Zanu PF, CCC take political contest to football pitch, in peace building initiative

By Darlington Gatsi  ZANU PF and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) youths Wednesday took their fight onto the pitch at a political party youth sport festival organised by non-governmental organization (NGO), 4H Zimbabwe, as a way of promoting peace. The festival saw opposing political parties, that included members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ) and

African health ministers seek ways to bolster polio outbreak response

By GENEVA: African health ministers gathered today to seek ways of ramping up measures to halt the outbreak of Wild Poliovirus Type 1 in southern Africa, where the virus has been detected in two countries and a large-scale multi-country vaccination campaign is underway. The ministers from Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe met on

Shameful: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says in damning response to Zanu PF onslaught 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent  THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF regime as shameful, adding that it was determined to close all democratic spaces following a series of scathing reports “misrepresenting” its agenda. The civil society organisations (CSOs) group was responding to recent onslaught by Zanu PF, through

Manicaland braces for major blackout on Sunday 

By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent  THE greater part of Manicaland Province will Sunday face a day long power outage due to critical maintenance works that will be carried out by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). In a public notice Tuesday, the power utility announced that most places in Mutare, the resort town of Nyanga and other surrounding areas will spend a

Tik Toker fined ZW$3 000 for cyberbullying police officer 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  A USER of popular short video sharing platform, Tik Tok, landed himself in soup after posting a clip in which a uniformed Chinhoyi police officer on duty, is jeered while hoisted in the air. David Kanduna (23), who starred on the ZBC TV drama series Kuchina-Genesis and other local productions, was fined

Christian group in DR Congo marks Christmas Day

A Christian group mainly based in the Democratic Republic of Congo is on Wednesday marking Christmas Day to commemorate the birth of Jesus. The Church of Jesus Christ on Earth by His Special Envoy Simon Kimbangu has about 20 million followers in the country, but also enjoys a following in neighbouring Angola. It’s also called

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

GMAZ secures 400k tonnes of maize  

By Alois Vinga THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured 400 000 metric tons of white maize from Zambia and Malawi. The move, which comes after government gave private players the greenlight to import the stapple, offset shortages caused by a severe drought that hit the country during the 2021/22 farming season. The

Zimbabwe top trending wedding destination for 2022; followed by Italy, SA

By Three African countries feature in the top five; Zimbabwe is top, South Africa is joint second, and Kenya is fifth. Italy is in joint second with South Africa and Portugal in fourth making them the only two European countries. A new study by financial comparison company has revealed the top trending wedding destinations in 2022 and

Zimbabwean soldier wins UN gender advocate award; UN secretary general calls Major Zharare ‘role model and trailblazer’

By FOR the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday. Commending Military Observer Major Winnet Zharare, 39, as “a role model and a trailblazer”, Secretary-General António Guterres, will present her with the award on Thursday during a ceremony marking the International

Zanu PF MPs telling CCC counterparts they are fed up with own party 

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF MPs have allegedly been sharing their growing disdain for the party with colleagues in opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), organising secretary Amos Chibaya has claimed. Speaking at the CCC’s thank you rally in Gweru, following resounding by-election wins on March 26, Chibaya said ruling party legislators were part of

“Double Nonsense,” miners say after 100% Zimbabwe dollar salary increment

By Staff Reporter MINE workers have described their recent 100% wage hike as “double nonsense,” despite an agreement between the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and Chamber of Mines effecting the raise. The two had come up with a new salary structure that would have seen the lowest earning mine employee get ZW$93

Beer drinkers church: when the love of God and booze meet

By Mary Taruvinga,Senior Reporter THE inviting, melodious echoes flow downhill as we make the final ascend. In the absence of musical instruments to enhance output, they use their palms to issue out some rhythmic claps which blend perfectly with their voices. A thrilling spectacle unfolds as we reach a mountain-top clearing used for the day

Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

By CNBC – European nations have confirmed dozens of cases in what’s become the largest outbreak of monkeypox ever on the Continent, according to the German military. – The U.S. has confirmed at least two cases and Canada has confirmed at least five so far. Belgium just introduced a mandatory 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients.

Angry Tanzanian MP does handstand in parliament

By BBC Africa A Tanzanian MP angered by poor conditions of roads in his constituency has done a handstand in parliament to draw attention to his complaint. Flatei Massay, the MP for the northern constituency of Mbulu, was commenting on budget estimates on Monday when he called on the government to fulfil its pledge to

Warriors booted out of 2023 AFCON qualifiers 

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWE and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), whose qualifying campaign starts in early June, the continental football governing body CAF has confirmed. The Warriors’ exclusion from the qualifiers comes after they were also earlier on Monday barred from this year’s Cosafa Cup because of its

China’s Huayou Cobalt to invest $300m in Zimbabwe lithium mine

By HARARE : China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt plans to invest $300 million on rapid development of a lithium mine and processing plant at its newly acquired Arcadia project in Zimbabwe, according to company documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Huayou, one of the world’s biggest producers of cobalt, recently completed a $422 million purchase

Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett has died, aged 55

Award-winning actor Jamie Bartlett has died, corporate communications manager for eMedia Bennum van Jaarsveld confirmed on Monday night. He was 55 years old. “We’ve had confirmation from a close family member that Jamie has passed,” he said. “We will have more information in the morning.” Details of Bartlett’s death were not known at the time

Mnangagwa aide hunts for Mambo’s owner, after Masarira diss

By Staff Reporter IRKED by a joke on opposition leader, Linda Masarira, by fast food outlet Mambo’s Chicken’s marketing team, chief director for strategic communication in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Major Mutambudzi has jumped to her defence. Masarira, who is Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president, has been at the

Trouble in paradise; murder claims, racism claims rock Borrowdale Brooke

By Mary Taruvinga GLIDING through the smooth roads lined with a fusion of indigenous and exotic trees marching virtually without interlude but for the occasional glamorous, plush homes, any first timer to this exquisite and serene neighbourhood is left in awe. It is not the sort of neighbourhood you can stray into. Many of the