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Monthly Food Basket Shoots To $42 708

By Alois Vinga THE cost of living for Zimbabweans continues to go beyond the reach of many as a family of six now requires a total $42 708 to meet monthly expenses, the latest statistics released by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTATS) have revealed. The latest data confirm that the cost of living has

Mnangagwa Flies Over 100 People To Scotland For Cop26

By Leopold Munhende PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is taking a bloated entourage of over 100 people to the 26th edition of the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, including family members, friends and Zanu-PF youths who will enjoy a two-week long stay in the UK on taxpayer’s funds. This was revealed by Centre for

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Zimdollar Weakens By 4,3 % On The RBZ Auction System

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwean dollar this week weakened by 4,3% on the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign exchange auction system as the official exchange rate slowly catches up with parallel rate. A trading update released at the close of business Tuesday shows that the official exchange rate hit US$1:$97,13 up from last week’s

Police officers lead an arrested elderly war veteran walking with the aid of a clutch to a waiting police truck

Police Thwart War Vets Demo, Arrest Around 30

By Anna Chibamu RIOT cops heavily descended on war veterans protesting their paltry monthly allowances in Harare Monday morning, arresting 30. The easily irritable ex-combatants once again took to the streets barely two months after they were chased away by baton wielding police officers for the same reason. This time, they intended to submit a

In the eye of a storm: Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe's company recently won a tender under dubious circumstances

Minister Kazembe Kazembe In US$2,5 Million Tender Scandal

By Leopold Munhende HOME AFFAIRS minister Kazembe Kazembe has been implicated in massive tender scandal after a company he has interests in won a lucrative tender under suspicious circumstances, it has emerged. The company, Learbridge Investments (Learbridge) was awarded the tender ahead of more reputable firms offering the service at lesser costs. The tender, worth

He is being accused of causing serious divisions in Zanu PF's Mashonaland West province

Zanu PF Election Mayhem Exposes Deadly Infighting

By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent POLITICAL temperature is boiling up in Zanu PF’s Mashonaland West province after acting chair Abiel Mujeri at the weekend barred provincial members from Zvimba, Chegutu, Makonde and Kadoma from presiding over district elections in Hurungwe and Kariba in a move rivals say was meant to stifle them. According to

MDC Alliance's Job Sikhala

Mnangagwa Life Presidency Proposal Draws Fire

By Thandiwe Garusa THE Main Opposition MDC Alliance deputy chairperson Job Sikhala has blasted Zanu PF’s proposal to amend the constitution to allow President Emmerson Mnangagwa to serve more than two terms. The Zanu PF youth league national executive committee proposed a constitutional amendment which would extend Mnangagwa’s term in office beyond the constitutionally permissible

On the firing line: State Security minister Owen Mudha Ncube was told he can only fight for the Zanu PF Midlands chairmanship at the risk of losing his ministerial job

Mnangagwa Threatens To Fire State Security Minister Mudha Ncube

By Andrew Kunambura PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa recently threatened fire State Security minister Owen Mudha Ncube following his involvement in devastating factional battles currently ravaging Zanu PF, highly placed sources in the ruling party said. Mudha, as he is more popularly known, has been fighting to wrest the provincial chairmanship from the incumbent, Daniel Mackenzie-Ncube. The

He has thrown in the towel in the fight for control of Zanu PF Midlands province

Vanquished Mudha Ncube Chickens Out Of Zanu PF Midlands Race

By Staff Reporter STATE security minister Owen Mudha Ncube has dropped out of the race for the Zanu PF Midlands provincial chairmanship as the deadly internecine fights for control of the party heats up following the indefinite postponement of provincial polls last month. He is now backing former national youth league deputy secretary member Edson

The MDC-T official Tafara Mashumba who wanted to expose Mwonzora's alleged theft of party funds is whisked away in a pick up truck.

WATCH: Mwonzora Ally Yvonne Musarurwa Dramatically Storms, Ends Press Conference Meant To Expose Theft Of Party Funds

By Thandiwe Garusa MDC-T senator Yvonne Musarurwa Thursday stormed and brought to an immature end a press conference by a party official Kudzanai Mashumba who wanted to expose how party leader Douglas Mwonzora was allegedly stealing party funds. @DMwonzora ally Yvonne Musarurwa shuts down Harare press conference called to reveal how he stole party funds.

President Mnangagwa

ED Zanu PF’s Presidency Challenged In Court

By Bulawayo Correspondent ZANU PF youth member, Sybeth Musengezi has approached the Bulawayo High Court seeking the nullification of Zanu PF’s 19 November 2017 special session of the Central Committee meeting, which elected, Emmerson Mnangagwa as the incumbent president. According to the court application filed Wednesday, Musengezi through his lawyer Nqobani Sithole cited Zanu PF as the first respondent

Farai Matsika

High Court Postpones Doves Ownership Wrangle

By Mary Taruvinga THE case in which Doves Life Assurance Company (Doves) shareholders, Farai Matsika and Phibeon Busangabanye are embroiled in a nasty ownership wrangle has been postponed indefinitely by High Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi. This follows a successful application by Busangabanye through his lawyer, Ray Goba. “It simply means it must be returned

RBZ Governor John Mangudya

RBZ Shuts Down Forex Platform To Stem Currency Decline

Bloomberg ZIMBABWEAN authorities shut down a popular black-market currency-tracking platform, the latest action to try and stop an accelerating decline in its currency. The central bank ordered and other sites that publish parallel-market currency rate to shut down, Governor John Mangudya said in a phone interview on Tuesday. The website has been used by

MDC Alliance claims a gunshot went through one of the vehicles that were part of Chamisa's convoy Tuesday afternoon

BREAKING: Chamisa Under Siege In Mutare, Convoy Blocked, Shots Fired: Party

By Thandiwe Garusa MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s convoy was Tuesday afternoon blocked just outside Mutare along the Mutare-Masvingo highway by heavily armed suspected Zanu PF activists who fired gunshots at the opposition leader’s convoy. Chamisa was on his way to Mutare from Chipinge. He is in Manicaland to drum up support ahead of the

Chartered Flight For MPs To Vic Falls For 2022 National Pre-Budget Seminar

By Anna Chibamu PARLIAMENT will avail a chartered flight for MPs to attend the 2022 annual pre-budget seminar in the resort city of Victoria Falls. House of Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda confirmed the 2022 pre-budget seminar will be held this weekend. Mudenda told National Assembly members Tuesday all MPs residing from provinces furthest Victoria Falls,

ZESA Executive Chair Sydney Gata

ZESA Chair Gata Slams Guvamatanga For Stalling Solar Power Plants

From Andrew Kunambura In Hwange ZIMBABWE Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) executive chairperson Sydney Gata has strongly castigated Finance Ministry secretary George Guvamatanga for refusing to guarantee Independent Power Producers’ (IPPs) deals and unlock their funding. The deals have the potential to produce 300 megawatts of electricity, which would go a long way in easing the current

Minister Kazembe In Heated Exchange With Zanu PF Mash Central ‘Chefs’

By Leopold Munhende DIVISIONS among warring Zanu PF Mashonaland Central province’s top dogs deepened at the weekend after they turned their WhatsApp group into a battleground, exchanging fierce vitriols and threatening each other with violence. It all started when provincial chairman Kazembe Kazembe posted a message on the group which is a preserve for the