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Bullish Mthuli Says Economy Will Keep Growing

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’s economy is expected to remain on an upward growth trend during the remainder of the year, with the Gross Domestic product (GDP) expected to peak to 7,8% from the 2021 National Budget projections of 7,4%, Finance minister Mthuli Ncube has said. Presenting the Mid-Term Budget Review in the National Assembly Thursday

Malaba Bans Filing Of New Cases

By Mary Taruvinga EMBATTLED Chief Justice Luke Malaba has suspended the filing of new court cases until mid-August. This comes amid claims by sources that more than half of the staff at the magistrates and High Court have tested Covid-19 positive. Malaba said the latest arrangement will be reviewed taking into consideration the Covid-19 situation

Zvishavane Nurse Arrested For Selling Vaccination Cards

By Staff Reporter  A NURSE from Zvishavane District Hospital and an accomplice have been arrested for selling Covid-19 vaccination cards to people who had not been vaccinated. It has been gathered that on the 26th of July police in Zvishavane decided to lay a trap after being informed that nurses at Zvishavane Hospital were demanding

Matemadanda Drags Farming Partner To Court Over Maize Dispute

By Mary Taruvinga VICTOR Matemadanda, Zimbabwe ambassador to Mozambique, has taken his farming partner, Rumbidzai Mujuru after she barred him from clandestinely selling their maize produce to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB). Matemadanda is jointly suing Mujuru together with his son, Itai, also a partner in the project. According to court papers, the trio entered

Cornered Chinese Company Afrochine Alleges Racism

By Leopold Munhende CONTROVERSY-ridden Chinese mining giant Afrochine has alleged the cancellation of its mining grants were driven by racism and xenophobia. This comes as government Tuesday suspended its operations inside Mavuradonha Wilderness where it had dug dangerously deep pits and constructed roads exploring  for chrome. The matter, which received attention in local and international

Charamba Confirms Media Blackout On Deployment Of Soldiers

By Leopold Munhende PRESIDENTIAL spokesperson George Charamba says the media will not be informed when government deploys soldiers to strife-torn Mozambique. Government is set to deploy its contingent of soldiers the neighbouring country to help quell a crisis fueled by Islamist insurgents in the Northern Cabo Delgado region. Posting on his Twitter handle @Jamwanda2 Wednesday,

Deputy Health minister John Mangwiro

We Have Enough Vaccines – Gvt

By Anna Chibamu DEPUTY minister of Health and Child Care John Mangwiro says the country has enough Covid-19 vaccines and government will keep sourcing more until the herd immunity is achieved. Mangwiro told in an interview Wednesday that enough Covid-19 vaccines have been purchased. This comes as Parliamentarians during the Wednesday question-and-answer session alleged

Zimbabwean With Football Dreams To Be Kicked Out Of UK

BBC CHRISTOPHER Arundell, who grew up in the UK and once dreamt of playing professional football, is set to be deported to Zimbabwe, despite a cross-party appeal to the home secretary to stop his removal – and those of others in his position. “This is the only place I’ve had a life. What do you

Mthuli, Chiwenga Clash Over Covid Jabs

By Costa Nkomo DISCORD is reigning supreme in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration over the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme, with  the Vice President Constantino Chiwenga-led health ministry and treasury issuing conflicting figures depicting a  600 000 dose discrepancy. Watchers say the discrepancy reveals the chaos surrounding the procurement and the inoculation exercise. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Aide Dumps Chamisa for Mwonzora, To Contest Kwekwe Seat

By Staff Reporter  A FORMER aide to MDC-Alliance president Nelson Chamisa, George Madzore, has joined hands with MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora and is now set to represent the break-away party in the coming Kwekwe Central constituency by-elections. Madzore recently defected from Chamisa’s MDC Alliance to join sworn rivals, MDC-T. So fierce is the battle to

Whites More Corrupt Than Us – Mliswa

By Stephen Tsamba OUTSPOKEN Independent Norton legislator Themba Mliswa says white owned companies in Zimbabwe are looting the country’s natural resources much more than those owned by indigenous people. In a series of Twitter posts Tuesday, Mliswa said the looting is taking place, surprisingly, with government’s blessing. He claimed the white-owned companies are given preference

The San people located in the Western-most parts of Zimbabwe have been marginalised for too long

Cabinet Resolves To Give San Tribesman Jobs In Army, Police, Prisons

By James Muonwa IN a bid to foster social inclusivity, Cabinet has ordered the relaxation of entry requirements for members of the marginalised San or Tjwao tribe to be recruited into the uniformed services sector. The tribesmen are mostly inhabitants of Tsholotsho in Matebeleland North province. Information, Media and Publicity minister, Monica Mutsvangwa made the

Rwandan Forces Kill 30 Insurgents In Mozambique

SABC News RWANDAN forces have allegedly killed 30 insurgents after fierce fighting in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado. Mozambique’s president Filipe Nyusi has shared his appreciation to African countries for sending troops to help fight insurgents. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed in June to deploy troops to help quell the insurgency in

Mnangagwa Named In US$500k Fraud Case

By Mary Taruvinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name was dropped in a in a botched deal which resulted in a Harare man losing US$488 000. This emerged when a suspected fraudster, Eustine Charambira (33) appeared in court accused of duping a Harare man Erasmus Chimbumu of US$488 000 in a mining chemical deal. The court heard

Government Agency Evicts Twelve Families

By Mary Taruvinga THE gaffe-prone President Emmerson Mnangagwa administration is set for yet more controversy after state-owned Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) moved to evict at least twelve families from its Harare property. The property, described as as Nyarungu Training Centre, is located in Stoneridge, Harare South constituency which has over the past years become

Student Nurse Fights Pregnancy-Induced Suspension

By Mary Taruvinga A STUDENT nurse who was suspended from participating in her training programme at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH)  due to pregnancy is challenging the decision in a move which, if successful, could be a watershed decision. Through Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Sibongikosi Jacoline Dube, is asking for reinstatement citing discrimination. Authorities

Zapu Congress Postponed Again

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZAPU has once again postponed its elective congress to October this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown which prohibits gatherings. The Zapu congress has been postponed several times for similar reasons before. The party set to hold its elective congress next month. But the National People’s Council, the party’s highest decision-making

The late Steve Kwashi

BREAKING: Caps United Legend Steve Kwashi Succumbs To Covid

By Sports Reporter LEGENDARY former CAPS United coach Steve Kwashi has died at the age of 67. The two-time Premier Soccer League Championship winning coach succumbed to Covid-19 complications at his home in Harare on Monday morning. Kwashi’s son Fungai confirmed the death of his father in an interview and said funeral arrangements are being

File Image: Finance Minister Ncube inspecting the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines

Govt Exhausts US$100m Facility For Covid Jabs

By Costa Nkomo THE government has nearly exhausted the US$100 million facility for the Covid-19 vaccines after purchasing 12 million Chinese made doses enough to inoculate six million people. The government has announced an ambitious target of inoculating 10 million people by December and achieve national herd immunity. The complete vaccination of an individual requires

Minister Monica Mavhunga

Grace Mugabe’s Sister, Minister Feud Over Farm Escalates

By Mary Taruvinga THE feud between Mashonaland Central Provincial Minister Monica Mavhunga and the former First Lady, Grace Mugabe’s sister, Rosemary Chidhakwa has escalated after the minister counter-sued the latter at the High Court. Chidhakwa was the first to approach the courts recently accusing Mavhunga, and her workers of invading her farm and disrupting winter