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Dethroned: Luscious Chitsinde

Controversial Chief Negomo Dethroned

By Leopold Munhende CONTROVERSIAL Chief Negomo who made headlines in 2012 after punishing now late Prime Minister and MDC President Morgan Tsvangirai with two cows and two sheep for marrying in the sacred month of November, has been dethroned. Chief Negomo, real name Luscious Chitsinde, had been the acting traditional leader for 14 years, but

Food, Rent Gobble 78% Of Workers’ Wages

By Alois Vinga HARD-PRESSED Zimbabwean workers are spending an estimated 78% of the monthly earnings on food and rental costs, leaving very limited room for personal growth and long-term investments owing to deep economic challenges in the country. This is contained in a recent survey conducted by the Industrial Psychology Consultants (IPC). The IPC report,

Tobacco farmer John Ruvanga from Mwami Village, Karoi, in Hurungwe District harvesting tobacco in the field with workers

Tobacco Farmers Drowning In Debt

OCCRP WHEN John Ruvanga started growing tobacco for the Zimbabwean subsidiary of China’s state cigarette company in 2014, it seemed like he would be able to make enough money to provide for his family. As a contract farmer for Tian Ze Tobacco Company (Pvt) Ltd., he was given seeds, fertilizer, chemicals, and training upfront, which

Army Only Employment Opportunity Left For Junior Doctors: Research

By Leopold Munhende THE only option for junior doctors seeking employment remains in the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA),  a research conducted by a local labour think tank, the Labour and Economic Development Research Institute Zimbabwe (LEDRIZ) has noted. Presenting a paper during Action Aid’s workshop on ‘Decent Work for Education and Health Sectors’, LEDRIZ researcher

Former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has passionately apologised for spearheading laws and policies that have been blamed for ruining the country

“I Am Sorry For Laws Enacted Under My Watch” – Jonathan Moyo

By Robert Tapfumaneyi EXILED former Cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has made a passionate apology for draconian laws and ruinous policies which were implemented during his time in government. Moyo served as Information Minister 2000 to 2005 and again from 2013 to 2015 before moving to the ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education during former president

ZACC In Another Catch And Release Storm After Minister Makes Cameo Court Appearance

By Tonderai Saharo and Anna Chibamu THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) was Monday caught up in yet another catch and release storm after its investigators pounced on Minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira in a dramatic fashion but released him without charge following a cameo appearance at the Masvingo Magistrates Court. Zacc has

BREAKING: Minister Arrested For Corruption

By Tonderai Saharo MINISTER of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira has been arrested. Chadzamira was picked up by officers from Zimbabwe Anti-Corrugation Commission (ZACC) and taken to Masvingo Magistrates Court for a hearing. Although details of the arrest are still sketchy, sources say he is facing corruption charges involving allocation of land at Kilimanjaro

ZANU PF Threatens To Disqualify Errant Officials

By Leopold Munhende THE Zanu PF Politburo has ordered its errant officials to desist from campaigning for leadership positions ahead of next month’s root and branch shake-up which has triggered fierce jostling among cadres. Politburo sources told Sunday that the ruling party, in an effort to halt the vicious catfights that have erupted in

Jacob Zuma Freed

TimesLive FORMER South African president Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole, the department  of correctional services confirmed on Sunday. The department said in a statement: “Medical parole placement for Mr Zuma means that he will complete the remainder of the sentence in the system of community corrections, whereby he must comply

Dr Solwayo Ngwenya

Health Expert Warns Of Another Deadly Covid Outbreak

By Paidashe Mandivengerei  MPILO Central hospital acting chief executive officer, Solwayo Ngwenya has warned of an imminent and unprecedently deadlier wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ngwenya’s warning comes after a new Covid-19 variant, C.1.2 first identified in neighbouring South Africa was discovered in Zimbabwe. The C.1.2 variant is many mutations away from the original coronavirus.

