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Mutasa Hearing To Continue Despite Defiance Says Togarepi

Pupurayi Togarepi, the Zanu PF youth league chairperson, insists former party bigwig Didymus Mutasa’s proposed disciplinary hearing will proceed whether he turns up or not. Togarepi, ... Full story

Excited Munya Mataruse Joins Mentor Tuku on US Tour

Upcoming Pakare Paye Arts Centre guitar prodigy, Munya Mataruse, has expressed his excitement at being asked to join Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi on his latest tour ... Full story

PTUZ Not A Church But Trade Union: Majongwe

The Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has been fingered for harbouring industrial action under the guise of a Brussels-based organisation, Education International. Recently the Zimbabwe ... Full story

Mugabe's Chairing of the AU: Almost Routine but not 'Revolutionary'

By Takura Zhangazha President Mugabe’s election as chair of the African Union (AU) for the first time since its formation is obviously a feather in his ... Full story

No Complaints Against H-Metro, B-Metro:VMCZ

By Amos Maseko Harare, January 31, 2015 - Zimbabwe's private media have been found to be publishing the most offending stories with the Daily News topping ... Full story

Ncube, Biti Grand Coalition Struggling To Take Off

THE breakaway factions of the main Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) have postponed their joint congress which had earlier been slated for March to a ... Full story

Taking A Close Look At Zimbabwe's Political Power Couples

IT is common to think of politicians as socially inept to have fulfilling personal relationships. If a politician does have a spouse or partner, we ... Full story

Sikhala Claims Witchcraft Eliminated His Tormentors

MDC-T founding member and former St Marys MP Job Sikhala has sensationally claimed that people who tortured him during his incarceration as he faced treason ... Full story

Zanu(PF) Develops Cold Feet On Mutasa Expulsion Plan

Former Zanu (PF) secretary for Administration, Didymus Mutasa has survived expulsion from Zanu PF, as of now, and a committee has been set up to ... Full story

Weevils, Gamatox Feud Spills Into Constitutional Court

Harare, January 28, 2015 – Lawyers and journalists were on Wednesday treated to lighter moments in the Constitutional Court after Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku made ... Full story

"Support Zim Film Industry" Begs Veteran Actor, Producer Chigorimbo

By Farai Maposa Veteran film producer and actor Stephen Chigorimbo better known as John Huni for the role he played in  soapie Studio 263 has lamented the ... Full story

Afro Jazz Legend Dorothy Masuka In Zim For Starbrite Finals

Veteran jazz musician, Dorothy Masuka of "Gona raMachingura" "Nhingirikini" "Iyo Pata Pata" and "Nontsokolo" fame has arrived in the country for the Starbrite talent ... Full story

SA Concourt Amends Presidential Mistake

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has fixed a mistake made by President Jacob Zuma last year which had the unintended consequence of criminalising ... Full story

VP Mphoko Contradicts Grace On Vendors,Offers No Solution

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko set himself on a collision course with vendors after he said he did not understand why able-bodied people should engage ... Full story

MDC-Renewal Dismayed With Flagrant Abuse Of Zim Constitution

  THE MDC Renewal Team has threatened to file an urgent court application to stop the nomination court from sitting on Friday to confirm nomination ... Full story

"I Am Not A Liar": VP Mphoko

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has denied persistent charges by his critics that he participated in the massacre of an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians ... Full story

Multi Drug Resistant TB On The Increase, Says Health Official

By Jeffrey Moyo Harare, January 26 2015 - About eight years ago, 44-year-old Tilda Chihota was struck with tuberculosis which kept her bed-ridden for over ... Full story

Political Dynasties Emerge In Zanu (PF)

By Prince Tongogara A new political trend is emerging in Zanu PF since 2013 general elections. The party’s control and leadership is steadily going into the ... Full story

Politics of Populism, Expediency Wrecks Zimbabwe's Democracy, Economy

By Prince Tongogara Political populism and expediency are the new watch-words in Zanu PF politics as it continue to hoodwink Zimbabweans and entrenching its rule despite ... Full story

Kasukuwere Encounters Restructuring Hurdles As Zanu (PF)'s Saviour

Firebrand Zanu (PF) national political commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere, has plunged the strife-torn organisation into another crisis as sharp differences have emerged over his ... Full story

Secretive ZUPCO Braggs About Its Partisan Support

Harare, January 23, 2015 - Zimbabwe’s state-run bus company, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) has publicly bragged about its partisan support to ... Full story

Zim Govt Bigwigs Resist Diamond Mining Mergers

Tensions are mounting in Zimbabwe’s diamond industry with top government officials behind the country’s major diamond mining companies reluctant to comply with Mines ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Attendance Of National Convergence Conference A Must: MDC-T

THE Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC-T says it would be impossible to exclude Zanu PF from the national convergence conference slated for March or April if ... Full story

Biti,Mangoma Power Struggles Stall Reunification Efforts

The tussle for the leadership of MDC renewal team is allegedly threatening to stall the party’s reunification efforts with the Welshman Ncube-led MDC — ... Full story

