Monica Mutsvangwa

Mutsvangwa: ED prepared to dump Mugabe, Smith’s repressive laws

By Robert Tapfumaneyi INFORMATION and Publicity Minister Monica Mutsvangwa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa was prepared to dump the old, repressive habits of his predecessors and has urged media stakeholders to help legislators cleanse statutes that inhibit the full enjoyment of freedom of expression amomg citizens. Officially opening the media stakeholder’s consultative workshop on the alignment

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa appoints more bureaucrats to his office despite vow to cut wage bill

By Staff Reporter THE government’s austerity measures and vaunted plans to cut the public service wage bill is not stopping President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointing more senior bureaucrats to his office. The presidency revealed Friday that carrier diplomat Nicholas Kitikiti has been appointed Deputy Chief Secretary for Policy Analysis, Development Planning and Coordination in the Office

MDC deputy chairperson Tendai Biti

Drop Biti charges, U.S. tells Mnangagwa government

By Staff Reporter PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government should drop charges against former finance minister and opposition leader Tendai Biti to prove that the Harare administration is “serious about taking the country in a new, more positive direction”. This was said by the United States’ Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Matthew Harrington Thursday in

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe’s handling of diamond industry the ultimate test for Mnangagwa’s reform — report

By President Emmerson Mnangagwa is under growing pressure one year after taking office following the removal of long-time leader Robert Mugabe. That pressure may be about to increase if his handling of the diamond industry doesn’t reflect his alleged commitment to economic reform and anti-corruption. That’s the main message of a report released Thursday by campaign

PICTURES: Queues continue as fuel shortages persist

By Idah Mhetu FUEL queues continue around the country despite government insisting that filling stations are getting normal supplies of a combined eight million litres daily. Below are some pictures of motorists queuing in Harare, many saying they were now sleeping at the filling stations in the hope of being first when deliveries are made.

IN FULL: Mthuli Ncube’s speech to UN meeting on middle income countries

STATEMENT BY HON. PROFESSOR MTHULI NCUBE, MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ON THE OCCASSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES: 4 DECEMBER 2018: NEW YORK                                                                                                                                                        Your Excellency, Mrs. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests: I am pleased

Govt forced to segment Harare-Beitbridge highway dualisation project

By African News Agency DELAYS in commencing works on the Harare-Beitbridge highway dualisation have forced the Zimbabwean government to segment plans for its rehabilitation and expansion of the road, which has been plagued by numerous fatal road crashes involving buses, minibus taxis, private cars and haulage trucks. Addressing chiefs at the 2018 annual chiefs conference in

Travel nightmare: Ryan and Kristen Yaldor were floating down the Zambezi River Saturday when an angry hippo protecting her calf overturned their canoe and bit the woman on her right leg, breaking her femur (pictured in the canoe just before the attack)

VIC Falls Hippo attack: Canoe flipped into the air, American tourist dragged under water

By Miami US: KRISTEN and Ryan Yaldor planned an elaborate vacation to South Africa and Zimbabwe complete with safaris, a drum and dinner show, and a canoe trip near Victoria Falls to celebrate Kristen’s 37th birthday. What the Odessa couple didn’t anticipate was the protective mother hippopotamus and her young calf hiding under the

Shortage forces Kenyans to recycle condoms, use polythene paper

African News Agency Residents living in Archers Post, a small town located in Kenya’s Samburu County, have been using recycled condoms and polythene paper for protected sex in the wake of a shortage of condoms. The little town, which is a transit point to Marsabit County and Moyale town on the Kenya-Ethiopia border, has experienced

19 drown in Nigerian boat accident

Daily Independent No fewer than 19 children have been reportedly drowned in a boat mishap on Saturday in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State. The boat, it was learnt, was conveying the victims across River Niger for a programme at a traditional wedding ceremony in a community in Niger. The boat, conveying about

Temba Mliswa

Mliswa threatens to dump mines committee post after parly rumpus

By Anna Chibamu INDEPENDENT legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa has threatened to resign as parliament’s Mines committee chair after fellow MPs Monday blocked his attempts to have Hwange Colliery shareholder Nicholas van Hoogstraten appear before the committee. There was an exchange of words between opposition and ruling party MPs in front of foreign investors when

MDC MP in soup for providing fake details to ZEC

By Court Reporter MDC MP for Mount Pleasant Samuel Banda has been hauled before the courts on allegations of presenting a false residential address to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Banda allegedly provided the false address during the National Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise in December last year. He is being charged with “making a

VP Constantino Chiwenga

VP Chiwenga, Shiri agree to Gukurahundi talks

By Staff Reporter VICE President Constantino Chiwega and Agriculture Minister Perence Shiri have reportedly agreed to discuss possible solutions to the emotive Gukurahundi issue, a top Ndebele traditional leader has said. In a leaked letter Chief Ndiweni (Vezi Maduna Mafu) thanked Shiri for accepting the proposal after emissaries had been sent by the Ndebele Paramount

Darikwa eyes Premier League return with Nottingham Forest

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE international defender Tendayi Darikwa has pledged to continue working hard to hold on to his Nottingham Forest place – and to help fire them further up the Championship table in the process following a run of impressive form in recent weeks. The 26 year-old right back was in top form again

The late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai

Tsvangirai legacy activists say Chamisa illegitimate; demand elective congress

By Audience Mutema  ACTIVISTS claiming to be members of the MDC have demanded an urgent elective congress to choose a new party leader, claiming that incumbent Nelson Chamisa’s hold on power is unconstitutional. Calling themselves the ‘Defending MDC Tsvangirai Legacy (DMTL)’ group, the activists called a press conference in Harare last week where they accused

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa sneers as MDC MPs snub new Parliament event

By Staff Reporter OPPOSITION MDC legislators snubbed Friday’s launch of the construction of a new Parliament Building  funded by the Chinese government. President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid the foundation stone for the project which is being developed at Mt Hampden some 20 kilometres outside the capital. The boycott was in-line with the MDC’s refusal to recognise

Doctors call nationwide strike; cite medicine shortages, fuel crisis and US$ salaries

By Staff Reporter GOVERNMENT doctors have called a nationwide strike, citing what they described as “severe incapacitation and inability to withstand the current disabling working environment”. The development increases pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government at a time the administration is buffeted by a deepening economic crisis. A biting shortage of foreign currency has seen

VICTORIA Falls: American tourist injured in hippo attack

By Staff Reporter AN American tourist is lucky to be alive after she was attacked by a hippo as she canoed with her husband on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls Saturday morning. Christine Yaldor, 37, was rushed to a private hospital in the resort town where she was treated for leg injuries, Zimbabwe Parks

SA man fakes own death to siphon $2 million from insurance

YOU An American man allegedly faked his death seven years ago in order to collect a $2m (around R27m) life insurance policy. Igor Vorotinov (54) allegedly moved to Moldova in eastern Europe where he staged his death by planting his identification documents on a corpse, which still hasn’t been identified, then placing the lifeless body