John Masuku

Mugabe Vows Fight Against Hostile Countries

Zimbabwe will not sit on its laurels, but will defend itself and its rights against hostile countries, President Mugabe has said.  He said freedom was the ... Full story

Magaya In SA For 3-Day Conference

Business at the Capetown International Airport in South Africa came to a standstill after the arrival of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Prophet ... Full story

New Leader Says Gambians Impatient For Change

President of the Gambia, Adama Barrow, says he understands the impatience of the citizenry 100 days after he took over the reigns of the West ... Full story

Fit Mahofa Silences Critics

MASVINGO - Fit-again Shuvai Ben 'Chikoforo' Mahofa silenced critics, especially from rival faction Generation 40 (G40) who were anticipating that, as usual, she would either ... Full story

Tanzania's Magufuli Fires 10 000 Civil Servants Over 'Fake Qualifications'

Dar es Salaam - Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10 000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked ... Full story

Kenya's Raila Odinga In Fourth Presidential Challenge

Kenya's veteran politician Raila Odinga has been confirmed as the main opposition coalition's presidential candidate for August's election. Mr Odinga, 72, is set to face incumbent ... Full story

Zimbabwe In Make-or-Break Moment

By Dr Patson Dzamara Since its formation, in 1980, Zimbabwe has never seen such low moments. It is remarkable, given that we have hogged ... Full story

Mugabe To Preside Over 'Killer Road' Construction

By Johannes Chin’ombe  Masvingo, April 27, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe will next month preside over the ground breaking ceremony for the construction and rehabilitation of ... Full story

Zimbabwe, SA's Diplomatic Row Escalates

A diplomatic row has escalated between South Africa and Zimbabwe over Police Minister Fikile Mbalula's remarks that Zimbabweans are criminals. Zimbabwe's High Commissioner to ... Full story

Jilted Soldier Makes Wife Eat His Faeces

Harare – A jilted Zimbabwean soldier who made his wife eat his faeces after she had asked for a divorce was dragged before the Mutare ... Full story

Zambian Court Upholds Opposition Leader Treason Charge

LUSAKA – A Zambian court on Wednesday refused a request to drop treason charges against main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema after he allegedly blocked the ... Full story

Zim Embassy Responds To Mbalula's 'Ill Informed' Claims

TSHWANE - Zimbabwean Ambassador in South Africa, Isaac Moyo, on Tuesday night responded to remarks made by Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to the effect that ... Full story

Jailed Ethiopia’s Eskinder Nega Named IPI Press Freedom Hero

Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega, who has been imprisoned since 2011 after criticising his country’s abuse of anti-terror laws to silence the press, has been named ... Full story

Disabled Occupants Thrown Out Of City Flat

Harare – THE dark clouds dangled threateningly in the sky with the unmistakable promise of more rain. The wintry breeze, rather biting in its chill, ... Full story

Aliko Dangote And Bill Gates: Why We are Hopeful About Improving Health In Africa

  An Opinion Piece by Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates  NEW YORK, United States of America, April 25, 2017/ -- This week, more than 138,000 ... Full story

20 Dead After Boat Capsizes In Senegal

Dakar - At least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, were killed when a wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal ... Full story

Grace Blocks Probe Against Kasukuwere

Harare – President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has reportedly told five top Zanu-PF officials, who are investigating the party’s embattled political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, to ... Full story

Zim Army Deserters Now Mzansi's Violent Criminals: SA Minister

Members of the Zimbabwe National Army fleeing from the military service in their country are engaging in violent crimes in South Africa, South Africa's Police ... Full story

Chief Threatens To Seize Cattle From Fees Defaulting Parents

BIKITA - Chief Mabika of Bikita has warned parents to pay their children's school fees on time and clear up any arrears they may have ... Full story

Bond Notes Alone Won’t Solve Zim's Problems - IMF Official

Harare -  Bond notes alone won't address Zimbabwe's cash challenges, a top International Monetary Fund official has said. IMF African Department Director Abebe Aemro Selassie said at ... Full story

ZPP Blasts Mphoko For Inviting Military On Zanu PF Wars

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 25, 2017 – A TOP rights group has slammed Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko for perceived calls on the country’s military to ... Full story

Moyo Savages Mugabe 'Obedient Son' Mpofu

By Leopold Munhende Harare, April 25, 2017 – HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has launched a savage attack on his cabinet colleague Obert Mpofu, ... Full story

