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Grace Mugabe tormented Mazowe villagers face fresh eviction threats

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THOUSANDS of villagers in Mazowe, once tormented by then First Lady Grace Mugabe 2016 and 17, now face fresh eviction worries, this time in the hands of the country’s lands ministry which has earmarked their land for redistribution to a suspected top government official. The close to 600 villagers and their families

Barbara van Hellemond

Dutch ambassador urges government release of violence probe report

By Idah Mhetu NETHERLANDS ambassador to Zimbabwe, Barbara van Hellemond has urged the Zimbabwean government to release the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the country’s post-election violence of August 1. The disturbances saw six civilians gunned down by what is widely believed to be members of the national army deployed into central Harare

Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga

Police promotions raise stink as favouritism, tribalism is alleged

By Staff Reporter POLICE officers left out of recent internal promotions by the force have slammed their bosses for allegedly abandoning the normal examination processes to elevate their favourite individuals without any explanation. Speaking on condition of anonymity, some police officers are also up in arms with the system for allegedly sidelining Ndebeles after the

Joseph Kabila

Quitting Joseph Kabila says to return as future DRC President

BBC Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after the 23 December poll, but may seek re-election in the future. Kabila, 47, said he would remain in politics after the poll as “there is still a long journey ahead”. He became president of the resource-rich African state in 2001 following

Genius Kadungure

Ginimbi says wants to solve Zim gas shortages

By Mary Taruvinga POPULAR Zimbabwean socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure has pleaded with the courts to let him use his passport so he could help fix the issue of gas shortages in the country. Kadungure, affectionately known as Ginimbi, is being tried for allegedly prejudicing Treasury of $3,5 million in a tax evasion scam. He

PICTURES: Fire guts part of Harare’s Gulf Complex

By Idah Mhetu PROPERTY worth millions of dollars was destroyed Friday morning when a fire razed part of Harare’s Gulf Complex. The facility, located in downtown Harare, is popular with those looking for reasonably priced imports from countries such as China. The fire is the latest in a number of such unexplained infernos that have

Suspended RBZ boss appears in court; granted $6,000 bail

By Court Reporter ONE of the senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) suspended in October over corruption allegations appeared in court Thursday charged with criminal abuse of office. Mirirai Chiremba – director of the RBZ’s financial intelligence unit – appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa who granted him $6,000 bail. The charges relate to allegations

Beers and boot music: Harare motorists cope with hours-long fuel queues

By Times Live From packing water bottles, playing music loudly in their cars and drinking a few beers while waiting for their turn at the fuel pump, motorists across Harare have found ways to pass time as they spend hours in queues at service stations. At Newlands shopping centre in the Zimbabwean capital, where there

Radiographers join striking doctors as health sector crisis worsens

By Staff Reporter THE crisis in Zimbabwe’s healthcare sector continues to deepen with government-employed radiographers calling a nationwide strike beginning this Thursday. Radiographers work with cutting edge technology to produce X-rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans and other medical images to assist clinical radiologists and other doctors diagnose, monitor or treat

Pain painkillers run out as Zim struggles to import critical drugs due to forex crunch

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe’s pharmaceutical sector said Wednesday it is struggling to import critical medical drugs due to the ongoing shortage of foreign currency. Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe president Portifa Mwendera told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare that the sector owes foreign medicine suppliers 38 million U.S. dollars, up from 13

Fears mount over hospital closures as more Zim doctors join strike

ANA Middle-level doctors at Zimbabwe’s Mpilo and Chitungwiza Central Hospitals have joined the industrial action started by junior doctors, defying government which has called the action illegal. “As Health Medical Officers (HMOs) at Mpilo Central Hospital, we hereby confirm to your office(s) that we have reached the conclusion of stopping discharging our services in view

Christopher Shumba

Top govt official chides local authorities for lavish spending

By Kwekwe Correspondent A top government official has slammed local authorities for unnecessarily fanning resistance towards rate payment by residents who quite often watch managers squander the same rates through lavish spending while service delivery is placed at the tail end of the priority list. Christopher Shumba, who is Principal Director with the Local Government

Briggs Bomba

August 1 violence inquiry finished way too early, says top civic leader

By Leopold Munhende CITIZENS Manifesto convenor Briggs Bomba Tuesday said the time taken by the Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 post-election violence to hear submissions and later conclude its findings was way too short to accommodate every Zimbabwean who wished to testify before it. This is after the Kgalema Motlanthe led Commission has