Karanda Bridge collapse: Minister Gumbo speaks on ‘excellent work’, says act of God

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MASHONALAND Central’s Karanda bridge deck collapsed amid heavy rainfall Tuesday night, two weeks after Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for Monitoring and Implementation of Government Programmes, Jorum Gumbo visited the site and praised local engineers in charge of its construction for “impressive” craftmanship. The 160-metre-long bridge deck along Ruya

Energy Mutodi

Mutodi thumbs nose at British over Zim Commonwealth snub

By Costa Nkomo INFORMATION Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi has thumbed his nose at the British government, which has stood adamant Zimbabwe was not yet eligible to rejoin the Commonwealth as it was lagging behind on key political and economic reforms placed as a basis for readmission into the prestigious bloc. Writing on his twitter on

His policies have been a yawner...President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Britain presses unrepentant Zimbabwe over elusive reforms

By Anna Chibamu BRITAIN has maintained pressure on the Zanu PF led government to implement much-needed reforms that would enable the country emerge from its deep political and economic hole. British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melanie Robinson Monday met Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for a courtesy call at his Munhumutapa government offices. She took the occasion

India: Woman raped, set ablaze by gang

Reuters A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapist, has died in a New Delhi hospital, the doctor treating her said on Saturday (December 7). The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh state to attend a

Woman bitten by scorpion while on US flight

BBC A woman has been stung by a scorpion while travelling on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Atlanta. The woman says she felt a stinging sensation on her leg during the flight on Thursday morning. When she went to the toilet, the scorpion fell out of her trousers and scuttled away. The

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Ex Minister scorns ED talks with political nobodies, says real dialogue is with Chamisa

By Costa Nkomo FORMER War Veterans Minister, Tshinga Dube Wednesday dismissed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s political dialogue with a group of less influential political leaders coalescing under the so-called Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD). Dube told any meaningful dialogue meant to rescue the country from its current abyss should be between the national leader and Nelson

Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo

Zanu PF panics over new Zanu PF party formation

By Staff Reporter ZANU PF was Friday forced to issue a statement describing as insult, the formation of a new political party calling itself Zanu PF Original. The formation of the new Zimbabwe African National Unity PF (Original), whose leaders are yet to be unveiled, has been formally communicated to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)

Marry and VP Constantino Chiwenga when he was still military boss

Chiwenga in bid to dump wife, ex-beauty queen linked to demand for ailing VP to pen will

Zimbabwe Independent VICE-President Constantino Chiwenga is on the brink of divorcing his wife, ex model Marry Chiwenga, after the pair had a nasty fallout when he was seriously ill and hospitalised in South Africa. Family members and government officials say the fallout revolved around personal matters related to Marry’s behaviour and her attempt to have

National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda

MDC MPs sue Mudenda for blocking allowance payments

By Mary Taruvinga MDC legislators have taken National Assembly Speaker, Jacob Mudenda to court for blocking Treasury payment of their five-month allowances as punishment for the lawmakers’ bold decision to walk out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa when the national leader was presenting his State of the Nation address in parliament October this year. On the

Tshinga Dube

Mnangagwa should apologise for Gukurahundi massacres – Tshinga Dube

By Costa Nkomo FORMER War Veterans Minister Tshinga Dube says the grudge between government and survivors of the early 1980s military massacres on 20 000 civilians in Matabeleleand and Midlands provinces, will not go away anytime soon until President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government apologise for the killings. During the early years of independence, then

The January protests left trail of destruction

Jailed anti-government activists in fresh bid for freedom

By Bulawayo Correspondent LAWYERS representing incarcerated prominent Bulawayo political activist, Josphat “Mzaca” Ngulube (34) and three others have applied for bail at the High Court in pending appeal. Bulawayo magistrate, Tinashe Tashaya last month sentenced Ngulube and his co-accused to seven years in prison for public violence related to the January civil unrest. Tashaya suspended

MDC's Thabitha Khumalo in mock mourning over rigged polls during an MDC anti-Mnangagwa parliamentary walk-out

MDC MPs face the music for Mnangagwa snub, Zanu PF MPs to determine their fate

By Anna Chibamu MDC MPs are at the mercy of their rivals after National Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda Tuesday announced an all-Zanu PF constituted Privileges Committee to investigate contempt of parliament charges emanating from their alleged disrespect of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. However, the ninth member, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga of the Thokozani Kupe led MDC-T declined her

Late former President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe ‘left $10m but no will’

BBC Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe died with $10m (£7.7m) cash in the bank, a legal letter from his daughter quoted by state media says. But he appears not to have left a will, according to the family’s lawyer. Mugabe, who died in September aged 95, was ousted in 2017 after 37 years in power.

An MDC supporter during a party rally

Zanu PF MP scolds ‘drunk’ MDC MPs

By Anna Chibamu AS if the ongoing rivalry between MPs representing the two main parties was not enough drama inside Zimbabwe’s parliament, a Zanu PF legislator Thursday accused MDC MPs of sneaking out of the house during sitting to drink some beer within the building. Nkayi South MP, Stars Mathe, stood up on a point

Junior doctors have been on strike since September

Junior doctors reject ED 48hr offer

By Paidashe Mandivengerei SACKED junior doctors Friday scoffed at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 48 hour ultimatum for them to return to work without question. While appreciating the work done by Roman Catholic Bishops, the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) said without a new offer, Mnangagwa’s ultimatum presented as an olive leaf to end the three month old