Constantino Chiwenga

Chiwenga Goes After Judge President Chiweshe

Herald VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has raised a complaint against Judge President George Chiweshe after the judgment in a child custody case was allegedly leaked to his estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, before being officially handed down in court. Justice Chiweshe is the head of the High Court in Zimbabwe. VP Chiwenga, through his lawyers —

Govt Injects US$50 Per Ha To Support Farmers

By Alois Vinga THE government injected US$50 per hectare for farmers under the command agriculture scheme, leaving thousands of needy producers across the country stranded and unable to plant crops, a recent report by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has revealed. On average, a farmer needs US$200 to plant one hectare of the maize

Judge Makonese Calls For High Court in Gweru

By Midlands Correspondent   JUSTICE Martin Makonese has called on the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) to establish a permanent High Court in Gweru to avoid transferring higher court cases in Midlands province to Harare or Bulawayo. Makonese was speaking at the official opening of the 2020 Legal Year in Gweru Monday where he urged JSC

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Zanu PF Not Offering Presidential Scholarships

By Idah Mhetu ZANU PF has distanced itself from an advert circulating on social media, inviting prospective students to apply for this year’s presidential scholarships through the ruling party. According to the advert, the said scholarships were targeting disadvantaged students in the country’s 10 provinces who intended to pursue undergraduate and Masters studies outside the

Senior Passport Officer In Court For Raping Fellow Worker

By Tonderai Saharo MASVINGO: A provincial accounting officer stationed at the passport offices here has appeared in court facing charges of raping a female colleague at the Registrar General’s offices. Julius Chimombe denied the charges when he appeared before Masvingo Regional Magistrate Dambudzo Malunga. However, Prosecutor Liberty Hove told the court that Chimombe raped the complainant on

Soldier Steals Brandy Worth $11, Fined $400

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: A Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) officer, who stole a 125ml brandy worth $11 from a local supermarket, was fined $400 by a local magistrates’ court Monday. Cashington Gumisai, 40, appeared before Mutare magistrate Prisca Manhibi facing shoplifting charges. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 30 days imprisonment wholly

The late Joshua Nkomo

Late VP Nkomo’s Bulawayo Properties Exempted From Paying Rates

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council has agreed that the late Father Zimbabwe, Joshua Nkomo’s family be exempted from paying rentals and rates at their Pelandaba home and Matsheumhlope museum. However, the local authority turned down a request for similar exemption on rent payment for the late Vice President’s two family run businesses, Blue

US$100K For Mpilo Hospital Radiotherapy Upgrade

By Mbekezeli Ncube   PEOPLE of Bulawayo and surrounding areas are set to benefit from the radiotherapy special system that has been installed at Mpilo Central Hospital at a cost of US$100 000.   In an interview with at the medical facility, Clinical Director, Solwayo Ngwenya said the project will now ease power cut

Phillip Chiyangwa

Chiyangwa To Announce New AAG Executive

By Mbekezeli Ncube   AFFIRMATIVE Action Group (AAG) founder, Philip Chiyangwa will next month announce new executive committee members of the 1994 organisation. In an interview, Chiyangwa, a prominent businessman and Zanu PF politician, said the current executive’s tenure was long overdue and it was time the organisation appointed a new team that will move

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi’s Mother Dies

By Paidashe Mandivengerei   FLAMBOYANT businessman and socialite, Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure, Tuesday lost his mother.   Ginimbi’s mother, Juliana was admitted at a clinic in Harare.   According to sources, she lost a battle with cancer.   The socialite confirmed news of his mother’s death in a post on his Twitter page.   “Today it’s

Families trek to unsafe wells as taps run dry in drought-hit Zimbabwe

Reuters In Zimbabwe’s second city Bulawayo, Abraham Kavalanjila and his two sons give up waiting for the water to come back on and trek out into the maize fields to draw on an open well. They know it is risky drinking untreated water from a borehole used by so many other people. “We have no

Zimbabwe Hopes UAE Can Help Save It From Financial Free-Fall

Bloomberg With his mantra ‘Zimbabwe is open for business’, Emmerson Mnangagwa is hoping to convince the UAE and Russia to invest in his shattered economy Sanctioned by the West and spurned by China, Zimbabwe has turned to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its latest bid to find a saviour that can arrest the collapse

Former Harare Town Clerk Mushore Bares All

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER Harare town clerk James Mushore says he was removed from his position the same day he was hired, by then Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere because he was not a thief. Mushore was hired in March 2016 as Harare’s town clerk on a two-year contract but only served for a day

Norton Town Council Discharging Sewer Into Darwendale Dam

By Mary Taruvinga THE Environment Management Agency (EMA) has hauled Norton Town Council to the High Court over continued discharge of raw effluent including sewer into Darwendale Dam causing major threat to residents and aqua life. The battle has stretched for 10 years now but, according to EMA, the town council is not employing any

Amos Chibaya

MDC Vows To Defy Police, Hold Unsanctioned Demos

By Midlands Correspondent   THE MDC will no longer seek police clearance to hold demonstrations, party Organising Secretary Amos Chibaya has vowed, in what could trigger a showdown between the main opposition party and the State. Last week, MDC President Nelson Chamisa announced the party was planning to hold massive demonstrations across the country. At

High Hospital Charges Leave Patients Stranded

By Anna Chibamu MOST patients are failing to seek treatment in government hospitals due to steep prices required for medical services. Last week, senior and junior government doctors announced they were returning to work, abandoning their strike over low salaries, poor working conditions and lack of medical equipment and drugs in hospitals. However, critically ill

Chief Justice Luke Malaba

Corruption Fight Not For Faint-Hearted – Malaba

By Idah Mhetu CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba has told Zimbabwean judges to be tough in the fight against corruption and not let the judiciary system down because dealing with the corrupt was not for the ‘faint-hearted’. He was speaking at the anti-corruption training for officers from the Judiciary Service Commission (JSC), National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Zimbabwe

PG Kumbirai Hodzi

Govt To Increase Anti-Corruption Officers’ Salaries

By Thandiwe Garusa THE government says it is in the process of reviewing the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)’s salaries in order to protect anti-corruption officers from criminal cartels, Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi has said. Addressing government officials during the opening ceremony of the anti-corruption training of the judicial officers in Harare Monday, Hodzi said efforts

Police Ban Women’s March On Electoral Reforms

By Alois Vinga POLICE have banned the Women Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) from holding a protest march on the electoral reforms. Speaking to Monday WALPE director, Stabile Dewa confirmed the latest development and said her organisation had since filed an urgent application at the High Court against the police’s decision. “Our

Zimbabwe’s farmers lament: ‘The taxes are just too much’

Aljazeera Dressed in torn, baggy safari shorts, a khaki shirt, gumboots and a sun hat, fifty-five-year-old farmer Joseph Mupakare sits on a hand-made wooden stool at his farm in Chegutu in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland West province, staring at the barren blue sky. Mupakare’s livelihood – like most Zimbabweans – has been roiled by the vagaries of