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Zim doctors form splinter group as strike differences widen

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A GROUP of doctors has split from the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) which organised the crippling four-month strike over poor wages with many locals dying in hospitals because of the absence of the critical health staff. The newly formed group calls itself Progressive Doctors Association of Zimbabwe (PDAZ). Speaking at the

In trouble...Marry Chiwenga

Marry Chiwenga picked by ZACC for corruption, VP said to have ordered arrest

ZimLive The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) arrested Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged customary wife, Marry, on Saturday morning – a day after a stormy family meeting. A furious Chiwenga allegedly ordered his wife’s arrest on money laundering and fraud charges following a testy meeting on Friday which was called to discuss the collapse of their

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa begs Britain for Commonwealth return

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has pleaded with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support his government’s bid to return to the Commonwealth. In a congratulatory letter sent to Johnson following his election victory Friday, Mnangagwa said his government was implementing reforms which have been placed as a precondition for readmission into the

FC Platinum seal third successive PSL title

By Sports Reporter FC Platinum have been crowned the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League for the third successive season after beating CAPS United 1-0 in a thrilling title decider at the National Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Zvishavane-based side, who needed just a draw to clinch the title, played the entire second half with 10-men

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zanu PF heavyweights set to lose farms – Mnangagwa

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned his government was going to seize tracts of land from multiple farm owners and further trim the sizes of some farms to leave owners with a “reasonable” size of land. Mnangagwa in October last year appointed a Zimbabwe Land Commission to conduct an agricultural land audit at

Private school sued $500k after owner’s son strips girl student naked

By Mary Taruvinga A parent is suing Mugure boarding school for $500 000 after her daughter was recently stripped naked by the son of the owner of the school. Mugure is an elite school in Chivhu and one disgruntled parent has taken the school to the High Court demanding $500 000 in damages. According to

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zim economy hobbled by clash of egos

At the heart of Zimbabwe’s economic paralysis is a personality clash. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor John Mangudya don’t get on, are pursuing different agendas and at times issue directives without informing each other, two people with direct knowledge of the situation said. The result: policies that are quickly reversed,

12,5 percent Zim children have diaspora parent – study

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AT LEAST 12.5% of children in Zimbabwe have a parent who has moved to a foreign country, a survey by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) has revealed. Millions have left the country for greener pastures abroad since the onset of Zimbabwe’s current economic challenges at the turn of the century. While

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Zimbabwe records decrease in infant mortality rate

By Thandiwe Garusa ZIMBABWE has recorded a decrease in the under-five mortality rate in the last five years as compared to the previous period, findings by the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MISC) have revealed. The child mortality rate is the probability of dying between birth and exactly five years of age expressed per 1000 live

Ex-President Ian Khama

Ex-Botswana President Khama to sue govt for defamation

Africa News Ian Khama, president of Botswana till April 2018, says he will sue the government for defamation. A recent government report cited Khama and others for corruption. In a press conference from next door South Africa, Khama denied the findings in the report describing them as part of a smear campaign by the government.

Eskom slams claims that Zimbabwe had been connecting power illegally

IOL Power utility Eskom has denied claims that Zimbabwe had been connecting electricity illegally. This comes after an article was published on satire website Ihlaya News, reporting that the struggling state owned entity had “just discovered that Zimbabwe had been connecting electricity illegally for years.” “To set the record straight, Eskom has neither recorded shortfalls

Nine Miss Tourism models injured in Vumba bus accident

By Staff Reporter Mutare – Nine contestants in this year`s Miss Tourism Zimbabwe finals were injured Wednesday evening when a bus they were travelling in to a Vumba lodge overturned at 13 km peg along Vumba-Mutare road. Manicaland police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident. He said there were 27 people aboard the bus

LATEST: 5 dead, 11 injured in Harare horror crash

By Staff Reporter ATLEAST five people are reported dead while 11 others were left injured when a haulage truck collided with a pick-up truck at the intersection of Harare Drive and Borrowdale Road. The incident happened Thursday during the morning rush hour. Traffic lights at the intersection have not been working for some time. Horrific

Nyasha Mushekwi

Warriors star says stressed by Zimra siege over Makepekepe bus

By Robert Tapfumaneyi WARRIORS star, Nyasha Mushekwi says he was stressed by persistent calls and was willing to pay some additional funds the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has demanded as duty for a luxurious bus he recently acquired for former club, Caps United. His comments come after Zimra was reportedly said to have grabbed the

Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube

From keeping their own waste indoors, Byo now wants residents to also keep litter

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO city council has set itself up for a potential health hazard after authorities at City Hall have abruptly stopped normal refuse collection services from industry and homes due to fuel shortages. Town Clerk, Christopher Dube said the fuel shortages have also affected other council services including attending to burst sewer and

Slain soldier’s mom turns on the heat, demands police answers for son’s death

By Mary Taruvinga THE mother of a Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) soldier who was murdered under unclear circumstances early last year is suing Police Commissioner General, Godwin Matanga for $400 000 in terms of damages while accusing his officers of attempts to conceal circumstances surrounding her son’s death. Chiedza Sibanda claims her son, Terrence Kudakwashe