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Mugabe Blasts MDC-T At Judge's Burial

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Saturday launched a scathing attack on his opponents, telling them to “find their own hill for sell-outs” as they were not ... Full story

Makandiwa Prophesies Discovery Of Rare Oil Reserves

UNITED Family Interdenominational Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa says God has shown him that a rare oil resource will be discovered in Zimbabwe and ... Full story

Zim Govt Abandons Indigenisation Policy

Government has abandoned its populist indigenisation policy in a desperate attempt to lure offshore capital required to revive the country’s disintegrating economy The Financial Gazette ... Full story

Harare Agric Show Exhibitors,Crowd Drop

THE 8% drop in the number of exhibitors and crowd attendance at year’s edition of the Harare Agricultural Show officially opened by Mozambican President Filipe ... Full story

Labour Bill Comes Into Force

The Labour Amendment Act number 5 of 2015 has come into force following President Robert Mugabe's assent to the bill which sailed through the National ... Full story

Brisk Business Recorded Ahead of UFIC Judgment Night 3

UNITED Family Interdenominational Church (UFIC) led by Emmanuel Makandiwa  recorded brisk business from selling a wide variety of church regalia and paraphernalia ranging from shoes, ... Full story

MDC-T Supporters Defy Police Ban,Stage Demo

Main opposition party MDC-T supporters in Chiendambuya, Makoni North, on Friday defied a police ban and went ahead with their unsanctioned demonstration against Zanu PF ... Full story

ZNCC Retrenches Top Managers

Industry lobby group, the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has embarked on a major restructuring exercise with a view to revamping the organisation which ... Full story

Ex-ZBC Presenter Lazarus Tembo To Be Buried in Bulawayo

Former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) presenter, Lazarus Tembo who died in the United Kingdom will be buried in Bulawayo on a date still to be ... Full story

'Workaholism Has Destructive Consequences'

As with any other addiction, workaholism has destructive consequences. However, with our need to receive praise for our work, showing up early, eating our lunch ... Full story

UNDP Launches Climate Change Story Telling Contest For Journos

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched  a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as ... Full story

Grace Says Zimbabweans Will Miss Mugabe

Harare – Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe, told a gathering at Murombedzi Growth Point in Zvimba that the country would miss the veteran leader when ... Full story

Poverty,Slavery Often Go Hand-in-Hand For Africa’s Children

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, August 28,  2015  - “Poverty has become part of me,” says 13-year-old Aminata Kabangele from the Democratic Republic of Congo. “I have ... Full story

8 Years Without Running Water,Do Gweru City Fathers Care?

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, August 28, 2015 -Eight year old Terrence has never seen running water from his rusty house water tap and his family's plight ... Full story

Zim MPS Go For 9 Months Without Allowances – Report

Harare,August 27, 2015 – As Zimbabwe’s economy continues on a downward spiral, the southern African country’s members of parliament claim they have gone for nine ... Full story

Vendors Hospitalised After Clash with Municipal Police

By Upenyu Chaota/Lloyd Shunje MASVINGO, AUGUST 26, 2015-Two vendors were hospitalised recently after they clashed  with baton wielding municipal police officers who wanted to ... Full story

Zaka Village Heads In Land Scam

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo – In a shocking development where hundreds of home seekers are anticipated to be rendered homeless besides being duped of their hard ... Full story

Mugabe’s 10-Point Plan Lacks Key Pillars For Economic Revival

By Sij Ncube HARARE, AUGUST 26 - AFTER digesting President Robert Mugabe’s so-called State of the Nation Address (SONA) Tuesday, one prominent journalist remarked:  A President's ... Full story

Hunger Hits Zimbabwe - WFP

By Tom Clark   London - Around 1.5 million Zimbabweans are predicted to go hungry this year after a dramatic fall in maize production, the World Food ... Full story

Fired BancABC Workers Demonstrate

Fired employees from a local financial institution, BancABC have staged a demonstration, accusing the company of acting in bad faith. Several BancABC employees received letters of ... Full story

Mugabe’s State Of The Nation Address Confirms He Is Clueless

By Sij Ncube HARARE, AUGUST 25 - -PRESIDENT ROBERT Mugabe is beret of measures to rescue Zimbabwe’s comatose economy, critics say, after he presented a non-convincing ... Full story

'Tired, Sickly' Mugabe Has Nothing To Offer Zimbabweans - MDC-T

Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), says Zimbabweans should not expect "anything meaningful" to come out of President Robert Mugabe's state ... Full story

What Does It Mean To Be Nigerian?

