Mnangagwa Appoints Owen Ncube As State Security Minister

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Owen Ncube as the Minister of State Security. Ncube who is the former Minister of State for Midlands Province and the current member of parliament (MP) for Gokwe-Kana. Ncube who is a long time ally of President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Wednesday and takes charge of the Central […]

Chiwenga Cannot Be Removed From His Post: Owen Ncube

Speaking at a road rehabilitation programme in Kwekwe on Thursday last week, Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Owen Ncube said Vice President Constantino Chiwenga cannot be removed from his post which he rightfully deserves because he fought the liberation war. Said Ncube: I was appointed to my position by President Mnangagwa and you cannot be appointed if […]

WATCH: Steven Hanke On Owen “Mudha” Ncube’s Role In Gaika Mine Invasion

During a presentation at Cato Institute to discuss steps that Zimbabwe’s government needs to take to achieve macroeconomic stabilization, Steve Hanke speaks about the possible role of the Owen Ncube in the violence and invasion of Gaika Mine in Kwekwe. To get to a micro point, in February 2019, the Gaika Mine was invaded. This is […]

PICTURE: Finance Ministers, Tito Mboweni-SA & Mthuli Ncube-Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube share notes with his South African counterpart Tito Mboweni at the Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission meeting Tuesday at Miekels Hotel, Harare. Several economic cooperation agreements have been signed by both Zimbabwe and  South African ministers. (Hon. Mutodi). ShareWhatsAppFacebookTwitter

South Africa, Zimbabwe Still Discussing Financial Package To Help Clear Arrears- Mthuli Ncube

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Zimbabwe and South Africa are still discussing a financial package for Harare to help the country clear its arrears to international financial institutions. Ncube told international media in Davos, Switzerland last week that he met South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, his Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and that country’s Reserve Bank governor Lesetja […]

Mthuli Ncube Reveals What Needs To Be Done Before Introduction Of Zimbabwean Currency

In an interview with Bloomberg in Davos, Switzerland, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube revealed the steps Zimbabwe needs to take before the introduction of a new currency. He said Government needs to cut expenditure as well as increasing compliance on the country`s revenue collection front before introducing a currency.Said Ncube: A lot needs […]

National Youth Service In Line With International Statutes: Minister Ncube

Officiating at a graduation ceremony of 320 NYS graduands at Dadaya Training Centre at the weekend, Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Owen Ncube said Zimbabwe’s National Youth Service (NYS) programme is in line with regional and international statutes. Said Ncube: The National Youth Service programme, ladies and gentlemen, is a programme whose mandate of […]

Govt Refutes Reports Of Looting At Gaika Mine

A senior government official has denied that looting of gold is ongoing at Gaika Gold Mine in Kwekwe where soldiers and police officers were deployed to cordon off the area from trespassers. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Ndavaningi Mnangagwa said that reports of looting are fake news: He […]

Soldiers, Police Join Looting At Gaika Mine – Report

A report claims that military personnel and police officers deployed to guard Gaika Mine from illegal gold miners have joined the trespassers in looting the precious metal. The Independent claims that the government is now considering bringing in the Mutare-based 3 Brigade to replace the soldiers from the nearby Fife Brigade. An Independent source said: […]

Foreign Investors Told To Stay Away From Zimbabwe

Renowned economist and global currency expert, Steve Hanke has warned foreign investors against investing in Zimbabwe as their investments won’t be protected. During an address at the American thinktank, Cato Institute, Hanke cited the invasion of Gaika Mine in the Midlands province as a case study. Said, Hanke: To get to a micro point, in […]

Mnangagwa Under Pressure From Top ZANU PF Officials To Reshuffle Cabinet – Report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is said to be under pressure from some senior Zanu PF officials to reshuffle his cabinet, according to an Independent report. The disgruntled officials are those believed to have fought in Mnangagwa’s corner in the race to succeed Mugabe. They now feel that they should have their day in the sun as […]

