File Pic: Zimstat director general Mutasa Dzinotizei

Zim Inflation rate hits 67 percent , new inflation calculation base unveiled

By AloisVinga ZIMBABWE’s annual inflation has gone up 7.41 points to 67 percent the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat), revealed Tuesday. The statistics agency, said month-on-month inflation for the period increased by 4.38 percent up from 1.67 percent recorded in February. Zimstat also announced that beginning March 2019, a new Consumer Price Index (CPI) with

File Pic: Two soldiers have died in Mashonaland Central after clashes with artsinal miners

Two soldiers killed in violent altercation with gold panners

By Staff Reporter TWO soldiers have been killed, while one was seriously injured after violent clashes with gold panners in Bindura’s Chipadze area, Tuesday morning. Zimbabwe National Army director public relations Lieutenant Colonel Alphios Makotore said four members of the army taking part in independence parade rehearsals were involved in an altercation with the artisanal

Transport Minister Biggie Matiza officially opening the Electronic Learners License Testing System on Monday

In Pictures: Matiza launches corruption busting electronic learners license system

By Idah Mhetu TRANSPORT Minister, Joel Biggie Matiza on Monday launched the  Electronic Learners License Testing System (ELLTS) in a bid to clamp down on corruption at the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) officials. Below are images showing how the system is used : Loopholes are gone: A senior VID official explains to Matiza how the

The opposition MDC's congress processes have been marred by disputes

All is well: MDC laughs off claims of congress manipulation and violence

By Staff Reporter THE opposition MDC, has scoffed at claims its congress procedures are being manipulated in particular to facilitate party leader Nelson Chamisa’s unchallenged election at the elective indaba on May 24. MDC spokesperson, Jacob Mafume early Tuesday insisted in an interview with that party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has chosen to contest

Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi

ZPCS: Call to commit all women inmates to open prison

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) has called on government to commit all women inmates to the open prison system. ZPCS’s assistant commissioner, Christmas Tarwira said this development will greatly assist mothers incarcerated and living with their minors. “We want the government to build an open prison for females and we know

Late national hero Vitalis Zvinavashe's son in the dock

Zvinavashe’s son in the dock for ill treating the late heroe’s widow

By Mary Taruvinga THE late liberation war hero and former Commander Zimbabwe Defense Forces General, Vitalis Zvinavashe’s son is in trouble after he allegedly chased his father’s widow out of her premises. Richard Zvinavashe, was on Monday hauled before Mbare magistrate, Stanford Mambanje answering to a charge of contravening the Domestic Violence Act and another

MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has been frustrated into withdrawing for presidential race

Mwonzora’s withdrawal from contest was in protest over irregularities

By Leopold Munhende WOULD be opposition MDC presidential candidate and party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora’s decision to pull out of the race was in protest, it has emerged. The Manicaland Senator, told in an interview Monday, that he had raised a red flag on a lot of irregularities in the nomination process but the

Authorities revealed some 1000 people including children were arrested for the January violence

January riots: Family forced to pay for own autopsy

By Anna Chibamu THE High Court, last week granted a Harare family an order allowing it to engage an independent pathologist in a bid to find closure following the mysterious death of a relative. Witness Mashereni, reportedly died last month under unclear circumstances just after being released from Harare Remand Prison. The deceased had been

RTGS$ leaves construction industry reeling

By Bulawayo Correspondent GOVERNMENT’s decision to introduce the RTGS$ dollar has had a negative impact on the construction sector, the Construction Industry Federation of Zimbabwe (CIFOZ) has said. Addressing  journalists in Bulawayo on Saturday, CIFOZ Matabeleland  regional chairman , Mlungisi Mkwananzi said the  introduction of the surrogate currency has  resulted  in a double pricing tier

Wicknell Chivayo

Chivayo bribery trial postponed as State intends to jointly charge him with ex-ZPC boss

By Mary  Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessman, Wicknell Chivayo’s trial was Monday pushed to another date after prosecutors indicated their intention to charge him together with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) former board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje. Kaazhanje is alleged to have received a US$10 000 bribe from Chivayo in order to facilitate contracts to his company Intrateck with

File Pic: Two accidents on Sunday claimed 17 lives in Mashonaland East and Manicaland

Bloody start to Easter and Independence Holidays

By Mashonaland  East Correspondent THIS year’s Easter and Independence holidays, kicked off on a bloody note with 17 people already having lost their lives inside two days according to police. With four people having perished in Honde Valley on Sunday, police national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed 13 Mugodhi Apostolic Church Easter pilgrims, died

Accidents claim 20

Breaking….20 feared dead in two separate accidents

By Staff Reporter AT least 10 pilgrims attending the Mugodhi Apostolic Church Passover feast in Wedza are feared dead after a truck carrying maize veered off the road at Chitope. It is believed that the truck ploughed into congregants who were preparing to leave the site at the end of an annual pilgrimage that coincides

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED says has nothing to fear about Gukurahundi talk

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has nothing to fear about debate on the early 1980s Gukurahundi massacres which saw the slaughter of 20 000 civilians in Matebeleland and Midlands provinces. Mnangagwa, a hated figure in Matebeleland because of his direct role in the holocaust, was speaking to State media in a wide

Sudan military asks protesters to pick interim Prime Minister

Africa News The military council in charge of Sudan has asked activists to nominate an independent candidate for the position of Prime Minister in the transitional government, Al Jazeera reports. The portal’s journalist covering the Sudan uprising confirmed that on day two of military – protester groups talks, the military said it was only interested

Julian Assange

Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder – Julian Assange’s lawyer

AP London – A lawyer representing jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Ecuadorian government has been spreading lies about his behaviour inside its embassy in London. Jennifer Robinson told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador is making “pretty outrageous allegations” to justify allowing British police into its embassy on Thursday in order to take

Xolisani Ncube (extreme left), wife (his immediate right) making the donation

Journalists donate sanitary wear to Chikurubi Female Prison inmates

By Robert Tapfumaneyi HARARE based journalists from different media houses Sunday donated packs of sanitary pads to Chikurubi Female Prison inmates. The scribes made the donation as they took time to celebrate the birthday of one of their colleagues, Xolisani Ncube who turned 32 on Sunday. Also part of the donation were laundry soap bars