Cyclone Idai’s death toll hits 1 000 in Southern Africa

AP The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1 000, while the number of cholera cases among survivors has risen above 4 000. The United Nations has described Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi nearly a month ago, as “one of the deadliest storms

Ben Freeth

Zim’s white farmer compensation earns fury

Sunday Tribune THE Zimbabwe government’s plan to compensate distressed white former commercial farm owners was just a propaganda exercise, one former victim who lost everything has claimed. “It’s just to make the country look as if things have returned to normal and that property rights are being sorted out and that they are gradually ignoring

Mnangagwa says compensation only for elderly white farmers

AFP The Zimbabwe government will give priority to elderly white farmers when it starts compensating those who lost their properties during the controversial land reforms, the president said in an interview published on Sunday. The finance and agriculture ministries said last week they had budgeted Z$53-million ($18m) in payments to white commercial farmers whose properties

Man (50) caged for forcing daughter to massage his ‘painful’ manhood

By Staff Reporter A 50-year-old father who forced his epileptic daughter to massage his manhood was on Thursday caged 12 months by a Mutare magistrate. Lawrence Zinhumwe pleaded guilty to indecent assault charges when he appeared before Mutare Magistrate Tendai Mahwe. In delivering judgment, magistrate Mahwe said a lengthy custodial sentence was appropriate for the

200 000 Zim cattle lost through disease in 12 months, says report

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE lost a herd of 200 000 cattle in 2018 owing to disease outbreaks and the severe drought which hit the country last year. This is according to the 2018 fourth quarter report released recently by the Finance Ministry. “During the fourth quarter of 2018, growth of the cattle herd was affected

One in every three gay men in southern Africa HIV positive – report

By Robert Tapfumaneyi WHILE data on men who have sex with men (sometimes referred to as MSM) in East and Southern Africa is limited, HIV prevalence ranges from 3.8% in Angola to 36% in South Africa. This is according to a 2017 UNAIDS HIV and Women Report published few days ago. “Overall, one in three

SA mining mogul puts Zim gold mines under business rescue

Forbes Metallon Corporation, a gold mining group owned by Mzi Khumalo, one of South Africa’s most prominent mining entrepreneurs, has reportedly filed for business rescue for two of its subsidiaries, Goldfields of Mazowe Limited and Goldfields of Shamva Limited, in order to protect the companies’ assets from being seized by creditors. The Business rescue process,

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Zim’s 2018 revenue targets surpassed by US$1 billion

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE surpassed its revenue collections targets for the year 2018 by US$1.18 billion, a 2018 fourth quarter report released by the Finance Ministry has revealed. The report observes that the policies aimed at widening the tax revenue base in the final quarter contributed to the surplus earned. “Revenue collections during the fourth

William Pilbrough

Harare service held for late Build Zimbabwe Alliance deputy Pilbrough

By Leopold Munhende SOME 200 friends and relatives converged at Harare’s Celebration Centre Friday in a memorial service held for late Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZA) deputy president William Pilbrough. Pilbrough, deputy to BZA leader Noah Manyika, died on April 4 this year. During the ceremony, friends and family gave moving eulogies of the late politician

Zanu PF activists jailed

Four Zanu PF Masvingo activists jailed for violating Posa

By Staff Reporter FOUR Zanu PF activists in Masvingo, have been jailed 15 days each after they recently went on the rampage barricading roads and demanding transport operators who ply their route to reduce fares. The four, Trust Chiturumani (37), Shepherd Jimu (28), Iyvone Jeke (35), Mashoko Buranda (34), all from Sipambi village under chief

Redcliff Mayor Clayton Masiyatsva

Redcliff to conduct forensic audit on stand allocations

By Staff Reporter REDCLIFF municipality will undertake a forensic audit on the allocation of stands, dating back to 2009 following reports of irregularities and discrepancies noted within the housing department. Mayor Clayton Masiyatsva, in an interview, confirmed that council had resolved to conduct the investigation. “It is true that council is regularising the allocation of

Norton MP, Temba Mliswa

Parly committee wraps inquiry into Mliswa graft claims

By Anna Chibamu and Audience Mutema PARLIAMENT’s Privileges Committee on Wednesday completed the the gathering of oral evidence in the case in which former members of the committee on Mines are accused of soliciting for a bribe from a local businessman. Former committee chairperson and Norton Independent MP, Temba Mliswa, Zanu PF’s Leonard Chikomba as

Angela Sharbenou

U.S urges Zim/Moza government to address disaster preparedness

By Idah Mhetu AUTHORITIES in Zimbabwe and Mozambique have been urged to have a re-configuration of their disaster preparedness in order to guard against unnecessary loss of life. The call comes just under a month after Cyclone Idai ripped through the two southern African countries killing over a thousand people. USAID Disaster Assistance Response team

Chinese companies tear down Zimbabwe’s environment

theepochtimes.com The environmental impacts by some Chinese companies operating in Zimbabwe can only be described as catastrophic, according to leading environmentalist and human rights activist Farai Maguwu. Maguwu told The Epoch Times that some Chinese companies don’t even have proper licenses to operate in Zimbabwe. And as such, these companies are leaving trails of immense

Mishrod Guvamombe (left)

Hwange magistrate hired to hear Guvamombe case

By Mary Taruvinga THE trial of suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe failed to commence Tuesday after the under-fire court official again challenged the powers of a Hwange magistrate hired to hear his case. Guvamombe is facing charges of defeating the course of justice after he caused a Harare magistrate to recuse himself in a case