SA Parliament To Grill Zuma Over Nkandla In March

The office of the South African Speaker of the National Assembly has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma will answer questions in Parliament on March ... Full story

Aspirants Make Way For Auxillia Mnangagwa To Replace Husband As MP

Auxillia Mnangagwa, the wife of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, will be the Zanu PF candidate seeking to replace her husband as Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe constituency ... Full story

Zambia Polling Stations Extend Voting Time

Scores of polling stations in Zambia are expected to stay open past the official closing time Tuesday night, to compensate for the late ... Full story

Zambia Polling Stations To Extend Time

Scores of polling stations in Zambia are expected to stay open past the official closing time Tuesday night, to compensate for the late ... Full story

Clashes Erupt In DRC Over Joseph Kabila's future

At least four people have been killed in protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down ... Full story

HIV-Positive Youngsters Still Face Stigmatisation,Discimination

By Jeffrey Moyo Many Zimbabwean HIV-positive youngsters face discrimination and stigmatisation on a daily basis. Evelyn Honde (16) is one of them. For Evelyn Honde, who hails ... Full story

Muremba Judgement: Is Corporal Punishment Really Bad For Juveniles?

By John Gambanga Last Friday, I read with trepidation the High Court declaration that corporal punishment or caning of children is now unconstitutional. In her review ... Full story

Zambians Voters Upbeat As they Choose New President:SADC

Thousands of Zambians are streaming to the polls to elect a new president. Millions of voters casting their ballots at about 6 000 polling ... Full story

New Recording Studio To Change Fortunes Of Upcoming Musicians

By Farai Maposa Gospel artiste Itai Sandras of the ‘Tinosimudza Maoko’ fame has teamed up with fellow South African-based- gospel- musician Alpha Nhambure to establish a ... Full story

Zim’s Children Caught In War To Contain HIV/AIDS

By Jeffrey Moyo Fifty-one-year-old Mateline Msipa is living with HIV. Her 17-year-old daughter, born after Msipa was diagnosed with the virus, may also have it, but ... Full story

ZDF Deployment In Equatorial Guinea: Is It Constitutional?

By Prince Tongogara President Robert Mugabe on January 12 this year deployed an unquantified contigent of Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) comprising elite commandos and intelligence servicemen ... Full story

Don't Divulge Party Secrets,Strategies: Tsvangirai Warns Supporters

MDC T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday implored his techno savvy supporters not to divulge party plans and ideas on social platforms, saying such ... Full story

Zambia Gears For Tuesday Presidential Election

Regionals observers say they are satisfied with preparations for Zambia's presidential by-election on Tuesday.  The election will choose a successor to former President ... Full story

ZUPCO- Unifreight Bus Crash Claims 24

24 people have died while several others were injured in an accident, involving two buses, near the 35 kilometre peg along the Harare-Nyamapanda ... Full story

ZBC Plans To Have Four More TV Channels

The state broadcaster the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) seems to have risen from the dead.  The Sunday Mail  reports that the ongoing cleansing ceremony, instigated ... Full story

Don’t Come Back Yet, Diaspora Zimbos Warned

Zimbabweans will not advise their relatives in the diaspora to come back home, at least for now. According to a survey conducted by the ... Full story

Much Publicised Zim-Russia 'Mega Deal' Stagnant

THE much-touted US$4 billion platinum mining deal signed by Zimbabwe and Russia in September last year amid a blaze of publicity, which the authorities ... Full story

Mnangagwa Defends Congress, Calls Mutasa A Sick Man

Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed former Zanu PF Secretary for Administration Didymus Mutasa as a sick man who cannot be taken seriously. Mnangagwa ... Full story

Manicaland Zanu (PF)Recommends Mutasa's Expulsion From Party

The Zanu (PF) Manicaland provincial leadership has passed a resolution to expel former secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa Mutasa from the party. The resolution made at ... Full story

Nyusi Sworn In As Mozambique's President As Renamo Boycotts

Filipe Nyusi was sworn in as Mozambique’s new president on Thursday, pledging to prioritize peace as a precondition of economic development.  Nyusi, a former defense minister, ... Full story

SA-Based Zimbos Face Uncertain Future

THE future of nearly 40 000 Zimbabweans who missed the deadline for the application of new South African residence permit remains precarious as key ... Full story

Rural Girls Quit School For Early Marriages

By Nhau Mangirazi Fourteen-year-old Tendai Marenga who was in Form One dropped out from a resettlement school near Tengwe farming community after she eloped to ... Full story

Think Tank Queries Legality Of Mt Darwin,Chirumanzi-Zibage Poll Proclamation

THE Election Resource Centre (ERC), a poll think-tank and watchdog, on Wednesday said the recent proclamation of by-election dates for MtDarwin West and Chirumanzu-Zibagwe ... Full story

As Fighting For Legitimacy In Zanu (PF) Rages,Will Buffalo Sink Croc?

