Politics

Zanu-PF Bans Members From Wearing Regalia With Mugabe’s Face

Zanu-PF has prohibited members from wearing regalia with former president Robert Mugabe’s face. Speaking at an an inter district meeting at Mutare Hall on Sunday, Zanu-PF Manicaland provincial chairman Mike Madiro urged party members to wear regalia with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s face ahead of the 2018 elections which will be held later this year. Said Madiro: We have […]
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Entertainment

South African Musician Hugh Masekela Dies

Legendary South African musician Hugh Masekela has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. Masekela’s family confirmed the musician’s death in a statement sent to the media. The statement reads: After a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer, he passed peacefully in Johannesburg, South Africa surrounded by his family. Masekela was diagnosed with prostate cancer in […]
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Politics

Mnangagwa To Hold Provincial Rallies

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will hold rallies in Provinces ahead of the 2018 election to be held at a yet to be announced date this year. This was revealed by Zanu-PF deputy political commissar Omega Hungwe during a Midlands inter-district meeting last Friday. Said Hungwe: The President has said elections will be held in five months […]
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Business

ZESA Employees To Be Fired Over Wicknell Chivayo Deals

Speaking at a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee of Mines and Energy hearing yesterday, Energy and Power Development Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said that employees from ZESA Holdings’ subsidiary Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will be fired over irregular payments made to Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo for the 100 megawatt Gwanda solar project. Khaya Moyo said whoever is responsible […]
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Politics

Court Clears Cop Who Called Charity Charamba An Idiot, Says There Is No Wrong Doing

  Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Assistant Inspector James Mabasa (38) is now a free man after Harare Magistrate Josephine Sande cleared him of any wrongdoing and acquitted him. Mabasa was accused of insulting ZRP National Spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner (SAC) Charity Charamba, whom he allegedly called an “idiot” in a Whatsapp group. Magistrate Sande acquitted Mabasa […]
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Crime & Courts

Walter Mzembi And Samuel Undenge Remanded To 27 February

Former cabinet ministers, Samuel Undenge and Walter Mzembi who are both facing corruption and abuse of office related charges were remanded to the 27 February by Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. Former Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi, who is represented by Job Sikhala, was arrested on 5 January for donating four television sets to Emmanuel Makandiwa’s United Family International […]
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Politics

Zaka East MP Samson Mukanduri Dies

Zaka East Member of Parliament member Samson Mukanduri has died. Sources told The Herald that the Zanu-PF legislator died this morning at his rural home in Chiromo village after reportedly complaining of high blood pressure. He was found dead on a sofa at his home on Monday morning. Zaka Central Member of Parliament Paradzai Chakona […]
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Politics

EU Council Adopts Conclusions On Mnangagwa’s Administration

On 22 January 2018, the Council adopted the following conclusions on Zimbabwe: The ongoing political transition in Zimbabwe creates high expectations among all Zimbabweans. It can open the way to a full return to the Rule of Law, within a constitutional framework and under civilian rule, allowing for the preparation and implementation of much-needed political […]
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Politics

Government Reduces Duty On Fuel

In an effort to reduce the price of fuel, Minister of Finance And Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa has reduced the amount of exercise duty on petrol, diesel and paraffin, effective tomorrow, 23 January 2017. Here is the press statement: Patrick ChinamasaPatrick Anthony Chinamasa is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. […]
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Politics

Suspect In Shingi Mukandi Accident Charged With Murder

State prosecutors have altered the charges that Alfred Takudzwa Machipisa (25) is facing from culpable homicide to murder. Machipisa is alleged to have killed businessman and socialite Shingi Mukandi who died on the night of July 22, 2017, in what was initially suspected to be a hit and run accidents.  He was 33. Mukandi who […]
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Politics

Chiefs Are Civil Servants, They Are Entitled To Cars: Mnangagwa Responds

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has defended his administration’s decision to hand over 226 cars to traditional chiefs. The president and his Zanu-PF party have been accused of vote buying by the opposition as the donation comes a few months before the 2018 harmonised elections. However, Mnangagwa defended himself saying that the chiefs were entitled to the […]
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Politics

