Leopold Munhende

For once an abundance of water is saving lives in Manicaland; After years of struggling to fetch water for their care, expecting mothers enjoying hot showers, clean water in comfort

By Leopold Munhende recently in Manicaland FOR most urban dwellers in Zimbabwe the current water crisis is all about failure to use their taps and cisterns, the longing for a shower, or at worst a 200m walk to a community borehole where, despite the hustle, they do fill up 20-litre containers and head home. For

My neighbour told me smoking weed would make me a genius – says Mutare student in chronicle of how school’s health club helped him say no to drugs

By Leopold Munhende TAKEMORE Njekezana (17) could have been one of the many adolescents trudging urban streets dead-drunk, stoned or worse if he had listened to his neighbour’s advice that smoking weed would make him a genius at mathematics in 2021. The orphaned Njekezana, now in his third year at Sakubva 1 High school considers himself

Politics of the Rhythm: Unpacking Winky D`s Eureka Eureka Album

The great African-American novelist, poet and essayist James Baldwin once philosophically asserted: “Music is our witness and our ally. The “beat” is a confession which recognises, changes and conquers time. Music itself must act upon time, not lose itself to it; must stem itself against the empty flood” This philosophical and pedagogical reasoning by Baldwin

Fugitive cop and prophet killer arrested in Mozambique

By Staff Reporter FORMER Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officer, Jaison Muvhevhi, who shot and killed three people in Wedza last Friday has been arrested this morning in Mozambique. Muvhevhi, who was on the run from authorities, had escaped a shootout with police in Rusape on Saturday before he fled into a mountain. In a video circulating

2 Minutes and 29 Seconds: Political Violence and 2023 Elections

By Joseph Chikowero, PhD The video is just 2 minutes and 29 seconds long. A group of elderly men and women sit on low wooden seats around an open space somewhere in rural Zimbabwe. A young woman recording the scene pans the small group and then zeroes in on each of the senior citizens, demanding

Chat GPT: The AI revolution that could change the face of Zimbabwe’s economy

 By Taedzwa Chikono AS artificial intelligence technologies like Chat GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) become more widely adopted, there is growing concern about the potential impact on employment in various industries. In Zimbabwe, the adoption of Chat GPT is likely to have significant implications for the economy as a whole, with potential impacts on a range

Murehwa Violence: Catholics Bishops add voice, demand thorough investigation

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) has called on government to activate its state security institutions for thorough investigation of the politically motivated violence witnessed in Murehwa. Only one suspect,  a 67 year-old, has been arrested since a video of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters being flogged by alleged Zanu PF

ZESA regional manager blames renewed power cuts on faults, vandalism

By Kukurigo BULAWAYO: A Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) top manager has blamed renewed power outages in parts of the country to a combination of faults and vandalism on the struggling power utility’s infrastructure. In the few weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday, businesses and households in the country endured exceedingly lengthy hours daily

Star Africa’s production down 6% due to power outages

By Alois Vinga LISTED sugar based products manufacturer and marketer, Star Africa Corporation Limited (SACL) has seen its production reducing by 6% due to choking power outages. The electricity crisis has dogged Zimbabwe’s industry in the latter months of the year.i It is currently experiencing one of it’s worst power crises which has seen load

Domestic credit extended to companies, entities up 80%

By Alois Vinga DOMESTIC credit extended to local companies and other entities increased 80,2% in the month of September 2022 in the face of high interest rates headwinds, Reserve Bank Zimbabwe (RBZ) latest data has revealed. In the year’s first half, the RBZ hiked interest rates by 200% in a bid to block speculative borrowing

Exceptional Raza nominated for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the year award

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket stalwart Sikandar Raza could cap off what has been a remarkable year of success in style by winning a prestigious award after being nominated for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the year award on Thursday. The International Cricket Council on Thursday released the list of nominees for the ICC

Kadewere primed for Spanish LaLiga bow

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international striker Tino Kadewere is finally set to make his Spanish La Liga debut for Real Mallorca, almost four months since he joined the club on loan from French outfit Olympique Lyon. The 26-year former Harare City player became the first Zimbabwean to join a Spanish topflight league club when he

TNF approves five years long Decent Work Country Programme

By Alois Vinga THE Tripartite Negotiation Forum (TNF) recently  approved a five years long Decent Work Country Program (DWCP) which is poised towards employment creation  , strengthening labour and social protection among other benefits. The DWCP for Zimbabwe covering 2022 – 2026, was signed recently in the resort town of Victoria Falls by the tripartite

CCC activist Ali’s secret burial plan by ‘bribed relatives’ backfires; Govt denies involvement in ‘State assisted funeral’ bid

By Anna Chibamu and Darlington Gatsi GOVERNMENT has been sucked into a botched-up plan to secretly bury slain Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Moreblessing Ali which was scheduled for Mabvuku cemetery Wednesday. Ali’s dismembered body was discovered in Nyatsime last June after she was gruesomely murdered by claimed Zanu PF member Pius Jamba. Her

From Warriors heartbreak to the Chevrons – the pretty and ugly of 2022

By Darlington Gatsi LOCAL sport continued on a rebound after enduring the effects of virulent COVID-19 pandemic in the previous two years. As the curtain comes down on the year 2022, NewZimbabwe.com traces the highs and lows of different sporting codes. Warriors AFCON heartbreak Zimbabwe senior football team, Warriors, went into this year’s rescheduled Africa

Chidzambwa backs under fire Billiat

By Sports Reporter FORMER Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa has defended ex-Zimbabwe international Khama Billiat, insisting he cannot be faulted for Kaizer Chiefs’ failure to win any silverware in recent years. Billiat was signed by Kaizer Chiefs from Mamelodi Sundowns in 2018 amid high expectations but has struggled to reproduce the form he showed at his

We will defend our people in the rural areas – says CCC, as fears of violence persist

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), a victim of targeted politically motivated violence since its inception earlier this year, has vowed to protect its supporters in some of the country’s most tense rural areas ahead of next year’s polls. Incidents of violence have been recorded against its members across the

Foreign currency receipts hit US$9,9 billion

By Alois Vinga FOREIGN currency receipts recorded have so far reached a total US$9,9 billion, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy governor, Innocent Matshe has revealed. Matshe said this confirmed surging foreign currency inflows. “The year 2022 saw the country recording a record high foreign currency receipts in 10 years. The trend is continuing in

Gang beats man to death for stealing 11 donkeys; body dumped at headman’s homestead

By Staff Reporter A gang of five from Silobela which beat to death a 23-year old man for stealing seven donkeys sometime in 2020 and dumped his body at a headman’s homestead has been arrested, NewZimbabwe.com has learnt. The gang was arraigned before the Kwekwe magistrates court according to Midlands Police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko. Mahoko