John Masuku

ZIMA Awards Postponed

The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA), which were set for Friday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), have been postponed to the 29th of October. Organisers ... Full story

US Undeterred In Supporting Zim Grassroots Development

Chipinge, Manicaland, September 30, 2014: United States Ambassador Bruce Wharton says his country will continue to explore more local initiatives to spur grassroots initiative that ... Full story

ANC MPs Defend Zuma On Nkandla Expenditure

South African President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs said on Tuesday as they continued Parliament's consideration of ... Full story

False Debates Overtake ZimAsset Mantra

By Prince Tongogara Zimbabwe is country with a penchant for fickle debates where Zanu PF, the ruling party, has since the infamous July 31 general election ... Full story

Mudenda Recounts 1980s Mat Atrocities

Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda says he witnessed the torture and murder of some of the more than 20 000 people in Matabeleland and parts ... Full story

SA's Stellenbosch University Committed To Non-Racialism

The University of Stellenbosch one of South Africa and Africa's top universities says it remains committed to non-racial dialogue. This follows a decision not to ... Full story

Dwindling Care Of Zim's Old, Forgotten People

By Moses Ziyambi An old woman sits on an old bench under the shade of a house facing the entrance to the Mucheke Old People’s Home. ... Full story

ZPP Reports Drop In Human Rights Abuses

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) says there has been a significant decline in cases of politically-motivated human rights violations across the country with 196 incidents ... Full story

Prophets Sing Same Tune Against Mass Action

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) ministries founder, Walter Magaya has complemented UFIC leader Emmanuel Makandiwa’s recent prophesy, saying it is up to Zimbabweans to promote ... Full story

Tsvangirai Warns Against Abusing Name

MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has warned party officials jostling for positions against using his name and status during their campaign ahead of the watershed opposition ... Full story

Kaindu Stays Put At Highlanders

Highlanders have allayed fears that head coach, Kelvin Kaindu might be fired with the club’s CEO, Ndumiso Gumede confirming that the Zambian mentor will stay. The ... Full story

DRC Protesters Against Kabila's Overstay in Power

More than 2 000 people took to the streets of Kinshasa on Saturday to protest a bid by President Joseph Kabila to modify the constitution ... Full story

IMF Resists Giving Zim New Loans

By Russell Padmore   The International Monetary Fund has said it will not lend more money to Zimbabwe, because the country is in arrears on repaying previous ... Full story

Mugabe Calls For Discipline In Zanu (PF)

President Robert Mugabe has returned home from New York where he attended the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly where he pleaded with ... Full story

TV For Live Parly Debates In The Pipeline

Parliamentary debates might soon be streamed in live on a new channel dedicated to legislative business if the country goes digital by 2015, Media, Information ... Full story

Moyo Talks Tough On Failed Gono Senate Bid

The following is a statement by the Minister of Information,Media and Broadcasting Services Professor Jonathan Moyo related to former  Governor of the Reserve bank of ... Full story

"Titanic Battle" For MDC-T Secretary General Post Rages

Top Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) officials Nelson Chamisa, Douglas Mwonzora and Tapiwa Mashakada are entangled in a “titanic battle” for the party’s secretary-general (SG) ... Full story

Zim Confident To Meet ITU Digitalisation Deadline

The government of Zimbabwe is confident that with the availability of resources, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) digitisation deadline of 17 June 2015 will be ... Full story

Tsvangirai Not Moved By Makandiwa Prophecy

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to go ahead with planned street protests to pressure the Zanu PF government to address the country’s economic crisis, ... Full story

Mugabe Castigates West For "Evil Sanctions"

The United States and the European Union should remove their "unilateral and illegal sanctions," says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as he berates them for trying ... Full story

The Sour Taste of Russian Deals

By Shame Makoshori President Vladimir Putin’s Russia has made an emphatic and strategic move into Zimbabwe’s platinum mining sector in the Great Dyke, in the latest ... Full story

Mnangagwa To Deliver GZU Lecture On Constitution

Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Emmerson Mnangagwa will  deliver a public lecture about constitutional changes in Zimbabwe at Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) sports ... Full story

