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Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti

Mnangagwa Government Shuts Down NGOs

By Costa Nkomo PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vengeful administration Thursday ordered Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) which defied its directive to submit work plans and activities to the Harare Provincial Development Coordinator to shut down. At the end of June this year, Harare Provincial Development Coordinator Tafadzwa Muguti demanded NGOs to submit work plans and intended activities to

By Paidashe Mandivengerei

JANET Banana, widow to late Zimbabwe’s first President, Canaan Banana has died. She was 83. Janet Banana succumbed to a kidney ailment Wednesday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. Legislator Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga who is a niece to the deceased confirmed Janet Banana had been admitted to hospital for over a week before her passing. “She has been battling a kidney ailment for quite some time. She went into hospital on July 19 and unfortunately we have lost her,” she said. Canaan Banana was Zimbabwe’s first president between 1980 and 1987. He died in 2003 in the United Kingdom at the age of 67.

Former First Lady Janet Banana Dies

Gvt Finally Approves J&J Vaccine

By Mary Taruvinga THE Zimbabwean government has made a dramatic volte-face and urgently approved the use of the single-dose Johnson&Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. Government had initially turned down donations of the British-made vaccine citing lack of storage facilities and a low efficacy rate, although watchers say the move could have been motivated by tit-for-tat motives after

Large granite blocks cut off a mountain in Muzarabani and dumped by a Chinese mining company

Government Halts Chinese Mining Activities In Game Reserve

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT departments implicated in granting Chinese firm, Afrochine, a controversial special mining grant inside Mavuradona Game Park were on Monday summoned for a crisis meeting in which they traded blame, leading to government suspending the company’s operations, can exclusively reveal. The meeting, held in Harare and chaired by Local Government minister

Tough-talking Presidential spokesman George Charamba warned government would clampdown on businesses that hike prices of goods in the wake of recent uprisings in South Africa.

Government Plots Massive Crackdown On Businesses

By Costa Nkomo PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government says it will viciously crackdown on businesses that may take advantage of the turmoil in neighbouring  South Africa to “sabotage the economy” by hiking prices of goods. The recent protests in South Africa, particularly in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal provinces following the 15-month caging of former president Jacob

Gatsha Mazithulela

CIO Boss Issued Threats To ‘Govt Critic’ Sipho Malunga Before Farm Grab, Court Told

By Bulawayo Correspondent CENTRAL Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss Gatsha Mazithulela tried with no success to force his way into the ownership structure of Kershelmar Farm in Nyamandlovu, Matabeleland North, jointly owned by OSISA director Siphosami Malunga and two partners. When this failed, Mazithulela, a CIO deputy director-general, threatened the shareholders the government would forcibly seize

UK Based Zim ‘Shining Star’ Teen Drowns In River

BBC A teenager who died while swimming in a river has been described as a “shining star”. Thandolwethu Ndlovu, who turned 15 just two days ago, got into difficulty in the River Trent near Swarkestone, Derbyshire, on Tuesday evening. After an extensive search his body was recovered from the river the next day. Paying tribute,

Chief Chiweshe

Chinese In Massive Looting Of Zimbabwe’s Minerals: Chief Chiweshe

By Leopold Munhende in Muzarabani A TRADITIONAL leader in Mashonaland Central province has, in a rare show of bravery, stood up and accused Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe of being behind the massive looting of the country’s mineral resources. Chief Chiweshe, born Matthew Chitemamuswe, also accused the Chinese nationals of abusing the role China played in

UK Deportees Whisked Away In Zupco Buses On Arrival

By Leopold Munhende GOVERNMENT officials at the Robert Mugabe International Airport Thursday whisked away Zimbabwean citizens deported from Britain to an undisclosed location. They also denied journalists permission to interview, photograph, or film their arrival. Zupco buses escorted by police officers lay in wait for the deportees, driving off once they had taken their seats.

ZNA commanders are struggling with rampant indiscipline within the rank and file of the military

Generals Sweat Over Rampant Indiscipline

By Thandiwe Garusa and Leopold Munhende ZIMBABWE National Army (ZNA) commanders have convened several meetings over the past few weeks as they battle to contain rampant indiscipline among soldiers, characterised by the involvement of junior officers in high profile criminal activities like armed robberies as well as theft of rations, can exclusively reveal. This

Mnangagwa Gvt Bought Israel-Made Spy Software

By Costa Nkomo PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s error-prone administration reportedly acquired the controversial mobile phone snooping equipment from Israeli surveillance company, NSO Group, in 2019 for use by the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), highly placed intelligence sources said Monday. The revelations have given rise to fears that government, which has openly expressed interest in snooping on

“I can buy any car in this world,” Says Junior Minister

 By Costa Nkomo YOUTH, Sport, and Recreation  deputy minister Tinomudaishe Machakaire, has responded to media reports which identified him as the importer of a US$770 000 Rolls Royce Phantom super car from United Kingdom company, GVE London, saying he has worked so hard he can now afford any car in this world. The big-spending  39-year-old

Breathing fire: Zanu PF national spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo says rival MDC Alliance members are mad, heartless and irresponsible

MDC Alliance A Bunch Of Mad, Heartless People: Zanu PF

By Anna Chibamu Zanu PF has described the MDC Alliance as a political outfit stuffed with mad, heartless and irresponsible people who are always fabricating falsehoods against the ruling party. This comes after messages went viral on social media at the weekend indicating that Zanu PF was pushing for Parliament to have a law that