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Mpofu, Chombo, Chihuri Summoned To Parly Over $15 Billion Diamond Revenue

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned current and former high ranking government officials to answer questions on missing diamond revenues which were estimated to be worth $15 Billion by former president Robert Mugabe. The committee is chaired by the independent legislator for Norton, Temba Mliswa. Some of the officials who have […]
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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 […]
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Govt Issues Statement On Tsvangirai’s Death

Government has instructed the Zimbabwean Embassy in Pretoria to assist Morgan Tsvangirai’s family in any way appropriate. Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba said Government — which had been footing Mr Tsvangirai’s medical bills  has instructed the embassy to assume the costs that Tsvangirai’s family may incur in bringing his body to […]
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U.S Embassy Statement On The Passing Of Morgan Tsvangirai

The U.S. Embassy wishes to express its sincere condolences on the passing of Morgan Tsvangirai. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the people of Zimbabwe. We join Zimbabweans across the country in mourning the passing of a political leader who tirelessly fought for peace and democratic principles, and we salute […]
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Tsvangirai “Great Son Of The Soil,” Says Chiwenga

Vice president Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, has expressed his sadness at the passing of former prime minister and leader of the opposition MDC-T party, Morgan Tsvangirai.  Tsvangirai died last night in South Africa after a long battle against colon cancer.  Chiwenga went on to say that they would sit to deliberate on how to honour […]
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Politics

Petition For Morgan Tsvangirai To Be Declared A National Hero

Robert Maweni has started an online petition for the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to be declared a national hero. The petition which requires 500 signatures will be handed to the Government of Zimbabwe. Maweni argues Tsvangirai deserves to be honored for challenging former President Robert Mugabe’s regime. Said Maweni When people in his own […]
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Religion

TB Joshua’s Statement On The Passing Of Morgan Tsvangirai

Speaking through his official Twitter account, popular Nigerian cleric and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun (T.B.) Joshua expressed his condolences to the family of Morgan Tsvangirai and the nation of Zimbabwe. Below is the press statement: We at Emmanuel TV and The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations offer our […]
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Politics

European Union Statement On The Passing Of Morgan Tsvangirai

The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Zimbabwe: It is with great sadness and sorrow that we have learned of the passing away of Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, opposition leader and Zimbabwean Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity from 2009 — 2013, after a […]
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Politics

Jonathan Moyo Blasts High Court Ruling Against Zimsec

Former Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has criticised the High Court’s ruling against Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima’s decision to order a rewrite for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 after it emerged the paper had leaked. High Court judge Justice Loice Matanda Moyo sitting with Justice Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa reversed the decision by the […]
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Crime & Courts

Anti-Mnangagwa Protestor Remanded

Gustaff Kativhu who was arrested after allegedly storming a Zanu-PF extraordinary congress in Harare last year carrying placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa as a “murderer” and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga as “a diamond thief”, yesterday said he never went to the Zanu-PF congress venue. In an application, challenging his arrest and placement on remand, Kativhu […]
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Politics

Thomas Mapfumo Mourns Tsvangirai

In a Facebook post, Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo reacted to the death of MDC Alliance leader Morgna Tsvangirai who passed on yesterday at the age of 65 after battling with colon cancer. Tsvangirai passed on in South Africa where he was receiving treatment. Mapfumo said that he is saddened by the news of Tsvangirai’s demise […]
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General

Scrap Cancer Treatment Charges Says First Lady

First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa has appealed to Government to scrap radiotherapy charges for cancer patients which is currently at $400 per session. Currently, only Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and Mpilo Central Hospital offer radiology treatment. She also called on Government to ensure that cancer screening and treatment facilities are decentralised. Said Mnangagwa: We appeal to President […]
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Zanu-PF Youth League Saddened By Tsvangirai’s Death

