John Masuku

Circumcised Male Parts Used For Mubobobo Acts Unearthed

By Tafirenyika Nemadire Chichera farm,Harare,December 31, 2013-There was shock and horror at Chichera farm  near Westgate shopping centre in the capital on the new year’s eve ... Full story

400 Ghost Workers At ZBC

Harare, December 31, 2013- Top executives at the scandal-ridden Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) allegedly used at least 400 ghost workers to fleece the loss-making parastatal ... Full story

Nhema Spares Zim Foreign-Owned Shops

Harare, December 30, 2013-Foreign shop-owners, mainly Chinese and Nigerian nationals, say the government has reversed an ultimatum for them to close their businesses by January ... Full story

Zimbos Predict Bleak 2014

Harare, December 30, 2013-Ordinary Zimbabweans described this year’s Christmas as the “worst ever” and said the future looked bleak due to a myriad of economic ... Full story

Mohadi Dismisses Zwambila Safety Threats Claim

Harare, December 29, 2013 - A cabinet minister on Saturday broke the silence on alleged defection of the country's ambassador to Australia, saying that there ... Full story

MDC -99 Leader Job Sikhala In Serious Car Accident

Nyika Growth Point, December 27, 2013-MDC-99 leader Job Sikhala and his family were involved in a serious accident when his car's brakes failed and it ... Full story

Zim Citizen Challenges Petrol Blending In Court

Harare, December 27, 2013-The mandatory blending of petrol with ethanol to levels beyond E10 is being challenged in court. A Zimbabwean citizen Tabani Mpofu has taken ... Full story

The 13 Things Mentally Strong People Avoid

By Cheryl Cooner For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even ... Full story

Women Affected By Poverty Most

Harare, December 27, 2013-Epworth community leaders believe poverty is the biggest reason women’s health concerns remain unresolved in the peri-urban community. Their sentiments were expressed in ... Full story

Father Saves Son From Crocodile

Mutoko, December 25, 2013- A Mutoko father dived into a river and fought a crocodile with his bare hands to save the life of his ... Full story

Brave-Faced, broke Zimbos In Last Minute Christmas Shopping

By Criswell Chisango Karoi, December 24, 2013-A last minute shopping rush by some Zimbabweans ahead of this year’s Christmas festivities revived their hope as they wore ... Full story

Injiva Flock Back To Bleak Zim Christmas

By Sij Ncube Mgodimasili, Tsholotsho, December 24, 2013 - Some came by buses, kombis while others drove into southern parts of Zimbabwe in all types of ... Full story

Bus, Kombi Fares Hiked Ahead of X-mas Festivities

Harare, December 24, 2013-Long-distance buses and commuter transport operators in Harare are charging exorbitant fares, taking advantage of desperate travellers ahead of Christmas Day festivities. At ... Full story

Compulsory Virginity Tests Slammed

Harare, December 23, 2013-Girls recently spoke strongly against some Apostolic sects in the country who compulsorily test girls’ virginity, saying the practice violated their rights.Speaking ... Full story

Rape Suspect Denies Committing Crime,Claims Manhood Was Swollen At The Time

Esigodini, December 23, 2013 - A rape suspect has told the court that he did not commit the crime as his manhood was swollen during ... Full story

Gumbura Judgement To Be Delivered in January

Harare, December 23, 2013-Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya is on January 8 next year expected to deliver judgment in the rape trial of RMG Independent ... Full story

Lady Gaga & Christina Aguilera Unite On 'The Voice' Finale

By Emily Longeretta Holywood, December 20, 2013 - While the final three fought for the title on the season five finale of ‘The Voice,’ pop star ... Full story

Tsvangirai Revives Poll Fraud Fight, Says Country In Dire Straits

By Professor Matodzi Harare, December 20, 2013 – Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) will soon embark on an advocacy campaign to ... Full story

Munotidako Hitmaker Clears Air Over 'Obscene' Lyrics

By Courage Bandera Chiredzi, December 20, 2013-Munotidako by Jacob Moyana is probably the most played song in private and social networks nowadays but the least understood. This ... Full story

Chinamasa’s Romantic Budget

By Prince Tongogara  Harare, December 19, 2013 – Finance and Economic Planning Minister Patrick Chinamasa’s $4.02 billion budget is a candid assessment of the country’s economic ... Full story

