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Mugabe Exhumation Case Struck Off High Court Roll

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has struck off the urgent roll an application by former First Lady Grace Mugabe who is challenging an order by Chinhoyi magistrate Ruth Moyo ordering exhumation of her husband, Robert Mugabe’s remains. This follows a request by Tinos Manongovere, who initiated the exhumation saga, to be joined in the

40 Arrested War Vets Charged With Inciting Public Violence By Singing Revolutionary Songs

By Thandiwe Garusa WAR veterans who were arrested Tuesday for protesting poor pension earnings are still detained at separate police stations and are being charged with inciting public violence. They intended to march from Africa Unit Square to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s office where they would submit a petition detailing their grievances. In a statement Wednesday,

Top City Of Harare Official Claims He IS Being Victimised For Exposing Corruption

By Leopold Munhende HARARE Metropolitan Police (HMP) Chief Security Officer (CSO) Collen Tongowona, who is key witness in 10 cases of corruption involving council officials, says he has become a target for victimisation by his superiors for exposing serious corruption scandals at the embattled local authority. Tongowona largely blames acting Harare chamber secretary Warren Chiwawa.

Schweppes Zimbabwe Bid To Corner South African Supplier Flops

By Mary Taruvinga A leading beverage manufacture, Schweppes Zimbabwe Private Limited has lost a High Court case in which it was back pedalling in a deal it entered with a South African based supplier, Blakey Investments Private limited. In a High Court judgement delivered on October 27, Justice Tawanda Chitapi blasted the company for seeking

MDC Alliance Resumes Provincial 22nd Anniversary Commemorations

By Bulawayo Correspondent MAIN opposition MDC Alliance has started holding the party’s 22nd anniversary commemorations in various constituencies following the holding of the main celebrations last month. Last month, police disrupted the party’s main 22nd commemorations which were held in Bulawayo amid heavy police and state security agents’ presents. The party over the weekend held

Violent Clashes Erupt As Zanu PF Blocks Chamisa Entourage In Hurungwe

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent GUN-TOTTING Zanu PF activists and MDC Alliance supporters engaged in violent clashes at Zvipani business centre in Hurungwe Wednesday after the former attempted to disrupt MDC Alliance president, Nelson Chamisa’s scheduled public address. Five MDC Alliance members, including national Women’s Assembly official Mordester Majinjiwa, were injured in the ensuing

Marry Mubaiwa Claims Ex-Hubby Chiwenga Hired Hitman To Kill Her

By Mary Taruvinga MARRY Mubaiwa, vice president, Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife has released a sorrowful statement saying her husband is now baying for her blood and has hired hitmen to finish her off. The former model is desperate to see her three minor children aged 10, 9, and 7 who she has not seen in

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UN Rights Rappateur Leaves NGOs Disappointed After Calling For Sanctions Removal

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE Human Rights NGO Forum executive director Musa Kika has described United Nations Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human Rights, Alena Douhan’s report on the Zimbabwean situation as disappointing. Details of the preliminary report, set to be presented to journalists were released in a press statement by the Information Ministry,

Rapist Dad Jailed 18 Years

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A MHANGURA man, who was on the run after raping his 10-year-old daughter, has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. The 35-year-old man of North End farm, Mhangura is the biological father of the girl who is a Grade Three pupil at a local school. Regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova

Lafarge Sued For Failing To Deliver 60 Tonnes Of Cement

By Mary Taruvinga ZIMBABWE-Stock-Exchange-listed cement maker, Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited has been taken to court after it failed to deliver 60 tonnes of cement reportedly bought back in 2018 by one Morgan Mhlanga. The company is alleged to have tried to deliver 17 bags only instead of 1 200 x 50kgs bag purchased by the

Solution Motors Duped In A US$71k Car Deal

By Mary Taruvinga SOLUTION Motors, a top car procuring company owned by Patrick Siyamwaya lost four top-of-the-range vehicles to an agent following a botched car deal. The company, which sometimes deals with the government and has been in business for the past 16 years procuring motor vehicles and earth moving machines says it lost its

Union Turns To Court On Salary Increments

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Mineral Workers Union (Zidamwu) is suing National Employment Council (NEC) and the Chamber of Mines at the Labour Court after they offered workers a paltry 24% wage increase. The NEC announced the 24% increment in a circular dated September 28, which it said had been agreed upon

Mnangagwa Gathers Tens Of Thousands In Violation Of Own Covid Rules     

By Star Matsongoni PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa gathered thousands of party supporters during anti-sanctions day in Rutenga Mwenezi Monday against the stipulated 100 people per gathering rule. Zanu PF is holding events with more than 100 people while preventing its nemesis, the MDC Alliance from staging the same events. Mnangagwa himself announced recently that gatherings on

Trailblazing Chamisa Takes Roadshow To Mash West

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is Wednesday expected to plunge into the proverbial lion’s den as he takes his political campaigns to Mashonaland West, a traditional Zanu PF stronghold. According to insiders, the opposition leader, who last week escaped a suspected assassination attempt in Mutare, will descend on Hurungwe

‘Economic Saboteurs’ Released On Stringent Bail

By Staff Reporter THREE suspected economic saboteurs who are among the nine arrested in a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) blitz targeting illegal foreign currency dealers are finally out on bail. The three are Access Finance boss Raymond Chigogwana, Esau Bwerinofa director of Chemmodities Trading Private Limited and Takudzwa Rafemoyo. They were freed by High

Mnangagwa Elated By Upcoming UK Trip

By Reason Razo PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is elated by his pending trip to the United Kingdom to attend the 26th edition of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 26) where he has not been able to set foot for a long time because of sanctions. The conference will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland. It

Seven Killed In Sudan Military Coup

By BBC CROWDS of angry Sudanese citizens have continued to protest through the night against Monday’s military coup. At least seven people were reported killed and dozens injured, many of them as a result of soldiers opening fire on protesters. The UN has demanded that the military release the Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, and other