John Masuku

POSA Arrests Irk Rights Lawyers

Victoria Falls, June 30, 2014 – The country’s leading defence group,Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has railed against the policefor continuing to curtail rights ... Full story

Jenje-Makwenda Pens New Book On Zim Female Musicians

Harare, June 30, 2014-The new book by archivist, author and ZBC board member, Joyce Jenje-Makwenda titled; ‘Women Musicians of Zimbabwe,’ is a detailed and remarkable ... Full story

MDC Factions’ Fights over Victims of Political Violence Tragic, Symptomatic of Insensitive Leadership.

By Takura Zhangazha I read with great sadness, a story that appeared in a local daily, The Newsday, about the two MDC factions having a public ... Full story

Biti Expels Tsvangirai As Legal Experts Rubbish Ejection As Null, Void

Harare, June 30, 2014 - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been expelled from the party after being found guilty by a three-member tribunal set-up by ... Full story

Zim's Bvumbe Lands Top World Bank Post

Harare, June 30, 2014-Zimbabwe's Aid and Debt Management Office (ZADMO) head Andrew Bvumbe has landed a top post with the World Bank for the African ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Biti Battle For Violence Victims

Harare, June 30, 2014-A new turf war has erupted between the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T and “fired” secretary-general Tendai Biti’s Renewal Team, with both sides fighting ... Full story

Former Highlanders Star Tymon Mabaleka dies

Former Highlanders star midfielder Tymon Mabaleka has died. Mabaleka died at a hospital in Harare this morning although details of his death are still sketchy. Highlanders chief ... Full story

MDC Mandel Resolutions: High Court Rules In Tsvangirai's Favour

Harare, June 27, 2014-Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party went into celebration on Friday when the High Court ruled against Tendai Biti’s Renewal team faction obtaining an ... Full story

Police Plan To Arrest Publishers Of The Zimbabwean, Eight Others Over Baba Jukwa

Harare, June 27, 2014-The Zimbabwe Republic Police says it is still pursuing investigations to arrest other people accused of being administrators to ... Full story

Luis Suarez Gets 9-Month Ban for Biting Chiellini

Zurich, June 26, 2014 - World governing body Fifa have imposed a record nine-match ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio ... Full story

Eleven SA Circumcision Initiates Die This Winter

The South African deputy Minister of Traditional Affairs, Obed Bapela has condemned the death of initiates at initiation schools across the country. Since the start of ... Full story

AU Rapid Intervention Force Ready For Deployment By End Of September

The African Union's Peace and Security Rapid Intervention Force will be ready for deployment by the 31st of September this year. Volunteering countries have responded positively ... Full story

Kereke Accuses Gono Of Tax Fraud

Bikita West legislator and ex-advisor to former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Dr Gideon Gono, Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, has written a formal report on ... Full story

I Did Not Create Baba Jukwa: Kudzayi

Harare, June 26, 2014-The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, who was arrested last week, maintains he is not behind the notorious Baba Jukwa Facebook character ... Full story

Political Pressure To Address Deployment Of Non-Ndebele Speaking Teachers In Matabeleland Mounts

Bulawayo- June 25, 2014 - Zanu(PF) has moved to address the emotive issue of deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in the Matabeleland region to teach ... Full story

Phillip Kudzayi,Brother To Jailed Sunday Mail Editor Arrested

Phillip Kudzayi, brother to Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, has been arrested. Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said Phillip handed himself to the police ... Full story

Pick Loyal Home Based Cameroonians: Roger Milla

Former Cameroon striker Roger Milla has called for more home-based players to be called up to future squads because he said those playing in Europe ... Full story

Mutharika Sacks Army Chiefs

Lilongwe, June 25, 2014 - New Malawian President Peter Mutharika sacked his army chief on Wednesday without giving any reason for dismissing a commander instrumental ... Full story

Zim Concourt Endorses Dual Citizenship

Harare, June 25, 2014 -The Constitutional Court has endorsed a Zimbabwean citizen’s unrestricted entitlement to dual citizenship rights and ordered the Registrar General, Minister of ... Full story

Jailed Zim Editor To Endure Prison Winter Pending Freedom Bid

Harare, June 23, 2014 – A Zimbabwean court on Monday condemned Edmund Kudakwashe Kudzayi, the Editor of the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper to endure more ... Full story

Parents Welcome Entrance Tests Ban

Schools across the country have traditionally used entrance tests that were conducted at a fee to select prospective Form One pupils for the following year. In ... Full story

Stay Guided By Constitution For Balanced, Accurate Reporting: Moyo

Bulawayo, June 23, 2014-The local media has been urged to be guided by the country’s new constitution to ensure balanced and accurate coverage of issues. Often ... Full story

Plot Thickens In Zim As Authorities Charge Journalist For Attempting To Overthrow Mugabe