Agribusiness In Africa On A Lucrative Growth Pattern

Cape Town, December 18, 2013- It is no secret that Africa is on the rise and increasingly offering lucrative opportunities to local businesses due to ... Full story

In the Deep End: No Rescue Miracles Expected From Chinamasa

By Prince Tongogara Harare, December 18, 2013 - Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has the unenviable task of delivering his first post July 31 general elections national ... Full story

Zim Parliament: A Hopeless Legislature

By Prince Tongogara Harare, December 17, 2013 - Despite the enlargement of Parliament after the July 31 election to a bloated one, Zimbabwe’s august house has ... Full story

Zimbos Protest Rising Abuses As Govt Blames Sanctions For Human Rights Deficit

By Professor Matodzi Harare, December 17, 2013 – Dozens of human rights defenders on Tuesday took to the streets of Harare to protest against rising incidences ... Full story

Zim Asset No Relation To Reality-Mandaza

Bulawayo, December 17, 2013-Political analyst Ibbo Mandaza has cast aspersions on a new economic blueprint that the ruling Zanu PF claims will spearhead the turnaround ... Full story

Mandela Embraced Equality For SA Women - Researcher

By Jen Thorpe Cape Town, December 16, 2013 - Since Nelson Mandela’s death, the world has been busy commemorating and celebrating a long, meaningful life.But his ... Full story

Zim’s New Constitution: A False Dawn

By Prince Tongogara Harare, December 16, 2013 - The setting sun and approaching dusk seem to have no effect on his mood. John Dehwe’s empty gaze remains ... Full story

Zim Prosecutors Invoke Supernatural Powers In Fight Against Crime

By Professor Matodzi Harare, December 16, 2013 - The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is banking on supernatural help in its bid to fight rising ... Full story

Nelson Mandela Buried At Qunu Ancestral Home

Qunu, Eastern Cape, December 15, 2013-The first black South African president Nelson Mandela's body was today laid to rest in a family plot, after political ... Full story

SA Police Restrict Endless Mandela Body Viewing Queues

Pretoria, December 13, 2013 - South Africans were on Friday warned not to attempt to go to see Nelson Mandela's body in the capital, Pretoria, ... Full story

Cash Crunch Hits Zanu (PF)

By Criswell Chisango Chinhoyi, December 13, 2013 – The ruling Zanu PF party has been hit hard by the current cash crunch forcing it to reduce ... Full story

Mugabe Condemns Factionalism In Zanu(PF)

Chinhoyi, December 13, 2013– As fierce infighting to succeed President Robert Mugabe ravages through his Zanu PF party, even spilling into the state media, Mugabe ... Full story

Kereke Takes His Fued With Gono to Concourt

Harare, December 12, 2013 - Former advisor to the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, has filed a constitutional application challenging ... Full story

Cara Black Crowned 2013 Sportsperson Of The Year

Harare, December 12, 2013 - Tennis star Cara Black was last night crowned this year’s Annual National Sports Awards (Ansa) Sportsperson of the Year, the ... Full story

Museveni Reveals Retirement Plans After Attending Mandela's Memorial

Kampala, December 12, 2013-President Yoweri Museveni returned home after Mandela funeral and immediately called his top political and army advisers where he dropped the bombshell: “I’m ... Full story

AfDB Boosts Finance For African Housing SMEs

Tunis, Tunisia, December 11, 2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, December 11 a US $20 million ... Full story

No Miracles Expected From Chinamasa’s Budget

By Sij Ncube Bulawayo, December 11, 2013 – Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa will present the long awaited 2014 national budget to the House of Assembly and ... Full story

Mandela Unites Zimbabwe’s Political Party Opponents

By Professor Matodzi Harare, December 11, 2013 - Zimbabwe’s rival political party leaders united on Wednesday as they attended a memorial service in honour of the ... Full story

South Africa President Zuma Jeered At Mandela Memorial

Johannesburg,  December 10, 2013 - South African President Jacob Zuma was jeered by a crowd attending a memorial service for Nelson Mandela Tuesday, as a ... Full story

Zim Minister Issues Ultimatum To Union Leaders Over Stalled Salary Negotiations

By Professor Matodzi Harare, December 10, 2013 – Zimbabwe’s Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Nicholas Goche has given bickering government labour leaders a five-day ... Full story

