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  • Army to offer degrees, Lt-Gen Sibanda

    May 2, 2014 10:01 AM 16

    THE Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) could, within two years, start offering degrees to all officer trainees, army commander, Lieutenant-General Phillip Valerio Sibanda has said. Lt-Gen Sibanda said officers holding key positions must have the relevant qualifications adding it was important the army had “round pegs in round holes and square pegs in square

  • MISA-Zimbabwe 2014 World Press Freedom Day Statement

    May 2, 2014 9:28 AM 26

    MISA-Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3 2014 amid increased calls for the realignment of Zimbabwe’s media laws with the new constitutional provisions on freedom of expression, media freedom and access to information. Of particular concern to MISA-Zimbabwe is the government’s seeming lethargy where it concerns the envisaged

  • Hapless official jeered over ZimAsset plug

    May 2, 2014 7:52 AM 24

    THERE was drama at Gwanzura Stadium Thursday afternoon when a junior government official was jeered by angry workers after mentioning the government’s ZimAsset economic blue-print. Francis Mafuratidze, a director in the ministry of labour and social welfare, was subjected to angry boos as he tried to present a speech on behalf of his boss, Nicholas Goche

  • Zimbabwe: Border Delay Fears at Beitbridge

    May 2, 2014 6:16 AM 16

    By Mercy Mujuru, 30 April 2014 Beitbridge — THE closure of some sections of the bridge between Zimbabwe and South Africa is likely to result in major disruptions at the countries' border post. The private company which was awarded the tender to undertake maintenance at the border post said some sections of the bridge over the Limpopo River have been closed

  • Mwonzora, Kagurabadza arrested

    April 30, 2014 9:18 AM 22

    MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora was yesterday arrested for allegedly assaulting a party youth member for aligning himself to secretary-general Tendai Biti’s faction which is calling for leadership renewal. Mwonzora, who was later released without being charged after spending seven hours in the hands of the police, said on the day in question, he was in Masvingo

  • Harare Opposed To Arresting Journalists Using Criminal Defamation Law

    April 30, 2014 6:51 AM 16

    HARARE, April 30 (BERNAMA-NNN-NEW ZIANA) -- The Zimbabwe government is opposed to the arrest of journalists under the criminal defamation law as it undermines efforts to address media freedom, said Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Supa Mandiwanzira. Newsday editor Nevanji Madanhire and reporter Moses Matenga were on Monday

  • Resolution of the MDC-T SA External Assembly on 'leadership renewal' ” Nehanda Radio

    April 29, 2014 4:41 PM 4

    As a structure in South Africa representing the 9 Districts here we would like to distance ourselves from the so called leadership renewal or any other forum that pushes such an agenda is the wrong forum. An incorrect platform manifested itself at Mandel training centre in Harare on Saturday, April 26, 2014 and came out with resolutions that sound like ZANU PF propaganda

  • Chiefs stress need to free the airwaves

    April 29, 2014 3:55 PM 10

    Posted by Nomalanga Moyo on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in Traditional Leaders | 0 comments Traditional leaders have added their voices to the on-going calls to the government to free up the airwaves and license community radio stations. The leaders, who included chiefs and headmen from across the country, made the call at a conference hosted by the Zimbabwe

  • MDC expel Biti, Madzore and 9 other legislators ” Nehanda Radio

    April 29, 2014 3:42 PM 8

    The MDC National Executive and subsequently the party’s supreme decision-making body outside Congress, the National Council, today met here at the party headquarters, Harvest House, to deliberate on the state of the party and came up with the following resolutions pertaining to developments in the party. The national council acknowledged that Tendai

  • Mugabe plane forced to abort landing

    April 29, 2014 9:50 AM 2

    A plane carrying Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was forced to abort a planned landing in Harare on Tuesday due to heavy fog, landing instead in the country's second city of Bulawayo. "His aircraft was forced to land at Joshua Nqabuko," state radio Spot FM reported. Mugabe, 90, was returning from Vatican City where he had attended the canonisations