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Castrate Old Men Who Entice Children Into Marriage: Grace Mugabe

The First Lady Grace Mugabe has called on the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to align the existing laws to the new constitution ... Full story

SA Law Does Not Recognise 'Cohabitation': Attorney

Cohabitation is theoretically known as an arrangement where two people who are not married live together in a intimate relationship on a long-term or permanent ... Full story

Cash-Strapped Zim Government To Retrench Civil Servants

Faced with an inexorable economic meltdown and concomitant dwindling of revenues due to a shrinking tax base amid a wave of company closures and massive ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s Homeless Child Mothers Risk Lives On Harare Streets

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE-14-year old Emilia Chirwa, sits outside an old rusty car she calls her home, in downtown Harare, the Zimbabwean capital.  Cuddling her one ... Full story

Frustrations Of Waiting for Zanu(PF)'s 2.2 million Jobs

“They should fire as many as they can, even if they can fire all of them,” regaled Lloyd, a second hand clothes vendor plying his ... Full story

Calls For Chamisa's Resignation Getting Louder

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Kuwadzana Member of Parliament, Nelson Chamisa, has crossed paths with officials from the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) over ... Full story

A2 Farms Leased To Former White Commercial Farmers

IN what is further evidence that Zimbabwe’s chaotic land reform programme has largely failed, a significant number of resettled farmers are increasingly leasing land to ... Full story

Zimbabweans Mistrust ZEC: ZDI Survey

THE majority of Zimbabweans do not trust the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) as they believe the body is compromised and manipulates election results, according to ... Full story

VP Mphoko Denies Having Presidential Ambitions

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has distanced himself from any plot to succeed President Robert Mugabe saying he does not habour ambitions to become head of ... Full story

Call For Top SA Media House To Pay For Apartheid Wrong Doing

CAPE TOWN – A support group for victims of apartheid on Tuesday called on Media24 and Naspers to create a fund for victims of gross ... Full story

Malema’s Office Burgled In Suspected EFF ‘Inside Job’

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has opened a criminal case in Cape Town after finding that his parliamentary office had been broken into this ... Full story

Fire Destroys Glen View Home Industry Complex

Furniture worth thousands of dollars was this morning destroyed by fire at the Glen View Home Industry complex situated along Willowvale Road in Harare. The fire ... Full story

Mugabe Warns Vendors,Exonerates Supreme Court Judges On Labour Rulings

President Robert Mugabe has warned vendors refusing to vacate the streets to stop taking orders from the US and UK ambassadors, Bruce Wharton and Catriona ... Full story

Chinhoyi Council Snubs Kasukuwere's Envoy Over "Suspended’’ Mayor

By Criswell Chisango CHINHOYI- Majority of Chinhoyi councillors on Friday rejected advice from a senior Government official sent in to pacify growing divisions rocking Mashonaland West ... Full story

Obama Visit Incident Free But A Security Nightmare:Kenyan Police

NAIROBI - Kenya's police chief on Tuesday admitted Tuesday that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security "nightmare", but said the ... Full story

JSC Exposes More Non Performing Judges

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 29, 2015 – Four more High Court judges have been exposed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for their lackluster performance ... Full story

End 'Cancer Of Corruption', Embrace Democracy-Obama Urges African Leaders

ADDIS ABABA - US President Barack Obama called on Africa on Tuesday to end "the cancer of corruption" and embrace democracy to ensure continued progress, ... Full story

Tomana Loses Case On Fired Prosecutors

The Supreme Court has dismissed former Attorney General Johannes Tomana’s appeal to reverse a High Court order compelling him to reinstate five prosecutors. The five prosecutors ... Full story

Funeral Assurers Tackle Challenges Of Repatriation Of Bodies

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU-The Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers (ZAFA), National Funeral Directors Association of South Africa and Funeral Services Association of Kenya have formed the ... Full story

Zim Labour Sector Now An Employers Market

By Sij Ncube HARARE, JULY 28, 2015 – ZIMBABWE’S labour sector is now firmly an employers’ market as loud choruses increase for President Robert Mugabe to ... Full story

Landmark Judicial Decision As Zim Court Sets Free CSO Leaders

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 27, 2015 - A Zimbabwean court on Monday ordered the release of three civil society leaders who were detained beyond the ... Full story

