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Ray Goba Axing Unlawful: ZLHR

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 31, 2017 - THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has described as unconstitutional, President Robert Mugabe’s controversial decision last ... Full story

MP Chides ‘Lazy’ Vote Dodgers

OUTSPOKEN Umzingwane proportional representation MP Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (pictured) has rebuked “lazy” locals who continue to shun the country’s electoral processes claiming they are ... Full story

Ziyambi Ziyambi hammers Fadzayi Mahere

FORMER Home Affairs Deputy Minister and Zanu PF legislator Ziyambi Ziyambi has railed against lawyer and aspiring Mount Pleasant MP Fadzayi Mahere for ... Full story

SA’s Inkatha Chief, Buthelezi Quits

JOHANNESBURG – IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is to step down as leader of the party at its next national conference. He made the announcement at a ... Full story

Three Zimbos Plunge To Death In SA Flat

JOHANNESBURG: A Zimbabwean family is struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of a male relative, his wife (pictured) and a family ... Full story

Zanu PF In Village Voters Roll Storm

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 30, 2017 - ZANU PF activists have been accused of establishing their own cell voters’ rolls and are reportedly threatening those ... Full story

Nkosana Moyo Denies Sugarcane Bait

SURPRISE 2018 presidential aspirant and world renowned economist, Nkosana Moyo has denied his recent sugarcane eating stance was an attempt to hoodwink poor ... Full story

Chiefs To Get Rice For Bringing Voters

GOVERNMENT has turned to the ridiculous promise of rice handouts to traditional chiefs and those who shall help register the most number of ... Full story

Kasukuwere Hits Back At ‘Disrespectful’ MDC-T

THE MDC-T Friday slammed the Zanu PF led government for its decision to splurge millions of scarce public funds while buying vehicles for ... Full story

Fadzayi Mahere Arrested Over Social Soccer Match

FIREBRAND Harare lawyer and aspiring Member of Parliament for Mount Pleasant Fadzayi Mahere (pictured) was arrested by police Saturday afternoon and was expected ... Full story

Peace Bill Inadequate For Zim’s Healing Needs, Says NTJWG

MASVINGO - The proposed National Peace and Reconciliation Bill (H.B2, 2017) was crafted in a hazy manner, a weakness which leaves a lot of gaps ... Full story

Landlords Shun Albino Tenants

Landlords across the country’s suburbs are avoiding albino tenants, perpetuating the intense stereotypes that the minority group continues to suffer, the Albino Charity Organisation of ... Full story

3,500 South Koreans Ignite Global Campaign For Peace

By RadioVOP Reporter/ HWPL Harare, October 27, 2017 – AS the world increasingly becomes unsafe as a result of continued armed conflicts tearing different nations apart, ... Full story

ABC News Top Scribe Quits Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News, according to a new report. Halperin, who left ABC around a ... Full story

Don’t Employ Undocumented Zimbabweans: SA Minister

PRETORIA — South Africa’s Police minister Fikile Mbalula has warned local farmers against employing undocumented Zimbabweans, whom he blamed for engaging in various criminal activities ... Full story

CEOs To Pay Back Unjustified Salaries: Chombo

FINANCE Minister Ignatius Chombo (pictured) says government will soon be forced to demand back millions squandered through unjustified perks by extravagant executives running ... Full story

Patient Found Dead In SA Hospital Ceiling

The body of a 61-year-old man has been found in the ceiling of a hospital in Stellenbosch - two weeks after he underwent surgery ... Full story

Sex Rights Lobby Seeks Scrapping Of Anti-Abortion Law

A FEMALE sexual rights advocacy group, Katswe Sistahood has implored government to repeal the Termination of Pregnancy Act (ToP) which outlaws abortions saying ... Full story

WHO Cancels Robert Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role

The World Health Organization has revoked the appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following a widespread outcry. "I have listened carefully to all ... Full story

Tanzania Suspends NGO For ‘Promotion’ Of Gay Marriage

Nairobi – The Tanzanian government said on Saturday it had suspended an NGO it had accused of promoting gay marriage in contravention of ... Full story

Zanu PF Congress Not About Mnangagwa Ouster: Chombo

ZANU PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo (pictured) has denied the party extra-ordinary congress slated for December this year was intended to dislodge Vice President ... Full story

Anger Over Bob UN Naming As Ambassador

Harare – The United Nations faced criticism on Friday after naming President Robert Mugabe a “goodwill ambassador” to promote health causes, despite the ... Full story

Mujuru Launches People’s Rainbow Coalition

FORMER State and Zanu PF vice president, Joice Mujuru has finally formed her own coalition which she hopes to lead to electoral victory ... Full story

