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Johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo was laid to rest Friday after he was killed in a recent car crash

‘My Humble, Calm Husband … I Am going To Miss You’ – Wife Of Late Joburg Mayor

TimesLIVE THE heartbreaking sobs of Kedibone Matongo filled the Finetown hall in Johannesburg on Friday as her moving tribute to her late husband, executive mayor Jolidee Matongo, was read out at his funeral. Government ministers, mayors, Gauteng MECs, premier David Makhura, high-ranking ANC members, friends and family gathered to pay their final respects to Matongo,

Under siege Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira

Titanic Political Battle Erupts In Zanu PF Masvingo Province

By Staff Reporter A TITANIC power struggle has exploded among Zanu PF apparatchiks in Masvingo province amid revelations that regional party chairman Ezra Chadzamira is under siege from Zaka North legislator Robson Mavhenyengwa, a pretender to his throne. Sources said although provincial elections were suspended by the politburo – Zanu PF’s highest decision-making organ in-between

Biti Bounces Back In Parliament

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice Joseph Mafusire has reinstated MDC vice president Tendai Biti and five other expelled People’s Democratic Party (PDP) legislators to parliament after ruling their expulsion was unlawful. In a judgement handed down on September 22, Mafusire ruled Benjamin Rukanda, who declared himself PDP’s secretary general had no legal standing

Tapiwa Makore’s Alleged Killer Denied Bail

By Thandiwe Garusa  TAPIWA Makore Senior, who was arrested last September in Murehwa on accusations of killing his Seven-year-old nephew and namesake Tapiwa, was Thursday denied bail pending trial by the High Court. The judgement was delivered by High Court judge Justice Mhuri, who said that there is a probability that Makore would try to

Britain Expresses Concern Over The Continued Incarceration of Makomborero Haruzivishe

By Leopold Munhende THE British government has expressed concern over the continued incarceration of pro-democracy activist and MDC Alliance youth leader Makomborero Haruzivishe. Haruzivishe has been in jail for the past 202 days after being jailed for allegedly inciting public violence when he whistled at Harare’s busy Copa Cabana terminus. This is despite the fact

Zanu PF Fights: Minister Mary Mliswa Accused Of Ordering Arrests Of Rival

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE internecine factional ructions battle for control of Mashonaland West Zanu PF has reached a crescendo, with claimant to the provincial chairmanship, Vengai Musengi this week accusing Provincial Affairs minister, Mary Mliswa-Chikoka of orchestrating the arrests of his allies in a bid to stifle his campaign and affect his

ZACC, NPA In Blame Game As Mafume Vows To Challenge Third Suspension

By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) are reportedly in a winding blame game over the prolonged delay in prosecuting suspended Harare mayor Jacob Mafume, almost 10 months after his arrest. The finger pointing is coming days after Mafume was suspended for a third time by Local Government

Corruption Accused Top Cop Languishes In Remand Prison

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent OFFICER commanding police in Mashonaland West province, Commissioner Conneli Dube, who faces allegations of obstructing the course of justice, is languishing in remand prison after a local magistrate denied him bail. Provincial magistrate, Ruth Moyo denied Dube bail Wednesday, arguing the senior police officer could interfere with witnesses, among

Ministry Demands Weekly Vaccination Returns For Teachers

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has ordered all provincial education directors to submit weekly staff Covid-19 vaccination returns to its head office in Harare. The ministry ‘s move follows a recent Public Service Commission (PSC) directive ordering government ministries to make arrangements for all civil servants under their jurisdiction to

Inmates Strangle Jailed MDC Alliance Activist

By Leopold Munhende IN a bizarre development, incarcerated MDC Alliance youth leader and pro-democracy activist Makomborero Haruzivishe is being strangled in his sleep by fellow inmates at Harare Central Prison. This was revealed by MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere. Mahere said Haruzivishe reported fellow inmates were waking up in the middle of the night to

Chinhoyi Magistrate Quashes Mugabe Family’s Appeal

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent CHOINHOYI magistrate Ruth Moyo has upheld her decision to have the late former president Robert Mugabe’s remains exhumed after she dismissed an appeal by his children. The family of late political strongman had filed an appeal against Moyo’s earlier ruling dismissing the application to nullify an order by a

Nkomo’s Son Blocked From Contesting ZAPU Presidency

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE late vice president Joshua Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo’s son, Sibangilizwe’s bid to become Zapu’s president is in jeopardy following the party’s National People’s Council (NPC)’s decision to bar members with less than five years in the party from contesting leadership positions. On September 11, the NPC held a meeting where some party

Gvt Dpts Dominate ZITF Opening Day

By Bulawayo Correspondent GOVERNMENT departments dominated first day of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Tuesday. The annual trade showcase was last year postponed twice before finally suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most exhibitors were frantically mounting their exhibition stands Tuesday morning when New Zimbabwe.Com news crew visited the stands. The poultry section was

Controversial Gold Buyer Splurges US$10k On Zanu PF Booklet

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL gold dealer Pedzisayi Scott Sakupwanya Saturday shelled US$10 000 on Zanu PF’s revised policy booklet during an extravagant Zanu PF event in Kwekwe. Zanu PF acting national spokesperson Mike Bimha, who is leading the rollout of the revised booklet spelling out the party’s economic and empowerment drive, put the book on

Mnangagwa’s Backyard Stews In Zanu PF Fights

By Staff Reporter Zanu-PF factional fights exploded in its leader, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Midlands home province Monday, with under siege provincial chairman Daniel Mackenzie Ncube issuing a strong warning to his rivals, accusing of sowing division ahead provincial elections. Ncube wants to retain the chairmanship but faces still competition from State Security minister Owen Mudha

Former Zesa Employee Drags Ziyambi To Court

By Mary Taruvinga A FORMER ZESA employee has dragged Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi to court after he was blocked from filing a US$550 000 lawsuit against the power utility. Ken Francis Manyellah intended to sue ZESA after he sustained back injuries which left him disabled and jobless. He however failed to following the enactment of

Mwazha Sons In Fresh Court Wrangle

By Mary Taruvinga THE messy fight for the control of the African Apostolic Church (VaApostora VeAfrica)’s Holy Shrines, founded by Paul Mwazha has taken yet another turn after a rival sibling filed an urgent application seeking to stop the hisson, Alfred from hosting a three day mass ceremony this Friday. Mwazha’s other son, Chiseko Mwazha,

ZITF Kicks Off On Low Note

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE 61st edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) kicked off today (Tuesday) after a one year hiatus due to Covid-19 outbreak. The annual trade showcase was last year postponed twice before finally suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. New Zimbabwe.Com Monday visited the exhibition centre and witnessed several both international

Zanu PF Polls: Kazembe Kazembe’s Rigging Plot Exposed

By Staff Reporter FIREWORKS are expected at a potentially explosive Zanu PF Mashonaland Central provincial executive meeting Monday as the provinces top guns lock horns in a do-or-die pre-election encounter. The meeting, to be held in Bindura, is to discuss modalities for the holding of elections for provincial office bearers. This follows an equally stormy

Civil Servants To Attend Zanu PF’s Herbert Chitepo School Of Ideology

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZANU PF Bulawayo province has recommended that all civil servants should compulsorily attend the ruling party’s Herbert Chitepo School of Ideology. According to the province’s resolutions which were read out during the party’s inter-district meeting held at  Davies Hall Saturday, the province also recommended students who fail to attain five “O” level