Harare, June 21, 2014 - Zimbabwean authorities have charged a newspaper editor for attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe’s administration through unconstitutional means and for ... Full story

Zim Journalist Endures Second Night In Detention

By Professor Matodzi Harare, June 20, 2014 – A ZIMBABWEAN journalist was Friday certain to endure a second night in police detention after he was arrested ... Full story

Zim Govt Declares War On Rapists

Harare, June 19, 2014-The Zimbabwean government has declared war on crimes of sexual violence which are reported to be on the increase despite efforts to ... Full story

Sunday Mail Editor Arrested, More Journos Threatened

Harare, June 19, 2014-Zimbabwean policed this morning arrested Edmund Kudzayi, the editor of the state-run Sunday Mail newspaper, following raids on his home and his ... Full story

Corrupt Police Officers Get Stern Warning

Harare, June 18, 2014-The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has warned its members against engaging in corrupt activities saying those found wanting will be dealt with ... Full story

ANC Extremely Scared Of White People: Malema

Cape Town, June 18, 2014 - Economic Freedom Front (EEF) president Julius Malema says South African president Jacob Zuma and his government do not have ... Full story

Sulu, Mhere Billed For Masvingo Charity Gala

Masvingo, June 18, 2014 – The Mirror newspaper Charity Gala intended to raise funds for building houses for the needy throughout the province and supporting ... Full story

ZACRAS Condemns Radio Kwelaz Raid

Harare, June 18, 2014 - The Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (ZACRAS) has condemned in the strongest of terms the raid of Radio Kwelaz ... Full story

Drama As Tsvangirai’s "Persecutor" Defies Hospital Eviction

Harare, June 17, 2014 - A ZIMBABWEAN entreprenuer whose medical institution recently hit the headlines after being implicated in exposing the admission of MDC-T leader ... Full story

All Eyes On Zuma For SA Nation Address

Cape Town, June 17, 2014 - South Africans say they expect President Jacob Zuma to highlight ways of improving the country's economy in his State ... Full story

Visually Handicapped Hail New Masvingo Information Kiosk

Masvingo, June 17, 2014 - Reformed Church University Vice Chancellor Professor Wiseman Magwa has Tuesday officiallly opened Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) sponsored information ... Full story

Police Raid Radio Kwelaz

Kwe Kwe, June 17, 2014-The police, in company of the CID Officer in Charge, soldiers from the President’s Office, and Law and Order officers Tuesday ... Full story

Africa’s FIFA World Cup Triple Burden.

By Takura Zhangazha Every time the FIFA World Cup tournament occurs, at least as far as I can recall, the question of ‘will it be Africa’s ... Full story

More Vapostori Members Freed On Bail

Harare, June 17, 2014 – A Zimbabwean court has freed on bail more apostolic church members who were arrested recently for allegedly assaulting police officers. Harare ... Full story

SABC3's Isidingo Revamped, Introduces Zondile Household

SABC3’s prime time drama series, Isidingo recently introduced a new family dynamic in the form of the Zondile household. The family, which originates from the ... Full story

MDC-T Bulawayo Chairman Gorden Moyo Resigns

Bulawayo, June 13, 2014 -The Bulawayo provincial chairperson of the MDC-T, Gorden Moyo, has resigned citing violence in the opposition party.   Moyo told journalists ... Full story

Brazil 2014: Five Important Tips For African Teams To Win First World Cup

Patrick Vieira knows what it takes to win football's greatest prize -- and the former France star believes Africa is close to claiming a historic ... Full story

More SA Men Go For Cosmetic Procedures

Specialist surgeon, Natasha Chapman, says the aesthetic market is booming and in South Africa more men are turning up for cosmetic procedures, particularly trying to ... Full story

Mugabe, Moyo Hammer Out Amicable Solution

Harare, June 13, 2014-Information,Media and Broadcasting minister Jonathan Moyo has reportedly apologised to President Robert Mugabe after accusations he was causing divisions in Cabinet and ... Full story

Brazil And Croatia Warm Up As FIFA World Cup 2014 Kicks Off

Sao Paulo, June 12, 2014 -The month-long tournament sees 32 nations compete for a place in the final in Rio on Sunday, 13 July.  The opening ... Full story

SA Police To Crack Down On Illegal Initiation Schools

A total of 276 initiation schools have been approved in Limpopo, South Africa provincial police said on Thursday. "Initiation schools are set to start on June ... Full story

UCT's PhD Growth To Boost Africa's Academic Research Base

Cape Town, June 12, 2014- A total of 110 PhD students will graduate from the University of Cape Town this week – an increase of ... Full story

MaMbeki Honoured For Selflessness

Dutywa,Eastern Cape-United Nations Director for Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has paid tribute to struggle stalwart Mama Epainette Mbeki, mother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki ... Full story

Budiriro Masowe WeChiShanu Vapostori Granted Bail

Harare, June 12, 2014 - High Court judge Esther Muremba has granted $100 bail to each of the 24 members of the Johane Masowe WeChishanu ... Full story

