Harare family counts losses after house catches fire 

By Staff Reporter A HARARE family was left counting losses Wednesday after their house caught fire due to a suspected electrical fault that thousands worth of goods. A Sunningdale family is still shell-shocked by Wednesday’s events, glaring at some of its property that was reduced to ashes. Neighbours rushed to the house in a desperate attempt

Chinhoyi elects new mayor; targets city status by 2028

By James Muonwa l Mashonaland West Correspondent CHINHOYI Ward 6 Councillor, Owen Charuza of Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC) has been elected mayor of the farming and university town. Charuza garnered 16 votes shrugging off a light-weight contest from Zanu PF Ward 11 Councillor, Voster Mashevedzanwa, who got a paltry four votes during Thursday’s elections

Diaspora ‘nightmare’ converting Zimbabwe driver’s licence to British version explainer

By James Muonwa THE Transport and Infrastructural Development Ministry has reiterated that Zimbabwean driver’s licences are valid in Britain. This is contrary to widespread social media posts insinuating all diasporans in possession of Zimbabwean driving discs had to get fresh licences from British authorities to be allowed to drive on that country’s roads. The ministry

United Zimbabwe Alliance (UZA) leader Elisabeth Valerio

Mnangagwa’s cabinet does not meet Zimbabweans’ expectations – opposition UZA

By Staff Reporter President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recently sworn-in cabinet falls short of meeting Zimbabweans’ expectations, opposition party United Zimbabwe Alliance (UZA)  has said. In a statement, UZA described the appointment of Mnangagwa’s son David and nephew Tongai as deputy ministers as a “brazen display of nepotism”. “President Mnangagwa’s new cabinet fails to meet the expectations

Gender parity issues are now economic issues – say Mutsvangwa after shifting ministry

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter Minister of Women’s Affairs Monica Mutsvangwa has called on the government to continue capacitating women saying gender parity issues are now economic issues. Mutsvangwa who is taking over from Sithembiso Nyoni said women’s rights and affairs have evolved from the human rights tag. Speaking soon after being sworn in,

I will be a minister of all media houses – says Information minister Muswere

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Jenfan Muswere has pledged to liberalize the operations of the media sector while promising a raft of measures that will include infringed private players.Speaking soon after taking his oath for office, Muswere said his ministry will work to ensure that rights to freedom

Mnangagwa reverses two ministers’ appointments

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has backtracked on the appointment of John Paradza and Nokuthula Matsikenyere. According to the Constitution, the President may appoint up to seven Ministers and Deputy Ministers from outside Parliament “chosen for their professional skills and competence”. All other Ministers and Deputy Ministers must be Members of Parliament (Senators or

Chamisa has sold out – says protesters as Coltart is elected Bulawayo Mayor

By Darlington Gatsi TENSION engulfed the swearing-in ceremony of David Coltart as the new Mayor of Bulawayo as protesters blasted Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa for imposing candidates. Coltart sailed through to the Mayorship chair uncontested in a CCC dominated council with Donald Mabutho deputising him. In an awkward moment before the

Nelia Fundu

Greatness in the face of adversity, as five under-privileged students secure Mnangagwa’s ED-UNZA, scholarship to pursue mining and geological engineering at UZ

By Staff Reporter NELIA Fundu, a 21 year old young intellect from rural Zvishavane was born in a less privileged family with other five siblings. Her father relies on menial jobs to put food on their table but has of-late developed health complications which makes it difficult for him to fend for his family. Nelia

Pope Francis in discussion with Zimbabwean Bishops on Saturday

We return to Zimbabwe with better listening ears, say the country’s Roman Catholic Bishops after Vatican visit

By Vatican News ON Saturday, Bishops under the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC) concluded the week-long ad limina visit to the Vatican. Towards the end of their ad limina visit, the Zimbabwean Bishops met Pope Francis on Friday in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. The Bishop of Mutare Diocese and President of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops

Rusty caravan provides wedding relief for lovebirds in Zimbabwe

By Africanews IN Harare, a rusty caravan helps brides and grooms in a hurry. It’s the local Las Vegas for lovers in a hurry to get married, or for long-standing couples married according to tradition but not yet in front of the mayor: a khaki caravan awaits them in front of the courthouse in Harare,

CCC defends swearing in of councillors, representatives, says move endorsed by citizens

By Reason Razao | Senior Reporter Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has defended the move to allow its National Assembly and Local Authority representatives to assume office despite contesting the outcome of the just ended general elections. CCC councillors and members of parliament were sworn in yesterday in Harare with the opposition party saying

Beitbridge's revenue has doubled in the last year, which seems to suggest corruption has significantly decreased since the opening of the border upgrade, says Raubex chair Rudolf Fourie. Image: Supplied

Beitbridge goes from worst to best border post in Africa

By Ciaran Ryan | MoneyWeb Where trucks used to queue for kilometres on either side of the border with Zimbabwe, now they are cleared in two to three hours. The Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe was not so long ago reviled as a place of suffering, with queues of truckers and travellers stretching for

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula

Mbalula forces OR Tambo School of Leadership to can public lecture by Ibbo Mandaza, a critic of Zanu-PF

IOL African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general, Fikile Mbalula has forced the OR Tambo School of Leadership to halt a mooted public lecture with Ibbo Mandaza, a Zimbabwean academic who is not afraid to criticise the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu PF). The school, which was set up to academically empower ANC members on subjects

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the inauguration

Ramaphosa slammed for attending Mnangagwa’s inauguration, supporting stolen goverment

By Darlington Gatsi SOUTH African opposition parties continue to blast Cyril Ramphosa after he attended President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s inauguration saying he is endorsing a stolen government. Ramaphosa was one of three SADC leaders who attended Mnangagwa’s swearing-in ceremony at the National Sports Stadium Monday. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen said Ramaphosa’s attendance was a sign

Bulawayo City Council

Bulawayo councillors to be sworn in Wednesday

By Bulawayo Correspondent Bulawayo’s newly elected Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) councillors will be sworn in on Wednesday. The city‘s Town Clerk Christopher Dube is expected to preside over the ceremony held in the Council Chambers. After taking their oath of office, the new councillors are expected to elect the mayor and deputy mayor. CCC

We have shamed detractors – says Mnangagwa as he is sworn in for final term

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa said his party has shamed detractors who hoped for violence and his downfall during the just ended general elections. He was addressing thousands at his inauguration ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Monday. Mnangagwa said the peace that prevailed was an indication that Zimbabwe has

Midlands Chiefs Council chairperson chief Ngungumbane, born Zama Mkhwananzi

Midlands chiefs list expectations from Kuvimba’s Sandawana Lithium Mine

By Staff Reporter CHIEFS from Midlands province Sunday listed their expectations from Kuvimba Mining House (KMH)’s Sandawana Lithium mine in Mberengwa, stating that the resource should benefit the community first before the nation. Through their chairperson, chief Ngungumbane born Zama Mkhwananzi the chiefs said KMH now has their blessing to mine lithium after it arranged