By Staff Reporter GWERU based Anderson High School has become the latest learning institution in the country to be hit by Covid-19 after 20 students have tested positive for the dreaded disease. Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavhima revealed Friday that results received so far indicated that 20 learners have tested positive for the pandemic.
By Mary Taruvinga HARARE mayor Jacob Mafume will spend a third night in custody after his bail ruling was postponed to this Saturday by Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande. Mafume is facing criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly forced city council officials to parcel out some stands in Harare’s Westlea suburb to his sister
By Alois Vinga FINANCE Minister Mthuli Ncube Thursday allocated a combined $61.4 billion towards the three key security ministries while allocating just 5 kilogrammes of maize seed for poor and vulnerable households in the 2021 budget statement. The proposed budget allocations for 2021 show that the Office of the President and Cabinet received $14.2 billion,
By Robert Tapfumaneyi FORMER Finance Minister and legislator Tendai Biti has dismissed the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) foreign currency auction system as a charade that is set implode once all economic fundamentals begin to kick in. Biti made the comments while presenting his State of the Economy Address at SAPES Trust in Harare Tuesday.
By Costa Nkomo HIGH Court judge Edith Mushore Wednesday ordered Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga, his junior Constable Rachid Siri and Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe to pay ZWL$4.3 million as compensation to the Choto family. This follows the unlawful shooting and killing of Kelvin Tinashe Choto in January 2019 during anti-government protests. The 2019 protests,
By Bulawayo Correspondent SPEAKER of Parliament Jacob Mudenda says he is the one who told then President Robert Mugabe to submit his resignation letter while telling the now late leader he could suffer the ignominy of being impeached if he did not heed his (speaker) advice. Mudenda was addressing a Speaker’s stakeholder meeting with Civil
By Mary Taruvinga AN inmate at Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) has slapped the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) with a lawsuit following his unfortunate experiences after the outbreak of waterborne diseases at the Harare correctional facility. Taurai Dodzo claims the prison has been hit by a diarrhoea, hepatitis B and Tuberculosis outbreak. In his
By Staff Reporter MDC Alliance co-vice president Tendai Biti says a growing number of white commercial farmers are quietly returning back to their farms and leasing the land from non-productive black beneficiaries who have failed to utilise it. He added the development was a joke and a negation to the much-touted land reform programme. The
Anadolu Agency A POLITICAL science student from the University of Zimbabwe, Jethro Ngara, sees doom and gloom as his country dares to wade into Mozambique’s war on terror. Ngara, 25, said he is too young to die and fears particularly for his parents who are domiciled along the eastern border town of Mutare which is
By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF has confirmed the governing party’s national political commissar Victor Matemadanda is unwell after he suddenly fell sick last week. In a statement Saturday evening, acting national spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa said Matemadanda has been unwell since last week and was recuperating at home after being attended to by doctors. Matemadanda is
By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Council of Bishops Conference of Zimbabwe (ZCBC) has penned another Pastoral Letter to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, this time urging the national leader and his administration to show “political charity” and “extend a hand of welcome to all the opposition parties”. In their latest Pastoral Letter ahead of the Advent 2020
By Leopold Munhende THE Zimbabwe National Army has been granted a free-to-air national television broadcasting licence which was however denied to local media mogul and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s co-adviser, Trevor Ncube. Government critics have accused the Harare administration of being a military state. The army also has interests in diamond mining in the country, with
By Staff Reporter ZANU PF has issued a warning to the US, telling its former ally that Zimbabwe’s ruling party was watching closely how it intended to tidy up the mess created by the superpower’s disputed presidential election held early this month. In the US, incumbent but losing presidential candidate, Donald Trump has refused to
EWN CAPE TOWN: Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Wednesday again defended giving an African National Congress (ANC) delegation a lift to Zimbabwe. Mapisa-Nqakula came under criticism earlier this year when she allowed an ANC delegation to hitch a lift with her on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) jet. The minister was again
By Costa Nkomo ZANU PF acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa said Tuesday his party felt more comfortable working with MDC-T interim leader Thokozani Khupe than her opposition rival Nelson Chamisa, leader of MDC Alliance. Chinamasa went on to describe Chamisa as “treasonous”. He speaking on NewZimbabwe.com’s flagship television programme: ‘The Agenda’. A former attorney-general and cabinet
By Staff Reporter THE Government could rake in millions of dollars after the enactment of a new law that requires all registered companies in Zimbabwe to re-register. All existing companies which were registered before February 22, 2020, are required to re-register with the Registrar of Companies within a period of 12 months according to the new
By Robert Tapfumaneyi EXILED former Zanu PF national commissar and cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere has called on Zimbabweans to organise themselves and demand a better life from the current regime led by Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking during an online public discussion titled Operation Restore Legacy, Unpacking the Democratic Transition in Zimbabwe, Kasukuwere said it was time
Agencies THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) says it is taking disciplinary measures against a magistrate who is standing for election in the Zanu PF District Coordinating Committee in Mt Darwin. The constitution prohibits judicial officers from taking part in political activities. Milton Serima, who is based at the Harare Civil Magistrates Court, is the second
By Alois Vinga GOVERNMENT has issued a chilling warning to Provincial Educational Directors, accusing them of siding with striking teachers through failure to submit names of the educators who have persisted with their strike. Zimbabwean teachers have been on strike since the resumption of school learning September this following a Covid-19 induced long break. The
By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe…(1) 2 Algeria……..(2) 2 IN-FORM Tanzania-based striker Prince Dube rose from the bench to score a precious equaliser with his first touch and rescue an important point for the Warriors against African champions Algeria in a crucial 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Group H qualifier at the National Sports Stadium on Monday.