Henry Olonga Mocks The Standards Of Zimbabwean Cricket

Former Zimbabwe cricketer, Henry Olonga has claimed that a substandard player can still make it into the Zimbabwe national cricket team. He was speaking at an Australian audition The Voice Australia, a singing competition. Olonga played alongside captain Andy Flower in the 2000s. He retired from international cricket after receiving death threats for protesting against […]

Mugabe Better Than Mnangagwa? – The Standard Editor

The Standard Editor insinuates that former President Robert Mugabe was better than his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa. According to the columnist, several things have changed for the worse since Mugabe was forced out of power through a military coup in November 2017. These include among others: 1. The prices of goods and services have gone […]

Mnangagwa Did Not Pay $200k, Fly Africa Lawyers Demand Retraction From The Standard

Social Media particularly WhatsApp circulated some ‘news’ that President Emmerson Mnangagwa went on his recent trip to South Africa as an ordinary passenger on Fly Africa. The Standard then carried an interview in which Minister of Transport, Joram Gumbo was quoted as having said the plane was actually chartered for $200 000. Now in a […]

Trevor Ncube Now Owns 100% of NewsDay, The Independent, The Standard

Media mogul Trevor Ncube is now the sole owner of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH). Ncube now wholly owns the three newspapers, NewsDay, The Independent and The Standard after selling his stake in the South African newspaper, the Mail & Guardian. Here is the press statement:   Press Statement December 12, 2017 Farewell to M&G Staff […]

Chiyangwa demands $1 million from The Standard, gives 3 day ultimatum

Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President Philip Chiyangwa has threatened to sue The Standard to the tune of $1 million over an article titled “Chiyangwa dirty deals exposed” which was published in the Standard edition of September 24. Through his lawyers Mutamangira & Associates, Chiyangwa is demanding $1 million from The Standard, failure of which, he will […]

Chinamasa accuses cabinet minister of approaching The Standard attacking Command Agriculture

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said that an anonymous caller supplied the name of a cabinet minister who approached The Standard attacking Command Agriculture, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Sakunda Holdings. The story was written under the title VP Mnangagwa project bombshell and states that Sakunda did not finance the programme. Said Chinamasa: The publication of the […]

Wadyajena ridicules Moyo for “sponsoring” The Standard motorbikes scandal story

A story appeared in The Standard that Gokwe-Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena who is believed to be an ally of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was involved in a motorbike scandal. Wadyajena has however ridiculed Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo for planting the story. In a tweet Wadyajena said, More: Justice Wadyajena on Twitter ShareWhatsAppFacebookTwitter

Minister Accuses Business Of Hypocrisy & Double Standards

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mangaliso Ndlovu has blamed “sharks” for sabotaging the government’s plans to migrate to an interbank market. He said these were the very same people who previously benefitted from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) system of forex allocation. Speaking to delegates to the Bulawayo Zanu-PF Youth League one-day conference, […]

Minister Ndlovu Slams Private Sector For Double Standards

The Minister of Industry and Commerce, Mangaliso Ndlovu has castigated the private sector for hiking prices of goods without justification. Ndlovu was addressing ZANU PF youth during an inter-district youth conference held in Bulawayo. He said: After dollarisation, Zimbabwe became the fish pond for US dollars that saw other countries coming to open shops here […]

Standard Chartered Discontinues Safe Deposit Boxes

The Standard Chartered bank in Zimbabwe has discontinued offering safe deposit boxes to its customers. The bank announced the development on Thursday, 16 May. Said the bank: Following earlier advice to affected clients, Stanchart wishes to inform all those who have previously lodged items for safe custody with the bank that it is regrettably no […]

Zuva Attains 3 International Standards Certifications

Zuva Petroleum received three International Standards Organisation certifications from the British Standards Institution (BSI), namely the Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management. As a result, Zuva Petroleum becomes the only company in Zimbabwe’s fuel sector to do so. The company’s chief executive Bethwell Gumbo said: The achievement of quality standards […]

