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Chief Ndiweni solidarity demo in Bulawayo

Bulawayo Correspondent PUBLIC solidarity with Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni continued Friday with a group of Bulawayo residents congregating at the statue of iconic ex-State Vice President Joshua Nkomo to show support for the defiant traditional leader. Chief Ndiweni torched a storm recently when he said the West and the US should maintain their sanctions on

Facebook bans “inauthentic” accounts targeting Africa

BBC Facebook has removed hundreds of social media accounts and banned an Israeli firm due to “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” mainly targeting Africa. The fake accounts often posted on political news, including on elections in various countries, the firm said. Facebook has faced rising criticism for failing to stamp out misinformation on its platform. It launched

Boeing says 737 MAX software update is complete

AFP Boeing said Thursday that it completed its software update on the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes resulted in a global grounding of the aircraft. The proposed fix, which addresses a problem with a flight handling system thought to be a factor in both crashes, must now win approval from US and international regulators

French doctor charged with poisoning 17 patients

BBC A criminal investigation has been launched against a French doctor over the poisoning of 17 people in France. Frédéric Péchier, an anaesthesiologist, has already been investigated for seven other cases of poisoning, in total leading to nine deaths. Prosecutors allege he deliberately tampered with his colleagues’ anaesthesia pouches to create an emergency and show

Same-sex marriage

Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions

BBC Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. In 2017, the island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry. Parliament was given a two-year deadline and was required to pass the changes by 24 May. Lawmakers debated three different bills

Images: Matapi flats still a long way to go to hygiene

By Idah Mhetu DESPITE the much-vaunted renovation of a few flats in Matapi Harare at the behest of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the situation is yet to improve for residents of the crowded residential facilities many of who resort to using the banks of the nearby Mukuvisi River to relieve themselves. A visit to the place

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi (right) with Public Service Minister Sekai Nzenza

Prosecutors stage protest over PG Hodzi ‘interference’

By Mary Taruvinga PUBLIC prosecutors seconded to the High Court in Harare, Thursday briefly went on strike, in protest over what close sources said was what they believe is “harassment” by Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi. Insiders told NewZimbabwe.com that the prosecutors had downed tools following the arrest of Tapiwa Kasema, the second such arrest following

Zimra embarks on roadshows to promote tax compliance

By Staff Reporter Mutare: THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has embarked on massive nationwide outreach programme meant to close information gap existing in the country in terms of taxation. This was revealed by Zimra Chief Corporate Communications Officer Inzwirashe Muwonwa in an interview with NewZimbabwe.com in the eastern border city this past week. “We are

Nelson Chamisa was accused of manipulating nomination processes

MDC congress dissenter in dramatic u-turn, MP vows Chamisa loyalty

Bulawayo Correspondent AN MDC legislator who led a protest by party followers to register discontent on the party’s controversial handling of recent nomination processes in Bulawayo, has made a dramatic u-turn on his stance, declaring his allegiance to party leader Nelson Chamisa. Phelela Masuku, party MP for Nketa, lost the race for party provincial chair

Pashor Sibanda at the press briefing

Bulawayo: MDC youths blast ‘Gukurahundi’ style attack on Chief Ndiweni

Bulawayo Correspondent THE MDC Alliance Bulawayo provincial youth league has strongly condemned this week’s attack on Ntabazinduna Chief, Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni by suspected Zanu PF youths. The outspoken traditional leader was on Wednesday physically attacked in Bulawayo’s CBD in full view of the public. Reports said his attackers also tried to seize his car but failed

Ex-Zanu PF councillor jailed for storming police post, assaulting cops

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: A former Marondera Town councillor has been convicted and sentenced to one year in prison for storming a police post and assaulting police officers in the tiny farming town. The former Ward 9 councillor, Paul Masikati was facing charges of storming a police post in Cherutombo suburb before demanding that

Zimbabwe’s white farmers: Who will pay compensation?

BBC In Zimbabwe, thousands of white farmers were forced from their farms, sometimes violently, between 2000 and 2001 under a government programme of land reform. The seizures were blamed for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy, and ruined relations with the West. A new plan to compensate the farmers could restore donor confidence but it has divided the

The protest movement is demanding a civilian-led transition, which the generals have steadfastly resisted since bowing to their demands and toppling longtime autocrat Bashir

Sudan army ruler suspends civil rule talks

AFP Sudan’s military rulers on Thursday suspended crucial talks with protesters on installing civilian rule, insisting more time was needed to finalise the deal as Khartoum’s security situation deteriorated. On Wednesday army generals and protest leaders were expected to decide on the make-up of a new body to govern Sudan for three years, the thorniest

Nine trapped in Shanghai building collapse

AFP Nine people were trapped after an automotive dealership building collapsed in Shanghai Thursday as it was undergoing renovation, but rescue personnel managed to pull 11 others to safety, Chinese authorities said. The accident occurred around 11:30 am (0330 GMT) in an area of central Shanghai, the fire rescue bureau of China’s Ministry of Emergency

Zengeza West MP Job Sikhala

Parly drama as opposition MPs clamour for Mthuli Ncube

Anna Chibamu THERE was drama in parliament Wednesday as MDC MPs shouted down Ministers Obadiah Moyo and Ziyambi Ziyambi, preventing them from taking slots within house processes while demanding Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to make a ministerial statement on the state of the country’s economy. Health Minister Moyo was set to present his own ministerial

Ignatius Chombo

Top prosecutor in trouble over Chombo passport

By Mary Taruvinga A court prosecutor stationed at National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is in trouble after he released the passport of former cabinet minister, Ignatius Chombo who is facing several graft charges. Tapiwa Kasema Wednesday appeared before Harare magistrate Vongai Guuriro Muchuchuti who released him on RTGS $150 bail with the State’s consent. Kasema was