wi...
Vendors cry foul over Zanu PF's million-man march 27 May 2016 HARARE - Vendors were on Wednesday left counting their losses as Zanu PF shut down their market places so as to frogmarch them to the so-called one million-man march, which failed to live to its billing. In a statement National Vendors Union of Zimbabwe (Navuz) said the President Robert Mugabe...