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Nurses Strike: Citizens Write Letters To Chiwenga Expressing Their Concerns

As the fallout from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s decision to fire all the nurses who engaged in a strike, post boxes have been deployed across Harare to allow citizens to express their concerns. Some of the boxes are located at Africa Unity Square, First Street and Parirenyatwa Hospital. The campaign has been given the names […]
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Entertainment

Davido Arrives In Zimbabwe For 30 Billion Concert

Nigerian musician Davido has arrived in Zimbabwe for his 30 Billion tour. Davido arrived in the country on Thursday morning ahead of his show scheduled for Saturday 21 April at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC). Davido is set to share the stage with Jah Prayzah, ExQ and Killer T, while Judgment Yard will be […]
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Business

Gumiguru’s 40 Emerging Leaders Under 30 Years

GUMIGURU 40 UNDER 30 CLASS OF 2017   “Young people are not leaders of tomorrow they are the leaders of today. In fact young people have always been at the center of pioneering, innovation and positive change since time immemorial. As Gumiguru we believe in celebrating people who are making an effort to inspire, influence […]
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Entertainment

UZ Cheating Saga: Girlfriend Speaks Out

Eunice Sibanda, 22, one of the four University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students who was filmed assaulting their boyfriend for cheating on them has spoken out. Eunice spoke about her relationship with Confidence Hilary Thomas to H-Metro. Said, Eunice, People used to tell me that Confy (Confidence) was a cheat but I never used to listen […]
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Entertainment

Video: Four Female UZ Students Assault Cheating Boyfriend

  A University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student identified as Confidence was assaulted by his four girlfriends after they discovered that he was cheating on them. The girlfriends then inexplicably recorded themselves attacking him. The women claim that Confidence was having unprotected sex with all of them with one of the women that they had indulged […]
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Politics

Mugabe Fails To Attend Independence Celebrations, Govt Says He Needs His Rest

Former president Robert Mugabe is reported to have refused his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s invitation to attend the 38th Independence Celebrations at the National Sports Stadium. However, George Charamba presidential spokesperson for both Mnangagwa and Mugabe downplayed the issue saying, I think people are expecting too much. It is not possible for the former President […]
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Politics

Grace Mugabe Assault Case: South African High Court Sets Date For Hearing

The North Gauteng High Court will hear an application challenging Grace Mugabe’s diplomatic immunity between May 10-11. This was revealed by AfriForum a South African civil rights group which is representing model Gabriella Engels. Engels was allegedly assaulted with an electrical extension cord by Grace last year at a Sandton Hotel after Grace found her […]
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Politics

People Were Raped, Maimed During November Coup: Mugabe Endorsed NPF

The opposition National Patriotic Front which has been endorsed by former president Robert Mugabe has claimed that people were killed, maimed and raped in the November 2017 military intervention which resulted in the fall of Mugabe. The party also claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is trying to reverse Mugabe’s policies, particularly the land reform. In […]
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Sports

Mighty Warriors Receive R250 000

The women’s national soccer team, the Mighty Warriors, have received R250 000 for finishing second in the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championships. The tournament which was held in Bulawayo last September was won by Banyana Banyana of South Africa. The prize money was handed over by broadcaster Kwese TV during the 2018 COSAFA Cup draw in […]
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General

Nurses Should Approach The High Court Over Illegal Dismissal: Fadzayi Mahere

Aspiring Member of Parliament for Mount Pleasant Fadzayi Mahere has advised the Zimbabwe Nurses Association (ZINA) to approach the High Court in order to get relief. This comes after Vice President Constantino Chiwenga dismissed an estimated 15 000 nurses for going on strike protesting that the government had reneged on an earlier agreement. Chiwenga dismissed […]
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Politics

Mnangagwa Admin Accused Of Trying To Introduce Law To Limit Human Rights Body’s Power Ahead Of 2018 Elections

  President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has come under criticism after Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi proposed a law to limit the power of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). Under Ziyambi’s proposed amendments, the ZHRC would become subordinate to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), despite the fact that under the constitution, the ZHRC is supposed to […]
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Politics

Madhuku Calls For West To Remove “Racist” Sanctions

The Professor Lovemore Madhuku led National Constitutional Assembly  (NCA) party has called on the Western countries to remove all sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe. The NCA also said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “coup” government had failed to solve  Zimbabwe’s problems and would lose the 2018 elections. In a message to mark the country’s 38 years of Independence, […]
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Politics

Mnangagwa Is Yet To Accept That He Is Just Ceremonial: PDP Comments On Nurses Strike