Obama Slams Hostility-Filled 2016 US Poll Debates

ADDIS ABABA-US President Barack Obama delivered a withering critique of the vitriol-filled 2016 US presidential debate on Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of ... Full story

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela A Supporter Of EFF,Claims Malema

Rustenburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela supports the Economic Freedom Fighters although she is a member of the ANC, Julius Malema said on Saturday. "Mama Winnie Mandela has taken ... Full story

Supreme Court Rules That Workers Allowances Not A Right

Allowances for employees are not a right but are negotiable, the Supreme Court has ruled.In yet another labour-related shocker, the court ruled that arbitrators or ... Full story

No Economic Turnaround With Mugabe In Power – Prof Ncube

By Sij Ncube GWANDA, July 27,2015 - Zimbabwe is on the road to nowhere under the tired, clueless and out of depth leadership of Robert Mugabe, ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Wary Of Tsvangirai Staying Power

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 27, 2015 – Zanu(PF)'s continued vexation with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai suggests President Robert Mugabe’s party remains fearful of the opposition ... Full story

First Kenyan-American US President Obama Inspires Kenyans

US President Barack Obama capped an emotional return to his father's home country of Kenya on Sunday with an impassioned speech that was steeped in pride ... Full story

Nepalese Boy Murdered In Human Sacrifice Ritual

A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after claiming a shaman advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ... Full story

Tsvangirai Urges Parents To Teach Children Politics

Opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has called on party members to inculcate a spirit of political activism in their teenage children to ensure they are ... Full story

Solutions Still A Pipedream In Tackling Zim’s Ailing Economy, Rising Unemployment

By Itai Muzondo It may sound like mocking the man of the lapel, but it is true, they do pray for the nose-diving economy. Vice President Phekezela ... Full story

Muchinguri-vs-Chimene:Battle For Manicaland's Leadership Gets Rough

THE leaked audio recording where Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri is allegedly heard plotting against other Zanu (PF) officials, including Manicaland Provincial minister Mandi Chimene, all ... Full story

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies At 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday at the age of 22, some six months after suffering irreversible ... Full story

Zim Authorities Intensify Onslaught Against CSOs

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 27, 2015 – Zimbabwean authorities on Saturday intensified its onslaught against civil society leaders and activists by ambushing three leaders outside ... Full story

Zulu King Zwelithini To Celebrate Birthday,40 Years Of Reign

King Goodwill Zwelithini who turns 67 this weekend, is the only Zulu King to have reigned for so long. Born on 14 July 1948, King ... Full story

Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza Wins Third Presidential Term

Bujumbura - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has won a predicted but controversial third consecutive term in office, according to official election results announced on Friday. Nkurunziza ... Full story

ZIMRA, EMCOZ Call For Review Of Labour Act

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says it supports the review of the Labour Act to ensure that there is a conducive environment for business to ... Full story

Obama Dines With His Kenyan Extended Family

NAIROBI - US President Barack Obama's gathered with members of his extended family in Nairobi on Friday, kicking off a two day visit to his ... Full story

Job Cuts Signify Zimbabwe's Economic Decline

THE alarming rate at which the economy is deteriorating is now being demonstrated by how blue-chip companies are instituting cost-cutting measures such as freezing recruitment ... Full story

Mupfumira Dates Media Chiefs

Acting Information minister Prisca Mupfumira will soon meet editors of both state and private media to exchange views with them and discuss various issues as ... Full story

14 Zimbabweans Attend Obama's 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Harare, July 24, 2015: United States ambassador Bruce Wharton says the fourteen Zimbabweans attending the sixth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya, on ... Full story

Don't Parrot Western Ideologies, Mugabe Lectures African Journalists

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has called on African journalists to tell the "African story" and stop being "used" by Western powers to "despise" the continent’s ... Full story

WBC Champion Charles Manyuchi’s Dad Lambasts Inept Boxing Board

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa HARARE-Ottis Manyuchi, father to Charles Manyuchi who recently successfully defended his World Boxing Council welterweight crown in Italy attacked the local boxing governing ... Full story