President Mnangagwa Leaves For World Economic Forum In Davos

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has left the country to attend the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Mnangagwa is one of only 10 African presidents invited to the conference which is being held under the theme: “Creating A Shared Future In A Fractured World”. He left with a sizeable delegation which includes: 1. Hon. […]
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Politics

Zanu-PF Denies Reports That It Has Deployed Soldiers To The Rural Areas

Zanu-PF national political commissar, Lieutenant-General (Retired) Engelbert Rugeje has dismissed allegations that the ruling party has embedded thousands of soldiers ahead of the 2018 elections. The allegations were first made by the exiled former G40 Faction kingpin, Professor Jonathan Moyo. The opposition MDC-T also alleged that it had evidence that Zanu-PF had deployed thousands of […]
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Politics

We Will Not Be Arm Twisted Into An Early Election: Opposition Tells Mnangagwa

The opposition political parties have warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa that they will not be bullied into early elections before electoral reforms have been implemented. This comes after Mnangagwa last week said that his government was preparing to hold elections in the next five months. The opposition also cited reports that military personnel has already been […]
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Politics

Kasukuwere Begging Mnangagwa For Forgiveness, Wants To Return Home

Former cabinet minister and Zanu-PF National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere is reported to have begged President Emmerson Mnangagwa for forgiveness as well as permission to return home. Kasukuwere fled into exile after the fall of former president Robert Mugabe together with fellow G40 Faction kingpin, Professor Jonathan Moyo. Kasukuwere’s house was attacked by alleged Special […]
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Politics

Swedish Investors In Zimbabwe To Assess Opportunities

Two Swedish investors, Mr Ulf Geogson of Wolfie Tough Holding AB and Mr Ake Hultqvist, who is the editor-in-chief and publisher of a tobacco magazine Tobak and Mer arrived in Harare yesterday to assess the business opportunities available in Zimbabwe.  Said Geogson: I am here to improve the relations between Zimbabwe and Sweden. I am an […]
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Politics

Zanu-PF G40 Members Join Joice Mujuru

National People’s Party (NPP) spokesperson, Jeffrayson Chitando, confirmed that more than 80 Zanu-PF members in Chiredzi, who were allegedly linked to the G40 faction, have defected to the Joice Mujuru led opposition party. Those that joined Mujuru’s party are former Chiredzi South district political commissar, Taurai Mativenga, Chiredzi North women’s league chairperson, Shuvai Chirunga and Chiredzi West […]
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Entertainment

ExQ Will Not Release Video For Nhema

Military Touch Movement (MTM) manager Keen Mushapaidze said that ExQ will not release a video for his Killer T assisted hit song “Nhema” whose audio version has surpassed 1 million views on YouTube. Mushapaidze said there is no need for a video for the song since it is already popular. Said Mushapaidze: A number of views […]
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General

Govt Invites 2018/19 Presidential Scholarship Applications

Minister of State for Government Scholarships in the Office of the President and Cabinet Christopher Mushohwe has announced that Government is inviting from students willing to pursue Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD courses under the Presidential Scholarships Programme for the 2018/19 academic year. The scholarships will be offered under the Africa Scholarship Scheme by the Indian Council […]
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Business

ZESA In Prepaid Meter Scandal

An audit by the Auditor General has revealed that the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) accepted a wrong consignment of prepaid meters destined for South Africa. The audit also revealed that 10 426 of the 502 858 deployed by ZETDC had failed as of May 20 2016, which was well above the acceptable failure quantity of 1 508. The 2017 […]
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Business

Mnangagwa Leaves For Switzerland

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is scheduled to leave Harare at 4:30 am today for Davos, Switzerland, for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting.  He is accompanied by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Lt. Gen (Rtd) Sibusiso Moyo, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Patrick Chinamasa, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Enterprise Development Mike Bimha, Head […]
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Business

