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VP Chiwenga estranged wife Marry’s freedom bid hits snag; money laundering probe almost complete

By Paul Katanda VICE President Constantino Chiwenga’s fomer wife, Marry Mubaiwa’s application to be removed from further remand was Tuesday dismissed by Harare Magistrate Stanford Mambanje arguing her investigation on money laundering was almost complete. In passing ruling, Mambanje stated the ex-model’s probe was nearing completion, therefore Mubaiwa had no reason to seek removal from

Murowa Diamonds moves in to douse worker unrest at sub contractor’s mine over five month failure to pay wages

By Staff Reporter MUROWA Diamonds has moved in to douse flames raging at one of its sub-contractors, Capafare Investments, following a salary protest by workers who had gone five months without receiving wages. The protest resulted in at least 43 Capafare Investments employees getting fired. Murowa Diamonds said it will pay its outstanding invoices to ensure production

Invictus expands Cabora Bassa exploration licence footprint

By Reason Razao INVICTUS Energy has expanded its exploration footprint in the Cabora Bassa basin following a successful assignment agreement with the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe (SWFZ). Invictus is an independent upstream oil and gas company headquartered and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with offices in Harare. The group is opening one of

GZU hikes accommodation fees; students union engages ministry for reprieve

By Clayton Shereni | Masvingo Correspondent GREAT Zimbabwe University (GZU) has announced new accommodation fees for the upcoming semester which is set to commence early next month with students having to pay not less than US$200. The institution which has campus residence in Masvingo and Mashava is charging US$220 per head for shared rooms in Mashava

Stanbic Bank facilitates import of US$400 000 goods through Africa-China facility

By Reason Razao  STANBIC Bank says it has facilitated payment of close to half a million United States dollars worth of imported products for Zimbabweans through its African-China Trade Solutions (ACTS) facility. Orders worth US$400 000 have been made with the first batch of orders expected to arrive monthend while others are under discussion. Stanbic Bank head of trade and Africa-China banking

Zimbabwe set to benefit from quinoa planting project

By Thobekile Khumalo  ZIMBABWE is set to benefit from a quinoa planting project meant to build resilience in 18 Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) districts across the country facing hunger. The programme is meant to also promote small grain farming. Quinoa is a gluten-free plant food, which contains high fiber, protein and highly nutritious. It was introduced by

St. George’s College T20 tourney makes a comeback after Covid-19 induced absence

By Staff Reporter SOME of Zimbabwe’s top schools, St. Andrews College of Grahamstown, South Africa and Windhoek High of Namibia will from August 25 to 28, 2022 battle it out at the St. George’s College Smashing T20 cricket tournament. The CABS sponsored tournament makes a return, this year, following a two year Covid-19 induced absence. Lomagundi

Wadyajena and co-accused remanded in custody; bail hearing continuation set for Thursday

By Staff Reporter GOKWE-Nembudziya legislator Mayor Wadyajena arrested Tuesday on money laundering charges will spend a night at Harare Remand Prison after he was remanded in custody pending finalisation of his bail hearing Thursday. He is jointly charged with Cotton Company (COTTCO) officials Pius Manamike, Maxmore Njanji, Fortunate Molai and Chiedza Danha, a director in Pierpont Moncroix. They were

Ngarande in rehab after FB live suicide ‘attempt’ 

By Staff Reporter  SOCIALITE Jackie Ngarande has started received professional mental health care following her recent suicide attempt live on her Facebook page. A week ago, Ngarande took to her Facebook page writing she was contemplating suicide after being in a what she described as a ‘toxic’ situation for over a year. The post was

Three years after last meeting, Mnangagwa finally ‘bumps’ into Grace Mugabe

By Darlington Gatsi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Wednesday met former first lady Grace Mugabe in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), three years after their last known interaction at late predecessor Robert Mugabe’s funeral wake. Grace was receiving Mugabe’s posthumous honorary award from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) for pioneering the bloc alongside other ‘forefathers’ within the region at

“Save us,” cancer patients plead with Parliament to legislate cushion against exorbitant costs of therapy

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent CANCER patients have pleaded with government to subsidise the extortionate costs of chemotherapy and other associated hospice services, which are out of the reach of ordinary citizens. Addressing parliament’s health committee Tuesday, cancer patients presented a petition that seeks to compel government to set policies that make treatment free,

How a strong US dollar hurts investors in Africa, globally

By Agencies The current value of the United States Dollar is the strongest it has ever experienced over years which has, in turn, devalued many currencies across the globe. For developing & low income countries, many of which lie in Africa, the rise in the value of the Dollar has upended their currencies and economies

“Sikhala case exposes Zanu PF, police and judiciary as new black colonialists”, says expatriate lawyers barred from practicing in Zim

By Darlington Gatsi ARMSTERDAM and Partners LLP, the foreign law firm roped in by jailed opposition legislator, Job Sikhala, has slammed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, the police and judiciary labelling them “black neo-colonialists”. The expatriate lawyers were barred from practicing in the country. Represented by Robert Amsterdam, the firm was enlisted to defend Citizens Coalition

Doctor, nine others fatally assault ‘burglar’; appear in court for murder

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A DOCTOR at Karoi District Hospital and nine accomplices have appeared in court over the killing of a suspected burglar. The accused include medical doctor Tatenda Noel Panavanhu (30) and an anaesthetist, nurse, laboratory scientist, as well as security guards. These are namely; Remainder Gunguvu (55) a nurse, anesthetist

UPDATED: Govt scraps mandatory wearing of facemasks as Covid-19 eases

By Darlington Gatsi GOVERNMENT has with immediate effect scrapped mandatory wearing of face-masks in public to people who are fully vaccinated. Under the new regulation announced by information minister Monica Mutsvangwa at Tuesday’s post cabinet briefing, members of the public will only have to wear masks indoors. Mutsvangwa said the decision to remove the outdoor

UPDATED: Zanu PF legislator Wadyajena, Cottco bosses arrested over US$5m fraud, money laundering

By Staff Reporter GOKWE-Nembudziya legislator Mayor Wadyajena who was Tuesday arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is expected in court Wednesday. Wadyajena was arrested alongside Cotton Company (COTTCO) officials Pius Manamike, Maxmore Njanji, Fortunate Molai anf Chied a Danha a director in Pierpont Moncroix on allegations of money laundering. Their arrest was confirmed by