EFF Officials Desert Malema

About 80 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members in Kimberley in the Northern Cape have re-joined the African National Congress (ANC). Among them are also provincial ... Full story

Ramaphosa Calls For Radical SA Economic Transformation

South Africa is heading for radical economic transformation, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address at the summit of the Association of Black Securities ... Full story

ZESA Victim Fights Mockery

Harare, September 25, 2014 – A man who was offered peanuts by State power company  ZESA Holdings after being electrocuted and hospitalised for close to a year ... Full story

Gono Disqualified For Senate Seat

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Dr Gideon Gono, has been disqualified to fill the vacancy in the Senate for Manicaland province as he is ... Full story

Zim Bemoans World Bank, IFC Snub

Zimbabwe says there is no justification in the continued isolation of the local private sector by the World Bank’s affiliate, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) ... Full story

Selling Smuggled Second-Hand Goods Big Business In Zim

By Michelle Chifamba In Zimbabwe, where at least 450 people become unemployed every week, finding a formal job proves to be impossible for many youths. Some ... Full story

Chinese Firms Exporting Torture Tools: Amnesty

A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty International says in a ... Full story

Zanu (PF) 'Dirty Dozen' Allegations Dismissed

The United States Embassy in Zimbabwe has denied reports that 12 Zanu PF MPs had sold out classified party information to the Americans in exchange ... Full story

Beef Producers Call For Lifting Of Cattle Ban

By Upenyu Chaota / ItaiMuzondo Masvingo Beef Producers Association has pleaded with the Veterinary Services to lift the bracket cattle sales ban which was effected a ... Full story

Mundawarara To Step Down In NMBZ Shake-Up

NMBZ chairman Tendai Mundawarara will step down from his position after being re-elected at the group's annual general meeting on Tuesday while group chief executive ... Full story

Zim Mourns Economist Eric Bloch

Zimbabweans are mourning the passing on of prominent Bulawayo-based economic commentator Eric Bloch. He was 75. Bloch, who was a chartered accountant by profession, died at ... Full story

Labour Unions, Residents Associations Back Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s planned anti-government mass protests received a major boost on Sunday when his key allies – labour and residents’ associations – pledged ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Panics Over US Self-Help Fund

  AN official with the United States Embassy in Harare is allegedly getting briefings on internal discussions on the Zanu-PF’s succession issue from parliamentarians, it has ... Full story

SABC's Generations Suspended Until December

City Press reports that, following meetings held from Monday to Thursday in Magliesburg outside Johannesburg, a brand new SABC soap opera Generations, with none of ... Full story

TB Joshua In Bribery Allegations

      A Nigerian journalist has alleged that controversial Pastor TB Joshua tried to bribe journalists not to report on the death of people caused by the ... Full story

MDC-T Rejects Handpicking Of Leaders

It’s now game on in Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC after the party rejected plans to handpick members of the standing committee instead of electing them through ... Full story

Bennett, Mawere Not Yet Members of MDC Renewal Team

MDC Renewal spokesperson, Jacob Mafume says South Africa-based Zimbabwean businessman Mutumwa Mawere and MDC-T treasurer-general Roy Bennett have not joined the breakaway party.  Addressing journalists in ... Full story

Zim’s Academic Glitter Going Down The Drain

Zanu PF luminaries seem to be falling over each other to acquire advanced university degrees which are in many cases the product of patronage rather ... Full story

Marrying Off Under-Age Girls Discouraged

The government has urged Zimbabweans to desist from marrying off under-aged girls as it is against the constitution of the land. This comes on the background ... Full story

Chihuri Calls For Revival Of Extra Lessons

Zimbabwe Republic Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has called on the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to revise its stance on the issue of ... Full story

China Deals: Zim's Silent Revolution

By Prince Tongogara   President Robert Mugabe’s visit to China will change the face of the dominant economic players in the country. For the first time in ... Full story

US$300k for Zim Elephant, Rhino Conservation

Harare, September 18, 2014 - In 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) provided over $300,000 for elephant and rhinoceros conservation in Zimbabwe, ... Full story