Economic Meltdown,Supreme Court Ruling Claim Scalps Of Zim Journos

Harare, July 23, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s media practitioners have been left trembling after one of the country’s privately-run newspaper Daily News sacked some of its ... Full story

Struggling Zim Govt Entities All Hail Amazing Grace

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 23 - STRUGGLING state entities fell over each other Thursday to wish President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, many more years to ... Full story

Chidyausiku Postpones Judgement On MISA-Zimbabwe's Criminal Defamation Case

Hearing in the constitutional application by MISA-Zimbabwe and four others seeking for an order declaring criminal defamation unconstitutional in terms of the new constitution was ... Full story

Hitmen 'offered $13 000' To Pounce On Hong Kong Journalist

Hong Kong - Two men charged with a savage knife attack on the former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper were offered $13 000 each ... Full story

Improve Your Investment Climate: China Tells Zimbabwe

CHINA, which has become Zimbabwe’s most influential political and economic partner, has told Harare to improve its investment climate and address a local ownership policy ... Full story

Ndanga Embroiled In Alleged Corruption,Abuse Of Office

Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president Johannes Ndanga has been embroiled in an alleged case of corruption and abuse of office.Ndanga, a Zanu(PF) apologist ... Full story

Planned Telecel Acquisition: Entrenching Zim State Capitalism

By Prince Tongogara HARARE-The state is slowly beginning to take control of all facets of the economy as the Zanu(PF) government is copying the Chinese model ... Full story

Tanzanian Election Candidates Go For Brutal Black Magic

DAR ES SALAAM-"Doctor" Manyaunyau doesn't know how he decides which cats' heads he chews off, and which he chops off. According to him, the cat-killing is ... Full story

Climate Change: Zim Ranchers Turn To Profitable Goat Rearing

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, JULY 22 2015  - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down in Zimbabwe, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost ... Full story

Grace Parties Amid Poverty, Penury

By Sij Ncube HARARE, JULY 22 – FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe turns 50 Wednesday and a party meant for a queen has been lined up for ... Full story

Zim Bread "Wars" Escalate

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 21, 2015 – In the Bible, Luke Chapter 4 Verse 4 reads;“….Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every ... Full story

Ramaphosa Favourite To Lead SA After Zuma- Survey

Johannesburg - South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa appears to be the most favoured candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma after the next ... Full story

Cde Freedom Nyamubaya: We will meet 'On the Road Again'

By Takura Zhangazha I first encountered the late Cde Freedom Nyamubaya (Cde Freedom as we affectionately called her) via the poetry section of the Waterfalls District ... Full story

Africa’s Struggling Left And the Greek Economic Crisis

By Takura Zhangazha Claimants to the African left had been excited over events in the European Union and its financially troubled member state, Greece.  The rise ... Full story

MISA-Zimbabwe Criminal Defamation Hearing Opens At Concourt

Hearing into MISA-Zimbabwe’s application and four others  seeking an order for criminal defamation to be declared unconstitutional in terms of the new constitution opens in ... Full story

Tsvangirai Survives Another Day

By Sij Ncube     HARARE, JULY 21 – BELEAGURED MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai was Tuesday left sweating after the Messenger of Court attempted to seize personal ... Full story

Zim Divorce Cases Reach Alarming Levels

The High Court in Harare and Bulawayo has handled over 4500 divorce cases in the last 30 months, while 1600 marriages have been terminated over ... Full story

2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature Announced

One of Nigeria’s fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications companies, Etisalat has announced the call for entries for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature which ... Full story

Masvingo Vendors Clear The Streets

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo – The much criticised eviction of vendors has since gained ground in Masvingo after Masvingo City Council went around town Sunday vendors ... Full story

Supreme Court Ruling Upsets ZimAsset As More Job-Cuts Loom

By Sij Ncube HARARE, JULY 20, 2015 - THE Supreme Court ruling which now makes it easier for employers to summarily terminate contracts of workers is ... Full story

Vapostori Claim Victory Over Magaya

Apostolic and Independent African churches have claimed that they have won their fight against Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader prophet Walter Magaya and ... Full story

Zuma Out Of Hospital

The South African presidency says President Jacob Zuma will be working from home for the next couple of days while he recovers from undergoing a ... Full story

