Peter Magombeyi

Magombeyi held in basement, tortured

By Paidashe Mandivengerei DOCTOR Peter Magombeyi has said he was being held captive in a basement and tortured. Magombeyi, who disappeared Saturday after he was reportedly seized by three men in Harare’s high density Budiriro suburb, had not been heard from until Thursday evening, four days later. Since his reported abduction, doctors and nurses had

Zimbabweans paying huge amounts to buy cash

Fin24 Cash-starved Zimbabweans are forking out premiums as high as 55% to get cash on the black market in the troubled Southern African country, as liquidity shortages worsen. Fin24 spoke to agents of EcoCash – the biggest and most widely used mobile money payment and transfer platform, owned by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe – who indicated

Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa revisits booing nightmare during Mugabe funeral

By Staff Reporter SOUTH AFRICAN President Cyril Ramaphosa has revisited his unfortunate Saturday experience in front of thousands of mourning Zimbabweans who booed him for continued xenophobic attacks on foreigners in his country. Ramaphosa had his condolence speech during late former President Robert Mugabe’s memorial at the National Sports Stadium drowned in boos by Zimbabweans.

Mugabe Memorial: Family reflects on ‘empty’ stadium

News24 While the Zimbabwean government and former President Robert Mugabe’s family had indicated plans to take his remains to Zvimba, his home village following his Saturday funeral, this was ditched on Sunday morning. His nephew Leo Mugabe confirmed this, amid reports that former First Lady Grace Mugabe was feeling unwell. “The information that I have

Mugabe funeral: Leaders pay tribute at quarter-full stadium

BBC Foreign leaders, supporters and ordinary citizens gathered at a national stadium on Saturday to bid farewell to Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe, after a week of disputes over his burial that have threatened to undermine President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years until he was ousted by his own army in November

Late former President Robert Mugabe's coffin

Mugabe’s body arrives from Singapore

By Mary Taruvinga THE body of the late former President Robert Mugabe finally arrived from Singapore this Wednesday afternoon with the plane which ferried the once powerful leader touching down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport at exactly 15:30 hrs. It was received with cheers from thousands of mourners who had started trickling in

Mugabe’s burial expected next Sunday as tensions emerge

AFP Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe is expected to be buried next weekend after his body is returned from Singapore where he died two days ago. Mugabe, a guerrilla leader who swept to power after Zimbabwe’s independence from Britain and went on to rule for 37 years until he was ousted in 2017, died on

Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry

MPs want ZIFA audited, board sacked

By Paidashe Mandivengerei MPs on Tuesday called for the sacking of the current Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) board which is under fire for abusing funds awarded to the football governing body by government. Speaking in Parliament, Southerton legislator, Peter Moyo slammed the national football body demanding that a forensic audit be conducted by Auditor General,

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa closes embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence.

By BBC South Africa has temporarily closed its diplomatic missions in Nigeria following reprisal attacks by Nigerians triggered by xenophobic  violence in South Africa Since Sunday, in South Africa’s commercial hub, Johannesburg, mobs have looted and destroyed shops, many of them foreign-owned. Nigeria’s government has been outspoken in its condemnation of the violence. South Africa’s

Stars boycott South Africa over xenophobic attacks

BBC Africans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. Nigerian singers and Zambia’s football team are among those in the boycott. South Africa’s social development minister told the BBC the rioters feared losing their jobs to foreigners. The country has become a

Zim doctors down tools over US dollar wages

AFP Hundreds of doctors in public hospitals across Zimbabwe went on strike on Tuesday demanding their salaries be pegged to the US dollar in the face of spiralling living costs. “We are not in the wards, we are not at the hospitals. We simply do not have the means, we are incapacitated,” Peter Magombeyi, president

Acting ZTA CEO Givemore Chidzidzi

50% discount for Sanganai first time exhibitors

By Thandiwe Garusa THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has reduced exhibition rates by 50% to women and first time exhibitors to this year’s Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo in Bulawayo from 12 to 14 September 2019. This was announced by ZTA acting CEO Givemore Chidzidzi during a press briefing on Monday in Harare. “We have given

John F. Kennedy

Robert F Kennedy’s assassin stabbed in prison

BBC Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Robert F Kennedy, has been stabbed at a California prison, US media reports say. Authorities said a stabbing happened at a prison near San Diego on Friday afternoon. In a statement, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said “officers responded quickly” to the attack. The victim,

The Vagina Bible adverts blocked by social media

BBC Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked adverts promoting a doctor’s book about vaginal health, according to US publisher Kensington. Numerous social media posts using the words ‘vaginal’ or ‘vagina’, advertising Dr Jennifer Gunter’s The Vagina Bible, were rejected. Content without these words was approved. “We did not take action on Promoted Tweets from this account

Tinashe Kambarami

Court reverses Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Kambarami election

By Bulawayo Correspondent BULAWAYO High Court Judge, Thompson Mabhikwa has declared the election of Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Tinashe Kambarami as Ward 3 councillor null and void. Following Justice Mabhikwa’s declaration, Kambarami automatically ceases to be both Ward 3 councillor as well as Deputy Mayor. Justice Mabhikwa found Kambarami liable to contravening Section 119 (2) (e)

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa

More support for Cyclone Idai survivors

By Thandiwe Garusa ZIMBABWEAN churches Wednesday joined hands with First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation continue to chip in with humanitarian assistance towards Cyclone Idai survivors. Cyclone Idai which devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March this year left hundreds dead, caused massive infrastructural damage and further destroyed people’s livelihoods such as crops

CITES agrees on near-total ban on sending wild elephants to zoos

AFP The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after a final vote on the issue on Tuesday. Following a heated debate at a meeting of parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Geneva, countries approved a