CDC-Zim Director Off To Sierra Leone On Ebola Mission

Harare, September 18, 2014-The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Zimbabwe country director, Dr Peter Kilmarx left Zimbabwe Wednesday on a mission ... Full story

Zim Radio Stations Promote Foreign Music: Shamie

South Africa-based musician Shame “Shamie” Mabvudzi says Zimbabwean artistes are suffering from lack of exposure because the country’s radio stations are placing more emphasis on ... Full story

Zim's DJ Butterphly In BBA Hotshots

M-Net and Endemol SA, organizers of the Big Brother Africa reality show, have begun revealing the identity of the housemates who will be participating in ... Full story

South Africans Mourn 67 TB Joshua Collapse Victims

Families across South Africa  have been plunged into mourning since Prophet TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapsed, claiming lives of 67 South ... Full story

Who Is TB Joshua?

The church building that collapsed in Lagos last week, killing dozens of people, was owned by one of Nigeria's best-known evangelists, TB Joshua. The BBC's ... Full story

Be Focussed, Achieve Greatness, Varsity Students Told

By Tafadzwa Kachiko ` The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Vice Chancellor Professor Rungano Zvobgo has urged university students to remain focused in order to archive greatness ... Full story

Zim Police Quake Over Tsvangirai’s Planned Anti-Govt Protests

Harare, September 17, 2014 - Zimbabwean police barricaded access to a symbolic square in central Harare and deployed dozens of law enforcement agents in a ... Full story

South Africa Extends Deadline For New Immigration Laws

The South African government will extend the deadline for the introduction of parts of the new immigration laws. The extension is aimed at giving adequate ... Full story

Death Toll In TB Joshua Building Collapse Rises

The number of dead from Nigeria's church building collapse four days ago has risen to 60, rescuers say, as they try to locate more survivors. Eight ... Full story

BBA Finds New House, Announces Date

Following the devastating fire on September 2 at the Big Brother house in Johannesburg, M-Net and Endemol South Africa searched for a fitting house for ... Full story

ZLHR Rescues Elderly Residents From Grave Water Situation

HARARE-She is 95-years-old and visibly frail. But of late, Leocardia Sagwete has been exhibiting the energy of a toddler. After spending seven months without running water, ... Full story

Sekai Holland Assumes MDC Renewal Team Interim Presidency

The beleaguered MDC-T party split has further widened with Acting Chairperson of the MDC-T Guardian Council, Sekai Holland assuming the role of the interim MDC ... Full story

Drunken Youths Disrupt MDC-T Meeting

A group of drunken youths packed in lorry descended on the Movement of Democratic Change (MDC-T) meeting at the Masvingo office  where they started to ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Youths Want Grace In Presidium

A faction of Zanu PF youths led by politburo member Edison Chakanyuka and Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena has said it has launched a campaign ... Full story

Senzeni Na? Albert Nyathi Goes Down Memory Lane

Hundreds of music revelers who attended the Senzeni Na? Concert at the Book Cafe were taken down memory lane Albert Nyathi performed some of his ... Full story

Tuku Dismayed With Explosive Biography

Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi has disowned a ‘biography’ written about him by former company publicist Shepherd Mutamba whose snippets were published recently in the Daily ... Full story

Harare City Council Owed $280m

The Harare City Council says despite the writing off of the $330 million debt its debtors continue to grow and it is currently owed US$278.2 ... Full story

Citizen Journalism Key In Preventing Human Rights Abuses

By Farai Maposa   Media Centre Zimbabwe director Ernest Mudzengi has underscored the importance of citizen journalism's role in safe guarding citizens against  human rights abuses.  He was ... Full story

Zanu (PF)Succession Fight May Destabilise Zim - RAU

While President Robert Mugabe and his protracted succession quandary, which is rocking the foundations of Zanu PF, is increasingly becoming a boring and hackneyed issue ... Full story

Lipstick Parties To Awaken Masvingo

By Itai Muzondo The most popular entertainment show in Masvingo dubbed ‘Lipstick Party’ to be held at Chevron hotel which started Friday is likely to bring ... Full story

Opposition Leader On Trial As Zim Authorities Persecute Rivals

Nyanga, 13 September, 2014 – Zimbabwean authorities are pressing ahead with the persecution of political activists after putting an opposition leader on trial for allegedly ... Full story

