Why ZANU PF still can’t dance to chimurenga music

By Mwai Daka Prominent Zimbabwean artist Wallace Chirumiko – popularly known as “Winky D” or “The Big Man” – was shut down on 4 March as he performed his hit song ‘Ibotso’, which refers to state-sanctioned corruption in the country. It’s not surprising. This is, after all, an election year, and with four months to D-Day the ruling

South Africa’s Ramaphosa welcomes Belgium’s King Philippe

By Associated Press JOHANNESBURG: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilda to the capital Pretoria, lauded the European country for its assistance to Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa emphasized the role played by Belgium in backing the World Health Organization’s mRNA technology transfer hub initiative established in South

Netherlands beats Zimbabwe with late heroics in 1st ODI

By Associated Press HARARE: Teja Nidamanuru hit 110 not out to give the Netherlands a comeback win over Zimbabwe in the first one-day international on Tuesday as the allrounder saved his team when it was seemingly down and out. Nidamanuru’s counterattacking first ODI century, with nine fours and three sixes, helped the Dutch recover from

Shabtai’s illegal attempt to take control of Adlecraft Investments fall through

By Staff Reporter HIGH Court Judge Justice Manzunzu has interdicted businessmen Gilad Shabtai and Munyaradzi Gonyora from presenting themselves as part of Adlecraft Investments. On the 29th November 2021, Justice Musithu ordered that an illegal irregular board resolution which had been ‘executed’ by previous non-executive directors of Adlecraft Investments, Gilad Shabtai and his driver Munyaradzi

PSMI renal patients endure week without dialysis services as nurses down tools

By Staff Reporter PUBLIC Service Medical Investment (PSMI) renal patients at Park View Hospital, Harare have gone for a week without dialysis services after health workers at the institution downed tools. Affected patients, some having breathing difficulties, on Monday said the hospital staff which normally serves them had not reported for duty since last week

Pope Francis to visit two fragile African nations: DR Congo and South Sudan

By Reuters Pope Francis is making a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, two African nations with millions of refugees and displaced people grappling with hunger. The Catholic Church is a key player in both countries, with Catholics making up about half of the population and being involved in health,

Top Zimbabwe star makes international return for Ireland ODI series

By icc-cricket.com Zimbabwe’s T20 World Cup star Sikandar Raza will return to international cricket for the upcoming One Day International series against Ireland. The all-rounder missed his side’s T20 series win over Ireland after being allowed to in order to fulfil some of his franchise commitments, but is back in the set-up for the ODI

Zimbabwe’s night markets cushion crisis-weary citizens from inflation

By Nyasha Chingono for Reuters HARARE, Dec 23 (Reuters) – As dusk descends on the dimly lit central business district of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, a steady stream of home-bound workers flows into a sea of informal traders hawking a mixture of basic foods, clothes and electronic devices. The crowds of night-time street traders have expanded as

Goromonzi villagers demand right to mine lithium, say they will not allow Chinese companies to use them as cheap labour in ‘looting’ country’s wealth 

By Leopold Munhende, Chief Correspondent VILLAGERS in Goromonzi are up in arms with government over its decision to bar them from artisanal lithium mining while dishing out concessions to Chinese companies, which they have accused of employing their services as sources of cheap labour. Reports indicate more rich lithium deposits have been identified in the

Zanu PF activists stealing and personalising State resources for Presidential programmes – CCC legislator

By Anna Chibamu A CITIZENS’ Coalition for Change (CCC) MP, Clever Saruwaka has accused Zanu PF activists of personalising President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s schemes meant to benefit every citizen of Zimbabwe. During last Wednesday’s question and answer session, Saruwaka said the Presidential programmes were meant for everyone regardless of party affiliation yet the ruling party activists

Farmers cry over high input costs ahead of planting season

By Xinhua HARARE: Zimbabwean farmers are concerned about high input costs ahead of the planting season. Farmers practicing rain-fed agriculture are upbeat about the prospects of good rains during the 2022-23 season which begins around November following predictions by weather experts that the country will receive good rains, but their worry remains on the costs

SA: Rejuvenated Pfumbidzai looks ahead

By Darlington Gatsi WHEN Ronald Pfumbidzai left South African club Royal AM, many wrote an him off with possibilities of tracking back his footsteps to Zimbabwe being thrown around. Pfumbidzai was an integral part of Bloemfontein Celtic before the club plunged into financial crisis which resulted in its sale to Shauwn ‘MaMkhize’ Mkhize and subsequently

Mliswa blasts July Moyo for Harare’s worsening water problems

By Darlington Gatsi INDEPENDENT Norton legislator Temba Mliswa has teared into Minister of Local Government, July Moyo for plunging Harare into debilitating water shortages. Most areas in the capital experienced water crisis which Harare City Council Mayor, Jacob Mafume attributed to a fault and lack of water chemicals at the Morton Jeffery water works. Harare

Muhammad Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ belt sells for $6.1M

By Associated Press DALLAS: Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas. In a tweet Sunday, Irsay confirmed he acquired

Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck wed in Las Vegas drive-through

By Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were wed Saturday in a late-night Las Vegas drive-through chapel, culminating a relationship that stretched over two decades in two separate romances and headlined countless tabloid covers. Lopez announced their marriage Sunday in her newsletter for fans with the heading “We did it.”

COTTCO looting scandal sucks in Zanu PF MP Wadyajena; police raid Gokwe warehouse as matter referred to ZACC

By Staff Reporter CHAIRPERSON of the parliamentary portfolio committee on land and agriculture Justice Mayor Wadyajena has been implicated in the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (COTTCO) looting scandal after allegations police raided a warehouse that he used to store inputs meant for distribution to farmers. Sources said police officers raided the warehouse at Gokwe Nembudziya

China beats competition to secure Zimbabwe lithium source

By Deutsche Welle HARARE: A major mining company in Zimbabwe has agreed to start shipping a lithium-containing rock called spodumene concentrate from its facilities to China next year. Lithium deposits are a cornerstone to a shifting market for EV technology. This has prompted an increase in demand for production at mines in Zimbabwe, home to large deposits

Raw materials, machinery dominate Zim’s imports list 

By Alois Vinga  RAW materials continue to dominate Zimbabwe’s import list, in a development which falls in line with current financial support trends being extended by monetary authorities to revamp local productivity, Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has confirmed. The latest external trade report covering the month of May reveals a shift from consumptive-based importation