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Ten Zim soldiers arrested for armed robbery

By Alois Vinga TEN serving soldiers have been arrested for armed robbery in Chinhoyi. Police confirmed the arrests. Most of the arrested hold the ranks of corporal and colour sergeant. They are Ishmael Neboet Zibula aged (29); a corporal at the Inkomo Parachute Regiment; Spencer Chigondo (29), a corporal ZNA Commando regiment; Ruka Matemai Bitone,

Matemadanda: July 31 anti-govt protest sponsored by West to spread Covid-19

By Robert Tapfumaneyi ZANU PF national commissar and minister Victor Matemadanda says the July 31 protest planned by the opposition is a western project bankrolled to the tune of US$300 000 to accelerate the spread of coronavirus among locals. Zimbabwe’s broader opposition has set the day for a national protest against the country’s deepening economic

Now former Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

Mnangagwa fires Health Minister Obadiah Moyo

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked from government, Health Minister Obadiah Moyo, who has hogged the limelight for poor handling of the country’s health sector and corruption. This follows growing calls for the former Chitungwiza General Hospital CEO’s dismissal from the lofty government job. Moyo was notified of his fate by Chief Secretary

UZ exodus as 15 lecturers dump institution in one week over poor wages

Staff Reporter THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has been hit by an exodus of lecturers amid reports some 15 tutors resigned last week alone over poor remuneration. Senior lecturers holding doctorate degrees are currently earning about $7 000, equivalent to just over US$100. Sources said the resignations at the country’s premier learning institution were threatening to

MDC President Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa Endorses, To Join Anti-Govt Mass Protests

By Robert Tapfumaneyi MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has confirmed his opposition party will support and join mass protests to end what he called an authoritarian pandemic in Zimbabwe. Chamisa was addressing party supporters during an online rally themed: “Fight For Better Livelihoods” Sunday. “I have seen protests being organised. We say every Zimbabwean who

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube

IMF, World Bank Spurn Begging Mthuli Ncube, Demand Reforms

By Staff Reporter THE Paris Club has spurned the Zimbabwean government’s appeal for a bailout saying no financial assistance will be extended to Harare until satisfactory reforms implemented. Paris Club comprises major shareholders in international financial institutions, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube wrote to the IMF, World

Jonathan Moyo

State Seeks Jonathan Moyo’s Extradition From Kenya

By Staff Reporter/Agencies THE National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has written to the Kenyan government seeking assistance in the extradition of former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF Politburo member, Jonathan Moyo from the east African country to Zimbabwe to face trial for corruption. Moyo is facing 14 charges of fraud, criminal abuse of office, and money

Kuda Tagwirei

Kuda Tagwirei To Take Over Four Idle State-Owned Gold Mines

Reuters ZIMBABWE’S Landela Mining Venture has reached agreements to take over and revive four idle state-owned gold mines and is in talks to buy more assets from a privately-owned bullion producer, its chief executive said on Friday. Unlisted Landela is majority-owned by Kudakwashe Tagwirei, an adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and one of the most

Minister Sibusiso Moyo

Broke Govt Splurges Millions On Ambassadors’ New Cars

By Lawrence Paganga – Deputy Editor THE cash-strapped Zimbabwe government has splurged millions to purchase top-of-the-range vehicles for nearly 50 ambassadors posted across the globe when the State is failing to pay agitated civil servants a living wage. Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo revealed Wednesday before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs that all

Five MDC Alliance MPs Challenge Parly Expulsion

By Mary Taruvinga FIVE MDC Alliance MPs who were recalled from Parliament by MDC-T leader Thokozani Khupe last week, have approached the High Court challenging their expulsion. The affected MPs are; Basilia Majaya, Macharairwa Mugidho, Annah Myambo, Francisca Ncube and Nomathemba Ndlovu. The five former legislators were elected as proportional representation MPs and were expelled

Minister Sibusiso Moyo

Thousands Students On State Scholarship Stranded In China As Govt Fails To Pay Airfares – Minister

By Anna Chibamu THOUSANDS of Zimbabweans, mainly students studying in China on State scholarships, are stranded as the government fails to purchase air tickets for their flights back home. Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo confirmed Wednesday that 2 600 locals had registered at various Zimbabwe embassies for repatriation home, but could not afford air tickets

HSB chairperson Paulinus Sikhosana

MPs Roast Health Services Board Over Purchase Of Luxury Cars While Nurses Strike Over Low Salaries

By Anna Chibamu HEALTH Services Board (HSB) commissioners recently took delivery of top-of-the-range vehicles at a time most public health workers are engaged in industrial action in protest over poor working conditions and low salaries. The HSB is the employer of all public health workers. On Tuesday, appearing before the Health and Child Care Parliamentary

Panicky Investors Demand Answers After Stock Exchange Shutdown

Bloomberg STOCKBROKERS in Zimbabwe are struggling to explain to investors what’s happened to their money after the government shut down the stock exchange. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange announced Sunday it suspended trade to comply with a directive issued by the Information Ministry late Friday that the bourse close. It’s the latest in a series of

Chamisa says will not attend Khupe’s ‘Zanu PF’ congress

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EMBATTLED MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says he will not be part of the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T’s extra-ordinary congress set for September this year. He was speaking in an interview with a South African news television channel Sunday. Chamisa has seen his political fortunes take a turn for the worse after