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Lesotho lawmakers to debate reclaiming parts of South Africa

By Al Jazeera Lesotho lawmakers will discuss whether the country should seek to reclaim the Free State, which borders Lesotho as well as part of four other South African provinces. The disputed provinces were historically inhabited by the Basotho, who represent a large majority in Lesotho. The economy of Lesotho – home to two million

Zimbabwe’s increasingly powerful finance chief set to retain post after election

Bloomberg Ncube, who previously served as a vice president and chief economist at the African Development Bank, has had a mixed legacy as finance chief. Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube secured the ruling party’s endorsement to stand as a lawmaker in upcoming elections, a possible precursor to his reappointment in the next administration. President Emmerson

Red Rock Resources PLC to commence Lithium Mining in Zim

By Alois Vinga RED Rock Resources Plc is set to commence lithium mining in Zimbabwe after indications that it is almost done with Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for its Tin Hill Project. The company intends to take advantage of Zimbabwe’s rich resource following indications that it hosts the continent’s largest lithium deposits amid prospects that

Zimbabwe’s top lawyer unwavering in face of power

AFP Lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has been arrested, beaten up and jailed for eight days a few years ago after helping a client who had been raided by police. Refusing to be intimidated, the 64-year-old is the go-to lawyer for many seeking justice and has represented defendants in several high profile cases. Mtetwa said the work she does

Feature: Chinese-aided hospital in Zimbabwe brings relief to locals

Xinhua MAHUSEKWA – A Chinese-funded hospital in rural Zimbabwe is bringing relief to villagers who used to endure walking long distances to seek medical attention. The Mahusekwa Hospital, also known as China-Zimbabwe Friendship Hospital, was built with Chinese aid to provide quality health services in Mahusekwa, a rural area in Marondera District, east of the

ED should remember what happened to Mugabe, he must be careful – warns Mliswa as Zanu PF members breathe fire over chaotic primaries

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been warned of a likely coup if he does not reign in the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) and Zanu PF affiliate Forever Associates Zimbabwe (FAZ) fingered in the party’s chaotic primaries. FAZ and the CIO are alleged to have rigged Zanu PF’s internal elections in favour of anti-Mnangagwa

Pressure mounts on Government over ‘Gold Mafia’; petition over Angel’s assets seizure initiated

By Darlington Gatsi CORRUPTION watchdog Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has piled pressure on government to act on individuals implicated in a gold smuggling ring exposed by Al Jazeera’s ‘Gold Mafia’ documentary. Al Jazeera last Thursday aired the first part of a docu-series which exposed how politically connected individuals are laundering money and smuggling Zimbabwe’s precious minerals. In

Analysts’ “grill” Gold Mafia documentary producer as Al Jazeera maintains defence line

By Alois Vinga ANALYSTS’ Sunday took AL Jazeera’s Gold Mafia documentary producer over hot coals for misinterpreting the country’s mining value chain among other inconsistencies with the Qatar based news network insisting the script is well above board and promising more to come. The documentary which premiered its first episode last week alleges the existence

Former VP Mujuru ordered to settle US$225k debt from 2015

By Staff Reporter THE Supreme Court has ordered former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her company, Ruzirun Investments to settle US$226 000 owed to a farming equipment procuring company, Peppy Motors owned by Sabrina and Tony Sarpo. Parties have been at loggerheads over the debt which has been outstanding since 2015. Following a protracted legal

‘We endorsed Scott, he is our trump card against CCC’ says Zanu PF official

By Darlington Gatsi A ZANU PF official in Harare has dispelled allegations that businessman and house of assembly aspirant Pedzisayi ‘Scott’ Sakupwanya muscled his way through the just held primary elections. Sakupwanya sneaked through the parliamentary elections uncontested, clinching a ticket to represent Zanu PF in the upcoming elections for Mabvuku Tafara constituency. This however reportedly riled

Chinotimba, Nduna and 3 ministers fall in Zanu PF primaries

By Staff Reporter THREE ministers were among the big name losers as results started trickling from the Zanu PF primary elections held over the weekend. “Results have now started trickling in,” political commissar Mike Bimha told State television last night. “We should have all the results in the 10 provinces by tomorrow (Monday). We have

Ngarivhume promises protests after Al Jazeera blockbuster

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) leader Jacob Ngarivhume has promised a week of demonstrations at police stations across the country in the aftermath of Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia release. Gold Mafia is a four-episode investigative report of Zimbabwe’s illegal gold dealings and money laundering by individuals in high offices including President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s

Masiyiwa expands business empire, acquires Egyptian cybersecurity provider, Cysiv MEA

By Business Day JOHANNESBURG – Strive Masiyiwa’s Liquid Intelligent Technologies has bought an Egyptian cloud computing company for an undisclosed sum as the Zimbabwean billionaire sets his sights on a market of more than 100 million people and expands his presence in the Middle East. Cysiv MEA is a technology company formerly known as SecureMisr

Dynamos fans applaud their fans after their victory against Sheasham at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday

Clinical Dynamos maintain perfect start

By Sports Reporter HARARE giants Dynamos maintained their perfect start to the 2023 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League season with a dominant 4-0 win at home against newly promoted Sheasham at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. The victory which followed their 1-0 away win against Hwange in their opening match of the season, sees

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Highly rated teen starlet Siziba seals move to English side Yeovil Town

By Sports Reporter England-based Zimbabwean rising star Zanda Siziba has taken a positive step in his career after completing a move to English National League Yeovil Town. Siziba has been on the books of League One side Ipswich Town since joining their academy in 2019. The highly rated winger, who qualifies to play international football