Govt To Reduce Vehicle Number Plate Application Fees

Director responsible for Road Motor Transportation and Central Vehicle Registry, Mr Allowance Sango said the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development is in the process of reducing vehicle number plate application fees by 50 percent. He also said that the ministry is looking to reduce other user fees. Said Sango: I am pleased to say that the […]
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Politics

Zanu-PF Politburo To Select New Regalia Design Ahead Of Elections

Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu has revealed that the party’s politburo will meet soon to decide on the new design for its regalia ahead of this year’s harmonised elections. Mpofu said before the politburo meets to make the final decision, the party will meet today to shortlist designs received by a committee led by the […]
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Politics

“We Deserve Those Cars More Than Anyone Else”: Charumbira Defends Receiving Cars From Mnangagwa

Speaking at Chief Samuel Samambwa’s installation ceremony in Zhombe on Saturday, President of the Zimbabwe Council of Chiefs, Chief Fortune Charumbira said chiefs are unapologetic about the cars they received from President Emmerson Mnangagwa.  Government recently handed over 52 vehicles to traditional leaders around the country with more to be delivered shortly. Charumbira said that they […]
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Religion

High Court Dismisses Makandiwa’s Application, Says He Must Answer For “False Prophecies”

High Court judge Justice David Mangota has ruled that founder of the United Family International Church (Ufic) Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa must answer for making “false prophecies” to Harare couple Upenyu and Blessing Mashangwa. Justice Mangota dismissed Prophet Makandiwa’s application for an exception with costs and ruled that he had been properly sued. He also ruled […]
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Politics

Justice Minister Says Elections Will Be Held Between July 23 and August 22

Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi has said that 2018 harmonised elections will be held between July 23 and August 22 this year. The minister said that the government will follow the Constitution and dismissed allegations that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration wanted to postpone allegations by 3 years. The allegations were made […]
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Politics

Mnangagwa Says He Won’t Acount For Gukurahundi As An Individual

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that he will not account for the Gukurahundi Massacres as an individual as former president Robert Mugabe and former vice-president Joshua Nkomo had pronounced themselves on behalf of the government of the day. Mnangagwa revealed this in an Interview with Alec Russell of the Financial Times. When asked if he […]
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Politics

War Veterans Demand Public Apology From Mugabe

War veterans have demanded an apology from former president Robert Mugabe following their ill treatment.  Addressing freedom fighters from Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association and Zanu PF Politburo member, Victor Matemadanda said their relationship with Mugabe can only be restored if he makes a public apology. Matemadanda also accused some Zanu PF members from Mashonaland East who were […]
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Politics

Chinamasa Defends Decision To Buy Chiefs Cars

Responding to questions raised at a recent business meeting in Harare over the purchase of cars for traditional chiefs in light of tight fiscal measures unveiled in the 2018 national budget, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said it is fulfilling a promise made a few years ago. Said Chinamasa: The issue of cars for […]
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General

5 People Burnt Beyond Recognition In Mvurwi-Guruve Road Accident

Six people died and seven others were injured when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in caught fire, after veering off the road before hitting a tree along Mvurwi-Guruve road on Saturday morning. Police Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi told Star FM News that the commuter omnibus which was carrying 13 people, was travelling from […]
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Business

Zimbabwe’s Sifiso Dabengwa Appointed in Eskom Board

Zimbabwean born Sifiso Dabengwa has been appointed as one of the board members in the new South African power utility, Eskom board following the removal of Eskom executives implicated in corruption. The new Eskom board will be chaired by Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza who is also the president of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), He will […]
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Politics

Pictures: Grace Mugabe’s Luxury Cars

Former first lady Mrs Grace Mugabe’s son Russell Goreraza was yesterday detained for hours at Plumtree Border Post before driving into Botswana on transit to South Africa with three luxury vehicles. Goreraza had a Rolls Royce, a Porsche and a Range Rover which were thoroughly searched and scanned. The Range Rover, with personalised plates and the Porsche […]
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