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RBZ Taken To Court Over US$225 000 Debt For War Vets Training

By Mary Taruvinga THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been taken to court by the National Business Council of Zimbabwe after failing to pay a US$225 000 debt for bankrolling a training programme and census for war veterans. The central bank was charged US$250 000 for the project by the National Business Council, but

Kazembe Kazembe

Zanu PF MPs Unite In Protecting Big Shots Behind Machete Gangs

By Staff Reporter HOME Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Zanu PF MPs Monday seemed to be protecting their fellow allies during a heated parliamentary hearing on machete-wielding gangs. While giving oral evidence to the committee, Kazembe made a U-turn relating to specified information on politicians alleged to be sponsoring the terror gangs who have since

Kwesi Quartey

AU Calls For Immediate Removal Of Zim Sanctions

By Idah Mhetu in Victoria Falls THE Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Kwesi Quartey has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and the US. Addressing delegates during a session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa at the ongoing sixth African Regional Forum on Sustainable

Lazarus Muchenje

NetOne CEO Suspended Again

By Alois Vinga MOBILE Network Operator, NetOne’s chief executive, Lazarus Muchenje has been suspended, sources have revealed. Muchenje was reportedly suspended weekend together with his Chief Finance Officer, Sibusiso Ndlovu. The suspension comes hot on the heels of the resignation of three board members in protest over ‘unprofessional conduct’ within the boardroom. “I cannot divulge any

Minister Obadiah Moyo

Govt ready to use ARVs to tackle possible Coronavirus outbreak – Moyo

By Anna Chibamu HEALTH and Child Care Minister, Obadiah Moyo says government was ready to use anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) to reduce the impact of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) should the country experience such cases in future. In a ministerial statement he delivered to parliament on the country’s situation regarding coronavirus this past week, Moyo allayed

Trainee doctors left out in the cold 3 months after refusing to write exams

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWEAN doctors have expressed concern over continued delays by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to call for fresh examinations by medical students who refused to sit for the tests last year citing missed opportunities to do their practical lessons within hospitals due to a prolonged strike action by doctors. In a statement

Meikles Limited registers sale declines across all segments

By Alois Vinga MEIKLES Limited says it recorded sale declines across its hospitality, agriculture and supermarket segments in both the last trading quarter and nine-month period ending December 31 2019. Presenting a trading update recently, the group’s company secretary, Thabani Mpofu said all segment performances were lower than those recorded in the prior year. “The

Minister Amon Murwira

Embrace technology or become irrelevant – Minister Murwira

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HIGHER and Tertiary Education Minister, Amon Murwira has challenged youths in the country to embrace technology saying Zimbabwe’s future now lies in robotics and artificial intelligence. Murwira was talking to journalists in Victoria Falls ahead of the 6th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (AFRFSD) which formally starts

Tafadzwa Musarara

Millers rally behind Musarara as Wadyajena resumes fight with GMAZ boss

By Staff Reporter THE fight between Lands parliamentary committee chair, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, and Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe chairman, Tafadzwa Musarara, continues Tuesday despite millers last week having rallied behind the later on how the US$27 million wheat facility extended to the association’s suppliers of the cereal by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe was

Kenyan judge arrested for coaching murder suspect

BBC A Kenyan judge has been arrested and accused of coaching the main suspect in a murder trial – a widow whose husband was found in a septic tank. Appeal Court Judge Sankale ole Kantai did not comment after his alleged link to murder suspect Sarah Wairimu came under scrutiny. In September the body of

UN deputy secretary visits Hwange National Park

Matabeleland North Correspondent UNITED Nations deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed arrived in Victoria Falls Saturday and visited Hwange National Park where she pledged the world body’s support for wildlife management in Zimbabwe. Mohammed was accompanied by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Vera Songwe when they visited the game park

Zupco yet another looting scheme by authorities – Chikwinya

By Staff Reporter OUTSPOKEN MDC legislator, Settlement Chikwinya (pictured below) has dismissed the recent revival of (Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) by government as another ponzi scheme aimed at looting state coffers. The Mbizo MP said since its revival to counter increasing fares by private commuter transporters last year, ZUPCO has done little to relieve

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Madhuku says Mnangagwa behaving like Mugabe

By Leopold Munhende NATIONAL Constitutional Assembly (NCA) leader, Lovemore Madhuku says he and other members of the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) platform were at pains to persuade President Emmerson Mnangagwa to abandon his “Robert Mugabe-like” tendencies of tampering with the national constitution for personal benefit. Madhuku was speaking at a Heal Zimbabwe public meeting in

Police ban Mthwakazi rally over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo have denied opposition Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) permission to hold its rally in a city high-density suburb claiming there was an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in a neighbouring suburb. The party’s national organising secretary, Partone Xaba told that on Thursday last week, he notified the police about

Saviour Kasukuwere

Kasukuwere remembers Mugabe, taunts ED ‘real criminals’

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER cabinet minister and G40 kingpin Saviour Kasukuwere has showered glowing praises on late former state leader Robert Mugabe while reserving snide comments for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa he accuses of protecting the country’s most brazen criminal cartels. In a statement released through his #tysonwabantu movement on the commemoration of Robert Gabriel

MDC youth leader Obey Sithole

Zim youths express mixed views over Mugabe Day

By Ndatenda Njanike ZIMBABWEAN youths have expressed different views over the celebration of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe Day with some saying it was improper to idolise a leader who authored the current economic difficulties through poor leadership. The country this Friday commemorates a day that coincides with the ex-leader’s birthday. MDC national youth leader Obey

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa mortgaging MDC to Zanu PF’s G40, says MDC pressure group

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AN MDC pressure group fighting for the restoration of the party’s original values has slammed party leader Nelson Chamisa for alleged mortgaging of the main opposition to Zanu PF’s G40 faction. Eddin Dzambara, who chairs the so-christened, In Defence of Morgan Tsvangirai Legacy (IDMTL), told journalists in Harare Thursday, Chamisa has opened