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Not a laughing issue...Jason Machaya

Former Minister Machaya Convicted

By Staff Reporter FORMER Midlands Minister Jason Machaya was Monday convicted for abuse of office by a Gweru magistrate. Machaya, with former Midlands provincial physical planner, Chisayinyerwa Chibururu, face charges of criminal abuse of office involving the sale of state land in Gokwe. The two pleaded not guilty to the offence, but trial magistrate, Charity

Zim teachers vow to boycott work over pay, demand Covid-19 allowance

Reuters Zimbabwe’s biggest teachers’ union said on Monday its members would not return to work for the first time since March next week unless they are paid a COVID-19 allowance and given a pay rise. The government shut schools in March in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has infected 7,683

Father (35) Rapes Daughter (10), Infects Her With STI

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A 35-year-old Zvimba man allegedly sneaked into his daughter’s blankets and raped her whilst she was in a deep slumber, and infected her with a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The minor victim is a Grade Three pupil at Madzima Primary School. The accused (name withheld to protect child’s identity)

Zimbabwe May Hold Solution To Africa’s Energy Crisis

Mining Weekly BACK in the early 1990s, Mobil was exploring for oil in Zimbabwe when it came across large hydrocarbon resources in the Cabora Bassa Basin. The petroleum giant explored over an area extending all the way from Victorian Falls in the west of the country through to the Cabora Bassa Basin in the east.

Takudzwa Ngadziore

ZINASU President Ngadziore Denied Bail

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate Judith Taruvinga Monday denied Zimbabwe National Student Union (ZINASU) president Takudzwa Ngadziore bail. The student is facing charges of gathering with intent to promote public violence after he was caught addressing the media at OK Mart in Hillside, Harare. Taruvinga ruled that Ngadziore was likely to continue committing the same

Villagers in drought ravaged Silobela surviving on wild root

By Staff Reporter STARVING villagers in drought ravaged Silobela are now surviving on wild roots as hunger continues to take its toll in the Midlands rural area. Zibagwe Rural District Council (ZRDC) councillor Willard Moyo said the situation was very dire in Silobela. “The situation for the villagers has turned for the worse as they

Bulawayo, Harare still have 11- and 18-months’ water supply – govt

By Anna Chibamu THE city of Bulawayo, which has battled perennial water challenges, still has 11 months supply of the natural resource in its dams while Harare is reportedly sitting on 18 months’ supply. This was revealed in a report presented in a ministerial statement Lands deputy minister Douglas Karoro to the Senate this past

Falls Marathon: residents, firms rue lost moneymaking opportunities

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE decision by organisers of the annual Econet Victoria Falls Marathon to transform the 2020 edition of the event into a virtual contest has left Victoria Falls residents and firms cursing their luck for loss of moneymaking opportunities. Over the years, the event was a windfall for the resort town’s residents

President Cyril Ramaphosa

More questions over SANDF jet misuse by ANC to Zimbabwe

SABC The ANC delegation to Zimbabwe shared a flight with Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, which was en route to the neighbouring country. Political analyst Ralph Mathekga has questioned the procedure that the African National Congress delegation had followed to access a South African National Defence Force plane to Zimbabwe earlier this month. The delegation led

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reinforces its presence in Africa

Africa News American Social Media giant Facebook has announced the company is willing to open a new office in Lagos Nigeria in the coming year. In what will be its second office on the African continent after its Johannesburg bureau in South Africa, the Lagos division will host teams specialised in engineering, sales, politics and

Douglas Mwonzora

MDC-T now official opposition in Zimbabwe – Mwonzora

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe Saturday declared it was now the country’s official opposition party and will henceforth be taking part in all regional and continental engagements on Zimbabwe’s behalf. “We are happy to inform the nation and the party we are going to be lawfully participating in the programmes of

Thokozani Khupe

Give Zimbabweans better life – Khupe pleads with Mnangagwa

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC-T acting President Thokozani Khupe has pleaded with state President Emmerson Mnangagwa to relieve suffering Zimbabweans of their poverty nightmare and taking them to the promised land. Khupe said there was nothing that could stop the national leader from doing what was once achieved during the now defunct Government of National Unity

Tsitsi Dangarembga

Court Date for Zimbabwean Author Tsitsi Dangarembga

Africa News Required to appear in court on Friday, award-winning and renowned Zimbabwean author, Tsitsi Dangarembga — facing charges for disturbing the peace and inciting violence following her arrest at anti-government Harare-based prohibited protests in June. The arrest took place days after her latest novel, ‘This Mournable Body,’ was included in the long list of

Minister Kirsty Coventry

Coventry optimistic CAF will approve stadiums’ renovations

By Anna Chibamu SPORTS minister Kirsty Coventry is optimistic the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will approve the staging of the Zimbabwe-Algeria match in the country’s condemned stadiums after renovations are said to be almost complete with only a few outstanding touches. The minister told the Senate during a question and answer session on Thursday

Blessing Chebundo

MDC says no to ‘fast tracked’ Mnangagwa Gukurahundi reburials

By Alois Vinga MDC Alliance has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to suspend its controversial plans to rebury victims of the 1980s government massacres before embarking on a process to consult victims’ families and survivors. In attempts to bring about closure to the emotive issue, government has pledged to roll out a programme to ostensibly

Patrick Chinamasa

Rein in your talkative officials, says Zanu PF to ANC

By Robert Tapfumaneyi  ZANU PF has told South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) to restrain some of its officials from communicating inaccurate information on what the sister parties had agreed during their recent meetings. At a post politburo media brief Wednesday, acting party spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa described the conduct as undiplomatic. “The politburo also