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Doves Burial Scandal: Regulator Steps In

By Staff Reporter THE Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) is investigating the burial fiasco involving the family of the late Maxwell Chimwamurombe and Doves Funeral Services (Doves). It is alleged that there was a burial mix up and Doves kept Chimwamurombe’s body in their mortuary for six months after burying an empty coffin at his

Mash East Tops GBV Offenders List

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MASHONALAND East province has the highest number of male inmates jailed for ender-based violence (GBV) in 2021 this year, according to figures availed by the Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) Monday. The province had 445 male inmates jailed for GBV this year. Manicaland province has the coolest men, with just 25 men

Walter Mzembi

Return What You Looted: Zimbos Tell ‘Repentant’ Mzembi

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE’s normally unforgiving Twitter community gave exiled former cabinet minister Walter Mzembi a reality check when they called on him to renounce all the material wealth he may have acquired by looting the country during his time in government. Mzembi served for a long time as Environment and Tourism minister under in

Former chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe (far left in blue suit) leaving the Harare Magistrates Court premises in the company of his lawyer Jonathan Samkange on Monday

Circus As Guvamombe Trial Is Postponed

By Mary Taruvinga THE trial of former chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe failed to take place Monday after the state struggled to respond to some if the issues raised by the court. The trial resume Tuesday. Guvamombe is seeking acquittal after the state closed its case. He is facing criminal abuse of office and defeating the

Breathing fire: Zacc chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo says investigators will soon swoop on corrupt banking sector chefs

Dirty Banks: ZACC Boss Accuses Financial Institutions Of Aiding Corruption

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo has accused local banks of colluding with corrupt individuals to clean up ill-gotten wealth. She the banks are guilty of accepting huge sums of money obtained through corruption, thereby legitimising the cancerous vice. She said this while addressing a financial crimes indaba in Harare

Jonathan Moyo

Mnangagwa Digging Own Political Grave – Jonathan Moyo

By Anna Chibamu EXILED former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa is digging his own political grave by attempting to oust his highly ambitious deputy, Constantino Chiwenga. Chiwenga, who led the November 2017 coup that toppled late leader Robert Mugabe and ushered in Mnangagwa, is said to be fending off attacks from

Malema Says Barbara Rwodzi Deserves To Be Zim President

By Thandiwe Garusa FIREBRAND South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema says newly appointed Environment deputy minister, Barbara Rwodzi has what it takes to be Zimbabwe’s president. He was appointed to the ministry last week in what many driven by her combative comportment, especially after her recent Pan-African Parliament antics. She

Zanu PF Gatherings Are Covid Super Spreaders: Think Tank

By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) says Zanu PF poses the greatest danger of spreading Covid 19 because of its mass gatherings at which regulations are totally disregarded. The think tank urged the party and government to stick to laid down Covid-19 regulations by halting the gatherings. In its November report on Access

Foreign Currency Deposits Grow By US$59 Million

By Alois Vinga FOREIGN currency deposits have registered a US$59 million increase inside twelve months, indicating growing confidence in local banks by citizens, latest Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) statistics reveal. The central bank’s monthly economic review for September 2021 shows that foreign currency deposits have been registering an upward trend. “The foreign currency deposits

I’m Ready To Rule – Chamisa Declares

By Anna Chibamu MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has declared he was ready to rule the country and solve the country’s economic problems. He made the declaration during to tombstone unveiling ceremony for his late mother Alice Chamisa in Chiwara Village, Gutu Saturday. Chamisa said he is ready to usher in a new government that

Health Ministry Dismisses Mthuli Ncube’s Paltry Budget Allocation

By Anna Chibamu FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube’s paltry budget allocation to the ministry of Health and Child Care for 2022 is a danger to public health and exposes the sector to a reliance on donor funding, a senior bureaucrat has said. The ministry’s acting finance director Lynette Tennis said this during a during a post-budget

ECA boss Vera Songwe

Expand Tax Base To Fund Covid-19 Fight, African Govts Urged

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENTS across Africa have been urged to devise innovative financing models to harness finances to fund healthcare and social interventions to ameliorate the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This came out during the ongoing session of the 2021 African Economic Conference (AEC) underway in Cabo Verde. Participants were unanimous governments across

Child Rights Groups Urge Mthuli Ncube To Disburse Education Funds On Time

By Thandiwe Garusa RIGHTS groups which advocate for education for all children, together with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education have urged Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to disburse funds meant for education on time. This is after the education ministry got a 13,3% allocation in Ncube’s 2022 national budget presented last week.

The late SB Moyo

Zanu PF Diverts 30 ZUPCO For Late Foreign Minister SB Moyo Memorial

By Staff Reporter THE ruling Zanu PF has ordered the struggling public transporter, ZUPCO, to avail 30 buses this Saturday to ferry thousands of party supporters who will attend the memorial service of the late Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo in Mberengwa, Midlands province. Moyo died in January this year from Covid-19 related complications. He was

Zanu PF supporters staging a demonstration against their provincial chair Chadzamira in Masvingo

Zanu PF Masvingo Supporters Stage 2nd Demo Against ‘Corrupt’ Minister Chadzamira

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent ZANU PF supporters in Masvingo Thursday staged a second demonstration against the Minister of State for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira accusing the top politician of engaging in corrupt activities. The demonstration at the Zanu PF provincial offices was staged a day before Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s visit to the city Friday.

SA Banks Threaten To Close Bank Accounts Of Zimbabweans Exemption Permit Holders

VOA SOME South African banks are threatening to freeze accounts of Special Zimbabweans Exemption Permit holders if they don’t provide new documents in January 2022. One of the permit holders, who requested anonymity, said he received a notice from Capitec Bank informing him that his work permit is expected to expire and therefore he has

Chiwenga (middle) picking litter in Masvingo Friday

157 Omicron Cases Detected At Masvingo Teachers College: Chiwenga 

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent THE deadly Omicron Covid-19 variant has been detected in Masvingo where Covid-19 has hit Masvingo Teachers College with 157 cases recorded at the learning institution. This was confirmed by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Health Minister. The VP was speaking during a national clean-up campaign at Old

Botswana Upholds Ruling Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships

The Guardian GAY rights campaigners expressed joy at the Botswana court of appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships, saying the country’s judiciary had set an example for other African countries. The government had appealed a 2019 ruling that criminalising homosexuality was unconstitutional. The ruling had been hailed as a major victory for gay