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NRZ Board chairperson, Martin Dinha announced the sad news

NRZ General Manager Dies

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has announced the death of its general manager, Joseph Mashika. In a statement, NRZ Board chairperson, Advocate Martin Dinha said Mashika (44) died at a private clinic in Harare on 17 January 2021. “The National Railways of Zimbabwe Board Chairman Advocate Martin Tafara Dinha announces with

Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

Zimbabwe’s Frontline Defender Of Human Rights

By Jeffrey Moyo, Beatrice Mutetwa, 62, a lawyer highlighting human rights issues in the southern African country of Zimbabwe has lost the count of threats and intimidation. She has been at the receiving end of authorities and interest groups over the past two decades. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, she said that even her dog

Fadzai Mahere

Mahere Granted $10 000 Bail

By Mary Taruvinga MDC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe after spending an entire week behind bars. She is accused of publishing falsehoods in a case involving a woman whose child was erroneously reported to have been struck and killed by a baton wielding Harare police officer

SK Moyo

Zanu PF Angry Over US’s Local Envoy Failure To Denounce America’s Demos

By Staff Reporter THE ruling party Zanu PF has been angered by the failure of the United States of America’s envoy to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols  to denounce the recent violent protests at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, which left six five people dead and scores injured. Zanu PF national spokesperson, Simon Khaya said the

Oppah Muchinguri

G40 Demands Oppah Muchinguri’s Resignation Over Covid-19 Statements

By Anna Chibamu SOME self-exiled former cabinet ministers have called for the immediate resignation from government of Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri after her weekend spat in which she accused China for creating the deadly Covid-19 virus and failing to contain it. Following the death of her colleague Ellen Gwaradzimba last Friday from Covid-19, Muchinguri told

ZINARA To Eliminate Revenue Leakages By Installing Live Tracking At Tollgates

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe National Radio Administration (ZINARA), losing millions of dollars annually through revenue leakages by staff at its tollgates, plans to install an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system at all 31 tollgates. The system will use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and ensure live tracking and reporting of toll plaza collections. The

George Manyere

Bank of Zambia Orders Top Zim Banker George Manyere To Exit MyBucks

By Alois Vinga THE Bank of Zambia (BoZ) has ordered a top Zimbabwean banker, George Manyere to exit from both controlling shareholding and directorship in the fintech company MyBucks after violating banking rules. The Brainworks Capital Management founder, but now former managing director and chief investment officer of the equity firm, allegedly violated banking regulations

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine ‘Fearful For Life’ After Museveni Win

BBC UGANDA’S main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his life is being threatened following Thursday’s election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth elected term. The singer-turned-politician told the BBC that he rejected the results “with the contempt they deserve”. He alleged there had been a lot of irregularities but Mr Museveni called it

Ex-Chiredzi North Zanu PF MP Ndava Dies After Testing Covid-19 Positive

By Staff Reporter THE former Zanu PF Chiredzi North MP, Ronald Ndava has died at Chiredzi hospital from Covid-19 related complications. At the time of his death, he was the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial information secretary. Ndava’s death was confirmed by the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chair, Ezra Chadzamira, who is also minister for Masvingo

Andrew Hleza (left) in court with Christopher Mabureni

Two Zimbabweans Arrested In Namibia For Printing Fake Covid-19 Results

By Staff Reporter TWO Zimbabwean nationals were last Wednesday denied bail at the magistrates’ courts following their arrest a few days ago on charges of printing fake Covid-19 negative results for truck drivers. Andrew Hleza (45) and Christopher Mabureni (28) were arrested in Katima Mulilo, Zambezi region where they operate a printing shop. They were

RBZ Governor John Mangudya

RBZ Lets Exporters Hold Dollars Beyond 60 Days

Reuters ZIMBABWE’S central bank on Friday reversed a decision to force exporters, including mining companies, to sell a large portion of their dollar earnings if they were not used after 60 days. Severe foreign currency shortages are the clearest sign of an economic crisis that has sparked intermittent shortages of fuel, power and medicines in

Joseph Makamba Busha

FreeZim’s Busha Warns Of Rising Poverty As Covid-19 Lockdown Bites

By Staff Reporter  OPPOSITION leader, Joseph Makamba Busha has warned the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown put in place to curb the spread of the virus will only heap more misery on already suffering Zimbabweans groaning under an inept government. Busha, who is the president of the opposition FreeZim Congress, predicted Zimbabwe would need another

Govt Doubles ZUPCO Fares

Xinhua THE Zimbabwean government has approved a hike of fares for state-operating intra-city public transport to prepare for reducing business amid a new Covid-19 lockdown. The fares will see a nearly-90-percent increase for various distance ranges for both conventional buses and commuter omnibuses. In a memo on Wednesday, Secretary for Finance George Guvamatanga said the

Three Sleeping Mine Workers Feared Dead After Shaft Collapses

By Staff Reporter THREE mine employees are feared dead after a shaft entrance they were sleeping close to curved in and collapsed last Wednesday in Kwekwe. Police have confirmed the incident which occurred at Yellow Snake One Mine in Sherwood. Three other workers managed to escape unhurt. The missing mine workers have been identified as

Three Kwekwe Mine Workers Missing After Makeshift Boat Capsized

By Staff Reporter THREE mine workers from the African Chrome Fields (ACF) in Kwekwe are missing after their makeshift boat capsized Thursday as they attempted to cross a flooded Munyati River while returning home from work. Area councillor Rodgers Nhari confirmed the tragedy to “Three ACF workers were swept away Thursday when their makeshift