Renewed Media Fears As Police Summon Journalists

POLICE on Friday summoned leaders of local media lobby organisations, claiming they wanted to understand how journalists operate amid fears they are preparing for a ... Full story

Philanthropist Masiyiwa Receives Continental Award

DAKAR, Senegal – Zimbabwean philanthropist and educationist Tsitsi Masiyiwa has been honoured with the New African Woman Award in Education for her work with Higherlife ... Full story

No More Bond Notes For Now: Mangudya

Harare - Are you hoping for respite from Zimbabwe's cash squeeze? It's not coming any time soon if Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya is ... Full story

Tyson Now History, Should Consider Full-Time Farming - Dinha

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 24, 2017 – MASHONALAND Central provincial affairs minister Martin Dinha says embattled Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere was best advised ... Full story

Boxing Administrators Appeal For Sponsorship

By Debra Ndlovu Gweru, April 24, 2017 – BOXING administrators in the Midlands capital have appealed for government support in the sport which has become popular ... Full story

Closure Of Asbestos Mines Fueling Child Marriages - MP

By Debra Ndlovu Harare, April 24, 2017 - THE revival of the Shabanie-Mashava Mines (SMM) is a concern for legislators who recently urged government to expedite ... Full story

Gloves Off As Plot To Oust Kasukuwere Thickens

Harare – The gloves are off as the plot to oust the ruling Zanu-PF party's Political Commissar, Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere intensifies. A no-holds-barred public ... Full story

Ex-Bosso Player Jailed For Chocolate Theft

MBABANE — Hloniphani Ndebele, a footballer known for his appetising skills on the field of play, was caught on the wrong side of the law ... Full story

Joondalup’s Grace Anglican Church Appoints Zimbabwean As First Full-Time Priest

GRACE Anglican Church in Joondalup commissioned its first full-time priest this month. Gift Makwasha moved to Perth from Zimbabwe with his family in late February to ... Full story

South Africa Bus Crash 'Kills At Least 19 Children'

At least 19 children have been killed in a minibus crash near the South African capital, Pretoria, emergency services and officials say. The children died after ... Full story

Dokora Makes U-Turn On Goat Currency

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 22, 2017 - PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora has denied directing schools to accept livestock as alternative forms of ... Full story

Zanu PF Economic 'Gymnastics' Futile - PDP

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 22, 2017 – THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has slammed the current government’s economic “gymnastics” as the Zanu PF led administration ... Full story

Journalist Faces Death Penalty In Cameroon

Cape Town - Radio France International (RFI) journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military ... Full story

Group Raps ZEC For Shutting Out Poll Observers

By Moses Chibaya Harare, April 21, 2017 - POLL watchdog, the Election Resource Centre (ERC), has accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's (ZEC) of erecting barricades between ... Full story

Mugabe Set To Begin 2018 Re-Election Campaign

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 21, 2017 – PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe is set to launch his 2018 re-election campaign with a plan to visit Zanu PF ... Full story

US Court Blocks New Prince Music Release

A United States judge has blocked a planned release of new Prince music on the first anniversary of his death this week. The Minnesota ... Full story

53 Arrested For Nigerian Gay Wedding

Prosecutors in the northern Nigeria state of Kaduna have charged a group of 53 people with conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding. The accused, arrested ... Full story

Villagers Contract Anthrax After Eating Dead Hippos

Harare - Nine villagers from Binga have contracted suspected anthrax after eating the meat of dead hippos, the state broadcaster is reporting. As many as 58 ... Full story

Zim Journalist Gunned Down In South Africa

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) says it's probing the death of Godknows Nare. The Zimbabwean journalist and filmmaker was killed in an apparent ... Full story

Cops Quiz Zanu PF MP Over Harare Violence

POLICE in Harare on Tuesday reportedly quizzed Zanu PF Harare provincial political commissar, Shadreck Mashayamombe, over his alleged role in the intra-party clashes that rocked ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Mujuru Pledge Coalition Pact

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 20, 2017 – OPPOSITION MDC-T and NPP leaders, Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding pledging their ... Full story

Government Pays Soldiers Their 2016 Bonuses

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 19, 2017 – CASH STRAPPED government has started paying civil servants their outstanding 2016 bonuses with members of the Zimbabwe National ... Full story

Ex-US President George HW Bush Hospitalised

HOUSTON - Former US President George HW Bush has been readmitted to a Houston hospital for treatment of a mild case of pneumonia, his second ... Full story

Mugabe Says Enemy 'Ready To Pounce'

