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Rwandan Refugees In Zimbabwe Reject Going Back Home

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

Govt Seeks New Investors For ZISCO

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

Zim Man Dies In Mozambique’s Terrorist Attack

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

Solwayo Ngwenya

Health Expert Warns Of Looming ‘Massive, Catastrophic’ Third Wave

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

Themba (Greatjoy Hlatshwayo) and Sibongile (Charmaine Mudau) scenes from the film

Zim Film On Land Reform Receives Multiple Global Awards  

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

4 MDC Alliance Activists Denied Bail For Disorderly Conduct

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

President Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Warns Of Crackdown On Financial Sector

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

The defectors being paraded before the Zanu PF PCC in Mutare Sunday

MDC, Zanu Ndonga, NPF, NPP Officials Defect To Zanu PF in Manicaland

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

Chiwenga arriving in Binga Saturday aboard Air Force of Zimbabwe presidential helicopter

Govt To ‘Demolish, Repave’ Byo-Vic Falls Highway – Chiwenga

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.

One of the arrested illegal miners

‘Hijacked’ Eldorado Mine Resumes Operations, 16 ‘Makorokoza’ Arrested

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.

AKA and Nellie

AKA’s Fiancée Falls To Her Death At A Cape Town Hotel

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

The late Prince Philip

Prince Philip Had A Long History Of Racist, Problematic Language

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

Nigel Tha Slick Pastor Ties Knot 

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

40 Passengers Burned Alive DRC Bus Crash

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

Residents Defy Zanu PF Threats, Continue Striking Over Poor Service Delivery

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