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 in an interview on the side-lines of African Union (AU) summit currently underway in Ethiopia that Britain’s opinion is not law within

Former finance minister Tendai Biti

Biti claims Govt to launch new Zim currency this week; blasts the move as ‘undiluted insanity’

By Leopold Munhende FORMER finance minister and top opposition politician Tendai Biti claimed Monday that the government would launch a new local currency this week. Revealing the plans on Twitter, the MDC national deputy chairperson condemned the move as “pure undiluted insanity”. The government had not responded to the claims Tuesday afternoon but Finance Minister

Minister Jorum Gumbo

Minister Gumbo: Country has enough fuel to last two years

By Staff Reporter TRANSPORT and Infrastructural Development Minister Jorum Gumbo says there should be no public as a result of the emergence of fuel queues at most service stations throughout the country as government has availed cash to purchase enough fuel stocks to last for the next two years. He was addressing members of the

Army crackdown backfires as uniform ban imposed to avoid revenge attacks by civilians

By Staff Reporter A recent army crackdown on civilians has brought problems for the country’s servicemen whose superiors have banned them from putting on camouflage on their way home to avoid revenge attacks by civilians angered by brutalities visited upon them recently. This was revealed in a memo circulated to all members by Zimbabwe National

Emiliano Sala

Emiliano Sala tributes pour in after body recovered from plane wreckage

Evening Standard Tributes have poured in for footballer Emiliano Sala after his body was recovered from the wreckage of a plane that crashed in the English Channel. Fellow football stars sent messages of support after the 28-year-old’s body was identified almost three weeks after his plane crashed en route from Nantes, France, to Cardiff. Mauricio

Supa Mandiwanzira

Graft accused ex-minister insists his charges not criminal

By Court Reporter FORMER Information Communication Technology (ICT) minister Supa Mandiwanzira has told a Harare court that the charges he is facing do not constitute a crime. Mandiwanzira said this when his trial commenced before Harare regional magistrate, Elijah Makomo. The Nyanga South Zanu PF legislator, is facing criminal abuse of office charges after he

Douglas Mwonzora

Protests: Mwonzora blasts govt inertia in dealing with rogue soldiers

By Robert Tapfumaneyi TOP MDC politician Douglas Mwonzora has castigated government’s brutal clampdown on offending citizens during recent public disturbances while taking a soft approach when dealing with rogue soldiers linked to murder, rape and other heinous crimes against civilians. Mwonzora, who is MDC secretary general, was speaking during a panel discussion at SAPES Trust

Masango Matambanadzo

MP blasts govt for stifling Magaya HIV cure invention

By Alois Vinga KWEKWE Central MP, Masango Matambanadzo has slammed government’s tough handling of popular Harare preacher Walter Magaya’s HIV cure claims without dedicating similar vigour to investigate the validity of his pronouncements. He was speaking at an Industry and Commerce Ministry organised business event in Harare Thursday. Matambanadzo, also known as “Blackman”, said the

Uhuru Kenyatta

End Zimbabwe sanctions, says Kenyatta

The East African Kenya has joined the list of African states calling on Western powers to lift crippling sanctions on the post-Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday pledged to support the economically-struggling southern African nation’s bid to have the sanctions imposed by the US and the 28-member European Union (EU) lifted. “Imposing sanction

Simba Chikore and wife Bona

Mugabe’s son-in-law is a violent boss, court told

By Court Reporter FORMER President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law, Simba Chikore is a scary boss who would always make those around him tremble in fear, a Harare court heard on Wednesday. This emerged when the former Zim Airways consultant’s kidnapping trial commenced before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamba. Chikore is accused of unlawfully detaining former Zimbabwe Airways

Vincent Hungwe (right)

Zimbabwe has 20,000 jobless teachers – officials

By Kingston Ndabatei ZIMBABWE has some 20,000 trained teachers currently out of work some who have not been engaged since graduation six years ago, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has said. In a statement Monday, PSC chairman Vincent Hungwe said government was now working on modalities of finding work for the teachers in the region

Vice president Chiwenga (centre) at Tuesday's cabinet meeting. Image credit - Zimpapers

‘Ailing’ Chiwenga back in Zim, attends Cabinet meeting

By Kingston Ndabatei VICE President Constantino Chiwenga is back in the country and attended Tuesday’s Cabinet session, New has learnt. State media published pictures of Chiwenga seated next to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his other deputy Kembo Mohadi in the Cabinet room. “Vice President Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga attended today’s Cabinet meeting, together