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Number of fired Zim doctors surges to 435

By Paidashe Mandivengerei THE number of fired Zimbabwean doctors has surged to 435 doctors in an unprecedented government response to a prolonged industrial action by its hospital staff. This was revealed at a post-cabinet media briefing, Thursday by Acting Information Minister, Mangaliso Ndlovu who however said the sacked medical practitioners were at liberty to reapply

Ricky Nathanson

Zim transgender wins compensation for illegal detention

AFP A court in Zimbabwe awarded a trans-gender activist the equivalent of $25 000 in compensation after she was arrested for using a ladies toilet, she said in a statement Monday. Ricky Nathanson, whose age was not given, was arrested and detained for 48 hours in 2014 and charged with criminal nuisance after she used

Nelson Chamisa

Open up the airwaves, Chamisa says to Mnangagwa

By Thandiwe Garusa MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa must allow opening of media space so that more players could enter a field dominated by State controlled publications. He was speaking to journalists at his Hope Of Nation Address at the MDC headquarters in central Harare Wednesday. The opposition chief slammed the continued

Tendai Biti

Police brutality: Biti blasts ‘Mnangagwa nonsense’

By Leopold Munhende MDC Vice President Tendai Biti has described Wednesday’s brutal disruption of party President Nelson Chamisa’s Harare address to his supporters as nonsensical and a typical President Emmerson Mnangagwa move to suppress opposition activities. “We say no to fascism, we say no to madness. SADC must be watching this. Mrs. Tax must be

Zim lawyers’ group blast police brutality

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A GROUP of Zimbabwean lawyers has come out in full condemnation of national police for their brutal clampdown on MDC supporters who had gathered at the main opposition’s Harare headquarters for an address by party leader Nelson Chamisa. In a statement Wednesday, the Young Lawyers Association of Zimbabwe (YLAZ) said the high-handed

Evan Mawarire

State drops subversion charges against Mutasa, Mawarire

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE State has dropped subversion charges against Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa and firebrand pro-democracy campaigner Evan Mawaire before plea. The two were facing charges of plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration through organising the violent January anti-government protests which elicited an angry State reaction leading to

Ruth Labode

Parly committee chair condemns govt decision to fire doctors

By Anna Chibamu PARLIAMENT’S Health and Child Care committee chair, Ruth Labode has condemned government’s controversial decision to fire nearly 300 Zimbabwean doctors for ignoring its orders to end their crippling strike over poor wages. The outspoken MDC lawmaker was speaking at a 2020 post-budget parliamentary committee consultation meeting on Wednesday. Labode urged Health secretary

Tshinga Dube

Tshinga Dube exonerates ED from State civilian killings

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZANU PF politburo member and former War Veterans Minister, Tshinga Dube has all but exonerated President Emmerson Mnangagwa from any blame in the August 1, 2018 killing and maiming of civilians by the army. Addressing the media on Monday, the former Makokoba legislator attributed the killings to what he described as careless

Reports abound of cattle deaths across the country

Cattle deaths: MPs fume

By Anna Chibamu ANGRY MPs last week demanded answers from Deputy Agriculture Minister Peter Haritatos on mitigatory measures government is taking as the current drought spell takes its toll on the country’s national herd. Lawmakers across the political divide cornered Haritatos and told harrowing stories of cattle deaths in their constituencies while government “fiddles”. Zanu

Zimbabwe's military is the power behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration

Invest in citizens’ health, not military – African govts told

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: African countries should shift from a culture of investing heavily on military and give priority to health of citizens, an economist said. Labour and Economic Development Research Institute of Zimbabwe (LEDRIZ) chief economist Prosper Chitambara said this while addressing media in the eastern border city last week. He said poor countries,

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at the centre of the crisis in Zimbabwe

Only Zimbabweans can solve their economic, political challenges – SA Minister

By Staff Reporter WHILE South Africa and other countries in the region are ready to help, only Zimbabweans have the solutions to the country’s problems, a Cabinet Minister in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has said. South Africa’s International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor on Monday said this while delivering a keynote address at a symposium hosted

Hunger forces m,an into crime

Man claims hunger drove him into poaching

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A Jambezi man who was arrested for setting 23 wire snares in the Hwange National Park has told the court that he was driven by hunger to commit the offence as his family is starving. Smart Ncube, aged 49, who resides in Chikandakubi village outside Victoria Falls town, was arrested on November 11

Donald Trump

Trump under pressure in 2nd week of impeachment hearings

BBC President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday in the House of Representatives. Trump’s suggestion that he might himself testify in the investigation which threatens his presidency had no impact on the House Intelligence Committee’s plans to interview nine witnesses

Zimbabwean transgender woman wins compensation for illegal detention

AFP A court in Zimbabwe awarded a trans-gender activist the equivalent of $25 000 in compensation after she was arrested for using a ladies toilet, she said in a statement Monday. Ricky Nathanson, whose age was not given, was arrested and detained for 48 hours in 2014 and charged with criminal nuisance after she used

Mali army loses 24 soldiers in Niger border attack

BBC Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali, the country’s army has said. Another 29 were also injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger in the Gao border region. Mali’s army said 17 “terrorists” were killed and 100 suspects were being held in Tiloa, in

Communities in Marange are yet to fully benefit from diamond extraction

Illegal diamond mining activities set to drop as ZCDC partners local communities

By Staff Reporter MUTARE-Cases of illegal diamond panning in Marange are likely to drop following a new deal which will see local communities partnering the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) and UK Stock listed company Vast Resources to mine the gems in the Chiadzwa diamond fields. ZCDC chief security officer, Ellias Mvere, recently told an all stakeholders diamond