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The protesting teachers at Nyazura, near Rusape

Cops arrest teachers marching 275 km to Hre from Mutare; defiant union vows to continue protest

By William Milasi PROTESTING rural educators who are marching 275km from Mutare to Harare have vowed to continue marching despite a crackdown by the country’s security services. The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) leadership said nine of the protestors were arrested in Macheke on Saturday. The protestors are demanding that salaries be paid

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube

Budget headache for Mthuli Ncube as Green Bombers return

By Staff Reporter FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube will have to scrap around for fresh un-budgeted funds after the ruling Zanu PF party resolved to resuscitate the reviled national youth service programme. The development comes after the treasury chief had already presented his “austerity” budget for 2019, pledging to cut runaway government spending. The ruling party

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED scorns secessionists, vows country to remain unitary state

By Leopold Munhende PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has hit out at pro-Matebeleland groups campaigning for the country’s split to create a separate Ndebele state while claiming the region was deliberately being side-lined in terms of development. Speaking while officially opening the 17th Zanu PF annual national people’s conference in Esigodini on Friday, Mnangagwa urged his party

Frank Chikane

New twist to AFM wrangle as Madawo gets Chikane endorsement

By Staff Reporter THE fight for control of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe took a new twist Friday following the endorsement of Reverend Amon Madawo’s leadership by the church’s world body led by South African cleric Frank Chikane. Chikane is president of AFM International, the global body that controls the church in 35

Lies exposed...Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri

Mnangagwa shames Muchinguri-Kashiri for telling lies

By Bulawayo Correspondent PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday exposed Zanu PF national chairperson Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri’s lies concerning the conspicuous absence of Vice President Kembo Mohadi at a party conference in Esigodini. In her opening remarks, Muchinguri-Kashiri claimed that Mohadi had been sent out on a government assignment, hence his failure to attend the ongoing 17th Annual

Tendai Biti

Judge roasts magistrate for seeking guidance in Biti live-streaming saga

By Court Reporter A HARARE magistrate who allowed reporters to film proceedings during MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti’s trial, is in soup after the High Court declined to review the matter. The upper court concurred with the prosecutor who accused the magistrate, Gloria Takundwa of being “brave or stupid” for allowing live-streaming in court

Mthabisi Bhebhe

Government, junior doctors’ meeting fails to end strike deadlock

By Leopold Munhende JUNIOR doctors are set to continue with their strike action after negotiations between their representative body and government Thursday ended in a deadlock. Speaking after a crunch meeting with Health Minister Obadiah Moyo, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary general Mthabisi Bhebhe maintained that they could only guarantee an end to their

Jestina Mukoko

Mukoko finally gets her $150k govt compensation for abduction and torture

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PROMINENT rights activist Jestina Mukoko finally received her $150 000 compensation she was awarded October this year by the High Court following her successful litigation over her 2008 abduction and torture by the state. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director was awarded $100 000 for damages suffered and a further $50 000

Jacob Mafume

MDC blasts government threats on NGOs

By Audience Mutema THE MDC has scorned government threats Tuesday to ban Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) caught dabbling in national politics. Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume described the threats as “totalitarian, draconian, fascist and unacceptable in a democratic society”. Acting Public Service Minister Kazembe Kazembe Tuesday issued a chilling threat to deregister

Zanu PF youth league boss in car crash…as road accidents stalk party

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF chief whip and youth league secretary, Pupurai Togarepi Thursday escaped with minor injuries when his vehicle was involved in a road accident near Lalapanzi. Togarepi was on his way to Matebeleland South’s Esigodini for the party’s 17th annual national people’s conference this weekend. Information Ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana confirmed

SA-based Mutumwa Mawere

Mutumwa Mawere set for Parliament appearance?

By Staff Reporter SOUTH Africa-based businessman Mutumwa Mawere has been invited  to appear before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development. Clerk of Parliament Kennedy Chokuda recently wrote to the Zimbabwe-born Mawere confirming the development. According to Chokuda, the committee which is chaired by independent Norton lawmaker Temba Mliswa had considered and resolved

ZHDA secretary general, Mthabisi Bhebhe

Junior doctors dismiss government call to end strike; adamant on US$ salaries

By Leopold Munhende STRIKING junior doctors have vowed to continue with their job action which started beginning of this month, despite government calls for them to return to work while their grievances were being looked at. Speaking at a press conference in Harare Wednesday, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) secretary general, Mthabisi Bhebhe maintained that

Ex-Minister Kasukuwere in bid to stop trial

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere has approached the High Court seeking to avert his prosecution at the Harare magistrate’s court. Kasukuwere, who is facing three criminal abuse of office charges and another of contravening the Procurement Act, is accusing the trial magistrate of irregularly handling the matter. The ex-Zanu PF political commissar

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa urged to ‘walk the talk’ on human rights abuses

By African News Agency HARARE: A prominent Zimbabwean human rights activist on Monday reminded President Emmerson Mnangagwa that he had termed the abduction of journalist activist Itai Dzamara “barbaric” and called on him to follow his words with actions to prevent and punish rights abuses. Dzamara has been missing since March 2015 after suspected state security

Biti trial stalls as top prosecutor sensationally attacks magistrate

By Court Reporter THE trial of MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti stalled Tuesday after it was claimed that top prosecutor Michael Reza derisively condemned the presiding judge. The defence immediately asked the court to charge Reza with contempt. The prosecutor was recently removed from the case over political bias. Magistrate Gloria Mtandwa was Tuesday