John Masuku

Polokwane Invites Bulawayo For Tourism,Trade Showcase

The Polokwane Local Municipality in Limpopo South Africa has invited its Zimbabwean counterpart, the Bulawayo Municipality, to the local annual show to showcase its tourism ... Full story

Liberator Mhanda Alias Dzinashe Machingura Denied Hero Status

Harare, May 31, 2014 - President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has flatly refused to confer national hero status on Wilfred Mhanda, the commander of the ... Full story

ZRP Hunt For Masowe Violence Perpetrators

Harare, May 31, 2014-The Zimbabwe Republic Police say they are still carrying out investigations following Friday’s violence by members of the Johane Masowe Chishanu sect ... Full story

Masowe Apostolic Members Beat Up Police,Journalists

    Harare, May 31, 2014-There was mayhem in Harare’s Budiriro high-density suburb Friday as marauding members of the Johane Masowe yeChishanu sect ran riot, beating up ... Full story

Moyo Urges ZBC Board To Speed Up Turnaround

Harare, May 31,2014 - Government is taking a hard line on ZBC, giving the new board sweeping new powers to steer the State broadcaster into ... Full story

Peter Mutharika Wins Malawian Presidential Vote

May 31, 2014-Malawian opposition candidate Peter Mutharika has been declared the winner of Malawi's disputed presidential election. The leader of the Democratic Progressive Party obtained 36.4% ... Full story

AU Takes Stock of 51 Years as Terrorism Spreads Across Continent

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, May 28, 2014 - As the African Union celebrated its 51st birthday on May 25, it did so as the continent remains ... Full story

Zim Prisons Boss Opens Up On Worsening Prison Horror

Harare, May 28, 2014 – Prison inmates detained in Zimbabwe’s jails are experiencing untold suffering ranging from living in squalid conditions and food shortages as ... Full story

South African Airways Acquiring New Fleet

Johannesburg, May 26, 2014-South African Airways (SAA) says as part of its turn-around strategy, it's in the process of acquiring a new fleet of long-haul ... Full story

Educationist-Cum-Politician Ndlovu Concerned About Corruption In Zanu(PF)

Bulawayo,  May 26, 2014-ZANU PF politburo member Sikhanyiso Ndlovu has bemoaned corruption in the country especially among his party colleagues, saying the scourge threatened to ... Full story

Learn The Ropes First, Sikhala Advises Chamisa

Harare, May 26, 2014-Maverick MDC-T member Job Sikhala has warned ‘ambitious’ party organising secretary Nelson Chamisa that he is “still junior” to think  of leading ... Full story

Joyce Banda 'Annuls' Malawian Election,Cites Irregularities,Fraud

Malawi's President Joyce Banda says she is annulling this week's general election - in which she was a candidate - because of voting "irregularities". Ms Banda ... Full story

Africa Day 2014: Remain Optimistic and Act in Pursuit of Revolutionary Posterity.

By Takura Zhangazha Harare May 24, 2014 -It’s a hard ask, sometimes, trying to refer to a revolutionary Africa in contemporary times. Even more-so, when it ... Full story

Young Zim Artists Display Their Creativity In HIV/AIDS Challenge

By Lindelwe Mgodla  Harare, May 24, 2014-Students at the National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design (NGSVAD) in Mbare, Harare hosted United States Embassy representatives ... Full story

Tsvangirai Will Win Any MDC Poll- Holland

Harare, May 24, 2014 - Sekai Holland, the MDC-T chairperson of the guardian’s council says party president Morgan Tsvangirai will win any election in the ... Full story

Police Target Tsvangirai With Ban Of Africa Day Rally

Harare, May 23, 2014 – Zimbabwean police have banned the country’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) from holding a rally in ... Full story

BAZ Reveals Shortlisted Local Commercial Radio Licence Applicants

Harare, May  20, 2014-The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has released a list of 18 applicants shortlisted for local commercial radio licences.In a statement to ... Full story

Zim’s State-Run GMB Hits Hard Times, Lays Off Workers

By Professor Matodzi Harare, May 20, 2014 – Zimbabwe’s state-run grain procurement   body, the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has hit hard times and has  started offloading several employees ... Full story

Malawi Elections: Will Joyce Banda Survive?

