APA leader Nkosana Moyo

Political parties deny begging ED to re-join dialogue

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa may have lied when he claimed he had received requests from “some” of the parties that walked out on his Political Actors Dialogue early this year citing lack of commitment and transparency. Mnangagwa told a POLAD meeting late last week that some of those that initially walked away have

From left President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Child president Mukudzeishe Madzivire and Acting Youth Minister Kazembe Kazembe

Remember us in your programmes: children tell gvt

By Anna Chibamu GOVERNMENT must always remember the rights and plight of children in its policy programming, President Emmerson Mnangagwa was told Saturday. Mnangagwa was part of government officials and other dignitaries who attended celebrations to mark this year’s Day of the African Child in Harare. Child president Mukudzeishe Madzivire , urged government to protect

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has received brickbats over failure to tame the economic meltdown

Dembo in hot soup for “Mnangagwa is a fool” rant

By Staff Reporter A man from Sakubva in the eastern border city of Mutare was recently arrested by police after he publicly insulted President Emmerson Mnangagwa labelling the Zanu PF leader “a fool” who has failed to revive the economy. The suspect, Tinashe Dembo (29), has since appeared before the magistrates’ courts Friday facing charges

Shurugwi female gold panners paying for sex

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OFFICIAL HIV/AIDS interventions need not target male gold artisanal miners alone because their female counterparts can also turn into “sex predators”, the National Aids Council has heard. During a tour of the Midlands’s artisanal mining flashpoints including the small town of Shurugwi, officials were told the fight against AIDS need to be

Frank Buyanga

Court opera: Buyanga, baby mama legal fight rages with no end in sight

By Mary Taruvinga FIVE days, three cases all surrounding the bitter tussle for the custody of his minor child have not slowed down South African based business mogul Frank Buyanga. Buyanga, a flamboyant businessman with links to Zimbabwe’s establishment and in particular Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, has been in the courts literally everyday this week

President Emmerson Mnangagwa resorted to cherry-picking messages to respond to

State-run station accused of protecting ED from public censure

By Paidashe Mandivengerei and Costa Nkomo ZIMBABWEANS have expressed mixed feelings over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s novel decision to take a live radio interview. While initially, reports had indicated Mnangagwa would take calls from ordinary Zimbabweans, the Zanu PF leader seemed to have chickened out at the last minute and his hosts turned to cherry-picking messages

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says President Mnangagwa's comments have killed hope of dialogue

Hope of dialogue dead after ED Friday gaffe – Chamisa

By Anna Chibamu MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will not join President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) just to massage the Zanu PF frontman’s ego. Reacting to Mnangagwa’s comments made in an interview with State radio on Friday, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda did not mince his words. “Mnangagwa’s actions are not nationalistic. He does not

Kenyan MP charged after ‘slapping colleague’

By BBC A Kenyan MP has been charged with assault after allegedly slapping a female colleague because she did not allocate money to his constituency. Rashid Kassim is accused of slapping Fatuma Gedi – who sits on the budget committee – in the car park of the parliament building in the capital, Nairobi. He denied

Current SA Reserve Bank Governor has expressed willingness to help Zimbabwe

SA set tough conditions for Zim to join Rand Monetary Union

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed that neighbouring South Africa imposed “unacceptable” conditions for Zimbabwe to join the Rand Monetary Union. In a live interview with a State controlled radio station Friday, Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe had sought to adopt the South African Rand as its currency in December 2008 after the local dollar

The late Dumiso Dabengwa

ZAPU under siege, leaders allege being hunted by CIO, military

By Leopold Munhende MTHULISI Hanana, the director of the Dumiso Dabengwa Foundation is on the run, officials at Zapu have claimed. Hanana reportedly slipped out of the country after being tailed by suspected State security agents for days in the aftermath of the death of national hero and liberation war stalwart Dabengwa. Zapu spokesperson Iphithule

Environment and Tourism Minister Priscah Mupfumira

Tourism ministry to come up with a policy on human and wildlife

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT plans to craft a policy to regulate and find a solution to growing animal-human conflict in the country’s wildlife sanctuaries that border in particular rural communities. Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Priscah Mupfumira, told Parliament Wednesday during the question and answer session that Zimbabwe will this month host a joint

MDC Senator Morgan Femai has called on authorities to wake up to the reality of homosexuality in prisons

MDC Senator: Give prisoners condoms to reduce HIV infections

By Anna Chibamu AN MDC Senator has called on government to accept the reality of rampant homosexuality in the country’s prisons and provide measures to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Thematic Committee on HIV/and AIDS chairperson Morgan Femai, after a visit to Chikirubi Maximum Prison, home to over 500

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED: I have refused to be a dictator

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa claims he has rejected advice from some people to be a dictator. Mnangagwa told a local radio station Friday that at a meeting of political parties under the banner of the Political Actors Dialogue, one leader had told him he was too democratic. “One leader said to me ‘Mr