Leopold Munhende

Basketball ace Mavunga wins top award in Euro League Women

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe-born American basketball star Stephanie Mavunga has been crowned EuroLeague Women MVP for the month of December after an impressive spell at Polish side BC Polkowice. The EuroLeague Women is the top inter-club competition in women’s club basketball in Europe. Mavunga, the 24-year-old forward, who was born in Harare and bred in

Mighty Warriors star Mupeti joins Tanzanian club

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE senior national women’s football team forward, Privilege Mupeti has become the second local player to complete a move to Tanzania sealing a move to topflight side Fountain Gate Princess. Mupeti joins the Serengeti Light Women’s Premier League side from Zimbabwe Women’s Premier League club Black Rhinos Queens. Fountain Gate Princess club

Zanu PF official arrested, friend shot dead after mine robbery

By Kukurigo BULAWAYO – A former Zanu PF youth leader was arrested and another man shot dead – both suspects after a Shurugwi mine was robbed of 400kg of crushed gold ore. Khumbulani Mpofu, 42, is being held with five others after they allegedly took part in an armed robbery at Ansh Red Mine on

Women’s rights group challenges ban on sex toys; argues Govt move ‘infringes their right to pleasure’

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent A WOMEN’S rights and leadership organisation in Harare is challenging the ban on sex toys as prescribed by the Customs and Excise Act, arguing the injunction infringes their right to pleasure. Women’s Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) executive director Sitabile Dewa last week lodged a court application challenging

Man nearly kills father-in-law, wife and neighbour in fit of rage over US$10k compensation

By Staff Reporter A MAN from Chiodza, Mvuma, is on the run after nearly killing his father-in-law, wife and neighbour in a machete attack following some misunderstanding over US$10,000 in labour compensation which the man said he rendered. Gilbert Nzwanda, is said to have visited his father-in-law Simon Munda’s homestead last week Friday and demanded

You simply rebranded POSA to MOPA, prove us wrong – ZCTU tells government

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Florence Taruvinga has told government they simply replaced the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) with Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA) in what she described as a revelation of half –hearted commitment to repeal repressive laws. She made the remarks at a workshop

Only five days left for Zimbabweans to enjoy free education; so government says

By Brian Sedze FIVE days to go as Mahere say! MPs which I can now say without doubt are incompetent passed a budget just last week without questioning or making noise about this promise. MPs sit in parliament to pass budgets without free education, cancer machines, medications, civil service remuneration and so forth.A few days

Tanganda records cross-cutting exports growth, firm intensifies value addition

By Alois Vinga TANGANDA Tea Company Limited has recorded cross cutting export growth in the midst of intensified value addition efforts. This efforts have been aimed at extracting maximum value from the firm’s products. The move resonates with the local industrial strategy calling on companies to penetrate export markets and deepen linkages to mobilise foreign

PE duo among 28 picked by Spanish scouts

By Zim Now TWO Prince Edward Academy players Blessed Maposa and Mafios Chihweta are among 28 players picked from Southern and Eastern Africa for trials with several big Spanish football clubs mid-2023. The selected players will go to Spain for fully-sponsored trials in June and July 2023. The 28 young soccer players were selected by

Raza seals lucrative IPL move

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE cricket team all-rounder Sikandar Raza will have an opportunity to compete against some of the world’ leading cricketers after he was signed by the Punjab Kings for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) during the player auction in Kochi on Friday. Raza was expected to attract offers from

Stubborn Chinese re-invade World Heritage candidate, Mavhuradonha barely a year after government ban, arrest of officials

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent JUST over a year after being chased out of Mavhuradonha Wilderness and causing the arrest of two council executives by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), Chinese mining company Afrochine has restarted mining operations inside the World Heritage Site candidate. Documents in NewZimbabwe.com’s possession indicate that Afrochine Smelting, Earthlink Minerals, controversial

Nine schools in Kwekwe register zero percent pass rate; most in resettlement areas

By Staff Reporter AT LEAST nine primary schools in Kwekwe district registered a zero percent pass rate at this year’s ZIMSEC grade seven examinations. Most of the schools are in Kwekwe’s resettlement areas. The country registered a 40,09% pass rate which was a decline from the 41,13% registered last year. The statistics, shared by Zibagwe Rural

Mnangagwa family ‘the most’ persecuted – says Zanu PF Women’s League chair after Emmerson Jnr sanctioned

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF women affairs provincial chairperson for Midlands Tsitsi Zhou has said the recent sanctioning of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son Emmerson Jnr, is evidence his family is the most persecuted in the country. The US Treasury Department sanctioned Emmerson Jnr on December 12 for his involvement with controversial business tycoon Kudakwashe Tagwirei

ZSE halts trading Lafarge shares for undisclosed reasons

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) says it has halted the trading of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited (LACZ) shares over undisclosed reasons emanating from the latter’s recent execution of a sale and purchase agreement. One of Zimbabwe’s biggest cement and related products manufacturers recently finalised the agreement to sell 76,45% owned by International

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Big Nuz member Mampintsha has died

By Sunday World Big Nuz member Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo has died after he suffered a minor stroke earlier this week. The 40-year-old was hospitalized a week after he returned from a performance with Big Nuz. On Thursday Afrotainment issued out a statement confirming the news of him being hospitalized. He was admitted at the Durdoc

Job Sikhala Jnr blasts Zanu PF’s military regime, says father’s 16 children are struggling in his absence 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent  JAILED Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislator Job Sikhala’s 16 children are struggling to make ends meet and having to survive on well-wishers, his son, Job Jnr has revealed. Job Jnr, who was speaking on South African broadcaster SABC News, blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ‘military’ regime for his father’s continued