Harare City Council Water Meets WHO Standards – Council Spokesperson

Harare City Council has received water treatment chemicals after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) availed foreign currency to the city’s suppliers. Council spokesperson, Michael Chideme, revealed that the chemicals were delivered on Sunday to Morton Jaffray waterworks. He said: …We are expecting the first consignment (to arrive) on Sunday (yesterday). We are also expecting […]

WATCH: Standard Of Living In Salisbury & Harare Compared

Salisbury was the name of Southern Rhodesia’s capital city, that was changed to Harare when the country became Zimbabwe at independence on April 18, 1980. While nostalgic folks yearn for the good old days, the video below depicts a somewhat different scenario. Watch:   ShareWhatsAppFacebookTwitter

Standard Chartered Cuts 20 Jobs, Migrates Some Operations To Asia

Lillian Hapanyengwi, the head of corporate affairs at Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe Ltd has confirmed the reports that the Bank has started cutting some jobs as it is migrating some of its operations from Zimbabwe to China, India, and Malaysia. It is reported that the Bank has already issued a circular that resulted in the […]

Zela Welcomes Government Proposal To Adopt Global Standard (EITI)

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has welcomed the government’s proposal to adopt a global standard for good governance in extractive sectors. The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) seeks to address key governance issues in the extraction of oil, gas and mineral resources. ZELA disclosed in a statement that the adoption of this global standard will release the value […]

Zero Pass Rates Attributed To Teaching And Infrastructure Standards

The Secretary for Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs Tumisang Thabela revealed government concern  over the zero pass rates recorded by 250 primary schools in national examinations last year. She said the Office of President and Cabinet and the Public Service Commission are concerned by the pass rates. Thabela also revealed that measures to rectify the […]

Barbourfields Stadium, National Sports Stadium Do Not Meet CAF Standards

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has recommended improvements to Barbourfields Stadium and the National Sports Stadium for the two stadiums to meet the continental body’s standards before being certified. The two stadiums were inspected at the beginning of the month. Caf deputy secretary-general for football and development advised Zifa that the facilities have almost similar […]

Charamba: We’ll Shut Down The Internet Again If Needed. It’s Standard Practice Worldwide

Speaking during a radio interview on Capitalk 100 FM this morning, Presidential spokesperson, George Charamba said that the government will shut down the internet again if there are “disturbances” in the country. He also said that it’s standard practice all over the world when there are serious disturbances in the country. As a matter of fact, it’s […]

2019 National Budget Health Allocation Fails To Meet African Standards- NGOs

In a statement yesterday, Community Working Group on Health director Mr Itai Rusike said despite the increase in the amount allocated to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the amount remains inadequate to fund critical needs in the health sector. He said the amount fails to meet the 15 percent health budget allocation stipulated by […]

We Conducted Elections In Accordance With Our Laws, We Met Regional Standards- ZEC Responds To EU Observers

In an interview with NewsDay, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) acting chief elections officer Utloile Silaigwana said the electoral commission conducted elections according to Zimbabwe’s laws. He also said ZEC learnt from this election that social media can be used to create false statements. Silaigwana said the European Union Observer Mission (EUOM) is entitled to its own […]

Election Failed To Meet Standards That Zimbabwe Committed Itself To – EU Election Observers Clarify

The European Union Election Observer Mission (EU EOM) has clarified on the standards that it used in judging the July 30 harmonised elections. The EU declared that the elections did not meet international standards and that the results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission were unreliable as they lacked “adequate traceability, transparency and verifiability.” This […]

We Passed SADC And AU Standards: Zanu-PF Responds To EU Election Report

  The ruling Zanu-PF party has said that the European Union Election Observer Mission (EU EOM)’s final report which stated that the July 30 harmonised did not meet international standards, was just the opinion of the EU. Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said the party was happy with the outcome as SADC […]

