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ZIMTA, Workers Lock Horns In Ironic Labour Dispute

By Alois Vinga INFLUENTIAL teachers rights lobby group, Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) is in the middle of a messy labour dispute with its workers who are demanding better salaries. Ironically, Zimta is at the forefront of championing better remuneration and working conditions for teachers and is vocal about the low salaries government pays its members.

MP Claims Church Has Power To Eradicate Covid

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF Mutare West legislator Teedzai Percy Muchimwe left MPs in stiches when he claimed his church, the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church, has powers to treat Covid-19. He said this after he was barred from entering the august House for failing to produce a valid vaccination certificate. The sect is notorious for

Zimra Sued US$23k By Former Employee

By Mary Taruvinga Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is being sued US$23, 000 by it’s former employee Donald Duruza for unlawful dismissal and wrongful arrest. Duruza also cited his former superiors, Betty Chimbera and Gibson Mavundutse as second and third respondents in the summons. He told the High that Mavundutse made false allegations against him which

Unemployment Remains Zim’s Biggest Problem: Survey

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FINDINGS of a recentl study by Pan-African research network, Afrobarometer show that Zimbabweans see unemployment as the biggest facing the country at the moment. According to the survey report, Zimbabweans want their government to address unemployment as a matter of urgency and this is mostly common in urban areas compared to the

8 Community Radio Stations Granted Operating Licences

By James Muonwa THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has issued operators’ licences to eight community radio stations across the country. In a statement Wednesday, BAZ acting chief executive officer, Matthius Chakanyuka said the licenced entities include; Radio Balanga, Matobo Community Radio Trust (CRT), Chimanimani CRT, Vemuganga CRT, Ndau CRT, Twasumbuka CRT, Madziwa CRT, and

ZUPCO Bus Conductor Killer Arrested

By James Muonwa THE man who shot and killed a female bus conductor in Harare’s Dzivarasekwa suburb, has been arrested by police. In a post on social media Tuesday night, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the arrest of a male suspect. “Reference to our previous message on a murder case which occurred on 13/09/21 at

Court Dismisses ZCTU Vaccination Challenge

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court Application by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) for an order blocking companies from forcing their employees to undergo mandatory Covid-19 vaccination has been struck off the urgent cases roll. Justice Emilia Muchawa has ruled that the matter is not urgent and “cannot jump the queue”. The judge,

Founder and leader of new political party, DAVID Melba Dzapasi (centre) addressing a press conference soon at the launch of the party Tuesday

Another Political Party Launched

By Thandiwe Garusa WITH 2023 elections drawing closer, new political parties keep coming along. On Tuesday, another political party was launched in Harare and immediately promised repair the battered economy and take Zimbabwe to economic glory land. The party, succinctly named Divine Alliance for Vitalisation of Inspired Development (DAVID), led by 44-year-old fashion designer and

Silaigwana Appointed Substantive ZEC Chief Elections Officer

By James Muonwa THE Zimbabwe Elections Commission (ZEC) has announced the appointment of Utoile Silaigwana as the substantive Chief Elections Officer (CEO) of the organisation. Until his confirmation as substantive head of the elections supervisory body, Silaigwana had acted in that capacity since March 2018. ZEC chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba issued the announcement on Silaigwana’s promotion.

Mutare Mayor Blessing Tandi

Mutare Mayor Savages Govt For Favouring Rural District Councils In Allocation Of Devolution Funds

Felix Matasva MUTARE mayor Blessing Tandi Tuesday rapped government for its sluggish pace in the allocation of devolution funds, saying President Emmerson Mnangagwa is giving preference to rural district councils for political expediency despite their minimal contribution to Zimbabwe’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Tandi was speaking during the maiden State of The City Address which

Hundreds of Harare Polytechnic students were left stranded after they were denied entrance for failing to produce vaccination cards

Harare Polytechnic Turns Away Unvaccinated Students

By Leopold Munhende HUNDREDS of students at Harare Polytechnic College were left stranded after authorities at the institution barred them from entering its premises for failing to produce Covid-19 vaccination cards. Students who spoke to NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday strongly castigated the college’s principal Tafadzwa Mudondo for the decision. They said the decision was illogical as most

‘Polad Here To Stay’

NewsDay GOVERNMENT will not succumb to pressure to disband the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) and it will continue in operation even after the 2023 general election, a senior official with the controversial outfit has said. There has been intense lobbying from the main opposition party, the MDC Alliance, civil society and political experts to disband

Top Cop Denies Favouring Baby Mama With Police Farm

By Mary Taruvinga THE trial of officer commanding police in Matabeleland North province, Senior Assistant Commissioner Erasmus Makodza, who is being accused of graft, commenced Monday before Harare magistrate Noel Mupeiwa with him denying allegations. Makodza landed in the dock after he allegedly gave his baby mama a farm owned by the Zimbabwe Republic Police

Byo Residents Call On MDC Alliance To Reign In Corrupt Councillors

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) has called upon the MDC Alliance to reign in corrupt councilors in local authorities which the party controls. The residents also implored the party not to impose councilors to the residents during election times. Speaking at the MDC Alliance’s 22rd anniversary in Bulawayo Saturday, BPRA chairman Ambrose

Armed Robbers Raid Gokwe Couple, Steal Cash From Cattle Sale

By Staff Reporter ARMED robbers pounced on a Gokwe midnight Sunday and made off with US$700 they had realised from the sale of two cattle. Midlands police provincial spokesperson Emmanuel Mahoko confirmed the incident saying: “We are investigating a case of Robbery where a 41 year old male adult was robbed of cash by three

Supreme Court Quashes High Court Ruling Ordering NSSA To Pay Molai US$22 million

By Mary Taruvinga THE Supreme Court has reversed a High Court judgement forcing the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to pay US$22 million to tycoon Adam Molai’s Housing Corporation of Zimbabwe (HCZ) for breach of contract. In an ex-tempore ruling granted Monday, Supreme Court judges Justices Susan Mavangira, Tendai Uchena and Felistus Chatukuta dismissed the

MDC-Alliance Expels 11 Gweru Councillors

By Staff Reporter THE MDC Alliance has expelled 11 Gweru Urban and four  councillors from Vungu Rural District Council for defecting to Douglas Mwonzora’s MDC-T. The councillors who have been expelled from the MDC Alliance after attending  a meeting held at Town House chaired by MDC-T secretary for local government, Faith Musarurwa Kamutsungira, are: Notal

Three Perish In Horror Crash

By Bulawayo Correspondent THREE people died in a tragic road traffic accident along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road Thursday. Eleven others escaped with injuries of varying degrees after the driver a Toyota Hilux vehicle they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle at a 212 km peg before veering off the road before overturning several times.

Small Scale Miners Target US$4 billion

By Staff Reporter  SMALL scale miners say they are aiming to contribute US$4 billion to the targeted goal of turning the mining sector into a US$12 billion economy. Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) CEO Wellington Takavarasha in an interview said small-scale and artisanal miners have an important role to play towards the realization of the US$12

Youths Petition Gvt Over Return Of “Green Bombers”

By Anna Chibamu YOUTH organisations have petitioned parliament over cabinet’s decision to resume the National Youth Service training (NYS) at Border Gezi Training Camp in Mt Darwin. The militia group, popularly known as  the Green Bombers, has been criticised after it turned partisan serving only the ruling party Zanu PF’s interests. In their petition, the