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CCC joins court proceedings in case MPs are challenging removal from ballot

By Mary Taruvinga CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) has joined court proceedings in a case Sengezo Tshabangu is demanding the removal of its legislators from contesting in Saturday’s by-elections under the party. Tshabangu, claiming to be CCC interim secretary general, recalled 15 MPs in October stating that they were no longer party members. The recalled lawmakers filed an urgent chamber

Government extends passport office hours following Mthuli Ncube’s price hike proposal

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has extended working hours at the Civil Registry Department in the passport section with immediate effect. Long queues were witnessed at passport offices as Zimbabweans sought to avoid forking out more money come January 2024. This comes after Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube in his 2024 National Budget proposed an increase in passport fees to US$200, up from US$120 for the ordinary passport making

SA inflated the number, there were only 124 unaccompanied children, Zimbabwe shoots back

News24 Zimbabwe said only 124 children were intercepted by SA, and not the 443 claimed by the Border Management Authority. Zimbabwean authorities have reunited 101 with their families, and 23 remain at the reception centre in Beitbridge. The children were being taken to their parents who live and work in SA. The Zimbabwean government has begun

Government's leader of business in Parliament, Ziyambi Ziyambi

MPs challenge government over police welfare; some officers operating in ramshackle cabins

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter Members of Parliament (MP) have piled pressure on the government to address the plight of law enforcement agents adding that most infrastructure used by police has been dilapidated beyond refurbishment. In some cases, according to the MPs, some police stations still have wooden offices that are ramshackle and have

Cottco Financial Manager Jacqueline Dube, CEO Priscilla Mutembwa and board chairperson Sifelani Jabangwe.

Cottco in half a million tender storm; Parliament Committee on Agric to engage ZACC for thorough investigations

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter UNDERFIRE Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) is in the eye of a corruption scandal after the textile firm allegedly contracted a cotton ginning service provider without going to tender and following procurement procedures, it has emerged. Cottco which was summoned by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water

Sting operation thwarts ‘trafficking’ of 443 children from Zimbabwe to SA in 42 buses

By TimesLIVE SOUTH Africa’s Border Management Authority (BMA) has intercepted 42 buses transporting 443 unaccompanied children from Zimbabwe to South Africa. BMA commissioner Michael Masiapato revealed the discovery of the alleged human trafficking operation during a festive season border control briefing on Sunday in Pretoria. Masiapato said the children were discovered during a sting operation

Mnangangwa orders new elections in six constituencies affected by Tshabangu’s recalls

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered new elections after the recalling of six Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national assembly members by the “party secretary general” Sengezo Tshabangu last month. The six constituencies and the members recalled are Siziba Gift Ostallos,  Pelandaba; Chatiza Steven, Goromonzi South; Madzimbamuto Tapfumanei Willard, Seke; Chivero Admore, Chegutu

Dynamos lift Chibuku Super Cup to end end nine-year trophy jinx

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE football giants Dynamos finally ended their nine-year trophy drought after beating newly crowned league champions Ngezi Platinum Stars 2-0 to win the Chibuku Super Cup at Baobab Stadium on Sunday. The victory earned DeMbare the ticket to represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup next season, while Ngezi, who recently

Zimbabwe budget: Fury at hike in passport fees

By Ish Mafundikwa | BBC A raft of new taxes and increases announced as part of Zimbabwe’s 2024 budget by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has been widely condemned. The increase in passport fees to $200 (£160), up from $120, making it the most expensive in the region, seems to have provoked the most ire. Amid

SA: Zimbabwean gardener accused of killing boss and son refuses legal counsel

By Agencies THE Zimbabwean man who is being accused of murdering his employer and her nine-year-old son in cold blood in Johannesburg, South Africa last week has refused to get a lawyer. Instead, he has opted to defend himself in his murder case. In a recent court appearance, Pardon Danhire, the 37-year-old accused in the

SA: Activist condemns ending permits for Zimbabwean nationals

By SABC ENDING permits for Zimbabweans and Basotho nationals living in South Africa is unconstitutional and sets a bad precedent for the country’s democracy. This is according to the spokesperson of the advocacy group, Kopanang Africa Against Xenophobia, Sharon Ekambaram. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has extended special permits for Zimbabweans and Basotho living in the country for two

Zimbabwe: ‘Western double standards are flagrant, Israel occupation the highest level of terrorism’

By Middle East Monitor THE ruling party in the Republic of Zimbabwe, ZANU-PF, condemned the successive statements of the occupation state leadership during the temporary truce period regarding its intention to complete the massacre as “incomprehensible”. Secretary of Foreign Relations, member of the political bureau of the ruling party and the former foreign minister, Simbarashe

Harare nurse’s life turned into a nightmare by drug addict son

By Mary Taruvinga A nurse Chipo Janu, (not her real name), attached to Highfields Polyclinic, broke down and wept uncontrollably after receiving a few hand-outs from her colleagues. The small hamper included toiletries and basic foodstuff to take her through a few days. For three weeks she has been surviving on “unhealthy takeaways” from a

Leading African ecumenical group elects Zimbabwean national as first female president

By Religion News Service NAIROBI, Kenya — The All Africa Conference of Churches has elected its first woman as president of the ecumenical organization, which represents some 200 million Christians on the continent. On November 22, the Rev. Lydia Chituku Neshangwe, a Presbyterian minister, became the first woman to lead the 60-year-old organization, which consists

Dynamos will be aiming to finally end their trophy drought when they face Ngezi Platinum in the Chibuku Super Cup final on Sunday

Dynamos out to exorcise nine-year demons

By Darlington Gatsi DYNAMOS will endure an 89-kilometer journey to Mhondoro Ngezi in a bid to reclaim its lost glory. Glamour has faded from the blue emblem of Dynamos enduring nine years without major silverware. Calisto Pasuwa last kept the trophy cabinet at the Harare giants clean with a Castle lager Premier Soccer league cup