The late former President Robert Mugabe

Calls Mount For SA To Probe BAT’s US$500 000 Bribe To Mugabe

M&G BRIBES of up to US$500 000 and the clandestine planting of surveillance equipment and spies in Southern Africa are just some of the damning allegations levelled against British American Tobacco South Africa (BATSA) last week. THE National Council Against Smoking wants the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) and the Special Investigating Unit to probe

Mobilise Funds, Go Home, Register To Vote: Exiled Zimbabweans Told

By Leopold Munhende NOBUHLE Ajiti, a Zimbabwean immigrant rights activist based in South Africa has urged Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora to mobilise financial resources and travel to Zimbabwe to register to vote ahead of the 2023 elections. She was speaking during an online discussion last week on the possibilities of the Diaspora vote in Zimbabwe.

Chinese Diamond Miner Apologises For Mining Without Headman’s Blessings

By Staff Reporter MARANGE: A Chinese diamond company, Anjin Investment, which resumed operations early this year, has publicly apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations here without a paying courtesy call to the traditional leader first. Speaking at Headman Chiadzwa compound last week during a visit by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining

Jolidee Matongo

New Johannesburg Mayor Jolidee Matongo Dies In Car Crash

TimesLIVE THE newly elected City of Johannesburg mayor, Jolidee Matongo, has died, an official in the municipality has confirmed. Matongo died in a car accident on Saturday evening, hours after participating in an ANC electioneering programme with President Cyril Ramaphosa in Soweto. He had been at the helm of the mayoral office for just over a month

Teenager Thuso Nyathi helps to control traffic at the busy intersection of Argyle Road and Prince Edward Street in Harare.

Citizens Patch Up Zimbabwe – And Elicit A Giggle In Tough Times

Daily Maverick THROUGHOUT Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, road intersections have stories to tell. Catching the attention of motorists, a young man with a love of fashion wears intriguing hats and outfits while he directs traffic at one intersection. At another, a uniformed policeman performs eye-catching moves doing the same, all to give a therapeutic giggle

A teacher at work in an Afghan classroom

Girls Excluded As Afghan Schools Reopen

BBC THE Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. A statement from the Islamist group saying secondary classes would resume made no mention of girls or women. One Afghan schoolgirl told the BBC she was devastated. “Everything looks very dark,” she

Masvingo Boy (10) Slips, Crushes To Death On Sewage Pipeline

By Tonderai Saharo A 10-year-old boy died in one of Masvingo’s oldest residential areas in Mucheke’s Railways section after slipping crushing his head on an asbestos sewerage pipe along the Mucheke Main Trunk Sewer pipeline. The minor, Nigel Chironzwa went out to play at the pipes near an open ground with an 11-year-old friend before

New Chegutu Deputy Mayor Dadirai Guyo

Mwonzora’s MDC-T Elects New Chegutu Deputy Mayor

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Municipality of Chegutu Friday underwent rituals to formalise the nomination and appointment of Ward 6 councillor, Dadirai Guyo as the town’s new deputy mayor. Guyo becomes the first female to be elected deputy mayor of the municipality. She replaces the late Maphius Shumba (Ward 10), who collapsed and

First Mutual In $1b Loss Due To External Factors

By Alois Vinga FIRST Mutual Holdings Limited (FMHL) experienced a loss totaling $1 billion due to external factors which include fair value loss on property investments and higher claims ratio. Presenting the group’s 2021 first-half report FMHL chairperson Amos Manzai said despite net investment income surging to $1,7 billion and an increase of 79% against

Tobacco Firm Falls On Hard Times, Fails To Pay Transporters

By Mashonaland East Correspondent A GROUP of transporters Monday reportedly picketed at Voedsel Tobacco International premises in Marondera demanding their unpaid dues. The transporters were contracted by the company to ferry tobacco for contracted farmers to the floors with the company footing the costs after deliveries. An insider told the transporters are disgruntled over

Kudzai Makaza

Start-Up Finds Traction With Health Foods From Baobab, Bananas

How we made it in Africa A RECENT graduate in food processing technology at Harare Institute of Technology, Kudzai Makaza is determined to popularise healthy, traditional foods. Her company, Artisinal Foods, produces baobab juice, green banana flour, and green banana porridge. It’s busy and it’s loud, at the Mbare Musika market. It’s also five o’clock

Faber Chidarikire

Ex-Chinhoyi Mayor Chidarikire Demands Golden Handshake: House, 3 Stands, Car 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent FORMER Chinhoyi executive mayor, Faber Chidarikire has written to the cash-strapped Chinhoyi Municipality demanding for the local council to award him a golden handshake including a house, vehicle and three property stands, and a waiver not to pay council rates. Chidarikire, who also served as long-time Mashonaland West provincial

Tafadzwa Muguti

High Court Reverses Govt’s Threats To Shutdown NGOs

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court Friday granted non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which were facing an imminent ban, an interim relief after suspending a directive by the government to stop operating if they failed to tow new state directives. The threat to shut the NGOs was issued by Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti last July.

Mthwakazi Party Demonstrates Against NRZ Hiring Workers Outside Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent MTHWAKAZI Republic Party (MRP) supporters Thursday staged a demonstration at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) offices in Bulawayo protesting over the alleged hiring of labour from outside the city. The militant party claims the NRZ recently hired 40 people from Mashonaland provinces ignoring local job seekers. “Some couple of weeks ago, the

8 SA Soldiers Arrested For Smuggling Vehicles Into Zimbabwe

News24 Another soldier has been arrested in connection with a cross-border smuggling ring, bringing the number of accused to eight. The South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) member was arrested on Wednesday in the Northern Cape, Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said. The first seven accused comprise two lance corporals and five privates who were

Jacob Zuma

 Zuma Loses Bid To Overturn Jail Sentence

TimesLIVE The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to rescind the court’s earlier judgment, which sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The country’s apex court had sentenced Zuma in June for failure to comply with an order the court passed in January ordering the former president to

Charlene Chibonda CICM Regional Training Manager holding the 2021 National Customer Satisfaction Index copy

Chartered Institute of Customer Management Releases Fifth Customer Satisfaction Index

By Makanaka Masenyama THE Chartered Institute of Customer Management (CICM) has released the fifth edition of the Zimbabwe National Customer Satisfaction Index Report (ZimCSI). The report was released during an Executive Customer Experience Symposium Thursday under the theme “Plan, measure and successfully manage customer/citizen experience”. The ZimCSI is a national indicator of how companies are

2 Die On The Spot In Hwange As ZUPCO Kombi Kills One In Kwekwe

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: A driver and a villager died here on the spot while another is in critical condition with a fractured leg after a Honda Fit they were travelling in veered off the road before hitting a tree. Police confirmed the accident which occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Lambo area, near Cross