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UK-born Zimbabwean starlet Ndiweni makes Newcastle debut

By Sports Reporter ENGLAND-BORN Zimbabwean youngster Michael Ndiweni has made a massive leap in his fledgling career after making his first team debut for English Premier League side Newcastle United on Saturday. Ndiweni was introduced as a 92nd-minute substitute as Newcastle United beat Chelsea 4-1 at St James Park to mark his first cap in

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe kills over 150 leaving many terrified

AP These days, Catherine Mangosho locks her 3-year-old grandson in the house for hours on end in an attempt to shield him from a deadly cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe. The virulent bacterial disease is killing the young and the old in the southern African country, with health authorities reporting more than 150 suspected deaths and over 8,000

Chinhoyi MP Leslie Mhangwa

Chinhoyi MP convenes inaugural Water Indaba to fix perennial crisis

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent FACED with a debilitating crisis resulting in residents fetching water from unprotected sources, Chinhoyi stakeholders recently convened an indaba to brainstorm on permanent solutions to fix the challenge. The conference held at Chinhoyi Pastoral Centre under the banner “Congregating To Find A Lasting Solution To The Water Woes”,

Outdated beliefs fueling gender based violence against women says foreign diplomat 

By Darlington Gatsi SOCIETAL beliefs and stereotypes are the centre of perpetuating gender-based violence (GBV) against women and children, a foreign diplomat has said. Zimbabwe will join the world in commemorating the 16 days against GBV next week, shining light on the vices of the scourge. Netherlands ambassador to Zimbabwe Margret Verwijk says GBV has exposed women and

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius gets parole and will be released on Jan. 5

AP Double-amputee Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius was granted parole on Friday, more than a decade after shooting his girlfriend through a toilet door at his home in South Africa in a killing that jolted the world. He will be released from prison on Jan. 5, but will be constantly monitored by parole officials for five

Vendors sell Fruit and vegetables on pavements in Harare. Photo: Daily Maverick

Give us domestic jobs at State House – vendors tell govt, defy 7-day ultimatum to vacate streets

By Staff Reporter HARARE vendors have said they will only vacate the Central Building District (CBD) streets they sell their wares from if the government creates better employment opportunities for them. The government last week gave the Harare City Council a seven-day ultimatum to remove the vendors out of the city due to rising cholera cases. The

George ‘ZiKeeper’ Chigova takes final bow in last home match at Rufaro Stadium

By Darlington Gatsi A sombre atmosphere surrounded Rufaro Stadium Thursday as late football star George Chigova took his final bow at the imposing Mbare facility. It is in Rufaro Stadium that Chigova etched his name in the hearts of many while playing for Harare giants Dynamos from 2012 to 2014. Chigova cemented his legendary status at

An illegal money changer checks old U.S. dollars at a marketplace in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 26, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

In Quito and Harare, advice and warnings about dollarization for Argentina

Reuters From Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to Quito in Ecuador, green bills circulating on the streets and in shops with images of U.S. presidents reflect a big choice that has been made: picking the dollar over the local currency to bring economic stability. The two countries offer a lesson – and warnings – for Argentina, the

Bhora musango cost us Mnangagwa’s hometown, says Zanu PF provincial chair

By Staff Reporter Zanu-PF Midlands Provincial Chairperson Edson Chiherenge has said the party lost the Kwekwe Central seat in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s backyard due to the “bhora musango” campaign where disgruntled members sabotaged candidates. Addressing party supporters at Zanu PF offices in Kwekwe recently Chiherenge vowed to reclaim the seat from Citizens Coalition for Change’s Judith Tobaiwa.

Angolan ambassador Agostinho da Silva Tavares

SADC ambassadors congratulate Mnangagwa for holding “free, fair and very peaceful” elections 

By Anna Chibamu NINE Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) accredited ambassadors in Zimbabwe have congratulated President Emmerson Mnangagwa for holding peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in August. The Ambassadors, led by Angolan ambassador to Zimbabwe Agostinho da Silva Tavares paid a courtesy call on Mnangagwa at the State House, on Wednesday. “We thank the President for

Once a DeMbare… Dynamos give ‘gentle giant’ Chigova a hero’s welcome 

By Darlington Gatsi DYNAMOS players and supporters withstood Wednesday’s scorching heat as they turned Robert Mugabe International Airport into a sea of blue and white as they welcomed their former goalkeeper George Chigova who died in South Africa. Chigova passed away at the age of 32 due to heart complications which had laid him off the pitch

NRZ opens railway infrastructure to private players 

By Staff Reporter The National Railways of Zimbabwe is opening its railway infrastructure to private players in a bid to address capacity challenges it is facing, the General Manager, Respina Zinyanduko, has revealed. Zinyanduko said the NRZ Board chaired by Mike Madiro had approved a recommendation by management to allow private companies with the capacity to run

ZWL maintains stable range on RBZ Auction, parallel market

By Alois Vinga THE Zim dollar has maintained a stable range on both the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Foreign Exchange Auction and the parallel market platforms in recent weeks. A trading update released at the close of business this week shows that the official exchange rate depreciated to US$1: ZWL 5 774 down from the premium of

UK: Zimbabwe-born Vee Kativhu makes list of 100 most influential women in the world

By UK Correspondent  MORE than a dozen women from Africa, including Zimbabwe-born Vee Kativhu, have made the BBC’s annual list of one hundred most influential and inspiring women around the world for 2023. Explaining how the women were chosen, the UK’s public broadcaster said; “We were looking for candidates who had made headlines or influenced

High Court reserves judgment in CCC-Tshabangu battle

By Staff Reporter HIGH Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi has reserved his judgement in a matter the Citizens Coalition for Change is seeking to block Sengezo Tshabangu, claiming to be the party’s interim secretary general from recalling its members. Tshabangu recalled 15 CCC MPs, nine senators and 17 councillors on October 4 claiming they had ceased

Zimbabwe horticulture sees green shoots, targets $1 billion exports

Reuters Sector recovering from devastation of Mugabe-led land seizures Requires $1.2 billion investment to expand output Demand for berries, macadamia nuts driving growth Zimbabwe’s horticultural sector, ravaged by violent land seizures 20 years ago, is recovering thanks to increased investment and is targeting $1 billion in exports by 2030, an industry body said on Thursday.

Harare City Council has elected Councillor Lovejoy Chitengu as the new Mayor of Harare.

Lovejoy Chitengu elected new Harare mayor following Makone’s recall

By Staff Reporter HARARE City Council has elected Lovejoy Chitengu as the new mayor following the recalling of councillor Ian Makone by self-proclaimed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim secretary general Sengezo Tshabangu. Rosemary Muronda was elected deputy mayor. Makone and his deputy Kudzai Kadzombe were recalled earlier this month for ‘ceasing to be members of

Khumbudzo Ntshavheni.

Private sector is ‘engineering the collapse’ of SA government, says Minister Ntshavheni

TimesLive Rand manipulation case shows the private sector wants to undermine the state, says minister in the presidency Minister in the presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni claims the private sector has no interest in the development of the country. During a post-cabinet briefing, Ntshavheni launched a blistering attack on the private sector, claiming it was “engineering the