John Masuku

U.S. Embassy Honours 2014 Black History Month Essay Contest Winners

Harare, February 28, 2014 - The United States Embassy announced five winners of the 4th annual Black History Month Essay Contest. The national winners are ... Full story

Arbitrary Detention Worsening Overcrowding in Zim Jails

Harare, February 28, 2014 - The arbitrary and excessive detention of suspects is contributing to overcrowding in Zimbabwe’s jails, findings from a new report show.In ... Full story

Zuma To Jet In For Bona's Wedding

Pretoria, February 28, 2014 – South Africa's President Jacob Zuma will pay a working visit to Zimbabwe on Saturday, the international relations department said. “South Africa ... Full story

Hifa Explains Bagorro's Return As Artistic Director

Harare, February, 27, 2014 -There is nothing peculiar about Manuel Bagorro bouncing back as the artistic director of Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) ... Full story

Ugandan Police Stop Miniskirt Protest March

Kampala, February 27, 2014 - Police in Uganda have prevented women from marching through the streets of the capital, Kampala, in protest at new laws ... Full story

Gumbura's Bail Application 'Baseless'- State

Harare, February 27, 2014 -The State has urged the court to dismiss convicted serial rapist Robert Martin Gumbura’s application for bail pending appeal on the ... Full story

Being Transgender In Zimbabwe: Ricky Nathanson Speaks Out

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, February 27, 2014 - At his 90th birthday celebration last week, President Robert Mugabe called on Zimbabweans not to "misuse" their sex ... Full story

Gender Equality In Zim Still Below SADC Expectation - Muchinguri

By Tsepo Munkombwe Harare, February 27, 2014 - Zimbabwe has implemented several policy mechanisms to support women’s growth and development over the years, yet the country ... Full story

DRC Women Demand An End To Sexual Violence & Conflict

BUKAVU (South Kivu,DRC), February 26, 2014-A fact-finding mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo—led by Nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and organized ... Full story

First African Blogger Awards Launched

Cape Town, South Africa, February 26, 2014 - Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards, the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and ... Full story

Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Poses Financial Risk-Sweden

Kampala, February 26, 2014 -  Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg warned Uganda that a new bill imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality could represent a financial ... Full story

Court Ends Torment Of GALZ Boss

Harare, February 26, 2014 – Harare Magistrate Donald Ndirowei on Wednesday ended the persecution of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) chairperson Martha Tholanah by ... Full story

Biti's Home Petrol Bombed, Again

Harare, February 25, 2014 – Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti’s home was petrol bombed early this morning with the MDC-T Secretary General and his family ... Full story

More Arrests In Zim Over Mangoma "Assault"

Harare, February 25, 2014 – Zimbabwean police on Tuesday arrested and charged four MDC-T youths with assaulting the opposition party’s deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma bringing ... Full story

Mugabe’s Birthday Bash, The Day After…

By Prince Tongogara   Harare, February 25, 2014 - After spending a million dollars celebrating President Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday in Marondera on Sunday, Zimbabweans woke up ... Full story

SA Judge To Rule On Live Televising Of Oscar Pistorius' Murder Trial

Pretoria, February 25, 2014 - A South African judge is due to rule whether the trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius can be televised.  Pistorius shot his ... Full story

No Zim Law Against Owning Radio Receivers - ZACRAS

The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) has condemned the continued suppression of media in Zimbabwe following the summoning by the courts of Radio ... Full story

Defiant Ugandan President Museveni Signs Anti-Gay Bill

Kampala, February 24, 2013-Uganda's president Yoweri Kaguta has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people and criminalising those who do not report ... Full story

Police Arrest Tsvangirai’s Allies Over Mangoma Assault

Harare, February 24, 2014 – Zimbabwean police on Monday arrested two senior allies of MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai for allegedly assaulting the opposition party’s deputy ... Full story

Mwenezi Villagers Cornered By Flood Disaster

By Jeffrey Moyo Mwenezi, February 24, 2014 - For 47-year-old terminally ill Artwell Mandava from Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, reaching the nearest clinic in ... Full story

Man In Court For Stoning Daughter’s Boy Friend To Death

By Rumbidzai Ndhlovu Two men from Chiredzi, Salani Tshenzele (38) and Philemon Lisenge (32) have appeared before High Court Judge Susan Mavangira for stoning a neighbour ... Full story

