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Time for Zimbabweans to stand up for themselves – says CCC’s Kufahakutizwi after ZEC declares rival Sakupwanya uncontested MP in Mabvuku 

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) candidate for Mabvuku-Tafara constituency Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi reckons the time has come for Zimbabweans to stand up and defend themselves against ‘Zanu PF’s continued act of urinating on the constitution.’ He spoke to a day after losing his right to contest for the seat

JUST IN: High Court bars recalled CCC MPs from contesting in Saturday’s by-election

By Mary Taruvinga THE High Court has barred recalled Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) MPs from contesting in Saturday’s by-election, ruling acceptance of their candidature by the Nomination Court was unlawful. In a brief judgement, Judge Never Katiyo said 22 respondents from Matebeleland Province will not be contesting on Saturday. Opposition Mabvuku-Tafara candidate Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi will however contest against Zanu PF’s Pedzai ‘Scott’ Sakupwanya

Mthuli’s new tax regime to trigger price hikes – Grain Millers say; bread likely to go for US$2 in January

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube’s recently announced tax regime is expected to trigger massive price hikes, with the Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) predicting bread will be sold for US$2 in January 2024. GMAZ highlighted that excluding maize meal, wheat flour, bread and salt from Ncube’s Value Added Tax (VAT) exempted goods list

CCC interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu and his lawyer Lewis Uriri

Judgement reserved in case CCC MPs are challenging removal from ballot

By Staff Reporter The High Court has reserved its judgement in a matter Sengezo Tshabangu, claiming to be Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim secretary general, is seeking to block recalled MPs and senators from contesting in Saturday’s by-elections under the party’s name. Justice Never Katiyo sitting at the Harare High Court reserved his judgement after hearing from

Opposition deputy spokesperson to sue State after court throws out charges of tearing Zanu PF campaign posters for lack of evidence

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) Deputy Spokesperson Ostallos Siziba has revealed plans to sue the State after being cleared of tearing Zanu PF campaign posters and incitement of violence. The charges have been forcing him to attend court sessions in Bulawayo since August. Siziba was accused of having defaced

President Emmerson Mnangagwa inspects the guard of honour after he was inaugurated at a local stadium on 4 September 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photo: Tafadzwa Ufumeli / Getty Images)

Zanu PF quashes speculation – Mnangagwa to step down after second term in office

By Anna Chibamu Zanu PF Secretary for Information Christopher Mutsvangwa has rubbished claims President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be vying for a third term as Head of State. This follows speculations that the ruling party plotted the recalls of Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) MPs so it could secure a two-thirds majority in Parliament and amend

The late Tapfumaneyi Masaya

Police dismiss claims CCC activist Masaya’s killing was politically motivated – preliminary investigations show it is a “purely murder case”

By Staff Reporter POLICE Spokesperson Paul Nyathi has dismissed claims of abduction, torture, and murder made by Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) following the forced disappearance of opposition activist Tapfumaneyi Masaya, who was eventually found dead. Masaya was abducted in mid-November while conducting door-to-door campaigns for Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi, CCC’s parliamentary candidate for the Mabvuku Tafara constituency. In

Jamba convicted of CCC activist Moreblessing Ali’s murder

By Mary Taruvinga Pius Jamba, who was arrested in June last year on allegations of murdering CCC activist, Moreblessing Ali has been found guilty by the High Court. Jamba’s conviction followed a full trial during which he denied the allegations claiming that he was being used to cool down political tempers in the Nyatsime area,

(From left to right) Bradford men Karl Belinga, Karlson Ogie, and Brandon Paradzai have been found guilty of killing teen Trust Gangata (Image: West Yorkshire Police)

UK: Zimbabwean teen among three Bradford men found guilty of killing compatriot Trust Gangata

By Bradford Telegraph and Angus THREE Bradford men along with one other have been found guilty of killing a teenager by stabbing him 14 times in a tragic case of mistaken identity. Karl Belinga, 20, of Brendon Walk in Holme Wood, Karlson Ogie, 19, of Bierley House Avenue in Bierley, and Paul Mbwasse, 19, of

