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Kgalema Motlanthe

ZimRights blasts govt for sitting on Motlanthe Commission recommendations

By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has slammed government for apparent failure to implement recommendations made by a post-election violence probe team once headed by former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe two years ago. The Motlanthe Commission was a seven-member Commission of Inquiry into post-election violence in Harare 2018. Seven civilians were

Unlicensed Binga teacher runs over, kills pedestrian colleague

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A MORNING joy ride by three Binga High School teachers ended in tragedy on Sunday after a car driven by an unlicensed colleague hit a workmate who was walking on the roadside, causing her death. The deceased, 36-year-old Siphilisiwe Zulu was walking on the right side of the road around 8

Keep your garbage at home, Chinhoyi council says to residents

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Chinhoyi Municipality has come under fire for failing to collect refuse in the Mashonaland West capital’s residential suburbs. This has witnessed the proliferation of illegal garbage dumpsites, which are fertile breeding ground for disease vectors such as flies and mosquitoes. A snap survey by NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday revealed a

Justice Francis Bere

Justice Bere challenge against setting up of probe team tossed

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE High Court Tuesday dismissed a challenge made by suspended Supreme Court Judge Francis Bere over the legality of a Tribunal set up to determine his fitness to continue holding office. Bere was accused by a lawyer of trying to influence a civil case involving a Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) boss

Covid-19 lockdown slows down Mashurugwi violence, gold production – report

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE surge in machete violence in the gold sector started receding when government announced a national lockdown, which commenced on 30 March, Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) said. The lockdown saw police and soldiers setting up numerous roadblocks throughout the country where, among other things, people were asked to produce exemption

Mutare residents implore council to dump greedy land developers

By Staff Reporter MUTARE residents and ratepayers have pleaded with the local authority to stop parcelling out land to private land developers among whom are unscrupulous land barons who have fleeced desperate home seekers of their hard-earned cash in the past few years. The residents made the plea during the supplementary and 2021 budget consultation

Cheeky power cable thieves plunged police station, hospital into darkness

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A GROUP of daring thieves stole two kilometre length of copper power cables, plunging a Binga police station, hospital and court in darkness. Police have since arrested a cross border transporter suspected to be part of a gang. The power cables were from a Kamativi-Binga line with the incident happening in

Ex-police boss Augustine Chihuri

Ex-police boss Chihuri sucked into vehicle auction scandal

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED former Police Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri has been sucked into an alleged vehicle auction sale scandal. The now exiled ex-police boss is reportedly having aided former officer-in-charge Vusumuzi Ncube to award himself two luxury vehicles through a ‘staged’ car auction. This was revealed in opposing papers filed by Assistant Commissioner Criminal

Mbare Musika vegetable market now hotspot for Covid-19 – Minister

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MBARE vegetable market has been recorded as one of the hotspots for Covid-19, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Monday. This, the minister said, came out of an analysis of Covid-19 hotspots that were made across the country. The analysis was meant to help facilitate the channelling of proper resources to the hotspots

Sydney Gata

Hands are clean, says corruption accused ZESA boss

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED ZESA board executive chair, Sydney Gata has denied allegations of corruption levelled against him, according to leaked board meeting minutes seen by NewZimbabwe.com. Gata who is on suspension, is accused of allocating himself five company vehicles for personal use, interfering with the disciplinary hearing of top executive Norah Tsomomdo, squandering millions

Baboons switch off Vic Falls residents, business

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: Residents and businesses endured almost four hours of a power cut Monday afternoon after a troop of baboons tampered with ZESA infrastructure at the town’s main substation, causing power to trip. The blackout also affected water supply as the resort town’s water is pumped directly from the pump station

Not me...Jacob Ngarivhume

#July31 organiser Ngarivhume disowns Twitter account

By Mary Taruvinga TRANSFORM Zimbabwe leader and organiser of the foiled July 31 anti-government protests, Jacob Ngarivhume has disowned a Twitter handle the state claims he used to spread his call for national protests. Ngarivhume is facing a charge of inciting the public to commit violence by staging protests against looting by the government. The

Julius Malema

#ZimbabweanLivesMatter: Malema demands Zim embassy closure over ED rights abuses

By Thandiwe Garusa FIREBRAND South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has demanded the immediate shutting down of the Zimbabwean Embassy in the neighbouring country to try and pressure President Emmerson Mnangagwa to respect human rights. Malema posted on his Twitter following the #ZimbabweanLivesMatter online campaign by Zimbabweans which has been receiving

Peter Mutasa

ZCTU boss vows more worker protests in the wake of activist crackdown

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa says the workers group will not relent on pushing for better circumstances for ordinary workers for as long as they continued to live under worsening conditions as a result of poor governance by the Zanu PF led administration. In a statement Sunday, the

ZINWA in 2 000% Mtshabezi Dam water tariff hike

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has increased tariffs for the Mtshabezi Dam raw water by close to 2 000 percent in a development likely to trigger an resultant hike in Bulawayo city council water charges. Bulawayo City Council currently draws its water from the government owned Mtshabezi dam as well as

Man (37) jailed 26 years for raping mentally challenged girl

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A LUPANE villager who took advantage of and raped a mentally challenged teenage girl with whom he was herding cattle, has been jailed for 16 years. Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube said Jonathan Sibanda, aged 37, of Mateteni village under Chief Mabhikwa took advantage of the girl’s condition when he violated