Harare - President Robert Mugabe Tuesday told Zimbabweans to remain vigilant on the country's 37th anniversary of independence - as his main rival Morgan Tsvangirai ... Full story

Ex-Convict Gets 23 Yrs For Kidnap, Rape On Ex-Girlfriend

Bulawayo – A 27-year-old convicted criminal in Bulawayo has been sentenced to 23 years in jail for kidnapping, torturing and holding captive his ex-girlfriend in ... Full story

Ex-State Procurement Boss Plunges To Own Death

Former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Charles Kuwaza died this morning in a suspected case of suicide. Eyewitnesses said Kuwaza arrived at his offices at Club ... Full story

Mugabe Warns Schoolkids Against 'Dozing Off'

Harare - President Robert Mugabe, who has been known to close his eyes in public, has told schoolchildren that they must "remember to guard against ... Full story

Mnangagwa Plays Down Zanu PF Internal Wars

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 17, 2017 - VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the current Zanu PF infighting was healthy for a beleaguered party which he ... Full story

ZimPF In U-Turn Over Tsvangirai Endorsement

CONFUSION within the rank and file of Zimbabwe’s opposition reigns with the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party co-led by former Cabinet ministers Rugare Gumbo and ... Full story

Zambia: Demands For Release Of Treason Accused Lungu Rival

Lusaka - The Zambian opposition UPND party called on Thursday for the immediate release of its leader Hakainde Hichilema, who is due to appear in ... Full story

Soldier Convicted For Assaulting MDC-T Supporter

CHIREDZI - Resident Magistrate Constance Mtandwa recently slapped a soldier with the 5 Brigade in Kwekwe with a 30 day prison sentence or a US$100 ... Full story

VVIP Security Sparks Dlamini-Zuma Row

Opposition parties have slammed the decision by the SA Police Service (SAPS) to offer presidential protection service to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. They have described this ... Full story

New Law To Compel Zim Banks To Accept Cows As Collateral

 Commercial banks in Zimbabwe could soon be compelled to accept livestock such as cattle, goats and sheep as collateral for cash loans to informal businesses ... Full story

Trio Jailed For Planting Mbanje At Heroes Acre

RUSAPE - Three men were arrested and jailed after pleading guilty to charges of planting mbanje at the Makoni District Heroes Acre recently. Police in Rusape ... Full story

Coalition Belong To MDC-T, NPP - Mujuru

MASVINGO – National People's Party (NPP) president Joice Mujuru last week told the party's national women executive that an opposition coalition deal would essentially be ... Full story

SA Hunter Believed Mauled By Crocodiles

Polokwane - Teams searching in Zimbabwe for missing SA hunter Scott van Zyl, 44, have found what is possibly human remains in two crocodiles they ... Full story

Tanzania Police Killed In Highway Ambush

At least eight police officers have been killed by unknown gunmen in a late-night roadside ambush in Tanzania, according to the president's office. The police were ... Full story

Hwindi Jailed For Drugging, Raping 15 Yr Old Girlfriend

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo, April 14, 2017 – A 22 year-old kombi conductor was Wednesday slapped with a four year jail term for drugging and raping ... Full story

Returning Zims Congest Musina Petrol Stations

Several petrol stations in Musina and near the Beitbridge Border Post into Zimbabwe are congested with motorists seeking to fill up before crossing the border. ... Full story

Nigeria In Boko Haram Talks For Release Of Kidnapped Girls

Maiduguri - Nigeria says negotiations with Boko Haram continue for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped three years ago by the ... Full story

Citizens Urged To Maintain Cleaner Environments

By Debra Ndlovu Gweru, April 13, 2017 – THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has urged citizens to take full responsibility in conserving their different environments. At a ... Full story

Mugabe Attacks War Vets Dabbling In Succession Politics

President Robert Mugabe has lashed out at the war veterans who are interfering with the process of the ruling party. He made comments at the ... Full story

US-Russia Relations Suffer After Syrian Bombings

Washington - With tensions rising over Syria and other issues, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that US relations with Russia "may be at an ... Full story

Govt Officials Block Grace Rights Abuse Probe

Harare – A human rights violation probe against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly hit a brick wall - as government officials have allegedly ... Full story

Zambia's Main Opposition Leader Charged With Treason

Lusaka - Zambia's main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, has been charged with treason after he was accused of obstructing the motorcade of President Edgar Lungu. Under ... Full story