Shun Corruption, Embrace ZIM ASSET - Mugabe Tells Youths

Marondera, February 23, 2014-President Robert Mugabe says the country’s economic blue print, ZIM ASSET is the vehicle to emancipate Zimbabweans economically.Speaking at his party Zanu ... Full story

UZ's 10pc Fee Hike Slammed

Harare, February 23, 2014 - University of Zimbabwe, the country’s oldest tertiary institution, has increased tuition by more than 10 percent. The move has left the students’ ... Full story

Police Target Tsvangirai Loyalists, Youth Leader Arrested Over Mangoma “Assault”

Harare, February 22, 2014 - Zimbabwean police have charged MDC-T youth leader James Chidhakwa with assaulting the opposition party’s deputy treasurer-general Elton Mangoma as it ... Full story

Zim Authorities Target GALZ In Renewed Judicial Persecution

Harare, February 22, 2014 - Zimbabwean authorities have stepped up their antipathy towards the activities of gays and lesbians after summoning the leader of the ... Full story

Mugabe Calls For 100pc Zim Mine Ownership

Harare, February 22, 2014- Economic empowerment does not only apply to foreign-owned companies, but also to local firms willing to partner Government in various sectors ... Full story

Navistar Directors Denied Bail

The three Navistar Insurance Brokers bosses facing charges of defrauding Air Zimbabwe of more than 5 million euros and US$800 000 have been denied bail ... Full story

Lodger Assaulted For Using Landlord's Pegs

By Rumbidzai Ndhlovu Masvingo,February 21, 2014 - A tenant in the city was heavily assaulted because he had used his landlord’s pegs to hang his clothes. People ... Full story

Masvingo Drama 'The Gods You've Built' Invited To The Netherlands

National Arts Merits Awards (NAMA) nominee, ‘The Gods you’ve built,’ has done it once again, getting an invitation to the Netherlands. The play was nominated ... Full story

Zuma Officially Signs May 7 As SA Election Day

Pretoria, February 21, 2014 -President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation officially setting the 7th of May as the date for elections for the National ... Full story

Masvingo Residents Demand Salary Schedule For Top Management

Masvingo, February 20, 2014 - Masvingo residents have called on the city council to produce salary schedules for its top management amid unconfirmed reports that ... Full story

Mugabe's Birthday Bash, More Than Just A Celebration

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, February 20, 2014-For much of the world, the date "February 21st" passes unnoticed. But for Zimbabweans, the day marks President Robert Mugabe’s ... Full story

Zim Food Shortages Claim Scalps Of Aid Workers

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 20, 2014 – The biting food deficit has claimed the scalps of several humanitarian workers whose employment has been terminated. The World ... Full story

Maternity Project In Limbo As Zanu (PF) Supporters Grab Water Reservoir

By Criswell Chisango Alaska, February 19, 2014 - A donor funded project meant to alleviate water challenges for expectant mothers at Alaska mine hospital is in ... Full story

Police Interrogate Journalist Over "Curfew"

By Farai Sibanda Bulawayo,February 19 2014-Zimbabwe police on Wednesday morning summoned Southern Eye journalist, Nqobani Ndlovu to Matabeleland North provincial police headquarters over a story he wrote titled ... Full story

Journalism Awards On Electrical Counterfeiting In Africa Launched

Paris, France, February 19, 2014 -Schneider Electric the global specialist in energy management, is sponsoring the first edition of the Media Awards on Electrical Counterfeiting ... Full story

Restaurant Closed After Serving Roasted Human Heads

Anambra,Nigeria, February 19, 2014 -An anonymous tip-off recently led to a gruesome discovery of fresh human heads wrapped in cellophane at a hotel restaurant in ... Full story

Court Denies Air Zim Bosses Bail

Harare, February 18, 2014-Two Air Zimbabwe top managers facing allegations of defrauding the national airline of millions of dollars have been denied bail by the ... Full story

Vic Falls Residents Ecstatic Over Licensing Of Local Radio Station

By Tsepo Munkombwe Victoria Falls, February 18, 2014 – Residents of Zimbabwe’s popular resort town are eagerly awaiting the licensing of their own local commercial radio ... Full story

