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ZCTU president Peter Mutasa

Uhuru Celebrations: Mnangagwa Dines With MDC Ally, ZCTU

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to have extended an olive branch to the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) through a surprise invitation to the hostile workers group to attend the official Independence Day commemorations this Sunday. ZCTU fell out with government at the turn of the century when its leaders formed the

MDC Alliance Orders Councils To Slash Rates

By Staff Reporter MDC ALLIANCE has ordered all local authorities under its control to reduce rates the main opposition concurs were beyond the reach of many. MDC controls most urban authorities whose managers have been haggling endlessly with residents on the quantum of rate increases to match the demands of service delivery. Councils have since


Impressed Mnangagwa Gifts Young Musician Herman With Scholarship

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Saturday gifted budding musician, Herman with an educational scholarship that will extend to his tertiary education. Herman, full name Herman Makombe, performed at the Children’s Independence Party. The event celebrating Zimbabwe’s 41st Independence Anniversary was hosted by President Mnangagwa and First Lady, Auxilia Mnangagwa at State House, Harare. In

Mnangagwa Pardons 320 Prisoners In Bid To Curb Covid Spread

Bloomberg Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people,

TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mutasa

TelOne Dumps Over 400 Grade 7 Employees

By Alois Vinga FIXED telecommunications operator, TelOne is in the process of laying off 423 of its workers, the majority of whom still had Grade 7 and Zimbabwe Junior Certificate (ZJC) as highest qualification in their CVs. The state firm is keen on having technologically skilled employees in its payroll to match a highly competitive

Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Kazembe Warns MDC Against Planned Demos Over Uhuru Holiday

By Robert Tapfumaneyi HOME AFFAIRS Minister Kazembe Kazembe threatened tough government action against MDC Alliance activists who are planning what he terms an “illegal demonstration” over the Independence holiday. The minister said the activists were holding secret meetings to plot the demonstrations, dubbed “The Winter Jest”. “In the same vein,” Kazembe said Friday, “My ministry

Japan In US$1.25 Million Assistance To Food Insecure Zim Communities

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Government of Japan has contributed US$1.25 million through the World Food Programme (WFP) to support vulnerable, food insecure communities in Zimbabwe whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by climate shocks and Covid-19. The support will assist 11 080 people in building community and household assets in the districts of Mount Darwin

Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Zimbabwe: Statelessness Crisis Traps Hundreds Of Thousands In Limbo

Amnesty International Hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the misery of statelessness in Zimbabwe have been forced to the margins of society, and struggle to access education, healthcare and housing, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The organization interviewed descendants of migrant workers who settled in Zimbabwe pre-independence, as well as survivors

Late Anele Tembe

Anele’s Dad Says Late Daughter Was never Suicidal

By Paidashe Mandivengerei LATE Anele ‘Nellie’ Tembe’s father has dismissed wide claims his daughter committed suicide. This comes after social media was awash with rumours that Nellie suffered from depression and had suicidal tendencies. Nellie, who was engaged to celebrity South African rapper, AKA, was 22 when she fell to her death from the 10th

Former minister Jonathan Moyo

Moyo Calls For Justice On Gukurahundi Perpetrators

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EXILED former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo says those who took part in the early 1980s civilian massacres in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces should face justice for the crimes. An estimated 20 000 civilians died in the hands of the Zimbabwean military which had been deployed from 1982 to 1987 by then Prime

MDC Deserter Pledges To Use Zifa Influence To Lure Support To Zanu PF

By Staff Reporter FORMER MDC Alliance Manicaland provincial secretary for legal affairs Simon Simango who defected to Zanu PF on Sunday said he was going to use his influence within ZIFA to lure youths to vote for Zanu PF in 2023. Simango is also a member of the football mother body’s disciplinary committee. Speaking at

Over 100 Chibok Girls Still Missing 7 Years After School Abduction

Africa News Parents and relatives gather for prayers at the Chibok school where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram jihadists seven years ago. Several more mass kidnappings of schoolchildren have occurred in northern Nigeria since Chibok, resulting in hundreds of schools being shut in a region where the literacy rate and school enrolment

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Bank Fines, Suspensions Weighed By Zimbabwe For Currency Gouging

Bloomberg Zimbabwe is considering penalizing domestic banks, telecommunications operators and other businesses over what the government describes as profiteering off the hard currency it makes available at auctions. Lenders could face fines and suspensions, while companies that charge a premium for foreign exchange may be banned from participating in the auctions, central bank Governor John

ZNCC Slams Forex Auction Beneficiaries Demanding Higher Premiums

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has slammed local businesses for circumventing official exchange rates through pricing goods and services at premiums higher than the stipulated rates when they were major beneficiaries of the auction system. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) last year incepted the Foreign Exchange Auction system which

PTUZ president Taskavafira Zhou

Teachers Slam Govt Reintroduction Of ‘Youth Militia’

By Staff Reporter TEACHERS have met with condemnation, a recent government decision to reintroduce the controversial National Youth Service training programme often dismissed by opponents as a Zanu PF indoctrination exercise. Speaking in separate interviews Wednesday, the educators slammed government for alleged lack of priority in terms of scarce national resource deployment. The teachers feel

Schools Have No Right To Turn Away Students Over Fees – Mudenda

By Anna Chibamu NATIONAL Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda has echoed government’s position it was illegal for schools to send away students for non-payment of fees. Mudenda was responding to Norton legislator Temba Mliswa who, in trying to explain the economic hardships being faced by fellow MPs, told the house they were having challenges educating their