Energy and Power Development minister Zhemu Soda is in the middle of a messy Zanu PF storm

Zanu PF Factional Fights Reach Boiling Point, As Minister Is Accused Of Blocking Deputy Parly Speaker

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF ructions in Mashonaland Central province have reached the boiling point, with two distinct camps brawling for key positions amid reports that two cabinet ministers belonging to one camp are moving around threatening party members with unspecified action if they dared to vote for the opposing group. Energy and Power Development

ZACC chair Loice Matanda-Moyo

Muzarabani, Guruve, Mudzi CEOs Nabbed In ZACC Spot-checks

By Leopold Munhende TWO rural district council chief executives have been arrested by officials from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC)  for illegally allowing mines linked to Chinese nationals to explore for chrome in the Mavuradonha Wilderness. The arrested are Ennie Mutema, the CEO for Muzarabani Rural District Council, and Guruve RDC’s Tinos Marisa. According to

Lack Of Foreign Currency Stalls Broadcasting Digital Migration

By Anna Chibamu ZIMBABWE’S Digital Migration Project (ZDMP) completion, from analogue to digital, has been stalled due to lack of injection of financial resources by the government, it has emerged. The project was supposed to have been completed by 2017 but is 43% complete four years later. Giving oral evidence before the Information, Media and

Nelson Chamisa

‘Respect Us’: Mwonzora Warns Chamisa Over Use Of MDC Alliance Name

By Ndatenda Njanike OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa has been sternly warned by former colleagues to respect other political parties who are part of the MDC Alliance formation and stop masquerading as the president of the coalition. After losing a Supreme Court battle over his legitimacy leader of the MDC-T last year, Chamisa reverted to be

Poor Urban Family’s Monthly Budget Shoots To $41 000

By Kenneth Matimaire A LOW-INCOME earning urban family of six now requires approximately $41 235.93 to sustain their monetary needs per month, according to the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ). This translates to US$490 against the official exchange rate or a street value of US$317. The new family basket financial needs released on August 30

Thousands Of Teachers Strike Over Low Salaries, Covid-19 Concerns

VOA ZIMBABWE resumed in-classroom teaching this week, but thousands of teachers are protesting salaries that are below the poverty level and a lack of personal protective equipment against COVID-19. Zimbabwe’s Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union says it will only call off the strike when the government addresses the concerns. “And there is negligence on the part

Deutsche Bank Cuts Ties To Zimbabwe’s Standard Bank

Bloomberg DEUTSCHE Bank has cut correspondent banking ties with Standard Bank Group Ltd.’s Zimbabwean unit, dealing a body-blow to one of the few remaining international banking providers operational in the southern African nation. Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Ltd., as the local unit is known, is the latest lender to have its U.S. dollar correspondent banking services

Mandi Chimene

“I Am Sorry,” Mandi Chimene Pleads With ED For Forgiveness

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE once outspoken former Manicaland Provincial Minister Mandi Chimene has pleaded with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to forgive her as she misses home. Now in self-exile after fleeing Zimbabwe in November 2017 after Operation Restore Legacy that removed then-President, Robert Mugabe, from office, Chimene has not set foot in the country since then.

Panic As South Africa Detects New Coronavirus Variant

Reuters/Staff Reporter AUTHORITIES in Zimbabwe are panicking over the discovery of a new Coronavirus variant by South African scientists two days ago. South African scientists reported Sunday they have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations, but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by

Liberation War Veterans pressure group chairperson Amos Sigauke addressing a press conference in Harare on Monday

Mnangagwa Has Betrayed Us: War veterans

 By Thandiwe Garusa DISGRUNTLED liberation war veterans have drawn daggers against President Emerson Mnangagwa accusing him of betraying them. The easily irritable former freedom fighters say by failing to give the ex-combatants a meaningful pension. At least nine war veterans were arrested by police last week after they gathered at Finance minister Mthuli Nucbe’s office