Police Promise Probe Into Ill-treatment of Rights Activists

Harare, February 18, 2014 – Zimbabwean police have pledged to institute investigations into the alleged ill-treatment and assault of human and political rights activists who ... Full story

Mutasa, Top Zim Military Brass Removed From EU Sanctions

Brussels, February 17, 2014 - The European Union suspended sanctions on eight of Zimbabwe's most powerful military and political figures on Monday, but kept them ... Full story

Newly-appointed ZBC Board Chair Fired Within 24 Hours

Harare, February 17, 2014 - The Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has withdrawn the appointment of Dr Denis Magaya as ... Full story

Moyo Appoints Discredited Plagiarist To Turn Around ZBC Fortunes

By Prince Tongogara Harare, February 17, 2014-Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister  Professor Jonathan Moyo appointed discredited plagiarist Gelfand Kausiyo in the new Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation ... Full story

Tokwe-Mukosi Flooding Disaster: A Big Scandal Downplayed

By Golden Maunganidze President Robert Mugabe last week declared state of national disaster in  the Tokwe -Mukosi reservoir catchment basin as floods continue to wreck havoc ... Full story

Uganda's Museveni To Sign Anti - Gay Bill

Kampala,Uganda, February 16, 2014 -- Uganda's president Saturday vowed to sign sweeping anti-gay legislation, citing what he said were scientific, not political, considerations for a controversial ... Full story

Gutu Woman To Perform 140 Hrs For Baby Dumping

By  Rumbidzai Ndlovu Gutu, February 16, 2014 - A woman from Matizha are in Gutu will perform 140 hours community service after she dumped her newly ... Full story

ZBC Set To Loose Licensing Arm To BAZ

Harare, February 16,2014 - Financial problems at the cash-strapped Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) are set to worsen, amid revelations that the state broadcaster is likely ... Full story

Pair Appears in Court For Bashing Grandma Over Witchcraft

By  Princess Sibanda Masvingo - A 69 year old lady was bashed by her grandchildren after being accused of bewitching them. Piniel Mandinyenya (27) and Primrose Mandinyenya ... Full story

Broke Zimbos Celebrate Low Key Valentine’s Day

By Tsepo Munkombwe Harare, February 14, 2014 – It’s the 14th of February and one might have wondered what really was so special about today. It ... Full story

Mugabe Targets Churchgoers As Ushers For Bona’s Wedding

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 14, 2014 – President Robert Mugabe and the First family have targeted members of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) ... Full story

Salarygate,Corruption​: Zim Civil Society Groups Demand Concrete Govt Action

By Amos Maseko Harare, February 13, 2014 - Zimbabwe's civic groups have demanded a more robust response to the massive looting of public entities by their top managers ... Full story

Police Break Up WOZA Protest

Harare, February 13, 2014 – Zimbabwean police on Thursday broke up an anti-government protest staged by members of the Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)  demanding ... Full story

BAZ Slow On Licencing Radio,TV Stations - Parliamentary Committee

Harare, February 12, 2014 - The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Broadcasting Services says it is concerned with the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe’s ... Full story

Zim Govt Will Never Tolerate Corruption, Mnangagwa Assures Parliament

Harare, February 12, 2014 - Government says corruption will never be tolerated at any level and will not just rush to prosecute before first verifying ... Full story

Lawyers Rescue Woman Held Captive Over Hospital Fees

Harare, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – The country’s leading legal defence group, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has secured the release of a ... Full story

International Peacekeepers Fail to Prevent Muslim Ethnic Cleansing IN CAR - Amnesty International

Bangui, February 12, 2014-International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians in the western part of the Central African Republic, Amnesty ... Full story

Zim Authorities Intimidate Protestor To End Hunger Strike

Harare, February 12, 2014 - Zimbabwean authorities have intimidated a Harare man who has been on a week-long hunger strike to end his protest.Authorities from ... Full story

ZIMSEC Releases Nov 2013 "O" - Level Results

Harare-February 11, 2014-The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has released results of the November 2013 Ordinary Level examinations. The overall pass rate is 20.72 percent compared ... Full story