It is probably easier for a child to fly a spacecraft to the moon than for any Nigerian to define what a "Nigerian identity" is. This ... Full story

'Mnangagwa To Become President'- Analysts

By Richard Chidza Prospects of a government led by current Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa are looking brighter now than ever before and Zimbabweans must brace themselves for ... Full story

ZBC Dismisses More Workers

State broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation on Saturday fired more workers with unconfirmed reports saying the corporation could have dismissed all its workers.  Conflicting reports said ... Full story

MDC-T Youths In Factional Fist Fight

By Itai Muzondo MASVINGO – In an incident that confirmed tensions between MDC – T party whips, youths aligned to provincial chairperson James Gumbi and party national ... Full story

Dzamara Family Puts Mugabe Under Spotlight Over Missing Activist

By Professor Matodzi Harare, August 24, 2015 – The family of missing pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara, who went missing five months ago has appealed to President ... Full story

Pasuwa Bounces Back As Warriors Head Coach

Callisto Pasuwa has bounced back as the Warriors' head coach. ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube made the revelations today, indicating they have paid Pasuwa his dues and ... Full story

'Govt Searching For Dzamara'- VP Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the government is also looking for answers as to the whereabouts of journalist and political activist, Itai Dzamara.Mnangagwa told the ... Full story

Gen Mujuru Family Plans Fresh Probe

FOUR years to the day Zimbabwe’s most decorated soldier, Retired General Solomon Mujuru died in a mysterious inferno that gutted part of his farm house ... Full story

Zuma Plans To Suspend Police Boss

South African National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega may be suspended pending an inquiry into her fitness to hold office. President Jacob Zuma has informed Phiyega ... Full story

Harare City Council Defiant

The drama at Town House is far from over despite the government blocking the move to dismiss about 3 000 workers. The Harare City Council is ... Full story

Unemployment Rife In Ex-Farming, Mining, Fishing Hubs

By Criswell Chisango CHEGUTU- Unemployed forty seven year widow Mbuya Fatima Muchona looks distressed, without hope that she may get ‘’piece work’’ paid in cash or ... Full story

Overzealous Zim Police Scuttle ZCTU Protest As Lawyers Seek To Overturn Ban

By Professor Matodzi Harare, August 21, 2015 – Zimbabwean police have banned the country’s largest labour federation, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) from staging ... Full story

Zim’s Prosperity Gospel Hogs The Limelight

By Sij Ncube HARARE August 21, 2015 - RELIGION is the opium of the masses, German economist Karl Max, is famously quoted as having said about ... Full story

Khoi,San Communities Cry Foul

Johannesburg - Some members of the Khoi, San and coloured communities are missing out on work and study opportunities because they are not "black enough", the ... Full story

Kasukuwere Tells Harare Council Bosses To Go

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere says Harare City council bosses plotting to dismiss workers are the ones who ... Full story

Emirates Awards Top Zim Travel Agents

Harare, Zimbabwe, August 20, 2015 – Emirates, which flies daily from Harareto Dubai and Lusaka, has celebrated the contribution of Zimbabwe’s travelagents to sparking the ... Full story

Broke Zim Govt Promises Safety Nets For Fired Workers

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Harare, August 20, 2015 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Services is liaising with other ministries to ensure that people who have ... Full story

War Veterans SG In Funeral Policy Storm

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU-A GROUP of war veterans here have come out guns blazing against National War Veterans Association Secretary General, Victor Matemadanda for buying ... Full story

