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Minister Sekai Nzenza

Government donates seized second hand clothes to Zanu PF supporters

By Mashonaland East Correspondent THE government has parceled out loads of goods seized by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) to villagers in Uzumba Maramba-Pfungwe (UMP), an area that has consistently given Zanu PF the biggest vote during elections. The goods, worth thousands of dollars, were donated to over 600 villagers in the Mashonaland East area.

Body of drowned fisherman found near Victoria Falls Hotel; three still missing after boat capsized

By Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA Falls: Another body was Saturday retrieved from the Zambezi River as four Zambians were feared dead after being swept away while fishing illegally on the river. Zambian police activated their Zimbabwe counterparts after six fishermen from Livingstone drowned when a speedboat overloaded with 13 people capsized near Kazungula, about 80km

SA authorities seize Bushiri’s private jet; loan deal fabricated

By SOUTH African authorities have seized a million-dollar private jet belonging self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri amid claims documents purporting that he used a loan to acquire thee aircraft were fabricated. Malawi-born Bushiri and his wife, Mary, were earlier this month arrested on allegations of fraud, money laundering and contravening South Africa’s exchange control regulations.

A man directs work at the pit head during the mine search and rescue operation

BATTLEFIELDS: 24 bodies retrieved from flooded gold mine

By AFP RESCUE workers retrieved 24 bodies and eight survivors Saturday from two flooded gold mines at Battlefields where officials fear dozens more illegal miners are still trapped, state television reported. “Eight of the trapped minors have been rescued … while 24 bodies have been retrieved to date as rescue efforts continue at Battlefields Mine,”

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

JANUARY UNREST: ED vows to hunt down doctors who treated victims; admits unleashing murder and rape-accused military

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ominously vowed to go after doctors and nurses who treated victims of the brutal police and military crackdown against protestors last month. Addressing a rally at Rutenga in Masvingo Saturday, the Zanu PF leader claimed that doctors and nurses had been put on standby as part of preparations

President Emmerson Mnangagwa with wife Auxilia

Leaked phone recordings expose Auxilia Mnangagwa’s had in Zanu PF youth league ructions

By Moses Ngwere A LEAKED mobile phone conversation between two senior Zanu PF youth league members has revealed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s wife Auxillia as an emerging powerful political actor who can make or break careers like her predecessor Grace Mugabe. The conversations indicate that Auxilia is meddling in the affairs of the party’s youth wing

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa meets Matebeleland chiefs; party coy on what was discussed

By Bulawayo Correspondent TWO outspoken Matebeleland South traditional leaders, Chief Vezi Maduna of Filabusi and Chief Felix Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni met MDC president Nelson Chamisa in Harare last week. The meeting, held last Thursday, was confirmed to by MDC national chairperson Tabitha Khumalo. “I can confirm that president Chamisa met with Chiefs from Matebeleland,” said

More images of dead miners being retrieved from mine shafts

By Idah Mhetu COMBINED operations to retrieve bodies of deceased artisanal miners from two disused mine shafts in Battlefields, Kadoma began Saturday with five bodies recovered by evening. Police and members of the Civil Protection Unit combined forces with artisanal miners and mining firms to bring to the surface, 8 survivors and bodies of the

Beulah being taken to the police station

ICT secretary’s wife arrested while recording Supa’s trial with phone

By Mary Taruvinga Information Communication Technology permanent secretary Sam Kundishora’s wife was shamed Friday when court ordered her immediate arrest after she was caught unlawfully recording proceedings with her mobile phone during former minister, Supa Mandiwanzira’s trial. It is believed the wife, identified as Beulah, intended to feed her husband with the information since he

Top Masvingo magistrate fired for ‘gross incompetence’

By Staff Reporter A SENIOR magistrate in Masvingo has reportedly been sacked by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for alleged incompetence. Magistrate Peter Madhibha was relieved of his duties for “gross incompetence”, among other charges. JSC secretary, Walter Chikwanha could neither confirm nor deny the development. “I am not at work today; please get in

EU hints on renewed Zim sanctions following army killings

By Kingston Ndabatei ZIMBABWE’S unrepentant government faces renewed European Union (EU) sanctions in the wake of recent army killings and claims of rape, among some serious rights violations pinned on the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration. In resolutions made by the influential EU Parliament late Thursday, the bloc wants sanctions that were suspended three years ago

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Talks: Mnangagwa blasts Chamisa for ‘grandstanding’

By Kingston Ndabatei MDC leader Nelson Chamisa should stop “grandstanding and playing games with the people”, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. In a veiled attack on the opposition leader Thursday, Mnangagwa said without mentioning his rival’s name that his 41-year-old challenger lacked political maturity. Chamisa snubbed Mnangagwa’s invitation to a meeting of all the 2018

Joseph Chinotimba

Chinotimba says disgusted by Mliswa, Nduna ‘idiotic’ behaviour

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF MP for Buhera South, Joseph Chinotimba says he was ashamed of the riotous behaviour of fellow legislators Dexter Nduna and Temba Mliswa who came close to trading blows beginning of this week. He equated the feud to two “idiotic” school teachers who brawl in front of their pupils. Zimbabwe’s ambassador

Late Morgan Tsvangirai

Tsvangirai died disappointed with Mnangagwa, says Chamisa and widow

By Leopold Munhende LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai did not regret supporting bitter rival Robert Mugabe’s overthrow by the military but died a disappointed man after the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa had tricked the opposition into supporting the coup for the latter’s selfish reasons. This was revealed by both his successor Nelson Chamisa and his

23 artisanal miners perish in Kadoma mine disaster

By Paidashe Mandivengerei AT LEAST 23 artisanal miners have died after some interlinked tunnels and shafts at two mines in Battlefields, near Kadoma got flooded with water when they were still underground. The tragic incident which ranks as the worst mine disasters in recent years occurred on Wednesday. The disaster has been linked to heavy

Abednico Bhebhe

MDC-T top politician blasts Mnangagwa, Chamisa for stalling talks

By Bulawayo Correspondent MDC-T national chair, Abednico Bhebhe has accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa of unnecessarily holding up current efforts to initiate national dialogue through their continued insistence on pre-talk conditions. Bhebhe’s breakaway MDC party was among parties whose leaders attended last Wednesday’s State House meeting called by Mnangagwa to set

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi

Botswana joins call for end to Zimbabwe sanctions

By APA BOSTWANA has joined the chorus for an immediate end to economic sanctions imposed by the West on Zimbabwe. Briefing journalists upon his arrival from the just-ended African Union summit late Tuesday, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said Botswana endorsed a communique issued by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Ethiopia this week in which

Victor Mujakachi

Anger as UK steps up Zim deportations; one fears brutal beating at Harare airpot

By LONDON: Zimbabwean asylum seekers who were forced to attend meetings with officials from their home country have been threatened with removal, in a move believed to be part of an agreement to “repatriate” thousands of failed asylum seekers to the country. At least two people who arrived in the UK after fleeing political persecution in Zimbabwe were detained and issued