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More jail time for CCC’s Sikhala and Sithole 

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) lawmakers Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole will spend more time in jail after their bail appeal was struck off the roll by High court judge, Justice Munamato Mutevedzi. The two legislators are being accused of inciting public violence in Nyatsime area, rural Seke, to avenge the

ZUPCO retrenches workers, as contractors pull out of franchise

By Clayton Shereni, Masvingo Correspondent GOVERNMENT transport operator ZUPCO’s Masvingo depot is currently engaged in a retrenchment exercise as contractors continue to pull out of the franchise, it has emerged. The company which had enjoyed monopoly in the transport sector for over three years is now feeling the heat after government opened up the transport

Hard times for Silobela villagers as transporters triple fares due to bad roads, MP pleads with local mines to assist in rehabilitation 

By Staff Reporter COMMUTER operators in Silobela have tripled transport fares as a result of the rural area’s poor road network, adding to the woes of already struggling villagers. The area, whose road rehabilitation plan has been on the cards since 1980, has seen little to no progress. Silobela legislator, Mthokozisi Mpofu, said mining companies

“Shut up!” Outraged Biti tells Guvamatanga after Finance Ministry secretary claims civil servants never earned US$540 under GNU

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent  FORMER finance minister, Tendai Biti, has told off current treasury permanent secretary, George Guvamatanga, after he claimed civil servants are better paid now that they were during the government of national unity (GNU). Guvamatanga, who was speaking to journalists at finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s press conference Monday, claimed civil servants

No going back on fight for Mthwakazi independence, says MRP in warning to Mnangagwa

By Bulawayo Correspondent  THE Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa against ignoring their calls for secession, insisting they are prepared for a fight over the matter. Mthwakazi is the name of the original Ndebele kingdom which existed in pre-colonial Zimbabwe. MRP is advocating for its revival, with a border between Harare and

Tapiwa Makore: Trial of suspected killers fails to kick off  

By Paul Katanda THE suspected murderers of Tapiwa Makore Jnr will now stand trial in October this year after the High Court postponed the hearing at state’s instance. Makore, then a 7-year-old Murehwa boy, was killed in 2020 for suspected ritual purposes The trial had been scheduled to commence Monday before high court judge Justice

Government tops up civil servants salaries

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE: Government has reviewed upwards civil servants salaries and allowances following threats to down tools over almost worthless earnings. Nurses and doctors had given the government a 14-day ultimatum to address their concerns after their week-long strike over poor wages was ignored. The public health workers went on strike last Monday but

Zimbabwe to import maize from Zambia, Malawi to plug grain shortfall

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwe will import maize from neighboring Zambia and Malawi and wheat from cheaper source markets to avert shortages and price increases, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Monday. Addressing a press conference, Ncube said there was a looming shortage of maize meal and flour in the market which needs to be averted through

ZBC suspends corruption whistleblower instead of investigating allegations; workers threaten strike over unpaid Covid allowances, salary increase

By Staff Reporter “ZBC is the only organisation which is failing to honour the obligation to pay the Covid-19 allowance, at a time when the government is paying more than double the amount ZBC is failing to pay.” THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) workers committee secretary general was promptly suspended last Friday, a day after

Fresh headache for Sunhwa family as missing student’s remains found

By Mary Taruvinga A LEAKED internal Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) memo has claimed that St Mathias Tsonzo High school student Livingstone Sunhwa, who disappeared under controversial circumstances seven months ago, could have committed suicide. This follows the discovery of remains believed to be of Livingstone last Friday, deep in a jungle about a kilometre from

School demands money for head’s new vehicle despite pupils not having books

By Clayton Shereni I Masvingo Correspondent FRANCIS Aphiri Primary School in Masvingo is reportedly asking parents to contribute US$15 per child to buy a new vehicle at a time parents are struggling to pay tuition fees and students do not have basic learning materials. School authorities who are struggling to provide adequate textbooks and classrooms

I am a sinner – says Professor Moyo, as he defends Mnangagwa in Smith comparison

By Staff Reporter EXILED former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has waded into the Ian Smith versus Emmerson Mnangagwa comparison by declaring that no one who glorifies the former colonial leader can expect to gain political milage from it. His comment, is a surprise support for Mnangagwa, whom he blames for hounding him out of the

Commonwealth invitation a ‘positive development’ – Zim ambassador to Rwanda

By theeastafrican.co.ke KIGALI: Zimbabwe at the ongoing Commonwealth summit in Rwanda continued with lobbying for readmission 18 years after it was thrown out of the body over allegations of human rights abuses. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government submitted an application on May 15, 2018 to re-join the grouping of 54 countries, a year after the ouster

Zanu PF chairman who barred CCC supporters from mourning slain colleague, Moreblessing Ali dies, opposition supporters claim she is avenging

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF chairperson for Nyatsime, George Murabatsvina, the man who amongst others barred Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) supporters from mourning their slain colleague Moreblessing Ali at her hom ein Nyatsime has been confirmed dead. Murambatsvina is said to have died after a short illness. Together with another Zanu PF official, Masimbi

ZIMSTAT: Family of six now requires ZW$110,550 for monthly expenses

By Alois Vinga THE cost of living for a family of six has shot up to a whooping ZW$110 550 for monthly expenses, Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) latest data for June 2022 has revealed. During the period under review, the Total Consumption Poverty Line (TCPL) for one person rose to ZW$18 425. “This means

Hero’s welcome for Magaisa: CCC leaders throng RG Mugabe airport to welcome late academic

By Thandiwe Garusa CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa, his deputy Tendai Biti and tens of party members Saturday thronged the Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport to welcome the late law expert and government critic Alex Magaisa’s body. Magaisa who was late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s advisor succumbed to a heart attack

ZANU PF women’s league endorses Mnangagwa for 2023 elections

By ZBC News The ZANU PF Women’s League has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the ruling party’s sole presidential candidate for next year’s election. Addressing delegates to the Seventh National Congress of the ZANU PF Women’s League held in Harare, the party’s Women’s League National Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cecilia Bhebhe-Ndubiwa, said: “As the Women’s