John Masuku

SA Man Loses Penis, Girlfriend, After Botched Circumcision

Mthatha, South Africa - Abulele Zengazi of Qumbu village near Mthatha says that he went to initiation school looking forward to becoming a man. Days ... Full story

DRC Tackles Sexual Violence In Conflict

KINSHASA: THE Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Personal Representative on Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment, Madam Jeanine Mabunda, launched the Principles for Global Action ( to ... Full story

11 Dead In Fresh SA Marikana Shootings

Cape Town - Eleven people have been confirmed dead following a night of shootings in the Marikana informal settlement in Cape Town, police said on ... Full story

Kwese TV Back On Air

ECONET Wireless boss Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwese TV on Friday received a major boost after its partner Dr Dish’s application seeking to broadcast pending a Supreme ... Full story

'Whites Only' Job Ad Removed After 20 days

Cape Town - An advert specifying that "only white candidates" should apply for a digital design position in the Western Cape was removed from a ... Full story

Zim Churches: Mugabe Govt Behaving Irresponsibly In Face Of Crisis

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's government has behaved in an "irresponsible" way in the face of a growing economic crisis, and the fears of Zimbabwe's ... Full story

Mujuru Rules Out Joining MDC Alliance

OPPOSITION National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru has ruled out joining hands with the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance ahead of next year’s general elections, ... Full story

Midlands Land Developers Target 56K Houses By 2018

By Midlands Correspondent Gweru, September 27, 2017 – MIDLANDS Land Developers (MLD) have set themselves an ambitious target of building 56 000 low cost housing units ... Full story

Nigerian Govt In Bid For Business Reforms

ABUJA, Nigeria - In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by ... Full story

Zimbabwe’s Babies Warning South Africa About State Capture

By Melanie Verwoerd Last week the Mugabes made headlines again. It was reported that President Robert Mugabe took 72 people with him to New York and ... Full story

Parly Calls For BAZ Board Members Nominees

PARLIAMENT has called for nominations of people to sit on the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) board. The Parliamentary Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (SROC), ... Full story

Russia Threatens To Ban Facebook

Moscow - Russia's internet watchdog on Tuesday warned Facebook it would be banned in 2018 unless it complies with a law on storing local users' ... Full story

Zimbabwe; A Nation Waiting To Implode

Since the fall of 2013, the Zimbabwean economy has been declining into a recession characterised by decreasing economic growths of 4% in 2013, 1.7% in ... Full story

Defiant Lacoste Strikes Again In Masvingo

VICE-PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s allies in the Zanu PF Masvingo provincial executive reportedly booted out four executives believed to be sympathetic to the G40 faction, as ... Full story

Zanu-PF MP 'Asks Mugabe To Force Central Bank Chief Out'

Harare – A Zanu-PF lawmaker has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe to fire Zimbabwe's central bank governor John Mangudya, as the cash crisis continues to ... Full story

Mawarire Pleads Not Guilty To Public Violence

By Staff Reporter Harare, September 26, 2017 – FIERCE government critic and cleric, Pastor Evan Mawarire was on Monday hauled before a Harare High Court ... Full story

Lucky Rhino Mum 'Survives Attack In Zimbabwe'

Harare - A rhino mum is recovering after an attack by armed poachers in southern Zimbabwe, conservationists announced on World Rhino Day on Friday. "Unity", as ... Full story

Minister Chombo Threatens Media

Harare - Zimbabwe's home affairs minister on Sunday threatened "renegades and malcontents" who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by claiming there are shortages. In ... Full story

Manufacturers, Distributors Reject Bond Notes

SMALL scale mining companies are struggling to buy spare equipment in Bulawayo as the manufacturers and distributors are refusing to accept bond notes. This was revealed ... Full story

Mighty Warriors Falls To Banyana Banyana

Cape Town – South Africa’s Banyana Banyana has won the 2017 Cosafa Women's Championship crown after defeating Zimbabwe at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo. South Africa ... Full story

Court Ruling Was A 'Coup': Kenyatta

NAIROBI – Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday the country's Supreme Court staged a "coup" against the will of the people when it annulled ... Full story

