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Defence forces being used for repression – says opposition CCC

By Reason Razao THE main opposition, Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has slammed the ruling Zanu PF party for politicising the country’s uniformed forces in order to repress civilians. Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Tuesday celebrated 42 years of existence. In a statement, CCC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere said the ZDF has lost its mandate and was

Zimbabwe’s demining programme in the world’s top three – says Mnangagwa

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’s de-mining programme has been ranked among the top three best-managed mine action programmes in the world over the past four years, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Speaking during Zimbabwe Defence Forces  (ZDF) Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium on Tuesday, Mnangagwa said the country is on course to complete its

Say no to violence as we head towards the 2023 general election – Mnangagwa

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on the nation to shun political violence as Zimbabwe heads towards the 2023 general elections. Mnangagwa was addressing the nation Tuesday during the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) day commemorations in Harare. “Finally, as the 2023 harmonised general elections beckon, I call upon all Zimbabweans to be vigilant and

Impoverished soldiers threat to national peace and security

By Staff Reporter THE opposition United Zimbabwe Alliance (UZA) has warned that the poverty soldiers are currently being subjected to by government is a security and peace threat for the country. In a Defence Forces Day commemorations statement, UZA said government must restore the dignity of soldiers by paying decent wages. “It is sad that

Mnangagwa says proud as women take the lead in security services

By Erica Jecha PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday said he was proud of the competency being shown by women working in the security forces, vowing that his government would ensure they are capacitated to deal with more challenging demands. He was speaking at the commemorations of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces(ZDF)  day held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Mnangagwa

ZECO Holdings shifts focus to property market

By Alois Vinga LISTED steel fabrication and installation firm, Zeco Holdings Limited, has notified shareholders of the recent redirection of strategic focus, which has seen the company redirecting focus towards residential and commercial property development. The company was incorporated in Zimbabwe by the Registrar of companies in terms of the Companies Act on 19 November

Zanu PF wants Chamisa arrested and convicted – Hopewell Chin’ono

By Staff Reporter  THE ruling party, Zanu PF, desperately wants opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader arrested and convicted to stop him from contesting in the 2023 general elections, government critic Hopewell Chin’ono has claimed. This comes at a time when the ruling party has been facing serious factional divisions and many have been

Chamisa slams gold coins introduction; insists on use of US currency

By Darlington Gatsi CITIZENS Coalition for Change leader, Nelson Chamisa, has slammed the introduction of gold coins, saying they are a conduit for corruption, and called for the country to return to exclusive use of the United States dollar. Last month, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) injected gold coins onto the market in a

AMH editor, scribe arrested over Glen Forest Memorial Park saga

By Staff Reporter Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) editor-in-chief, Wisdom Mdzungairi and senior reporter, Desmond Chingarande, arrested Wednesday over the publication of a story on the unfolding saga at the Glen Forest Memorial Park. The two are being charged together with their company lawyer Tatenda Chikohora on allegations of violating the Data Protection Act. They handed

Six perish in road traffic accident

By staff Reporter SIX people died on spot after their Range Rover was involved in a head-on collision with an Iveco Rigid truck at the 261km peg along the Masvingo-Beitbridge road on Tuesday. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national spokesperson Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident. The victims have been identified as Tawanda Jimu (25), driver

Katsimberis accused of buying time after seeking permanent stay of prosecution

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter EMBATTLED businessman George Katsimberis is seeking to have the matter in which he is being accused of duping Pokugara Properties (Pvt) Limited of close to USS$1 million in a joint venture to build cluster houses in Harare’s Borrowdale suburb permanently stayed. Pokugara is owned by businessman Kenneth Sharpe and the

State finally closes its case in Mahere falsehoods trial

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter THE National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has finally closed its case in a matter Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson Fadzai Mahere is charged with communicating falsehoods. This comes two years after the lawyer’s arrest with prosecution having dragged due to non-cooperation of State witnesses. Mahere complained over how the

Chinhoyi roads contractor faces backlash over poor workmanship

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  TARCON (Private) Limited, the firm which won the tender to rehabilitate Chinhoyi roads, has come under a barrage of criticism for executing a shoddy job. The outcry by councilors and residents alike comes in the wake of pot-holes and jagged road shoulders already riddled along recently tarred stretches the

Embattled CCC lawmakers renew freedom bid

By Staff Reporter CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators Job Sikhala and Godfrey Karakadzai Sithole have filed a fresh application challenging their continued placement on remand in respect of the case they are accused of inciting public violence. The two are accused of urging the public to violently avenge the death of slain Citizens Coalition for Change

Nearly 5,000 girls and women acquire HIV infection every week: UN

By Thandiwe Garusa THE United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) estimated that about 4900 girls and women between 15 and 24 years in Sub Saharan Africa acquire HIV every week. Speaking during an international AIDS conference (AIDS 2022), Monday, regional advisor and manager of the programme Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future for

Incarcerated Nyatsime 13 CCC activists’ case struck off High Court roll 

By Staff Reporter THE High Court has struck off the roll, the case in which 13 Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party activists have been appealing for bail. The activists were arrested over a month ago charged with inciting violence to avenge the death of slain party activist, Moreblessing Ali. Prosecutors allege they destroyed homes

August 1 shooting victim gets ZW$3 million compensation

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter Zakeo Mutimutema, a victim of August 1 2018 brutal army shootings, will get ZW$3 million compensation following a successful lawsuit filed against the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and the army. Mutimutema, who in 2018 worked for Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), got injured after soldiers fired live shots at

The world is watching – Sikhala’s international lawyers 

By Thandiwe Garusa  JAILED Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) lawmaker,  Job Sikhala’s international lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, has said the world is watching closely on the member of parliament’s bail ruling. Sikhala and colleague, Godfrey Sithole and a dozen other party activists were arrested on June 14 on allegations of inciting the violence which rocked the