The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that Vice President, Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and President Emmerson Mnangagwa are sharing the presidency and that Mnangagwa is just ceremonial in the arrangement. Speaking on the nurses strike and their subsequent dismissal by Chiwenga, Jacob Mafume, the PDP spokesperson said, This new concept of a co-presidency […]
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Politics

Zanu-PF Central Committee Member Dies

Bikita East legislator and Zanu-PF central committee member, Kennedy Matimba collapsed and died at Makurira Memorial Hospital in Masvingo on Tuesday night after complaining of malaria. Speaking to NewsDay, Zanu-PF provincial chair, Ezra Chadzamira, yesterday confirmed Makurira’s death saying they had written to the party’s politburo to have him declared a provincial war hero. Said Chadzamira: […]
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General

Simon Khaya Moyo Summoned Over Wicknell Chivayo Deal

Parliamentary committee on Mines and Energy chairperson Temba Mliswa confirmed to The Chronicle that Energy and Power Development Minister Simon Khaya Moyo and former ministers Samuel Undenge and Dzikamai Mavhaire agreed to appear before his portfolio committee today to answer questions on the Gwanda solar project awarded to Wicknell Chivayo. Despite being paid $5 million by Zimbabwe Power […]
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Crime & Courts

N. Richards Wholesales Loses Groceries Worth $83 000

Maxmillan Mugabe (46) appeared in court on Tuesday for stealing $83 000 worth of groceries from N. Richards Wholesales after teaming up with one of the store’s security guards, Themba Ngwerume. Mugabe was granted $300 bail and remanded to May 10 when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Tilda Mazhande charged with fraud. The court […]
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Crime & Courts

Khupe Accuses Parliament Of Failing To Protect Her Tenure As MP

In her application at the Constitutional Court, former MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe accused Parliament of failing to protect her tenure as a Member of Parliament as required by Sections 119(1) and 129 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, when it endorsed her expulsion from the National Assembly. In a Constitutional Court application challenging her expulsion from Parliament, […]
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Politics

Govt Won’t Succumb To Blackmail: Mnangagwa Warns Civil Servants Against Striking

Speaking through his spokesperson George Charamba, President Emmerson Mnangagwa warned civil servants against striking saying that his Government will not succumb to blackmail. Mnangagwa’s declaration comes after Government fired nurses for striking. Mnangagwa also said demand for wage increases will hurt the work that his administration is doing to recover and improve the economy so as […]
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Health

Mnangagwa Rewards Nurses Who Did Not Participate In Strike

Speaking through his spokesperson George Charamba, President Emmerson Mnangagwa directed the Minister of Health and Childcare Dr David Parirenyatwa to reward nurses who did not participate in the recent strike action with benefits already agreed by Government under a $17 million pay review package released this week. Mnangagwa also ordered that nurses who heeded Government’s call to […]
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Crime & Courts

$500 Bail For Woman Arrested In Possession Of Cocaine Valued At $314 300

Bulawayo Magistrate Franklin Mkhwananzi granted $500 bail to Ms Sheron Tholiwe Tshuma (25) who was arrested last week after allegedly being found in possession of 3,14kgs of cocaine with an estimated street value of $314 300. In passing the bail ruling, Mkhwananzi said the State’s fear that Tshuma will interfere with witnesses can easily be dealt with through stringent bail […]
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Politics

Zanu-PF Politburo Set To Meet Tomorrow

In an interview with The Chronicle in Victoria Falls on Tuesday, Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu said the party’s politburo will meet tomorrow to deal with the issue of primary elections on Friday. Zanu-PF is expected to hold primary elections on 5 May. Mpofu said the politburo meeting will be held at Zanu-PF headquarters in […]
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Crime & Courts

Police To Publish Weekly Bulletins Naming And Shaming Perpetrators Of Political Violence: Mpofu

In an interview with The Chronicle at his Victoria Falls home on Tuesday, Home Affairs and Culture Minister Obert Mpofu said the Zimbabwe Republic Police will soon publish weekly bulletins naming and shaming perpetrators of political violence. Mpofu said this will apply to members of all political parties. Said Mpofu: This is to all political parties regardless […]
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Politics

Chamisa Responds To His Expulsion From MDC-T By Khupe

Speaking during an interview by Thulasizwe Simelane on ENCA’s Justice Factor, MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa responded to Khupe’s move to expel him from the MDC-T saying it is null and void because she is no longer a member of the party. Former MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khupe wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Advocate Jacob Mudenda, […]
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Sports

