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China’s Huayou Cobalt to invest $300m in Zimbabwe lithium mine

By HARARE : China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt plans to invest $300 million on rapid development of a lithium mine and processing plant at its newly acquired Arcadia project in Zimbabwe, according to company documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Huayou, one of the world’s biggest producers of cobalt, recently completed a $422 million purchase

Rhythm City actor Jamie Bartlett has died, aged 55

Award-winning actor Jamie Bartlett has died, corporate communications manager for eMedia Bennum van Jaarsveld confirmed on Monday night. He was 55 years old. “We’ve had confirmation from a close family member that Jamie has passed,” he said. “We will have more information in the morning.” Details of Bartlett’s death were not known at the time

Mnangagwa aide hunts for Mambo’s owner, after Masarira diss

By Staff Reporter IRKED by a joke on opposition leader, Linda Masarira, by fast food outlet Mambo’s Chicken’s marketing team, chief director for strategic communication in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Major Mutambudzi has jumped to her defence. Masarira, who is Labour Economists and African Democrats (LEAD) president, has been at the

Trouble in paradise; murder claims, racism claims rock Borrowdale Brooke

By Mary Taruvinga GLIDING through the smooth roads lined with a fusion of indigenous and exotic trees marching virtually without interlude but for the occasional glamorous, plush homes, any first timer to this exquisite and serene neighbourhood is left in awe. It is not the sort of neighbourhood you can stray into. Many of the

CCC Mbizo MP dedicates by-election victory to slain Chamisa supporter

By Staff Reporter MBIZO member of parliament, Settlement Chikwinya, has dedicated his victory in the March 26 by-elections to slain Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporter, Mboneni Ncube. Ncube was killed by Zanu PF youths who unleashed waves of violence on CCC supporters at a campaign rally in Chikwinya’s Kwekwe constituency a few weeks before

ZANU PF at pains to mobilize support, seeks readmission of ousted Mujuru ally

By Thandiwe Garusa ZANU PF Mahuwe district branch has recommended the readmission of former Mbire legislator David Butau into the party. Butau was expelled from the ruling party in 2015 after he was linked to the sacked former Vice President Joyce Mujuru led faction accused of trying to topple then ZANU PF leader Robert Mugabe.

What next for Derek Chisora? Five opponents in line for July 9 showdown

By Agencies LONDON: In his 44-fight long career, Chisora has shared the ring with the likes of David Haye, Vitali Klitschko and Tyson Fury twice. But now at 38 years of age, the Zimbabwe-born heavy hitter has reached the tail-end of his career. After three losses in his last three fights – Oleksandr Usyk and Parker twice

UK: Arsenal, West Ham eye Ipswich teen Tawanda Chirewa

By Agencies ENGLISH premiership sides West Ham United and Arsenal are reportedly eyeing promising Ipswich Town youngster Tawanda Chirewa, it has emerged. Chirewa, 18, was one of the top performers for the U23s during 2021/22, scoring 12 times as the side coached by Kieron Dyer and then John McGreal topped Professional Development League Two South.

Lupane’s Chief Mabhikwa dies aged 35

By Thandiwe Garusa LUPANE district traditional leader, Chief Mabhikwa born Vusumuzi Khumalo has died. He was involved in a fatal car crash Sunday night. He later succumbed to the injuries at St Luke’s hospital in Lupane. Mabhikwa was 35. Information ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana confirmed his death. He said: “We learn with grief the death of Chief Mabhikwa born

Several people died when these two buses collided near Chinhoyi early Monday morning

UPDATED: 7 dead, 32 injured in Zupco buses head-on collision

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent SEVEN passengers have so far been confirmed dead while 32 were injured when two Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) buses collided head-on Monday morning. The death toll is expected to rise due to the severity of injuries sustained by most of those injured. One of the buses was travelling

75 illegals arrested, illicit goods seized in joint ZRP and SA police operation

By PRETORIA: JOINT operations by the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has led to the confiscation of illicit goods worth almost R400 000 and the arrest of 75 undocumented foreign nationals. Limpopo police spokesperson, Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said during the anti-crime blitz, conducted mainly by female

Masiyiwa shoots to 89th on the UK rich list from number 159; wealth up by £913m

By UK correspondent ZIMBABWE born telecoms entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa has moved to number 89 on the UK’s rich list, up from 159 last year. According to the Sunday Times Rich List for 2022, Masiyiwa’s fortune has grown to £2bn (US$2.5bn), growing by £913m  (US$1.14bn) over the past 12 months. The Econet group founder who grew

CCC Manicaland secretary general arrested 

By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change secretary general for Manicaland was Sunday arrested for addressing a political gathering in Doradombo at Mambondiyani mountain. Godfrey Mubatsa, was reportedly picked up for contravening Section 7(5) of Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA) in a dramatic detention where he sacrificed himself for other 19 political

CCC loses five members in one week

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has been plunged into mourning following the death of five senior members of the party in the province within a space of a week. CCC’s Bulawayo provincial spokesperson Swithern Chiroodza said the deaths of the cadres were as a result of various ailments. “This past week

Boy (14) convicted for raping his toddler sisters

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A CHINHOYI magistrate has convicted a 14-year-boy (name withheld) for raping and molesting his two minor cousins. The victims are aged two and three years old. Regional magistrate, Ignatius Mugova found the teenager guilty following a full trial last week, during which the children’s paternal grandmother (69) gave testimony

Mine workers get over 100% salary increments

By Staff Reporter Mine workers in the country are set to receive an over 100% salary increment Following a successful negotiation with authorities through the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines . The new pay structures according to information from the National Employment Council (NEC) Mining is going to see

Minister to spend weekend in jail

By Thandiwe Garusa AGRICULTURE deputy minister, Douglas Karoro, will spend his weekend in jail after his bail hearing was pushed to Monday. Douglas Karoro was arrested on Friday on allegations of grabbing 700 bags of fertiliser, US$18 000 worth of maize seed and 5 000 vegetable seed kits from Presidential inputs schemes between March and

Man murders wife over roadrunner chicken 

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter A Chegutu man, Emmerson Manjengwa,  has been caged three years for murdering his wife following a dispute over a roadrunner chicken. Manjengwa was convicted by High Court judge,  Justice Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa, after pleading to a lesser charge of culpable homicide. The judge said he had managed to prove that he