Mnangagwa finally bows down to opposition pressure, set to announce general elections date

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has bowed down to the opposition and civil society pressure to proclaim the dates for the upcoming general elections. Speaking in Binga at the official commissioning of classroom blocks at Mabobolo Secondary School under Chief Pashu on Saturday, Mnangagwa said he will announce the election date on Sunday (today).

WHO backs African farmers to grow food instead of tobacco

By AFP Geneva – The World Health Organization said Friday it was helping a growing number of farmers turn away from tobacco to help strengthen food security, particularly in Africa. Ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, the WHO said it had teamed up with other United Nations agencies to support farmers wishing to

Charlotte Muziri to represent Zimbabwe at Miss International

By Staff Reporter REIGNING Zimbabwean beauty queen, Charlotte Muziri will represent Zimbabwe at this year’s Miss International pageant which will be staged in Japan. Muziri, who is Miss Zimbabwe, will represent the country on the global stage on October 26 in Tokyo. In a statement, Miss Zimbabwe International said Muziri has the wherewithal to represent

Sitting Chinhoyi MP narrowly wins hotly contested CCC internal poll 

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent INCUMBENT Chinhoyi Member of Parliament (MP), Peter Mataruse this Saturday narrowly won, by just 30 votes, the right to represent the opposition party in the watershed 2023 harmonised elections expected in August. According to unofficial results seen by, Mataruse tallied 676 votes while his closest rival Leslie

RBZ freezes company accounts for violating exchange rate, banking regulations

By Alois Vinga THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has frozen four bank accounts for violating exchange rate and banking regulations amid a stern warning that any company caught on the wrong side of the law will be charged accordingly. The development comes on the back of incessant price increases by

Ziyambi stutters as Mliswa demands answers on how mining proceeds are benefiting ordinary folk

By Staff Reporter JUSTICE Minister had to request Parliament for more time to ‘investigate and document’ how Zimbabwe’s vast array of minerals were benefiting ordinary citizens after Independent Norton legislator Temba Mliswa charged that foreigners were getting much more than locals. Ziyambi, who was responding to questions that had initially been meant for Deputy Mines

Marvelous Nakamba celebrates on the pitch after Luton Town's victory over Coventry City at Wembley (Image: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Simply Marvelous! Nakamba inspires Luton Town to Premier League promotion

By Sports Reporter WARRIORS star Marvelous Nakamba etched his name in the history books at Luton Town after playing a key role for the Championship side as they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history on Saturday. Nakamba, who joined the club on a loan deal from Aston

Dzvukamanja late winner guides Orlando Pirates to Nedbank Cup title

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international Terrence Dzukamanja capped off a memorable season after scoring the winner as Orlando Pirates were crowned Nedbank Cup winners after beating Sekhukhune United 2-1 in the final played at Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening. The former Ngezi Platinum Stars forward was the hero when he turned in a Monnapule Saleng

GALLERY: Diaspora Insurance stand a hive of activity at Leicester show

By UK Correspondent UK-BASED Diaspora Insurance company was one of the partners for the recent JamAfro concert in Leicester which featured Zimbabwean mega-stars Alick Macheso, Sulumani Chimbetu as well as Botswana’s Vee Mampeezy and South Africa’s Makhadzi. The company’s stand at the Ramgarhia Community Centre event venue in Leicester was a hive of activity as

Foreign Affairs Minister Shava off to China for official visit

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Frederick Shava is off to China for an official visit at the invitation of his counterpart, Beijing officials confirmed Friday. According to a statement by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Mao Ning, Shava will be in Beijing from May 27 to June 2. Shava was invited

Zimbabwe’s monthly inflation hits 15,7% from 2,4% – Zimstat

By Alois Vinga MONTH on month inflation rate for the period May 2023 rose significantly to 15,7% on the back of a sharp increase in prices, Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) reported Friday. During the period, the consuming public experienced excessive price hikes following the accelerated depreciation of the exchange rate which now hovers around

After three outbreaks, Zimbabwe is on high alert to curtail cholera

By Derick Matsengarwodzi Haunted by memories of epidemics past and bordered by outbreaks, Zimbabwe is bracing for the deadly, but preventable, infection. Fifteen years have passed since the cholera epidemic that killed his mother and many of his close friends, but each time Dennis Chafa, 44, hears news of another outbreak, he grows anxious, his

Smoke rises from chimneys at Hwange Power station in Hwange

Zimbabwe to regulate carbon credit market to curb greenwashing

Reuters Zimbabwe’s government will closely regulate voluntary carbon offset trading in a bid to curb greenwashing and ensure benefits for local communities, its environment minister has said. The global $2 billion voluntary carbon offset market involves companies buying credits from emission reducing projects such as renewable energy or planting trees to offset their own emissions. Zimbabwe says

‘All of us are concerned about Zimbabwe’ – says South Africa’s finance minister

Zimbabwe to implement reforms critical to resolving debt and arrears By Business Day (SA) CAIRO: Finance minister Enoch Godongwana says the government supports Zimbabwe’s implementation of key reforms to resolve its debt problems and end 21 years of sanction. If successful, such moves can boost economic integration and prosperity for the entire Southern African Development Region.

ZIMRA workers mull industrial action due to eroded salaries

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE Revenue Authority and Allied Workers Trade Union (ZIMRATU) have petitioned their employer demanding a timetable with three days per week working slots necessitated by eroded salaries which have fallen far beyond the cost of living. A letter gleaned by written by the ZIMRATU president Dominic Manyangadze to the Zimbabwe Revenue

Zimbabwe needs to dollarise at this stage – says economist amid hyperinflation fears

By Anna Chibamu LOCAL economist Gift Mugano has said government needs to urgently consider dollarizing amid fears of hyperinflation adding that any other measures will not contain the drastic fall of the local currency against the USD and spiking prices. In an interview with Mugano said that the level of money supplied by the Reserve

Chamisa cracks heads over CCC Chinhoyi candidate, orders revisit of selection process 

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) president, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly ordered that internal processes to choose a parliamentary candidate for Chinhoyi constituency be redone. The nomination exercise is scheduled to be conducted afresh this Saturday, making Chinhoyi the only constituency countrywide to repeat the process. Sources within the