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U.S President Donald Trump

Trump Refuses To Promise Power Transfer If He Loses

AFP US President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to guarantee that he will transfer power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump responded when asked at a White House press conference

Joanna Mamombe

Magistrate Orders Mamombe To Undergo Mental Evaluation

VOA A HARARE magistrate has confined recalled Movement for Democratic Change Alliance, Joanna Mamombe, to prison pending a mental evaluation. Bianca Makwande ordered Mamombe, who claims that she was abducted and sexually abused by suspected state security agents early this year, to be evaluated by two doctors. Mamombe was arrested when she did not appear

Zimbabwe’s Largest Platinum Project Clears Key Hurdle Russian-Zimbabwean platinum venture Great Dyke Investments (GDI) has cleared an important hurdle to develop what it would be the African nation’s largest platinum mine. GDI, 50% owned by Russia’s Vi Holding and Zimbabwean investors, said the African Export-Import Bank had completed a due diligence study allowing it to proceed with a $500 million funding program

Job Sikhala

Sikhala Demands Closure Of Inhabitable Chikurubi Prison

By Costa Nkomo  FIREBRAND MDC Alliance vice-chairperson Job Sikhala Wednesday demanded the closure of Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison saying the country’s biggest jail was unfit for human habitation. Chikurubi, a highly fortified prison, some 15 kilometres east of Harare, is home to over 2 000 men classified as dangerous prisoners who are said to be

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Residents, Former Top Soldier Fight Over Knowe Chairmanship

By Staff Reporter KNOWE residents in Norton are baying for the blood of former Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) colonel, Todson Ruramai, who they accuse of clinging on to the association’s chairmanship and abusing their subscriptions. Knowe is an upmarket suburb where the late music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi lived until the time of his death last

Simbarashe Mumbengegwi

Attack On Zanu PF Is Attack On ANC – Mumbengegwi

By Idah Mhetu  ZANU PF Secretary for External Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has said the ongoing onslaught against the ruling party by opposition forces was also an attack on the ANC of South Africa. The former minister of foreign affairs also accused local opposition parties of working on removing Zanu PF from office but said the

Patrick Zhuwao

Army Involvement In Zim Politics ‘Disastrous’ – Zhuwao Tells ANC

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE involvement of the military in Zimbabwe’s civilian politics has turned out to be an “extreme disaster”, former Zanu PF politburo member and ex-minister, Patrick Zhuwao has said. The politician, now in self-exile in South Africa, made the comments Wednesday in a letter to the ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule appreciating the role

Johanna Mamombe

Court To Rule On Mamombe’s Mental Challenges Case Thursday

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate Bianca Makwande is expected to hand down her ruling on an application by the state seeking mental examination for Harare West legislator Joanna Mamombe. The state applied for her to be examined by at least two government medical doctors to determine her mental fitness to stand trial. Mamombe is facing

Zimbabwean Man Sought Over SA Double Murder

African News Agency PRETORIA – Two people appeared this week in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court in connection with the murder of Ocean Basket seafood restaurant owner Lizette Deacon and her mother Hettie, the NPA said on Tuesday. Sophy Mmako, who was a domestic worker for the slain Deacons, appeared in court on Monday with her

Water Toxins, Bacteria Kill Hundreds Of Elephants In Botswana, Zimbabwe

Reuters TOXINS in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday as they announced the result of an investigation into the deaths which had baffled and alarmed conservationists. Cyanobacteria are microscopic organisms common in water and sometimes found in soil. Not all produce toxins but scientists

Takudzwa Ngadziore

Student leaders, activists live in fear – Union

University World News STUDENT leaders say they are living in fear after the Zimbabwe government recently arrested a number of students, including a prominent student union leader, and was accused of being behind the abduction and torture of another. President of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) Takudzwa Ngadziore (22), a student at Great Zimbabwe

The late Perrance Shiri

Don’t Associate Perrance Shiri With Gukurahundi – Mliswa

By Anna Chibamu CONTROVERSIAL Norton independent MP Temba Mliswa Tuesday urged other legislators to speak good about the late former Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri as it was inhuman to talk evil of someone who cannot defend themselves. Shiri, who once served as an army commander during the Gukurahundi atrocities, died on 29 July due to

MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa Calls For Broad-Based Confrontation Against ED

By Alois Vinga THE MDC Alliance has threatened to stage a fresh broad-based confrontation against the Zanu PF-led government in the wake of deteriorating socio-economic conditions. In a communique signed by party national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, the MDC Alliance reveals it is gearing towards a sustained confrontation against

Raymond Majongwe

Teachers Stick To Guns, Vow Not To Return To Work

By Anna Chibamu PROGRESSIVE Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary-general, Raymond Majongwe has accused the government of being scandalous to its response to the plight of teachers. With schools set to reopen next Monday after a nearly six-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, teachers in public schools are demanding a review of their salaries

Zim Dollar Firms By 21 Cents Against US$

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe dollar firmed by $0.21 cents as it strengthened against the United States dollar amid sustained stability. It closed Tuesday’s Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign exchange auction at $81.49 from the previous week’s $81.70. This marks a record three times since the local currency first gained against the US dollar when it

Zimbabwe Mine Where Workforce Is Entirely Women

BBC Zimbabwe’s Zimbaqua mine is the first of its kind in Africa to employ entirely a female workforce. In addition to sourcing the gemstones, the miners are being trained in cutting and polishing, which allows them to increase the value of the gemstones themselves. According to the African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), at least 40-50%

Jason Machaya

BREAKING: Former Minister Machaya Jailed For Four Years

By Staff Reporter FORMER Midlands Minister Jason Machaya was Tuesday sentenced by a Gweru magistrate to four years in prison on criminal abuse of office charges. Machaya and former Midlands physical planner Chisayinyerwa Chiburur were Monday found guilty of abuse of office involving the sale of state land in Gokwe. On Tuesday Magistrate Charity Maphosa