James "Kamala" Harris

US Wrestler James ‘Kamala’ Harris Dies Aged 70

BBC Tributes have been paid to US wrestler James “Kamala” Harris, who has died at the age of 70. He was described as a “great character” and a “tremendously nice man” after World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced his death on Sunday. The 6ft 7in star was best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling

Govt still undecided over schools opening – minister

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT says it does not have any dates yet for the long overdue opening of schools amid a surge in Covid-19 cases in the country and the entire world. Primary and Secondary Education Deputy Minister Edgar Moyo told State media it was still premature to announce new dates for the schools calendar.

Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono

Prison authorities starving Chin’ono and Ngarivhume, says lawyers group

By Alois Vinga THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) reports that incarcerated top journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume were being denied access to food and warm clothing by prison wardens. In a statement Sunday, the prominent lawyers group bemoaned the apparent violations on the duo’s constitutionally guaranteed rights. “We have learnt

WATCH: Zimbabweans protest outside embassy in South Africa

By Costa Nkomo A GROUP of South Africa based Zimbabweans and some sympathetic locals Friday clashed with local police at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria. They were protesting against rampant human rights abuses in Zimbabwe under the Zanu PF led government. The protesters were initially granted permission to demonstrate at the embassy Friday but later


Rappers and actors push Zimbabwe hashtag viral

BBC Could a social media hashtag – tapping into the energy and anger of the global #BlackLivesMatter phenomenon – help achieve in Zimbabwe what years of street protests, strikes and political campaigns have so clearly failed to do? Over the last few days, in response to a particularly brutal, public, widespread, and on-going clampdown by

Tawanda Muchehiwa

Muchehiwa taken for dialysis treatment as his condition deteriorates

By Bulawayo Correspondent BED-RIDDEN Tawanda Muchehiwa has been transferred from a local private hospital to Mpilo central hospital for dialysis treatment. The nephew to ZimLive Editor, Mduduzi Mathuthu, was severely assaulted by suspected state security agents following his abduction Thursday last week in Bulawayo city centre. Following the ordeal, Muchehiwa went missing, prompting media rights

Health(y) Minister...VP Chiwenga

UPDATED: Mnangagwa appoints Chiwenga as new Health Minister

Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Vice President Constantino as new Health Minister following the recent sacking of substantive minister Obadiah Moyo over his alleged involvement in a drug tender scandal. Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda announced Chiwenga’s appointment in a statement Tuesday evening. “In terms of Section 99 of

Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa

South Africa expected to state its position on deteriorating Zim rights situation

By Staff Reporter/Agencies THE South African government is soon expected to issue a statement regarding its position on the deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe. According to South African media Tuesday, the Zimbabwean situation is being discussed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco). Department spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele told News24 on Tuesday morning

Baboons switch off Vic Falls residents, business

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls: Residents and businesses endured almost four hours of a power cut Monday afternoon after a troop of baboons tampered with ZESA infrastructure at the town’s main substation, causing power to trip. The blackout also affected water supply as the resort town’s water is pumped directly from the pump station

Mines Minister Winston Chitando

Call for mine closures as Covid-19 rages

By Staff Reporter THE Zimbabwe Diamond and Allied Minerals Workers Union (ZDAMWU) has called on government to close mines in the wake of a surge in Covid-19 cases in mining communities across the country. ZDAMWU general secretary Justice Chinhema said government must move in to enforce a temporary shutdown of mines to allow testing of

10 die in India after drinking sanitiser when bars closed

BBC At least 10 people have died after drinking alcohol-based sanitiser after liquor shops were closed in a village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The village of Kurichedu has been placed in lockdown after a local surge in cases of coronavirus. District police chief Siddharth Kaushal said the people who died had mixed

91-Year-Old Hwange Granny Killed By Elephant

By Matabeleland North Correspondent A NONAGENARIAN man from a village just outside Hwange town was early this week trampled to death by an elephant while rounding up his cattle. The death comes as more reports are received by authorities of elephants that are terrorising residents in Hwange town’s Number 1, Number 2, and Number 5

WATCH: Zimbabwe Poet Makes A Emotional Cry Against Brutality A FEMALE Zimbabwean poet is in the video below captured reading a touching Shona poem on the mounting challenges that the country is currently going through. The unidentified poet cries against the increase of State security forces brutality including rape, abductions, and arrest on innocent citizens while the perpetrators walk free. In the 5:47

ED supporter in wet moment AN unidentified man putting on Zanu PF regalia is seen in a picture circulating on social media urinating in a bottle right in front of other members of the public. could neither ascertain the place nor occasion the image was captured.

Frank Buyanga

Frank Buyanga Claims His UAE-Based Director Questioned Over Tycoon’s Child Custody Fight

By Mary Taruvinga BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga’s director for one of his United Arab Emirates (UAE) businesses was subjected to “unsettling interrogation” by potential investors over his long-running child custody battle with his former girlfriend. The business tycoon sensationally claimed the interrogations were done at the behest of the first family. In a Facebook post to

Perrance Shiri

BREAKING: Minister Perrance Shiri Dies

By Staff Reporter AGRICULTURE Minister Perrance Shiri has died. This was confirmed Wednesday morning by his co-deputy minister Vangelis Haritatos. “I received a call in the early hours of this morning with shocking news. It is with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing on of Air Chief Marshall (RTD) P. Shiri,” the