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Zanu PF political commissar Victor Matemadanda visited Tsvangirai home

Tsvangirai’s late daughter unites political rivals

By Leopold Munhende WAR veterans’ secretary general and deputy minister Victor Matemadanda Tuesday visited late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s Harare home to mourn the ex-Prime Minister’s daughter Vimbai who succumbed to injuries sustained in a recent car accident. Obert Gutu, a former MDC spokesperson, legislator and now vice president in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T

Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java

Mnangagwa, Chamisa lead Vimbai Tsvangirai tribute

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and his MDC rival Nelson Chamisa say they are saddened by the passing of Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java, daughter to late MDC founding leader and ex-State Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Vimbai, who was MDC MP for Glen View South, succumbed to injuries sustained from a recent fatal car Kwekwe crash which

Former MDC MP and lawyer Jessie Majome

Lawyers dominate 38 candidate ZACC shortlist

By Robert Tapfumaneyi LAWYERS and some eminent locals dominate the lists of nominees for this Friday’s public interviews for those vying to be part of a new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC). The interviews will be held at Parliament Building in Harare. After an exhaustive analysis of the 152 nominated to decide their suitability to form

UN's Ursula Mueller

UN chief in global appeal to help feed 6 million Zimbabweans

By Staff Reporter UNITED Nations (UN) assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs and deputy emergency relief coordinator Ursula Mueller has pleaded with the global community to help feed an estimated six million Zimbabweans who face hunger between now and the next harvest in 2020. She was briefing the media after a two-day tour of Cyclone

Patrick Chinamasa

Mnangagwa appoints Chinamasa as Air Zim board chair

By Makanaka Masenyama FORMER Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has been appointed as board chairperson of the struggling national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In a statement released Monday, Mnangawa appointed the Zanu PF secretary for finance to the job which he assumes with immediate effect. Chinamasa has served in different governmental portfolios

Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje has been dropped from the Zanu PF politburo

Breaking: Mnangagwa rings politburo changes, drops top soldier

By Richard Chidza ZANU PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made changes to his party’s politburo the executive arm of the former liberation movement dropping top soldier Engelbert Rugeje as national commissar. Rugeje has been replaced by Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association secretary general Victor Matemadanda, highly placed sources told New War veterans

No hard currency payments for cotton growers

By Alois Vinga COTTON growers in Zimbabwe shall only get a high of US$10 as part of their foreign currency payment which will then be deducted from the total revenue they earn from their cotton proceeds. This effectively means they will not be getting any hard currency. Agricultural Marketing Authority (AMA), chief executive, Nancy Zitsanza

National Blankets placed under liquidation

By Alois Vinga TEXTILE making giant, National Blankets (Pvt) Limited has been placed under liquidation following years of poor performance and failure to find a good investment suitor in yet another blow to Bulawayo’s industrial revival. The development has been necessitated by an order granted by Bulawayo High Court Judge, Nokuthula Moyo after being satisfied

ED ‘runner’ extorts US$12k from woman mine owner

Bulawayo Correspondent A Zanu PF activist who allegedly used President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s name to extort US$12 000 from a Shangani woman on the pretext he was protecting her mine from seizure was Saturday dragged before a Bulawayo magistrate facing fraud. The court was told that on 24 March this year, Blessed Mushando (27) allegedly drove

Zapu acting leader Isaac Mabuka (left)

ZAPU: Storm brewing over Dabengwa replacement

Bulawayo Correspondent A SUCCESSION storm is brewing within late former Zapu leader Dumiso Dabengwa’s party with hardly a month since the struggle icon died. Acting leader Isaac Mabuka told weekend that the party is still to consider on whether to go for an extra-ordinary congress to find a Dabengwa replacement or simply wait for

Spare us your violence, churches-civic groups say to MDC

By Staff Reporter Mutare: Churches and civic groups in Manicaland have called on leaders of major political parties in the country to spare locals any violent demonstrations, saying local communities were still mourning victims of Cyclone Idai which ravaged parts of Chimanimani and Chipinge killing hundreds in March this year. The appeal follows planned demonstrations

VP Constantino Chiwenga

Chiwenga clean-up snub heightens ailment fears

By Idah Mhetu UNWELL Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s absence at a clean-up event in Harare Friday has raised more fears around the ex-military boss’s failing health. Chiwenga, who was scheduled to be guest speaker at the Harare event, assigned Evelyn Ndlovu, Minister of State in the Office of Vice President, to handle the job. Ndlovu,

Group vows Hre home demolition resistance, says plan a Zanu PF G40 cleansing ploy

By Alois Vinga A Harare residents’ representative group has scoffed at recent threats by Provincial Affairs Minister, Oliver Chidawu to demolish illegal settlements created in parts of the city. Speaking to Friday, Harare Residents Alliance (HRA) cluster chairperson representing Caledonia Suburban, Knowledge Chidavanyika said plans to raze down illegal structures were part of the

Subversion accused five released on bail

High Court frees five activists accused of plot to topple Mnangagwa, Judge rules activists were tortured

By Mary Taruvinga/Audience Mutema Five human rights activists, accused of plotting to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government have been freed on bail. High Court Judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi freed the activists on RTGS$1 000 each. Justice Chitapi also noted that it was apparent that the activists were tortured upon arrest. The five are,George Makoni, Tatenda Mombeyarara,

Activist urges caution among colleagues amid state crackdown

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE Citizen Forum national coordinator Taurai Kandishaya has condemned the recent state crackdown on civil society activists but was quick to urge his colleagues to avoid acts that could be construed as tantamount to meddling in national politics. He was addressing journalists in Harare on Thursday. “We also encourage civil society organisations

Timo Olkkonen presenting his credentials to President Mnangagwa on assuming duty in Zimbabwe

Envoy: Mnangagwa crackdown on activists threatens Zim-EU talks

BusinessDay The head of the EU’s delegation in Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen, on Thursday criticised the government for kidnapping and torturing civil rights activists after new reports of brutality again raised doubts about Harare’s commitment to reform. The leader of a teachers’ union, Obert Masaraure, was tortured and left for dead after he was abducted by