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Car-dealer’s bank account frozen over mysterious $US298 441

By Mary Taruvinga A LOCAL car dealer could be in trouble after his bank account was frozen over questions on how he acquired thousands of dollars in a short period of time. High Court judge Justice Sylvia Chirawu-Mugomba Wednesday ordered the freezing of Farai Chiwashira’s MBCA Bank account. This follows a successful application by the

VP Kembo Mohadi

Mohadi snubs Chief Ndiweni, traditional leader remains defiant

Bulawayo Correspondent DEFIANT Matebeleland North Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni will not be part of this Thursday’s meeting to be presided over by Vice President Kembo Mohadi for traditional chiefs in the province. According to a programme of the event, the meeting is meant to discuss “approaches to peace-building and conflict resolution.” Chief Ndiweni, whose blunt comments

Fuel crisis takes toll on tourism in Eastern Highlands

By Staff Reporter Mutare: The fuel crisis being experienced in the country is impacting on the tourism sector as holiday makers are being left stranded while others are forced to cancel bookings. According to Hospital Association of Zimbabwe (HAZ) Mutare and Vumba Chapter representative Leonard Bwanya, the development has isolated the Eastern Highlands while also

ZCC secretary general Rev. Kenneth Mtata has toiled to ensure dialogue process begins

Zim churches stampede for national dialogue process

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE’S divided church community looks set for its own stampede to spearhead the country’s national dialogue process with a church grouping saying Wednesday the entire process of bringing politicians together remained a fallacy if the church itself was not united. At a media briefing Wednesday, Zimbabwe Christian Development Council (ZCDC) interim registrar

Commuters ride on bus roofs as fuel price hike bites

TimesLive The Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco) has taken over some transport routes in Harare and Bulawayo at reduced prices to bring relief to commuters hit hard by a massive fuel price hike in the country. This was revealed on state television by finance secretary George Guvamatanga after the government announced a 50% fuel hike, which

Adulterous woman chopped to death by boyfriend

By Mary Taruvinga AN adulterous Murewa woman was chopped to death by her lover who accused her of leaking the pair’s illicit affair to the community, the High Court has heard. Togarasei Mashumba is on trial before High Court Judge Ammie Tsanga, two years after he allegedly committed the heinous offence on Anna Kafura. Kafura’s

Supporters of the losing presidential candidate clash with police Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

6 die in Indonesia riots; Widodo says he won’t allow unrest

Associated Press Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in last month’s presidential election. The clashes began Tuesday night when supporters of former Gen. Prabowo Subianto tried to force their way into the

French woman sues Boeing seeking at least R3.9bn over Ethiopian crash

Times Live A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a US lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least $276m (R3.9bn) in damages, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 near the capital Addis Ababa killed all

US President Donald Trump

US Congress asks Donald Trump not to withdraw from Syria

Aljazeera Hundreds of US congressmen and senators have sent a letter to the White House urging US President Donald Trump not to pull troops out of Syria. The bipartisan plea argues the United States should remain engaged in the conflict to protect regional allies. Democrats and Republicans have voiced concerns after Trump announced the withdrawal

High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC

AFP People in Ebola-hit eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease. Anyone who dies of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever has to be buried in carefully-controlled conditions designed to minimise the risk of infection from body

Minister July Moyo

Hunger hits Zim cities as drought drives food shortages

TimesLive At least 37% of the urban populace require food aid in Zimbabwe and, unlike in the past, aid will also be distributed in towns and cities. According to Famine Early Warning Systems Network in May, levels of acute food shortages are up because of poor rainfalls experienced last year in November, which meant a

Chief Ndiweni

Chief Ndiweni rubs it in, says sanctions excuse ‘nonsensical’

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MATEBELELAND North traditional leader Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni has described as nonsensical, continued claims by the Zanu PF led government that sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Europe and America since 2001 were the main reasons behind the country’s failure to emerge from its economic abyss. The outspoken traditional leader, who recently ruffled feathers

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

NGO activists face subversion, to appear in court this Wednesday

By Staff Reporter FOUR civil society activists who were seized by police at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport as they returned from an international human rights workshop were Tuesday charged with subverting a constitutional government. The four, who work for pro-democracy NGOs, are Tatenda Mombeyarara (Citizens Manifesto), George Makoni (Centre for Community Development in

Welshman Ncube

Ncube: Fuel price hike to increase suffering by the majority

By Leopold Munhende MDC deputy president and ex-industry minister, Welshman Ncube says latest fuel price increases by government will add more suffering to the poor majority. Government, through the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) Tuesday announced a shock 50 percent increase in the price of the scarce commodity. The hike was the second in just

Sibusiso Moyo, now Foreign Affairs Minister announcing the coup

Widow cries foul as police withhold slain CIO’s postmortem report

By Mary Taruvinga THE widow of slain Central Intelligence Organisation top operative, Peter Munetsi, who died under military detention during the November 2017 coup that toppled President Robert Mugabe, has approached the High Court seeking to compel police to immediately release her husband’s postmortem results. Munetsi’s wife, Rossie is demanding the release in order to