Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube

Bulawayo Town Clerk suspension declared null and void

By Bulawayo Correspondent Bulawayo High Court Judge, Thompson Mabhikwa has formally nullified the suspension of Bulawayo City Council Town clerk Christopher Dube by the then acting Mayor Tinashe Kambarami. Last month, Kambarami, who is city deputy mayor, suspended Dube under controversial circumstances accusing the Town Clerk of mismanagement and corruption. The move triggered a political

Tendai Biti

Biti sues First Mutual over $15 million retirement package

By Mary Taruvinga MDC vice president, Tendai Biti, has dragged First Mutual Holdings Limited to court demanding his retirement package amounting to $15 million. The insurance company had said it would only pay him what was agreed upon attaining his retirement age of 60. Biti argues that in 1993 while he was a partner at

Love triangle: Nurse fined for headbutting doctor

Bulawayo nurse fined $50 for headbutting Doc over girlfriend

By Bulawayo Correspondent A Bulawayo magistrate Friday convicted and fined a 35-year-old United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) nurse, Jabulani Moyo for assaulting a doctor working at the same health centre following a dispute involving a student nurse. Magistrate Nomalanga Ndlovu fined Moyo $50 or 20 days in prison for head-butting Raymond Shandare. In convicting and sentencing Moyo, the Magistrate ruled

Chief Ndiweni arrives at the MDC congress in May

Zapu fears Ndiweni could be poisoned in prison

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE opposition Zapu party says it feared controversial Ntabazinduna chief and fierce government critic, Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni could be poisoned in jail. Ndiweni was jailed 18 months by Bulawayo Magistrate, Gladmore Mushove last week for damaging his subject, Fetti Mbele’s homestead. His other 23 co-accused villagers were sentenced to 525 hours of community

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED warns unproductive land reform beneficiaries

By Alois Vinga PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday issued a “chilling” warning to unproductive Zimbabweans holding large tracts of land acquired during the country’s controversial land reform programme by reminding them to be productive or risk losing it. Addressing farmers at the inaugural Zimbabwe Agricultural Show in Harare Friday, Mnangagwa underscored that the whole idea

Leopold Munhende (facing camera) after being bundled into a police truck

NewZimbabwe.com reporter arrested while covering teachers demo

By Staff Reporter NEWZIMBABWE.COM  reporter Leopold Munhende was Friday morning arrested while covering a protest by the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) in central Harare. Munhende was bundled into a truck along with hordes of protesting teachers and human rights lawyer Douglas Coltart. Coltart was involved in skirmishes with police officers before he

Businessman Shingi Munyeza

Mnangagwa advisor ‘disgusted’ by abductions

By Costa Nkomo AMID claims of abductions on political and human rights activists by suspected state agents, one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisors and businessman Shingi Munyeza has launched a disguised tirade at government for failure to deal with the issue. Munyeza’s comments on microblogging site, Twitter come as a flood of reports emerge of

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and his nemesis MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe

Chamisa party refuses it is the MDC as ex-workers struggle to recover salaries

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s lieutenants have reportedly refused to accept court papers in the case in which the opposition’s former workers are demanding their outstanding salaries. The party is reportedly claiming it is not the one mentioned in court papers. Chamisa’s party is known as the MDC Alliance in Parliament but beyond

Cotton also known as the White Gold has lost its yesteryear luster in Zimbabwe

Cotton farmers cry foul over side marketing and compromised payment system

By Anna Chibamu SIDE marketing and an opaque payment system have left cotton farmers reeling, Parliament has heard. Cotton Producers Association of Zimbabwe national chairman Stewart Mubonderi on Tuesday told the Portfolio Committee on Lands and Agriculture that government needed to intervene if the sector is to be revived. “Cotton is grown in marginalised areas

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rallied Zimbabweans in the fight against corruption

Corruption is a scourge to investors – ED

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWE’s high rate of corruption chases away potential investors, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday. Mnangagwa was speaking at the launch of the anti-corruption awareness campaign in Mt Pleasant, Harare dubbed “corruption ends with you” with calls on all citizens to serve as “whistle blowers” and help wipe out graft. According to Prosecutor

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

No joy for MDC in Masvingo as demo is banned

By Tonderai Saharo OPPOSITION  leader Nelson Chamisa’s wish to lead the party in demonstrating against government failure to address the country’s economic and political challenges as well as force President Emmerson Mnangagwa into dialogue with him seem to be hitting one brick-wall after another. The latest is another prohibition order by police to attempts by

Ailing sect leader faces church wrath for seeking treatment in hospital

By Mary Taruvinga Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church has filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court seeking to bar their leader, Bishop Tadewu Mugodhi to appoint his son, Washington as the vice bishop of the church saying the appointment is unlawful. In an urgent chamber application filed by the sect’s vice bishop, Tonny Sigauke,