By Prince Tongogara    When the Zanu PF political earthquake at the December Congress seemed to have all but ended deposed secretary of administration Didymus Mutasa ... Full story

Winnie's Bid To Stop Mandela Family Meeting Flops

Former wife of anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Winnie Madikizela Mandela's bid to stop a family meeting in Qunu ... Full story

Zim Eviction Ban Victory For Human Rights, Justice Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International on Tuesday said the decision barring the forced eviction of families from Arnold Farm in Mazowe is a victory for human rights ... Full story

MDC-T Dismisses War Vets' Council Interference Plans

The Morgan Tsvangirai-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) on Tuesday dismissed plans by Manicaland Provincial Affairs minister Mandi Chimene to appoint war veterans to ... Full story

Mujuru Camp Lures Dabengwa, Makoni

Former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s camp has extended an olive branch to former party heavyweights Simba Makoni and Dumiso Dabengwa to close ranks and ... Full story

Lawyers Heap Praises On Chidyausiku For Judges' Public Appraisals

Harare, January 14, 2015 – The legal fraternity has heaped praise on the country’s Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku for breaking new ground by publicly appraising ... Full story

Chidyausiku Praises High Performing Judges, Slams "Lazy" Ones

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku on Monday came short of naming four “lazy” Harare High Court judges, but castigated them for sitting on cases with ... Full story

Members Of Zanu PF Statement To The Citizens Of Zimbabwe

PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE MEMBERS OF ZANU (PF) TO THE CITIZENS OF ZIMBABWE. NO 1 OF 2015   Fellow  Comrades and Friends:   We are pleased to ... Full story

Mujuru Confronts Mugabe Over Divisive Leadership

A SPLIT is imminent in Zanu PF as former Vice-President Joice Mujuru and her allies have made the most damning attack ever of President ... Full story

National Youth Service Graduates Still Viewed With Suspicion

By Jeffrey Moyo Graduates from Zimbabwe’s National Youth Service – seen as an arm of the nation’s secret police – are often greeted with suspicion ... Full story

Divisions Widen In Mat North Zanu (PF)

Transport minister Obert Mpofu has taken a subtle dig at his information counterpart, Jonathan Moyo, for failing to secure a parliamentary seat in July 31 ... Full story

Platform Accuses Tsvangirai Of "Stealing" Economic Indaba Concept

Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been accused of “stealing” the National Convergence Platform, a concept that he last week proposed for national ... Full story

Mash East Gets Third Executive As Zanu(PF) Wars Continue

Zanu PF’s newly appointed political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere on Saturday dissolved the party’s Mashonaland East interim provincial executive as infighting in the revolutionary party ... Full story

Chihuri, Mohadi Face Imprisonment Over House Demolitions

Harare, January 11, 2015 - Some peeved Mazowe families have moved to block the ongoing demolition and eviction of their houses by seekingthe arrest and imprisonment ... Full story

Tsvangirai Invites Zanu (PF) To National Stakeholders Conference

The opposition MDC-T will hold a National Convergence Conference in two to three months’ time which it hopes the ruling Zanu(PF) will attend along ... Full story

Mazowe: No Grace As "Motherly Love" Turns Nasty

By Prince Tongogara  Grace Mugabe, the new power behind the throne in Zanu (PF), less than two months after becoming the Women’s League boss, has shown ... Full story

Robbers Target Churches

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has urged churches to desist from keeping money at their premises following a number of robberies after services. Police spokesperson, ... Full story

Will Kasukuwere Successfully Rebuild Zanu (PF)?

THE newly-appointed ZANU-PF secretary for the commissariat, Saviour Kasukuwere has an arduous task ahead of him in the New Year, as the ruling party ... Full story

Mpofu's Allied Bank Folds

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Thursday cancelled Allied Bank Limited’s licence after the financial institution voluntarily surrendered it. In a statement, the RBZ ... Full story

Mujuru Not Afraid Of Furious Onslaught

Much-harassed former vice president Joice Mujuru says she is not afraid of the ruthless and unrelenting onslaught on her — that includes the murky ... Full story

Post Zanu (PF) Congress Aftershocks Continue As Victors Consolidate Power

By Prince Tongogara The Zanu (PF) December 2014 congress earthquake that toppled vice-president Joice Mujuru and secretary of administration Didymus Mutasa among many others may be ... Full story

Zuma Sponsors Zulu Bible Translation From Hebrew,Greek

South Africa's Roman Catholic Church has welcomed a donation of about $40,000 (£26,000) by President Jacob Zuma to translate the Bible directly from ... Full story

Nurses Strike Looms Over Bonuses

The Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) Harare Chapter has given the government an ultimatum to pay off their bonuses by Friday the 9th of this ... Full story

SA Deportations Spell Doom For Zim

By Sij Ncube  Poverty, increased unemployment and social vices are seen increasing in the New Year if South Africa forges ahead with deportations of undocumented Zimbabweans ... Full story

War Vets Squabbles: Expelled Jabu Has Last Laugh

Deposed war veterans leader, Jabulani Sibanda, has described fresh divisions rocking the association of ex fighters as child’s play and a circus he would ... Full story

Zim’s Shoddy Disaster Preparedness Exposed

By Prince Tongogara Pictures of marooned villagers in Muzarabani, collapsed houses in Epworth and flooded rivers that halted traffic along the Harare-Chirundu highway last week exposed ... Full story