IN PICTURES: David ‘Yogi’ Mandigora Burial

By Thandiwe Garusa DYNAMOS soccer legend David Mandigora, affectionately known as Yogi, who died last weekend was laid to rest at Glen Forest cemetery in Harare. He was 64. Scores of former soccer greats at the burial included George Shaya, Brenna Msiska, Henry Chari, Angirai Chapo, Edward Sadomba, Sunday Chidzambwa, Stewart Murisa, Alois Bunjira, Norman

High Cost Of Zimbabwe’s Cheap Solar Gear

China Dialogue Agnes Mandishora, 35, was excited about the Chinese solar equipment she’d bought in a Harare shop. She even joked about uprooting her home’s conventional electricity cables and relying entirely on solar-powered lights. But to her dismay she soon found the lamps and batteries to be “defective and impossible to return”. As with many

Golden Valley Workers Protest Over ‘Discriminatory’ Body Scan 

By Staff Reporter  WORKERS at Golden Valley Mine in Kadoma Wednesday staged a protest accusing its management of deploying security to use “discriminatory” full body scan on junior workers as they fear it will cause health challenges. The Australian-owned mine is involved in gold mining. However, Justice Chinhema, a representative of the Zimbabwe Diamond and

Heartless Mom (36) Kills Daughter To Save Marriage

By Staff Reporter A CHIPINGE woman has been by the police after she connived with her boyfriend to kill her daughter to save their relationship, which was now on the rocks. Violet Chabvukwa (36) of Charurwa village under Chief Mutema was arrested together with her boyfriend Langton Sithole (30) whom she connived with to commit

Monica Maposa carries donated food, sanitation supplies she received during a distribution at Murewa Centre UMC

United Methodist Assist 200 Vulnerable Rural Families With Food Donations

UM News COVID-19 lockdowns robbed many Zimbabweans of basic necessities for survival, with food topping the list. In response, United Methodist Women, The Nyadire Connection, and the Harare East District reached out to 800 vulnerable families with food donations and other relief. United Methodist Women gave an $8,000 grant to assist 200 of the most

Hwange Villagers Work On Restoring Wetlands

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE Kasibo community in Hwange has taken a leading role in restoring wetlands in the area that used to be one of their main sources of livelihoods, but had dried up for years due to uncontrolled cultivation and livestock overgrazing. A weir, that was fed by the wetland, had also dried

Quelea Birds Wreak Havoc In Mat North

By Bulawayo Correspondent QUELEA birds are wreaking havoc in Nyamandlovu and Bubi commercial farming areas in Matabeleland North where they are feasting on ripe small grains such as sorghum. Some farmers are now spending the entire day clanging metal objects and shouting at top of their voices in a desperate bid to save their crop from the tiny marauding birds.

Vic Falls Town Councillors At Each Other’s Throats Over Town Clerk’s Suspension

By Matabeleland North Correspondent THE recent suspension of corruption-accused Victoria Falls city town clerk Ronnie Dube by mayor Somveli Dlamini has caused a rift within power corridors of the local authority as councillors are divided over how to proceed, and finalise the issue. Chamber secretary Kholani Mangena is acting Town Clerk. The majority of the

New Hope For Cattle Farmers As Mastercard Blockchain Is Launched

Finextra E-LIVESTOCK Global Thursday launched a first-of-its kind solution powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance solution, empowering Zimbabwean farmers to prove the origin and health records of their cattle, while reducing risks to buyers. A first in the Middle East and Africa, the solution brings new hope to the country’s agricultural sector after an outbreak of

Father Emmanuel Ribeiro

Catholic Priest, Father Ribeiro Dies

By Leopold Munhende/Agencies HEROIC Roman Catholic Priest, Father Emmanuel Ribeiro has passed. Government spokesperson, Nick Mangwana confirmed the cleric’s death Thursday morning at St. Anne’s Hospital in Harare. “It is sad to learn that Father Emmanuel Ribeiro has passed on in the early hours of this morning. Father Ribeiro was assistant chaplain-general of prisons at

ZPP Castigates Govt’s ‘Punitive’ Efforts To Curb Covid

By Stephen Tsamba THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has described Statutory Instruments (SIs) introduced by the government as “restrictive, punitive and punishment centred”. In the fifth edition of its bi-monthly Covid-19 accountability tracker, the ZPP said, SI 77 of 2020, was largely restrictive and punitive and that the instrument places more emphasis on what is

Obadiah Moyo

Ex-Health Minister Moyo’s US$60m Fraud Trial Set For September

By Mary Taruvinga CORRUPTION accused former Health Minister Obadiah Moyo will now stand trial on 6 September at the High Court. Moyo has been on remand since his surprise arrest June last year. He faces corruption charges for illegally approving tenders worth US$60 million in the procurement of Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). Prosecutor Garudzo

Two Chinhoyi Men Arrested For Killing Suspected Gold Panner

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent POLICE in Chinhoyi have arrested two men for allegedly beating to death, a suspected gold panner early Tuesday morning. Mashonaland West police spokesperson, Inspector Margaret Chitove confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com the death of John Fundo (25) of 2011 Destiny suburb, Chinhoyi. The pair of McDonald Mashove (28) and Denford Matoro

Top Lawyer Chinyama Found Guilty On 6 Counts Of Misconduct

By Robert Tapfumaneyi A LEGAL practitioners’ disciplinary tribunal set recently by the Law Zimbabwe Society (LSZ) on seven cases involving Charles Chinyama for misconduct has found him guilty on six of the charges. The charges include failure to remunerate his professional assistant without just cause, failure to account to client (two counts), failing to properly

 RBZ Allotments Surge To Preserve $Zim Value – Experts

By Alois Vinga TOP economists have hailed the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Foreign Exchange Auction surge in allotments will preserve the Zimbabwe dollar value, cut back on wasteful exports and ease the outflow of foreign currency. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com Business in separate interviews Tuesday economists Prosper Chitambara and John Robertson expressed optimism on current trends obtaining

Top Zvimba District Official In Court For Receiving US$800 Land Bribe

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Zvimba assistant district development coordinator, Walter Hwaira has landed in trouble after allegedly demanding and receiving US$800 as ‘facilitation fees’ to enable a prospective farm owner to get agricultural land. Hwaira (56) appeared in court for initial remand Tuesday facing charges of contravening the Criminal Law (Codification and

Charcoal Production Risks Future Of Zim’s Native Forests

IPS BULAWAYO: Once a week a tonnage of fresh charcoal is dropped off at Sibangani Tshobe’s rugged, pit-stop stall by a hired, battered old Bedford lorry. Small, makeshift trolleys — nicknamed Scania’s — quickly cart off small loads and disappear into Old Pumula, the oldest suburb in the country’s second-largest city of Bulawayo. Electricity blackouts have