VOA ZIMBABWEAN opposition and rights groups have held an online protest against proposed constitutional amendments that would allow the president to handpick top judges. Thousands of people viewed the Thursday night rally, which was streamed online to avoid arrests amid a coronavirus lockdown and ban on public gatherings. Stanley Gwanzura – better known as Pastor
By Leopold Munhende FORMER Deputy Prime Minister in the now-defunct inclusive government, Arthur Mutambara has predicted the Constitutional Amendment Bill No.2, recently endorsed by lawmakers, will lead to another coup in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe had a military-led coup in November 2017 when then-President Robert Mugabe was toppled from office and replaced by the incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Bloomberg ZIMBABWE’S breakneck inflation rate is slowing and that’s prompting signs of normalcy in the local stock market. In the southern African nation’s topsy-turvy markets, stocks have proved a haven for investors seeking to preserve their wealth from inflation that reached 837% in July last year. As the pace of price increases moderates, investors are
By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWE’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has committed to expeditiously assist all potential investors intending to invest capital in the recovering southern African nation’s struggling economy. Addressing delegates at the virtual Zimbabwe Finance Conference (ZFC) organised by the Financial Markets Indaba Wednesday, Ambassador Christian Katsande implored the investor community to tap into
By Mary Taruvinga/Costa Nkomo HIGH Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi Wednesday granted Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe, and MDC Alliance deputy youth secretary Cecilia Chimbiri a $20 000 bail each with strict conditions. The duo was arrested at the beginning of March and charged with violating Covid-19 guidelines after addressing the press at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts.
By Leopold Munhende ONLY graduates from the recently re-introduced National Youth Service (NYS), also known as Green Bombers or Border Gezis, will be employed in Zimbabwe, a Zanu PF activist has sensationally claimed. The claim was made by Kudzayi Mutisi during an online discussion Monday on the reintroduction of the controversial para-military youth training programme.
VOA THE Zimbabwe Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 2), which scraps the running mate in the supreme law and gives the president power to appoint judges, sailed through Senate today. Sixty-five senators, including at least five from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, voted for the Bill that was opposed by 10 legislators. Justice Minister Ziyambi
By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent THE Zimbabwe Lands Commission (ZLC) says it is handling over 1 000 disputes involving farm allocations and boundary rows. The ZLC has also admitted the fast-track land reform programme created headaches for the government, which it now sought to fix. ZLC commissioner Tendai Ruth Bare said the statutory body
Daily Maverick Zimbabwe journalist and documentary filmmaker Hopewell Chin’ono was vindicated by a court ruling this week, but he has two further cases hanging over his head. After the court ruling by High Court Justice Jester Charewa on 28 April that quashed criminal proceedings against him, the acclaimed journalist appeared resolute and immediately took the
By Costa Nkomo MDC Alliance top politician Job Sikhala has accused Zanu PF of plotting to introduce laws that could see party leader Nelson Chamisa, deputy Tendai Biti and himself frozen out of the 2023 elections. In a tweet weekend, the Zengeza legislator said he had it in good authority that Zanu PF was planning
By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa, under siege from a restive government workforce constantly demanding increased and US dollar wages, has made a surprise appeal to Zimbabwean employers to treat their workers fairly. Addressing journalists at State House Saturday, Mnangagwa also highlighted the country’s laws encouraged workers to freely engage. Zimbabwean workers Saturday joined the
By Leopold Munhende ZAMBIAN opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema has blamed Zimbabweans for xenophobic attacks suffered by some of their less fortunate compatriots in neighbouring South Africa over the past years. Hichilema, who is set to contest in Zambia’s presidential elections on 12 August this year, said blaming Zimbabweans for
By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) says opposition MDC-T legislators who last week voted in support of Constitutional Amendment Bill Number 2 were sell-outs. The proposed law seeks to, among other things, strike off the presidential running mate clause in the constitution as well as empower the President to promote sitting judges
By Mary Taruvinga DYNAMOS football legend, Itai Stanley Chirambadare (56) on Thursday appeared before Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi for allegedly sodomising a 13-year-old boy and student at his soccer academy. Samora, as he was affectionately known during his playing days, was not asked to plead and will remain in custody after the magistrate advised him
By Staff Reporter SMALL to Medium Enterprises minister Sithembiso Nyoni says only 6 % Zimbabweans were currently unemployed, contradicting wide claims that the country’s unemployment rate was hovering above 90%. Faced with an economic collapse, few economic options and a bleak future since the turn of the millennium, a lot of Zimbabweans left the country
Reuters A CHINESE-owned mining company denied on Tuesday it had drilled holes in a burial site in Zimbabwe after local people complained about what they viewed as the desecration of graves. Pictures posted on social media last weekend showed deep holes near graves in the Dinde area of Zimbabwe’s western Hwange district. Some residents have
BBC CREMATORIUMS in the Indian capital Delhi have been forced to build makeshift funeral pyres, as the city runs out of space to cremate its dead. Staff are working around the clock, while parks and other empty spaces are also being utilised for cremations. Families have had to wait hours before being allowed to cremate
By Alois Vinga MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa says the systematic attacks he and his party have received from the ruling Zanu PF and state institutions since 2018 have instead hardened him and transformed him into a wiser politician. Chamisa has for the past three years since the 2018 elections been accusing the Zanu PF
By Alois Vinga CONTROVERSIAL Zimbabwean socialite and businesswoman, Susan Mutami has slapped Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe with a US$50 000 claim for unlawful arrest early this year. Also being sued by Mutami are; Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga, the Director State Intelligence Services (Central Intelligence Organisation) Isaac Moyo, and Officer-in-Charge Law and Order, Harare. She
By Staff Reporter A LEADING human rights organisation, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, has raised strong concerns over the continuing rise in violations especially arbitrary arrests and torture mainly of opposition activists by law enforcement agents. This is contained in the Forum’s latest situational report for the period 6 to 23 April 2021. “The