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MOREBLESSING ALI: Trailed by State agents and Sikhala jailed – family can’t work, children not going to school as life gets impossible

By Staff Reporter LIFE has effectively come to a difficult standstill for the family of slain Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist Moreblessing Ali as they cannot go to work and while some have been forced into hiding with suspected State agents hunting them down while their lawyer remains incarcerated. Family spokesperson Washington Ali, who

Zimbabwe’s merry-go-round finance measures fail to cheer up economy

By HARARE: New gold coins, an interest rate at 200% – among the highest in the world – and jotting down the legal currency status for US dollars into law are all part of the latest money merry-go-round finance measures put in place by Zimbabwe to try to attract investors. Zimbabwe’s battered economy has

Chiwenga irked by ‘Zanu PF Must Go’ graffiti; lays into CCC over filthy towns,  

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Corespondent  VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has fired salvos at opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) over mounds of dirt found across the country’s major urban areas, which include graffiti that denounces his President Emmerson Mnangagwa, his Zanu PF party and government. Graffiti, used as a form of protest art, was

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend’s father

By Associated Press CAPE TOWN: South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp’s family lawyer told The Associated Press on Friday. Lawyer Tania Koen said in a text message that Pistorius and

“God is out of it,” says Jonathan Moyo in latest jibe at Chamisa

By Staff Reporter EXILED former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has unleashed another jibe aimed at the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) president Nelson Chamisa, in what could signify a waning relationship between the two, barely a year after the former offered his services to the opposition party, on a consultancy basis. Moyo, Thursday appeared to

CCC rural charge shakes Zanu PF; they are running scared – says Ostalos Siziba  

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE Citizens’ Coalition for Change (CCC)’s rural mobilisation strategy which, for a while, received backlash from Zanu PF has reportedly left ruling party officials in Mashonaland province battling to save their political fortunes. The strategy, fronted by CCC secretary for rural mobilisation Happymore Chidziva has made significant inroads in the

More jail time for CCC’s Sikhala and Sithole 

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) lawmakers Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole will spend more time in jail after their bail appeal was struck off the roll by High court judge, Justice Munamato Mutevedzi. The two legislators are being accused of inciting public violence in Nyatsime area, rural Seke, to avenge the

Civic society group tells Commonwealth, eager Zimbabwe not yet ready to rejoin, cites rights abuses, election malpractices 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (ZHRNGO Forum) has cited Zimbabwe’s poor rights record as an indication the country is not yet ready to rejoin the Commonwealth following its unsuccessful application for re-admittance. In a statement addressed to the Commonwealth, whose heads of states meeting ended in Rwanda on Saturday,

SA: At least 20 dead in Eastern Cape tavern tragedy; cause not yet known

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams.

Under pressure Mnangagwa says Govt to act as Women’s League tells him ‘increase in prices is quite shocking’

By UK Correspondent & Xinhua PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa said Friday his government would announce new measures to address worsening cost of living challenges after the ruling party’s Women’s League told him that the “increase in prices is quite shocking”. President the league’s report at the ongoing Women’s League national conference in the capital, secretary for

Nurses call off strike, give government 14 day ultimatum

By Staff Reporter HEALTH workers have called off their industrial action and given government 14 days to deliver on their demands of a US dollar salary and better working conditions. The decision came out of a crisis meeting held Friday, after four days of industrial action. In a statement released on the same day, the

Harare council will pay $780,000 bill – boasts Mnangagwa ally Nguwaya on Pomona deal

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent DELISH Nguwaya, the Geogenix BV local representative, has vowed Harare city council will pay its ballooning debt to the controversial waste-to-energy company, despite the local authority’s resistance to the deal. His statement also follows a directive by the local government ministry to council, ordering it to settle its US$780 890