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Foundations for Farming trainees practice digging planting stations during a workshop at the Zimbabwe Stewardship Centre in Harare.

NGO Promotes ‘God’s Way’ Of Farming

RNS WHEN farmer Craig Deall first caught wind of Brian Oldreive’s no-plowing approach to farming in the 1980s, he dismissed it as lunacy. But the results were undeniable. “Seeing is believing,” said Deall of Oldreive’s Zimbabwean farm. “He held the national corn yield record for this country for over 20 years.” Four decades later, Deall

Zdravko Logarusic

Logarusic Leading Race To Takeover Tanzania’s Simba SC FORMER Zimbabwe head coach Zdravko Logarusic is leading the race to succeed Didier Gomes Da Rosa at Simba SC. Although they had picked a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg, the Tanzanian champions stumbled at home and suffered a 3-1 loss so their journey in the competition came to a shocking halt on the away goals rule.

Miners Losing 20% Export Proceeds To Exchange Rate Distortions: Report

Reuters ZIMBABWE’S miners are losing 20% of their export proceeds due to a widening gap between the official and black-market currency exchange rate, an industry report showed on Wednesday. The Zimbabwe dollar is trading at 93 to the United States dollar on the official market, but is quoted as low as 180 against the greenback

Mining Companies Owe ZESA US$37m

By Alois Vinga MINING companies owe the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) money running into millions of dollars which is partly choking the power utility’s capacity to improve efficiency. Speaking to delegates at a function held to launch the 2021 State of the Mining Industry Report, ZESA engineer, Howard Choga confirmed the details “Currently, mining

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.

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

Alena Douhan

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,

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

Zanu PF Wants Chamisa, Biti Charged With Treason Over Sanctions

By Felix Matasva THE Zanu PF Manicaland youth league chapter says opposition leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputy Tendai Biti must face treason charges for lobbying sanctions against Zimbabwe. The calls were made Mutare district coordinating committee (DCC) secretary for youth affairs Danmore Mambondiyani during the anti-sanctions day commemorations which were held at Meikles Park

Mthuli Ncube Promises Pro-Poor 2022 Budget

By Anna Chibamu FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube has promised a pro-poor 2022 national budget. He however said ministries submitted bids so high they are beyond government’s capacity to satisfy. Ncube said this in response to calls by ministries and parliamentarians at the just ended Victoria Falls annual pre-budget seminar. He said government’s capacity to finance

RBZ Bans Bulk Airtime Sales

By Alois Vinga RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe has banned on bulk airtime sales, ordering telecommunications service providers to stagger reduction of physical airtime sales to 10% in a bid to contain illicit foreign currency dealings. In a statement directed to all Mobile Telecommunications and Mobile Phone Service Providers, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) director general,

Suspended Harare mayor Jacob Mafume

Mafume Seeks Magistrate’s Recusal

By Mary Taruvinga SUSPENDED Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume is seeking recusal of Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna from his corruption case arguing he has exhibited lack of impartiality. Mafume is facing charges of obstructing course of justice after he allegedly tried to bribe a witness in his other case of criminal abuse of office. Mafume said

Chiwenga Proposes New Beer, Cigarette Taxes

By Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS-Health and Child Care Minister Costantino Chiwenga says government should introduce taxes on beer and cigarettes to raise money for medical services. Chiwenga, who is also the country’s vice president, said this will help avoid overtaxing every citizen. He was speaking during a pre-budget seminar for parliamentarians in Victoria Falls