Rwanda starts recruiting Zimbabwean educational personnel

By Xinhua HARARE: The Rwandan government has started recruiting Zimbabwe’s educational personnel, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two countries in December last year. The MoU was signed after Rwandan President Paul Kagame had indicated that his country is willing to recruit Zimbabwean teachers. The recruitment exercise is being carried out jointly

Zimbabwe’s employment returning almost to pre-pandemic level: survey

By Xinhua HARARE: After a severe initial shock, Zimbabwe’s employment has gradually returned almost to the pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels, particularly in urban areas, according to findings of a survey jointly done by the World Bank and Zimbabwe’s national statistics agency, ZIMSTAT. According to findings of the Rapid Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey (PICES) Round

Unidentified men tailing, harassing Mnangagwa challenger, Musengezi 

By Staff Reporter  SYBETH Musengezi, the Zanu PF activist challenging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ascent to party and national leadership, has said he is being tailed and harassed by unidentified people. Musengezi, who spent a week in custody after his arrest on charges he fraudulently acquired Zanu PF membership in 2012, said some of the people were spending

Manicaland braces for major blackout on Sunday 

By Felix Matasva, Manicaland Correspondent  THE greater part of Manicaland Province will Sunday face a day long power outage due to critical maintenance works that will be carried out by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC). In a public notice Tuesday, the power utility announced that most places in Mutare, the resort town of Nyanga and other surrounding areas will spend a

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

GMAZ secures 400k tonnes of maize  

By Alois Vinga THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has secured 400 000 metric tons of white maize from Zambia and Malawi. The move, which comes after government gave private players the greenlight to import the stapple, offset shortages caused by a severe drought that hit the country during the 2021/22 farming season. The

Zanu PF MPs telling CCC counterparts they are fed up with own party 

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF MPs have allegedly been sharing their growing disdain for the party with colleagues in opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), organising secretary Amos Chibaya has claimed. Speaking at the CCC’s thank you rally in Gweru, following resounding by-election wins on March 26, Chibaya said ruling party legislators were part of

A woman waits by her car for clients to buy clothes in central Harare, Friday, July, 18, 2014. [File: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo]

Paying to get paid: Young Zimbabweans trade money, sex for jobs

By Al Jazeera  Experts say a series of monumental economic mistakes led Zimbabwe down a path of acute unemployment, forcing job seekers to engage in unethical recruitment processes. Harare, Zimbabwe – As soon as Norman Chisunga arrived in Harare in February 2019 from his rural home in Murehwa, an hour north, he knew he needed a

Mine workers get over 100% salary increments

By Staff Reporter Mine workers in the country are set to receive an over 100% salary increment Following a successful negotiation with authorities through the Associated Mine Workers Union of Zimbabwe and the Chamber of Mines . The new pay structures according to information from the National Employment Council (NEC) Mining is going to see

ZAPU to honour Dabengwa’s life in poem

By Bulawayo Correspondent The Zimbabwe African People’s Union ( ZAPU) has invited children below the age of 16 to write essays or poems about the life of the party’s late president, Dumiso Dabengwa. Msongelwa Ndlovu, the party’s spokesperson,  said this is being done as part of commemorations to celebrate his life three years after his demise. Dabengwa died in Nairobi, Kenya on May 23 in 2019

GMB boss connives with minister in US$733 390 fraud deal 

By Lisa Nyanhongo GRAIN Marketing Board (GMB) assistant manager at Mushumbi depot was Friday dragged to court answering to US$733 390 fraud. Lovejoy Ngowe (49) appeared before magistrate Yeukai Dzuda, who remanded him in custody to Monday for bail application. The Agriculture deputy minister, Douglas Karoro, is also implicated in the scandal. Karoro was arrested Friday and due to

Chinhoyi announces water disconnection blitz on defaulting residents 

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent  CHINHOYI municipality has given notice to defaulting water consumers that they face the possibility of having supplies cut off to their households. Non-payment of water bills to fund maintenance of water reticulation infrastructure, leaks amounting to 62,5% of treated water, among other reasons, are causing perennial acute water shortages in Chinhoyi. In

Police name Colleen Bawn mine collapse victims

By Mbekezeli Ncube, Bulawayo Correspondent THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has named the seven miners who lost their lives Saturday after hoisting ropes to a cage bringing them up the shaft snapped at Bucks Mine in Collen Bawn, Gwanda, Matabeleland South province. The skip plunged back about 200 metres into the mine, killing them in

A private security employee guards a diamond processing plant in the diamond-rich eastern Marange region on December 14, 2011.

For Displaced Villagers in Zimbabwe, Diamonds Are No Friend

By VOA MUTARE, ZIMBABWE — Zimbabwean villagers displaced more than a decade ago to make way for a joint government and Chinese-run diamond mine are still waiting for promised compensation and proper housing. About 1,200 families were displaced to make way for diamond mining, with diamond companies building houses for them. The houses look decent,

Zanu PF functionaries question Mnangagwa’s pedigree ahead of 2023 general elections

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent SOME Zanu PF functionaries are questioning President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s pedigree to successfully represent the ruling party at next year’s crunch presidential poll. Mnangagwa, whose endorsement as the party’s presidential candidate is set to be reaffirmed at Zanu PF’s congress in October, will square up against a seemingly formidable rival, Citizens

Zambian delegation visits Zimbabwe to appreciate its transport system 

By Sharleen Mohammed ZAMBIA has sent a 10 member delegation to assess how the Zimbabwean government is managing its transport sector working alongside private players. The team of parliamentarians is led by Mubika Mubika and has  paid a courtesy call on Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mundenda, on Monday. Despite the prevalent poor road

Youths confront Chinotimba for denigrating Mnangagwa

By Lisa Nyanhongo THE Zimbabwe Revolutionary and Patriotic Youth Network (ZIRAPAYON) has taken Buhera South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba, head on for calling the President Emmerson Mnangagwa by his surname. Chinotimba accused Mnangagwa of imposing a more literate candidate in his constituency in a video that went viral a few days ago. The youths said the lawmaker was wrong to address the President

Zimbabwe considers quitting CITES over ivory trade ban

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent ZIMBABWE could quit the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) if the institution does not allow it to sell its US$600 million stock of ivory, environment minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. Addressing journalists after Tuesday’s cabinet sitting, Ndlovu said the move was being

BULAWAYO: Ndiweni welcomes naming of streets after Chiefs 

By Mbekezeli Ncube  EXILED Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, has welcomed a decision by Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to name streets in some of its suburbs after Ndebele chiefs, totems and surnames.  Chief Ndiweni, whose father Chief Khayisa is also set to have a street named after him, described the move as humbling.  The announcement was made by town clerk

Government pleas for EU support in once-off ivory sale fall on deaf ears

By Thandiwe Garusa GOVERNMENT’s passionate plea for the European Union’s (EU) corporations in its lobby for the removal of trade ban in wildlife products has fallen on deaf ears after the EU maintained it will only cooperate with existing international laws. EU ambassadors, represented by Niculin Jager of Switzerland at a tour of ivory stockpile, said the prohibition

Mass protests over poor governance looms 

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) are planning on massive street protests against the Emmerson Mnangagwa led government as the economic crisis worsens, this publication has learnt. The chairperson of Zimbabwe civic society organisations mother body, Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Peter Mutasa, said arrangements are on course. This time, they are planning