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  • Parched Masvingo goes for a week without water

    November 13, 2018 4:08 PM 9

    Masvingo has gone for a week without water because the municipality is failing to raise $4 000 for fixing a water pump. Masvingo Residents Trust (MRT) coordinator Ephraim Mutombeni has written to minister of State for Masvingo Province Ezra Chadzamira to facilitate the emergency allocation of the required forex from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. MRT warned

  • Zim gets $3,6m cyber security grant

    November 13, 2018 3:59 PM 8

    Zimbabwe yesterday received a $3,6m grant for cyber security equipment to curb the increase in cyber crimes. The grant was inked by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube and Japan ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado at a signing ceremony at the ministry offices. Iwado said the main aim of the project was to improve the safety of Zimbabwe and southern Africa

  • Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

    November 13, 2018 3:15 PM 11

    Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove

  • West Ham’s Pedro Obiang yet to approach Fifa for nationality swap

    November 13, 2018 5:29 AM 11

    West Ham’s Spain-born midfielder Pedro Obiang has not yet approached Fifa about changing his nationality to play for Equatorial Guinea. Obiang was last week included in Equatorial Guinea’s squad for a Nations Cup qualifier at home to Senegal. He played for Spain at various youth levels but is eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea through his family

  • Suicide bomber kills six including police near checkpoint in Afghan capital

    November 13, 2018 4:56 AM 9

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people near a police checkpoint, including policemen, officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed responsibility. Six people were killed in the explosion, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. Ten policemen and civilians, including

  • Mata to leave United to join Arsenal in 2019/20

    November 13, 2018 4:52 AM 3

    Manchester United star Juan Mata will reportedly join Arsenal at the end of 2018/19 as the attacking midfielder wants to link up again with former boss Unai Emery. Mata’s contract expires at the end of this season and it appears likely he will make an exit as he has not commanded a first team place under manager Jose Mourinho in recent seasons. The 30-year-old

  • Diva laments exclusion of female singers

    November 13, 2018 4:47 AM 5

    Local-based writer-cum-gospel singer Letty Gavhure Chawira has added her voice to growing concern that female musicians are being left out of big shows despite their potential to stage good acts like their male counterparts. Chawira said female musicians deserve a chance in the development of the arts industry.Speaking at the launch of her third album

  • Triangle for Confed Cup

    November 12, 2018 3:57 PM 8

    Tongaat Hulett have confirmed that they will bankroll Triangle United’s African Confederation Cup campaign next year after the club won the Chibuku Super Cup on Saturday. The Sugar Sugar Boys won their second major silverware in the top flight following a deserved 2-0 win over Harare City at Gibbo Stadium. In front of a packed home crowd, Triangle prevailed

  • ‘Only UN can deal with Gukurahundi’

    November 12, 2018 3:38 PM 8

    The United Nations is the most suitable organ to bring the controversial Gukurahundi issue to finality as domestic instruments are not fit to address the issue, a United Kingdom conference recently heard. Former MDC legislator and ex-minister of State in the Organ of National Healing in the Government of National Unity, Moses Mzila Ndlovu told delegates

  • Lady Squanda lines up Ladies Night

    November 12, 2018 3:13 PM 8

    Controversial Zimdancehall chanter Lady Squanda is striving to uplift fellow female musicians in the music industry. Over the years, Lady Squanda — real name Sandra Gazi — made headlines in local tabloids for the wrong reasons, including demeaning and assaulting other female chanters, verbally and physically. Of late, it seems she realised her shortcomings