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POMONA SCANDAL: Govt orders Harare council to pay US$780,000 to Mnangagwa-linked firm

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE ministry of local government has written to the Harare city council ordering the local authority to pay up the ballooning Pomona dumpsite bill, which is now close to a million United States dollars Government reportedly forced the costly waste-to-energy-deal on the local authority and it has since emerged that

UK parliament questions recruitment of nurses from poor countries; Peers say policy ‘immoral and wrong’

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent  THE British House of Lords has questioned the move by the country’s National Health Services (NHS) to continue recruiting nurses from countries recording shortages in their own healthcare systems. Despite its own shortages, British Lords last week said recruitment of nurses from such countries raised ethical questions. Over 4,000 nurses

Minister scorns Diaspora vote; says Zimbabwe does not have foreign constituencies

By UK Correspondent ZIMBABWE has 210 electoral constituencies and none of them is located outside the country’s physical boarders, justice legal and parliamentary affairs minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has said. He was responding to questions in Parliament by opposition legislator James Sithole who wanted to know what plans government was implementing to allow diaspora citizens to

Minister claims only a few nurses on strike; MP ordered to withdraw cheeky question about VP whereabouts ‘as country burns’

By Parliament Correspondent LEADER of government business in Parliament Ziyambi Ziyambi claimed Wednesday that only a few doctors and nurses were on strike as he reiterated the administration’s refusal to pay salaries in foreign currency. Public health workers have been on strike since Monday, demanding – among other things – that their salaries should be

IN FULL: Chamisa outlines rapid and accelerated economic transformation plan

By Nelson Chamisa I CCC President The CITIZENS government will come up with policy framework and turnaround strategy which among others includes the following: Develop demand driven policies informed by inclusive policies and inclusive politics anchored upon an inclusive dialogue with all political actors, economic players, labour, business, civil society and academia with a view

Govt threatens striking healthcare staff; distressing scenes as nurses protest next to critically ill patient

By Mary Taruvinga, Senior Reporter  THE country largest referral health institution, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, has started marking daily attendance registers for nurses and doctors after they withdrew their services Monday, citing poor salaries. State health workers this Monday embarked on an indefinite strike saying their wages salaries have been eroded by inflation. They rejected

UK: Ex-soldier continues fight against deportation to Zim; Home Office not convinced with claim he was ‘tortured and beaten’ in Harare for serving in British army

By LONDON: A British Army veteran is “living in fear each and every second” due to the threat of deportation to Zimbabwe. Joram Nechironga has spent more than 20 years living in the UK and served in Iraq during his five years with 9 Supply Regiment, based at Hullavington Barracks, in Wiltshire. But the

Mliswa urges Mnangagwa to suspend July Moyo; accuses minister of corruption at several towns and cities

By Anna Chibamu NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa has written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) urging the immediate suspension of local government minister July Moyo to facilitate investigations into fresh corruption allegations. Moyo, a long-time Mnangagwa ally, is reported to be already under investigation by the anti-corruption body on other cases

CLEANING THE MESS: No more gym, hairstyle, holiday allowances for ZINARA bosses, as new board terminates controversial contracts 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent THE new Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (ZINARA) board has scrapped controversial gym, hairstyle and holiday allowances which were being paid by the administrator to their predecessors, chairperson George Manyaya has told parliament. Manyaya revealed that the new board had done away with Precious Murove, among many other unqualified directors, in

Doctors, health workers to join nurses strike Monday; claim VP Chiwenga not met them since appointment and blast Mthuli lies

By UK Correspondent Failure to provide a meaningful Cost of living adjustment Failure to meaningfully and timeously Review Covid 19 risk allowances Failure to facilitate timeous disbursement of the donor-funded retention allowances DOCTORS and other health workers have indicated they will go on strike Monday to protest poor salaries and the failure by government to

CCC legislators Sikhala and Sithole to spend weekend in jail as bail hearing drags on

By Staff Reporter CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) legislators, Job Sikhala and Godfrey Mandaza, will spend their weekend in Harare Remand Prison after their bail hearing was postponed to Monday. The two are being charged with incitement to commit public violence. Both deny the allegations. Sikhala and his colleague were arrested Tuesday before their initial

Moreblessing Ali’s suspected killer Jamba further detained by police

By Staff Reporter The Harare Magistrates Court has granted Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) authority to further detain Pius Jamba who allegedly murdered Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) activist, Moreblessing Ali in cold blood. Jamba briefly appeared before a Harare magistrate Dennis Mangosi Friday and will be back in court this Saturday at 3pm. The Investigating

State challenges Sikhala’s bail, argues the CCC deputy chair tried to flee arrest  

By Staff  Reporter THE deputy chief magistrate Gibson  Mandaza was Friday told that Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) legislator, Job Sikhala tried to flee upon arrest. The State was challenging granting bail to Sikhala and his co-accused, Godfrey Sithole. The Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant Gift Mutamba said Sikhala was not assaulted by the police as

State opposes bail for Sikhala and CCC colleagues

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change deputy national chairperson Job Sikhala was brought to court on Thursday in movie style with speeding motorcade and a heavy police presence. Dozens of anti-riot police officers in a truck escorted the vehicle which brought Sikhala to Harare magistrates’ courts to face charges of inciting public violence.