Triangle Workers Loot Tonnes Of Sugar As Man Steals Empty Vegetable Crates

By Elizabeth Mashiri & Grace Zvenyika Triangle & Masvingo- Seven employees from Triangle Limited, a sugar milling company in Chiredzi have been arrested and appeared before ... Full story

Guta RaMwari Values Education, Builds Own School

By Tsepo Munkombwe Bulawayo, February 11, 2014 – Thousands of Guta Ra Mwari (GRM) followers held their 53rd  yearly ceremony at the religious sect’s own Tshabalala ... Full story

Umguza Villagers, Zanu (PF) Protesters Clash Over US Food Aid

By Farai Sibanda Ntabazinduna, February 11, 2014 - There was chaos and commotion in Ntabazinduna in Umguza constituency, Matabeleland North province this morning as angry and hungry ... Full story

World's First Clitoral Repair Hospital For FGM Victims To Open In Africa

  Ouagadougou,Burkina-Faso, February 10, 2014- The world’s first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on ... Full story

Zimbabwe: A Nation Of Former "Billionnaires", Without Own Currency

  By Nkosana Dlamini   Harare, February 10, 2014 - Zimbabweans salute their national anthem, hold their rich traditions dearly and indeed have an emotional attachment to their ... Full story

No Duties Gazetted For New Psychomotor Ministry

Harare, January 10, 2014 - President Robert Mugabe has assigned functions to all his ministers except the ministry of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities ... Full story

Shamu Hauled To Court Over T-Shirts Debt

By Professor Matodzi Harare, February 5, 2014 – A local company has hauled Zanu PF politburo member, and cabinet minister Webster Shamu to court over a ... Full story

Resident Turns Heat On Chombo Over Mahachi’s Reinstatement

Harare, February 5, 2014 – A human rights lawyer has turned the heat on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo by ... Full story

Are Smart Phone Sex Tapes Tearing Apart Zimbabwe's Moral Fabric?

By Thomas Madhuku Harare, February 4, 2014-Blame mobile technology for society’s loss of  morals. That’s what some Zimbabwean youth recently interviewed in Harare had to say ... Full story

ZESN Welcomes The ZHRC 2013 Harmonised Election Report

Harare - February 4, 2014- The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has welcomed the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) report on the July 31, 2013 ... Full story

Art Project Breaks The Continental Barriers Between US And Zimbabwe

By Simplicius Chirinda Harare, February 4, 2014 - A group of Zimbabwean and American artists are breaking the visa imposed boundaries through a groundbreaking project that ... Full story

EcoSchool Opens As EcoCash Registers 3.5m Subscribers

Harare, February 5, 2014 - Zimbabwe's largest mobile phone operator by subscription Econet Wireless has registered over 3,5 million subscribers on its EcoCash mobile money ... Full story

Nelson Mandela Leaves $4 million Estate To Family, Staff, ANC

Johannesburg, February 3, 2014-Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, ... Full story

African Business,Women,Football On Bloomberg TV Africa

London, UK, February 3, 2014 - In February, Bloomberg TV Africa will be broadcasting three separate shows: African Business Weekly, Football Dynamics and African Women ... Full story

SA's Big Brother Mzansi Launched

Johannesburg, February 3, 2014-Production company Endemol’s South African reality TV series, Big Brother Mzansi, launched  yesterday on DStv’s Mzansi Magic, live entertainment and 12 housemates ... Full story

Gumbura Sentenced To 50 Years

Harare, February 3, 2014-Independent End Time Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura has been jailed for 50 years on four counts of rape. He ... Full story

Zimbabwe: Hopelessness And Entrenchment Of Vice

By Prince Tongogora Harare, February 3, 2014 - Economic challenges in Zimbabwe are slowly but increasingly normalising the abnormal among the social classes as more citizens ... Full story

Gutu Development Forum Courts Western European Envoys

Gutu, February 2, 2014 - The Gutu Development Forum led by its patron, Edmund Masanganise, who is Chief Gutu recently met two ambassadors from Western ... Full story

Parents Reject ‘Psychomotor’ Grade Two Exams As Unnecessary Expense

Harare, February 2, 2014 - Screening of Grade Two pupils will not improve the country’s education system, but would, instead create a bloated structure and ... Full story