Social Media Sites And Apps Unblocked In Zimbabwe Following High Court Ruling

Zimbabweans are now able to access social media websites following a High Court ruling on Monday. A high court judge ruled that the Minister of State in the Presidents office for National Security, Owen Ncube, does not have the authority to issue any orders to shut down the internet. This makes the orders he issued last […]

Breaking: High Court Rules Minister Has No Authority To Block Internet, Social Media

A high court Judge in Harare ruled this afternoon that the Minister of State in the Presidents office for National Security, Owen Ncube, does not have the authority to issue any orders to shut down the internet. This makes the orders he issued last week illegal. MISA Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights challenged […]

Govt Denial Of Culpability In Deaths Of Protestors ‘Laughable’

The official position that police and army deserters were responsible for the violence that erupted in the country last week has been castigated as ridiculous. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba told journalists that deserters were responsible for the mayhem that characterised the past few days as people protested against a fuel price hike. The Minister for State […]

MDC Denies Allegations That It Sanctioned The Nationwide Riots

MDC Alliance organising secretary Amos Chibaya distanced his party from claims that the MDC was behind the current protests bedevilling the country. ZANU PF has been quick to blame the opposition as well as Non-governmental organisartions (NGOs) for fomenting the riots that started on Monday. Chibaya had this to say: Here in Gweru, I saw […]

MDC-Alliance & NGOs Will Pay Riot Looting & Damages, Government Says

The Zimbabwean government has said the MDC-Alliance and its ally organisations whom government blames for organising the protests that rurned violent on 14 January 2019, will have to pay for the damages caused. The Ministers of State In The President’s Ofiice for National Security Owen Ncube is quoted by The Herald: “Government places responsibility for […]

600 People Arrested For ShutdownZimbabwe Riots

Minister of State for National Security Owen Ncube has said that 600 people were arrested in connection with the violent protests that started on Monday 14 January 2019.  A report in the government controlled daily publication, The Herald, says that 214 have already appeared in court. The report also says that more than 30 vehicles […]

Full Text: MISA, Journalists Demand Lifting Of Internet Blockade By Government

MISA Zimbabwe and journalists Columbus Mavhunga, Godwin Mangudya and Philemon Jambaya through their lawyers, Atherston & Cook, wrote the government today demanding that the internet blockade be lifted. The letter which was addressed to the Minister of State in the President’s Office for National Security, Owen Ncube, said that the blockade was unconstitutional and that […]

Government Blames MDC Alliance And NGOs For Violence

Minister of State for National Security Owen Ncube said in a statement this evening that MDC Alliance is to blame for the violence that caused loss of life and property in Zimbabwe today. The minister said that investigations have started and that more than 200 people have been arrested so far. Said Ncube: “The prevailing […]

CIO Directors Loyal To Mugabe Transferred

According to sources who spoke to The Standard, State Security minister Owen Ncube, has effected the transfer of suspected Mugabe loyalists from their stations to different provinces. Others have lost their jobs. The source said operatives who were using the office of the president to extort money from business people were also transferred. Said the […]

Illegal Trade In Foreign Currency Now Treated As Serious Security Threat – Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has warned that his administration will now be treating the illegal trade of foreign currency as a national security threat. This follows the increase in prices of basic commodities which happened after the exchange rates of foreign currency skyrocketed following policy announcements by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube and RBZ governor John Mangudya […]

List Of Former Ministers Dropped In President Mnangagwa’s New Cabinet

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced his new post-election cabinet appointments. Here is a list of former ministers and deputy ministers who no longer hold any portfolios in Mnangagwa’s Government Patrick Chinamasa (Former Minister of Finance and Economic Development) Constantino Chiwenga (Former Minister of Defence, Security and War Veterans) David Parirenyatwa (Former Minister of Health and Child Care) Terence Mukupe – […]

Govt Bans Highway Mining Of Chrome

The government has ordered all chrome miners to cease their operations along the Shurugwi-Zvishavane Highway due to safety concerns. Outgoing Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs, Owen Ncube said, This is an irresponsible way of mining. We are not saying people should not mine, but they must do so responsibly. They should do their […]

