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SA-based Mutumwa Mawere

Mutumwa Mawere set for Parliament appearance?

By Staff Reporter SOUTH Africa-based businessman Mutumwa Mawere has been invited  to appear before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development. Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda recently wrote to the Zimbabwe-born Mawere confirming the development. According to Chokuda, the committee which is chaired by independent Norton lawmaker Temba Mliswa had considered and resolved

ZHDA secretary general, Mthabisi Bhebhe

Junior doctors dismiss government call to end strike; adamant on US$ salaries

By Leopold Munhende STRIKING junior doctors have vowed to continue with their job action which started beginning of this month, despite government calls for them to return to work while their grievances were being looked at. Speaking at a press conference in Harare Wednesday, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary general, Mthabisi Bhebhe maintained that

Ex-Minister Kasukuwere in bid to stop trial

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere has approached the High Court seeking to avert his prosecution at the Harare magistrate’s court. Kasukuwere, who is facing three criminal abuse of office charges and another of contravening the Procurement Act, is accusing the trial magistrate of irregularly handling the matter. The ex-Zanu PF political commissar

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa urged to ‘walk the talk’ on human rights abuses

By African News Agency HARARE: A prominent Zimbabwean human rights activist on Monday reminded President Emmerson Mnangagwa that he had termed the abduction of journalist activist Itai Dzamara “barbaric” and called on him to follow his words with actions to prevent and punish rights abuses. Dzamara has been missing since March 2015 after suspected state security

Biti trial stalls as top prosecutor sensationally attacks magistrate

By Court Reporter THE trial of MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti stalled Tuesday after it was claimed that top prosecutor Michael Reza derisively condemned the presiding judge. The defence immediately asked the court to charge Reza with contempt. The prosecutor was recently removed from the case over political bias. Magistrate Gloria Mtandwa was Tuesday

Grace Mugabe tormented Mazowe villagers face fresh eviction threats

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THOUSANDS of villagers in Mazowe, once tormented by then First Lady Grace Mugabe 2016 and 17, now face fresh eviction worries, this time in the hands of the country’s lands ministry which has earmarked their land for redistribution to a suspected top government official. The close to 600 villagers and their families

Barbara van Hellemond

Dutch ambassador urges government release of violence probe report

By Idah Mhetu NETHERLANDS ambassador to Zimbabwe, Barbara van Hellemond has urged the Zimbabwean government to release the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the country’s post-election violence of August 1. The disturbances saw six civilians gunned down by what is widely believed to be members of the national army deployed into central Harare

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

Police promotions raise stink as favouritism, tribalism is alleged

By Staff Reporter POLICE officers left out of recent internal promotions by the force have slammed their bosses for allegedly abandoning the normal examination processes to elevate their favourite individuals without any explanation. Speaking on condition of anonymity, some police officers are also up in arms with the system for allegedly sidelining Ndebeles after the

Joseph Kabila

Quitting Joseph Kabila says to return as future DRC President

BBC Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after the 23 December poll, but may seek re-election in the future. Kabila, 47, said he would remain in politics after the poll as “there is still a long journey ahead”. He became president of the resource-rich African state in 2001 following

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi says wants to solve Zim gas shortages

By Mary Taruvinga POPULAR Zimbabwean socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure has pleaded with the courts to let him use his passport so he could help fix the issue of gas shortages in the country. Kadungure, affectionately known as Ginimbi, is being tried for allegedly prejudicing Treasury of $3,5 million in a tax evasion scam. He

PICTURES: Fire guts part of Harare’s Gulf Complex

By Idah Mhetu PROPERTY worth millions of dollars was destroyed Friday morning when a fire razed part of Harare’s Gulf Complex. The facility, located in downtown Harare, is popular with those looking for reasonably priced imports from countries such as China. The fire is the latest in a number of such unexplained infernos that have

Suspended RBZ boss appears in court; granted $6,000 bail

By Court Reporter ONE of the senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) suspended in October over corruption allegations appeared in court Thursday charged with criminal abuse of office. Mirirai Chiremba – director of the RBZ’s financial intelligence unit – appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who granted him $6,000 bail. The charges relate to allegations