Blantyre, May 20,  2014 - Today's election in Malawi is one of Africa's most competitive - the closest since the re-introduction of multi-party politics in ... Full story

Police, Kombi War: Victims Seek Payback

Bulawayo, May 19, 2014 - Four people battling for life after being injured as a result of street wars between police and commuter minibus drivers are taking ... Full story

SA Delegation Off To Nigeria To Petition Release Of Boko Haram Abductees

Qwa Qwa- May 18, 2014 -A South African delegation is to travel to Nigeria later this month to submit a petition calling for the release ... Full story

Zimsec Audit Uncovers US$2m Scandal

Harare, May 18, 2014-The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has been rocked by a US$2 million procurement scandal after an audit revealed that the examinations ... Full story

MDC-T Squabbles Dampen Exiled Zimbos' Hopes

Exiled Zimbabweans are concerned with the current power squabbles in the MDC-T which pose a threat to the restoration of democracy and economic revival in ... Full story

We Slept And Lost The Election,Spare Nikuv - Sipepa-Nkomo

Bulawayo, May 18, 2014 - MDC-T Renewal Team interim national chairman, Samuel Sipepa-Nkomo has said the MDC-T lost last years’ elections fairly because the party ... Full story

Without Advertising Revenue New Radio Stations Are Doomed - Maridadi

Harare- May 18, 2014 - Mabvuku-Tafara National Assembly member James Maridadi has warned Government against awarding community radio station licences under the current economic environment, ... Full story

MDC Meeting Ends Abrupty As Mafume Attacks Tsvangirai

Harare, May 16, 2014 - A meeting called to discuss problems in the opposition MDC had to be aborted after youths took umbrage at the ... Full story

SA's Youngest MP (22) To Priotise Peer Concerns

Pretoria, May 16, 2014-The 22-year-old woman, who will become the youngest member of a national or provincial legislature for the next term says lack of ... Full story

Government To Tighten Regulation Of Churches

Harare, May 16, 2014-Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister Nicholas Goche Thursday told Senate that government was considering coming up with a policy framework ... Full story

Mudede Humbled In Passport Battle

Harare, May 16, 2014 - Two Bulawayo residents are relieved after an intervention by the country’s leading human rights defence group, the Zimbabwe  Lawyers for ... Full story

MDC-T, Zanu(PF) Members In Harsh Exchanges Over ZimAsset

Bulawayo, May 15, 2014-MDC-T and Zanu PF members almost came to blows on Tuesday at Bulawayo Press Club meeting that was  later abandoned after a ... Full story

Poor Timing For Planned Fuel Increase - Economists

Harare, May 15, 2014 - Economists have warned that the imminent hike in the price of fuel will trigger the rise in prices of basic ... Full story

Caster Semenya To Marry Girlfriend, R25k Lobola Ready

South African Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya is reportedly set to marry girlfriend and fellow athlete Violet Raseboya. According to the Daily Sun website, Semenya (23) ... Full story

BAZ Short-lists 18 Commercial Radio Licence Applicants

Harare, May 13, 2014-The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has completed the examination of all licence applications for the provision of local commercial and radio ... Full story

Women Emerging As Zim's Tobacco Tycoons

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, May 11 2014 - Madeline Murambwi sits behind the wheel of her brand new Toyota Land Cruiser, threading her way through the ... Full story

The Great Binga Radio Licence Robbery

Binga, April 21, 2014 -In this southwest border area, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Holdings (ZBH) listeners licence is prominently displayed on most vehicles’ windscreens. But on the ... Full story

Defamed Ex-Zim Envoy Zwambila Demands Handsome Payout

A freelance writer who defamed the former Zimbabwean ambassador could pay up to $200,000 for claiming the envoy stripped in front of embassy staff. Jacqueline Zwambila’s ... Full story

Chingwizi Flood Victims Heckle Ministers,Demand Compensation

Nuanetsi, May 11, 2014-Ten Zanu PF ministers Saturday left Chingwizi Camp in Nuanetsi with tails between their legs after being humiliated by Tokwe-Mukosi flood victims ... Full story

Zahara Jets In For Tokwe-Mukosi Concerts

South African song bird and contemporary Afro jazz singer, Zahara, is in the country for the Green Concert shows whose part of the proceeds will ... Full story

Lawyers, Residents Warn Govt Over Demolitions

Harare, May 9, 2014 – Human rights lawyers and a local residents’ pressure group on Friday warned the government to stop loading the country’s courts ... Full story

Don't Scrap Community Radio Funding, AMARC Tells Aussie Govt

Kathmandu-May 9, 2014-The Asia-Pacific Regional Board of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC is deeply concerned by the recent recommendation made by the ... Full story

'Radio VOP operations legal'- Netherlands Envoy

Harare, May 9, 2014 - Privately-owned radio station Voice of the People (VOP) broadcasting into Zimbabwe was doing so legally according to Dutch law, the ... Full story

DA Gains More Black SA Voters

Pretoria, May 9, 2014-The Democratic Alliance has seen an increase in the number of black supporters, the party said on Friday. "We grew our support among ... Full story

Standard Bank Set To Penetrate Francophone West Africa

Abidjan May 9, 2014- Standard Bank plans to use its presence in the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) to expand its service offering across the rest ... Full story