Major Boost For Media Freedom As ConCourt Delivers Prudent Ruling On Defamation

By Professor Matodzi Harare, June 12, 2014 – Zimbabwe’s media practitioners and media freedom advocates on Thursday received a major boost after the Constitutional Court described ... Full story

Econet, UFIC Officials To Testify In Glenview Murder Trial

Harare, June 10, 2014 – Engineers from the country’s leading mobile telecoms provider, Econet Wireless and officials from the Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa-led United Family International ... Full story

Ramaphosa In Charge As Zuma Recovers

Pretoria, June 10, 2014-South Africa's minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says President Jacob Zuma has been in regular contact with his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa ... Full story

Moyo- Generals 'Deal' Non-Existent - Shiri

Harare, June 10, 2014-The Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander, Air Marshal Perence Shiri has dismissed allegations in some sections of the local media that the ... Full story

US Boost For Zim’s Health Information Systems

Harare, June 9, 2014- The United States and its partners are providing support to the strengthening of Zimbabwe’s health ministry internal and public information systems to ... Full story

Denmark Donates US20m For Zim Infrastructural Development

Harare, June 9, 2014-Zimbabwe has received a US$20 million boost from Denmark towards the rehabilitation of infrastructure. The European country signed the US$20 million facility with ... Full story

ANC Appointments Based On Competency: Mantashe

Johannesburg, June 9, 2014 - African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says deployment of ANC officials is purely based on competency not on ... Full story

Nathan Shamuyarira - The Humble Giant

By John Gambanga It would be amiss for anyone to profile black journalism in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe without mentioning the key role that the late Dr ... Full story

Glenview Murder Trial Sucks In Makandiwa's Church

Harare, June 9, 2014 – The trial of some Glenview residents accused of murdering a police officer, Inspector Petros Mutedza, has sucked in the Prophet ... Full story

Zim Court Exonerates Tsvangirai Allies Over Mangoma Assault

Harare, June 9, 2014 – A Zimbabwean court has discharged nine youths aligned to MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai leaving a major dent on embattled former ... Full story

'All-Out’ War Against Boko Haram -Threat Or Peace For Nigeria, Africa?

Abuja, June 5, 2014 - The propensity for Boko Haram’s violence to be motivated by revenge, combined with the probable latent strike capability of the ... Full story

Mourning Nationalist, Ex-Journalist Nathan Shamuyarira

Politicians, friends and relatives have described ex-cabinet minister and politburo member Nathan Shamuyarira who died Wednesday night as a veteran nationalist and revolutionary icon who ... Full story

Zim Women Pressure Group WOZA Wins Undergarments “War"

Harare, June 5, 2014 – Zimbabwe’s leading women’s rights pressure group, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has won a landmark ruling compelling the police to allow women ... Full story

Declare Zero Tolerance To Corruption In The Media - Ncube

By John Masuku Johannesburg, June 04, 2014-Media practitioners have been urged to shun corruption in order to reclaim lost respect and trust by the public. This was ... Full story

Bev Pleads Guilty,Apologises, Fined $100

Popular ‘strip-tease’ dancer, Junior Lizzy Zinhu, commonly known as ‘Beverly Sibanda’ or Bev, on Wednesday afternoon pleaded guilty to physically getting in contact with her ... Full story

Dongo Attacks Zanu(PF) Over Dzino Hero Snub

Harare, June 4, 2014 - War veteran Margret Dongo, has blasted Zanu PF for its failure to honour genuine war heroes like the late Wilfred ... Full story

Human Rights Lawyers Slam Ndanga, ZRP Over Budiriro Mapostori Fiasco

Harare, June 3, 2014 – The country’s leading legal defence group,Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has slammed the use of mobjustice to settle grievances ... Full story

UZ Academic Honoured In US For Social Media Innovation In Public Health

Harare, June 3, 2014- The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) honored Zimbabwe public health expert Donewell Bangure with the International Night ... Full story

Tsvangirai Excited To Resume Work,Receives Updates,Advice

Harare, June 3, 2014 - Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to work Monday after a week-long absence due to health scares. Tsvangirai, 62, met top ... Full story

President Mutharika Offers Joyce Banda Olive Branch

Blantyre, June 2, 2014 - Malawi's newly elected President Peter Mutharika has said he is offering an "olive branch" to ex-leader Joyce Banda after winning ... Full story

Cde Dzino: "Not A Minute Without The People" (We Salute You!)

By Takura Zhangazha My first encounter with the late Cde Wilfred Mhanda or Cde Dzino as he was and will always be affectionately  known by many, ... Full story

Aligning Laws To The New Constitution: Where Are The Citizens?

Harare, June 2, 2014-Much has been said about the government’s failure to implement basic rights contained in the Constitution as well as align laws to ... Full story