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Tynwald residents protest over school land 

By Lisa Nyanhongo TYNWALD residents have conceded to police orders and presented themselves in the company of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) for allegedly planning a demonstration against Harare City Council. The residents, who were represented by Charles Kwaramba and Paida Saurombe, presented themselves to the police and state security at Warren Park Station.

BREAKING: COTTCO bosses arrested over corruption

By Staff Reporter COTTON Company of Zimbabwe (COTTCO) managing director Pious Manamike and is marketing and business development manager Maxmore Njanji have been arrested for corruption. They were nabbed Thursday afternoon and were set still set to appear at the Harare Magistrates Court for a bail hearing. Their alleged corruption was revealed in audit carried

Drama as hyena appears at funeral in Shurugwi

By GreatDykeNews24 PEOPLE from Muzeza village of Madhlamoto area in Chachacha are living in fear of a hyena which is being seen roaming around every morning around 4am, Great Dyke News 24 reports. Speaking to the Great Dyke News 24, Chachacha ward 10 assistant headman Maverlous Madzivanyika, said the hyena was first seen at a

Bread set to cost ZWL$730; industry blames wheat price hike

By Staff Reporter HARARE: The cost of bread is expected to go up following government’s recent review of wheat prices from ZWL$66,000 to ZWL$239,360 per tonne, industry sources have indicated. The recent 363% increase in the price of wheat means bakers will need to cushion themselves by increasing the price of a loaf of bread,

UK: Zim doctor at centre of Grace Mugabe farm ‘gift’ row charged with medical misconduct; risks being struck off by tribunal

By UK Correspondent BIRMINGHAM: A doctor at the centre of a 2016 farm seizure row in Zimbabwe is appearing before the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) over allegations of mistreating patients. The tribunal, underway in Manchester, is determining Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro’s fitness to practice. Allegations against him include inappropriately prescribing drugs and allowing examinations

CCC rural charge shakes Zanu PF; they are running scared – says Ostalos Siziba  

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC)’s rural mobilisation strategy which, for a while, received backlash from Zanu PF has reportedly left ruling party officials in Mashonaland province battling to save their political fortunes. The strategy, fronted by CCC secretary for rural mobilisation Happymore Chidziva has made significant inroads in the

NEW PARLY BUILDING:  Chinese contractor dismisses bugging claims

By Thandiwe Garusa  HARARE: A Chinese contractor has dismissed claims they will put spying devices in the new parliament building to eavesdrop on sensitive conversations from the Zimbabwean government. Work has now been completed on the new Parliament building which is located in Mount Hampden, the envisaged new seat of government. Addressing the media Wednesday,

CCC’s Kwekwe legislator fumes over demolition of tuck-shops

By Staff Reporter KWEKWE Central legislator Judith Tobaiwa is up in arms with council city management following the latter’s decision to demolish some illegal tuck-shops and gas cages. In a recent notice, council said all illegal tuck-shops, including gas cages, must be demolished. “I wish to inform that all illegal tuck-shops and gas cage owners

Mafume orders investigation into use of city properties as corruption soars 

By Lisa Nyanhongo  ABOUT 87 properties belonging to Harare City Council are benefiting unnamed individuals and not the people due to corruption in the capital  local authority, Harare mayor Jacob Mafume said on Wednesday. This emerged at a special council meeting held on Wednesday at Town House. It was also revealed that three beer outlets

Mamombe, Chimbiri reject “doctored footage” in fake abduction case

By Paul Katanda HARARE: Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activists Joana Mamombe and Cecilia Chimbiri have rejected production as evidence of video footage by the police in a case they are accused of faking abduction. The two are accused of publishing falsehoods after allegedly faking their abduction in a bid to soil the state’s image.

Panic as Chinhoyi municipality bans use of farm bricks

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent   JUNE 30 officially marks the date outlawing the use of farm bricks in property construction following their ban by Chinhoyi Municipality last year. Council had given residents a six-months grace period to complete structures constructed using the type of bricks. Farm bricks, besides their inferior quality compared to concrete

Council refuses private investigation in bid to recover US$180,000 lost to a bogus firm

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent CITY of Masvingo is reportedly not taking the private investigation route and is making an application to the Registrar of Deeds office in another desperate attempt to recover money paid to a bogus Harare company. The company had promised to deliver bitumen and reversible plate compactors at the Town House

CARE Zim US$845 k Covid-19 resilience projects impact communities

By Alois Vinga CARE International in Zimbabwe’s around US$845,000 Covid19 resilience projects are set to leave lasting impressions, with beneficiaries testifying that they have received lifelong knowledge which will catapult them into entrepreneurs. Dubbed Urban Food Security and Resilience Building Project (UFSRBP), the endeavor was birthed out of the realisation of rising hunger and poverty

SA night club tragedy: Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

By News24.com Sources close to the probe into the death of teenagers at a tavern in East London say they may have died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Preliminary autopsy results are expected to be announced later this week. The Eastern Cape health department says it treated and discharged 16 survivors. SOUTH AFRICA: Carbon monoxide

Ghana police fire tear gas to disperse protest over living costs

By AFP Ghana police fired tear gas and arrested more than two dozen protesters in the capital Accra on Tuesday after a demonstration over soaring living costs turned violent. The West African nation, reeling from a pandemic-spurred economic slump and hammered by the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine, has seen inflation surge to more

Rwandans fear leaving their homes in Congo as anger grows over rebel attacks

By Reuters Life in Kinshasa was going well for Zawadi, a mother of two from Rwanda, until faraway fighting stoked Congolese anger against her country. Videos of men with machetes prowling the city streets in search of Rwandans surfaced on social media along with anti-Rwandan images and slogans. The trouble started in May, when the M23

Zimbabwe’s drought-hit farmers fear hunger after poor maize harvest

By Busani Bafana for Thomson Reuters Foundation BUBI: Standing next to her traditional wooden maize store in western Zimbabwe, farmer Lindiwe Ncube gestures towards the empty compartments that spell trouble for her family’s future. Last June, all five were stacked with sizeable maize cobs ready to sell. This year, only of them is just about

Meet the high school activists fighting climate change in Zimbabwe

Bertha Wangari, EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation “We are climate activists!” “We are ready to fight disasters! We are ready to save lives!” The shouts echo throughout the hall at Biriiri high school in Chimanimani district, Manicaland, eastern Zimbabwe. It is the rallying call of the school’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) club, funded