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Nick Mangwana

Cyclone Idai death toll now 142

By Staff Reporter THE death toll from a devastating Cyclone Idai that barrelled through Zimbabwe’s south eastern districts last week has gone up to 142, according to officials. Ministry of Information permanent secretary Nick Mangwana told NewZimbabwe.com Thursday, that authorities expect the toll to continue rising. “As things stand, the death toll has gone up

Acting Information Minister Sekai Nzenza

WATCH: Government to track NGOs accounts, alleges funds might be used for terrorism

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT has announced it will start spying on civil society organisations’ bank accounts, in what it claims is aimed at plugging loopholes and stop the financing terrorism in the country. President Emmerson Mnangagwa like his predecessor former President Robert Mugabe has accused non-governmental organisations of being regime change agents. The President told

Zimbabwe's military deployed to quell disturbances last August and January this year has been blamed for the deaths of nearly 20 people

August and January rioters were criminals – Mnangagwa

By Audience Mutema PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has described citizens who demonstrated last August and January this year, only to meet with live ammunition from the army, as “criminals who had violated the rights of others.” The President said this in a statement read on his behalf by leader of government business in Parliament, Justice Minister

SA and Zim Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

No financial assistance to Zimbabwe for now, says Ramaphosa

Business Live PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa says his government will not provide any immediate financial support to Zimbabwe as discussions on the matter are still ongoing. The move comes as a blow to Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, which had been counting on its neighbour to provide financial support to boost its faltering economy. The cash-strapped

Mwonzora in congress change of heart

By Richard Chidza OPPOSITION MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora, who has been linked to a possible challenge for the MDC presidency against incumbent leader Nelson Chamisa, could be having a change of heart amid reports he was now settling for the much easier vice presidency job. MDC holds its congress May this year with a

Joanah Mamombe

MDC MP Joanah Mamombe freed on $3 000 bail

By Mary Taruvinga MDC Harare West legislator Joanah Mamombe has been freed on $3 000 bail by High Court Judge, Davison Foroma. She is accused of subverting a constitutional government. The state says she addressed members of her constituency in January this year during which she called on them to protest against fuel price increases

WATCH: Chamisa reveals Mwonzora bait, hints on ring fencing SG’s post

By Nkosana Dlamini MDC President Nelson Chamisa has inadvertently revealed what looks like an enticement for secretary general Douglas Mwonzora to abandon his bid to challenge him for president at a party elective congress May this year. Mwonzora is still agonising on whether to go for the most coveted MDC job or try to keep

Nelson Chamisa

WATCH: Chamisa threatens his presidential bid backers

By Staff Reporter MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to come hard on party politicians who continue making reckless public comments about the main opposition’s May elective congress. He was speaking during a media briefing Wednesday following a party meeting held earlier with the MDC standing committee members. Party secretary general Douglas Mwonzora’s recent vows

Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa rape claims: Police keep opposition leader guessing

By Kingston Ndabatei OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is yet to receive any official communication from the police over sensational claims he raped a Canada based diplomatic security aide’s wife November last year. Unconfirmed reports Sunday also linked the said Nyaradzo Nyathi to an abrupt withdrawal of the charges. Chamisa’s spokesperson, Nkululeko Sibanda told NewZimbabwe.com

Women's league secretary Mabel Chinomona

Zanu PF Women’s League: Mugabe must shut up and focus on playing with his grandkids!

By Idah Mhetu THE Zanu PF hit-back against former president Robert Mugabe continued Thursday with the Women’s League saying the nonagenarian should desist from political commentary and concentrate on playing with his grandchildren. “He (Mugabe) should stay at the blue roof quietly, playing with his grandkids, drinking tea and let others do their jobs,” said league

Munyaradzi Gwisai

Gwisai roasts ‘capitalist’ Masiyiwa for faking national interest, says tycoon just concerned about profits

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZIMBABWEANS must not be fooled by Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa when he talks about national interest as he was only concerned about profits, International Socialist Organisation (ISO) leader and firebrand trade unionist Munyaradzi Gwisai has said. “I think there is a naïve belief of class unity of Strive Masiyiwa, trade unions and