Zimbabwe Loses To Botswana In President Cup

Zimbabwe lost 1-0 to Botswana in the President Cup final played at National Sports Stadium on Wednesday afternoon as part of the nationwide celebrations of the country’s Independence Day. A first-half goal from Kebaikanye Kobamelo handed Botswana a victory which saw them crowned the Cup winners. Meanwhile, in Bulawayo Highlanders lost 4-3 on penalties to Bulawayo […]
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Politics

Thokozani Khupe Opens New Party Offices

Thokozani Khupe’s personal assistant Witness Dube confirmed they have opened new party offices in the Bulawayo central business district. This comes after the High Court ordered Khupe and her allies to vacate MDC-T’s Bulawayo provincial offices. Their new offices are on the first floor of Centurion building, corner 9th Avenue and Herbert Chitepo. Said Dube: Our use of […]
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Politics

War Veterans Defend Jabulani Sibanda For Meeting With Chamisa

Bulawayo Province war vets chair Ciephas Ncube has defended the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) former leader Jabulani Sibanda’s recent meeting with MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. Ncube also dismissed reports that Sibanda may join MDC-T following Chamisa’s visit. Said Ncube: About his meeting with Chamisa, […]
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General

ZACC Clears Zanu-PF MP Accused Of Grabbing A Mutare City Council House

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) cleared Mutasa South legislator Irene Zindi who was accused grabbing a Mutare City Council house. Mutare City Council accused Zindi of fraudulently acquiring a council house during her tenure as caretaker commissioner. Zindi had stayed in the house when she was part of a commission running the affairs of Mutare City Council […]
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Politics

Khupe’s Lawyer, Lovemore Madhuku Will Not Succeed: Nelson Chamisa

Responding to questions in an interview by Thulasizwe Simelane on ENCA’s Justice Factor, MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa said Thokozani Khupe’s lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku will not succeed. Madhuku is representing Khupe in a case where MDC-T chairman Morgen Komichi is suing former party deputy president and her allies over use of the party’s name and logo.  MDC-T […]
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Health

Nurses Strike: Quick Summary Of Events So Far

Here’s a summary of what has happened so far by date. starting with last week Friday’s advice by the nurses that they’d resume their strike. Fri, 14 April: Nurses Threatened that they’d resume their strike on 16 April Mon, 16 April: Nurses strike begins, as they accuse Government of reneging on an earlier agreement Nurses Advise […]
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Health

Nurses Strike: Lawyers, Doctors For Human Rights Criticise Chiwenga’s “Dangerous, Irresponsible Response”

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights as wells as the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) have called on the government to respect the country’s constitution and to revoke Vice President, General Constantino Chiwenga’s decision to fire nurses for engaging in industrial action. We publish their statement below in full: ZADHR AND ZLHR […]
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Health

BREAKING: Govt Orders Nurses On Leave To Report For Duty

After Vice President Constantino Chiwenga fired all the nurses who were on strike, the Health Services Board (HSB) has recalled all nurses on leave or nights off to report for work. Government has also started recruiting nurses to replace the nurses who were fired by Chiwenga. A recruitment circular which has been sent to all Chief […]
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Politics

UPDATED: Minister Collapses During Independence Day Celebrations

Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Bulawayo Angeline Masuku collapsed today at White City Stadium where she was attending the Independence Day celebrations.  She collapsed in the middle of reading President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s speech at White City Stadium on Wednesday. Masuku, who walks with the aid of a walking stick, started sweating and stammering before whispering to […]
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Politics

Fire Mukupe If You’re A Real President: Evan Mawarire Challenges Mnangagwa

ThisFlag founder Evan Mawarire has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to fire Deputy Finance Minister Terence Mukupe for beating Ignatius Mvere (58) who is the Finance Ministry’s Finance Director. Mukupe beat up Mvere for allegedly giving him a “paltry $910 travel allowance” when he went on a three-day Sadc business trip to South Africa. He was arrested and paid […]
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General

Full Text: Govt Starts Recruiting  Replacement Nurses

After Vice President Constantino Chiwenga fired all the nurses who were on strike, the government has moved quickly to replace the nurses. According to the acting secretary for the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Mrs S Makarawo, all the nurses who missed work on Monday and Tuesday have been fired. Here is the recruitment circular […]
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Crime & Courts

VP Chiwenga’s Ex-Wife Sued After Failing To Repay Loan

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s ex-wife Jocelyn has been sued at the High Court after failing to repay a $2.6 million CBZ Bank loan. She risks losing her Glen Lorne property which she used as surety. Chiwenga is being sued together with her companies Rugnet Ventures (Private) Ltd and Licybuster Investments (Private) Ltd. Court papers filed […]
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