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Gabriel Chaibva

Poll Violence: Former MDC MP drives dagger into ex-allies’ hearts

By Leopold Munhende EX-MDC MP Gabriel Chaibva returned Tuesday to haunt his erstwhile colleagues through sensational claims they armed some party youths to kill two people during the August 1 post-electoral violence. Chaibva was making submissions before the Kgalema Motlanthe chaired Commission of Inquiry into the violence that rocked Harare’s CBD soon after the July

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Zimbabwe inflation shoots to 21% in one month

Business Report HARARE – Inflation is on the rampage in Zimbabwe, with the year on year rate for the month of October spiking by as much as 15.46 percentage points to 20.85 percent, Zimbabwe Statistics (Zimstats) said on Tuesday, further highlighting the scourge of price hikes emanating from rising parallel market currency rates in the

Jacob Mafume

State plotting road ‘accident’ assassination of Chamisa – MDC

By Nkosana Dlamini THE MDC has accused the state of plotting to kill its President Nelson Chamisa through stage managing a road accident involving the opposition leader. Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said on Monday that suspected state security agents were now in the habit of keeping “apartheid” style surveillance on Chamisa and attempts to impede

Govt rubbishes Chamisa kidnap claim; says incident mere road rage but MDC adamant

By Staff Reporter & AFP THE government publicly denied claims Sunday that its spy agency had attempted to kidnap main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa as he left a rally in Marondera this weekend. Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the claimed abduction bid was possibly just a case of “road rage”, adding that the individuals involved

Nelson Chamisa

WATCH: Chamisa survives dramatic abduction attempt by ‘CIO’

By Idah Mhetu MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume says party leader Nelson Chamisa has escaped a dramatic abduction attempt by suspected state security agents. The incident happened near Mabvuku, Harare when the MDC convoy was just returning from a party rally in Marondera. Some armed persons are said to have waylaid and blocked Chamisa’s car and

WATCH: Teachers march in demand of $3,000 monthly wage, scrapping of 2% tax

By Audience Mutema DOZENS of teachers on Friday marched to Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s office to demand a minimum wage of $3 000 dollars or have their current salaries pegged in US dollars. The educators, who comprised Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) members, also demanded the immediate scrapping of government’s 2 percent tax on

RBZ boss blasts ungrateful Zimbabweans; says making sacrifices for economy

By Bulawayo Correspondent RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya says he is making sacrifices to keep the country’s economy afloat and wants some gratitude from Zimbabweans for his heroics. “Some of us have gone out of our way to get this economy running. It is about time that the people of Zimbabwe are

47 killed on the spot in horrific Rusape bus crash  

By Staff Reporter FORTY seven people died on the spot Wednesday evening while dozens were injured in one of the most horrific accidents in Zimbabwean road transport history. The death toll is expected to increase. Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said the tragedy occurred some 20km from Rusape when two buses crashed head-on.

Former ICT minister Supa Mandiwanzira on Wednesday

Mandiwanzira bailed $2 000, protests ‘filthy’ Matapi police detention cells

By Court Reporter EMBATTLED former Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, was Wednesday freed on $2 000 bail but placed a complaint over police’s decision to detain him at “filthy” Matapi police cells. Mandiwanzira stands accused of abusing his authority as ICT minister by ordering government telecomms firm NetOne to pay $5 million to

Supa Mandiwanzira

Mandiwanzira locked up at the notorious Matapi police

By Staff Reporter FORMER ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira, arrested Tuesday on criminal abuse of office charges, was later locked up at the notorious Matapi Police Station pending his court appearance this Wednesday. Both police and his lawyers confirmed the Zanu PF MP for Nyanga South was spending a night in police cells. “Yes he is

Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba

Coup ordeal did not affect junior cops’ morale, says police spokesperson

By Leopold Munhende POLICE chief spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba has played down wide beliefs police were subdued and rendered dysfunctional by the army during last November’s military take over that forced out long serving President Robert Mugabe. She was speaking at a media stakeholders meeting organised by the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ)

Primary and secondary education minister Paul Mavima

Fed-up teachers to down tools this week, stage protest in Harare

By Kwekwe Correspondent TEACHERS are this week plotting industrial action and street protests to register their discontent with a government they see as unresponsive to their concerns. Civil servants have been demanding that the administration pays their salaries in United States dollars as the surrogate Bond Notes and RTGS currencies continue to plunge in value.

Ailing foreign affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo

TWO months on, coup frontman SB Moyo still too unwell for work

By UK Bureau FOREIGN affairs minister Retired Lieutenant General Sibusiso Moyo is yet to return to work, nearly two months after he was rushed to an upmarket Harare hospital with an undisclosed health complaint. The coup spokesman’s unexplained illness has curiously coincided with vice president Constantino Chiwenga also being side-lined by poor health. Chiwenga, then

Prophet Walter magaya

WATCH: Magaya apologises for ‘rushed’ HIV/Aids ‘cure’ claims, says was overwhelmed by ‘excitement’

By Staff Reporter UNDER-FIRE preacher Walter Magaya has issued an apology for “rushed” claims he had discovered a cure for HIV/Aids, telling a joint media briefing with the Health Ministry Thursday that he made the announcement out of “excitement”. The Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder invited strong rebuke from government, the United Nations and

Prominent Harare preacher Walter Magaya

Police raid Magaya’s offices to seize HIV ‘cure’; United Nations rubbishes preacher’s claims

By Anna Chibamu POLICE raided the Harare offices of prominent preacher Walter Magaya Wednesday evening to collect samples of his alleged cure for HIV and Aids, a deputy minister has confirmed. Over the weekend, Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) ministries leader Walter Magaya claimed to have discovered a cure for HIV and AIDS. Magaya said