NRZ locomotive derails, plunges into gorge killing three

By Staff Reporter THREE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) crew members died Monday night after a locomotive derailed before falling into a gorge between Mutare and Machipanda. The locomotive which was pulling 14 wagons failed to negotiate a curve due to a suspected brake failure. In a statement released on Monday, NRZ said the accident

Four children lock themselves inside a car, suffocate to death

By Staff Reporter FOUR children, aged three to four, died of suffocation inside a parked vehicle in Harare’s Hopley suburb on Thursday evening. Police said the children, two boys and two girls were found deceased after they locked themselves inside the vehicle. The victims who were last seen playing in the street, entered the vehicle

Do not tell me how to spend my money! – Chivayo hits back at netizens advising him to donate to hospitals

By Staff Reporter CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo has revealed that he blocked netizens advising him to spend his money on the country’s broken health system instead of splashing it on Zanu PF sympathisers. In the past three weeks, Chivayo has since splashed over US$5 million on high-end vehicles for artists instrumental in ensuring President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s electoral triumph

Sikhala dumps CCC ‘carcass’, forms new movement  

By Darlington Gatsi FORMER political prisoner Job Sikhala has dumped the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) describing the opposition outfit as a carcass, forming his political movement. Sikhala, who was recently released from prison had been tight-lipped over his next political move in the aftermath of the CCC implosion after the resignation of Nelson Chamisa. Addressing

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Nigerians in South Africa get safety warning before AFCON semi

Associated Press Nigeria‘s authorities on Tuesday called for caution over what they described as “veiled threats” against their citizens living in South Africa before both countries meet in an Africa Cup of Nations semifinal — a football match that is renewing frictions. Both countries already have endured a long-standing rivalry, more so because they have Africa’s biggest entertainment industries

EU maintains sanctions on Zimbabwe Defence Industries for another year  

By Staff Reporter THE European Union has extended sanctions on Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI) by a further year. An embargo on weapons that might be used against Zimbabweans and an assets freeze will remain until February 20, 2025, according to a statement released on Monday. “The Council today (Monday) renewed its restrictive measures in view of the situation

I am prepared to pay any price – says Sikhala after release from detention

By Darlington Gatsi FORMER opposition legislator Job Sikhala says he remains unshaken and strong-willed to topple Zanu PF from power after enduring 595 days in pre-trial detention. Sikhala, a vocal critic of the ruling ZANU-PF party, was arrested in June 2022 on charges of inciting public violence. He spent a year and a half in

Chivayo bought a car for Sulumani Chimbetu worth US$140 000.

Wicknell Chivayo splashes over US$300 000 on musicians’ cars in a week

By Darlington Gatsi CONTROVERSIAL businessman Wicknell Chivayo continues to splash money like confetti rewarding individuals inclined to the ruling party Zanu PF. Chivayo has in a space of five days splashed more than US$300 000 spoiling musicians ostensibly for their contributions to the music industry. Friday, Chivayo bought a flashy car for Jah Prayzah worth a

Sikhala ‘kicked out’ of prison, dumped by the roadside

By Mary Taruvinga Opposition politician Job Sikhala was “kicked out” of Chikurubi Maximum prison Tuesday night by authorities after he was given a wholly suspended jail term for inciting public violence by a Harare magistrate Tafadzwa Miti. Speaking to a top rights lawyer, Sikhala said he was informed during the night that he was going

Opposition activists repaint CCC Bulawayo offices blue, add Chamisa’s portrait

By Bulawayo Correspondent The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) offices located at Gertrude Mthombeni House in Bulawayo have been repainted blue. Blue is presumably the colour of Nelson Chamisa’s new political movement after he resigned from the CCC presidency last week. A portrait of Chamisa donning a blue suit on a blue background has been pitched

South Africa’s ruling ANC suspends membership of ex-leader Zuma

Reuters South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday it had suspended the membership of former president Jacob Zuma after he announced he would vote for another party in this year’s general election. Zuma, whose nine years in office from 2009 were marked by corruption scandals and sluggish economic growth, said last month

Opposition leader Chamisa says he is receiving death threats after quitting CCC

By Anna Chibamu Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says threats have been made on his life following his resignation from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC). Chamisa revealed this in an X post on Sunday but did not disclose any further details. He quit the “hijacked” CCC which he formed a year ago citing 84 reasons

JUST IN: Chamisa quits CCC

By Leopold Munhende | Chief Correspondent OPPOSITION leader Nelson Chamisa has dramatically quit the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), a party he created a year ago from the ashes of a once powerful MDC. Chamisa’s decision follows months of unprecedented onslaught on the party by self-styled Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu, who had been withdrawing his

Former opposition legislator Sikhala found guilty of inciting public violence

By Mary Taruvinga FORMER CCC MP Job Sikhala has been found guilty of inciting public violence in the Nyatsime area to avenge the death of opposition activist, Moreblessing Ali. Sikhala was convicted after a full trial during which he denied the allegations refusing ever capturing or publishing a video inciting violence. He was jointly charged with

South Africa seeks to stop auction of historic Nelson Mandela artefacts

Al Jazeera The South African government has said it will challenge the auctioning of dozens of artefacts belonging to the nation’s anti-apartheid stalwart Nelson Mandela, saying the items are of historical significance and should be preserved in the country. The 75 items belonging to Mandela – the country’s first democratically elected president who spent 27