Muchinguri In A Fix As Zanu (PF) Infighting Increases

Zanu PF infighting reached a new high in Manicaland Saturday. Supporters of First Lady Grace Mugabe started pushing for the ouster of Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri ... Full story

Delta Beverages Halts Recruitment, Promotions

Beverage manufacturer Delta Beverages has introduced a raft of cost-cutting measures which include freezing staff recruitment and promotions as well as reducing canteen costs, after ... Full story

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Job Termination Easy

The Supreme Court has ruled that employers can terminate contracts of employment by giving three months notice of their intention to do so. The judicial precedent ... Full story

Court Dismisses Bhasikiti's Mugabe By-Election Challenge

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku Friday advised expelled Zanu (PF) legislator Kudakwashe Bhasikiti to form his own party, as the court could not mend a “broken ... Full story

Zimbabwe Needs A Pragmatic Leader

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s remarks while visiting China last week that Zimbabwe has fallen far behind other countries in terms of development and now needs ... Full story

Zim Police Offer $10 000 Reward For Finding MIssing Dzamara

A reward of US$10 000 is being offered to anyone with vital information pertaining to the whereabouts of Itai Dzamara. The police is appealing to the ... Full story

I'm Too Busy To Visit You-MP Tells Constituency

By Upenyu Chaota & Lloyd Shunje Masvingo North legislator and deputy minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Davis Marapira said his busy ... Full story

Politicisation Of Dzamara Case Will Not Ignite Revolt-Charamba

The government says it will not tolerate any political disturbances orchestrated by failed political outfits using the missing person, Itai Dzamara, as part of their ... Full story

MDC Renewal Team Scrounges For Congress Money

THE MDC Renewal Team, has come face to face with the liquidity crunch blighting the national economy in its bid to launch itself into the ... Full story

Zim Govt Crafts Diaspora Policy

GOVERNMENT is crafting a comprehensive policy as part of measures and strategies to effectively tap into the lucrative Diaspora remittances which have increased in the ... Full story

'Mazebra' Moyo Wins Mwenezi Primaries To Replace Bhasikiti

By Itai Muzondo Former Mwenezi Ward Coordinator for Women Affairs, Joshua ‘Mazebra’ Moyo won yesterday’s run in the much anticipated primary – elections held in Mwenezi ... Full story

US Helps Clear Burma Valley Of Landmines

Harare, July 16, 2015: Burma Valley in Manicaland has been declared landmine impact-free after just over two years of mine clearance work by the Norwegian ... Full story

JSC Demands Judges’ CV’s

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 16, 2015 – The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) hasasked the country’s judges to submit their updated curriculum vitaes(CV’s) under some unclear ... Full story

Dzamara: Diplomatic,Media Pressure Panics Mugabe

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 16, 2015 - A TOAD does not run in the daylight for nothing, so goes a proverb plucked from Chinua Achebe's ... Full story

Bad Weather Disrupts OR Tambo Flights

Flights in and out of OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg have been delayed as a result of bad weather earlier on Wednesday morning. Airports ... Full story

Tutu Recovering Well In Hospital

The family of Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, says he's recovering well in hospital after he was admitted for a persistent infection on Tuesday night. 83-year-old ... Full story

Sikhs Protest At British Parliament

London - Hundreds of Sikhs protested outside the British parliament on Wednesday, calling for the release of what they said were Sikh political prisoners in ... Full story

Last Woman On Death Row Saved By New Constitution

Zimbabwe no longer has female prisoners on death row in compliance with the new constitution.The country’s sole female prisoner on death row has been removed ... Full story

Shanty-Towns an Exhibition of Zanu (PF) Failure – Biti

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 15, 2015 - The mushrooming of unplanned neighbourhoods like Epworth are an indictment on the Zanu(PF) leadership, MDC Renewal Team secretary ... Full story

25 Vendors Detained By Police Over Confiscated Goods

Police in Harare have detained 25 vendors at a local station following skirmishes between street traders and municipal police after the local authority confiscated their ... Full story

Rwandan Parliament Approves Third Term For Paul Kagame

KIGALI-Rwandan lawmakers voted Tuesday in support of a constitutional change to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power as president, backing a petition ... Full story

