Hwange Man Arrested For Inciting Villagers To Resist Chinese Mining Project

By Staff Reporter NEVER Tshuma (45), a Katambe villager in Hwange, was arrested Friday for allegedly inciting fellow villagers to resist a coal exploration exercise by some Chinese investors in the area. He was however granted $10 000 bail by a Hwange court Saturday. Tshuma chairs the Dinde Development Association in Hwange and is from

Off to a winning start...Dynamos head coach Tonderayi Ndiraya

Uhuru Cup: Dynamos Beat Highlanders To Claim Bragging Rights

By Sports Reporter Dynamos……..(1)2 Highlanders….(0)0 DYNAMOS set an early marker of their intentions ahead of the first domestic football season in almost two years after comfortably defeating fierce rivals Highlanders in the Independence Cup final at the National Sports Stadium. The Uhuru Cup encounter was the first domestic football match played in the country since

Mthwakazi Vows To Proceed With Uhuru Protest Despite Police Ban

By Bulawayo Correspondent FIREBRAND pro-Matabeleland opposition, Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has vowed to go ahead with planned protests in Bulawayo Sunday over alleged inequalities that have not gone in the region’s favour. This is despite police refusing to sanction the march which was intended to coincide with the occasion of the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

Widow Demands $3,1 Million From Minister Over Hubby Killing By Police

By Mary Taruvinga A 60-YEAR-OLD widowed Harare woman has confronted Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe with a $3,1 million lawsuit following the fatal shooting of her now late husband by police in 2018. Lucy Nhamo’s husband Zephaniah Nhamo, a newspaper vendor then, was fatally shot by one Onias Muzanenhamo at the Seke Flyover. Nhamo said

Former Minister Ignatius Chombo

Graft Accused Chombo Challenges Remand

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER Local Government minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing several corruption charges, is challenging remand on his latest allegations arguing there was no formal complaint against him in the matter. Chombo is accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly allocated himself more than 125 residential stands without authority during his

More Jail Nightmare For Mthwakazi Activists

By Bulawayo Correspondent NINE Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) activists facing public violence charges were Friday further remanded in custody to the 28th of April this month. The activists have been languishing at Khami Remand Prison for more than a month. They briefly appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Tawengwa Sengester Friday. The activists’ lawyer Nqobani Sithole from

ZCTU president Peter Mutasa

Uhuru Celebrations: Mnangagwa Dines With MDC Ally, ZCTU

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa seems to have extended an olive branch to the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) through a surprise invitation to the hostile workers group to attend the official Independence Day commemorations this Sunday. ZCTU fell out with government at the turn of the century when its leaders formed the

MDC Alliance Orders Councils To Slash Rates

By Staff Reporter MDC ALLIANCE has ordered all local authorities under its control to reduce rates the main opposition concurs were beyond the reach of many. MDC controls most urban authorities whose managers have been haggling endlessly with residents on the quantum of rate increases to match the demands of service delivery. Councils have since


Impressed Mnangagwa Gifts Young Musician Herman With Scholarship

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Saturday gifted budding musician, Herman with an educational scholarship that will extend to his tertiary education. Herman, full name Herman Makombe, performed at the Children’s Independence Party. The event celebrating Zimbabwe’s 41st Independence Anniversary was hosted by President Mnangagwa and First Lady, Auxilia Mnangagwa at State House, Harare. In

Weed Intoxicated Man Kills Colleague With A Brick

By Staff Reporter A MAN from Headlands in Manicaland faces murder for allegedly striking and killing his colleague with a brick on the head. Police confirmed the incident. Munyaradzi Garikai (23) of Doverleigh Farm, Headlands reportedly struck Joseph Majoni with a brick on the head after the two exchanged words when they were smoking dagga.

Ankara Alfred Mutiwazuka

‘Zimbabwe: Friend To All, Enemy To None’

Anadolu News On the occasion of Zimbabwe’s 41st Independence Day, Zimbabwe’s envoy to Ankara Alfred Mutiwazuka said his country is “a friend to all and an enemy to none”. Speaking to Anadolu Agency exclusively, Ambassador Mutiwazuka highlighted the Sothern African country’s post-independence journey, and the current foreign policy. He said Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has

Mnangagwa Pardons 320 Prisoners In Bid To Curb Covid Spread

Bloomberg Zimbabwe has released 320 prisoners from its biggest prison as part of a plan to ease overcrowding and combat the spread of Covid-19 in the southern African nation’s jails. Under the presidential amnesty, an estimated 3,000 prisoners across Zimbabwe could be released. While the country’s 46 prisons have a holding capacity of 17,000 people,

Deputy minister Raj Modi

Deputy Minister Raj Modi In Nasty Fall-Out With Business Partner

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO businessman Dharmesh Bhikha has filed an urgent chamber application at the Bulawayo High Court interdicting Tilus Supermarkets Judicial Manager Philip Ndlovu from disposing of the business’s assets without the consent of shareholders and creditors. Bhikha and Deputy Minister of Industry Raj Modi co-owned H Bhikha Enterprises trading as Tilus Supermarkets before

Jumbos Destroying Crops In Binga

By Bulawayo Correspondent PROSPECTS of a bumper harvest by some Binga villagers this year have been dented by marauding elephants which are destroying crops in the Matabeleland North area. Most parts of the country received normal to above normal rainfall this year following years of successive draughts. Siyanzundu traditional leader, Chief Saba told some

Crocodiles Maul Silobela Boy (15)

By Staff Reporter VILLAGERS in Donsa area, Silobela are now living in fear of being attacked by crocodiles after the man-eating reptiles recently mauled a boy who had gone to Gweru River to swim. Silobela Ward 29 councillor Willard Moyo confirmed incident. “The whole area of Ward 29 is living in fear for their lives

From Left, stands the blind Onisimo Chinokoro, his mother, 81-year-old Maritina Nyoni, and Onisimo's blind brother 58-year-old Misodziyashe Chinokoro. Photos: Jeffrey Moyo - Anadolu Agency

Zimbabwe: Living With AIDS In Time Of Pandemic

By Jeffrey Moyo, Anadolu Agency Gokwe: One after the other, AIDS killed three of her children, leaving 81-year-old Maritina Nyoni single-handedly caring for her two blind sons. A resident of Gokwe South’s Chisina village in Ward 25 in Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province, Maritina said she has known no joy since she lost two sons and a

Animal ‘Husbandry’ Gone Wrong As Herd Boy (19) ‘Rapes’ Goat

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 19-YEAR-OLD Nyabira goat herder seems to have read the phrase ‘animal husbandry’ wrongly after he turned “husband” to a female goat on which he performed some sexual acts. For the mischief, Forget Ngwenya was dragged to court this week charged with bestiality. Chinhoyi magistrate Tamari Chibindi convicted Ngwenya

TelOne Managing Director Chipo Mutasa

TelOne Dumps Over 400 Grade 7 Employees

By Alois Vinga FIXED telecommunications operator, TelOne is in the process of laying off 423 of its workers, the majority of whom still had Grade 7 and Zimbabwe Junior Certificate (ZJC) as highest qualification in their CVs. The state firm is keen on having technologically skilled employees in its payroll to match a highly competitive

Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Kazembe Warns MDC Against Planned Demos Over Uhuru Holiday

By Robert Tapfumaneyi HOME AFFAIRS Minister Kazembe Kazembe threatened tough government action against MDC Alliance activists who are planning what he terms an “illegal demonstration” over the Independence holiday. The minister said the activists were holding secret meetings to plot the demonstrations, dubbed “The Winter Jest”. “In the same vein,” Kazembe said Friday, “My ministry