Zanu-PF Youth League Vice Chairperson ,Lewis Matutu told 263Chat that they are saddened by the passing on of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who led the MDC-T.  Matutu said the country has lost a good man. Said Matutu: We saddened and sorry as a party that we have lost one of our sons who fought for the […]
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Murwira Clarifies Govt Position On STEM

Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Amon Murwira said Government will not discontinue the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme, but will protect the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF). Said Murwira: No one can destroy STEM because that is the science complex. What we have stopped is paying of A-Level scholarship programmes because ZIMDEF money is […]
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Build Zimbabwe Alliance Mourns Tsvangirai

Statement by the Build Zimbabwe Alliance President on the Passing of Dr. Morgan Tsvangirai Today the nation learnt with shock of the passing of a towering hero of the fight for democracy in our country. By all accounts, Dr. Morgan Tsvangirai faced the battle with the illness that ultimately took his life with the same […]
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Politics

VIDEO: Chinoz Enjoying Himself In Dubai

Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba is in Dubai where he is representing Zimbabwe in the World Government Summit which is running under the theme of ‘Global Dialogue for Happiness’. The summit ran from 11 to 13 February. Chinotimba was accompanied by TV personality and talk-show host Mai Rebecca Chisamba and Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Petronella […]
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5 things you probably didn’t know about Morgan Tsvangirai

Zimbabwe has received the news that Morgan Tsvangirai, the icon of the opposition’s fight against the Zanu-PF government, has died. As the MDC-T leader is remembered, here are 5 things some may not know about him: 1. Tsvangirai was the eldest in a family of nine.    2. He left school at the age of […]
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Politics

How Zimbabweans Have Reacted To Morgan Tsvangirai’s Death

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died at the age of 65. The news was confirmed by one of his deputy presidents Elias Mudzuri on Twitter this evening. His wife Elizabeth Tsvangirai also confirmed the sad development. Tsvangirai had been in and out of hospital after revealing to the world that he was diagnosed with colon cancer […]
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BREAKING: Morgan Tsvangirai Dies

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died. The news was confirmed by one of his deputy presidents Elias Mudzuri on Twitter this evening: As you are aware that our MDC T President, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai has not been feeling well for some time, it is sad for me to announce that we have lost our […]
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Education Minister Paul Mavima Reacts To Court Ruling Against Zimsec

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima has responded to the High Court ruling against his decision to order a rewrite for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 after it emerged the paper had leaked. High Court judge Justice Loice Matanda Moyo sitting with Justice Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa reversed the decision by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council […]
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Crime & Courts

ConCourt Postpones Diaspora Vote Challenge Hearing

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has postponed the hearing of the diaspora vote challenge to 14 March 2018. The hearing was initially set for today after Chief Justice Luke Malaba made a determination on January 18 this year, which allowed the complainants direct access to the ConCourt to file an application demanding the right to vote. Zimbabwe’s […]
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Politics

MDC-T National Chairman Lovemore Moyo Abandons Khupe

In an exclusive interview with Southern News, MDC-T national chairperson Lovemore Moyo who recently revealed his intention to quit politics has dismissed reports that he is linked to the party’s deputy president Thokozani Khupe’s faction. Moyo together with MDC-T national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe and Khupe have been viewed as leaders of a faction that is […]
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Opposition Protests Against Order To Rewrite Zimsec Exams

Transform Zimbabwe also held a demonstration against Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima’s order for pupils to rewrite an English Paper 2 exam. . Last week, Mavima ordered the re-writing of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zmsec) examination after it emerged the paper had leaked. Transform Zimbabwe submitted a petition refusing the re-write to the […]
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Crime & Courts

High Court Backs Students, Says NO Rewrite for English Paper 2, But Results Still Nullified

High Court judge Justice Loice Matanda Moyo sitting with Justice Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa reversed the decision by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to order a rewrite for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 saying it was inconsiderate.  However, the court said that it cannot condone criminality as cheating had indeed taken place and confirmed the […]
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Zanu-PF Commissar Says Masvingo MPs Not Qualified For Ministerial Posts