Dongozi Retains Key ZUJ Post As Delegates Demand Audited Accounts

By Tafirenyika Nemadire Masvingo, 09 December, 2013-The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) much anticipated congress ended here Monday with Michael Chideme of The Herald newspaper being ... Full story

Fissures In Zanu PF As Losing Candidates Smuggled For Conference

By Criswell Chisango Chinhoyi, 09 December 2013 – The newly elected Mashonaland West Zanu PF provincial executive is under fire for smuggling losing election candidates ahead ... Full story

Bosso Chairman Escapes Death In Fatal Bus Crash

Bulawayo, December 9, 2013 - Highlanders Football Club chairman Peter Dube and Chicken Inn secretary Tawengwa Hara say they were lucky to escape with minor ... Full story

'Mandela Was Africa’s Fatherly Figure' - Zimbabweans

Cape Town, December 07, 2013 – Zimbabweans have expressed their sadness over the death of former president Nelson Mandela, saying the struggle icon was “not ... Full story

Zim Lawyers Group Honours Mandela

Harare, December 7, 2013 – A Zimbabwean legal defence group, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) on Friday honoured Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s celebrated ... Full story

MDC-T Fires Mutare Mayor, 9 Councillors And Recalls Kombayi

Harare, December 06, 2013 - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) National Council has resolved to expel from the party the Mayor of ... Full story

Nelson Mandela: An African Icon, In African Time, On African Terms.

By Takura Zhangazha In mourning former South African President Nelson Mandela, everyone will want to claim him for their own. And that is a good thing.  Some ... Full story

World Reaction To Nelson Mandela's Death

Johannesburg, December 06, 2013-Leaders across the world have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after the former South African president passed away at the age of ... Full story

Sanlam To Reward Best African Financial Journalists

Cape Town, South-Africa, December 05, 2013 - South African financial services group Sanlam announced Thursday that it had opened its prestigious financial journalism awards to ... Full story

How Mugabe Fooled Tsvangirai

Harare, December 04, 2013- President Robert Mugabe deliberately gave MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai a false sense of comfort ahead of the July 31 elections to ... Full story

Blessed Are Smart Phones As Salvation Is Brought Via Technology

Harare, December 05, 2013 - When the biblical Moses received the famed Ten Commandments written by the Creator on stone tablets he would never have ... Full story

Unfulfilled Promises: Hungry San Community Plead For Maize-meal Promised By Zanu PF

By Nyembezi Khumalo   Tsholotsho, December 04, 2013 -  The San community in Mgodimasili in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North province have appealed to Zanu PF party officials to ... Full story

Bleak Festive Season And Gloomy New Year For Zim Workers

By Sij Ncube   Bulawayo, December 04, 2013 – Thousands of Zimbabwean workers face a bleak festive season and probably a gloomy New Year with the economy ... Full story

Zim Govt Urged To Ratify Outstanding International Conventions

By John Masuku Harare, December 03, 2013- The ongoing re-alignment of local laws into the new constitution presents an opportunity to further domesticate outstanding international norms ... Full story

Taken For A Ride: Ximex Mall Vendors Let Down By ZANU PF

By Tafirenyika Nemadire Harare, December 03, 2013-The closure of Ximex Mall shopping mall in Harare’s central business district has brought tears and hunger to hundreds of ... Full story

Food Shortages Bite As Prisoners Perish In Zimbabwe

Harare, December 02, 2013 – More than 100 prisoners have died in detention in Zimbabwe’s prisons since January owing to biting food shortages, it has ... Full story

What Do We Do When The Money (And Averything Else) Runs Out?

Cape Town, December 2, 2013-South Africans have to realise that the Bold & the Beautiful is not the blueprint for a successful future, says Trevor ... Full story

Politburo Still To Ratify Zanu (PF) Provincial Polls

Harare, December 2, 2013- Zanu (PF)'s provincial elections, marred by accusations of vote rigging, came to an end Sunday with party chairman Simon Khaya Moyo ... Full story

Africa Is A Nation Of Impunity: ICJ Judge Sebutinde

By John Masuku Harare, December 1, 2013- A judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Justice Julia Sebutinde  says Africa  is responsible for all the ... Full story