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Health concerns raised as Chitungwiza borehole water tests positive for E. coli

By Anna Chibamu A Community group has raised the red flag on Chitungwiza residents at a risk of contracting diseases after some borehole water in the dormitory town has reportedly tested positive for E. coli. According to the director of Community Water Alliance, Hardlife Mudzingwa, one such borehole is the one at a local creche

Three year jailed January protester still claims innocent

By Staff Reporter A rural Madziwa woman, jailed recently for taking part in the January protests, has adamantly claimed she was never part of the violent skirmishes while insisting her arrest and incarceration was a typical case of wrongful identify. Auxiliary Antanasi (21) who is serving time for public violence, told NewZimbabwe.com at Chikurubi Female

New Maintenance Peace and Order Bill scorned for replicating POSA

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT has been accused of only making a few minor changes to the proposed Maintenance Peace and Order Bill to replace the “toxic” Public Order and Security Act (POSA), a local think-tank group, Veritas has said. In its analysis of the draft Bill, Veritas labelled it, “same old wine in same old

Man struck to death by kombi while avenging son’s attack

Matabeleland North Correspondent A Tsholotsho man died when a commuter omnibus ran over him as he tried to stop the vehicle to avenge an attack on his one-year old son, a court heard. Munyaradzi Vundla (31) of Jimila Line under Chief Mathuphula was riding in a donkey drawn cart Wednesday last week with his one-year-old

A man shields himself from the rains that lashed Harare while following proceedings at the Independence celebrations

Zimbabwe’s 39th Independence Day celebrations in pictures

By Idah Mhetu PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa presided over his first Independence celebrations as Zimbabwe’s second elected executive leader on Thursday. In pouring rain he inspected a guard of honour as is tradition. Below are pictures of the main event in Harare as captured by newzimbabwe.com: Helicopters fly past as President Emmerson Mnangagwa made his way

File Pic: In February over 24 artisinal miners perished after their shaft was hit by flooding in Kadoma

Man dies while trying to rescue goat

By Staff Reporter MUTARE-A 34-year-old man, died when he fell in an abandoned mine shaft while trying to rescue his goat. Police confirmed the incident. Manicaland assistant police provincial spokesperson, Luxson Chananda said the incident happened at village 13D Nzvimbe, Nyazura under Chief Marange on Monday. Chananda said the deceased Simon Mangezi, slipped and fell

Kwekwe Mayor Angeline Kasipo

Kwekwe mayor booed leaves Uhuru celebrations in a huff

By Kwekwe Correspondent ROWDY Zanu PF supporters, forced Kwekwe Mayor, Angeline Kasipo to abandon this year’s Independence celebrations official proceedings in the Midlands town on Thursday. Kasipo was booed on her arrival at Mbizo Stadium by a peredominantly Zanu PF crowd forcing her to end her speech midway. “This day (Independence) is a historically important

DRC ambassador to Zimbabwe Mwanananga Mwawapanga has lashed out at "immature" Zim opposition

Foreign Diplomats blast immature MDC for snubbing Independence Day

By Alois Vinga THE opposition MDC, has been slammed for displaying immaturity by boycotting the country’s official independence celebrations. DRC ambassador to Zimbabwe and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, said the opposition led by losing presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has taken an unpatriotic position to national issues. “Our wish as the diplomatic community is to

President Emmerson Mnangagwa lighting the traditional Independence flame

Subdued celebrations, as rains wash away Mnangagwa Independence speech

By Leopold Munhende CRISIS weary Zimbabwe, went through the routine of her 39th Independence Day celebration with rains washing away President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s speech. The Zanu PF leader, had to brave pouring rain to inspect a guard of honour mounted by a combination of the army, police and prison services at a half-full National Sports

Liberation war hero Dumiso Dabengwa is leader of Zapu

Zim’s freedom deferred Zapu

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZIMBABWE is still searching for freedom, self determination and nationhood, the opposition Zapu has said. In its Independence message, the former liberation movement bemoaned the economic, social and political problems bedeviling the country. “Many today erroneously thought 18 April 1980 was the destination in our quest for freedom and nationhood. “These could

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga masterminded the military coup. Mnangagwa has dismissed any link between the coup and Cyclone Idai

ED rejects link between Cyclone Idai and his power grab

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, has rejected claims there is a link between the manner in which he can to power and the devastating tropical cyclone that slammed into the south-eastern parts of Manicaland killing nearly 400 people with hundreds still unaccounted for. Mnangagwa rose to power in dramatic fashion in November 2017 following

Chester Samba GALZ director

39 years on: Not yet Uhuru for Gays and Lesbians

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE is yet to accord all citizens especially minority groups including those of a different sexual orientation their full rights 39 years after independence, the Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) has said. In an interview with newzimbabwe.com to mark Independence Day, GALZ director Chester Samba said his group will continue to

Norton MP Temba Mliswa has described Parliament as a retirement home

Mliswa: Zim Parly an old peoples’ home

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWE’s legislature has effectively turned into a retirement home to which political parties ship out old people, outspoken Norton Independent MP Temba Mliswa has said. Mliswa told a Public Finance Management Indaba, held in Harare Wednesday that political parties should lead the way in setting qualifications for aspiring MPs and councillors. “People

NAYO programmes officer Macdonald Munyoro centre

NAYO urges government to prioritise Mothlante Inquiry recommendations

By Audience Mutema GOVERNMENT must prioritise implementation of the recommendations made by the Mothlante Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 killings, relating to basic freedoms, the National Association of Youths Organisations (NAYO) has said. NAYO programmes officer, Macdonald Munyoro told a press briefing Tuesday that youths in the country have been pushed into a

An angry farmer addresses members of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture

Angry tobacco farmers plead with Parly for help

By Anna Chibamu TOBACCO farmers have expressed displeasure at the low prices being offered for the crop at the auction floors and Tuesday pleaded with Parliament for help. The farmers begged the Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Agriculture, during a familiarisation tour of the Boka and Premier Tobacco Auction floors in Harare, to urgently investigate