Zanu-PF National Political Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje said that legislators from Masvingo Province were not qualified to become Ministers. He said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa was finding it difficult to appoint the legislators to ministerial positions because most of them did not possess the requisite academic qualifications. Addressing supporters at Nyika growth point, […]
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Business

Zimra Says There Will Be No Debt Write-Off, Owed $3.9 Billion

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has declared that there will be no debt write-off as this could encourage people and businesses not to pay their taxes. The revenue collection authority is owed $3.9 billion by companies and councils. Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development, Happias Kuzvinzwa, the Zimra commissioner for […]
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Video: Tsvangirai ‘s Brother Says Elizabeth Was Barred By Tsvangirai Himself From Visiting After Suspicious Movements

Morgan Tsvangirai’s brother Collins has alleged that Tsvangirai’s wife, Elizabeth Macheka, has been lying about her whereabouts and movement to her husband. Collins insisted that this is the reason why Elizabeth was barred from visiting Tsvangirai in hospital.  He also said that contrary to media reports, it was Tsvangirai himself who had barred her and […]
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Teachers Urge Students To Resist Govt Order To Rewrite Zimsec Exam

In a statement the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (RTUZ) urged parents, teachers and pupils affected by the re-writing of the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination to resist Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima’s order. RTUZ added that people should not be punished for the shortcomings of the Zimbabwe School […]
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2 Schools Closed Following Satanism Scare

Maramba Secondary School in Mutawatawa and St Joseph Secondary School in Rusape have been shut down following a Satanism scare. Makoni district schools inspector Nathaniel Machini and Manicaland provincial education director Edward Shumba reportedly visited St Joseph School last week to assess the situation after parents demanded that the school remains closed. Maramba Secondary where seven […]
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Walter Mzembi Challenges $1,8 Million Fraud Charge

Former Tourism minister Walter Mzembi yesterday challenged the $1,8 million fraud charge levelled him stating that the State misdirected the court to believe that the permanent secretary in the Tourism ministry was the complainant instead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Through his lawyer Job Sikhala, Mzembi filed his application challenging placement on remand when […]
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Crime & Courts

National Peace and Reconciliation Commission To Resume Consultations After High Court Dismisses Challenge

The High Court has given the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) the green light to continue consultations after dismissing an application by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum which sought to stop the commission from carrying out its duties before the appointment of a chairperson. Last Friday, High Court Judge, Justice Owen Tagu, threw out the application by the Zimbabwe […]
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MDC-T Factional Fights Continue As Mudzuri And Khupe Boycott Chamisa’s Meeting

MDC-T factional fights raged on yesterday with the party’s co-vice presidents Elias Mudzuri and Thokozani Khupe boycotting a standing committee meeting convened by vice president Nelson Chamisa. The party’s national chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo also boycotted yesterday’s meeting. Chamisa and Mudzuri are fighting over who is acting president with both claiming to have been appointed by party […]
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Business

Zimbabwe To Send Diamonds To Botswana

Zimbabwe is set to send its diamonds to Botswana as Government is on the verge of clinching a deal with the country. The deal will see Zimbabwe’s diamonds being processed, cleaned and polished at the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) before they are placed on the market. Speaking during a tour of DTC in Gaborone, Botswana yesterday, […]
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Bernard Manyenyeni Asked To Step Down As Harare Mayor

MDC-T has asked Bernard Manyenyeni to step down as Harare mayor. This was confirmed by the party’s Harare provincial chairperson and Highfield East legislator Mr Eric Murai. This comes after Harare councillors wrote to the party complaining that they were not working well with Manyenyeni. The party resolved to recall him as Harare mayor although he will […]
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I’ll Step Down If I Lose Elections Says Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that he will step down if he loses the forthcoming elections. He said this while addressing hundreds of Zimbabweans living in Botswana who attended an interactive dialogue with him on Monday. Mnangagwa was responding to a question on whether he will accept defeat. He gave an example of how Zanu-PF accepted […]
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