Business

Renowned international economist slams “incompetent” Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries

This past week the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries(CZI) announced that they were going push for the government to replace the US dollar with the South African Rand as the main transacting currency. The CZI made similar proposals towards the end of last year. However, the CZI’s proposals have been met with derision by acclaimed economist  and cuurency expert Steve […]
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Sports

Chiyangwa speaks on Warriors’ AFCON performance

ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa said that he was satisfied with the way the team had performed at the African Cup of Nations in Gabon. Said Chiyangwa: The Warriors qualified and appeared at so many other competitions prior and appeared at AFCON and this all courtesy of a good coach in Pasuwa who is a very reliable […]
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Entertainment

Govt to sponsor and buy productions by independent content producers

Speaking during the ZimDigital Broadcast Content Creators meeting in Gweru on Thursday, George Charamba says that Government will sponsor productions by independent content producers and then buy some of the material. Said Charamba: The Government is going to sponsor the production of the first three contents and will also buy the material. At the same time, […]
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General

95% of boreholes in low density areas like Borrowdale are contaminated says Parirenyatwa

Speaking at the official launch of a national clean-up campaign (waste management campaign) held yesterday at Lusaka Vegetable Market in Highfield, Harare, Minister Parirenyatwa said that 95% of boreholes in low-density suburbs like Borrowdale are contaminated, while 55 percent of people have their hands contaminated with faecal matter. Said Parirenyatwa: Some think that because they stay in low-density […]
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General

Mugabe back from month long leave

President Robert Mugabe has arrived back home from his annual month long vacation. President Mugabe and the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe were met at the Harare International Airport by the two Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, Cabinet Ministers Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, Dr Ignatious Chombo and Dr Christopher Mushohwe, Harare Metropolitan Resident Minister […]
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General

Chitungwiza residents warned of floods

The department of civil protection has warned and issued a flood alert to families residing near Manyame or Hunyani dam, St Marys, Seke and Harava dams to be alert as rivers and dams in these areas are at risk of bursting due to the persistent rains. The department of civil protection acting director Mrs Sibusisiwe […]
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General

Mugabe expected to arrive tonight

According to Minister of Transport, Jorum Gumbo, President Mugabe is expected to arrive from Ethiopia tonight. Gumbo revealed this while officiating the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe Awards currently being held in the capital, Harare. Mugabe was away on a month long leave which saw him travel to Singapore, China, Mali and Ethiopia. More: Open […]
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Sports

CAPS United lose 2-0 to Zambian club

CAPS United, have started their Zambian preseason tour on a losing note, going down by two goals to nil to Red Arrows. Lubinda Mundia opened the scoring for Arrows on the 32nd minute, before scoring again in the 49th minute to make it 2-0 for the Arrows. CAPS United will now play Zambian Premier League […]
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General

Harare City Council gives tenants 14 days to pay debts or face eviction

Harare City Council has given tenants occupying residential and commercial properties such as shops, offices and industrial sites (developed or undeveloped) 14 days to pay their outstanding rentals or face eviction. In a Press advert the local governing authority encourages property owners to visit local district offices or the Credit Control Unit at Rowan Martin to pay […]
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Sports

Magaya’s football club, Yadah FC appoints new coach

Newly-promoted Premiership side Yadah Football Club has appointed Jairos Tapera as their head coach for the 2017 season. Tapera, who is the former Young Warriors coach, replaces Kuda Masaraure who does not have the minimum qualification of a Caf A licence as required by the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) for all top flight coaches. Club […]
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Crime & Courts

Teenager arrested for threatening to kill father

Bulawayo teenager, Moses Ncube of Sizinda suburb appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu charged with threats of violence charges after he threatened to rip open his 60 year old father, Mr Israel Ncube’s stomach and expose his intestines after he warned him against moving at night. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody […]
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Crime & Courts

Model loses $100 000 HIV defamation case against Zimpapers

Zimbabwe model, Tafadzwa Mushunje lost a $100 000 defamation case against state owned Zimpapers. The 25-year-old who initially made a $2 million lawsuit before reducing it to $100 000, had her claim dismissed with costs by High Court judge Justice Jester Helema Charehwa. Through her lawyer, Mushunje claimed Zimpapers defamed her through articles published by state […]
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General

Met office warns of heavy rains

Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Services Department has issued a warning of heavy rains from Saturday 28 to Tuesday 31 January 2017. According to the press release: Generally rainfall in excess of 50mm in 24 hours is expected. Over the high ground areas along the central watershed as well as the Eastern Highlands however, rainfall in excess of […]
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General

Five things you probably did not know about Sally Mugabe

Today Zimbabwe remembers the passing on of former First Lady Sally Mugabe who died of kidney failure on the 27th of January 1992 in Harare. Here are five things you probably did not know about Robert Mugabe’s first wife: She was the first woman to be buried at the National Heroes Acre in Harare after being […]
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Crime & Courts

Man who took Grace Mugabe to court for seizing his property over $1,4 diamond ring wants to return to Zimbabwe but fears arrest

Lebanese diamond dealer, Jamal Ahmed, who dragged First Lady Grace Mugabe to court over his seized upmarket houses in Harare, yesterday told the court, through his lawyer, Jonathan Samkange, that he wanted assurances that police would not arrest him when he comes back to Zimbabwe to execute his court matters. Jamal dragged Grace, together with her […]
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Unpaid doctors and nurses “steal” patients’ rice donated by China

