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Migration in Southern Africa has resulted in bouts of xenophobia especially in South Africa

Namibia raises concern over influx of illegal Zim immigrants

By Staff Reporter LEGISLATORS in Namibia have raised concern over what they find to be an influx of illegal immigrants fleeing Zimbabwe for greener pastures in their country and have called for a quick intervention to halt the exodus. The Nambian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security recently visited Omaheke and Kharas

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols

US condemns London attack on SB Moyo

By Anna Chibamu THE attack on Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo by a group of angry Zimbabweans in London last week is a symptom of the kind of society that Zimbabwe has descended into, US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said. Nichols, in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of a gender based

A stay-away called by the ZCTU in January turned into anarchy

Bulawayo’s ‘MDC seven’ accused of violence acquitted

By Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo Magistrate last week acquitted seven suspected MDC activists accused of burning three cars belonging to former Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial women’s league chairperson Eve Bitu during the violent January protests. The seven people were also accused of damaging Bitu’s house. Magistrate Tinashe Tashaya acquitted Marshal Mpofu (37) Esther Mbewe (53),

Farm workers are suffering more abuses now than they did under white farmers

Union: Plight of farm workers under black employers worse

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE plight of farm workers in Zimbabwe has worsened since the onset of the land reform programme than it was before, a labour union has said. According to the Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers Union of Zimbabwe (PAAIWUZ)’s national organising secretary Phillip Mafundu, former white commercial farmers treated workers better than

The MDC has controlled Harare and most other local authorities in the country since the turn of the century

Chamisa to hunt down corrupt councillors

By Staff Reporter MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has ordered a national lifestyle audit of his party’s local authority representatives in a bid to weed out corruption. Chamisa revealed this while addressing supporters at Masvingo’s Mucheke Stadium, Sunday arguing it has been difficult to point fingers at the ruling Zanu PF party without looking internally at

Zanu PF national commissar Victor Matemadanda

Zanu PF in Lupane East vote buying storm

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF party has been sucked into a vote buying storm, after a letter in which Health Minister Obadiah Moyo agreed to restock clinics in Lupane East constituency ahead of a by-election was leaked. Moyo was responding to a request by the ruling party’s national commissar and Zimbabwe National

Makokoba is Bulawayo's oldest township

Let the rich pay Bills – Makokoba residents

By Leopold Munhende recently in Bulawayo SOME residents of Bulawayo’s oldest suburb, Makokoba have challenged council and power utility ZESA to first force top officials within government to settle their private rate arrears running into millions before targeting “small debts”. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, residents expressed worry that the current power and water crises being faced

The City of Bulawayo has been rocked by infighting between Councillors and the Town Clerk

Byo Deputy Mayor, Councillor in court for assaulting Town Clerk

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE drama around the still-borne suspension of Bulawayo Town Clerk, Christopher Dube is slowly turning into a soap-opera after Deputy Mayor, Tinashe Kambarami and ward four Councillor Silas Chigora appeared in court on Saturday facing charges of assault. Kambarami and Chigora are accused of assaulting Dube while serving him with a letter

MDC Harare Central MP, Murisi Zwizwai kneels before party leader Nelson Chamisa

‘MDC members like minority groups sidelined in Zim’

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT continues to sideline members of the opposition MDC just as it does to minority ethnic groups in its programmes including social safety nets, a legislator has claimed. MDC Harare Central MP, Murisi Zwizwai demanded that his party members should be allowed to sit in committees that allocate resources especially in development

Used as anti-demo storm-troopers Zimbabwe's police officers are living in squalid conditions

Police officers living under disgusting conditions at Bulawayo’s Ross Camp

By Staff Reporter OFFICERS at Zimbabwe’s largest police camp, Ross Camp in Bulawayo are living in fear of a health disaster due to a broken-down sewer reticulation system that has resulted in free-flowing sewerage all over the place. Some of the toilets that have since broken down were built in the Rhodesian era. Police officers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for more investments in health to reduce maternal mortality

Hopley: Turns into conveyor belt for child prostitutes and teenage mothers

By Idah Mhetu TEENAGE pregnancies have turned into a scourge in the run-down settlement of Hopley on Harare’s southern fringes, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said last week. Ncube told President Emmerson Mnangagwa, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) officials and residents gathered for the commemorations of World Population Day that some 21% of teenagers in the

Solar irrigation is the new innovation as Zimbabweans seek ways of dealing with persistent droughts

Solar powers Zim’s new green fields

By Forbes SOLAR power for watering crops isn’t just a pipe dream. In Mashaba, a Zimbabwean village near the town of Gwanda, renewable energy is helping to pump underground water to fields whose farmers previously relied on inconsistent rainfall, or on irrigation using (expensive and hard-to-locate) diesel. In 2016, the NGO Practical Action began a

File Pic: President Emmerson Mnangagwa at Johanne Marange shrine last year

Mnangagwa pays tribute to apostolic sect for poll victory

By Manicaland Correspondent PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, Saturday paid tribute to members of the Johanne Marange Apostolic church for helping him win last year’s elections promising financial aid to the ultra-conservative group. Exactly a year after he visited sect leader Noah Taguta’s shrine at Mafararikwa in Marange, west of the eastern border city of Mutare, Mnangagwa

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Fuel prices up again

By Idah Mhetu THE price of petrol went up by $0.84 cents, Saturday a few days after Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube indicated he would be comfortable with an increase that will bring the precious liquid’s value per litre at par with US$. It is the fourth increase inside six months with the first being a