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CITES ban on trade in ivory questioned, described as emotional, unscientific

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Reporter STATES represented at the recently ended Elephant Summit in Hwange have agreed, decisions to block their trade in ivory by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are no longer scientific but just emotional. The four day summit was centred on getting countries

Man in court for stealing over 30 cars

By Paul Katanda A-22 year old, Atipaishe Sibanda from Harare was Friday taken to court answering to 30 counts of car theft and robbery. Sibanda was remanded from his hospital bed after he was shot while trying to escape upon his arrest. He was remanded to June 1 2022 in custody. It has appeared that he was already on bail for

Egodini Mall contractor misses completion deadline

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE South African company contracted to construct a multi-dollar Egodini Mall in Bulawayo has failed to meet  the  deadline for the completion of a taxi rank and informal traders’ stalls again. The project was supposed to be completed by the end of April this year. In 2016, the Bulawayo City Council awarded Terracotta Trading Limited (TTPL), a US$60

Independent politician withdraws ahead of by -election

By Bulawayo Correspondent AN independent candidate for the forthcoming June 25 Masvingo West ward 21 by-election, Sister Nhando, has withdrawn her candidature under unclear circumstances. Nhando was set to battle it out with Zanu PF’S Chenjerai Mumbire and CCC’S Onias Mawarire in the by–election. The Douglas Mwonzora led MDC Alliance, which suffered humiliating defeats during the

Dynamos lift Ndiraya suspension

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos have backtracked from their decision to get rid of their head coach Tonderai Ndiraya after announcing the lifting of his suspension with immediate effect. Ndiraya was suspended last Saturday pending internal disciplinary procedures. Dynamos did not reveal the charges their coach was facing amid speculation that it was due

Parking fees up 63%

By Thandiwe Garusa THE Harare City Council (HCC) Friday announced a 63% hike on street parking effective 1 June 2022. In a statement, City Parking, owned by Harare City Council, said the fees will go up to $300 per hour from $190. “This notice serves to inform the motoring public that the street tariff in Harare Central Business District (CBD) has been adjusted from ZW$190 to

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China, Zimbabwe to embrace harvest year in cooperation

H.E. Ambassador Guo Shaochun In 2022, some of the biggest fruits of China-Zimbabwe cooperation will be ready for picking, as Zimbabwe’s new parliament building and national pharmaceutical warehouse built with Chinese grants are only months away from completion of construction and handover. The new parliament building, the largest China-aid project in Southern Africa, will have

Currency slump, 132% inflation no cause for ‘panic’ – Finance Minister

By Zimbabwe is taking steps to tackle an inflation rate that’s jumped to 132% after its currency slumped, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said. “We are instituting measures that every other country in the world is instituting,” Ncube said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din from Davos on Thursday.

Duo up for selling US$30 million Mugabe movie for US$1

By Paul Katanda TWO Harare men appeared in court answering to piracy allegations after they sold a movie titled Mugabe 2020 worth US$30 million for US$1. Cliff Marufu (35) and Blessing Nhamo (36) appeared before Harare Magistrate Tafadzwa Mhiti charged with possession, selling or displaying for sale infringed copy of literary work. They were remanded

Adulterous man pays for girlfriend’s divorce  

By Mary Taruvinga   AN adulterous Harare man has been ordered to pay ZW$100 000 adultery damages following a successful lawsuit by the husband of a woman he snatched away. Dambudzo Oliver Munyebvu was ordered to pay the damages by High Court judge Justice Justice Amy Tsanga after he was sued by Talent Musvibe. Musvibe had mounted

Unidentified men tailing, harassing Mnangagwa challenger, Musengezi 

By Staff Reporter  SYBETH Musengezi, the Zanu PF activist challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascent to party and national leadership, has said he is being tailed and harassed by unidentified people. Musengezi, who spent a week in custody after his arrest on charges he fraudulently acquired Zanu PF membership in 2012, said some of the people were spending

Zanu PF, CCC take political contest to football pitch, in peace building initiative

By Darlington Gatsi  ZANU PF and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) youths Wednesday took their fight onto the pitch at a political party youth sport festival organised by non-governmental organization (NGO), 4H Zimbabwe, as a way of promoting peace. The festival saw opposing political parties, that included members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ) and

Shameful: Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says in damning response to Zanu PF onslaught 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent  THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) has described President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF regime as shameful, adding that it was determined to close all democratic spaces following a series of scathing reports “misrepresenting” its agenda. The civil society organisations (CSOs) group was responding to recent onslaught by Zanu PF, through

Tik Toker fined ZW$3 000 for cyberbullying police officer 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  A USER of popular short video sharing platform, Tik Tok, landed himself in soup after posting a clip in which a uniformed Chinhoyi police officer on duty, is jeered while hoisted in the air. David Kanduna (23), who starred on the ZBC TV drama series Kuchina-Genesis and other local productions, was fined

Zimbabwe top trending wedding destination for 2022; followed by Italy, SA

By Three African countries feature in the top five; Zimbabwe is top, South Africa is joint second, and Kenya is fifth. Italy is in joint second with South Africa and Portugal in fourth making them the only two European countries. A new study by financial comparison company has revealed the top trending wedding destinations in 2022 and

Zimbabwean soldier wins UN gender advocate award; UN secretary general calls Major Zharare ‘role model and trailblazer’

By FOR the first time, a Zimbabwean peacekeeper has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2021 Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, UN Peacekeeping announced on Tuesday. Commending Military Observer Major Winnet Zharare, 39, as “a role model and a trailblazer”, Secretary-General António Guterres, will present her with the award on Thursday during a ceremony marking the International

“Double Nonsense,” miners say after 100% Zimbabwe dollar salary increment

By Staff Reporter MINE workers have described their recent 100% wage hike as “double nonsense,” despite an agreement between the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe (AMWUZ) and Chamber of Mines effecting the raise. The two had come up with a new salary structure that would have seen the lowest earning mine employee get ZW$93

Beer drinkers church: when the love of God and booze meet

By Mary Taruvinga,Senior Reporter THE inviting, melodious echoes flow downhill as we make the final ascend. In the absence of musical instruments to enhance output, they use their palms to issue out some rhythmic claps which blend perfectly with their voices. A thrilling spectacle unfolds as we reach a mountain-top clearing used for the day

Angry Tanzanian MP does handstand in parliament

By BBC Africa A Tanzanian MP angered by poor conditions of roads in his constituency has done a handstand in parliament to draw attention to his complaint. Flatei Massay, the MP for the northern constituency of Mbulu, was commenting on budget estimates on Monday when he called on the government to fulfil its pledge to

Warriors booted out of 2023 AFCON qualifiers 

By Sports Reporter  ZIMBABWE and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), whose qualifying campaign starts in early June, the continental football governing body CAF has confirmed. The Warriors’ exclusion from the qualifiers comes after they were also earlier on Monday barred from this year’s Cosafa Cup because of its