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  • ZANU PF plans to use flood victims as cheap labour?

    May 16, 2014 4:01 AM 16

    Posted by Nomalanga Moyo on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Floods | 0 comments Senior ZANU PF officials, working with party financier Billy Rautenbach, are behind a plot to use the Tokwe-Mukosi flood victims as cheap farm labour, global lobby group Human Rights Watch has said. In a report released Thursday the rights group suggests that the villagers were transported

  • Sacked prison cadet in train crash suicide

    May 16, 2014 2:12 AM 14

    A 21-YEAR OLD male recruit prison officer was Thursday crushed to death by a train in Ntabazinduna in a suspected suicide after dismissal from the service for alleged misconduct. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) spokesperson for Matabeleland region, Senior Prison Officer Bothwell Bosha confirmed that Mandava and his friend Tatenda Mahati

  • Dr escapes prosecution over patient death

    May 16, 2014 1:30 AM 12

    NEW Zealand police have decided not to lay charges against a Zimbabwe-born doctor following the death of a patient during surgery and several other allegedly botched operations but the surgeon will be subject to “extraordinary restrictions” if he decided to return to work. Doctor Michael Parry stood down from his post at Wairau Hospital, a public hospital

  • Zanu PF mob threatens Bulawayo journalist

    May 15, 2014 8:28 PM 21

    A Bulawayo-based reporter had a lucky escape Tuesday after a group of ZANU PF activists who wanted to assault her, failed to identify her when she changed clothes. The incident happened at the Bulawayo Press Club where representatives from three political parties had been invited to speak about the ruling party’s economic programme known as the ZimAsset

  • Daily News group lays off correspondents

    May 15, 2014 3:22 PM 7

    Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) has reportedly laid off all provincial stringers and plans to retrench several full time workers in the coming few weeks. Sources at the newspaper group which publishes The Daily News, The Daily News on Sunday and the weekly Weekend Post said that the company was facing serious financial challenges which have also resulted

  • Granny, 55, weeps over sex in court

    May 15, 2014 8:27 AM 110

    An elderly woman broke down in court yesterday as she narrated how she was denied her conjugal rights by her husband who goes to bed with his clothes on. Florence Chipikiri, 55, of 7488/6 Pumula North, who sought maintenance from her estranged husband Shadreck Chipikiri, 66, said the couple has been on separation since 2009. “He has no valid reason to tell the court

  • Killer kombi driver judgment today

    May 15, 2014 3:01 AM 7

    THE commuter omnibus driver who ran over four-year-old Tanatswa Neil Mutyora at the corner of Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Chinhoyi Street last month yesterday said he was aware that he was not qualified to drive a public service vehicle and acted recklessly on the fateful day. Lloyd Kusotera (28), who was undergoing trial for culpable homicide before Harare

  • ‘Bread and butter’ issues dominating Zim social media debate ” Nehanda Radio

    May 14, 2014 3:18 PM 673

    Zimbabwe’s social media landscape has seen political rivalries being overshadowed by ‘bread and butter issues’, with more Zim citizens using the platforms to seek answers to the social change they want to see. This is the opinion of commentator Nigel Mugamu, the founder and moderator of the popular Twitter based discussion forum #263chat . Most often

  • Media inquiry a waste of time, resources

    May 14, 2014 2:37 PM 12

    Zimbabwe is in dire need of a curative approach to the existing media challenges, says MDC- T shadow minister of Media and Communication, Nelson Chamisa. In an interview with The Zimbabwean soon after addressing journalists recently, Chamisa accused the Zanu (PF) government of lacking clarity on the way forward towards ensuring media freedom and the preservation

  • What do the people say?

    May 14, 2014 2:06 PM 12

    What do you think of Joice Mujuru speaking out about her husband’s infidelity years after his death? Are you prepared to pay the price for true freedom in Zimbabwe? What would you be prepared to do? How long do you think it will take for attitudes towards women to change in Zimbabwe? What do you think is the way forward for the MDC – should they split