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Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa

Govt in ambitious US$12 billion mining economy by 2023

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government on Tuesday announced yet another ambitious plan this time to transform the country’s mining sector into a US$12 billion industry in the next four years. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a post-cabinet media briefing in Harare, that cabinet had received a paper from the Mines Minister Winston Chitando

Demo ban: MDC moans ‘de facto State of Emergency’, frets over MOPA

By Anna Chibamu THE MDC has described as a de facto State of Emergency, the ban and police siege on city centres in which the party had lined up protest marches against rising poverty under the Zanu PF led government. In a statement Tuesday, MDC bemoaned dimming prospects of ever enjoying freedom of assembly under

Innocent...Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami

Mayor found not guilty for bashing Town Clerk

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya Tuesday acquitted Bulawayo city council Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami and Ward Four councillor Silas Chigora following trial for allegedly assaulting Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube. Kambarami and Chigora were jointly accused of assaulting Dube while serving him with his suspension letter. Magistrate Tashaya acquitted the two councillors on

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi (right) pictured some time before with Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza

ZACC vows more bite in renewed ED anti-corruption fight

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to up his anti-corruption crusade with an awareness campaign to be launched in Harare Wednesday. While the Zanu PF leader is loud on attempts to wipe out graft that is crippling the economy, very little has been done by his administration in the same direction. The anti-corruption

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

Police pile more misery on MDC, ban Gweru demo

By Midlands Correspondent POLICE on Monday banned the MDC’s Gweru demonstration, pilling more misery on a party that had seen similar protests in Harare and Bulawayo banned in quick succession. The MDC demonstration which the opposition party had set for this Tuesday, is among a series of planned anti-government protests the party had planned against

MDC now turning to Gweru demo...Innocent Gonese

Another blow for MDC as court upholds Bulawayo protest ban

By Bulawayo Correspondent A BULAWAYO magistrate Monday upheld a police ban imposed Sunday against an MDC demonstration which had been planned for the country’s second largest city on Monday. Police Officer Commanding Bulawayo District, Chief Superintendent Elizabeth Phiri on Sunday issued a prohibition order barring the main opposition from holding an anti-government protest in the

Banned MDC demos a dent to Mnangagwa's commitment to democracy

MDC vows anti-ED demo in President’s backyard

By Midlands Correspondent A POLICE ban on an anti-government demonstration in Harare has not broken the spirits of party loyalists in Midlands who have vowed to stage their own protest in Gweru, the capital of Midlands, widely considered President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s backyard. The main opposition had organised protests against the country’s fast deteriorating economic situation

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED bash for assuming SADC Troika chairmanship

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF youths have called for a bash at the party’s main headquarters in Harare to celebrate President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s assumption of the SADC Troika chairmanship. A message circulated on social media by party youth league secretary general Godfrey Tsenengamu called on Zanu PF youths to congregate for celebrations. “You are hereby

Violence broke out in Harare Friday

MDC demo ban forces halt in protest court challenge

By Bulawayo Correspondent LAWYERS representing some business groups, churches, and MDC, in a matter in which the main opposition was being challenged to stop its Bulawayo protest, were Sunday forced to abandon their court arguments following a ban issued by police against the Monday protest. This is after the groups had approached court with an

Petrol, diesel prices up again

By Staff Reporter THE price of fuel has risen for the umpteenth time this year with a litre of diesel now $9.36 while the same quantity of petrol will now be $9.12. This is according to a circular sent by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) on Sunday. The new prices are with effect from

Ex-VP Phelekezela Mphoko

Mphoko wants ZACC to arrest Mnangagwa, Mugabe

By Bulawayo Correspondent EMBATTLED former State Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has challenged the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to arrest incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa and former president Robert Mugabe, saying the two were also part of the presidency which allegedly abused power, the same allegations Mphoko is facing. ZACC investigating officers on Friday visited Mphoko at

Behind bars...Chief Ndiweni

Political parties in Bulawayo condemn Ndiweni jail

By Bulawayo Correspondent OPPOSITION political parties in Bulawayo have strongly condemned the incarceration of firebrand Ntabazinduna traditional leader, Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni following his conviction on charges of destroying a villager’s property in Ntabazinduna 2017. Bulawayo magistrate, Gladmore Mushove Friday sentenced Ndiweni to 18 months in prison for damaging Fetti Mbele’s homestead. His other 23

Farai Maguwu

Many injured as guards set dogs on illegal diamond miners in Marange

By Staff Reporter THE Centre for Natural Resources Governance CNRG has called on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to investigate and hold to account, perpetrators of torture and extrajudicial killings in Marange diamond fields. The call comes after security guards of state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) last week set dogs and seriously injured

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Pro-Mnangagwa opposition leader blasts Chamisa over protest

By Robert Tapfumaneyi AN opposition politician has lashed out at Nelson Chamisa for the latter’s spirited attempt to delegitimise President Emmerson Mnangagwa when the MDC leader in fact endorsed the State president unintentionally. Speaking to Saturday, New Patriotic Front (NPF) vice president Welcome Shumba said the question of Mnangagwa’s legitimacy or lack of, was

Shutdown: Business leaders bemoan loss of production, hardline govt stance

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE’S business community has called on government to urgently address ordinary people’s concerns in order to avoid continuous loss of production time through protest shutdowns. The MDC had called for a massive protest in central Harare Friday to express growing impatience with government’s failure to remedy a deepening economic crisis that has

A defiant MDC crop of supporters

MDC Demo: Police arrest 91, report no deaths

By Staff Reporter POLICE on Friday arrested 91 suspected MDC supporters who defied a ban on a party demonstration the main opposition had organised for central Harare on the same day. Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said in a statement Friday that the 91 were arrested for various offences arising from the illegal demonstration.

Chief Ndiweni

Sex fracas earns MDC aligned Chief Ndiweni 18 months jail

By Bulawayo Correspondent FIREBRAND Ntabazinduna traditional chief and fearless government critic Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni was Friday slapped with an 18 month jail term after having been found guilty of destroying a villager’s property. However, 23 of his co-accused escaped with lesser sentences of 525 hours each of community service at Ntabazinduna clinic and two other