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Anti-riot police stand guard outside MDC HQ as other police officers conduct a search inside the building

In Pictures: Police Searching For Machetes At MDC HQ

By Idah Mhetu LAST Friday afternoon, police served MDC with a search warrant to look for machetes and other subversive material they believed was stocked at the party headquarters, Harvest House, now known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House. According to the search warrant, the MDC was suspected of piling up arms in preparation of committing

One of the houses destroyed by floods in Hwange on Saturday

Property Destroyed, Chickens Swept Away As Floods Hit Hwange

By Matabeleland North Correspondent HWANGE: Residents here were left counting their loses after their property was destroyed by a rain storm which also swept away their chickens and other domestic animals. The residents were unhappy that council could not immediately offer any assistance as local councillors and senior management were living in luxury at the

Obert Gutu

Gutu’s Exit ‘Good Riddance’ – MDC-T Youths

By Bulawayo Correspondent YOUTHS in the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T have described as “good riddance”, the announcement made Saturday by Obert Gutu that he was resigning as the Vice President of the party with immediate effect. MDC–T national youth spokesperson, Alfred Dzirutwe also claimed that Gutu was now a member of Zanu PF and had since

Anthrax Outbreak: 64 Hospitalised, 47 Cattle Dead in Gutu, Bikita

By Tonderai Saharo  Masvingo: At least 64 people have been hospitalised in Bikita and Gutu after eating anthrax contaminated meat with 47 cattle dying from the outbreak while government has also moved in to vaccinate 22 000 herd of cattle. The outbreak continues to cause untold suffering among communities in the affected two neighbouring districts

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Hookers Bash Soldier For Non-Payment Of Service

By Tonderai Saharo A MEMBER of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) who was in the habit of engaging commercial sex workers and fleeing without paying for services was left nursing injuries after two women teamed up and gave him a thorough beating recently. One of the ladies has since appeared in court facing assault charges

Live Streaming Court Trials Will Bring Transparency – Lawyers

By Thandiwe Garusa THE Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has welcomed the Judiciary’s pledges to live-stream court proceedings in cases of public interest, saying this brings transparency and also allows ordinary citizens to understand how the law works. Last Monday, during the official opening of the 2020 Legal Year, Chief Justice Luke Malaba announced that

Ranger Arrested For Possessing Poaching Ammunition

Matabeleland North Correspondent VICTORIA FALLS: Police here have arrested a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) ranger on suspicion of poaching after he was found with three rifles and wire snares hidden in his house. Munashe Marumisa, 32, was arrested at his compound at the Zimparks’ Katombora camp after police searched the house following

Econet Set To Increase Tariffs

By Alois Vinga TELECOMMS giant, Econet Wireless is in talks with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) for a possible tariff increase prompted by the continuing devaluation of the local currency. In a statement released this week, Econet said the current inflationary environment continues to erode tariffs effected two months ago. Econet

Prosecutor General Kumbirai Hodzi

Super Rich Ex-Zimra Employee Challenges Wealth Seizure

By Mary Taruvinga A SUPER rich former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) worker who was arrested after an audit unearthed that his expensive lifestyle did not match his wages, has challenged prosecution after Prosecutor General (PG) failed to set a trial date. Kennedy Nyatoti is arguing that PG Kumbirai Hodzi has failed to prosecute him with time limits

Telecel Dismisses Verge Of Collapse Claims

By Robert Tapfumaneyi GOVERNMENT owned mobile network operator, Telecel Zimbabwe, has dismissed claims it was on the brink of collapse but confirmed facing operational challenges due to a collapsing national economy. Telecel Zimbabwe is the country’s third largest mobile network operator. This week, the Communication and Allied Services Workers Union of Zimbabwe (CASWUZ) wrote to

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Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

By Mary Taruvinga HARARE magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.  Asima was charged with public violence but walked out court a free man after he made an

Heavy Police Presence In Harare CBD As Chamisa Vows Defiance

By Thandiwe Garusa HUNDREDS of police details have been deployed in Harare’s Central Business District (CBD) after a defiant MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa this week said he would disregard future directives banning him from holding public meetings. On Wednesday, Chamisa was supposed to address party supporters at Mai Musodzi Hall in Mbare, Harare for his

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EU Releases US$18.7 m For Humanitarian Aid In Zimbabwe

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE European Union (EU) has mobilised an additional 16.8 million EUR (US$18.7 million) to help address emergency food needs and support millions of vulnerable people in Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large parts of the country and the SADC region are in the grip of one of the harshest drought periods in

Police Chief Matanga, Kazembe Kazembe Sued $783 100 Over Shooting

By Mary Taruvinga POLICE Commissioner General, Godwin Matanga and Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe have been slapped with a $783 100 lawsuit after three Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers shot a Harare man who tried to stop the cops from assaulting his relative. The victim is Onward Takunda Machangara while the incident took place at

Nyanga Police Nab 4 Harare Men Smuggling 53 x 90kg Mbanje

By Staff Reporter NYANGA Police have intercepted a truck and arrested four men who were carrying a contraband of 53 x 90 kilogrammes of dagga (Mbanje) which was destined for Mutare after being smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Police have confirmed the arrests. Manicaland police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said police arrested Denise Chikumba,

Bishop Facing US$700 000 Fraud Charges Granted $15k Bail 

By Staff Reporter MUTARE: Anglican Diocese of Manicaland Bishop Eric Ruwona who is facing multiple charges of swindling his church out of US$700 000, was Wednesday granted $15 000 bail by a local magistrate. The cleric appeared before Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe in the Special Anti-corruption court and was ordered to report once every week

Former VP Mphoko

Misheck Sibanda In Court For Delaying To Pay Mphoko’s Benefits

By Bulawayo Correspondent CHIEF Secretary in the Office of the President, Misheck Sibanda has applied for the courts to pardon him after he failed to defend an application filed by former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko seeking an order declaring as illegal and unconstitutional the withholding of his pension by government. The application by Sibanda with

MDC Activist Demands US$1m From Mohadi, Chihuri, Bonyongwe For 2008 Torture

By Mary Taruvinga AN MDC activist Pieta Kaseke is suing VP Kembo Mohadi, three former ministers and two State security bosses for US$1,2 million after she was abducted and tortured by State security agents in 2008. Kaseke filed the lawsuit against Mohadi back in 2009 when the latter was still Home Affairs minister in the now

President Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa’s Moza Trip Exposes Mistrust in Zanu PF – Analysts

By Leopold Munhende/Alois Vinga   PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to Mozambique to attend Filipe Nyusi’s inauguration for his second presidential term has drawn mixed reactions from various quarters. Mnangagwa, who is on his annual leave, left Zimbabwe Tuesday for Nyusi’s swearing-in, in Maputo Wednesday. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is the Acting President. However, according to

Police Arrest 900 Illegal Gold Panners At Jumbo, Shamva Mines

By Robert Tapfumaneyi OVER 900 illegal gold panners arrested Tuesday in Mazowe and Shamva district in Mashonaland Central province in one of the biggest raids on the miners by the police as they try to contain marauding machete wielding gangs causing terror among mining communities in the country. In a statement, police said a total