ZEC To Test New Voter Registration Project In Marondera

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) will implement a pilot voter registration project in Marondera in which each voter will be assigned to a polling station. The ... Full story

Kariba Tour Operators Slam Air Zimbabwe

By Criswell Chisango KARIBA- Hardly a year after it resumed domestic flights the country'snational airline Air Zimbabwe has come under fire from tourism stakeholders here ... Full story

Snail Pace Road Rehabilitation Irks Masvingo Residents

By Itai Muzondo MASVINGO-Resident Associations in and around Masvingo have expressed worry over delayed disbursement of road levy funds which are meant to upgrade the dilapidated ... Full story

Diplomat Pleads for Release Of Dzamara As Western Govts Gang Up Against Mugabe Administration

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 14, 2015 – French Ambassador to Zimbabwe Laurent Delahousse on Tuesday used celebrations to mark French National Day to publicly plead ... Full story

Tanzanian Leadership Renewal Exposes Mugabe As SADC Oddball

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 14, 2015 – Tanzania's ruling Chama Chamapinduzi party has anointed the country’s Minister of Works John Magufuli as its presidential ... Full story

Cosatu Kicks Media Out Of Congress Venue

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)'s special national congress began on Monday with the media being kicked out before the formal programme began. Cosatu ... Full story

Zambian Musician Arrested for 'Mocking' President Lungu Freed

Lusaka - Zambian authorities on Monday dropped the case against a musician who was arrested over a bawdy song that lampooned the country's president as ... Full story

Freedom Heroine Burial Rekindles Debate Over National Status

By Sij Ncube MHANGURA, July 13, 2015- SCORES of people from across the country’s political divide on Saturday paid homage to the late armed struggle heroine, ... Full story

Writer Chenjerai Hove Dies

Johannesburg - One of Zimbabwe's best-known writers, Chenjerai Hove, has died in Norway at the age of 59, his publisher announced on Monday. "It is with sadness ... Full story

Tanzania's CCM Nominates John Magufuli To Succeed Kikwete

  Tanzania's ruling party Chama Chamapinduzi (CCM) on Sunday anointed government minister John Magufuli as its candidate for presidential elections due to be held in October, ... Full story

Soul Brothers Lead Vocalist David Masondo Buried

Dozens of mourners have paid moving a tribute to Soul Brothers lead vocalist David Masondo. The legend of Mbhaqanga music was laid to rest in ... Full story

Chikurubi Inmates Release Album On Life Experiences,Hope

Sixteen Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison inmates going under the name “The Salvation Of Men” have released their debut album titled ‘Rega Kumhanya’ that talks about ... Full story

Harare Man Loses Eyes To Thugs

A 26-year-old Harare man was attacked by thugs who gouged out his eyes. Mayibongwe Madisa, who was coming from a local shopping centre was attacked and ... Full story

SA Minister’s Unqualified Daughter Lands Top Job

Johannesburg - The daughter of South Africa's Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu has landed herself a top job at the police’s watchdog body – apparently ... Full story

VPs Conflict: Mugabe's Divide and Rule Tactics To Blame

Revelation by President Robert Mugabe that Vice-Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko are already at each other’s throats only six months into the job have ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Jabu, Mliswa Attend Dzamara Prayer Rally

Thousands of people on Saturday attended a prayer rally to mark four months since the abduction of journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara. Temba Mliswa and ... Full story

KFC Says "We're Sorry"

A KFC outlet in Durban has put on its charity wings and donated a small undisclosed sum of money to an HIV/Aids group following a ... Full story

SA Xenophobia Murder Case Postponed For Two Weeks

Johannesburg - The trial of three men and a minor for the alleged murder of Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court ... Full story

Four Catholic Priests Ordained In Chinhoyi Diocese

Four diocesan priests were on Saturday 4 July ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Dieter Scholz SJ, at St. ... Full story

Inefficient ARDA Blasted For National Hunger, Starvation

Failure by the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) to fully execute its mandate has been identified as the missing link to the country’s dreams of ... Full story

Reshuffle, Reassignments: Mugabe Plans For 2018

President Robert Mugabe’s reshuffling of cabinet this week was premised on managing Zanu (PF) internal dynamics while also preparing for the 2018 general elections well ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Plots Takeover Of MDC-T Controlled Cities

