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Nelson Chamisa

Chamisa: Mnangagwa more cruel than Mugabe

By Mary Taruvinga MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Monday attacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa for allegedly meddling in the courts adding that the incumbent was more cruel than his predecessor Robert Mugabe. Chamisa was addressing the media outside the Harare magistrates’ court soon after party MP and deputy national chair, Tendai Biti was handed a wholly

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

ED crackdown threats ‘troubling’ and ‘sinister’, says global rights group

By Staff Reporter AN Amnesty International top official says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s weekend threats of renewed clampdown on dissenting voices are a “sinister hint” on worse off persecution soon to befall government critics. Addressing thousands of party supporters at a ‘thank-you’ rally in Mwenezi on Saturday, President Mnangagwa admitted deploying the military to ostensibly to

Mnangagwa’s ‘CIO son’ cons cash, merchandise out of church-mate

By Audience Mutema A 30-year-old Harare businessman was Monday dragged before a Harare magistrate for allegedly duping his church mate out of his cash and goods while purporting to be a member of the Central Intelligence Organisation. According to prosecutors Dumisani Muchirahondo also claimed to be a close friend to president Mnangagwa’s son, Collins. He

MDC national chairperson Thabitha Khumalo outside the prison on Saturday

MDC leaders barred from visiting party members incarcerated at Bulawayo prison

By Bulawayo Correspondent STAFF at Mlondolozi Women Prison in Bulawayo on Saturday barred MDC national chairperson Thabitha Khumalo and her delegation from visiting party members incarcerated at the penal facility. Khumalo who was also accompanied by relatives of the imprisoned activists said the delegation had brought sanitary pads and other food stuffs to the inmates.

Zanu PF legislator Dexter Nduna

‘Killer’ Zanu PF MP Nduna must resign – says opposition

By Anna Chibamu ZANU PF’s controversial Chegutu West member of parliament (MP) Dexter Nduna must resign immediately after appearing to threaten a rival legislator with death, the opposition MDC has said. Nduna rowed bitterly in during a parliamentary committee hearing with independent Norton MP Norton Mliswa with the latter repeatedly calling the Zanu PF legislator

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

JANUARY UNREST: ED vows to hunt down doctors who treated victims; admits unleashing murder and rape-accused military

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ominously vowed to go after doctors and nurses who treated victims of the brutal police and military crackdown against protestors last month. Addressing a rally at Rutenga in Masvingo Saturday, the Zanu PF leader claimed that doctors and nurses had been put on standby as part of preparations

A kitchen hut on fire at Stoncroft Farm in Umguza

Hundreds stranded as homes torched in govt-backed clear-out of farm occupiers

By Matabeleland North Correspondent UMGUZA: Hundreds of families have been left homeless after the government launched a crackdown on people who illegally settled on various farms countrywide. In Umguza, just outside Bulawayo, some 240 families at Stoncroft Farm had homesteads torched by the owner of the farm which they occupied more than a decade ago.

BATTLEFIELDS DISASTER: Rescuers pull 22 bodies from mine

By Agencies RESCUERS have pulled the bodies of at least 22 illegal gold-miners out of shafts at Battlefields that were flooded earlier in the week, and rescued eight more alive, officials and witnesses say. The accident involving about 70 miners happened on Tuesday night and has shone a light on the risks run by illegal gold-miners,

More images of dead miners being retrieved from mine shafts

By Idah Mhetu COMBINED operations to retrieve bodies of deceased artisanal miners from two disused mine shafts in Battlefields, Kadoma began Saturday with five bodies recovered by evening. Police and members of the Civil Protection Unit combined forces with artisanal miners and mining firms to bring to the surface, 8 survivors and bodies of the

Zanu PF MP Dexter Nduna (in brown town) assists in carrying bodies of miners

Five dead miners retrieved from Kadoma mine shaft, 20 more confirmed dead

By Leopold Munhende in Battlefields FIVE dead bodies of artisanal miners were Saturday retrieved from a disused mine shaft in Kadoma after they were trapped inside shafts Tuesday by floods. Twenty more are still underground and awaiting lifting to the surface. Officials from government’s Civil Protection Unit (CPU) Saturday combined forces with artisanal miners and

Charles Mungoshi

Celebrated author Charles Mungoshi dies

By Staff Reporter ONE of Zimbabwe’s most celebrated authors, Charles Mungoshi has died. He was 71. His death was confirmed by the family in a statement Saturday morning. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away of our dearly beloved father, Dr Charles Mungoshi (71). “He had been ill for ten years,

EU hints on renewed Zim sanctions following army killings

By Kingston Ndabatei ZIMBABWE’S unrepentant government faces renewed European Union (EU) sanctions in the wake of recent army killings and claims of rape, among some serious rights violations pinned on the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration. In resolutions made by the influential EU Parliament late Thursday, the bloc wants sanctions that were suspended three years ago

Jacob Mudenda

Speaker bemoans ignoramus MPs, urges minimum qualifications

By Robert Tapfumaneyi Victoria Falls: Speaker of the national assembly Jacob Mudenda has bemoaned lack of depth and economic literacy among his MPs. Mudenda was addressing some local and foreign chief executive officers gathered for the 6th edition of the CEO Africa Roundtable conference in Victoria Falls Thursday. The Zanu PF top official went on

President Emmerson Mnangagwa and rival Nelson Chamisa (inset)

SADC backs Mnangagwa despite Zimbabwe crisis; support likely to anger opposition

By TimesLive THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Monday weighed in with support for Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa. The support by SADC for Mnangagwa, political observers said, was likely to anger the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) which had been hopeful of the censure of Mnangagwa by the regional bloc. The 76-year-old president

LEGISLATORS Mliswa, Nduna near blows; Mliswa threatens to ‘castrate’ Zanu PF MP

By Staff Reporter INDEPENDENT MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa had a nasty fall-out with Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna with the former threatening to castrate the Zanu PF legislator. The incident happened during a meeting by the Mines and Energy Committee chaired by Mliswa. Mliswa is infuriated by claims made via the Herald that his

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa still hopeful about joining Commonwealth

By Kingston Ndabatei PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has scoffed at reports that an influential British lawmaker wants the UK to withdraw its support for Zimbabwe’s application the Commonwealth. Mnangagwa told French television channel France24.com in an interview on the side-lines of African Union (AU) summit currently underway in Ethiopia that Britain’s opinion is not law within