Master Manipulator Mugabe Plays On History

By Sij Ncube HARARE, August 20, 2015 – HATE him or love him, President Robert Mugabe is a great story-teller despite his advanced age and suspected ... Full story

Zim Employers Cry Foul Over Parly's Passing Of Labour Bill

HARARE - Zimbabwe's government and opposition joined forces to push through legislation making it harder for firms to sack workers, pleasing powerful unions but angering ... Full story

Kasukuwere Reverses Harare City Council Workers Dismissal

The government has reversed the Harare City Council’s move to retrench 3000 workers on three month notices. The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Overshadows Sleeping MDC-T In Parliament

By Sij Ncube    HARARE, AUGUST 19, 2015 - A latest independent report scrutinising the operations of the First Session of the 8th Parliament of Zimbabwe ... Full story

Gweru In Ruthless Water Disconnections Spree

By  Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, August 19, 2015- RESIDENTS have blasted the Revenue Enhancement Committee (REC) for disconnecting water in the Midlands capital at will in ... Full story

Parliament Debates The Labour Amendment Bill

Debate on the Labour Amendment Bill got underway in the National Assembly on Tuesday, with the majority of parliamentarians concurring that fired workers under common ... Full story

Harare City Council Dismisses 3000 Workers

The Harare City Council has laid off about 3000 workers on three months' notice. The dismissals come at a time the legislature is in the process ... Full story

Mugabe's SADC End of Tenure, A Troubled Regional Diplomatic Effort Comes Full Circle

By Takura Zhangazha President Mugabe’s tenure as  chairman of the Southern African Development Community  (SADC) ended with little fuss in Gaborone,  Botswana this week.  When he was appointed ... Full story

Why Khama Should Be Tough On Mugabe

By Sij Ncube HARARE, August 17, 2015 - AS Botswana President Ian Khama assumes chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) this week, analysts expect ... Full story

Backlash Over Zim House Demolitions

By Professor Matodzi Harare, August 18, 2015 - Three residents have petitioned the High Court seeking to put to an end the heartless practice by the ... Full story

'Tutu won't bounce back as quickly'- Daughter

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's re-admittance to hospital is "caution, not crisis", his daughter the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said on Tuesday. "My father was readmitted last ... Full story

Zim Anti Corruption Commission Body Dodges Auditing

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has courted controversy after it was exposed for failing to submit its accounts for audit by the Auditor General since ... Full story

Journalism Lecturers Poison Students' Minds - SABC Boss

Johannesburg - The minds of student journalists are being poisoned by lecturers who are misleading them about South Africa, SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said on Monday. Motsoeneng's comment ... Full story

ZINWA Dries Up Runde Catchment

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo – Flashback to the biblical Israelites in the wilderness, Inhabitants of Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) Runde Catchment in Masvingo Province are ... Full story

Jitters Over New Labour Law, As Mugabe Recalls Parliament

By Sij Ncube Harare, August 16, 2015 – President Robert Mugabe has recalled parliament from its annual recess ostensibly to rail-road amendments to the Labour Act ... Full story

Grace, Mnangagwa Frontrunners-Analyists

 Zanu PF insiders say President Robert Mugabe’s increasingly influential wife, Grace, is dreaming anew about succeeding her nonagenarian husband, with the ruling party’s ambitious Young ... Full story

Fired Workers Get Relief

By Paidamoyo Muzulu An estimated 20 000 workers who were fired after the Supreme Court ruled that employers could terminate contracts on notice may have something ... Full story

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To 20 Lashes For Wearing Trousers

A young Christian woman has been sentenced by a court in Sudan to 20 lashes and a fine for "indecent dress," her lawyer said. Her ... Full story

Ancestral Wishes Bar Limpopo Family From Attending School

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) is intervening in a bizarre case in Limpopo. A grandmother named Martha Modiba has barred her children and ... Full story

Totally Scrap New SA Visa Regulations-DA

The South African government has again been accused of inflating child trafficking figures, to justify stricter visa regulations. The Democratic Alliance (DA) held a protest ... Full story

