African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows

The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more. Some opted to make their own clothes to celebrate the arrival of a superhero many black moviegoers said

Taking the bull by the horns...MP Memory Mbondiah

WATCH: Hands Off ‘Bhuru’, We Are Coming For You – Mliswa Brigade Warns Mbondiah

By Thandiwe Garusa A GROUP of agitated Norton women have threatened to stage a protest at parliament building against opposition MDC Alliance legislator, Memory Mbondiah who on Monday this week assaulted their MP Temba Mliswa in the legislative house. Mliswa, who calls himself bhuru (bull), was bashed by an irate female MP following heated exchanges

Ex-President Jacob Zuma

South Africa To Try Zuma On Corruption Charges

Africa News Will South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma ever stand trial? The 79-year-old Zulu, is believed by many to be doing everything he can to delay that deadline. Forced to resign in 2018 after a series of corruption scandals, Zuma is due in court in Pietermaritzburg on Monday to face 16 charges of fraud, influence

MP Maggie Chapman

WATCH: Zim Born Scottish MP Takes Oath In Shona

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN born Scottish politician, Maggie Chapman has made history by becoming the first Scottish legislator to take oath in the European country’s parliament in the Shona language. The 41-year-old lawmaker was born in Zimbabwe and despite relocating to Scotland, has maintained her links to Zimbabwe. Chapman is a Member of Parliament of

Chief Justice Luke Malaba

JSC Opposes Malaba Term Extension Challenge By Lawyers

By Mary Taruvinga THE Judicial Services Commission (JSC) has opposed an application by top lawyer and Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum boss Musa Kika, who is challenging the extension of Chief Justice Luke Malaba’s term of office by President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has been granted the legal tools to do so by the enactment of

Chipo Joanne McLean

Zim-Born Philanthropist Named Among UK Pageant Finalists

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED Kingdom based Zimbabwean philanthropist, Chipo Joanne McLean has been named among the finalists of the Miss/Mrs UK 2020/2021 pageant. McLean moved to the UK over two decades back to settled in Stalybridge, Tameside where she has lived since then. Miss/Mrs Africa UK is open to all African women aged over 30

Zanu PF Makonde DCC Violence ‘Ring Leaders’ Freed On $10 000 Bail

By James Muonwa FOUR Zanu PF activists, who were allegedly involved in intra-party violence that broke out last weekend, were Thursday granted $10 000 bail each. Two of the arrested activists, namely Simbarashe Guvheya (40) and Zivanai Busai (37) are loyal to Information deputy minister, Kindness Paradza. The female pair of Ruth Chikukwa (40) and

MDC Alliance MP Job Sikhala

MPs Unite In Welcoming Chokuda Reappointment

By Anna Chibamu MPs from across the political divide on Wednesday took turns to express their approval over the reappointment of Kennedy Chokuda as Clerk of Parliament with MDC Alliance legislator Job Sikhala running out of superlatives to describe how professional the legislative institution’s boss was. Chokuda was Wednesday announced as having been reappointed for

Kaizer Chiefs star Khama Billiat

Billiat Suffers Another Leg Fracture

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS star Khama Billiat appears set to endure another long spell on the side-lines due to injury after Kaizer Chiefs head coach Gavin Hunt revealed the Zimbabwe international suffered another leg fracture on the same area he had a fracture that kept him out of action for three months since January. The

Zimplats Sues Ex-Workers For Clinging To Company Homes

By Mary Taruvinga SEVEN former Zimplats employees have been taken to court by the platinum miner for refusing to vacate company accommodation beyond the subsistence of their employment. The seven, Farai Mandimika, Maxwell Verenga, Triuona Makina, Bernard Mushonga, Rodwell Bhunu, Duplicate Ndoda and Liberty Dakarai, are still occupying the premises at Turf Village, long after

Fidelity Suffers 66% Investment Income Decline

By Alois Vinga LISTED insurance group, Fidelity Life Assurance (FLA) has suffered a 66 % investment income decline attributed to investment property fair value gains. In a trading update Thursday, FLA company secretary Chipo Matongo bemoaned the investment income declines saying they were a result of factors largely outside the company’s control. “The decrease in

RBZ governor John Mangudya

NMBZ Urges Forex Stability Sustenance For Economic Growth

By Alois Vinga LISTED premium financial services provider, National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe (NMBZ) has urged authorities to continue implementing efforts aimed at sustaining the prevailing exchange rate stability in order to bolster long term economic growth. The bank’s company secretary, Shumirai Pashapa made the remarks while presenting the NMBZ trading update for the first

MP Dexter Nduna

MPs Quiz Minister Over Rampant Gun Crime, Policy Flaws

By Anna Chibamu PARLIAMENTARIANS Wednesday took a government minister to task over what has become the rampant abuse of firearms in cases that have often resulted in some killings countrywide. During parliament’s question and answer session Wednesday, legislators expressed concern over killings involving gunfire among both ordinary citizens and security agents. Zanu PF Mhondoro-Ngezi MP,

BAT Blames Poor Disposable Incomes For Reduced Smoking

By Alois Vinga LISTED cigarette maker, British American Tobacco (BAT) has blamed poor disposable incomes for the decline suffered in sales volumes across traditionally high performing brands. In a trading update presented this week covering the quarter ended March 31, 2021, BAT chairman, Lovemore Manatsa attributed declines in volumes and the subsequent uptake of value

Cross Border Traders Hit Hard By Covid-19 Rules, Parly Told

By James Muonwa PARLIAMENT’S Portfolio Committee on Women’s Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Community Development has been lobbied to push for a further relaxation of Covid-19 regulations to allow resumption of cross-border travel and trade. Giving oral evidence during the committee’s public hearing held in Chinhoyi Thursday, SME sector players said the pandemic

Zim Man Arrested In SA For Selling Fake Driver’s Licences

SABC A Zimbabwean national has been sentenced to five years behind bars at the Mothibistad Magistrate’s Court near Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, for fraudulently manufacturing, issuing and selling Zimbabwean and South African drivers licenses as well as asylum seeker temporary permits and passports. The 30-year-old was arrested in 2019 and found guilty of fraud

Musician Thomas Mapfumo

Thomas Mapfumo Sues Cottco Over US$33k Debt

By Mary Taruvinga PROMINENT Chimurenga musician Thomas Chikawa, better known as Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, has dragged the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) to court for failing to settle a US$33 000 debt for commercial advert services he did for the company in Muzarabani District. Mukanya, as he is affectionately known, delivered the services in 2019