Mnangagwa Has Lowered Standards: Biti Comments On Presidential Candidates, Says ED, Mteki, Mangoma Not Presidential Material

Commenting on the high number of presidential candidates, MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti said Emmerson Mnangagwa has lowered the standards such that everyone believes they can be president. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com, Biti gave an example of Elton Mangoma whom he said is not presidential material but would make a good MP.  Biti also said he […]

Crisis In Zim Writes To SADC Over Elections, Wants ZEC Ordered To Follow SADC Standards

  Crisis in Zimbabwe Colaition has written to the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security asking it order the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to follow Sadc’s guidelines for free and fair elections. Part of the letter which was delivered to the Sadc organ’s director, Tanki Mothae on May 30 reads, That Zec conducts itself […]

Standards Association of Zimbabwe Set To Monitor Harare City Council

In an interview with The Herald yesterday, Acting Town Clerk Eng Hosiah Chisango confirmed the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) is set to monitor the quality of services offered by Harare City Council. Chisango added that SAZ will produce regular reports on the quality of services provided by Harare City Council. Said Chisango: The Standards Association of […]

Standard Chartered To Close Down 7 Branches, Retrench Staff, Due To Digital Banking

Standard Chartered Bank will be retrenching staff from 7 branches across the country, as the bank will be closing down the branches due to the increasing usage of digital banking platforms such as mobile banking and internet banking. The emergence of mobile and internet banking has resulted in the loss of jobs in the banking […]

Macheso Cancels Album Release, Says It’s Not Up To Standard

Veteran Sungura musician Alick Macheso has cancelled plans to release his album this year citing that the work produced so far is not up to the usual high standards. Macheso had promised his fans that he was going to release his 11th album when he released his last album, “Tsoka Dzerwendo.” Macheso promised to have […]

Jonathan Moyo’s role in lowering standards at state media & restricting press freedom in Zimbabwe (Zim Media Review)

@Zim Media Review, a Twitter account dedicated to reviewing of Zimbabwe media content and supporting freedom of expression posted a thread on Professor Jonathan Moyo’s role in lowering standards at state media & restricting press freedom in Zimbabwe. We quote from the thread: Recall that Prof Moyo was made Minister of Info in 2000, after […]

Standard Chartered Bank considering shutting down branches in smaller towns

Sources who spoke to The Herald said that Standard Chartered Bank is considering shutting down an undisclosed number of its branches in smaller towns as a way to control costs. Standard Chartered head of corporate affairs and brand and marketing — Zimbabwe, Ms Lillian Hapanyengwi, could neither confirm nor deny the allegations. Said Hapanyengwi: Standard Chartered […]

We are fed up with double standards in Zanu-PF, Kasukuwere must go : War veterans

Leaders of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War veterans Association (ZNLWA) have reiterated calls for the expulsion of Zanu-PF National Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere after 9 provinces passed a vote of no confidence in him amid allegations that he was planning to topple President Mugabe. The war veterans are unhappy that Kasukuwere is seemingly being protected […]

Harare City Council will keep delivering substandard service until a superior revenue model is secured

Harare City Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni said that the city’s local governing authority will continue to give substandard service until a superior revenue model is secured. He also said that the city’s revenue has declined from 23 million to between $12 million and $13 million after the local authority dumped Well Cash Debt Collectors. Said Manyenyeni: We […]

Standards Regulatory Authority to seize substandard goods

Having seen how industry is  not taking these issues of standards seriously, Standards Association of Zimbabwe certification director Sebastian Zuze said that Government is working on a new standards body the Zimbabwe Quality Standards Regulatory Authority. The new board will have power to confiscate products falling short of set benchmarks. Zuze also pointed out that the Standard Association […]

Mzembi tells ZRP to revise policing standards, says Zim not a war zone doesn’t need numerous roadblocks or use of spikes

