John Masuku

Zuma, Obama And The Phone Call

Johannesburg - What would you do if the leader of the so-called free world approached you, hand stretched out and you were on the phone? Well, ... Full story

Lady Gaga Named Woman Of The Year

New York - Lady Gaga is the woman of the year, according to Billboard magazine. Billboard announced on Tuesday that the pop star will be honoured ... Full story

60 Percent Of Zimbabweans Live In The Dark – Govt

THE Zimbabwe government on Tuesday said that more than 60 percent of the country’s 13 million people have no access to electricity as the country ... Full story

Parody Twitter Account Lightens Zimbabwe's Dark Days

Harare - A likely parody Twitter account of Zimbabwe's state electricity provider is providing humour and bringing light to the darkest power cut. @Zesa263 urges customers ... Full story

Power Cuts Set To Worsen

Power cuts are expected to worsen for Zimbabwe with the Zambezi River Authority revealing that water supplies to Kariba Dam will remain subdued until around ... Full story

Zim Police In Show Of Force

Harare, September 29, 2015 – Zimbabwean police have begun using some of its all-terrain troop-carrying trucks which were acquired recently as part of the instruments ... Full story

Mugabe Blames Refugee Crisis On External Forces

New York, September 29, 2015 - Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe says interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations has triggered the refugee crisis in ... Full story

Anglican Church Launches University In Marondera

The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe on Saturday launched its university in Marondera whose construction is set to begin next year.The university, which is situated at ... Full story

Harare City Council Income In 2-yr Stagnation

The Harare City Council’s revenue inflows have remained static for the past two years, with US$260 million collected by year ending 31 August ... Full story

Catholic Church Shielded Paedophile Priests - Pope Francis

Vatican City - Catholic Church hierarchies shielded the crimes of paedophile priests, Pope Francis admitted on Monday, hours after meeting people who were abused in ... Full story

Media, Rights Lobbyists Slam Govt Over Access To Information Hurdles

By Professor Matodzi Harare, 28 September, 2015 – Media and human rights lobbyists have allocated poor marks to President Robert Mugabe’s governments for imposing severe hurdles ... Full story

Poverty Breeds Teenage Prostitution In Zvishavane

By Mark Mhukayesango Zvishavane, September 28, 2015-A Sedentary mining town of Zvishavane comes alive during the night where the young sex workers adorn their best ... Full story

Right To Know: Where Is Itai Dzamara?

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 28, 2015 - Zimbabwe on Monday joined the world in commemorating the Right To Know Day but media and human rights ... Full story

Mugabe Wrong Speech Cost Zim Over $50k

When President Robert Mugabe ploughed through the wrong speech two weeks ago, he did not only waste the country’s time but also cost government thousands ... Full story

Tsvangirayi Entices Mujuru

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday said President Robert Mugabe blundered by firing a younger leader in former Vice-President Joice Mujuru, as he continued his ... Full story

Mnangagwa Camp Pushes For Mujuru Clean-Out In Govt

THE purges targeting former vice-president Joice Mujuru’s loyalists and perceived supporters, who are in influential positions in civil service, military, parastatals and other government departments, ... Full story

‘People First Prepared To Battle With Zanu PF’- Jabulani

FIREBRAND politician and former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda (JS) says he is not a bitter man despite being kicked out of Zanu PF ahead ... Full story

New CDC Zimbabwe Head Advocates For Increased Efforts Towards Elimination Of HIV

Harare, September 25, 2015-New Country Director at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Beth Tippett Barr, says she will continue to ... Full story

Persevering Anglican Church Breaks New Ground With Launch Of University

By Professor Matodzi Marondera, September 25, 2015 – Perseverance has paid off for the Anglican Church in Zimbabwe as the church will on Saturday hold a groundbreaking ... Full story

All Set For Anglican Church In Zimbabwe University Launch

The Anglican Church Diocese of Harare led by Bishop Chad Gandiya will this Saturday officially launch its university in the city of Marondera.The Minister of ... Full story

Anonymous Mobile Death Threats On The Rise

By Sij Ncube    HARARE, September 25, 2015 - A PROMINENT Kwekwe-based youth human rights activist, Emmanuel Nkosilathi Moyo has allegedly receiving death threats on his ... Full story

