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

Minister Cain Mathema

Minister grilled over passport crisis, denies document printed by Nikuv

By Anna Chibamu NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa and fellow opposition legislators Wednesday took Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema to task on why government was making citizens’ lives unbearable through failure to produce passports. During parliament’s question and answer session, MPs took turns to demand answers on why government failures have sunk to levels where it

Auxillia Mnangagwa

Vic Falls school gets first innovation hub

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls Primary School in the resort town on Tuesday witnessed the opening of an innovation hub, an information technology lab equipped with TV screens and Ipads for use by teachers and learners during lessons. The solar powered innovation hub is a partnership by Love for Africa, which is a tour

Truckers make mockery of ZIMRA tracking system as violations increase 96%

By Alois Vinga THE Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) violations registered a 96% increase signifying accelerated efforts by truck drivers to avoid the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s (ZIMRA) cargo compliance systems, it has emerged. ECTS is a technology solution that enables real-time tracking of cargo from point of loading to point of offloading. The system was

Energy Minister Fortune Chasi

Zesa to increase tariffs as power crisis continues

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT has given the green light to power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) to increase its tariffs in the wake of crippling power outages brought by low generating capacity at Kariba coupled with lack of foreign currency to import more power. This was revealed by Energy Minister Fortune Chasi in parliament

Innocent Gonese

MDC MP demands probe into threats against First Lady

By Anna Chibamu MUTARE Central MP, Innocent Gonese Wednesday demanded an investigation into recent threats on the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s life by a state security officer. The MDC politician also said during parliament’s question and answer session that government should also update the nation on who carried out the shock assassination attempt against President

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa summons Bulawayo councillors to Harare as Mayor, T/C tiff ignites tribal storm

By Leopold Munhende MDC President Nelson Chamisa has summoned to Harare, all Bulawayo City councillors following a tribal storm torched by the recent suspension of Town Clerk Christopher Dube by Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami. This was revealed by party spokesperson Daniel Molokele during a news conference in Harare on Wednesday. “Tomorrow (Thursday) all the councillors

Under siege...Marry Chiwenga

Ex-football star claims $700k from Mary Chiwenga, says ex-wife cheated way out of marriage

By Mary Taruvinga EX-ZIMBABWE football international footballer, Shingayi Kawondera and first husband to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife, Marry, has come out of his shell, confronting his ex-wife with a US$700 000 claim for allegedly cheating her way out of the couple’s marriage. Kawondera has sensationally claimed he never consented to divorce with the former

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu makes history as Israel’s longest-serving leader

Associated Press Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country’s greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. He has persevered through scandals, crises and conflicts, winning election after election even as the country grows more bitterly polarized. His supporters credit him

Donald Trump

US House votes to condemn Trump’s ‘racist comments’

AFP The US House of Representatives formally condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday for xenophobic attacks on four minority Democratic lawmakers and hostile language targeting immigrants, as the president denied accusations of racism. Top Republican leaders rallied around Trump, but four members of the president’s party voted with the 235 Democrats to condemn him for “racist

Sudan military and civilians sign deal to end deadly turmoil

BBC Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord after all-night talks. It is a “historic moment” for the country, the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, is quoted as saying by AFP news agency. Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar

The late Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg, South Africa’s ‘White Zulu’, dies at 66

By Agencies SOUTH African singer and songwriter Johnny Clegg, one of the few white artists to openly confront the apartheid government in the late 1970s and 1980s, has died. The Grammy-nominated artist – often called the “White Zulu” – died peacefully on Tuesday at his home in Johannesburg with his family there, his manager Roddy

Murder over woman in Mat North

Man fatally stabs girlfriend’s husband

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A man from Nkayi has been arrested for allegedly stabbing to death his girlfriend’s former husband who had confronted him for destroying his marriage. Vusumuzi Nkomo, aged 26, allegedly drew a knife and stabbed 23-year-old Mbonisi Nkomo of Tshanke area under Chief Tshugulu on Sunday when the two met along a

Tendai Mtawarira

Mtawarira set to announce retirement plans

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN South African rugby star Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has revealed that he will make a decision on his Springbok future later this year after the World Cup in Japan. The 33-year-old veteran prop‚ who has played over 100 Test matches for the Springboks is reportedly considering his future after a glittering career

Independent Norton MP Temba Mliswa

Right to recall: MPs to move motion against controversial provision

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OUTSPOKEN legislators, Temba Mliswa (Independent) and Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (MDC) will this week move a motion to repeal a section of the law that gives parties the right to recall Members of Parliament once they are deemed to have “rebelled” against their leadership. Former Cabinet Minister Misihairabwi-Mushonga, speaking on hers and Mliswa’s behalf,

Insert: Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni

MDC lashes out at Bulawayo tribal attacks on Councillors

By Bulawayo Correspondent AN ethnically inspired attack of five local Councillors in Bulawayo last week has brought the MDC fighting with the opposition party’s provincial women’s assembly demanding an end. Five MDC Councillors were reportedly attacked by the hooligans last week. Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami’s attempt to suspend Dube on charges of incompetence and

Deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Ndebele areas rile rural Councillors

By Staff Reporter THE deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in rural areas where Ndebele is the main language has riled some councillors in Zibagwe Rural District Council (ZRDC) who are now demanding government to act on the issue. According to some of the Councillors, the zero percent pass-rate in some areas like Silobela can be