Tsvangirai Takes Days Off To Recover

MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who is due in the country this weekend, is taking days off from work to enable him to fully recuperate from ... Full story

Female Zim Cop Snaps UN's Peacekeeper Award

Zimbabwean Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota has been named the recipient of the 2017 International Female Police Peacekeeper award for her service and achievements. Annah ... Full story

Late VP Joseph Msika’s Widow Dies At 89

MARIA Msika, wife to the country’s late Vice President Joseph Msika has died. She was 89.  Garikai Msika, son to the late deceased and a family ... Full story

Judge Ends 70 Day Jail Agony For Murder Accused MDC-T Pair

By Staff Reporter Harare, September 22, 2017 – MDC-T activists Darlington Madzonga and Edmore Musvubhi were Wednesday set free by the High Court after enduring 70 ... Full story

Gweru Vendors March Against Vendors

GWERU – Informal traders operating at designated stalls behind Swift Complex in the light industrial sites last week demonstrated against those operating illegally, forcing many ... Full story

Makandiwa In Court Over ‘Fake’ Prophecy

UNITED Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife, Ruth, have filed an exception to the $6,5 million lawsuit filed against them by ... Full story

Mugabe Stands Up To 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump

New York - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the ... Full story

Mliswa Confronts Chinamasa On Grace, Russell Acquisations

FIREBRAND independent legislator for Norton Temba Mliswa Wednesday confronted Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa demanding answers on the source of foreign currency used by the First ... Full story

‘Sekeramayi Destabilising War Veterans’

DEFENCE minister Sydney Sekeramayi and War Veterans ministry permanent secretary, Asher Walter Tapfumaneyi have embarked on a campaign to destabilise the Zimbabwe National Liberation War ... Full story

SA To Face Zim On Boxing Day, India Tour Confirmed

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the itinerary for India’s tour of ... Full story

Mugabe 'Sleeps' As Trump Addresses UN General Assembly

New York – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday exposed his frailty in New York City where he was shown by international news channels sleeping ... Full story

Dangote Begs Public To Help Monitor, Report Unscrupulous Truck Drivers

The Management of Dangote Industries Limited has launched a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring both the recklessness and the ... Full story

Kenya's Top Judge Hits Back At 'Threats' Over Election Re-Run

Threats against Kenya's judiciary are increasing after a Supreme Court ruling to invalidate President Uhuru Kenyatta's win in last month's election, the chief justice says. The ... Full story

Lion King Sued $500 000 Over Bus Disaster

MASVINGO –  A Masvingo pharmacist, Isaac Madungwe is suing Lion King Buses for a record $500 000 following the death of his wife in a ... Full story

Chiredzi Man Up For Insulting 'Corrupt' Police Officers

By Staff Reporter Harare, September 19, 2017 - A CHIREDZI man is being tried for allegedly insulting two police officers, who he last month accused of ... Full story

FEATURE: Women Endure The Burden Of Migration

By Nhau Mangirazi HURUNGWE —Tarisai Choga (43) of Papa Village in Hurungwe’s Ward 7 about 70km north-west of Karoi town watched in pain as ... Full story

Mugabe/ANC Argument Could Spark Xenophobia

The verbal spat between the two neighbouring countries’ political leaders puts many Zimbabweans residing in South Africa in fear of xenophobic attacks. There seems to ... Full story

British Gukurahundi Policy Towards Zimbabwe: Licence To Kill

In January 1983 Robert Mugabe’s government launched a massive security clampdown in Matabeleland. It was led by a North Korean-trained, almost exclusively chiShona-speaking army unit ... Full story

Demos Greet Mugabe US Visit

Protesters for and against Zimbabwean President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, have been active in New York as the leader and his entourage arrive for the United ... Full story

Kwesé TV Taken Off Air

Kwesé TV has suspended operations following a decision by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) to appeal to the Supreme Court, a High Court ruling ... Full story

Govt Seeks Alcohol Sale Ban

Government has revived its bid to regulate consumption of alcohol with a Cabinet committee recently approving a draft policy outlawing sale of alcoholic products during ... Full story