Hajj Tragedy Exposes Poor Saudi Safety Measures

Dubai September 24, 2015- The worst disaster in 25 years at the annual hajj pilgrimage has left critics questioning the Saudi government's attention to safety, ... Full story

ANC Warns SABC About Exorbitant Salaries

Johannesburg,September 24, 2015 - The ruling ANC on Thursday issued a warning to the SABC to ensure that it paid all its executives according to ... Full story

MDC-T, Zanu (PF) Legislators Click On Investment Law Overhaul

Legislators from both sides of the divide have concurred that the legislative agenda to speed up the overhaul of investment laws in the country is ... Full story

Party Electronic Card Threats Escalate

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo,September 24, 2015 - The newly adopted electronic cards for the ruling Zanu(PF) party have reportedly come accompanied with political threats, as party ... Full story

Jubilation As Infamous Zim Law Is Scapped

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 24,2015 - THE striking down of Section 121 (3) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act (CPEA) as being null and ... Full story

Nigerian Soldiers Capture Top Boko Haram Leader

Lagos - The Nigerian Army captured one of the top commanders of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Wednesday, a military spokesperson said. Bulama Modu ... Full story

Not Yet Uhuru For SA-Based Zimbos

By Mark Mhukayesango   Cape Town , September 23, 2015-Having fled the country at the height of an economic and political crisis in 2008, Madia Musekwa a ... Full story

Zim Civil Society Drafts New Economic Blue-Print, Says ZimAsset Flawed

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 23, 2015 - Zimbabwe’s civil society has drafted an ambitious economic blue-print dubbed Zimbabwe Social Market Agenda for Recovery and Transformation ... Full story

Mtetwa Takes On Mahoso, Mangudya Over RBZ Debt

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 22, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s media hangman, Tafataona Mahoso is enduring a torrid time after prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa bombarded ... Full story

Langa Axing: Mugabe’s Vindictiveness Laid Bare

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 22, 2015 - FORMER Sports minister Andrew Langa is probably licking his words after President Robert Mugabe summarily fired him from ... Full story

ZPP Raps Govt Over Poor Rights Record

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 21, 2015 – The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has slammed President Robert Mugabe’s government over its poor human rights record which ... Full story

Beware Of Harming Your 'Personal Brand' On Social Media

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that on August 27th, “1 in 7 people on earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family” ... Full story

Uganda's Museveni (71) Gets Nod To Stand Again

Kampala - Uganda's veteran president Yoweri Museveni got the formal go-ahead from his party to stand again in elections next year, setting him up for ... Full story

UN Day of Peace: Zim Govt Urged to Set-up Peace and Reconciliation Commission

By Sij Ncube Harare, September 21, 2015 – AS ZIMBABWE Monday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of Peace, pressure piled ... Full story

Zim Property Auctioned In Cape Town Over Land Grabs

By Mark Mhukayesango Cape Town, September 21, 2015-A Human Rights group,Afriforum which represents disgruntled former white farmers from Zimbabwe the 2000 land grab have scored a ... Full story

Burkina Faso Coup Leader Vows To Stay Put

The general who led a coup in Burkina Faso this week insists on remaining in power until polls are held, according to a document seen ... Full story

Details Emerge About Mugabe Speech Blunder

JUST after President Robert Mugabe began reading the second paragraph of his supposedly Parliament opening speech, it dawned on his spokesperson George Charamba that disaster ... Full story

'Its Treacherous To Engage Political Losers'- Prof Moyo

HIGHER Education minister,Professor Jonathan Moyo has poured cold water on alleged secret talks between his Zanu PF and the opposition MDCT and MDC parties, saying ... Full story

Fingaz Reporter Arrested For Coverage Of Vendors Plight

THE Financial Gazette Staff Reporter, Andrew Kunambura, was on Friday arrested by overzealous Harare municipal police officers for taking pictures of the officers while arresting ... Full story

Pressure Piling For Mugabe To Quit

PRESSURE is mounting within Zanu PF and the country for President Robert Mugabe (91) — now ailing and frail — to quit before the end ... Full story

Zim Civil Society Weak, Divided - Report

Civil society in Zimbabwe, which has traditionally been an avenue for public engagement in the past decades, is now weak and fragmented and needs to ... Full story

