MPs Allege Tribalism, Regionalism In Conferment Of National Hero Status

By Anna Chibamu NATIONAL Assembly members Wednesday gave Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe a torrid time asking him to explain the criteria used by the government in determining who befits the national hero status. MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe and Zanu PF Levi Mayihlome alleged tribalism and regionalism in the conferment of the hero status

Chaos Reings Supreme As GMB Fails To Transport Grain To Depots

By Anna Chibamu THE Grain Marketing Board (GMB) is failing to transport grains from its temporal shelter to main depots in  development which might humper prospects of food security owing to poor storage, legislators have warned. According to the National Assembly members during question and answer time on Wednesday, there is chaos as farmers have

Rhodesian Leaders Were More Accommodating Than Zanu PF: Chipanga

By Kenneth Matimaire OUTSPOKEN veteran musician Hosiah Chipanga made a scathing attack against the country’s leadership saying Rhodesian leaders were more accommodating as compared to post independence leaders. Chipanga made the emotional attack against the ruling party without mentioning it by name, after his efforts to seek audience with the President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s new dispensation

Closure To Kariba Boat Tragedy As Bodies Of All 5 Victims Are Found

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THREE bodies of five victims who drowned when their boat capsized were found Wednesday floating in Lake Kariba. First to be recovered yesterday was the body of Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) soldier, Tafadzwa Mashingaidze, which was found in the morning, before the remains of an unidentified male adult were

ED Grants State Assisted Funeral Former First Lady Janet Banana.

By Thandiwe Garusa LATE former first lady Janet Banana will receive a state-assisted funeral, the government has said. Banana died Wednesday from a kidney ailment at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. In a statement,  Thursday, President  Emmerson Mnangagwa said the government has authorised a state-assisted funeral for the late former first lady. “The country remembers

MDC Veterans Suspend Secretary General

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE MDC Veteran Activists Association (MDC VAA) has suspended its Secretary- General, Charles Musimuki over allegations of violating the organisation’s constitution. VAA is a grouping of MDC founder members whose major objective is to look into issues of transitional justice and to give hope to the victims of political violence. The organisation’s

Power Blackout Hits Bulawayo

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO City Centre and surrounding suburbs have been hit by a crippling power blackout following a fault caused by a power surge Tuesday afternoon. Since Tuesday afternoon,  the city centre and some residential areas have been without electricity. Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Western Region general manager Engineer Lyoyd Jaji said the

Twelve Unclaimed Bodies Face Pauper’s Burial

By Mary Taruvinga TWELVE unclaimed bodies at Parirenyatwa hospital are facing the pauper’s burial after lying in the mortuary for half a year. The hospital has given an ultimatum of 21 days for the relatives to claim the bodies or they will be buried by the state. The deceased  are Blessing Sithole, Trust Nyamuzvezve, 30,

Intersex Community Struggles To Access Covid Vaccines

By Kenneth Matimaire INTERSEX persons in the country have alleged they are being discriminated against in the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme. Inquiries by NewZimbabwe.com revealed that the major challenge faced with the intersex community towards vaccination borders around identification documents. A national identity document (ID), driver’s license or valid passport are required for one to

POLAD principals at a meeting recently

Zimbabweans Roundly Dismiss Mnangagwa’s POLAD

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE majority of Zimbabweans has no faith in the Political Actors’ Dialogue (Polad) arrangement, and instead prefer an all-inclusive dialogue as a way of uniting the polarised nation, the latest Afrobarometer survey has revealed. Polad, which was set up by President Emmerson Mnangagwa soon after controversially winning the 2018 presidential election, is

Mutare Repairs 516 Street Lights, 11 Tower Lights

By Kenneth Matimaire THE City of Mutare (CoM) has repaired 516 street lights and 11 tower lights as the eastern border city embarks on an exercise to restore its public lighting system. The development is meant to promote night tourism as well as improve the safety of residents and stakeholders at night. Theft and housebreak-in

Decentralise Covid-19 information: Media Pleads With Govt

By Kenneth Matimaire MEDIA practitioners in Zimbabwe have pleaded with government to decentralise coronavirus data and information in order to improve access and dissemination of information on the virus. The appeal was made by journalists from various media houses following a nationwide consultation process. The exercise is being spearheaded by a consortium of media-based institutions

Furore As School Authorities Are Accused of Asset Stripping

By Tonderai Saharo THE School Development Committee (SDC) at Mpandawana High School in Gutu are being accused of taking advantage of the Covid 19 induced schools closure to  strip its assts and pocketing over $900 000 in the process. NewZimbabwe.com understands that all of the school’s income generating projects were dispossed of without consultation or 

Tree Ambassador Bemoans Firewood Poaching

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZIMBABWE national tree planting Ambassador, Never Bonde, has expressed concern over the wanton cutting down of trees for firewood in the country. Firewood vendors and dealers have recorded brisk business since the start of the current chilly weather, especially with intermitted electricity load sheddings. The boom has seen poachers resorting to transporting

Midlands Police Impound 171 Vehicles In Lockdown Blitz 

By Staff Reporter  POLICE in Midlands have impounded 171 vehicles for violating Covid-19 regulations. Government has banned intercity travel to curb the spread of Covid-19 but pirate taxis have continued to ply the routes unabated. Midlands Provincial police spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the development and said police are going to impound more non compliant vehicles.

Chinhoyi mayor Garikai Dendera

Vehicle Parking Scandal Rocks Chinhoyi

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent CHINHOYI Municipality  is losing millions of dollars in potential revenue from a shady vehicle parking deal it entered into with a private company, it has emerged. Although the obscure Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between council and Clyna Trading is set to come to an end this year, residents and

Crumbling Health Sector An Indictment On Mnangagwa Gvt: TPF

By Mbekezeli Ncube OPPOSITION party, The Patriotic Front (TPF), says the crumbling health sector amply signifies President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government’s dismal failure. In a statement Monday, TPF Interim Vice President, Zelda Green, said the it was time the old guard of politics gives way to new blood. Green bemoaned the deteriorating health services in the