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IN PICTURES: David ‘Yogi’ Mandigora Burial

By Thandiwe Garusa DYNAMOS soccer legend David Mandigora, affectionately known as Yogi, who died last weekend was laid to rest at Glen Forest cemetery in Harare. He was 64. Scores of former soccer greats at the burial included George Shaya, Brenna Msiska, Henry Chari, Angirai Chapo, Edward Sadomba, Sunday Chidzambwa, Stewart Murisa, Alois Bunjira, Norman

High Cost Of Zimbabwe’s Cheap Solar Gear

China Dialogue Agnes Mandishora, 35, was excited about the Chinese solar equipment she’d bought in a Harare shop. She even joked about uprooting her home’s conventional electricity cables and relying entirely on solar-powered lights. But to her dismay she soon found the lamps and batteries to be “defective and impossible to return”. As with many

Gukurahundi Victims In Midlands Need Chance To Seek Redress – Fuzwayo

By Staff Reporter IBHETSHU Likazulu Secretary-General, Mbuso Fuzwayo says people from Midlands, particularly victims of the Gukurahundi massacres, should be afforded an opportunity to speak about the atrocities and bring closure, some 35 years after the disturbances ended. Gukurahundi upheavals happened in the early 1980s when a ruthless Zimbabwe military unit killed over 20 000

Chinhoyi Losing 62% Treated Water Through Vandalism

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent CHINHOYI, which is perennially facing acute water shortages, is reportedly losing an estimated 62,5% of treated water due to obsolete infrastructure and vandalism by some residents. Currently, the Mashonaland West provincial capital treats 24 megalitres of water daily against an optimum of 30 megalitres. The quantification of water leakages

Only Four Funeral Assurers Capitalised – IPEC

By Alois Vinga ONLY four funeral assurers in Zimbabwe are meeting the prescribed capitalisation thresholds, the Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC) Funeral Assurance Report for the first quarter of 2021 shows. The insurance regulator reported that as of 31 March 2021, four were compliant with the regulatory minimum capital requirement of $62.50 million as prescribed

Grobbelaar meeting players at the Team Zimbabwe UK tournament last week

Bruce Grobbelaar Anoints Zim Diaspora Football Development Programme

From Chipo Sabeta in ENGLAND FORMER Warriors and Liverpool goal-minder Bruce Grobbelaar has Zimbabwean football at heart. This follows his timely ”marriage” with Team Zimbabwe UK aimed at supporting the Zimbabwe Diaspora Football Development Programme. Under the new programme, the 65-year-old is expected to play a pivotal role in convincing some UK-born players who Team

Fire Guts Bulawayo Police Block Of Flats

By Bulawayo Correspondent THREE apartments at a police-owned residential flat in Bulawayo’s city centre Friday lost household property worth thousands of dollars when a fire broke out at the premises. The building is also the district headquarters (DHQ) for the Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Bulawayo West. No-one was injured during the incident which is suspected to

Golden Valley Workers Protest Over ‘Discriminatory’ Body Scan 

By Staff Reporter  WORKERS at Golden Valley Mine in Kadoma Wednesday staged a protest accusing its management of deploying security to use “discriminatory” full body scan on junior workers as they fear it will cause health challenges. The Australian-owned mine is involved in gold mining. However, Justice Chinhema, a representative of the Zimbabwe Diamond and

Heartless Mom (36) Kills Daughter To Save Marriage

By Staff Reporter A CHIPINGE woman has been by the police after she connived with her boyfriend to kill her daughter to save their relationship, which was now on the rocks. Violet Chabvukwa (36) of Charurwa village under Chief Mutema was arrested together with her boyfriend Langton Sithole (30) whom she connived with to commit

Monica Maposa carries donated food, sanitation supplies she received during a distribution at Murewa Centre UMC

United Methodist Assist 200 Vulnerable Rural Families With Food Donations

UM News COVID-19 lockdowns robbed many Zimbabweans of basic necessities for survival, with food topping the list. In response, United Methodist Women, The Nyadire Connection, and the Harare East District reached out to 800 vulnerable families with food donations and other relief. United Methodist Women gave an $8,000 grant to assist 200 of the most

Hwange Villagers Work On Restoring Wetlands

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Kasibo community in Hwange has taken a leading role in restoring wetlands in the area that used to be one of their main sources of livelihoods, but had dried up for years due to uncontrolled cultivation and livestock overgrazing. A weir, that was fed by the wetland, had also dried

Quelea Birds Wreak Havoc In Mat North

By Bulawayo Correspondent QUELEA birds are wreaking havoc in Nyamandlovu and Bubi commercial farming areas in Matabeleland North where they are feasting on ripe small grains such as sorghum. Some farmers are now spending the entire day clanging metal objects and shouting at top of their voices in a desperate bid to save their crop from the tiny marauding birds.

International Community Let Zimbabweans Down In 2018

Daily Maverick PRESIDENT details the rigged 2018 Zimbabwean elections from within the campaign of Nelson Chamisa, the president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The film follows the build-up to the elections, the corruption involved in the electoral process itself, and the disappointing aftermath of Zanu PF’s stolen victory. In 2014 Nielsson had released

Death Of Top Chinhoyi Businessman Jolts Residents To Comply With Covid Rules 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent AS THE danger posed by Covid-19 lurks in Makonde district which has been put under a renewed strict lockdown, Chinhoyi residents have heightened vigilance against the lethal disease. This follows news of the sad passing on due to coronavirus of prominent businessman Jimmy Mxegi Friday. A snap survey conducted

Julian Hill

WATCH: Aussie MP Hails Zim’s Covid Vaccination Campaign

By Leopold Munhende AN AUSTRALIAN MP Julian Hill has blasted his Prime Minister Scott Morrison for poor handling of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, indicating “Zimbabwe is doing better.” Speaking in Australia’s House of Representatives this week, Hill laid into Morrison over statements he made to appease restless citizens saying the inoculation programme was not a race

Father Emmanuel Ribeiro

Father Ribeiro Declared National Hero

By Thandiwe Garusa GALLANT Roman Catholic cleric, Father Emmanuel Ribeiro, was Friday declared a national hero. He was 86. He died at St Anne’s Hospital in Harare Thursday morning after a short illness. The announcement of Fr Ribeiro’s national hero status was made by Defence Oppah Muchinguri who was in the company of Zanu PF

Kenneth Kaunda

ED Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Kenneth Kaunda

By Paidashe Mandivengerei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared three days of national mourning in memory of the late Zambian founding president, Kenneth Kaunda starting today (Friday) until Sunday. This comes after Zambian president, Edgar Lungu also declared a 21-day mourning period in the neighbouring country. Kaunda died Thursday at Maina Soko Medical Centre, Lusaka where

Kenneth Kaunda

Zapu Mourns Kenneth Kaunda

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZIMBABWE’S opposition, Zapu has joined Zambian people in mourning the neighbouring country’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda following his death Thursday. Kaunda, who was popularly known as ‘KK’, died at Maina Soko Medical Centre in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia. Zambian incumbent President Edgar Lungu has declared 21 days of

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Diaspora Fatherhood, Challenges Unpacked 

By Leopold Munhende IT IS Fathers’ Day this Sunday, 20 June. Fatherhood is not only a blessing and a full-time assignment that transcends time but an eternal calling. Are the diaspora fathers living up to the challenge or are they caught in a conundrum of socio-dynamics eroding the ‘head of the house’ power-base? Is traditional