Doctors and nurses at Gwanda Provincial Hospital decided to share five tonnes of rice donated to patients by the Chinese through the Presidential Feeding Scheme programme. The department of Social Welfare has reportedly ordered staff at the referral health centre to return the “stolen” rice so that it can be redistributed to patients who for a long […]
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Sports

Sunday Chidzambwa calls for foreign coach with Pasuwa as assistant

Former Warriors coach Sunday Chidzambwa believes the Warriors need a foreign coach in the technical team, with Kalisto Pasuwa as his assistant so that he can understudy him and eventually take over in future. Chidzambwa, who was assistant to the late Reinhard Fabisch before taking over from the German coach, believes Pasuwa needs an experienced foreign coach […]
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Politics

MDC-T plans to sue Zanu PF for 2008 presidential runoff election violence

MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu told NewZimbabwe.com his party is considering suing Zanu PF for acts of violence, rape, arson and other crimes targeted at the main opposition supporters during the 2008 presidential run-off election. Said Gutu: As a political party, we are certainly exploring the possibility of mounting a class action to seek appropriate legal relief […]
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General

Government sent teachers to China for Mass Displays training

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora says that the government sent teachers to China to be trained in Mass Displays.  The teachers reportedly spent seven to eight months acquiring the skills from the Chinese.  Under the New Education Curriculum,  Mass Displays are p[artv of the seven compulsory subjects that every student must do at […]
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Politics

Selling and buying of cash blamed on inefficiency of RTGS system

Economist and academic, Tony Hawkins has blamed the ill-functioning RTGS system for the buying and selling of cash.  Hawkins said people were willing to buy cash at a premium because the RTGS system was not functioning properly.   He also accused banks and the Reserve Bank of  Zimbabwe of using people ‘s money without any […]
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Politics

Kudzai Chipanga’s house burns down

Outspoken Zanu PF Youth Leader Kudzai Chipanga‘s Headlands farmhouse burned down on Wednesday.  The youth leader reportedly lost property worth $15  000 when the 12 roomed farmhouse caught fire.    Chipanga ruled out any foul play saying that he suspected an electrical fault. Speaking to Newsday Chipanga said: Yes, I lost a 12-roomed house. The house […]
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Sports

Warriors need foreign coach with Pasuwa as assistant: Chidzambwa

Former Warriors coach  Sunday Chidzambwa has suggested that   Callisto Pasuwa, can improve as a coach if he serves as an assistant coach to a foreigner first.    Chidzambwa suggested that an experienced coach would be able to guide Pasuwa and make him better.  Chidzambwa also decried the lack of continuity in Zimbabwe. Referencing his own experience when […]
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Business

Local firm wins international award for outstanding product quality and innovation

Interlink Advertising a wholly owned Zimbabwean company which provides a wide range of printing, promotional and advertising services won the Century International Quality award in the gold category for outstanding product quality and innovation.  The award is organised by Madrid-based Business Initiative Directions (BID), a global company involved in the promotion and practical application of quality management […]
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Politics

ZimPF Bulawayo spokesperson receives death threats

Joice Mujuru‘s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) is reportedly reeling from factionalism.  The factional fights have got so bad that some Bulawayo party members have received death threats over the selection of Mujuru’s deputies.   Members are reportedly split between Ms Esnath Bulayani and Dr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo.  Supporters of Ms Bulayani are reportedly threatening fellow party […]
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General

Athletics course for Primary School teachers in Matebeleland North

The National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe (Naaz) will be conducting an athletics course for primary school teachers and coaches in Lupane.  The course is in line with the new curriculum which introduced athletics at Early Childhood Development (ECD) level. Naaz Matabeleland North chairman Enock Ngwenya said: We view this course as a way of capacitating […]
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Crime & Courts

Man dies after savage attack over woman

Mthokozisi Sibanda (32)  of Bulawayo died from severe injuries and burns sustained in a savage attack, linked to a woman.  Sibanda was rushed to United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) on Monday, but unfortunately, he died on Tuesday without naming his attackers.    Sibanda had been missing since Friday and was discovered with severe injuries and burns […]
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Crime & Courts

Johannes Tomana’s property attached over legal costs of up to $28 000

Suspended Prosecutor-General Mr Johannes Tomana had his property attached over legal costs of up to $28 000 which he accumulated from several court cases that he lost last year when he was battling to block the setting up of a tribunal to determine his suitability to continue holding office. Judicial Services Commission lawyers, Kantor and Immerman, last month obtained […]
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General

Zanu PF linked academics make up team to research on impact of sanctions

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) academics linked to the ruling party Zanu PF party have been named on a government panel which will research the impact of sanctions imposed by western countries. The 13-member team is led by Dr Albert Makochekanwa, and includes the likes of Prof Charity Manyeruke, Prof Charles Nherera and other academics from social […]
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Politics

Chinotimba questions Chinamasa on bank charges in the National Assembly

The following exchange took place in the National Assembly when Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba accused banks of robbing people through high bank charges for swiping and transferring money. HON. CHINOTIMBA: Thank you Mr. Speaker Sir for giving me this opportunity to direct my question to the Minister of Finance.  I asked him yesterday but I want […]
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