War Vets Say Vindicated On Kasukuwere

WAR veterans’ leaders have said they now feel vindicated that Zanu PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere was being accused by his own over the same ... Full story

Man Fined Four Chickens For Adultery, Hangs Self

MWENEZI - There was shock at Headman Tavengwa court recently after a man who had been fined four chickens and US$10 for sleeping with a ... Full story

US Airstrike 'Destroys 20 Percent' Syrian Aircraft

A United States air strike has destroyed 20 percent of Syria’s operational aircraft, in response to a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of ... Full story

Travelling To Zim For Easter? The Cash Crisis Is Getting Worse

Harare - Bank queues, bags of bond coins and threats against foreign traders: Zimbabwe's cash crisis is far from over. Frustrated Zimbabweans queue, sometimes for ... Full story

Man Axes Friend To Death For Leaving Him At A Bar

Bulawayo – A 34-year old man in Zimbabwe has killed his drinking friend, axing him five times, for leaving him behind at a bar, says ... Full story

Mazowe Evictions: Grace Probed For Rights Violations

THE Zimbabwe Human Right Commission (ZHRC) says it has launched investigations into the alleged gross human rights abuse accusations levelled against First Lady Grace Mugabe ... Full story

Chinamasa Refuses To Release More Bond Notes Amid Cash Shortages

Harare – Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has refused to add more bond notes into the southern African country's struggling market, insisting that the country’s only ... Full story

Baby On Board: Airline Crew Delivers Baby Girl Mid-Flight

Ouagadougou - A Turkish Airlines flight landed with one more passenger than it took off with after a baby was born mid-air with the help ... Full story

Trump To Sell Attack Planes To Nigeria For Boko Haram Fight

Washington - The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite ... Full story

No Deal With Mujuru: Tsvangirai

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai on Sunday denied claims by National People’s Party (NPP) leader, Joice Mujuru that the two parties had signed a memorandum of ... Full story

Zanu PF Wins Mwenezi East By-Election

By Staff Reporter Masvingo, April 09, 2017 – ZANU PF candidate in Saturday’s Mwenezi East by-election, Joosbi Omar powered to a thumping victory over his challengers ... Full story

Mugabe Mocks Opposition 'Grand Coalition' Plans

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly mocked efforts by opposition parties to form a "grand coalition" to contest his Zanu-PF party in next ... Full story

Govt To Extend Command Agriculture To Cattle Farmers

By Staff Reporter Harare, April 09, 2017 – GOVERNMENT has set plans to extend its command agriculture to livestock production in the country’s provinces which are ... Full story

Zanu PF Succession Farce: Mugabe Arms Lacoste

IN a dramatic twist to Zanu PF’s fluid succession politics, President Robert Mugabe has given Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s supporters ammunition to nail Saviour Kasukuwere and ... Full story

No Plans For Zuma To Step Down - ANC

Cape Town - The only place President Jacob Zuma is going is a long list of official engagements, after the African National Congress said there were ... Full story

Bikita Girl Survives 'Mermaid Attack'

BIKITA – A 14-year-old girl from Sosera village who mysteriously disappeared at Rozva Dam in a suspected mermaid (njuzu) attack on Monday last week miraculously ... Full story

US Man Jailed For Biting Off Girlfriend's Nose

Mitchell - A man has been sentenced to seven years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary for biting off his girlfriend's nose. The Daily Republic reports ... Full story

Mwonzora Berates ZBC, Police, Army

By Leopold Munhende  Harare, April 07, 2017 – MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora has challenged ZBC to go beyond focusing on Zanu PF's petty politics and ... Full story

Chinese Set To Build New University In Zimbabwe

By Leopold Munhende Harare, April 07, 2017 - HIGHER and Tertiary Education minister, Jonathan Moyo Thursday revealed that China is set to build a new university ... Full story

NPP Spokesperson Mawarire Quits After Public Brawl

A top official in the National People’s Party led by Zimbabwe’s former deputy president Joice Mujuru has quit his position as national spokesperson a week ... Full story

Zim Opposition Vows To Disrupt 2018 Elections

By Leopold Munhende  Harare, April 07, 2017 – LOCAL opposition political parties which are part of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) have vowed to disrupt ... Full story

Masvingo Accident Update: 20 People Now Feared Dead

The number of people feared dead in an inferno that occurred after a Proliner bus accident along the Harare Masvingo highway is now estimated at ... Full story

Mugabe, Queen Must Have Tea To Boost Tourism: Mzembi

Harare – Zimbabwe's tourism minister Walter Mzembi has reportedly made a proposal that Queen Elizabeth II and President Robert Mugabe should sit down for tea ... Full story