Paradza Denies Links With People First

September 18, 2015 Former journalist and Zanu PF MP Kindness Paradza says he does not support ex-vice-president Joice Mujuru who last week indicated she wants ... Full story

Compaore Ally Named Ruler In Burkina Faso Coup

Presidential guard officers in Burkina Faso have seized power in a coup, with reports of more than 10 deaths amid protests in the capital, Ouagadougou. A ... Full story

Trevor Noah Named SA 2015 Social Star

Comedian Trevor Noah has been named South Africa’s Social Star of 2015 for his powerful performance across multiple social media platforms.The annual award is presented ... Full story

Zim Youth Among $75 000 Africa Prize Finalists

Johannesburg,September 17, 2015-African Leadership Academy,in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is proud to announce 12 accomplished young entrepreneurs as finalists for the 2015 Anzisha Prize.The ... Full story

ZHRC Plunges Into Fresh Crisis

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 17, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s human rights watchdog, theZimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has plunged into a freshcrisis after the leader of ... Full story

Dzamara Family Bares Misery in Letter To Missing Activist

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 17, 2015 – The family of Zimbabwe’s missing human rights activist Itai Dzamara has revealed the agony that it is enduring ... Full story

Mixed Reactions To SA Court Ruling On Al Bashir

There have been mixed reactions on South African government's failed bid to appeal a decision that it acted unconstitutionally with regards to Sudanese President Omar ... Full story

Pensioners Call For Increments

Pensioners have called for the upward review of their monthly earnings in light of the country’s economic environment.The pensioners, who are being vetted under a ... Full story

U.S. Funding Boost For Persons With Mobility Disability

By Bathabile Dlamini Harare, September 16, 2015: A United States government funded wheelchair project, the Comprehensive Mobility Support Project (CMSP), enabled Jairos Jiri Association to provide ... Full story

Gweru's 16 Families- Per-Toilet Suburb Facelifted

By Mark Mhukayesango   Gweru-September 16, 2015-WHILST many Zimbabweans take for granted using a nicely built toilet, families in Mutapa one of Gweru’s oldest townships have been ... Full story

Tokwe Mukosi Flood Victims Face Another Bleak Farming Season

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo, September 16, 2015 – Having suffered a severe flood in February 2014 and also not spared from the current hard hitting hunger, ... Full story

Mugabe In Parly No Show After Summoning MPs

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 16, 2015 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe Wednesday saved himself from further embarrassment by staying away from parliament despite summoning the august ... Full story

MISA Slams Mugabe Over Journalists Threats

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 16, 2015 – Zimbabwe’s leading media lobby and reform body,Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has slammed President Robert Mugabe for ... Full story

Cecil Hunter Arrested Over Sable Smuggling

Harare, September 15, 2015 - Zimbabwean police have arrested Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter behind the killing of Cecil the lion, following the discovery of ... Full story

Mugabe Slams Child Rapists, Land Barons,Greedy Bosses

Harare, September 15, 2015-President Robert Mugabe has urged Zimbabweans to live together in harmony and to respect the sanctity of life.Addressing a luncheon in the ... Full story

State Broadcaster In Zim Parliament Opening Blackout

Harare,September 15, 2015 - Zimbabwe's state television has decided against a live broadcast of President Robert Mugabe's speech to Parliament on Tuesday, following threats from ... Full story

Parly Drama As Mugabe Reads Wrong Speech

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 15, 2015 - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Tuesday suffered a major embarrassment after his minders made him read an old speech ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Goof-Prone Politicians Live To Regret It

By Sij Ncube HARARE, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 - According to German politician Mac Van Bismarck politics is the art of the possible, meaning those dabbling in ... Full story

Veteran Broadcaster Tembo Buried In Bulawayo

Veteran broadcaster, Lazarus Tembo who died on the 24th of August in the United Kingdom, has been buried at Westpark Cemetery in Bulawayo. Friends and relatives ... Full story

Former Information Minister Ndlovu Dies

Bulawayo, September 15, 2015 -Former information Minister,Zanu PF politburo member and renowned educationist Dr Sikhanyiso Duke Ndlovu has died. He was 78.  Ndlovu died at Mater ... Full story

Trump Ahead in Republican Race - Poll

Donald Trump and Ben Carson lead the Republican race for the US presidential nomination, with the two non-politicians together accounting for more than half the ... Full story