Healthy Balance In Grace's Birthday Bank Account

First Lady Grace Mugabe’s CBZ account number 01124193480011, which was used to source funds for her 50th birthday fundraising dinner held on July 25, had ... Full story

Fire Your Workers-Govt Orders Kingstons

Despite government giving the impression it is against job cuts on Wednesday it ordered struggling Kingstons Holdings Ltd — a stationery group 51% owned by ... Full story

Brethren In Christ Church Denies Inviting KIng Zwelithini

The Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe (BICC) has refuted claims that South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini is among the dignitaries invited to grace ... Full story

Zivhu To Establish Mahofa Foundation

CHIVI – Zanu(PF) Masvingo provincial secretary for finance who is also Chivi Rural District Council chairperson, Dr Killer Zivhu is going to establish a foundation ... Full story

Dodging Chefs Sign Attendance Registers

By Itai Muzondo MASVINGO – As the ruling Zanu(PF) party exerts grip on political power, it came as a surprise to many when on Thursday as ... Full story

Grace Resumes Vicious Attacks On Mujuru,Tsvangirai, NGOs

First Lady Grace Mugabe on Thursday once again attacked former Vice President Joice Mujuru for problems afflicting the ruling Zanu PF party and criticized former ... Full story

Past Diamond Deals Haunt Kasukuwere

MUTARE — Communities surrounding the controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields are accusing Saviour Kasukuwere of taking them down the garden path during his tenure as youth, ... Full story

Kasukuwere Fires MDC-T Dominated Gweru City Council

GWERU-Minister of Local Government Savior Kasukuwere’s ploy to get rid of all MDC-T run councils seems to be on course after suspending a 19 member ... Full story

Blood Bath In Zim Newsrooms: Endgame for the Fourth Estate?

By Sij Ncube HARARE, August 13, 2015 – Zimbabwe's Fourth Estate is not being spared from the on-going job losses as media houses escalate forcible retrenchments ... Full story

Biti's MDC Renewal Team Congress A Futile Side Show-Analyists

By Sij Ncube HARARE, August 13, 2016 - THE MDC Renewal Team has set August 21-23 as the tentative dates for its inaugural congress in which ... Full story

ZCTU Under Siege As Zim Authorities Panic Over Anti-Govt Protests

By Professor Matodzi Harare, August 12, 2015 – Zimbabwean police on Wednesday besieged and cordoned off the offices of the country’s largest labour federation, the Zimbabwe ... Full story

Tanzania's Presidential Candidate Magufuli To Emulate Nyerere

By Phyllis Johnson The longest serving political party in government on the African continent Chama Chamapinduzi (CCM) has chosen its next leader to walk in the ... Full story

Community Broadcasters Meet In Ghana To Confront World Of Changes

More than 260 participants from nearly 50 different countries, from all continents are meeting in Accra, Ghana on the occasion of the 11th International Conference of the ... Full story

Family Agonises as Five Months Elapses With No Trace Of Missing Dzamara

Harare, August 12, 2015 – For most Zimbabweans, 09 August passed as an ordinary day, while for some it was business as usual as they ... Full story

Gweru Vendors Snub New Vending Stalls

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU- Vendors have rejected council’s decision to relocate them to new vending stalls following their eviction from the city center by municipal police ... Full story

ZBC Retrenches Staff,Shuts Down Voice of Zimbabwe

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru based, Zanu PF propaganda tool Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)'s  Voice of Zimbabwe has shut down following the firing of all journalists ... Full story

Civil Service Job Cuts On The Cards

Government will soon embark on a massive restructuring of the civil service that will include downsizing ministries and departments, as well as sending people on ... Full story

Eminent African Leaders Ponder Over Presidential Term Limits

Eminent African leaders have strongly condemned the rising trend in which some continental leaders tamper with the Constitution to extend their Presidential terms in office. ... Full story