We Won't Allow Mugabe To 'Lead From A Wheelchair': Opposition

Harare- Zimbabwean opposition parties have vowed that they would not allow President Robert Mugabe to “lead the country from a wheelchair”, and threatened to embark ... Full story

Sandi Moyo, Mahoka Pushed Out

UNDERFIRE Zanu PF women’s league deputy secretary, Eunice Sandi Moyo and treasurer, Sarah Mahoka have resigned from their posts ahead of a disciplinary hearing on ... Full story

Ex-MDC Councillor Awaits Fate Over 'Mugabe Too Old' Slur

By Staff Reporter Gwanda, April 06, 2017 – A Gwanda court is next Tuesday set to rule on a matter in which a former MDC-T councillor ... Full story

Gweru City Council To Blow $40k On Trade Fair

By Debra Ndlovu Gweru, April 06, 2017 – THE Gweru City Council has resolved to take part in this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade ... Full story

Quake Leaves 36 Botswana Students With 'Strcutural Defects'

Gaborone - The Botswana Geosciences Institute is set to dispatch a team of Geoscientists and Geophysicists to the epicentre of last night’s earthquake to make ... Full story

Zim Opposition Gears For Fresh Poll Protests

Harare - Zimbabwe police have relented to demands by the country’s opposition to stage a demonstration on Wednesday in the capital Harare against alleged plans ... Full story

SA To Defend Failure To Arrest Bashir At ICC

The Hague - War crimes judges will on Friday hear why South Africa failed to arrest Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir during a 2015 visit, as ... Full story

Sudan's President Bashir Calls For Establishment Of African Court

JOHANNESBURG – Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity, has labelled the ... Full story

Strong 6.5-Magnitude Quake Strikes Botswana, Zimbabwe

Gaborone - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck the southern African nation of Botswana on Monday, US seismologists said, with ... Full story

Wheelchair Gift 'Proof Mugabe Now Physically And Mentally Unfit To Rule'

Harare – Zimbabwean opposition politicians have reportedly said that a wheel chair that was given as a gift by Cabinet minister to President Robert Mugabe ... Full story

Zimra Now Escorting Fuel Tankers To Avoid Smuggling

Harare - Zimbabwe's tax authority is now giving through-the-country escorts to fuel tankers to stop unscrupulous firms offloading petrol without paying duty for it, a ... Full story

It’s Mnangagwa Or A Stick: War Vets

WAR veterans have vowed to continue backing Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s bid to succeed President Robert Mugabe ahead of next year’s general elections or else they ... Full story

Over 250 Dead In Colombia Mudslides

Mocoa - Devastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people, 43 of them children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, ... Full story

Govt Orders 10km Radius For Police Roadblocks

Government has directed police to mount only one roadblock within a 10-km radius and to submit monthly schedules on their road traffic operations countrywide.  Stations have ... Full story

Villagers, Church In Fierce Tussle For Land

By Staff Reporter Plumtree, April 02, 2017 - TENSIONS are high in Matebeleland South’s Thekwane area near Plumtree after a local church has renewed plans to ... Full story

Couple Gets 24 Years Jail For Kidnapping, Rape

By Debra Ndlovu Gweru, April 02, 2017 – A Zvishavane couple was recently sentenced to a combined 24 years imprisonment for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl ... Full story

Former MSU Student Clinches Midlands Business Awards

By Sydney Gokomere Gweru, April 02, 2017 - Former Midlands State University student and now a prominent Gweru property developer, Dr Tinashe Manzungu emerged tops during ... Full story

Group Seeks Youth Participation In 2018 Elections

By Sydney Gokomere Kwekwe, April 02, 2017 - A Kwekwe based NGO dealing with youths in politics has embarked on a nationwide drive meant to encourage ... Full story

Boko Haram Kidnap 22 Girls, Women In NorthEast Nigeria

Kano - Boko Haram Islamists have abducted 22 girls and women in two separate raids in northeast Nigeria, residents and vigilantes told AFP on Friday. In ... Full story

NPP Elects New Provincial Executive

MASVINGO – National People's Party (NPP) elected its Masvingo provincial executive over the weekend with former Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) Gutu Central legislator Oliver ... Full story

Defiant Zuma Swears In New Ministers

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has sworn in new members of his Cabinet at the presidential guest house in Pretoria on Friday evening. Ministers who ... Full story