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July 16, 2018 4:19 PM Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland

The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabeleland provinces. So dire is the situation that villagers are being forced 12

July 16, 2018 3:09 PM Anderson now top African tennis player

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson has become the highest ranked African men’s singles player since the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) began their system in 1973 – by reaching number five in the latest world rankings. His latest position comes after he finished as Wimbledon runner-up on Sunday, losing in straight sets to Novak Djokovic in the final 11

July 16, 2018 12:10 AM Man, lover team up to rob suitor

A 24-year-old man from Dulivhadzimo Township in Beitbridge and his 22-year-old girlfriend have appeared in court for allegedly conniving to rob a rival suitor of R1 700 and $180, two cellphones and an assortment of clothes, all worth R3 730 at knife point. William Mapahura and Precious Mdau all of 4249 new medium-density, denied the charges when they appeared 12

July 15, 2018 10:58 PM Remembering Chris Matema – Nehanda Radio

The name Crispen Matema is synonymous with Zimbabwean music. A five-time winner of Jazz Drummer of the Year award, Matema was one man who tirelessly worked to create a distinct Zimbabwe rhythm which now has many genres like Zimjazz, Sungura and Chimurenga among others. According to family sources, the late Matema aka “Mdara Dovi”, “Mazhambe” of the Soko Bvudzijena 12

July 15, 2018 3:01 AM I wanted the crown: Miss Tourism Byo

When Anelisiwe Ndebele (pictured) entered the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe Bulawayo finals, she had the crown in her mind and on the night of July 7, the gods smiled on her as she cat-walked on the ramp. Ndebele was crowned Miss Tourism Bulawayo, winning prize money amounting to $2 000 and a ticket to represent the province in the national finals set for the city on September 9

July 14, 2018 1:23 PM Chamisa dumps MDC-T name

Addressing thousands of party supporters at Mutasa DC yesterday, Chamisa warned his supporters not to be confused by the name and symbols on the ballot paper saying that his party had dumped the name which is being used by a rival Thokozani Khupe MDC faction in the election. It is unclear what name Chamisa’s party will adopt after the election. “Be careful 9

July 13, 2018 6:35 PM Pauline celebrates birthday in song

Songbird Pauline Gundidza released a love song titled Ndakakumirira last week in celebration of her 33rd birthday. The song was recorded in South Africa by gTBeats, a Zimbabwean producer who also produces music for Buffalo Soldier, Beenie Man and Queen Vee among others. On Ndakakumirira, the mother of two explores fundamental values of hope, true love and holding 18

July 13, 2018 3:04 AM Trump wants peace in ‘vicious Africa’

US President Donald Trump has vowed to help end “vicious and violent” conflicts on the African continent. “Africa right now has got problems like few people would even understand,” he said at a Nato summit press conference. “It is so sad, it is so vicious and violent,” he said, promising that his goal was to build up the US military and bring peace to the world 18

July 13, 2018 2:33 AM Carl Joshua guns for Pan-African comedy award

One of the funniest Zimbabwean comedians, animator and writer Carl Joshua Ncube has been nominated for the Savannah Pan-African comic of the year award for the second time running. Ncube is nominated alongside other great African comedians including Nigeria’s Basketmouth, Botswana’s Charles Manase (but from Zimbabwe) and Uganda’s finest Anne Kamsiime 18

July 12, 2018 5:02 PM ‘Hackers downloaded voters’ personal data’

The Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Cyber Security ministry has said personalised, unsolicited campaign messages sent to potential voters’ mobile phones by the ruling party could have emanated from an unprotected voters’ roll published on the Internet. While the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has staunchly denied surreptitiously leaking 11