Speaking at the launch of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2017, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi urged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to revise their policing culture arguing that Zimbabwe is not a war or conflict zone. Said Mzembi: We are not asking not to be policed. We want to be policed […]

Mugabe should stop using double standards and deal with Prof. Moyo : War veterans

The war veterans are demanding that President Robert Mugabe should clear the air on Professor Jonathan Moyo and either acknowledge him as someone who is following the President’s lead or discipline him for his continued criticism of Command Agriculture. The war veterans also accused President Mugabe of practising double standards when it comes to Prof. […]

Standard Editor responds to Chinamasa, accuses him of lying to mask his own incompetence

Kholwani Nyathi, the editor of the weekly newspaper The Standard of has accused Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa of telling blatant lies in order to divert attention from his own incompetence. This comes after Chinamasa accused the Standard of working with an unnamed cabinet minister although it is implied it’s Professor Jonathan Moyo, to attack Command […]

ZPC gets $120 million debt package from Standard Bank

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has received a $120 million debt package to rehabilitate its two power stations at ZPC’s Kariba South Hydro Power Station as well as Hwange Thermal Power Station. The loan is coming from the Standard Bank. Tandiwe Njobe, the regional head of investment banking at Standard Bank said: This funding will […]

Potraz to fine telecoms operators for sub-standard service

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has revealed that it will be fining telecoms operators who offer poor quality service. Telecommunication operators are expected to observe minimum service quality and customer care standards when providing services such as voice, internet and data connectivity, short message and multimedia message services. Potraz director general […]

Standards Association of Zimbabwe warns consumers against buying bottled water

The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has warned consumers not to purchase bottled water unless the water has a seal between the water container and the lid as well as a SAZ mark of certification. This follows the proliferation of water bottling companies, some of which may be unsafe. SAZ stressed that in the absence […]

Standard Chartered suspends use of Visa debit card outside Zimbabwe without “special consideration”

One of the biggest banks in Zimbabwe, Standard Chartered Bank  has suspended the use of the Visa debit card outside Zimbabwe. The suspension is with immediate effect. The bank also advised that customers who may want to use the card outside Zimbabwe will now have to apply for “special consideration” before travelling. The bank attributed the […]

Zimbabwe & other SADC countries set to adhere to standard mobile data tariffs by 2019

At a regional meeting for the Communications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) which is being held in Harare, Zimbabwe, the regional body said that it is considering introducing standard mobile data tariffs. This means that Zimbabwe and other countries in SADC could soon be setting mobile data tariffs in line with regional guidelines following plans […]

New curriculum for Ordinary Level, 7 compulsory subjects, 10 standard, maximum number capped at 12

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora introduced a New Education Curriculum for Ordinary Level.  The number of compulsory subjects has been set at 7 and the standard number of subjects has been set at 10.    The new curriculum also sets a maximum of 2  more subjects for those who wished to […]

Potraz removes floor prices after uproar, accuses some MNOs of double standards

Telecoms regulator Potraz has removed the floor prices for data and voice tariffs.  with immediate effect. In a strongly worded statement,  the regulator expressed concern at the double standards that were practised by some mobile network operators (MNO)s who chose to hide behind Potraz while they had been the ones pushing for  even higher floor […]

Warriors and ZIFA square off over “sub-standard accomodation”

The Warriors’ preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations continue to be derailed after a clash with ZIFA over the issue of accommodation.  The Warriors were unhappy with the standards at ZIFA Village and refused to be accommodated there.  However, ZIFA seems to want to force the footballers to accept the given accommodation. ZIFA […]

6 000 Zesa prepaid meters fail to meet acceptable industrial standards

Responding to questions in Parliament on Wednesday, Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge said ZESA has installed more than 570 000 prepaid meters since the inception of the programme but about 6 000 of the gadgets have failed to meet acceptable industrial standards. Undenge said, To date 575 667, have been deployed. Failure rate […]