Zulu King's R2.8m Travel Bill Defended

Johannesburg - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has defended Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's R2.8m travel bill, saying a thorough analysis was done to ascertain his travel ... Full story

Teacher Slapped With 60 years For Juvenile Rape

A 51-year-old Chipadze Primary School teacher in Bindura has been sentenced to an effective 60 years in prison on seven counts of raping a 12-year-old ... Full story

CBZ Remains Zim's Top Bank

The country’s largest commercial bank, CBZ remains the top performing financial institution following an 18,2 percent growth in income from the period 30 June 2014 ... Full story

Judge Orders USAID Reversal Of IRD Suspension

A U.S. district court judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Agency for International Development violated the law when in January it suspended nonprofit International Relief ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Discusses Massive Job Losses,Illegal Settlements

The ongoing 290th session of the Zanu (PF) Politburo discussed wide-ranging issues including the massive dismissal of workers after the July 17 Supreme Court ruling ... Full story

Fish Farming Big Business in Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Aug 5 2015 - Hillary Thompson, aged 62, throws some grains of left-over rice from his last meal, mixed with some beer ... Full story

Govt Sets Police On Land Barons

Government is cracking the whip on land barons who allocated themselves vast acres of land and fleeced desperate home seekers. Police have been approached to institute ... Full story

Zim Hosts SADC Judges Forum

By Professor Matodzi Harare, August 4, 2015 – SADC Chief Justices will gather in Zimbabwe at the end of this month for the Southern African Chief ... Full story

Zim Govt Staff Audit Vindicates Opposition On Ghost Workers

By Sij Ncube HARARE, August 4, 2015 - THE Zanu (PF) administration has finally admitted to instituting a staff audit of its bloated civil service in ... Full story

Malema Charges Dropped

POLOKWANE - EFF leader Julius Malema was visibly overjoyed to have his fraud and corruption case struck off the roll by the High Court in ... Full story

Masvingo Councils Drowning In Heavy Debts - Mahofa

By Itai Muzondo MASVINGO – As the public increases pressure on local government authorities to improve service delivery in different local authorities , Minister of State for ... Full story

Kasukuwere Fires Two Gweru MDC-T Councillors Over Graft

GWERU - Tuesday August 4,2015- Minister Of Local Government and Zanu(PF) political commisar Saviour Kasukuwere has fired two MDC-T councilors over allegations of abuse of public funds, ... Full story

Jostling For Harare Town Clerk Post Intensify

Jostling for the Harare Town Clerk position has begun with three candidates already positioning themselves for the top post that will be vacated by Dr ... Full story

Is Media Freedom A Threat To Democracy?

By Sabelo Mkhonza In South Africa there is a call from government to regulate the media industry by introducing new legislations. Media freedom is one of the ... Full story

Gweru Industry Giants Asleep While Vendors Rise

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU-August 3, 2015-ONCE A thriving industry, Gweru has been reduced to a pale shadow of its former self with most light and ... Full story

ZCTU To Stage Protests Against Job Losses

Harare, August 03 The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) will this week stage crippling street protests countrywide against the massive job losses triggered by ... Full story

Pasuwa Quits As Warriors Head Coach

Warriors gaffer Callisto Pasuwa has resigned from his post as head coach.Pasuwa, who had indicated his intention to resign before the under 23’s game against ... Full story

Night Vigil For Malema Ahead Of Corruption Trial

A night vigil is being held for South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema in Polokwane ahead of his corruption trial in the ... Full story

Zuma Wife Questioned About Poison Plot

The net is closing in on First Lady Nompumelelo ­Ntuli-Zuma, who has allegedly admitted to knowing about a plot to ­poison the president. City Press has ... Full story

Zinara, NRZ, Meikles,Retrench Hundreds Of Workers

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) has fired 9 management staff and more than 300 low level workers who have been issued with letters of ... Full story

Second Hand Clothes: A Condemned Source Of Livelihood

Thousands of people will be left without any source of livelihood if government goes ahead with its plans to ban the importation of second-hand clothes.  National ... Full story