Gweru Welcomes Fresh Investment Into Anchor Yeast

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru, September 14, 2015-Industry in Gweru has lived to catch another breathe everyday as companies continue to downsize amid tough economic conditions, ... Full story

State Media Fixation With Mujuru Puts Zim In Election Mode

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 13, 2015 - DESPITE repeated claims President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF) are not losing any sleep over former vice President ... Full story

Biti To Embark On Diplomatic Offensive

  OPPOSITION People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti on Friday said he would soon embark on a diplomatic offensive, targeting African leaders to sensitise them ... Full story

Mnangagwa Understudies Mugabe

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is increasingly running government as he is working closely with President Robert Mugabe on a daily basis, suggesting a political transition is ... Full story

Zanu (PF) Factions Gear For 2018 Showdown

Harare -September 11, 2015-Two contrasting game plans regarding President Robert Mugabe’s succession are emerging with Zanu (PF) insiders revealing the camp led by Vice-President Emmerson ... Full story

ZIFA Fires Mighty Warriors Head Mugadza

Harare, September 11, 2015 - Zimbabwe national women’s soccer team head coach Rosemary Mugadza has been fired. Mugadza together with her assistant Mebelo Njekwa, goalkeepers coach ... Full story

Succession Politics Influences Mugabe’s Ministerial Appointments

By Sij Ncube HARARE, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 - President Robert Mugabe on Friday sworn-in new ministers and deputies, in a cabinet reshuffle analysts say has been influenced ... Full story

Ex- ZBC Broadcaster Lazarus Tembo's Body Expected Tonight

Harare- September 10, 2015-The body of Lazarus Tembo the former Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) presenter of the once popular television musical show Mvengemvenge is expected ... Full story

WFP Rescues Drought Stricken Mwenezi

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo, September 10, 2015 – As hunger continued to strike hard on villagers in Masvingo’s largest district of Mwenezi, a ray of hope has ... Full story

MSU Students At The Mercy Of Profiteering Landlords

By Mark Mhukayesango Gweru-September 10, 2015-Whilst many are seeking for accommodation and spend years on council waiting lists, Senga landlords move out of their homes to ... Full story

Mugabe’s Administration Scores Lowly

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 9, 2015 - ZIMBABWE is virtually stagnant in its quest to attain democratic and economic progress nearly two and half years ... Full story

Climate Change Effects Plague Zim’s Agricultural Sector

By Shingai Nyoka Harare,September 9, 2015-Climate change is having a devastating effect on Zimbabwe's agricultural sector. The country's Meteorological Services (Met) Department has warned of the ... Full story

Malema Thrown Out Of Parliament

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was kicked out of parliament today after he refused to withdraw remarks he made about Deputy President ... Full story

Former Air Zim CEO Chikumba Granted Bail

Former Air Zimbabwe Holdings Private Limited Group chief executive officer  Peter Chikumba has been granted bail pending appeal at the High Court. Justice Joseph Mafusire has ... Full story

Flies Torment Victoria Range Residents

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo - September 9, 2015  – The elderly usually refer to their date of birth in relation to the most prominent incident occurring ... Full story

Ziscosteel Closure Condemns Thousands Of Families To Unending Poverty

By Mark Mhukayesango  Redcliff-9 September 2015 - Gift Muzanenhamo a 64 year old former worker at Ziscosteel,  a vibrant steel company in the 80s has borne the brunt of ... Full story

Kirsty Wins Gold At African Games

Olympic champion Kirsty Coventry has bagged Zimbabwe's first gold medal in the 100m backstroke at the 11th African Games in Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday ... Full story

Do Schools Need Extra Lessons?