Tsvangirai Ignites 2018 Poll Machinery

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai emerged from a lengthy health related sabbatical Friday to rally the anti-Zanu PF front into action as ... Full story

MPs Stage Mini-Job Action Over Their Dues

ZIMBABWE’S MPs Friday refused to start their pre-2018 budget seminar before they were addressed over their long outstanding allowances and the disbursement of ... Full story

Zim Man Grieving Dead Cat Commits Suicide

A 69-year-old Harare man shot and killed himself Friday the 13th of this month after failing to come to terms with the death of his ... Full story

Africa In Social Media: Terror Victims Minus Viral Global Empathy

By Takura Zhangazha* There was a terrorist attack in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu this week.  Over 300 Somalian citizens were murdered and scores more were injured.  Social ... Full story

BVR No Police Business: Bonyongwe

JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Happyton Bonyongwe (pictured) says police have no business being involved in the country’s electoral administrative processes other than their ... Full story

‘Rogue’ Cops Insult Man Freed

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 19, 2017 - A Chiredzi man who was August this year arrested for allegedly scolding some police officers for being corrupt ... Full story

Kenya Election Official Flees Country, Cites Death Threats

A senior Kenyan electoral official has resigned and fled the country, in a new blow to the country’s presidential vote due to be held in ... Full story

Kwaito Star Jailed 15 Years For Rape

SOUTH AFRICAN Kwaito star Sipho Ndlovu (pictured), popularly known as Brickz, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty ... Full story

What Sickness, Tsvangirai Is Our Man: Ngarivhume

TRANSFORM Zimbabwe President Jacob Ngarivhume (pictured) has vowed his unwavering support for MDC Alliance presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai whose persistent ailment continues to ... Full story

Hungry Zims stampede for hangman’s job

At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe’s hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that ... Full story

Biti Worse Than Hutu Militia: Ex-Aide Moyo

PEOPLE’S Democratic Party (PDP) secretary general Gorden Moyo (pictured) has fired a broadside at party leader Tendai Biti for alleged tribalistic tendencies, likening the ex-finance ... Full story

Castration, death best for male sex maniacs: MPs

FEMALE Senators in the country’s upper house have urged government to consider castration or death on abusive husbands who force their partners into anal sex ... Full story

New twist to Mugabe death ‘prophecy’

PROTEST preacher and fierce anti-Mugabe campaigner Pastor Patrick Mugadza (pictured) says God has postponed the 93-year-old leader’s death day he once predicted was going to ... Full story

Zanu PF Splurges Millions On Conference Tents

ZANU PF has revealed spending a million dollars every year while hiring tents for its annual conferences critics often dismiss as mere talk shops. President Robert ... Full story

Tribal Emotions Over Wrong Ndebele In Grade 1 Book

MDC-T Senator, Joyce Ndlovu Thursday confronted Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora (pictured) demanding answers on why his ministry allegedly allowed Shona speaking authors ... Full story

Tsvangirai Finally Returns Home

UNWELL MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai finally returned home Friday afternoon after spending nearly a month while receiving treatment for a colon cancer related ... Full story

Rights Group, Opposition Slam Crackdown On Harare Traders

Harare - A leading Zimbabwean rights group and the main opposition MDC party on Thursday slammed a police operation to evict street traders from central ... Full story

Africa University Sets Up Innovation Hub

By Kenneth Matimaire  Mutare, October 13, 2017 – AFRICA University (AU) in Mutare has set up an innovation platform - i5 Hub - at its campus ... Full story

Raila Odinga Poll Snub A Strategical Master stroke

By Nanjala Nyabola In a surprising turn of events, Raila Odinga announced on October 10 that he was withdrawing from the scheduled October 26 rerun of ... Full story

ERC Deploys Lawyers To BVR Centres

By Moses Chibaya Harare, October 13, 2017 - THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), have started to mobilise ... Full story

Amnesty International Leads Mugabe Petition To Scrap Death Penalty

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 11, 2017 – AMNESTY International has joined forces with the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum to petition President Robert Mugabe to ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga Quits Election Re-Run

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run. Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms ... Full story

50% of Zim Companies Plan To Pay Bonuses - Survey

Harare - Only one out of every five - or 22% - of businesses in Zimbabwe will not be paying annual bonuses in 2017, a ... Full story

Armed Robbers Pounce On Paramedics Helping Patient In Jo'burg

Johannesburg - Two paramedics were robbed at gunpoint in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg, on Tuesday morning, the City of Johannesburg EMS said.  Spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said the ... Full story

