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Punch-up in Sri Lankan parliament as thousands rally

By AFP Sri Lanka’s political crisis descended into farce Thursday with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out of office and leaving the country without a government. Meanwhile, police said tens of thousands of people took part in a rally in Colombo in support of Ranil

President Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru: Let churches run schools they built

Daily Nation President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Education ministry to let the management of schools originally managed by churches revert to the different faiths, a move that could take the education system decades back. The President also directed that ownership of the land on which church-built schools stand be given to the churches, meaning the

Mthuli Ncube

Ncube: New privatisation programme closed to wealth vultures

By Alois Vinga FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube says government’s ongoing privatisation process will not create any avenues for corrupt politicians and business persons to manipulate and further enrich themselves through stealing from the entities. He was responding to concerns by parliamentarians over the weekend who had asked if the process would not be taken advantage

Workers at ZMDC gold producing unit go for three years without pay

By Kwekwe Correspondent WORKERS at one of the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) gold producing units, Jena Mines in Silobela have said they have gone for nearly three years without consistent salaries. ZMDC owns Jena Mine, Elvington Mine as well as Sabi Mines. Of the three, Jena is the only company which is fully operational,

Aug 1 killings renew scepticism about Zim’s political stability, says govt official

By Leopold Munhende A TOP civil servant has revealed the killing of six civilians by the army August 1 has brought fresh fears of political instability in Zimbabwe among potential foreign investors, something seen as running counter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s painstaking efforts to woo foreign capital into the country. Never Katiyo, Director Legal Services

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low

Aljazeera A year since a trio of army generals held former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe under house arrest as part of a 10-day military operation that enabled his protege, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to take power, there are mixed feelings as to how different the proclaimed “new dispensation” is from Mugabe’s autocracy. In an unprecedented show of

Man gets 12 years for beheading wife caught having bush sex with nephew

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: An Inyathi man in Matabeleland North who beheaded his wife when he caught her having sex in the bush with his nephew was on Wednesday jailed 12 years after the courts found him guilty for culpable homicide. David Chaloma (31) of Village 11 in Goodwood in Siganda had tried to

Sex workers using pieces of cloth as condoms

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A group of sex workers in Chivhu are putting their lives at risk by inserting pieces of cloth inside their private parts when having unprotected sex. The unorthodox practice was to avoid unwanted pregnancies as well as get protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This came out during a recent cervical cancer

Man dies soon after beating up own kids for stopping him from taking poison

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Mudzi: A 50-year-old man recently took poison and died, moments after wrestling and beating up his two minor children who were trying to stop him from taking the toxic liquid. Police in Mashonaland East have since confirmed the death of Joel Kofi of Chambaruka Village in Mudzi through consuming an unknown

Oscar Pistorius freed for a few hours to attend grandfather’s burial

Dailysun CONVICTED murderer Oscar Pistorius was a free man for a few hours yesterday (Tuesday). He was released from prison to attend the memorial service for his grandfather, Hendrick Pistorius. He arrived at the service, which was held at a hotel in Centurion, Tshwane, accompanied by two correctional service officials. Oscar covered his face with

ED plugs graft loopholes, new law compels looters to explain wealth source

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOVERNMENT has gazetted the Unexplained Wealth Order which makes it mandatory for individuals to explain the source of their wealth or property in the value of $10 000 and above, acquired in a space of a year or any lesser period. According to Statutory Instrument (SI) 246 of 2018, it does not

Priscilla Chigumba

Chigumba admits poll demo fright, deplores army use of live ammunition

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chair, Priscilla Chigumba has admitted having been frightened by hordes of protesters who were baying for her blood during the August 1 post-election violence in Harare but maintains security forces should have used live ammunition “as a last resort”. She was giving oral evidence Tuesday before the Commission

Wisdom Mkhwananzi

Court frees Mnangagwa Gukurahundi accuser

By Staff Reporter A Bulawayo court has freed a Mthwakazi Republic Party activist who last month claimed President Emmerson Mnangagwa was responsible for the killing of his parents during the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres by the military. Wisdom Mkhwananzi was being accused of undermining the President’s authority after he boldly pointed at Mnangagwa’s portrait while making

Simela Dube

Ex-Bulawayo town clerk sucked into city land scandal

By Bulawayo Correspondent FORMER Bulawayo City Council town clerk, Mike Ndubiwa has been sucked into the Woodvale land scandal in the country’s second largest city. Woodvale, which is part of council’s master plan, was acquired by the government in 2003. Following its acquisition, five A2 farmers including Ndubiwa were resettled on the property which is

Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

More cops to be unleashed on major roads in bid to tame carnage

By Audience Mutema ZIMBABWEANS should brace for the return of more traffic enforcement police officers on the country’s major roads following a Tuesday cabinet decision to ensure “increased highway police patrols”. Speaking while briefing the media on cabinet deliberations as has now become the norm, Information and Publicity Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said government was concerned

Masvingo residents reject council’s $26 million budget proposal for 2019

By Masvingo Correspondent MASVINGO residents have rejected a $26 million council budget proposal for 2019 which they vowed to resist through demonstrations if authorities proceeded to impose it. In the draft budget, the local authority is proposing a water tariff increase from the current 80 cents per 18 cubic meters for domestic consumption to $1.45