Top US Entreprenuer Hassan To Share Vital Business Tips In Zim

Harare, May 9, 2014 - The United States Embassy is assisting a local tech-hub bring one of the world’s eminent entrepreneurs, Fahad Hassan, as it ... Full story

SA Elections: ANC In Clear Lead, Rand Firms

Pretoria, May 9, 2014-The ruling African National Congress (ANC) took a clear lead on Thursday in South Africa's first "born free" election, featuring voters with ... Full story

Go To Court, Mudenda Advises MDC-T Factions

Harare, May 9, 2014 - The Speaker of the National Assembly,  Jacob Mudenda, says the letters presented to him by the warring MDC-T factions regarding ... Full story

Zim Police Launch Fresh Crackdown On Lawyers

Harare, May 8, 2014 - Police on Thursday launched a fresh crackdown on human rights lawyers by preferring charges against Trust Maanda, a prominent attorney, ... Full story

Churches Call For MDC-T 'Ceasefire'

Harare, May 7, 2014 - Churches have waded into the MDC-T crisis with leaders urging the warring parties in the faction-riddled MDC-T to reconsider dialogue ... Full story

Impose Sanctions On Tsvangirai-Chinos Begs EU

Harare, May 7, 2014 - Joseph Chinotimba, the Zanu PF MP for Buhera North, has asked the European Union to impose sanctions on Morgan Tsvangirai’s ... Full story

South Africans Vote In First Post-Mandela Elections

Johannesburg, May 7, 2014 - South Africans are voting in general elections as the country marks 20 years since the end of white-minority rule. The African ... Full story

Zim Parliament To Make A Ruling On MDC-T Dispute

Harare, May 5, 2014-The Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda says he will make a ruling in the next two days on the ... Full story

SA Polls Tomorrow, ANC Poised For Victory

Johannesburg, May 6, 2014-With a day to go before the general elections, South Africans have been encouraged to take the process seriously.   Election observers from ... Full story

Schools Urged Should Sue Defaulting Parents- Dokora

Harare, May 6, 2014- Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has urged schools to use traditional and civil courts within their localities to recover ... Full story

Ncube Ready To Join Forces With Biti

Bulawayo, May 6, 2014 -The Welshman Ncube-led MDC on Monday strongly hinted towards forging a united front with the axed MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti-led renewal ... Full story

200 Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls To Be Sold - Boko Haram

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamist Boko Haram militants, said on Monday he would "sell on the market" more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by ... Full story

Biti Rally Attracts Only 50

Harare, May 5, 2014 - Tendai Biti has suffered another blow to his campaign, with a poor turnout on Saturday at a Manicaland rally confirming ... Full story

Disabled Zimbos Forced Into Cheap Labour

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, May 5, 2014 - Workers Day on May 1 came and went, but it’s only a day like any other for disabled ... Full story

Rampant Zim Corruption Scaring Away Investors - Mujuru

Harare, May 5, 2014-Vice President Joice Mujuru has castigated the culture of corruption in the country which she says is scaring away investors and affecting ... Full story

Moyo Fumes At Police Over Media Ban

Harare, May 5, 2014 - Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister, Jonathan Moyo has strongly condemned police’s ban on a march to mark World Press ... Full story

Zim Police Ban World Press Freedom Day Celebrations

Harare , May 3, 2014 – Police on Saturday moved to ban a World Press Freedom Day march and a road show organised by the ... Full story

Women's Empowerment Eliminates Gender-Based Violence - Muchinguri

The church has been urged to actively participate in the economic emancipation of women and the reduction of gender-based violence through tailor made empowerment programs ... Full story

Zim Media Watchdogs Demand Repeal Of Offensive Legislation

Harare, May 2, 2014 – Zimbabwean media freedom watchdogs on Friday called for a major overhaul of the country’s offensive media laws and an end ... Full story

MDC-T Demise No Cause For Celebration For Zanu(PF) - Mandaza

Harare, May 2, 2014-Government and the ruling Zanu PF party should be careful and not celebrate the demise of the opposition MDC-T as this could ... Full story

SA Elections: ANC Says More COPE Members Defect

Uppington,May 1, 2014-The African National Congress (ANC) in the Northern Cape says it has welcomed hundreds of Congress of the people (COPE) members in Upington, ... Full story

Biti Refuses To Surrender

Harare, May 1, 2014-Tendai Biti and other rebels booted out of the MDC on Tuesday for attempting to stage a palace coup against MDC president ... Full story

Zim Government Official Infuriates Workers Over ZimAsset As Police Ban May Day Commemorations

Harare, May 1, 2014 - Zimbabwean workers on Thursday booed a senior government official after he touted the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio - Economic ... Full story