IN PICTURES: Matapi Flats Destroyed By Fire

By Thandiwe Garusa AT LEAST 30 families are now homeless after a fire broke out at a block of flats at Matapi hostels in Harare late Wednesday afternoon. The fire is suspected to have been caused by an electrical fault. The affected families lost property worth thousands of dollars and are now appealing for food,

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa

‘Chamisa Not A ‘Spent Force’: MDC Alliance

By Staff Reporter  MDC Alliance presidential spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda has defended the political standing of his boss, Nelson Chamisa arguing he was not a “spent force” but instead, the opposition leader remained dear to Zimbabweans. Addressing journalists in Kwekwe this week, Sibanda rubbished statements that Chamisa had become irrelevant in national politics after some senior

Kuda Tagwirei with President Mnangagwa

New Report Lifts Lid On Tagwirei’s Offshore Dealings

Daily Maverick REPORTS analysing corruption and State Capture in Zimbabwe seem to be coming thick and fast. Maverick Citizen has obtained a new report published on Thursday that zooms in on the burgeoning offshore business empire of Kudakwashe Tagwirei, Zimbabwe’s richest businessperson and a close adviser to President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Kudakwashe Tagwirei’s role is already both

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Freed After Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction

BBC US comedian Bill Cosby has left prison hours after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The judges said there had been a “process violation” by the prosecution, but admitted their ruling was unusual. Mr Cosby, 83, served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state

Blacklisted Chinese Firm To Fix Zim’s Troubled Aviation System

By Nkosana Dlamini A Chinese multi-national, China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), has just signed a contract worth close to US$5 million to fix Zimbabwe’s troubled aviation air communication systems despite a flawed tender process and the supplier’s history of blacklists and bribery reports. The Zimbabwean government, through the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC)

IN PICTURES: Glen View Demolitions

By Thandiwe Garusa HUNDREDS of informal traders in Glen View Harare Tuesday lost goods worth thousands of US dollars after Harare City Council workers backed by heavily armed police officers demolished market stalls. The demolitions were mainly centred at the densely populated Glen View 8 complex and Tichagarika shopping centre. photographer Thandiwe Garusa visited


Ex Q, Nutty O Granted Bail Over Fake Covid Certificates

By Paidashe Mandivengerei   POPULAR Urban Groover, Ex Q, born Enock Munhenga, and dancehall chanter, Nutty O, real name Carrington Chiadzwa, were Monday granted $5 000 bail each. The duo was arrested at the weekend at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport upon arrival from South Africa, and allegedly producing fake Covid-19 certificates to immigration

Lovebirds...Anita Jaxson and Poptain

Poptain, Anita Jaxson Confirm Dating Rumours

By Paidashe Mandivengerei RISING Zimdancehall stars, Poptain and Anita Jaxson have confirmed dating rumours after letting fans speculate for weeks. The two just dropped a track, ‘More’ and had sparked dating rumours on social media with fans after posting images getting cosy. The track’s visuals were shot in Kariba after a show they had gone

Residents Challenge ‘Exorbitant’ ZESA Power Connection Fees

By Alois Vinga FAIRVIEW Park residents have challenged exorbitant power connection fees which have been levied on them by the developer in violation within the area. The developer, it has been said, is demanding payments which are almost four times those legally charged for new housing units to be connected on Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority

RBZ governor John Mangudya

Mangudya Freaks Out Over Balcony Cuddlers

By Paidashe Mandivengere RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has thrown its employees captured sharing an intimate moment at its building under the bus after receiving backlash on social media. This comes after social media was awash with images of a ‘couple’ hugging on one of the Central Bank’s floors creating insinuations that the two were

Two More Lawyers Face Deregistration Over US$250K Scandal

By Mary Taruvinga A HARARE lawyer, Lawman Chimuriwo is facing deregistration after he allegedly misappropriated trust funds amounting over US$100 000. Chimuriwo was found guilty of unethical conduct by a tribunal chaired by High court judge Justice Felistus Chatukuta. He has been in practice since 2012 when he opened Lawman Chimuriwo Attorneys soon after he

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa Gives Chiwenga Covid-19 Rules Middle Finger

By Thandiwe Garusa PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Monday all but gave Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s Covid-19 lockdown directives the middle finger when he presided over iconic Roman Catholic cleric Father Ribeiro’s burial attended by hundreds of mourners at the National Heroes’ Acre. Chiwenga, who doubles as the country’s substantive health minister, recently decreed a maximum of

Shepherd Bushiri

SA Police Say They Have No Knowledge Bushiri Was In Country

TimesLIVE THE Hawks say they have no knowledge of fugitive pastor Shepherd Bushiri having been in SA in the past few months. This follows a City Press report which claimed Bushiri managed to again to flee from authorities in the country. According to City Press, Bushiri was in SA in April and managed to flee before

Enzo Ishall

Enzo Ishall Shifts To Hip-Hop In new Single

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMDANCEHALL star, Enzo Ishall has dropped his latest offering, ‘Hillary Makaya’ paying tribute to the multi-award-winning Zimbabwean teen model. The 19-year-old model, Hillary scooped the Miss Teen World Heritage and Miss Zim Intercontinental beauty pageant crowns in 2016 and 2018 respectively making a name for herself in the modelling industry. The new

ED’s Narrow Win Over Chamisa Predicted – Survey

By Robert Tapfumaneyi/Bulawayo Correspondent MOST citizens have rated President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to be performing badly, but if elections were to be held tomorrow, he would win with a narrow margin over his arch-rival Nelson Chamisa of MDC Alliance. This is part of the findings by Afrobarometer – a South Africa-based non-profit research network. However,