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Former Deputy Home Affairs Minister and Zanu PF official Obedingwa Mguni has died

Former Deputy Home Affairs Minister Mguni dies

By Staff Reporter FORMER Deputy Home Affairs Minister Obedingwa Mguni reportedly collapsed and died late Tuesday. Mguni a senior Zanu PF official in Matabeleland South. Mguni was also currently serving as Zanu PF deputy Chief Whip in Parliament. While officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were not immediately available for comment, New Zimbabwe.com sources

Zimbabwe's health institutions have turned into death traps

Nurses threaten a two day working week

By Robert Tapfumaneyi NURSES at all State health institutions have threatened to begin reporting for duty only twice a week arguing they cannot afford transport fares anymore. The decision comes after the Health Services Board (HSB) allegedly failed to address nurses’ grievances around remuneration, according to union leaders. Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) secretary general Enoch

Margareth Mukahanana-Sangarwe

Govt disregards Constitution’s requirement for gender balance

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has rebuffed recommendations from the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) to take note of Constitutional provisions in the appointment of senior officials, it has emerged. While commending government for its commitment to achieving gender equality by ratifying a number of gender-related international, regional and local protocols, the ZGC, in its

MDC national chairperson Thabita Khumalo

Nine vie for Lupane-East seat

By Bulawayo Correspondent NINE candidates on Friday successfully filed their nomination papers for the Lupane East National Assembly by-election which will be held on 3 August. The seat fell vacant following the death of Zanu PF MP, Sithembile Gumbo in April this year. The Nomination Court sat at Western Commonage Magistrates Courts in Bulawayo and

President Emmerson Mnangagwa's anti-corruption crusade may have to look to his home town for a saviour

Mnangagwa tormentor applies to be President’s corruption storm-trooper

By Staff Reporter SINCE taking power on the back of a military coup in November 2017, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cemented public perceptions of an enigma, attracting ridicule, scorn and admiration in almost equal measure. Mnangagwa’s campaign ahead of last year’s elections was anchored on a pledge to fight corruption, resuscitate the economy, widen the

MDC youth assembly chairperson Obey Sithole

MDC: From protector to perpetrator – ED government unrelenting on violation of child rights

By Anna Chibamu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has turned rogue and instead of protecting children is at the forefront of violating them, the opposition MDC’s youth assembly said Sunday. In a statement to mark the Day of the African Child, the MDC youth assembly painted a bleak picture of the environment in which Zimbabwean children

APA leader Nkosana Moyo

Political parties deny begging ED to re-join dialogue

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa may have lied when he claimed he had received requests from “some” of the parties that walked out on his Political Actors Dialogue early this year citing lack of commitment and transparency. Mnangagwa told a POLAD meeting late last week that some of those that initially walked away have

Shurugwi female gold panners paying for sex

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OFFICIAL HIV/AIDS interventions need not target male gold artisanal miners alone because their female counterparts can also turn into “sex predators”, the National Aids Council has heard. During a tour of the Midlands’s artisanal mining flashpoints including the small town of Shurugwi, officials were told the fight against AIDS need to be

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa says President Mnangagwa's comments have killed hope of dialogue

Hope of dialogue dead after ED Friday gaffe – Chamisa

By Anna Chibamu MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will not join President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD) just to massage the Zanu PF frontman’s ego. Reacting to Mnangagwa’s comments made in an interview with State radio on Friday, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda did not mince his words. “Mnangagwa’s actions are not nationalistic. He does not

Environment and Tourism Minister Priscah Mupfumira

Tourism ministry to come up with a policy on human and wildlife

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT plans to craft a policy to regulate and find a solution to growing animal-human conflict in the country’s wildlife sanctuaries that border in particular rural communities. Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister, Priscah Mupfumira, told Parliament Wednesday during the question and answer session that Zimbabwe will this month host a joint

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will be dancing all the way to the bank after receiving funding from President Emmerson Mnangaga's government

Mnangagwa, Chamisa share $12 million 2018 election spoils

By Leopold Munhende POLITICAL foes, Zanu PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his MDC counterpart will share the RTGS$12 million for their performance in last year’s general elections. The money is set aside by government under the Political Parties Finance Act after every general election. According to a general notice published by Justice Minister Ziyambi

Insert: Bulawayo Mayor Solomon Mguni

Crisis as Bulawayo de-commissions Upper Ncema Dam

By Bulawayo Correspondent AS the water situation across the country’s major cities continues to worsen, the Bulawayo City Council has been forced to decommission one of its major sources of the precious liquid the Upper Ncema Dam. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, the city’s public relations officer, Bongiwe Ngwenya said the water levels in the

Mbanje smuggler in court

Fugitive drug smuggler nabbed after trying to recover impounded vehicle  

By Staff Reporter NYANGA –A suspected Harare drug peddler, who daringly smuggled 25×90 kilogrammes bags of dagga, from Mozambique into the country before escaping a police dragnet has been arrested. Manicaland province deputy police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Luxon Chananda said the suspect Tinashe Tapera recently smuggled dagga from Mozambique using his Nissan Carravan AEU 8376

Zanu PF Buhera South MP and former Harare City Council security detail Joseph Chinotimba wants to be Mayor "to fix" the capital's water woes

Chinotimba wants to be Mayor of Harare

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF Buhera South legislator, Joseph Chinotimba on Wednesday took Parliament staff to task over the state of ablutions that he said had gone for days without water. Chinotimba however, was quick to blame the MDC dominated Harare city council for the problem which he said needed to be addressed even if

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda could not hide his shock at the booing by MDC supporters

Mudenda, Khupe heckled at Vimbai Tsvangirai funeral   

By Leopold Munhende AN angry MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa had to come to the rescued of Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda on Thursday, after party supporters turned the City Sports Centre into a cauldron of heckling, whistling and jeers. Mudenda was conveying Parliament’s condolences at late MP Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java’s last funeral service at