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Xenophobic attacks erupt in SA after Zim man shoots cop dead

By Staff Reporter XENOPHOBIC attacks have erupted in Diepsloot, South Africa after residents stormed a police station Thursday morning demanding officers to hand over a Zimbabwean man accused of killing a cop last week. Detective Captain Oupa Matjie was fatally shot while in pursuit of suspects in the area. An unidentified Zimbabwean man has been

Optimistic...Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Ncube Sees Zim Inflation Stabilizing After Skyrocketing To 500%

Bloomberg News Zimbabwean inflation is beginning to stabilize, even with consumer prices increasing more than 500% on an annual basis, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said. Year-on-year inflation remains high, “but that’s expected, that happens when you liberalize a currency,” Ncube said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa vows street protests on the way

AP Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader said Tuesday he will roll out anti-government street protests this year, declaring that the collapsing economy will improve only if political issues, including a long-disputed election, are resolved. Nelson Chamisa told hundreds of Movement for Democratic Change party supporters in the capital, Harare, that he will use the protests to

Loice Matanda-Moyo

Anti-Graft Body Opens 600 Dockets For 74 High Fliers

By Makanaka Masenyama THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has opened over 600 high profile corruption cases targeting 74 well-heeled individuals in government, judiciary, private sector and politics. This was revealed recently by ZACC chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo in an interview with the NewZimbabwe.com. “There are so many cases that we are investigating. So far we have

Obert Gutu

Obert Gutu Resigns As MDC-T VP

By Staff Reporter OBERT Gutu, Vice President in the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, has resigned with immediate effect citing “personal and private reasons.” “For purely personal and private reasons, I’m resigning from the MDC with immediate effect,” Gutu announced on Twitter Saturday morning. Gutu has been one of the most ardent defenders of the Political Actors

Anti-riot police stand guard outside MDC HQ as their colleagues conduct a search inside

UPDATED: No Machetes Found As Police End Search At MDC HQ

Leo Munhende/Thandiwe Garusa/Idah Mhetu THE police search for machetes and subversive material at MDC’s Harvest House, renamed Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House, ended with the main opposition’s lawyer Jeremiah Bamu later telling journalists that nothing of the suspected items were found. On Friday afternoon, police served MDC officials with a search warrant for machetes and subversive

Zimbabwe remains a pariah state under President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Govt Plays Down UK-Africa Summit Snub

By Robert Tapfumaneyi  THE Zimbabwe government has played down its apparent snub by British authorities who have overlooked Harare among those invited to next week’s UK-Africa Summit set for London. The summit will bring together businesses, governments and international institutions across Africa to interact, grow and explore new business opportunities. But Zimbabwe is one of

ZACC Chairperson Loice Matanda-Moyo

ZACC Boss Matanda-Moyo Spurned VP Chiwenga’s Request To Arrest Marry

By Costa Nkomo   ZIMBABWE Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo recused herself from heading a team that arrested Marry Chiwenga, the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, to avoid conflict of interest as she knew the warring couple personally. Marry Mubaiwa was arrested by ZACC officials last December on charges of attempting to

During happier times...Marry and then General Chiwenga

More Skeletons Tumble In VP-Wife Saga: Marry Demands US$47 000 Maintenance, Claims VP On Drugs As Presidential Ambitions Crumble

By Mary Taruvinga MARRY, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, has filed papers at the High Court demanding US$47 000 per month for maintenance as she also revealed the VP was taking unprescribed drugs as he believed his ascendancy to be Zimbabwe’s President was in jeopardy. In her papers, the ex-model further claims

Marry Chiwenga

VP Chiwenga: Marry A Witch, Drug Addict

Herald MARRY Mubaiwa, the estranged wife of Acting President Constantino Chiwenga, who is on remand for attempted murder, fraud and money laundering, surrendered one diplomatic passport as a bail condition, and retained two other valid passports, it has emerged. It has come to the court’s attention that Mubaiwa had two valid diplomatic passports and one

Chief Justice Luke Malaba Image - Idah Mhetu

Special Courts For Mashurugwi

By Robert Tapfumaneyi/Bulawayo Correspondent THE judiciary has established special courts to deal “decisively” with the notorious machete gangs known as Mashurugwi. Officially opening the 2020 Legal Year at the Constitutional Court in Harare Monday, Chief Justice Luke Malaba said the terror gangs could create anarchy if they were not quickly neutralised. “As we speak, the

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

Civil Servants, Govt In Crunch Wage Meeting Friday

By Idah Mhetu CIVIL servants are set to meet Public Service Minister Paul Mavima for a crunch meeting over salaries as government employees say they are no longer able to report for work due to incapacitation. Unions affiliated to the APEX Council, the main negotiating arm for civil servants, met Tuesday in Harare ahead of

Ex-Minister Walter Mzembi

Ex-Minister Walter Mzembi To Lead Newly Formed Political Party

By Robert Tapfumaneyi FUGITIVE former Cabinet Minister Walter Mzembi has been appointed interim president of a new political formation, the People’s Party. Mzembi is deputised by former Higher Education Deputy Minister Godfrey Gandawa. Gandawa is also on the run after skipping the country in 2018 facing fraud charges when he was deputy minister. United Kingdom-based Lloyd

Raymond Majongwe

Majongwe Retains PTUZ SG Post After 22 Years At The Helm

By Anna Chibamu VOCAL Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe’s (PTUZ) Raymond Majongwe has been re-elected uncontested as the group’s secretary general, a position he will now hold for over 20 years. The president of PTUZ President Takavafira Zhou was also re-elected unopposed at the teachers’ union national congress held in Harare at the weekend. Both

 Mnangagwa Accelerates Bid To Dump Chiwenga

By Lawrence Paganga, Deputy Editor PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has accelerated an apparent bid to cast out Vice President Constantino Chiwenga from his future plans through spirited attempts to fast-track and discard the presidential running mate clause from the Constitution. On Friday, the Extraordinary Government Gazette published that the Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2019, will repeal

Teachers To Launch National Strike Over Poor Salaries – Unions

By Leopold Munhende LEADERS of two militant Zimbabwe teachers’ unions have vowed to lead thousands of teachers under their stable onto a job boycott when schools open for first the term of 2020. The country’s teaching workforce is disgruntled over low salaries and poor working conditions. Raymond Majongwe, secretary general of the Progressive Teachers Union