Zanu(PF) is plotting to put MDC-T-led local authorities — particularly Harare and other major municipalities — under siege as part of a grand plan to ... Full story

Bhasikiti Challenges High Court Ruling, Says Bhunu Erred

By Itai Muzondo MASVINGO - With his Whats App status reading, “Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right,” expelled and ever ... Full story

Vendors Defiant as Zim Public Media Feasts on Their Plight

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 10 – THE Public media has come out in full support of the violent eviction of vendors in the country’s cities ... Full story

Hundreds Gather For David Masondo Memorial

Hundreds of people from all walks of life have gathered at the Hammarsdale Training College west of Durban to celebrate the life of the late ... Full story

SA CEOs Earn R4,1 Per Year- Excluding Bonuses

South African CEOs of JSE-listed companies earned an average of R4.1m in 2014, according to a report released on Thursday. According to PwC's Executive Directors - ... Full story

MPs Blast BAZ Over Technological Incompetence

Legislators from both sides of the political divide have concurred that the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) risks becoming irrelevant if it does not keep ... Full story

Kasukuwere, Wadyajena In Heated Parly Verbal Exchange

There was drama at parliament today when Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, ... Full story

Majongwe's PTUZ Bids For Stands, Cars For Teachers

THE militant Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) is negotiating with government for non-monetary incentives to cushion its members from the devastating effects of the ... Full story

Reshuffle Reasserts Mugabe's Power

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Gideon Gono, once flatteringly described President Robert Mugabe as the grandmaster of politics, whose political machinations can dramatically alter ... Full story

Harare International Airport Runway Feared Unsafe In Three Years – CAAZ

THE runway at Harare International Airport, among the longest in Africa, faces being declared unsafe in three years if government fails to complete its rehabilitation ... Full story

Reasons Why New Barclays Chair Ousted His CEO

London - Barclays chairperson John McFarlane, three months into the job, ousted CEO Antony Jenkins and pledged to tackle a “cumbersome, bureaucratic” bank through deeper ... Full story

Lame Duck Mphoko Rides On Power Bubble

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 8, 2015 – ACTING President Phelekezela Mphoko is technically solely in charge of the republic in the absence of President Robert ... Full story

Harare City Council Acts On Illegal Vendors

The Harare City Council has finally moved in to remove illegal vendors who had besieged every open space, pavement and island in the central business ... Full story

Prof Moyo Demotion: Is IMPI Defunct and Moribund?

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 8, 2015 - AS CITIZENS digest and debate Professor Jonathan Moyo’s dramatic departure from the ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services ... Full story

Desperate Masvingo Councils Turn To Investors For Road Rehabilitation

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo – In a sign of despair to the rapid dilapidation of  roads, councils in Masvingo province have turned their hopes for relief ... Full story

Twenty Zim Elephants Flown To China

At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe have arrived in China after being flown there from the capital, Harare. They were sold for around $40,000 (£26,000) each ... Full story

"Its No Longer Business As Usual" Kasukuwere Warns Councils

The new Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Saviour Kasukuwere says it is no longer business as usual in local authorities, adding ... Full story

Mahachi Running Down Capital - Mayor

Harare Mayor, Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has accused Town Clerk, Dr Tendai Mahachi of being at the centre of running down the capital. The mayor last week ... Full story

Kasukuwere To Dismantle Chombo’s Stranglehold On Local Authorities

By Prince Tongogara President Robert Mugabe on Monday redefined Local Government at the stroke of a pen when he reassigned the long serving and scandal ridden ... Full story

"Leave us alone", Expelled Masvingo Zanu(PF) Chefs Speak Out

By Itai Muzondo Expelled Zanu (PF) bigwigs in Masvingo on Tuesday blasted current party leadership and urged them to leave them alone ahead of  more looming ... Full story

Mafikizolo To Perform With Akon at Wembley Stadium

Johannesburg - There is no stopping Mafikizolo! One moment they're travelling across the country on a huge tour and planning a trip to Australia, and ... Full story

Innovation Baraza Showdown Billed For Friday

Harare, July 6, 2015: Nearly forty (40) innovative ideas beat out hundreds of competitors across sectors, to be represented at the Innovation Baraza Fair to ... Full story

