Ministers Monica Mutsvangwa (left) and Joel Biggie Matiza flank VP Chiwenga while getting a feel of the plane

IN PICTURES: Zimbabwe receives B777 Aircraft from Malaysia

By Idah Mhetu ACTING President Constantino Chiwenga on Monday presided over the delivery of a Malaysian Boeing 777, the first of the two acquired for troubled national carrier Air Zimbabwe, at an event held at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. The event was attended by Transport Minister Biggie Matiza, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa and other

Zimra official restless after being linked to ritual murder by jailed relative

By Mary Taruvinga A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) officer Anastasia Rwafa is restless after she was implicated by her nephew who is serving a 60-year jail term for murdering his brother, friend and girlfriend in ritual killings. Her nephew, Brian Mupaiki from Chivhu, 30, is serving 60 years after he was convicted in 2018 for

NPRC chairperson Selo Nare

NPRC receives vehicle, equipment donation by Swiss embassy

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SWISS Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Niculin Jäger, has handed over a vehicle, GPS equipment, video-recording camera and human resources support to the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC). The donation was received by NPRC chairperson, Retired Justice Selo Nare at a recent Harare ceremony. The materials and human resources support will contribute to

President Emmerson Mnangagwa with Information deputy minister Energy Mutodi

MDC councillors uproar over prioritisation of road to Mnangagwa farm

By Staff Reporter MDC councillors in Zibagwe Rural District Council Friday walked out of a full council meeting following heated exchanges with their Zanu PF counterparts over council’s prioritisation of a road leading to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s farm. Things came to a head when one of the Zanu PF councillors labelled the opposition councillors as

Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni

Bulawayo to decommission another dam

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Bulawayo City Council is set to decommission another dam in the next three weeks if the city fails to get significant rains within the same period. Bulawayo has already decommissioned two of its main water supply dams, Umzingwane and Upper Ncema. Six major dams supply the city with water. The other

Bulawayo Council To Fill 368 Posts, Allocate 3 000 Housing Stands

By Mbekezeli Ncube THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has been given the green light by the Ministry of Local Government to fill up key 368 vacant positions to help in improving service delivery. The council will also allocate 3 000 housing stands to home-seekers on its waiting list while the iconic Barbourfields Stadium is set

Man Told Not To Divorce, Plunges To Death From Mountain Top

By Manicaland Correspondent MUTASA: A 42 year-old man crushed to death after falling from the top of a 30 metre mountain when he was advised against divorcing his wife. Manicaland province police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident that happened in Rori village, Ruda under Chief Mutasa in Honde Valley. He said a suicide

Chalton Hwende

MDC Accused Of Duping Ex-Employees

By Robert Tapfumaneyi SIX former employees, demanding terminal benefits for unfair dismissal, have accused the MDC-led by Nelson Chamisa of duping them into signing an out of court settlement which then saw the party abandon its commitments. Last year, the former workers were awarded a total of $250 000 at the High Court for unfair

Two Cops In Court For Illegally Clearing Stolen Cattle

By Masvingo Correspondent TWO police officers station in Gutu have appeared in court facing criminal abuse of office charges after they cleared stolen cattle without following procedure. Vincent Tinarwo, 32, and Rodery Makuro, 27, pleaded not guilty to the the charges when they appeared before Gutu magistrate Victor Mahamadi. They were remanded out of custody on free

Anti-riot police stand guard outside MDC HQ as other police officers conduct a search inside the building

In Pictures: Police Searching For Machetes At MDC HQ

By Idah Mhetu LAST Friday afternoon, police served MDC with a search warrant to look for machetes and other subversive material they believed was stocked at the party headquarters, Harvest House, now known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House. According to the search warrant, the MDC was suspected of piling up arms in preparation of committing

One of the houses destroyed by floods in Hwange on Saturday

Property Destroyed, Chickens Swept Away As Floods Hit Hwange

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: Residents here were left counting their loses after their property was destroyed by a rain storm which also swept away their chickens and other domestic animals. The residents were unhappy that council could not immediately offer any assistance as local councillors and senior management were living in luxury at the

Obert Gutu

Gutu’s Exit ‘Good Riddance’ – MDC-T Youths

By Bulawayo Correspondent YOUTHS in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T have described as “good riddance”, the announcement made Saturday by Obert Gutu that he was resigning as the Vice President of the party with immediate effect. MDC–T national youth spokesperson, Alfred Dzirutwe also claimed that Gutu was now a member of Zanu PF and had since

Anthrax Outbreak: 64 Hospitalised, 47 Cattle Dead in Gutu, Bikita

By Tonderai Saharo  Masvingo: At least 64 people have been hospitalised in Bikita and Gutu after eating anthrax contaminated meat with 47 cattle dying from the outbreak while government has also moved in to vaccinate 22 000 herd of cattle. The outbreak continues to cause untold suffering among communities in the affected two neighbouring districts

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Hookers Bash Soldier For Non-Payment Of Service

By Tonderai Saharo A MEMBER of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) who was in the habit of engaging commercial sex workers and fleeing without paying for services was left nursing injuries after two women teamed up and gave him a thorough beating recently. One of the ladies has since appeared in court facing assault charges

Live Streaming Court Trials Will Bring Transparency – Lawyers

By Thandiwe Garusa THE Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has welcomed the Judiciary’s pledges to live-stream court proceedings in cases of public interest, saying this brings transparency and also allows ordinary citizens to understand how the law works. Last Monday, during the official opening of the 2020 Legal Year, Chief Justice Luke Malaba announced that

Ranger Arrested For Possessing Poaching Ammunition

Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS: Police here have arrested a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) ranger on suspicion of poaching after he was found with three rifles and wire snares hidden in his house. Munashe Marumisa, 32, was arrested at his compound at the Zimparks’ Katombora camp after police searched the house following

Econet Set To Increase Tariffs

By Alois Vinga TELECOMMS giant, Econet Wireless is in talks with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) for a possible tariff increase prompted by the continuing devaluation of the local currency. In a statement released this week, Econet said the current inflationary environment continues to erode tariffs effected two months ago. Econet

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi

Super Rich Ex-Zimra Employee Challenges Wealth Seizure

By Mary Taruvinga A SUPER rich former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) worker who was arrested after an audit unearthed that his expensive lifestyle did not match his wages, has challenged prosecution after Prosecutor General (PG) failed to set a trial date. Kennedy Nyatoti is arguing that PG Kumbirai Hodzi has failed to prosecute him with time limits

Telecel Dismisses Verge Of Collapse Claims

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOVERNMENT owned mobile network operator, Telecel Zimbabwe, has dismissed claims it was on the brink of collapse but confirmed facing operational challenges due to a collapsing national economy. Telecel Zimbabwe is the country’s third largest mobile network operator. This week, the Communication and Allied Services Workers Union of Zimbabwe (CASWUZ) wrote to

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Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.  Asima was charged with public violence but walked out court a free man after he made an