Mujuru Reveals Zanu PF Rigging Tricks

FORMER Vice-President Joice Mujuru, who now heads the opposition National People’s Party (NPP), has warned that President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF will use identity documents ... Full story

Mugabe Appoints Grace To A Key Electoral Post

Harare- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced the appointment of his controversial wife Grace to a key post within his ruling Zanu-PF party in a ... Full story

Zim Opposition Warns Over 2018 Polls Voter Registration

Harare - Zimbabwe's long serving President Robert Mugabe unveiled a new biometric voter registration programme on Thursday ahead of next year's elections, drawing criticism from ... Full story

Zimbabwe's Opposition And The Road Ahead

By Patson Dzamara The stage for a transition in Zimbabwe is set. Even exogenous factors are in sync with the transition agenda. However, just like a ... Full story

War Veterans Vow To Fight Out Mugabe’s G40 Faction

HARARE ‑ Zimbabwean war veterans fired from the ruling Zanu PF party have vowed they will campaign against President Robert Mugabe’s preferred successors as long ... Full story

Dormitory Fire Kills 24 Pupils In Malaysian School

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. The fire at the Tahfiz Darul ... Full story

Furore Over Bloated Mugabe US Entourage

Harare – The United States has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the ... Full story

BAZ Appeals Against Kwese TV Licencing

THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has approached the Supreme Court challenging a High Court decision to overturn a ban it had placed on Econet ... Full story

Kenyan Opposition MPs Boycott Uhuru Kenyatta's Speech

Opposition MPs in Kenya have boycotted the opening of the new parliament to protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to address it after a court ... Full story

I Cannot 'Execute' Convicted Murderers - Tanzania's Magufuli

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has stated clearly that he cannot assent to an execution of the death penalty which is legal in the East African ... Full story

Grace Says 'Drunk, Unhinged' Gabriella Engels Attacked Her With Knife

Cape Town – First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly denied that she assaulted a young South African model Gabriella Engels, 20, after she allegedly found ... Full story

It's A Tough Time To Be Young In Zimbabwe

Harare - To those who look to Africa for investment opportunities, one of the major attractions has been the continent’s young and energetic population. According ... Full story

Country Music Legend Don Williams Dies

Don Williams, known as the “gentle giant of country music”, has died aged 78.  The US artist began his solo career in 1971 and enjoyed 17 ... Full story

Mugabe Suffered Diarrhoea For Two Weeks: Grace

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe once asked for Defence Minister, Sydney Sekeramayi to his “deathbed” as he feared he could succumb to a food poisoning induced diarrhoea ... Full story

SA Man Kills Woman, Eats Her Flesh

Port Elizabeth – A bizarre murder has left residents of Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape shocked after a man allegedly murdered a woman he ... Full story

Mugabe Says Zim Economy On The Mend

President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe’s economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and a widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be ... Full story

High Court Overturns Kwesé TV Ban

HIGH Court Judge, Justice Charles Hungwe Friday overturned a ban that had been put on Econet boss, Strive Masiyiwa’s Kwesé TV by the Broadcasting Authority ... Full story

South Africa Announces New Permits For Zimbabweans

JOHANNESBURG – The Home Affairs Department has announced a new permit for documented Zimbabweans in South Africa. The permit, named the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit, will allow ... Full story

SA MPs Confront Ministers Over Grace Immunity

Cape Town - At least three ministers did their best to distance themselves in Parliament from the decision to grant Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe ... Full story

ANC Rebukes Mugabe Over Anti-Mandela Comments

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) has called on the Zimbabwean ruling Zanu-PF party to refrain President Robert Mugabe from making negative comments about ... Full story

Mnangagwa Suffers Politburo Setback

THE Zanu PF politburo on Wednesday cracked the whip on errant party members and fired Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s self-confessed ally, Energy Mutodi, and upheld the ... Full story

ZBC's Reuben Barwe Denies Zanu PF Capture

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, September 06, 2017 – ZIMBABWE Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) chief correspondent, Reuben Barwe has denied State media journalists were being manipulated by President ... Full story

