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Doctors at the start of their strike in September 2019 demanding better salaries and working conditions

Doctors Leave Zim In Droves As Govt Remains Hostile To Wage Demands

By Anna Chibamu FRUSTRATED Zimbabwean medical doctors are leaving the country in droves as government fails to break its impasse with the health professionals following a four-month strike action late last year over poor wages. The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) confirmed in a statement Saturday while also dismissing as false, claims by government that

VP Chiwenga and wife, Marry on arrival for the inauguration ceremony of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, at the National Sports Stadium, Harare in 2018

Zimbabwe Gripped by Drama of Vice President’s Nasty Divorce

AP BLACK magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in the divorce of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry. A glimpse of the luxurious lives of Zimbabwe’s ruling elite, as the rest of the country grapples

14 Killed In Bus, Truck Collision

By Staff Reporter FOURTEEN people died on the spot when a General Bande bus collided, head-on, with a haulage truck near Shamu village along the Harare-Mutare highway yesterday after- noon. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi last night confirmed the accident. “Fourteen people died on the spot while 40 others sustained various injuries after

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi To Pay US$141k Duty For Bentley

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessman and socialite, Genius Kadungure popularly known as Ginimbi, has been ordered to pay an additional US$58 655 09 duty on top of another US$81 469 already paid to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) for his recently imported Bentley Continental GT vehicle. This follows an attempt by Zimra to seize his top-of-the-range

Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni

Chief Ndiweni An Illegitimate Leader – Govt Tells Court

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE government has written to the High Court in support of the removal of outspoken Ntabazinduna traditional leader, Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni last month by President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying the move was justified as he is not a legitimate traditional leader. In December last year, President Mnangagwa controversially fired Ndiweni and ordered the

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Politicians, Church Leaders Behind Mashurugwi Menace – Zanu PF MP

By Anna Chibamu PROMINENT politicians and church leaders have been named as key figures fuelling the spread of machete wielding gangsters, Mashurugwi, who are perpetrating violence in some parts of the country targeting gold miners. The claims were made Friday by the Parliamentary Chairperson on the Mines and Mining Committee, Edmond Mkaratigwa who said the

Zacc boss Loice Matanda-Moyo

ZACC Weeds Out Command Agriculture Looters  

By Costa Nkomo   THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has opened investigations into how some beneficiaries of government’s controversial Command Agriculture programme abused the scheme, looting inputs and fuel. The investigations come amid reports that at least US$4 billion allocated for the programme cannot be accounted for. ZACC chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo confirmed the new

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Police Search For Machetes At MDC’s Harvest House

By Leopold Munhende POLICE on Friday afternoon served MDC officials at the party headquarters, Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (formerly Harvest House) with a search warrant to look-up for machetes and other subversive material in the building. According to the warrant, the MDC is stocking machetes in preparation of committing public violence. The order granted Friday

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Police Abort Operation As Junior Cops Rebel Over Poor Working Conditions

By Staff Reporter A PLANNED police anti-riot operation in residential areas of Bulawayo was Thursday aborted after over 50 officers based at Mzilikazi Police Station rebelled in protest over poor working conditions, can reveal. . The junior police officers were unhappy that they were being forced to spend 12 hours in uncomfortable anti-riot gear

Telecel Broke, Fails To Replace Sim Cards, Subscribers Down To 800 000

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE country’s third largest mobile network operator, Telecel Zimbabwe is on the verge of collapse with reliable sources saying it is failing to replace sim cards while also facing network connectivity challenges. The situation is reportedly seriously affecting the telecoms firm’s revenue inflows. Most subscribers and key technical employees have since abandoned

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Teachers On Go Slow, Demand Better Wages

By Leopold Munhende A LOT of teachers in government schools this week reported for work when classes opened for 2020 for fear of victimisation by government and State security agents, but are staging sit-ins and no schooling is taking place, has learnt. The teachers had last week, through their trade unions, vowed not to

Tawanda Chimhini

More Rebuke For Mnangagwa Over Constitutional Amendments

By Thandiwe Garusa TWO elections based civic organisations have slammed current attempts by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to amend the 2013 national Constitution for what has been perceived as intended for personal gain. The Elections Resource Centre (ERC) and the Zimbabwe Electoral Support Network (ZESN) have said government should instead take the time to realign

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Soldiers Mow Down Two Brothers In Beer Brawl

By Tonderai Saharo MASVINGO: TWO brothers were recently shot dead during an ill-fated beer brawl with three armed Zimbabwe National Army soldiers in Mwenezi, Masvingo. The soldiers have since been arrested and appeared at the Mwenezi Magistrates’ Court where they were remanded in custody facing charges of murdering brothers Hosia and Sifelani Matarise on boxing

Jestina Mukoko

ED Appoints Jestina Mukoko’s Abductor CIO Boss

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed one of Jestina Mukoko’s abductors in 2008, Brigadier-General (Retired) Asher Walter Tapfumaneyi as the Deputy Director in the much feared Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO). Mukoko is a human rights defender and director of the Zimbabwe Peace Project. Another Deputy Director appointed in that department is Gatsha Mazithulela.

Godwin Matanga

140 Students Stranded As Police Chief Forces Closure Of School

By Alois Vinga HIGH Court judge, Amy Tsanga has directed Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga and the Chikurubi Support Unit Independent College’s parents to reach an agreement within 24 hours of her ruling after the police chief ordered the school closure leaving more than 100 pupils stranded. The directive comes after the college’s parents approached the

Emmanuel Pasura

Zimbabwean Pharmacist Saving Thousands Of Lives In Australia’s Wildfires

By Paidashe Mandivengerei   AUSTRALIAN based Zimbabwean pharmacist, Emmanuel Pasura has jumped to the rescue of thousands Mallacoota Town residents affected by ravaging wildfires in the resort town offering them medical treatment.   Since late last year, a ferocious inferno swept through Australia and some areas have become isolated, infrastructure destroyed, and lives of both

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Bulawayo City Council Bans Tombstones

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council has banned the erection of tombstones at all its cemeteries citing space shortages. The city‘s town clerk Christopher Dube said the ban will facilitate easy and effective maintenance of the city’s cemeteries. According to Dube, the ban was being implemented in terms of the Cemeteries Act, the Bulawayo

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi Stops Zimra From Seizing His Bentley Over Unpaid Duty

By Mary Taruvinga SOCIALITE and businessman, Genius Kadungure popularly known as Ginimbi, is at loggerheads with the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) following an attempt by the tax collector to seize his top-of-the-range vehicle. Ginimbi has since approached the High Court seeking an order barring Zimra Commissioner General Faith Mazani, from seizing his Bentley Continental GT.

Saviour Kasukuwere

Kasukuwere’s Campaign Manager In Court For Distributing Fliers

By Bulawayo Correspondent TYSON Wabantu Movement Bulawayo province Mobilisation and Recruitment chairperson, Andifasi Banda has appeared in court facing charges of illegally distributing fliers during a roadshow. The roadshow was held in the central business district and western suburbs last year in December. The Tyson Wabantu Movement is a grouping of supporters of exiled former Cabinet Minister