Time To Pile Pressure On Mugabe Is Now: Tsvangirai

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai told his supporters in Masvingo Saturday that he was going to support those who will gather ... Full story

Masvingo MDC-T Gears For Celebrations

The Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC-T) led by Morgan Tsvangirai will be celebrating 15 years of its formation in Masvingo at Mucheke stadium on ... Full story

Mugabe Did Not Attack Private Media: Moyo

Media, Information and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo on Thursday said President Robert Mugabe’s recent statement making reference to the private media was not meant ... Full story

Tuku Daughter Selmour Shocked By Book Revelations

Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi’s daughter, Selmor, has said she is shocked by the excerpts from her father’s former publicist Shepherd Mutamba’s unreleased book titled Tuku Backstage. The ... Full story

Fuel, Airtime, Handset Prices Increased

Zimbabwe’s finance and economic development minister Patrick Chinamasa, in delivering an underwhelming fiscal policy increased the prices of petrol,diesel,airtime and handsets. Excise duty on fuel will ... Full story

VP Mujuru Farmhouse Burnt To Ashes

A thatched farmhouse belonging to Vice President Joice Mujuru in Ruwa has been destroyed by fire that had been lit in an attempt to burn ... Full story

Chamisa Eyes VP, SG Posts

THE stage is now set for a bruising fight in the MDC-T with only party leader Morgan Tsvangirai and national chairman Lovemore going unchallenged at ... Full story

Silveira House Celebrates 50 years Of Poverty Alleviation In Zim

Silveira House, a Jesuit centre for Development and Social Justice in Harare, will this Friday celebrate 50 years of ... Full story

SA Judge Clears Pistorius Of Murder Charges

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has ruled out murder charges, but has left it to Friday to announce whether he is ... Full story

Ebola Screening Is Difficult Says Parirenyatwa

The government of Zimbabwe says the biggest concern in its efforts to contain the spread of Ebola is anchored on the fact that the incubation ... Full story

Zuma Calls For Appointment Of New SA Elections Boss

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has asked that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng begin the process of filling former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Pansy Tlakula's position ... Full story

Eviction Of Ex-Workers Justified: NRZ

Failure by former National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employees to vacate the rail company’s houses in Westgate compromised the firm’s operations as staff meant to ... Full story

Trouble At Bosso

There is trouble at 50 Robert Mugabe Way in Bulawayo. This is the headquarters of the country’s second most successful and popular football club, Highlanders, who ... Full story

Don't Expel Pupils For Non-Payment Of Fees: Govt

Government has reiterated its calls for schools to find other means of dealing with parents who fail to pay fees without infringing on the rights ... Full story

Zim Govt Repays US$180m Chinese Loans: Chinamasa

Government says it has made repayments amounting to US$180 million to Chinese creditors during the first half of the year as part of efforts to ... Full story

What Judgement Awaits Pistorius?

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected deliver judgement in Oscar Pistorius trial, which lasted almost five months. State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel accused Pistorius of killing ... Full story

Fare Thee Well Thomas Deve

By Fred Zindi   The death of arts critic, journalist and Pan Africanist Thomas Deve last Sunday robbed the nation of a man of many talents. I ... Full story

MPs Should Be Educated: Speaker

The capacitating of National Assembly members through education has been hailed as a noble initiative that prepares legislators for life outside parliament. Speaker of the National ... Full story

MISA-Zimbabwe Condemns Zanu(PF) Attacks On The Private Media

MISA-Zimbabwe, in a statement released Monday notes with concern the continued attempts by the ZANU PF to entrench polarization in the Zimbabwean media following coverage ... Full story

Schools Reopen Without Teachers' Incentives

  The 2014 schools third term opens this Tuesday with parents expressing worry whether the decision to scrap teachers’ incentives will not backfire by producing low ... Full story

Shock As Binga Bans Teaching Of Ndebele

The Binga Rural District Council (BRDC) pulled a shocker last Friday after passing a resolution banning the teaching of Ndebele in council schools in a ... Full story