MAZ Indaba: Mandaza Urges More Poll Scrutiny By Media

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, September 06, 2017 – TOP publisher and academic, Dr Ibbo Mandaza has challenged the local media to begin questioning and analysing issues ... Full story

MAZ Coordinator Sets Tone For Media Indaba

By Nkosana Dlamini Harare, September 06, 2017 - ZIMBABWE’S mainstream media organisations are currently meeting at a Harare hotel to chat a coordinated media strategy ahead ... Full story

Media Capture Stifles Journalistic Autonomy In Zim Election Coverage – Experts

By John Masuku Harare, September 05, 2017 - THE subject of media capture and how it impacts negatively in achieving fair, balanced election reporting will feature ... Full story

Concourt To Hear Bid To Impeach Zuma

JOHANNESBURG - The Constitutional Court is to hear on Tuesday opposition parties' bid to have President Jacob Zuma impeached and held accountable for lying to ... Full story

Kenya's Fresh Presidential Vote Set For October 17

Nairobi - Kenya will hold a fresh presidential vote on October 17, the election commission said Monday, after the country's Supreme Court overturned the result ... Full story

Zim Media Indaba To Discuss Elections, Media Capture and Fake News

By John Masuku Harare, September 04, 2017 - THIS year’s Zimbabwe Media Stakeholders Conference roars to life in the capital on Wednesday. Organised under the auspices ... Full story

Nearly 100 Inmates Escape In Ivory Coast Prison Break

Katiola - Almost 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of jail breaks in the ... Full story

Tsvangirai, Khupe Rift Widens

THE rift between MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai (pictured) and his deputy, Thokozani Khupe, over their party’s involvement in the MDC Alliance has reportedly widened, with ... Full story

'Fuming' Kenyatta Hits Out At Judges Over Poll Cancellation

Nairobi - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lashed out at the judiciary for overturning his re-election, and refused opposition demands to replace the tarnished ... Full story

MDC-T, Zanu PF the same - Tsvangirai

MASVINGO – Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai stunned Masvingo provincial and district executives when he acknowledged that his party was no different ... Full story

SA Deputy President Ramaphosa Linked with 8 Lovers

Johannesburg - Following a failed last-minute court bid to gag it, the Sunday Independent has published a front page article alleging Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ... Full story

Mugabe 'A Prophet For Other African Leaders', Says Wife Grace

Harare - First lady Grace Mugabe on Friday made her first public comments since facing assault allegations in South Africa, but she avoided any mention ... Full story

Mugabe, Grace Tear Into Mnangagwa

President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Friday took turns to slam Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his allies, accusing them of being disloyal to the ... Full story

Follow Kenyan Example, MDC-T Says To ZEC, Zim Courts

By Staff Reporter Harare, September 02, 2017 – THE MDC-T on Friday praised the Kenyan judiciary for taking a brave decision to set aside President Uhuru’s ... Full story

Zimbabwe Begins Cargo Tracking To Curb Transit Fraud

HARARE – The tax collector, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), has started tracking cargo coming in and out of the country in a bid to curb ... Full story

Kenya Top Court Says Presidential Poll Rigged, Orders Re-Run

Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of the last month's presidential election. Citing irregularities, Chief Justice David Maraga said a new vote should be held ... Full story

Zanu PF Summons Doctors, Health Workers, Ambulances To Mugabe Rally

Harare - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party says doctors, health workers and ambulances will be on stand-by to attend to people, including VIPs, who go ... Full story

Biti, Aides Abandon Alliance Launch Boycott Stance

By Staff Reporter  Harare, September 01, 2017 – FOLLOWING a virtual boycott of the MDC Alliance launch in Harare last month, PDP President Tendai Biti and ... Full story

Opposition DP Endorses Anti-Zanu PF Pact

By Staff Reporter  Harare, September 01, 2017 – OPPOSITION Democratic Party (DP) leader, Wurayayi Zembe has affirmed his party’s support for the envisaged multi-party alliance set ... Full story