Army Disposes Of Stake In Platinum Joint Venture

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces has disposed of its stake in a $4 billion platinum joint venture with Russian investors. According to The Standard, the military, through the Zimbabwe Defence Industries, and Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) together hold 30% of the joint venture, known as Great Dyke Investments, through a […]

Jah Prayzah Accused Of Objectifying Women In AFCON Warriors Song

Popular musician, Jah Prayzah, has been accused of objectifying women in the song he dedicated to the warriors at AFCON. The song, called Fambai Nebhora, has lyrics that some have felt are inappropriate. Women and child rights activist, Nyari Mashayamombe told the Standard: I was baffled yesterday when I listened to Jah Prayzah’s song for […]

ZANU PF Youth League Rally Behind Matutu, Threaten ‘Corrupt’ Bigwigs

Zanu PF youth league secretary Pupurai Togarepi on Saturday threw his weight behind his deputy, Lewis Matutu after he reportedly received death threats from corrupt ZANU PF officials. Matutu made the stunning revelations in an interview with Newsday last week when he said that he had been receiving threatening calls from party bigwigs for his […]

Job Sikhala Speaks About His Return To The MDC

The Standard’s deputy editor, Tangai Chipangura (TC), spoke to the newly-elected vice-chairman of the party Job Sikhala (JS) on a number of issues. Below are excerpts from the interview: TC: Congratulations Hon. Sikhala on your election to the post of MDC vice-chairperson. What would you credit your election too? Would you say your election confirms […]

I’m Not A Womaniser, It’s Not A Crime That I’m Handsome – Job Sikhala

Newly-appointed MDC vice chairperson Job Sikhala has refuted allegations that he is a womaniser. Speaking during an interview with The Standard’s Tangai Chipangura, Sikhala said that it was not his fault to be born with good looks. He said: I became a public figure when I was a boy; from student leadership to national politics. […]

Fadzayi Mahere Explains Why She Joined The MDC

Outspoken Harare lawyer, Fadzayi Mahere, who recently joined the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC outlined her reasons for joining the party she competed against in last year’s harmonised elections. Asked to explain what persuaded her to join the MDC by The Standard’s senior reporter Veneranda Langa, Mahere said: I have consistently stated my belief in a strong, […]

Young Artist Urges Govt To Support SMEs

A local artist who is also an entrepreneur, Ashley Nyathi has called upon the government to support the small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) sector. Nyathi, who owns MegProm Trading, a company that specialises in Kapenta from Mozambique, claims that SMEs account for 50% of Zimbabwe’s GDP. Speaking to Standard Style, Nyathi said: Our government needs to continuously […]

Police Use Live Ammunition Warning Shots To Arrest Forex Dealers In Chinhoyi

The Standard reports that police in Chinhoyi used live ammunition to fire warning shots in an attempt to arrest forex dealers in the town on Friday, 14 June. While no one was hurt, the exercise resulted in the arrest of 16 dealers. Police, however, failed to charge them with any exchange control crime due to […]

ZANU-PF Man Wearing Army Uniforms During Protests Reveals Where Uniforms Came From

A Harare man who also admitted to being a ZANU PF member who masqueraded as a military officer during violent January protests has identified the army officer who gave him the uniforms. After having told the court previously that he was issued with military uniform at the Zanu PF headquarters, Magorimbo told the Harare Magistrates’ […]

Electrosales Says Business In Zimbabwe Bleak In Short Term Future

A Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed hardware retail company, Electrosales, has said that the short to medium term future of the business environment for the company is bleak. It said however that it still believes in the potential of the country as a market long term. The company presented its financial statements for the 6 months to […]

Tendai Biti Says They’d Rather Negotiate. Protests A Last Resort

MDC Vice President, Tendai Biti has said that they would like to negotiate with Zanu-PF instead of resorting to protests first. He said the MDC is giving Mnangagwa time so that he can initiate talks. he said the country has lost too much blood and there’s need to give talks a chance. He was speaking […]