Workers say Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s ‘anti- welfare’ budget has strong traits of capitalism

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has slammed the just passed 2024 National Budget describing it as largely anti-welfare. This follows the tabling of a ZW$58,2 trillion National Budget by Finance and Investment Promotion Minister, Prof Mthuli Ncube on Thursday. The blueprint has not excited many ordinary citizens due to the heavy taxes introduced

2024 National Budget the “worst ever” – opposition slams Mthuli Ncube for introducing “anti-people” taxes

By Darlington Gatsi CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC), Tuesday emerged from the National Assembly frothing, trashing Minister of Finance Mthuli Ncube for presenting a budget which burdens the poor. Ncube tabled a ZWL58.2 trillion before Parliament which saw the Ministry of Primary and Secondary being allocated the biggest chunk. CCC Member of Parliament Caston Matewu castigated Ncube

Cash-strapped Mthuli Ncube delivers ZWL58,2 trillion budget, deepens tax measures

By Alois Vinga SCARCE resources have forced Finance and Investment Promotion Minister, Mthuli Ncube to deliver a ZWL58,2 trillion 2024 National Budget while deepening tax measures to salvage the dry public purse. Premised on the theme, “Consolidating Economic Transformation” the Treasury boss said the blueprint follows widespread proposals and suggestions from consultations with Parliamentarians, MDAS,

Mthuli Ncube faces tough hurdles as he delivers 2024 National Budget

By Alois Vinga FINANCE and Investment Promotion Minister, Prof Mthuli Ncube will today traverse a very tight rope as he delivers the 2024 National Budget amid very high expectations which may not be met due to limited resources. The treasury boss has since done himself a favour after pre-emptive proclamations during the pre-budget meetings earlier when he

Rights Commission report further dents August polls credibility – says Team Pachedu, FAZ influenced electoral processes

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) post-election report has pointed out glaring irregularities during the 2023 harmonized polls including the involvement of affiliate organisations. In its report, ZHRC, said despite the peaceful and calmness that prevailed during the election period, the watchdog received cases of violation of civil and political rights, including, intimidation, coercion

High Court overturns Sikhala’s conviction in obstruction of justice case

By Mary Taruvinga The High Court has acquitted former opposition MP Job Sikhala in a case he was accused of obstructing the course of justice after he allegedly announced that a Zanu PF activist had murdered Moreblessing Ali. The State alleged that he posted a video that was intended to mislead the police who were investigating the death

Marry Mubaiwa Murder Trial: VP Chiwenga to testify against ex-wife on December 7

By Mary Taruvinga Vice President, Constantino Chiwenga is expected to take the witness stand and testify against his ex-wife, Marry Mubaiwa who is accused of attempting to kill him at a hospital in South Africa. Prosecutor Lancelot Mutsokoti said Chiwenga is the next witness after his doctor, former deputy health minister, John Mangwiro concluded his testimony.

Women and Gender Minister Monica Mutsvangwa at the launch of the 16 Days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Hauna, Manicaland on Sunday

National 16 Days of Activism against GBV launched amid concerns of increased cases in Zimbabwe: Calls made for resources’ mobilisation to deal with scourge

By Anna Chibamu THE National 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) was on Sunday launched amid calls for advocacy to mobilize more national budgets for investments in preventing violence against women and girls. The launch in Hauna, Manicaland province sadly came as concerns of continued increased gender-based violence (GBV) in Zimbabwe grew over

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe posing with Pope Francis. Credit: Catholic Church News Zimbabwe

Catholic Bishops in Zimbabwe decry recalls of elected candidates as “new form of violence”

By ACI Africa CATHOLIC Bishops in Zimbabwe have decried what they are terming a “new form” of post-election violence characterized by “recalls of the elected” political candidates in the Southern African nation. The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) recalled 33 elected Senators and Members of Parliament (MPs) for allegedly being impostors in the opposition party.