WATCH: 3 Karoi fuel dealers burnt to death in petrol explosion 

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent THREE fuel dealers from Karoi’s Chikangwe township have died of serious injuries they sustained in a petrol explosion on Saturday at a house used as a warehouse. The deceased trio was identified as Clifford Mwanza, Takudzwa Muromba and Sibangani Macheza all aged 30. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) national

Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union calls for urgent budget revision amid drought crisis

Xinhua President of the Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union, Abdul Nyathi, has urged the government to quickly revise its 2024 national budget to ensure that more funds are channeled toward buying food. An El Nino-induced drought has wreaked havoc in the country and other parts of southern Africa, significantly affecting crop yields in Zimbabwe. “The government should

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Vangelis Haritatos

Zimbabwe takes delivery of 25 tonne wheat donation from Russia  

By Leopold Munhende  ZIMBABWE has received part of Russia’s 25,000 metric tonne wheat donation and an additional 10 tonnes of fertiliser. The donation is part of Russia’s 200,000 metric tonne aid to six African countries including Mali, Burkina Faso, Eritrea and Central African Republic (CAR). Announced at last year’s Russia-Africa Summit, the initiative is meant to alleviate food crises

ZIDA CEO Tafadzwa Chinamo

Zimbabwe launches digital investment licensing system to attract investors

Xinhua Zimbabwe’s investment promotion agency launched the country’s first-ever digital Do-It-Yourself (DIY) investment licensing system Thursday, aimed at facilitating investment in the country. The DIY portal embodies Zimbabwe’s commitment to fostering a conducive environment for local and international investors and promoting the ease of doing business, said Tafadzwa Chinamo, the chief executive officer of the

Zimbabwe joins International Energy Forum

Xinhua Zimbabwe on Wednesday joined the International Energy Forum (IEF), bringing the organization’s total number of member countries to 73, said sources from the Zimbabwean Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion. The IEF also confirmed the development in a statement Wednesday. “Zimbabwe is pleased to join the International Energy Forum to promote dialogue

Zanu PF “offers” Mnangagwa third term in office

By Staff Reporter Zanu PF Masvingo Province on Wednesday offered President Emmerson Mnangagwa a third term in office during the ruling party’s Youth Day celebrations. Mnangagwa is currently serving his second and final term with reports that he is eager to stay in office for a third five-year term. In Zimbabwe, the Constitution allows for only

Labour blasts govt’s ‘Zionist’ approach to land evictions

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has criticized the government’s “Zionist” approach in dealing with illegal occupations of land on the back of fears that the nation is slowly backsliding to the 2005 demolitions. The remarks follow country-wide evictions affecting thousands of households. To date such demolitions have taken place in Masvingo affecting Village 9 in Summerton

AU approves ban on slaughtering donkeys

VOA The African Union has approved a ban on the slaughter of donkeys for their hides. The measure was approved Sunday at the end of the African leaders’ summit in Ethiopia and may go a long way in helping to protect the continent’s 33 million donkeys. Donkeys are being killed in large numbers on the

A fool takes advice from everyone – Zanu PF clashes with CCC clash over foreign Election Observer Missions’ recommendations

By Darlington Gatsi ZANU PF and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators are at loggerheads over implementing foreign Elections Observer Missions’ reports that the government should carry out broad-based electoral and political reforms. Debating the recently tabled Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) report on the 2023 disputed elections, Zanu PF Member of Parliament (MP) Tafadzwa Mugwadi said

Zimbabwe declares polio outbreak, rolling out vaccination program

Xinhua The Zimbabwean government on Friday declared a polio outbreak in the country and announced a rollout of vaccinations starting Feb. 20. Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Sleiman Kwidini made the announcement at a media briefing and urged the public not to panic as the government has taken swift action to contain the

CCC appoints lawmakers to key Parliamentary positions amid crisis in opposition party

VOA The National Assembly published late yesterday in the Hansard that Zimbabwe’s opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), had filled its vacant parliamentary committee positions following the recalling of chief whip Amos Chibaya and several others by the self-proclaimed interim secretary general of the party, Sengezo Tshabangu, who claimed that all the dumped parliamentarians were

IMF not ready to extend financial support to Zimbabwe – calls for clear reform plan

By Alois Vinga THE International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) two-week-long high-level visit ended on Wednesday amid revelations that no financial support will be extended to Zimbabwe without authorities undertaking serious monetary and fiscal reforms. The visiting IMF delegation was led by Wojceiche Maliszewski to discuss Zimbabwe’s request for a Staff Monitored Program (SMP) and commence the 2024 Article IV Consultation. “However, the IMF is currently precluded

Zimbabwe to link exchange rate to hard assets, create currency board

Reuters Zimbabwe is working on new measures to stabilise its local currency including linking the exchange rate to hard assets such as gold and creating a currency board, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said on Monday. The Zimbabwean dollar has fallen about 40% since the start of the year, hurt by increased foreign-currency demand from civil

The High Court sitting at Chinhoyi overturned the victory of Archibold Muzanenhamo.

3 candidates successfully file nomination papers to contest Chinhoyi Ward 4 by-election

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent THREE candidates have successfully filed nomination papers to contest in the upcoming March 9 by-election to fill the Chinhoyi Ward 4 council seat. The position fell vacant after the High Court sitting at Chinhoyi overturned the victory of Archibold Muzanenhamo, who was declared winner during the August 23

Chiefs commence community engagements on Gukurahundi atrocities 

By Mary Taruvinga The initiative to resolve Gukurahundi atrocities tensions through engagements with victims in Matebeleland North and South has officially commenced under the supervision of the National Chiefs Council, Information Ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana has said. Mangwana was giving his keynote address at a media sensitisation workshop held in Bulawayo. The much-needed engagement

Amnesty International applauds Zimbabwe’s approval of death penalty abolishment

By Anna Chibamu AMNESTY International has commended President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for approving the abolishment of the death penalty. Responding to the development by Zimbabwe’s cabinet to back the abolition of the death penalty, Amnesty International’s deputy regional director for East and Southern Africa, Khanyo Farise, said the move was the right step. “Zimbabwe has taken

Work to fix radiotherapy machines begins at Parirenyatwa, patients stranded years after equipment broke down

By Mary Taruvinga The head of the Radiotherapy department at Parirenyatwa Hospital, Nothando Mutizira has decried the non-availability of drugs and cancer machines in the country. Zimbabwe’s radiotherapy machines at Parirenyatwa Hospital, have, according to officials, been down for the past few years which has seen cancer patients stranded and dying without treatment. In an interview

Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) Chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara

Zimbabweans assured of adequate maize supply ahead of expected drought

 By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEANS have been assured that the country has enough maize supply to last it through an expected drought despite the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) telling Parliament only four months’ supply was left. Millers, with government approval, imported over 200,000 tonnes of maize to add to local deliveries according to Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe