John Masuku

Mugabe Buys 300 Top Cars For Army Chiefs

THE cash-strapped government has splashed millions of dollars on more than 300 top-of-the-range vehicles, which include Toyota Fortuners, Ford Rangers and Toyota Corollas to appease ... Full story

Wife Cheats, Man Attempts To Rape Brother’s Wife As Revenge

MWENEZI - In a desperate move to avenge himself for an adulterous wife, a Mwenezi man nearly died after his private parts were pulled after ... Full story

'Armed Men Now Occupy My Farm' - Evicted White Farmer

Rusape – A white Zimbabwean commercial maize and tobacco farmer, Robert Smart, 70, who was evicted from his property by authorities last week has told ... Full story

Are We Valuing Death More than Life in Zimbabwe?

By Takura Zhangazha* In some regular conversations with a colleague discussing the state of the national economy, we make mention of one of the striking ironies ... Full story

Nkosana Moyo Forms Party, To Challenge Mugabe Next Year

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 29, 2017 - FORMER cabinet minister Nkosana Moyo has launched a new party, the so-christened Alliance for People’s Agenda (APA), in ... Full story

Mugabe Speaks At Ex-Botswana Leader Masire Funeral

Gaborone – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described the late Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire as a "virtuous and humble" man, who "opened his life ... Full story

Mugabe Takes 9 Cabinet Ministers To Ex-President Masire Funeral

Gaborone – President Robert Mugabe is in Gaborone, Botswana for the burial of former president Sir Ketumile Masire on Thursday, reports say. Mugabe, 93, arrived on ... Full story

Court Orders Evicted UZ Students Return

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 29, 2017 – A High Court judge has ordered the reinstatement of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) medical students who were ... Full story

#ThisFlag Leader Evan Mawarire Freed On Bail

Harare - A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail. Evan Mawarire was released on ... Full story

Mugabe To Attend Ex-Botswana Leader's Funeral

Gaborone – Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who died in hospital last ... Full story

Boy Travels From Morocco To Spain Under Bus

Madrid - A boy travelled at least 230km from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said Monday, in another example of desperate measures ... Full story

Call To Free Pastor Mawarire

Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of a Zimbabwean human rights campaigner and #ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire. Mawarire, a pastor, ... Full story

Don't Be Abused By Selfish Politicians, Mushowe Tells Youths

Youths must guard against being used as political objects by selfish politicians advancing their own personal interests. The call was made by Mutare West legislator, Christopher ... Full story

SA Plans Massive Chicken Cull As Bird Flu Is Reported

JOHANNESBURG – A second case of avian influenza was reported on a layer farm in Val, Standerton, in Mpumalanga, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and ... Full story

Trump Claims Victory As Court Partially Reinstates Travel Ban Flies

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim ... Full story

Media Should Self-Regulate: Charamba

MEDIA, Information and Broadcasting Services secretary George Charamba Sunday said the Constitution provides for self-regulation of the print media, but imposes restrictions on the broadcasting ... Full story

Chipinge Man Fathers 108 Children

An 87-year old man from Chipinge South holds the record of having fathered 108 children in a space of 43 years. Sekuru Tauzen Mujaji of the ... Full story

Man Jailed After 'Barging' Into Mugabe Security Briefing

Harare – A Zimbabwean man, 29, who posed as a secret agent where top security officials were holding a briefing before President Robert Mugabe's recent ... Full story

Mujuru Wants Bigger Coalition

Former vice-president Joice Mujuru yesterday vowed to reach out to other opposition parties, even little known ones, for a coalition that will face Zanu PF ... Full story

John Magufuli's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition ... Full story

US Father Buries Wrong Man After Coroner's Mistake

Santa Ana - Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said. "Bill ... Full story

Heavily Armed Riot Cops Evict White Farmer In 'Fresh Land Grabs'

Rusape – Heavily armed Zimbabwean riot police this week besieged the property of a white commercial farmer, Robert Smart outside Rusape town and forcefully evicted ... Full story

Zimbabwe Man Killed In Syria Bomb Explosion

BIKITA - A local man working for a demining company in war-ravaged Syria was on Monday killed in a massive explosion that happened as he ... Full story

Pastors Murders Wife After She Denies Him Sex

A pastor from a Zion church in Gwanda allegedly beat his wife to death with a hoe handle when she denied him sex. Misheck Ncube (54) ... Full story

Zim Elections Nonsensical - Zanu PF Official

MWENEZI - There was an outrage last Saturday when the newly elected Zanu PF Masvingo provincial chairman Ezra Chadzamira boldly proclaimed that elections in the ... Full story

Zim Takes Over 50 Jumbos, 100 Giraffes To Mozambique

Harare - The animals won't travel two-by-two, but thousands of safari stalwarts will soon begin their journeys from Zimbabwe to Mozambique in one of Africa's ... Full story

Zimbabwe In Need Of Funds To Deal With Refugee Crisis

The Zimbabwe government and development partners are appealing for over 10,9 million US dollars to help in combating the refugee situation in Zimbabwe.   ... Full story

Chinx Family Spurns Liberation War Honour

President Robert Mugabe has been left with egg on his face after the family of the late Dickson Chingaira, popularly known as Cde Chinx, spurned ... Full story

So Many New Zimbabwean Radio Stations But Where Is The Diversity?

by Tafadzwa Murangwana Radio is a powerful medium that can be able to change people’s perspectives and enable them to make informed decisions. Recent surveys have ... Full story

School Head Lover's Body Lies Unburied As Family Demands 20 Cattle

GUTU – The body of Rebecca  Bernard who hanged herself at the home of Tellmore Chimombe, Chivasa Primary School head after their alleged adulterous relationship ... Full story

Mugabe As Strong As An Iron bar: Grace

Harare – President Robert Mugabe is "as strong as an iron bar", Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off ... Full story

World Bank Speaks On Zim's Cash Crisis

Harare - Fiscal imbalances combined with a large volume of domestic debt are at the core of Zimbabwe’s ongoing cash shortages, the World Bank said. ... Full story

Red Flag Over New Voter Registration Requirement

By Moses Chibaya Harare, June 21, 2017 – THE Election Resource Centre (ERC) has insisted the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) must adhere to the principles ... Full story

Tunisian Women Undergo Hymen Surgery To Return To 'Virginity'

In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) ... Full story

Police Summon NewsDay Scribes

NEWSDAY Editor, Wisdom Mdzungairi and chief reporter, Everson Mushava were on Tuesday summoned to CID Law and Order section at Harare Central Police Station for ... Full story

Zanu PF Will Rule Even If It Loses 2018 Elections - Official

MWENEZI – Re-elected Zanu PF chairman for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira has said opposition political parties in the country should not waste time participating in the ... Full story

Anti-Mugabe Shutdown Protesters' Charges Dropped After 11 Months

Harare - A Harare magistrate has finally dismissed charges against 51 Harare residents arrested last year on charges of public violence in what lawyers said ... Full story

‘Mugabe Must Come Clean On The Late Gen Mujuru’

FORMER Zanu PF stalwart, Dzikamai Mavhaire, has challenged President Robert Mugabe to come clean on the mysterious death of former army General Solomon Mujuru in ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Accepts Nomination To Lead South Africa's Ruling ANC

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union Commission Chairperson, has finally accepted to vie for the presidency of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), local media ... Full story

G40 Minister Gets Threats From Soldiers

Harare – President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwawo has reportedly written to the minister of defence, Sydney Sekeremayi, asking for protection after he was allegedly ... Full story

Leave Mugabe Alone, Mbeki Says To South Africans

Johannesburg - Political leaders who have "overstayed their welcome" must be shown the door by their own people, former President Thabo Mbeki said at the ... Full story

ZCC Warns Mugabe Of God’s Wrath

ZIMBABWE Council of Churches (ZCC) general secretary, Kenneth Mtata has warned President Robert Mugabe of gleefully accepting idolatrous titles from his followers, saying he risks ... Full story

US$100 Billion Economy Awaits Zimbabwe, Says Tsvangirai

GWERU – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai said Zimbabweans should vote wisely if hopes for a US$100 billion economy are to be realised anytime soon. Addressing thousands ... Full story

Break-In At Sekeramayi’s House

THIEVES broke into Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeremayi’s house in the early hours of Friday and got away with US$620. Police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity ... Full story

Zanu PF Told To Walk The Talk On Anti-Violence Pleas

By Moses Chibaya Harare, June 18, 2017 - POLL watchdog, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has commended Zanu PF on its pronouncement of peace, it however, ... Full story

Popular Chimurenga Musician Chinx Chingaira Dies

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 17, 2017 – POPULAR Chimurenga musician and liberation war veteran Dickson Chingaira, better known as Chinx Chingaira has died. He was 61. The ... Full story

Chimene Wants Mnangagwa Fired

MANICALAND Provincial Affairs minister Mandiitawepi Chimene has once again urged President Robert Mugabe to crack the whip and fire senior officials angling for his position. Chimene ... Full story

2 000 Poly Students Endure Dry Taps For 2 Months

Gwanda - Up to 2 000 students are without water at a leading polytechnic in southern Zimbabwe after the state water authority cut off supplies ... Full story

Botswana Kills Over 300 Stray Cattle

More than 300 cattle have been shot so far in Botswana after the neighbouring country effected a shot to kill policy on stray livestock last ... Full story

Mugabe Urged To Restrain Violent Followers

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 16, 2017 – A LOCAL rights group, the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged President Robert Mugabe to restrain his followers ... Full story

Wife Shot Dead, Lesotho Prime Minister Proceeds With Inauguration

Maseru - The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, police said on Thursday, raising concerns about further political instability in this ... Full story

Mugabe's Call For Land Grabs Triggers Fresh Invasions

Harare – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's recent call for his supporters to "kick out" all remaining white commercial farmers from their properties has triggered a ... Full story

I Was Once A Mugabe Zealot: Ex-deputy premier Mutambara

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 16, 2017 – FORMER deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has revealed how he turned from being a strong proponent of President ... Full story

Decapitated Woman's Body Found In Cemetery

GUTU – Residents of Mpandawana Town in Gutu were left shell-shocked when the body of a decapitated woman was found at Gutu Cemetery last week. There ... Full story

Lesotho's Thabane's Wife Shot Dead

The wife of Lesotho Prime Minister elect Tom Thabane has been shot dead, just ahead of his inauguration on Friday. This threatens to throw ... Full story

Zambian Parliament Suspends 48 Opposition MPs

LUSAKA – Zambia's parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest against his contested ... Full story

Chamisa Attacks Mugabe Over Successor

MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa has described President Robert Mugabe as an inept leader for failing to groom a successor in his 37-year rule, saying good ... Full story

New Party Promises To Restore Zim Wealth Into Masses' Hands

Cape Town – The Zimbabwe Communist Party (ZCP) says it is working towards the "equal sharing of the country's wealth", after it "successfully" held a ... Full story

Pupil Dies During ‘Bury Alive’ Game

GWERU - Polite Tekwane (22) of Marere village under Chief Mukoka, Gokwe appeared before Gweru High Court Judge Justice Martin Makonese facing charges of culpable ... Full story

Sex For 40 Cents In Mberengwa

MBERENGWA – Mberengwa sex workers are running winter promotion that has seen them dropping charges to forty cents while a plate of sadza is also ... Full story

Nigerian Army Claims Boko Haram Massacre, Frees 9 Kids

Maiduguri - A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed on Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a ... Full story

State Not Giving Up On Mugabe Insulting Lumumba

THE Prosecutor-General’s (PG) Office yesterday reneged on its recent Constitutional Court (ConCourt) undertaking to have charges against VIVA Zimbabwe leader William “Ace Lumumba” Mutumanje withdrawn ... Full story

Woman Bashes Mother-In-Law After Miscarriage

MWENEZI - A 23-year-old daughter-in-law who suffered a miscarriage for the umpteenth time went on the rampage bashing her mother-in-law whom she accused of being ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Domestic Debt Hit $4bn In Q1 Of 2017

Zimbabwe’s domestic debt rose 40 percent to $4 billion during the year to March while the budget deficit was $230 million in the first quarter ... Full story

2018 Polls: A battle Of Good Versus Evil – Tsvangirai

Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, has stated that the 2018 presidential elections was not just between him and incumbent Robert Mugabe, but one ... Full story

Man Tries To Sell Daughter For Rituals

Tapiwa Vhutani (27) of Kumboedza Farm in Kadoma was arrested after he continuously pestered businessman Obert Juru – son to Bishop Ollah Juru – that ... Full story

Gabon TV Host Suspended After Bongo 'Death' Blunder

Libreville - A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel ... Full story

Gaddafi's Son Saif 'Freed' In Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty. Believed to have ... Full story

Zimbabwe 'Doesn't Need Foreign Support' - VP

Harare – Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe does not need any foreign funding to support its developmental progammes, despite the country facing a myriad ... Full story

Zambia Opposition Leader Moved To Maximum Security Jail

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, said on Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to ... Full story

‘Gen Mujuru Wanted Sekeramayi As VP’

NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has claimed her late husband Solomon Mujuru wanted Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi to be appointed Vice-President ahead of ... Full story

Minister Quizzed Over Bona, Hubby Appointments

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 09, 2017 - CHITUNGWIZA North legislator Godfrey Sithole on Wednesday confronted Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare deputy minister Tapiwa ... Full story

Zambia's Opposition Leader, 5 Aides In Treason

A Magistrate has ruled that Zambia’s main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, should be tried by a High Court on charges of treason. Without specifying which particular ... Full story

Zuma Tells Cabinet He Doesn't Own A Home In Dubai

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has also told Cabinet that he doesn't own a house in Dubai. The Sunday Times published a report alleging that ... Full story

SA Bans Zim Poultry Imports Over Bird Flu

Cape Town – South Africa has suspended imports of all poultry products from Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was ... Full story

Govt To Blame For Death Of 43 In Bus Crash - MDC

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 08, 2017 – PROFESSOR Welshman Ncube’s MDC has heaped all the blame on President Robert Mugabe’s government for the tragic loss ... Full story

Traders Demand Revocation Of Killer Bus Company's Licence

By Dumisani Nyoni Bulawayo, June 08, 2017 – THE International Cross- Border Traders Association (ICBTA) has called on the government to withdraw the passenger permit ... Full story

4 000 Job Seekers Conned Over Road Dualisation

MASVINGO – The commissioning of Harare–Beitbridge Road dualisation project by President Mugabe two weeks ago has sent con-artists on the prowl with nearly 4 000 ... Full story

Over 2 Million Jobs Delivered Already - Minister

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 08, 2017 – LABOUR and Social Welfare deputy minister Tapiwa Matangaidza says the country has created “in excess” of two million ... Full story

43 Perish In Bus Horror Crash

Forty-three people died on the spot while several others were injured in a traffic accident involving a Zambia bound King Lion bus in the Nyamakate ... Full story

Mujuru: Nothing Wrong With Seeking To Be Coalition Leader

WASHINGTON DC —  National People’s Party interim president, Joice Mujuru, says there is nothing wrong in becoming the leader of a proposed opposition coalition, which ... Full story

Botswana Bans Zim Chicken Imports Over Bird Flu Fears

Harare - Botswana has banned poultry products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after an outbreak of the H5N8 strain of bird flu was reported at the weekend. In ... Full story

ZEC Must Prove BVR Tender Process Was Clean - ERC

By Moses Chibaya Harare, June 07, 2017 – THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) must own up and prove to all that it was never arm-twisted by ... Full story

Chihuri Defends Police Spikes Use

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 06, 2017 – POLICE Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has defended the use of spikes during traffic enforcement duties by his juniors ... Full story

