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Kgalema Motlanthe

ZimRights blasts govt for sitting on Motlanthe Commission recommendations

By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has slammed government for apparent failure to implement recommendations made by a post-election violence probe team once headed by former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe two years ago. The Motlanthe Commission was a seven-member Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence in Harare 2018. Seven civilians were

TelOne managing director Chipo Mutasa

TelOne Commissions US$1, 5m Fibre Optic Link Project

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent ZIMBABWE telecoms parastatal, TelOne on Wednesday commissioned a novel fibre optic link connecting Makuti and Chirundu. The project was completed at a cost of US$1, 5 million. ICT, Posts and Courier Services minister, Jenfan Muswere officiated at the unveiling event in Makuti. The top government official said the Makuti-Chirundu

John Bredenkamp

Late Zanu PF benefactor John Bredenkamp removed from US sanctions list

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE US government has removed from its targeted sanctions list, late Zimbabwe businessman and Zanu PF benefactor, John Bredenkamp and 20 of his companies. Bredenkamp died 20 June this year aged 79. He was ally to both former President Robert Mugabe and incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa. The late tycoon helped Mugabe equip his

Unlicensed Binga teacher runs over, kills pedestrian colleague

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A MORNING joy ride by three Binga High School teachers ended in tragedy on Sunday after a car driven by an unlicensed colleague hit a workmate who was walking on the roadside, causing her death. The deceased, 36-year-old Siphilisiwe Zulu was walking on the right side of the road around 8

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is keen to save faltering rule

#31July: Police splashes top of the range vehicles on chefs, deploy reserve Ass Comms

By Staff Reporter POLICE Superintendents and Chief Superintendents from across the country were, days before the foiled 31 July national protests, pampered with top of the range cars. The cars include latest Toyota Hiluxes and Ford Rangers. Three brand new UD trucks were also distributed to each of the country’s 10 provinces ahead of the

WFP in US$250 million appeal to fight hunger in Zim

By Ndatenda Njanike WITH Covid-19 now worsening recurrent hunger in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for an additional US$250 million to mitigate the rapidly expanding emergency faced by the country. WFP projections indicate that by year end, the number of food insecure Zimbabweans would have surged by almost 50 percent

Fuel prices go up again

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) Wednesday announced yet another increase in fuel prices at a time most locals now depend on fuel purchased in US dollars. In a statement posted on its Twitter handle Wednesday, Zera announced a litre of blend petrol has increased from $71.62 to  $93.15 while diesel is

Keep your garbage at home, Chinhoyi council says to residents

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Chinhoyi Municipality has come under fire for failing to collect refuse in the Mashonaland West capital’s residential suburbs. This has witnessed the proliferation of illegal garbage dumpsites, which are fertile breeding ground for disease vectors such as flies and mosquitoes. A snap survey by NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday revealed a

Justice Francis Bere

Justice Bere challenge against setting up of probe team tossed

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE High Court Tuesday dismissed a challenge made by suspended Supreme Court Judge Francis Bere over the legality of a Tribunal set up to determine his fitness to continue holding office. Bere was accused by a lawyer of trying to influence a civil case involving a Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) boss

Covid-19 lockdown slows down Mashurugwi violence, gold production – report

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE surge in machete violence in the gold sector started receding when government announced a national lockdown, which commenced on 30 March, Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said. The lockdown saw police and soldiers setting up numerous roadblocks throughout the country where, among other things, people were asked to produce exemption

Mutare residents implore council to dump greedy land developers

By Staff Reporter MUTARE residents and ratepayers have pleaded with the local authority to stop parcelling out land to private land developers among whom are unscrupulous land barons who have fleeced desperate home seekers of their hard-earned cash in the past few years. The residents made the plea during the supplementary and 2021 budget consultation

Cheeky power cable thieves plunged police station, hospital into darkness

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A GROUP of daring thieves stole two kilometre length of copper power cables, plunging a Binga police station, hospital and court in darkness. Police have since arrested a cross border transporter suspected to be part of a gang. The power cables were from a Kamativi-Binga line with the incident happening in

Stop it...Patrick Chinamasa

Stop poking your nose in Zim affairs, Zanu PF says to Malema

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZANU PF has warned prominent South African opposition leader Julius Malema to keep his distance from Zimbabwe’s internal affairs. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters on Tuesday, acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa also accused the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) leader of working to undermine the cause of black South Africans with the help

Ex-police boss Augustine Chihuri

Ex-police boss Chihuri sucked into vehicle auction scandal

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED former Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri has been sucked into an alleged vehicle auction sale scandal. The now exiled ex-police boss is reportedly having aided former officer-in-charge Vusumuzi Ncube to award himself two luxury vehicles through a ‘staged’ car auction. This was revealed in opposing papers filed by Assistant Commissioner Criminal

Unsettled...President Mnangagwa

ED gives away paranoia in incoherent threat on ‘terrorists’

By Costa Nkomo PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday gave away his internal insecurity over a sustained scrutiny and criticism on his brutal regime, bellowing out incoherent threats against opposition “terrorists” and their external sympathisers. In his state of the nation address Tuesday, Mnangagwa branded as terrorists, opposition political groupings his administration claims were pushing for his