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Mnangagwa reinstates Sydney Gata as ZESA boss

By Staff Reporter SYDNEY Gata has bounced back as Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) executive chairman after President Emmerson Mnangagwa lifted his suspension and that of his board following corruption allegations against them. In a statement Tuesday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said Mnangagwa exercised the decision after the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption

Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni

Covid-19: Bulawayo City Council to conduct budget consultations via WhatsApp

By Bulawayo Correspondent DUE to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bulawayo City council will this year conduct its 2021 budget consultation meetings via WhatsApp although there are concerns high costs on data would likely impact the process negatively. Local authorities are required by law to conduct consultative meetings with residents before the formulation of annual budgets.

Martin Grobler

Evicted farmer in quandary, failing to access property

By Staff Reporter EVICTED Ruwa white commercial farmer, Martin Grobler is failing to access his property after it was cordoned off by the new owner. Grobler lost his farm on Friday last week after a ministry of lands official Ivy Rupande threw him out of the property with the help of police and the High

Zimbabwe Students Switch To Social Media For Lessons

Anadolu Agency Reacting to the coronavirus spread March 30, the Zimbabwean government closed the entire country, shutting down schools indefinitely. But, for many like 13-year-old Adrean Machingura, a grade seven primary school student in Harare, learning did not stop. The teen, who is set to take his national examinations later this year, switched to social

Jennie Williams

WOZA Cautious Ahead Schools Opening

By Bulawayo Correspondent FEMALE pressure group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has embarked on a consultation process in the Matabeleland region focusing on Covid-19 prevention guidelines. Two weeks ago, the government announced that Zimbabwean students under Cambridge examination classes will resume schooling on 14 September while lessons for the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations

Nurses Turn Clinics Into Illegal Foreign Currency Trade Centres

By Anna Chibamu HARARE residents have accused city council health workers of neglecting their duties and turning clinics into illegal but lucrative foreign currency trading centres. The frustrated residents who have been failing to access adequate health services at public clinics have threatened to petition parliament over council’s failure to run its health facilities. This

Takudzwa Ngadziore

Kenya Rights Activist Patrick Lumumba Demands Release Of Zim Student Leader

By Thandiwe Garusa  PROMINENT Kenyan human rights activist Patrick Lumumba has demanded that President Emmerson Mnangagwa ends all politically motivated persecutions before calling for the immediate release of ZINASU President Takudzwa Ngadziore. Ngadziore was arrested last week in Harare after taking part in a protest at Impala Car Rentals demanding the company to reveal the

Death Exposes Chinese Cement Producer Flouting Labour Laws

By Staff Reporter  THE death of a worker at Livetouch, a Chinese owned cement manufacturer in Redcliff last March, left the company exposed after it emerged it was flouting the country’s labour laws and not registering its workers with the National Social Security Authority (NSSA). According to NSSA, the death of an unidentified employee at

The derelict Chinhoyi building owned by Minister Chidawu

Chinhoyi Residents Raise Objections Over Minister’s ‘Eyesore’ Building

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A RUNDOWN commercial property in Chinhoyi central business district (CBD) belonging to one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s henchmen, Oliver Chidawu last week hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons. During a stakeholders’ meeting at the local town hall, residents expressed their displeasure at the state of the commercial

Seeds for the Future beneficiaries pose for a photo with their certificates at a graduation ceremony in Harare

10 Local Students Complete Huawei’s Seeds For Future 2020 Edition

Xinhua TEN outstanding Information Communication Technology (ICT) students drawn from Zimbabwe’s universities on Friday successfully completed this year’s edition of Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program. The 5-day program, which was held online for the first time due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, consisted of live-streamed sessions, compulsory courses, elective courses, and access to additional

Two Teenage Bulawayo Imbibers Assault Colleague To Death

By Bulawayo Correspondent POLICE in Bulawayo have arrested two teenagers for allegedly murdering an Umguza man. Vusumuzi Moyo (17) and Nqabutho Moyo (18) were arrested for allegedly murdering Jabulani Nyathi (39) in Umguza. According to Bulawayo police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube, on 8 September 2020 at about 1800 hours Vusumuzi and Nqabutho and the now-deceased

Selassie Sithole, aged 10, harvests honey at the bee sanctuary and pays his own fees and stationery costs from the proceeds

New Project Keeps Zimbabwe’s Bees From Extinction

Euronews CLIMATE change, pesticides, habitat loss and poor bee colony management are pushing Zimbabwe’s honey bees to extinction. The species provides nutrition and income directly to more than 50,000 beekeepers across the country. Many small-scale farmers in Zimbabwe are turning to beekeeping to offset crop losses from recurrent droughts. At the same time, through pollination, bees

Darlington Madzonga

MDC Alliance Activist Speaks On 70 Days In Remand Prison

By Robert Tapfumaneyi WHAT started as a normal day for then MDC Alliance youth spokesperson Darlington Madzonga on 12 July 2017, turned into a nightmare for him that afternoon. By nightfall that day, Madzonga was in cells at the Harare Central Police Station and in great pain with a swollen mouth, right hand, head and

TIZ director Muchaneta Mundopa

Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill To Restrict Anti-Corruption Watchdogs – TIZ

By Staff Reporter TRANSPARENCY International and Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) are deeply concerned by attempts by the government of Zimbabwe to fast-track the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill. The Bill contains provisions that will obstruct the crucial role of civil society and the media in the fight against corruption and undermine any recent progress.

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

Thomson Reuters Foundation WHEN Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money from selling blankets. Like most marriages in the country’s rural areas, Tshuma’s

Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro

Pope Francis Appoints New Catholic Bishop For Gweru

By Staff Reporter POPE Francis has appointed Bishop of Gokwe, Rudolf Nyandoro as new Bishop of Gweru. Bishop Nyandoro was born in Gweru in 1968 and was ordained priest in 1998. He attended courses in philosophy from 1991 to 1994 in the St. Charles Lwanga major seminary of Chimanimani, Mutare and completed his theological studies

High Court Grants Top Cop Mabgwe $10 000 Bail For Illegal Land Deals

By Mary Taruvinga HIGH Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda Friday freed a Detective Assistant Inspector Thomas Mabgwe who is facing bribery charges on a $10 000 bail. In granting bail, the judge ruled the state’s case was very weak and a reasonable magistrate should have freed him on bail. Mabgwe was denied bail by Harare