Govt Business Suffers As Grace Wars Intensify

Never-ending Zanu PF factional fights have inflicted a major blow on government work as ministers and top officials spend their time plotting against each other. The ... Full story

Tsvangirai Draws Battle Lines For Next Election

Morgan Tsvangirai has put himself firmly on the side of the lower class with a powerful pledge that the MDC is a party of those ... Full story

Rights Lawyers End Detention Ordeal For Chingwizi Villager

Chiredzi, 03 September 5, 2014 – A Magistrate has ended a 33-daydetention ordeal for Sophia Tagwirei, one of the Chingwizi internallydisplaced persons who had been ... Full story

Get Rid Of British Remnants On Farms: Mugabe

  President Robert Mugabe on Friday said Zimbabweans should get rid of British remnants in the farming areas.Speaking at the installation of Chiefs Alfred Tome Beperere ... Full story

Byo Journos Shine At Inaugural Mining Media Awards

CHRONICLE senior features reporter, Factmore Dzobo, and the paper’s features correspondent, Lungelo Ndhlovu, scooped first prizes at the inaugural 2014 Mining Media Awards held in ... Full story

Two Pilots Killed In Zim Airforce Plane Crash

Two pilots died on the spot when an Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) plane crashed soon after taking off at Charles Prince Airport in Harare. The ... Full story

Byo Has "Vote Of Confidence" In Skyz FM: Ncube

CARRYSLOT (Pvt) Ltd, trading as Skyz FM, Wednesday pitched its proposals for a single commercial radio licence slot available in Bulawayo, expressing confidence that it ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Politburo Endorses Mujuru 'Victories'

A 10-hour Zanu-PF Politburo meeting on Wednesday endorsed the outcomes of the Youth and Women’s League conferences held last month in which Mujuru’s allies romped ... Full story

ZIMA Awards Nominees Announced

The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has announced nominees for the 2014 edition that will be held on the 3rd of October at the Harare International ... Full story

Fireworks At Byo Radio Licence Hearings

There were fireworks at the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) first public hearing as Skyz Metro FM and Skies FM – two of the three ... Full story

MPs Quiz Chinamasa Over Benefits Of China Trip

The Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa was the man actor in Parliament this Wednesday as legislators demanded answers on the trip to China which culminated in ... Full story

Zim Court Quashes Prosecution Of ERC Officials Over Voter Education

Harare, 03 September, 2014 -  A Zimbabwean court has declared as unconstitutional the prosecution of four Election Resource Centre (ERC) officials who were arrested and ... Full story

Carl Joshua Tickles Masvingo

By Itai Muzondo One the country's most celebrated stand up comedian Carl Joshua Ncube created endless laughter as he performed to a tickled-like crowd in Masvingo’s ... Full story

Zimbabwe State Journalists Protect, Not Expose, Corrupt Politicians

By  Makusha Mugabe  Zimbabwean state media editors, their hands already with full trying to spin that Zimbabwe is now coming out of its doldrums following some ... Full story

Tsvangirai Will Never Resurrest: Mangoma

By Moses Ziyambi The Movement for Democratic Change's Renewal Team leadership headed  by former party secretary general Tendai Biti took turns in attacking their former president ... Full story

Mliswa, Wadyajena Clash Over Corruption Allegations

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment has come out guns blazing against Hurungwe East legislator, Themba Mliswa for alleging that the ... Full story

Former PM's Wife Macheka Fears For Her Life

Elizabeth, wife to former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, says her life is in danger and she no longer feels safe as she is being followed ... Full story

Electoral Act Complies With Constitution: Parliamentary Committee

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Advocate Jonathan Samukange says voices insinuating that the recently adopted statute runs parallel to the constitution do not ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Has Made Zimbabwe Poor: Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai says President Robert Mugabe’s 34-year octopus-like grip on power has impoverished the nation and that there was need for national convergence ... Full story

Kereke Eternally Enmeshed In Debt Woes

Harare, September 1, 2014 – A leading Zimbabwean fertiliser and chemical manufacturer, Windmill has heaped more misery to Munyaradzi Kereke, the former adviser to Reserve Bank of ... Full story