Mugabe Roasted Over Anti-Vendors Rant

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s demand for the removal of poor citizens eking a living out of street vending in most of the country’s major cities has ... Full story

Mugabe Fires Chinamasa, Weakens Mnangagwa

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has fired his finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle that weakened the influence of his vice-president, who is vying to succeed him ... Full story

Zanu PF MP In Used Underwear Donation Storm

ZAKA - Zaka Central legislator Paradzai Chakona recently donated bales of clothes that included used socks and underwear to people of his constituency. Importation of second ... Full story

Church Leader Urges Congregants To Vote Mugabe

The leader of the St Luke Apostolic EJWEL Jekenisheni Church, Archbishop Philip Pferedzai Matarika has urged church members to take advantage of the ongoing biometric ... Full story

Three Journalists Arrested Over Venezuela Prison Report

Caracas - An Italian, a Swiss and a Venezuelan journalist have been arrested as they prepared a report on a prison in northern Venezuela, say ... Full story

AfriForum Not Giving Up On Grace Assault Case

PRETORIA - AfriForum says it will continue to seek justice in the Grace Mugabe immunity matter. On Friday, the North Gauteng High Court ordered ... Full story

President Mugabe To Reshuffle Cabinet

Harare – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe says he may reshuffle his Cabinet next week as criticism intensifies around a deputy long viewed as his successor. President Robert ... Full story

Church, Faith And Politics In Zimbabwe: Recalling The Secular

By Takura Zhangazha* Religion has always been a key aspect of Zimbabwe’s national consciousness. And its points of entry into this national consciousness are many. From ... Full story

SA Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Battles Cancer, Cancels Shows

JOHANNESBURG - Jazz musician and South African icon Hugh Masekela has cancelled all future performances as he deals with a medical issue. Masekela has been receiving ... Full story

Exiled Jammeh's Private Firm Owes $35m To Gambian Pension Fund

The finance head of Gambia’s social security corporation has told a commission of inquiry on Wednesday that the private company of exiled former president Yahya ... Full story

Mnangagwa Blasted For Private Media Snub

MEDIA organisations Friday expressed concern at the barring of the private media from covering Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Press conference on Thursday, where he was responding ... Full story

Hilton Plans 100 More Hotels In Africa In Half Decade

MCLEAN, USA- Hilton ( (NYSE: HLT) has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to ... Full story

Zim NGOs Open Call Centre For BVR Process

By Moses Chibaya Harare, October 06, 2017 - REGIONAL poll watchdog, Election Resource Centre (ERC) in collaboration with the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), have ... Full story

Malawi Villagers Kill 6 'Vampires'

Blantyre - Vigilantes in Malawi have killed six people suspected of trying to obtain and drink human blood as part of magic rituals since mid-September, ... Full story

Chinese Man Caught With $50k Bond Notes In Box

Harare - Police in Zimbabwe have arrested three Chinese men and at least 16 locals for illegal currency deals. The arrests come a week after President ... Full story

Man Gets 14 Years For Inserting Finger Into Daughter's Privates

A 41-YEAR-OLD Kuwadzana motor mechanic was on Wednesday sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment after being convicted of indecently assaulting his eight-year-old daughter by inserting his ... Full story

Grace 'Used Panties' Donation Scribe Freed

MUTARE Magistrate Sekai Chiundura on Wednesday set free NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani after granting him $200 bail. This follows his arrest two days before over a ... Full story

Amnesty International Blasts State Over Journo Arrests

By Staff Reporter Harare, October 04, 2017 – NEWSDAY journalist Kenneth Nyangani was Tuesday charged for "criminal nuisance" after he wrote a story linking the First ... Full story

Beit Bridge Border Post In Focus DuringZim-SA Commission

Pretoria – The Beit Bridge border post, which connects South Africa and Zimbabwe, was a key topic during the annual Bi-National Commission where plans to ... Full story

Mugabe In SA, Leaves Grace Behind

Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe , 93, has arrived in South Africa on an official visit. Mugabe left Harare for Pretoria on Monday ... Full story

Mujuru Makes U-Turn On Joining MDC Alliance

THE Joice Mujuru-led National People’s Party (NPP) on Monday made a political somersault, saying it was still open for coalition talks with the MDC Alliance ... Full story

Spectre Of 2008 Hyperinflation Triggers Panic-Buying

Harare - Driving to work last week, Dennis Zhemi found his usually busy neighbourhood garage in the Zimbabwean capital Harare deserted and a forecourt attendant ... Full story