MOPA Provisions Same As Smith Government Repression – Kadoma Residents Raise Issues At Hearing

The Standard reports that tempers flared in Kadoma at a hearing of the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPA) bill with some residents likening its provisions to Smith government laws that were repressive. The hearing was almost stopped due to the sharp differences. Said one resident of the city: Mr. Chairperson, the issue of forcing […]

International Investors Are Not taking Us Seriously On Corruption Fight: Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF Spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said that the government needs to do more on corruption if it is to be taken seriously by international investors. Speaking in an interview with The Standard, Khaya Moyo said convictions of those accused of corruption and not just arrests are needed. Said Khaya Moyo: It is time we […]

Chaos Rocks Beitbridge After System Collapse

Chaos rocked Beitbridge Border Post on Saturday afternoon due to a system failure at South Africa’s immigration office which affected biometric processing of arrivals and departures. According to reports, the system crashed at about 4 pm leaving shoppers from Zimbabwe stranded. Zimbabwean expatriates living in South Africa were affected, among them were hearses carrying bodies […]

Zim’s Education Is In Decline, It Has To Be Prioritised – Coltart

Former Education Minister, David Coltart said that the state of Zimbabwe’s education system is distressing. In an interview with The Standard reporter, Blessed Mhlanga, Coltart expressed pessimism over the sector’s ability to rebound under the current administration. He said: I am very distressed about the state of education. I think it’s in decline. We see […]

The Pope Changes A Line In The “Our Father” Prayer

The current leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has changed a line in the Lord’s Prayer, also known as “Our Father.” The Pope has changed the words “lead us not into temptation” to “do not abandon us to temptation…” The change so far only applies to the Italian translation of the ‘Our Father” […]

“I Took This Team From 59 In The World To 24”, Fired Brendan Dawson Speaks

Former Sables coach, Brendan Dawson has revealed that he felt being underappreciated. The former Zimbabwe captain who was Sables head coach between 2007 and 2014 said that he feels he has frequently been subjected to unfair criticism despite taking the Sables to the brink of 2015 World Cup qualification. He said: I took this team from […]

Chamisa Likened To Cyril Ramaphosa’s Detractors

A media magnate, Trevor Ncube seemed to liken opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s detractors. Ncube, who owns Alpha Media Holdings, the publishers of Newsday, The Standard and Zimbabwe Independent was responding to a tweet by Justice Malala. Even though Ncube did not mention Chamisa by name, he left little […]

We Will Demonstrate To Get Zanu-PF To The Negotiating Table, Chamisa

MDC President Nelson Chamisa has said that the party will pursue the option of demonstrating to bring Zanu-PF to the negotiating table. Chamisa was speaking in an interview with the Standard’s Obey Manayiti in The Big Interview following the party’s ended Congress. From the interview: OM: The government accuses you of plotting violent demonstrations, which […]

Johane Marange Women Ignore Hospitals, Say The Holy Spirit Guides Them When Delivering Babies

Women belonging to the John Marange apostolic church countrywide have revealed that they would rather go to their church’s birth places than to medical institutions. This revelation comes when the Health ministry has revealed that several women die during child birth. The Standard visited the Shamva birth place where old church members help church women […]

Army & Police To Suppress Machete Wars At Gaika Mine Involved In Illegal Mining

There are reports suggesting that the joint operations between the army and police to suppress the machete wars at Gaika mine are also involved in illegal activities. The director of the Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) that operates from Kwekwe, Obert Chinhamo said: It’s indeed true that police officers and soldiers are now guarding […]

NewsDay Cover Price Raised To US$1 Or RTGS $3

Privately-owned media house, Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) has increased the cover prices of two of its three publications with immediate effect. The company publishes the popular daily, Newsday, and two weeklies namely, the Zimbabwe Independent and the Standard. The prices of Newsday and the Zimbabwe Independent have been increased while that of the Standard remains […]