Extra lessons have become a central part of the local education system, with students even in grade one being forced to abandon their play time ... Full story

Mujuru Bounces Back In Rare Show Of Bravery

By Sij Ncube  HARARE, September, 09, 2015 - Former Vice President Joice Mujuru has unveiled her proposed party manifesto a development analyst say indicates she is ... Full story

Suspended MDC Councillors Give In To Kasukuwere Pressure

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU -7 September 2015-Twelve of the sixteen suspended  MDC-T councillors who last week snubbed the Ministry of Local Government set tribunal have finally ... Full story

How Journo Lured Nigerian Billionaire To Zimbabwe

September 6, 2015- As photojournalists last week trained their cameras on Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, their main focus was to get the picture of a ... Full story

Parents In Fees Dilemma As Schools Open

THE school third term begins on Tuesday and many parents interviewed over the weekend said they were struggling to raise money for their children’s school ... Full story

Masvingo Clinches "Mega" Deal With Chinese

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo, 6 September 2015 – With the economic crisis biting hard local authorities are failing to provide adequate services for the ratepayers, Masvingo ... Full story

Chingwizi Villager Wins Govt Compensation Over Rights Violation

By Professor Matodzi Harare, September 06, 2015 – President Robert Mugabe’s government has been ordered to compensate a villager whose rights were violated when he was ... Full story

Nigerian President, Deputy Declare Assets

  With Zimbabwean leaders having long forgotten about the leadership code which governed the property they owned,Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has declared owns five homes, two ... Full story

'Broadcasting Business Is Very Very Expensive'- AB Communications CEO

By Nkosana Dlamini HARARE-4 September 2015-Zimbabwean media firms have lamented the country’s harsh taxing regime which they say has both narrowed their profits and forced them to ... Full story

Chiundura Women Fight Poverty,Hunger Through Agriculture

By Mark MhukayesangoGWERU-4 September 2015-NAOMI GATSHENI of Chiundura, Vungu district has borne the brunt of hunger and poverty for many years as the semi-arid land ... Full story

Ex SA President De Klerk Says Tutu's Health Is Improving

Former South African State President FW de Klerk has visited fellow Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a Cape Town hospital. Tutu has been ... Full story

3 New Comics Join Trevor Noah On The Daily Show

New York — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central's The Daily Show has added three new comics to ... Full story

Harare City Council Finally Fires Mahachi

The Harare City Council has officially terminated the contract of suspended Town Clerk, Dr Tendai Mahachi. Acting Mayor, Councillor Tranos Moyo told the ZBC News soon ... Full story

Zaka Women Exchange Grain For Contraceptives

By Itai Muzondo Masvingo, 3 September 2015 – Corruption has been a rampant illegal practice synonymous with high offices in towns and cities but it has reportedly ... Full story

Food Deficits Mount As Urban Farming Mushrooms In Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE, Sep 3 2015 - There is a scramble for unoccupied land in Africa, but this time it is not British, Portuguese, French ... Full story

Economy Slide Makes Mugabe Very Desperate

By Sij Ncube HARARE, September 3, 2015 - A desperate man clings to straw so they say. This could aptly apply to President Robert Mugabe who in ... Full story

Air Zimbabwe Chases After Property From Sacked Workers

By Professor Matodzi Harare, 03 September, 2015  – Zimbabwe’s troubled national airline, Air Zimbabwe has begun chasing after its former employees demanding the return of some ... Full story

African Cities And Journalism: The Past In Heated Conversation With The Future

By Takura Zhangazha* The theme of this year’s Highway Africa Conference at Rhodes University in South Africa is ‘Journalism and the City’.  It is a theme ... Full story

Kenyan Teachers Go On Strike

The Trade Unions Congress of Kenya (TUC-Kenya) on Tuesday asked the government to respect the courts' ruling that raised teachers' pay by 50 to 60 ... Full story

SA Parliament Rejects Motion To Impeach Zuma Over Bashir Escape

The South African Parliament has rejected an attempt by opposition parties to impeach President Jacob Zuma. The Democratic Alliance (DA) brought the motion on the ... Full story

"Stop Dishing Out Unhelpful PhDs" - Minister Tells Zim Varsities

MASVINGO-The Deputy minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Dr Godfrey Gandawa has challenged universities to fully understand the demands of the government's economic ... Full story

Gweru Fires 60 Contract Workers

By Mark Mhukayesango GWERU, 1 September 2015- Sixty Gweru Council contract workers were left licking their wounds after they were fired today, a development that has ... Full story

Dangote: Zim’s White Knight Or Part Of Mugabe’s Feel-Good Propaganda

By Sij Ncube HARARE, 1 September, 2015 - PROPOSED multi-million dollar investments into Zimbabwe’s mining and power generation sectors by Nigerian business magnet, Aliko Dangote, created ... Full story