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Relief as South Africa okays 180k permits for Zimbabweans

GroundUp Over 180,000 Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa have applied for official documentation to allow them to stay, work, study and conduct businesses legally in the country, the department of home affairs said on Thursday. “The Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce that it has completed the adjudication and printing of 178,172

Doctors groups claims state media bullying over August 1 killings report

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has threatened to reveal more damaging detail linking the country’s army to civilian shootings in Harare August 1 which resulted in the death of six. This followed claims by the group that the State owned Herald newspaper was trying to discredit the independent

Govt law denies pay to women falling pregnant less than a year into job

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’S working women who fall pregnant less than a year into their employment are not entitled to the mandatory 98 days of one going for maternity leave on full salary. This was said by Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi while responding to questions by Senators in the Upper House on Thursday. “Firstly, the

Building a new Zimbabwe: Flagship report by AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a flagship economic report on Zimbabwe, titled: “Building a new Zimbabwe: Targeted policies for growth and job creation” which aims to support renewal and transformation of the country. Prepared by the Bank Group’s Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Vice-Presidency, the report was presented in a plenary meeting by

Cattle rustlers caged 9 years each for stocktheft

By Staff Reporter Nyanga: Three Nyanga cattle rustlers were each slapped with nine year jail sentences by a local magistrates who found them guilty of stealing two oxen. This was after the trio, Christopher Dzimano of Gondokondo village in Nyanga, Konai Nyagombo of Gowera village in Mutoko and Tendai Nyambondo of Chifamba village under chief

John Masuku

Ex-ZBC top manager appointed violence inquiry commission’s spokesperson

By Staff Reporter VETERAN broadcaster and former ZBC Radio Services general manager, John Masuku has been appointed spokesperson of the Kgalema Motlanthe chaired Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 political disturbances in Harare. Masuku, who now heads an Internet based multi-media entity that promotes access to information, landed the job after he came out

INDIA: Zimbabwean woman nabbed with 15kgs of narcotics

By Agencies A ZIMBABWEAN woman was arrested in India Wednesday night after being found with a narcotic substance. The woman, identified as 45-year-old Norest Gwatidzo, was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi by agents from India’s Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). According to CISF officials, surveillance and intelligence staff noticed the woman

PRETORIA legalises Zimbabweans living, working and studying in SA

By TimesLive Over  180,000 Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa have applied for official documentation to allow them to stay, work, study and conduct businesses legally in the country, the department of home affairs said on Thursday. “The Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce that it has completed the adjudication and printing of

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

A year after Mugabe, hopes for a new Zimbabwe still low

Aljazeera A year since a trio of army generals held former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe under house arrest as part of a 10-day military operation that enabled his protege, Emmerson Mnangagwa, to take power, there are mixed feelings as to how different the proclaimed “new dispensation” is from Mugabe’s autocracy. In an unprecedented show of

Man gets 12 years for beheading wife caught having bush sex with nephew

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Hwange: An Inyathi man in Matabeleland North who beheaded his wife when he caught her having sex in the bush with his nephew was on Wednesday jailed 12 years after the courts found him guilty for culpable homicide. David Chaloma (31) of Village 11 in Goodwood in Siganda had tried to

Sex workers using pieces of cloth as condoms

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A group of sex workers in Chivhu are putting their lives at risk by inserting pieces of cloth inside their private parts when having unprotected sex. The unorthodox practice was to avoid unwanted pregnancies as well as get protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This came out during a recent cervical cancer

Man dies soon after beating up own kids for stopping him from taking poison

By Mashonaland East Correspondent Mudzi: A 50-year-old man recently took poison and died, moments after wrestling and beating up his two minor children who were trying to stop him from taking the toxic liquid. Police in Mashonaland East have since confirmed the death of Joel Kofi of Chambaruka Village in Mudzi through consuming an unknown

Priscilla Chigumba

Chigumba admits poll demo fright, deplores army use of live ammunition

By Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) chair, Priscilla Chigumba has admitted having been frightened by hordes of protesters who were baying for her blood during the August 1 post-election violence in Harare but maintains security forces should have used live ammunition “as a last resort”. She was giving oral evidence Tuesday before the Commission

Wisdom Mkhwananzi

Court frees Mnangagwa Gukurahundi accuser

By Staff Reporter A Bulawayo court has freed a Mthwakazi Republic Party activist who last month claimed President Emmerson Mnangagwa was responsible for the killing of his parents during the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres by the military. Wisdom Mkhwananzi was being accused of undermining the President’s authority after he boldly pointed at Mnangagwa’s portrait while making