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ZCTU president Peter Mutasa is one of those charged with subversion after the January protests

Guilty: ILO rules Mnangagwa offside on labour rights violations

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is guilty of violating the rights of labour activists, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) ruled on Friday. The ILO’s Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS) went further to request Mnangagwa’s government to accept a high level delegation into the country. It would be the second inside five

Agriculture Minister Perrance Shiri. His Command Agriculture Programme has failed wheat farmers

Govt abandons winter wheat farmers

By Mashonaland East Correspondent MARONDERA: Most winter wheat farmers in Mashonaland East province have failed to plant the crop due to government’s failure to provide promised inputs, amid reports that Zimbabwe only has a month of wheat supplies in stock. A number of farmers, who recently spoke to the on condition of anonymity, accused

Higher Education Minister Amon Murwira

Zim’s tertiary education out of touch with reality – student leaders

By Audience Mutema THE curriculum being used in Zimbabwe’s tertiary institutions is outdated and divorced from reality, student leaders told Parliament Monday. Representatives from the Zimbabwe National Students Union (Zinasu) and Zimbabwe Congress of Student Union told the Parliamentary Committee on Higher Education that the country’s tertiary education system needed to respond to the fourth

Chief Chivero with Norton MP Temba Mliswa

Chinese national beats up Chief in Norton

By Costa Nkomo A local traditional leader was on Monday bashed by a Chinese national after reportedly approaching management at a tile manufacturing factory in Norton seeking jobs for his subjects. Chief Chivero, full name Brown Shopo, was left with a sprained arm after being beaten up by the Chinese national. An angry Chief Chivero

White former commercial farmers still have hope of getting their land back or compensation

Mnangagwa defends 99-year leases, argues they can be used as surety

By Anna Chibamu MOST Zimbabwean banks have a colonial mindset and that’s why they are rejecting government’s 99-year leases issued to beneficiaries of the land reform programme, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. Mnangagwa told State radio in an interview that financial institutions can trust the leases and give out loans using these as guarantee. “Banks

From left President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Child president Mukudzeishe Madzivire and Acting Youth Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Remember us in your programmes: children tell gvt

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT must always remember the rights and plight of children in its policy programming, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was told Saturday. Mnangagwa was part of government officials and other dignitaries who attended celebrations to mark this year’s Day of the African Child in Harare. Child president Mukudzeishe Madzivire , urged government to protect

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has received brickbats over failure to tame the economic meltdown

Dembo in hot soup for “Mnangagwa is a fool” rant

By Staff Reporter A man from Sakubva in the eastern border city of Mutare was recently arrested by police after he publicly insulted President Emmerson Mnangagwa labelling the Zanu PF leader “a fool” who has failed to revive the economy. The suspect, Tinashe Dembo (29), has since appeared before the magistrates’ courts Friday facing charges

Frank Buyanga

Court opera: Buyanga, baby mama legal fight rages with no end in sight

By Mary Taruvinga FIVE days, three cases all surrounding the bitter tussle for the custody of his minor child have not slowed down South African based business mogul Frank Buyanga. Buyanga, a flamboyant businessman with links to Zimbabwe’s establishment and in particular Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, has been in the courts literally everyday this week

President Emmerson Mnangagwa resorted to cherry-picking messages to respond to

State-run station accused of protecting ED from public censure

By Paidashe Mandivengerei and Costa Nkomo ZIMBABWEANS have expressed mixed feelings over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s novel decision to take a live radio interview. While initially, reports had indicated Mnangagwa would take calls from ordinary Zimbabweans, the Zanu PF leader seemed to have chickened out at the last minute and his hosts turned to cherry-picking messages

Current SA Reserve Bank Governor has expressed willingness to help Zimbabwe

SA set tough conditions for Zim to join Rand Monetary Union

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that neighbouring South Africa imposed “unacceptable” conditions for Zimbabwe to join the Rand Monetary Union. In a live interview with a State controlled radio station Friday, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe had sought to adopt the South African Rand as its currency in December 2008 after the local dollar

The late Dumiso Dabengwa

ZAPU under siege, leaders allege being hunted by CIO, military

By Leopold Munhende MTHULISI Hanana, the director of the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation is on the run, officials at Zapu have claimed. Hanana reportedly slipped out of the country after being tailed by suspected State security agents for days in the aftermath of the death of national hero and liberation war stalwart Dabengwa. Zapu spokesperson Iphithule

MDC Senator Morgan Femai has called on authorities to wake up to the reality of homosexuality in prisons

MDC Senator: Give prisoners condoms to reduce HIV infections

By Anna Chibamu AN MDC Senator has called on government to accept the reality of rampant homosexuality in the country’s prisons and provide measures to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Thematic Committee on HIV/and AIDS chairperson Morgan Femai, after a visit to Chikirubi Maximum Prison, home to over 500

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED: I have refused to be a dictator

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa claims he has rejected advice from some people to be a dictator. Mnangagwa told a local radio station Friday that at a meeting of political parties under the banner of the Political Actors Dialogue, one leader had told him he was too democratic. “One leader said to me ‘Mr

National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda was visibly shocked by the reception he got

Mudenda, Khupe heckled at Vimbai Tsvangirai funeral 

By Leopold Munhende AN angry MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa had to come to the rescue of Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda on Thursday, after party supporters turned the City Sports Centre into a cauldron of heckling, whistling and jeers. Mudenda was conveying Parliament’s condolences at late MP Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java’s last funeral service at

Some of the mental patients and inmates at Chikurubi Maximum Prison

Govt austerity hits Chikurubi’s mental inmates

By Anna Chibamu FINANCE Minister, Mthuli Ncube’s austerity measures have not only affected ordinary people with the situation equally dire for the country’s prison inmates including those detained on mental grounds. The country’s biggest penal complex, Chikurubi Maximum Prison, is home to about 300 inmates with mental problems. A visit by the Thematic Committee on