Army Called To Evict Illegal Gold Panners From Foreign Owned Gold Mine

The Zimbabwe National Army is reported to have evicted illegal gold partners who had invaded Gaika Mine in Midlands. The mine is owned by Jersey-based and privately owned Duration Gold who purchased the mine in 2006. The eviction comes after violent clashes between illegal gold miners over control of the mine. Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Owen […]

Minister of State for Midlands Involved In Car Accident

Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Owen Ncube was involved in a car accident on Monday afternoon when his BMW vehicle hit a cow. Ncube was driving from his Gokwe-Kana constituency on his way to submit his Curriculum Vitae for the Zanu-PF party primary elections when the accident occurred. When contacted for comment by The Chronicle, […]

Full List Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet Ministers, After Swearing In

Appointments Announced on 30th November 2017, Amended Later Cabinet Ministers There are 22 Ministers, compared to 28 following the reshuffle of 9th October; this number includes a Minister of State in the Presidents Office who is in Cabinet. Deputy Ministers, the other Minister of State in the President’s Office and Ministers of State for Provincial […]

Full List Of New Ministers In President Mnangagwa’s Cabinet

Full List Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet Ministers President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a new cabinet with a number of new faces, who were not in his predecessor, former President Robert Mugabe’s last Cabinet. Some of the new faces have previously served as cabinet ministers until they seemed to fall out of favour. Others have previously […]

Mnangagwa announces new Cabinet (UPDATED)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday announced a new 22-member Cabinet. He also appointed six new deputy ministers and 10 provincial affairs ministers. The appointments were made in terms of Section 104 (1) of the Constitution. Read the press statement of the appointments below: The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr MJ.M. Sibanda, has announced the […]

Zanu-PF planting spies in MDC-T

The ruling Zanu-PF party has exposed that it has been planting spies in the opposition MDC-T after Pearson Mbalekwa who served as Tsvangirai’s security adviser during the coalition government won the right to represent Zanu PF in the Chiwundura constituency. The seat in Chiwundura was left vacant by the recent death of Kizito Chivamba. Zanu […]

PICTURE: ZANU-PF Youth Shot Dead At Gadema Mine

Reports suggest that a ZANU PF youth was shot dead at Gadzema Mine in Chegutu. It is alleged that the deceased was shot by Central Intelligence Operatives and Zimbabwe Republic Police personnel. It is also alleged that the deceased was a member of ZANU PF youths who invaded the mine. In a picture below, posted […]

Econet Communicates Restoration Of Social Media Access, Following High Court Ruling

The largest mobile internet provider in Zimbabwe, Econet Wireless, last night communicated the restoration of social media access to its customers via SMS. The company, which serves more than 65% of the mobile internet subscribers in the country said: Dear Valued Customer The ministerial directive invoked on operators to suspend internet and social media services […]

South Africa Declines To Help Zimbabwe Government With US $1.2 Billion

South Africa has declined to help the Zimbabwean government with credit of $1.2 billion. The Zim government requested the money on 26 December 2018, but South Africa said it has budgetary constraints given their general election to be in May this year. Says Business Times report: On December 26, finance minister Mthuli Ncube took a […]

UZ Accepted Students February 2018 Intake

Updated list of students accepted by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) for the February Intake. List is up to date as at the 9th of February 2017.   Surname Firstname Programme Code Reg Number Abraham Mercy HACCO R182942Z ACHANGA TSITSI BSCFSSC R181941B AGUSHITU ESNATH FLORENCE HETT R181509X ALFISHA YOLANDA HSOSS R181459M Ambasi Decorous Perseverance HPOSS […]

Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) full list of accepted students for August 2017

The Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) has released  the full list of students accepted for the August 2017 intake. Applicants who have been succesful should take not of the following:   Acceptance letters must be collected from the Admissions Office from Monday 27 March 2017. The deadline for acceptance of offers of admissions is Friday […]