Ref Quits After Being Knocked Down Unconscious In Rugby Match

Cape Town - A Boland rugby ref says he’s had it with officiating after a player of the Tulbagh rugby club knocked him unconscious on ... Full story

Zambia Jails 31 Chinese Nationals For Illegal Mining

BEIJING - Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of ... Full story

Mugabe Mistook Tokwe-Mukosi For Ocean - PDP On Bob US Trip

By Mlondolozi Ndlovu Harare, June 06, 2017 – PEOPLE’ Democratic Party (PDP) has launched a broadside against “mad” President Robert Mugabe who flew out Saturday to ... Full story

Mugabe Wails Against Sanctions During UN Convention

The President Robert Mugabe has called on member states to urgently come up with a new legally binding international instrument under the United Nations Convention ... Full story

Calls For Voter Registration Centres At Colleges

By Moses Chibaya Harare, June 05, 2017 – ZIMBABWE National Students Union (Zinasu) secretary general, Makomborero Haruzivishe has urged authorities to establish registration centre at colleges ... Full story

Jailed MDC Activists Demand Voting Rights

Three Zimbabwean prisoners have petitioned the High Court seeking an order compelling authorities to allow them to cast votes in next year’s general election. According to ... Full story

Cleaning Toilets Made Papa Penny Penny A 'Stronger' Man

Before the bright lights of stardom knocked on Penny Penny’s doors he cleaned toilets to make ends meet‚ an experience that gave him “inner-strength“. Papa Penny ... Full story

School Head Gets 9 Stabs In Horror Knife Attack

GUTU – A headmistress from Mutunduru Primary in Nyazvidzi, Gutu is lucky to be alive after she fought back and warded off a robber who ... Full story

'Thief' Mahofa Humiliated During Zanu PF Meeting

CHIREDZI – Police had to be called to a Zanu PF inter-district meeting in Chiredzi on Saturday when a group of angry party supporters booed ... Full story

Zimbabweans Brave Cold Nights While Sleeping In Bank Queues

Shortage of cash in Zimbabwe has forced people desperate for money to camp along pavements. The situation has also led to some waiting for long hours ... Full story

Zimbabwe Reports Outbreak Of Bird Flu Virus

Zimbabwe has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a commercial poultry farm in Mashonaland East province, the World Organisation for Animal ... Full story

Zanu PF Wants Mugabe To Reverse Barclays Bank Sale To Malawians

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party wants the ageing leader to reverse the sale of Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe (BBZ) to First Merchant ... Full story

Mugabe Speaks Out Against White Capital In SA And Zim

Harare – President Robert Mugabe - who said on Friday he was opposed to white farmers returning to commercial land in the country - wants ... Full story

US Bars Citizens, Staff From Using AirZim

THE United States embassy in Harare has barred its citizens and staff from travelling on Air Zimbabwe, citing safety concerns after the national carrier recently ... Full story

Moyo Sets Sekeramayi Against Mnangagwa

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 02, 2017 - ZANU PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo has set Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa against Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi through ... Full story

Mugabe Kicks Off 2018 Election Campaign With Youth Rally

Harare - Zimbabwe's ageing president Robert Mugabe will on Friday kick off a nationwide series of rallies to drum up support from youths ahead of ... Full story

Trump And Hillary Clinton Trade Jabs In Twitter Skirmish

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has taken a swing on Twitter at one of his favourite punching bags, Democrat Hillary Clinton -- and his former ... Full story

Zanu PF Women's League Replaces Moyo, Mahoko

The Zanu PF Women’s League national executive council has announced the appointment and re-assignment of three of its members to fill vacant posts left by ... Full story

Unpaid Zupco Pensioners Arrested For 'Trespassing' Into Company Premises

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo, June 01, 2017 – SEVEN former employees of the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) were Tuesday arrested and detained by police for ... Full story

Use Campaign Rallies To Preach Peace, ZPP To Bob

By Staff Reporter Harare, June 01, 2017 – TOP rights group, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has challenged President Robert Mugabe to show leadership by urging Zanu ... Full story