East African A GROUP of Rwandan refugees living in Zimbabwe are refusing to be repatriated, five years after losing their refugee status. Some 140 people, who are living in the Tongogara Refugee Camp in eastern Zimbabwe, had their refugee status revoked in 2013 by the United Nations after assurances given by the Rwandan government that
Reuters ZIMBABWE’S state-controlled iron and steel company ZISCO has invited new investors to help revive operations at the company that has been the target of interest from Indian and Chinese investors in the past, a company document seen by Reuters showed. Essar Africa Holdings, a unit of India’s Essar Group, agreed to invest up to
By Anna Chibamu THE government has confirmed the death of Nyasha Mugwagwa (38) in a recent terrorist attack in Mozambique. He was among the 12 people, mostly foreigners, who were killed in Palma, Mozambique, when armed terrorists with allegiance to a ISIS attacked the town. The 12 have since been buried by Mozambican authorities. Palma
By Robert Tapfumaneyi HEALTH expert Solwayo Ngwenya cautions that schools, which opened some two months ago for 2021, are now super spreaders for new Covid-19 infections warning a “massive and catastrophic” third wave was looming. He predicted the situation might be further worsened by the emergence of highly infectious variants which are spreading rapidly causing
By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER top MDC-T official, now staunch Zanu PF supporter, Obert Gutu says the opposition MDC remains in denial that the party is structured along deep-seated factional lines, and that arrangement is leading to its pending demise. The former deputy justice minister, who recently defected to Zanu PF, said the MDC Alliance led
GroundUp AN official at the Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town, who would not give his name, refused to sign a memorandum calling for gay rights that was delivered by about 20 people. They had marched from Keizersgracht Street to the consulate in Kyper Street on Monday. The official demanded the police keep the media out,
By Mlondolozi Ndlovu A movie based on Zimbabwe’s land reform programme called Harmony Valley has left some audiences around the world in tears and picked several international film awards. Set in the year 2000, the movie is about Themba Moyo played by Zimbabwean, Greatjoy Hlatshwayo, the son of a government minister and Jane Bowman played
By Mary Taruvinga FOUR MDC Alliance activists, arrested last week on allegations of engaging in disorderly conduct were this Monday denied bail by Harare Magistrate Richard Mangosi. The four are; Vimbai Tome (51), Kudakwashe Butau (30), Ngonidzashe Mupfumba (21) and Patrick Shumba (22). In denying them bail, the magistrate ruled the state had a strong
By Mary Taruvinga HOME Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has refused to pay $900 000 in damages to a Kwekwe man who was shot five times in the abdomen by police officers last year in February while gambling. The complainant, Tinashe Deshe later sued Kazembe and Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga arguing the shooting was unjustified.
Bloomberg News Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed to take unspecified action against companies in the financial services industry that he accused of profiteering. “There are sharks in the financial sector,” Mnangagwa was quoted as saying by government spokesman Nick Mangwana on Twitter. “We now know who they are. We are dealing with them.” Mangwana didn’t
BBC TEAR gas has been fired and a curfew imposed amid angry protests after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop in the US city of Brooklyn Center, just north of Minneapolis. The man has been identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Brooklyn Center’s mayor issued a city-wide curfew until 06:00
By Staff Reporter SEVEN opposition members were Sunday before senior Zanu PF officials after ditching their political outfits and joined the ruling party in Mutare. The seven include Zanu Ndonga’s Wilson Khumbula, Crosswell Takawira Mugombi from the National Patriotic Front (NPF), former MDC Manicaland chairperson and senator Patrick Chitaka, (MDC), Simon Simango, the secretary for
By Alois Vinga THERE was drama Saturday night in Chitungwiza when anti-riot police details besieged the funeral of the late popular Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) cleric Tabeth Chiweshe and ordered mourners disperse. This was after the law enforcement members had received information that MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa would also attend the funeral wake held
By Bulawayo Correspondent VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga says the government is very concerned about the deplorable state of the Bulawayo–Victoria Falls highway, which is the gateway to the country’s prime tourism destination – the Victoria Falls. The highway also connects Zimbabwe to neighbouring SADC countries such as Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, the DRC, Tanzania and Angola.
By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent GOLD mining operations at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi have resumed following the arrest of 16 illegal miners who had invaded the site and disrupted mining operations, a fortnight ago. Following the invasion by the illegal artisanal miners, popularly known as ‘Makorokoza’, activities were suspended at the Chinese-owned gold-rich site.
By Paidashe Mandivengerei SOUTH AFRICAN superstar rapper, AKA’s fiancée, Nellie Tembe has reportedly fallen to her death from Cape Town’s Pepper Club hotel in the early hours Sunday. AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, and Nellie got engaged in February this year. Last month, he paid lobola to Nellie’s family whom he described as ‘the love
Business Insider US PRINCE Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday and his legacy is muddied by a decades-long history of off-the-cuff problematic and casually racist comments. Phillip, who died at 99. Was the longest-serving consort in the history of the British monarchy. While he’s remembered for his work with charity organisations
By Paidashe Mandivengerei COMEDIAN and inspirational speaker, Nigel Maritinyu popularly known as ThaSlick Pastor, Saturday tied the knot to his longtime girlfriend, Makarina Mutasa with a white wedding. Nigel ThaSlick Pastor got engaged to Makarina in November 2019. Their union was solemnised in September last year after he paid lobola to the Mutasa family. The
Reuters ABOUT 40 passengers were burned alive when a bus overturned and caught fire in western Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, an official said. The accident occurred near the village of Kiwawa, a six-hour drive east of the capital Kinshasa, Kwilu province governor Willy Itshundala said. “Almost nothing can be recovered,” Itshundala told Reuters
From Tonderai Saharo In Masvingo MASVINGO residents say they will not bow down to any form of intimidation from Zanu PF, the state and their local council to stop protests demanding better service delivery despite repeated threats they are receiving. In recent weeks, the residents grouping under the banner, “Masvingo United Residents and Rate Payers