Gilbert Nyambabvu

Chiefs council president urges Chamisa-Mnangagwa talks; ‘have tea together, bring own tea leaves if worried about poisoning’

By Staff Reporter CHIEF’S council president Fortune Charumbira has called for talks between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa. Speaking at the funeral in Masvingo of the mother to CCC’s Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume, Chief Charumbira said Chamisa and Mnangagwa need to have tea together to help bring

How education is pushing up remittances to Zimbabwe

By Darryl Pietersen, Director of Anglophone Africa, WorldRemit Education and development are integrated themes for any nation’s social and economic development. Despite this, the World Bank notes that in Eastern and Southern Africa, 89% of ten-year-old children are unable to read and understand a short text, reflecting a high percentage of learning poverty that was

Wild mushrooms bonanza. brings relief to rural families

By Associated Press Zimbabwe’s rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes. But the bounty also comes with danger as each year there are reports of people dying after eating poisonous fungi. Discerning between safe and toxic mushrooms has evolved into an inter-generational

Rural families find source of income as rainy season brings wild mushrooms bonanza

By Associated Press HARARE: Zimbabwe’s rainy season brings a bonanza of wild mushrooms, which many rural families feast upon and sell to boost their incomes. But the bounty also comes with danger as each year there are reports of people dying after eating poisonous fungi. Discerning between safe and toxic mushrooms has evolved into an

Mnangagwa granted ‘Freedom’ of second Midlands city

By Staff Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been honoured in his hometown after being awarded the ‘Freedom of the City’ by Kwekwe City Council. Councillors recently resolved to give Mnangagwa the honour, becoming the second city in Midlands to do so after the provincial capital Gweru. The move came after Kwekwe District Development Coordinator Fortune

IN-DEPTH: SA braces for day of chaos as Malema’s EFF demands ‘national shutdown’ for force President out

By Agencies South Africans are nervously awaiting a controversial “national shutdown” on Monday organised by a radical opposition party, which is accused of threatening violence and “looting” for those who refuse to take part. Amid ongoing rolling blackouts — and the looming threat of a total collapse of the power grid — skyrocketing crime and unemployment and

Mozambicans march to honour protest rapper after his death

By Associated Press MAPUTO: Mozambicans are planning marches across the country to honor Azagaia, a popular protest rapper and fierce government critic, who died last week. Memorial marches are planned in every major city on Saturday for the musician who died after an epileptic seizure at the age of 38. The nationwide demonstrations follow Azagaia’s

UK minister in Rwanda to reinforce migrant deportation plan

By Associated Press LONDON: Britain’s interior minister arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for a visit aimed at reinforcing the U.K. government’s commitment to a controversial plan to deport some asylum-seekers to the African country. Ahead of her visit, Home Secretary Suella Braverman said the migration policy “will act as a powerful deterrent against dangerous and

UK-based Marula Mining set to tap into Zim’s Lithium resource

By Alois Vinga ENGLAND based mining investor, Marula Mining PLC – Haywards Heath has tabled plans to establish a new mining subsidiary in Zimbabwe which will focus on the fast growing battery metals sector. The mineral resource rich Southern Africa nation has the largest lithium deposit on the continent amid expectations that it can do better from

Exiled Mzembi predicts GNU post 2023 elections

By Staff Reporter EXILED former cabinet minister Walter Mzembi has predicted dialogue and the formation of a government of national unity (GNU) after this year’s general elections. The last GNU was formed in 2009 between the opposition MDCs and the ruling Zanu PF. It was led by late former President Robert Mugabe and his nemesis,

Zanu PF warns old guard accused of blocking challengers in primaries

By Darlington Gatsi ZANU PF political commissar, Mike Bimha, has warned aspiring primary elections candidates who are using underhanded activities that they risk being ejected from polls This comes as party members aspiring to represent the party in councils, National Assembly and the Senate jostle in primary elections which will be held on a date to

Chivhu killer mother convicted after killing her 4 kids to spite cheating husband; court rejects insanity plea, calls her ‘cruel, heartless’

By Mary Taruvinga A CHIVHU woman who callously murdered her four children to get even with her cheating husband has been found guilty and convicted by the High Court Emelda Marizani was convicted by Justice Munamato Mutevedzi following a full trial during which she denied the allegations blaming mental health problems. The judge trashed her

UK parliament votes in favour of 5-year ban on import of hunting trophies; Zimbabwe gets 25% of conservation funding from professional hunters

By Leopold Munhende THE UK Parliament Friday voted in favour of amendments to the Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill that will effect a five year ban on hunting trophy imports if passed into law. The bill, which acknowledged the importance of fees paid by trophy hunters in conservation of Africa’s wildlife, however raised questions of whether its

CANADA: FC London adds highly-rated goalkeeper Darlington Murasiranwa

By CANADA: League1 Ontario side FC London has added another highly-rated youngster amid an ambitious squad build for the 2023 season. The Ontario-based club has confirmed the acquisition of Darlington Murasiranwa, a Canadian-Zimbabwean goalkeeper who made 14 appearances for FC Edmonton last season. The new FC London goalkeeper was born in Zimbabwe, but began his

SA defence forces ‘disappointed’ after soldier arrested for allegedly attacking cops, freeing Zim prisoners

By The SANDF says it is disappointed that a soldier has been arrested for allegedly attacking Limpopo police officers. During the attack, six awaiting trial prisoners were freed. The soldier forms part of anti-poaching efforts along the South Africa-Zimbabwe border. A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) member deployed to safeguard the SA-Zimbabwe border

Bournemouth coach says not involved in Jordan Zemura contract situation

By The Echo Bournemouth Gary O’Neil insists Jordan Zemura remains in his thoughts regarding team selection, but added: “We have three very capable left-backs.” With Lloyd Kelly and Matias Vina returning to fitness, Zemura was a surprise omission from the squad to face Liverpool last weekend, having impressed in recent weeks. The Daily Echo understands

Stars return to boost Zimbabwe for Netherlands ODIs

By Zimbabwe have named a full-strength squad which features their premier players including Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl for the ODI series against Netherlands, all set to commence from 21 March. While Raza and Burl are back from franchise cricket commitments abroad, the Chevrons have also been boosted by the return of