Mugabe Reshuffles Cabinet, Demotes Prof Moyo

Sij Ncube HARARE, July 6, 2015 - President Robert Mugabe late on Monday reshuffled his cabinet, officially demoting his spin-doctor Jonathan Moyo to the less prestigious,but ... Full story

Soul Brothers Leader David Masondo Mourned

 KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has expressed his sorrow at the death of Soul Brothers lead singer David Masondo of Mshoza and Hamba Ntombi fame.  "The news ... Full story

Calls For ZEC Overhaul Grow Louder

The Zimbabwe Election Commission’s refusal to nullify the outcome of the Hurungwe West by-election has triggered fresh calls for the disbandment of the body ahead ... Full story

Zim Opposition Parties Slam Malema Over Mugabe Praise

Zimbabwe opposition parties have torn into South Africa’s opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema for praising President Robert Mugabe, saying he has taken leave of his ... Full story

‘Presidential Scholarship A Drain On Fiscus’-Critics

IS the Presidential Scholarship still relevant? That is the million dollar question as the Zimbabwe government fails to pay fees at South African universities on time, ... Full story

Jailed Zim Journalist Speaks Of Prison Horror

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 5, 2015 – His world came crumbling on Tuesday 23 June. It was the day when he was shockingly convicted and ... Full story

Auditor-General Report: Much Ado About Nothing.

By Sij Ncube Harare, July 5, 2015- AUDITOR-GENERAL Mildred Chiri has released a damning audit report exposing endemic corruption, mismanagement and poor corporate governance in several ... Full story

Grace Positioning Herself For Take Over

IT is becoming increasingly clear that President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, is very influential behind the scenes and may as well be positioning herself to ... Full story

Mnangagwa Faction Targets Kasukuwere

RELATIONS between Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s faction and the group that had coalesced around President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, ahead of the party’s acrimonious congress in ... Full story

BBC To Cut 1000 Jobs As Internet Viewing Grows

London - The British Broadcasting Corporation will cut more than 1 000 jobs to cover a £150m gap in licence fee income next financial year ... Full story

Appointment Process Of SABC CEOs Slammed As Non Transparent

Cape Town - Questions are being asked about the process followed and the validity of the appointment of Frans Matlala, the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s ... Full story

Relief As Zim Court Sets Free Incarcerated Journalist

By Professor Matodzi Chiredzi, July 2, 2015 – A Magistrate has set free a Zimbabweanjournalist who had been languishing in prison after he was convictedfor contravening ... Full story

Mpofu Fires Aviation,Traffic Safety Board Chairmen

Government has fired the board chairpersons of the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) and the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) for violating corporate ... Full story

Economic Empowerment Board Admits Flouting Tender Procedures

The National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board (NIEEB) has admitted flouting tender procedures by appointing Brainworks Capital as the financial advisor in the indigenisation and ... Full story

Past Embarrasses Masvingo Zanu(PF) MP

MASVINGO — Hell hath no fury like a scorned woman, indeed. This rang true for Zanu(PF) Masvingo urban Member of Parliament, Daniel Shumba, when he ... Full story

Zisco Risks Collapse As Essar Exits Zim

AN Indian investor has pulled out of the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Zisco) and stopped engagement with government on the planned revival of the ... Full story

Doctorates Gallo As Zimbabwe’s Prominent Vendor Is Capped

By Sij Ncube HARARE, July 2, 2015 – Zanu (PF) activist and former cross-border trader, Killer Zivhu, has been conferred with an honorary degree, winning the ... Full story

SABC Appoints Frans Matlala As New CEO

Cape Town – Frans Matlala has been appointed as the SABC's new chief executive officer, saying "I need to acknowledge the honour I've been given". Frans ... Full story

Zim Rights Record Hits New Low With Trial Of Mugabe’s Lieutenants Over Violation Of Minors’ Rights

By Professor Matodzi Harare, July 01, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s precarious human rights record sunk to a new low on Tuesday after two juveniles sued two of ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Win: Editor Rewarded With A Pair Of Socks

By Sij Ncube BULAWAYO, JULY 01, 2015 – Just in time for winter, newly elected Zanu (PF) legislator for Makokoba, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube, has sent ... Full story