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Mnangagwa urged to release Chihambakwe, Dumbutshena Reports as part of truth-telling, days after launching Gukurahundi inquest

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been urged to release reports submitted by the Dumbutshena and Chihambwe Commissions of Inquiry into the Gukurahundi as part of truth-telling, days after launching another programme to investigate the 80s genocide. The Gukurahundi (1983-1987) was a dark period in Zimbabwe’s history when 20 000 mostly Ndebele-speaking people were

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa ropes in Chiefs to pacify Zimbabweans over emotive Gukurahundi massacres

By Tapiwa Svondo  GOVERNMENT has officially launched the Gukurahundi Community Outreach Programme, a landmark initiative aimed at addressing the divisive legacy of the Gukurahundi post-independence conflict perpetrated during the 1980s, resulting in the death of an estimated 20 000 people in Matabeleland and Midlands provinces. The launch held in Bulawayo was attended by 72 Chiefs,

Lt-Gen Sanyatwe

Army General Sanyatwe’s ‘command voting’ utterances put ZEC in spot to rebuff elections rigging claims in Zimbabwe

By Tapiwa Svondo  PROMINENT lawyer, Thabani Mpofu has struck again, this time calling on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba to publicly refute claims made by army commander, Lieutenant-General Anselem Sanyatwe, that the military can impose “command voting” to influence election results. This comes after a video of Sanyatwe declaring his support

Opposition CCC leader, 77 party activists bail hearing delayed as State requests more time

By Mary Taruvinga Opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) interim leader Jameson Timba and 77 activists’ bail appeal hearing has been delayed after the State requested more time to respond to the application which is now before the High Court. The matter, set down for hearing before High Court judge Justice Lucy Mungwari will now be heard next Tuesday

Harare Mayor Jacob Mafume

After failing to get 2024 budget approved, Harare City Council goes after US$70 million debt to meet needs

By Alois Vinga THE Harare City Council (HCC) has tabled plans to recover a staggering US$70 million owed by residents and other stakeholders on the back of an outcry indicating the local authority’s challenged position to meet critical financial needs. The details were revealed Tuesday during a press conference amid indications that the government and the business community were

Fraud-accused Chimombe, Mpofu bail ruling set for July 16

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL business partners, Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu facing fraud charges will know their fate on July 16 when Magistrate Marewanazvo Gofa is expected to hand down her ruling on their bail application. The two have been in jail for close to three weeks following their arrest on allegations of swindling the

Human Rights Watch says SADC should speak out on govt’s intensified crackdown on opposition, NGOs

VOA Human Rights Watch says the Southern African Development Community should speak out against Zimbabwean authorities’ intensified crackdown on opposition activists and civil society groups ahead of its summit in Harare. In a statement, Human Rights Watch said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has since 2017 committed serious human rights violations and failed to implement lasting

ZEC chairperson Priscilla Chigumba

ZEC cornered, requested to publicise procurement details for 2023 voting material

By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has been requested to release information on the procurement of last year’s voting material following concerns the institution could have been used to externalise millions. The request, which came from human rights defenderTapiwa Chiriga, is in part response to ZEC’s latest statement dismissing claims of fraud and

Government shields ZEC, Chivayo in US$40 million elections procurement scandal

By Darlington Gatsi Government officials have evaded corruption allegations that persistently plague the executive, amidst reports of unexplained expenditures linked to the awarding of tenders to allies of the ruling party. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) allegedly granted a tender to ex-con and Zanu PF member Wicknell Chivayo to supply election materials for the 2023 plebiscite. Through

Moses Mpofu and Mike Chimombe arrive at the Harare Magistrates Court

Zanu PF businessmen Mike Chimombe, Mpofu locked up over botched Presidential Goat Scheme

By Mary Taruvinga CONTROVERSIAL businessmen Mike Chimombe and Moses Mpofu have been sent to Remand Prison awaiting their bail determination. The two appeared before Harare magistrate Marewanazvo Gofa who upheld the State’s application to postpone the matter to this Thursday to allow the State to lead evidence from investigating officers. Chimombe (43) and Mpofu (49)