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.
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
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, NewZimbabwe.com can exclusively reveal. The meeting, held in Harare and chaired by Local Government minister
By Mary Taruvinga CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba Tuesday made a surprise return to office Tuesday as he presided over the swearing in of newly appointed Judge President Mary Zimba-Dube after a two-month hibernation following the controversy surrounding his tenure of office. Dube was on Sunday named as the new Judge President, taking a position
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
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
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,
By Staff Reporter THREE of the four armed robbers who last Wednesday managed to disarm a police officer and escape while being transported to Mokopane Regional Court in Limpopo, South Africa were arrested Saturday. Three of the four are Zimbabwean males and two of them were rearrested while the third is still on the run.
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
BBC IN A move that pours cold water on the dreams of a few billionaire space explorers, the US has tightened its definition of the word “astronaut”. New Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules say astronaut hopefuls must be part of the flight crew and make contributions to space flight safety. That means Jeff Bezos and
Bloomberg THE venture is cutting fuel imports, but opponents say the community is paying the price. A controversial ethanol project, run by Green Fuel (Pvt) Ltd., is helping curb the need for imports and is providing jobs, as it steadily expands output. Activist groups say nearby farmers in Chisumbanje in the nation’s southeast weren’t adequately
By Leopold Munhende “I AM hurt, I do not even know where or how he will restart his life,” said a mother, waiting in vain to catch a glimpse of her 32-year-old son on arrival at the Robert Gabriel International Airport Thursday. The son is among 14 Zimbabweans who were deported from the United Kingdom
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.
By Robert Tapfumaneyi VICE President Constantino Chiwenga has come under severe criticism from his estranged wife, Marry, who described him as an evil man who is causing her untold suffering and denying her access to her children. In a series of Twitter posts Wednesday, Marry emotionally poured her heart out on her afflictions, which include
I’m locked up, waiting to be deported to Zimbabwe – I worry my kids think it’s because I don’t love them
Pet Davies, The Independent UK I’m being sent away because of a crime I committed seven years ago, but I served my time and am no danger to society. I lived more than half my life in the UK and just want a chance to watch my children grow up here y 2-year-old son on
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, NewZimbabwe.com can exclusively reveal. This
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
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
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