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August 27, 2018 2:11 PM Miss Tourism Zimbabwe dates moved

Miss Tourism Zimbabwe (MTZ) has been moved from September 8 to September 22 for their national finals to pave way for the Miss World Zimbabwe pageant, an official has said. The two pageants had been pencilled for the same day albeit in different cities. However, MTZ chairperson Sibusisiwe Dube-Muleya said they had moved theirs to September 22 to ensure 16

August 26, 2018 5:02 AM This is our own sin city

When God rained fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, the twin sin cities of biblical times did not die. They simply waited some 5 000 years to relocate to downtown Harare. A grid formed by Jason Moyo Avenue, Mbuya Nehanda Street, Nelson Mandela Avenue and Luck Street in the downtown section of the capital are our very own Sin City. As dusk falls, prostitutes 21

July 30, 2018 11:11 AM Musicians at war with Zimura, ZBC?

There is a different war currently going on between the Zimbabwe Musicians’ Union (Zimu), Trade Union for the Music Arts Industry (Tumai) and Creative Arts Union (CAU) on one side and the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) and national broadcaster ZBC on the other side. It’s a war about royalties. Music composers in this country throng Zimura 45

July 29, 2018 4:20 AM Has ED delivered 60 000 jobs?

JOB creation is a key issue in Zimbabwe’s 2018 election. Official media has sought to create the impression that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is making gains in creating employment. We test one of the latest claims. Claim: The Sunday Mail of June 16, 2018 led with the headline: ‘ED delivers 60 000 jobs.’ The newspaper attributes this to economic 33

July 23, 2018 1:06 PM Push to get injiva to vote

THE Zimbabwean community in South Africa is being urged to return home to vote on July 30 through the “Go Zim Vote Campaign”. Zimbabwe Community in South Africa chairperson Nicholas Ngqabutho Mabhena said while it was difficult to establish the number of registered voters living in the neighbouring country, their vote would make a difference. “For now, registered 16

July 10, 2018 1:16 PM Chamisa battling Mnangagwa’s soft dictatorship

I am afraid the MDC Alliance appears oblivious to the mammoth political fraud in the electoral making. As things stand, the opposition grouping not only runs the horrifying risk of losing a massive chunk of democratic credibility through participating in a sham poll – which is practically impossible to win – but also losing an election which the electoral 34

June 27, 2018 12:23 PM Local play ‘Liberation’ for SA festival

Following a successful showcase at the Sadc People’s Summit last year, renowned production house Savanah Trust will take their multi award-wining play “Liberation” to SA. This time around they stage at the National Arts Fringe Festival in Grahamstown from July 2 to 5. “Every serious theatre maker wishes to be part of this festival at one time in their 26

May 31, 2018 7:21 AM Biafra shutdown cripples Nigerian cities

A stay-at-home protest by Biafran separatists in Nigeria has crippled cities and towns in the south-east. Streets are empty and markets, banks and schools are closed to mark the abortive attempt in 1967 to gain independence for the region. It led to a bitter three-year civil war in which more than one million people were killed. The authorities have warned 25

May 23, 2018 3:59 PM Impala Car Rental opens branch in Victoria Falls

Leading car hire firm, Impala Car Rental, is spreading its wings and recently opened a new branch in Victoria Falls as the company continued to gain a foothold on the hospitality industry. Last year the company went regional, setting up branches in Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa while mulling plans to open other branches in Cape Town (South 59 1

April 9, 2018 11:02 AM Mai Patai takes new album across Zim

The wait is over! Popular Gweru gospel musician Respina Patai, who alongside her husband Ephraim hogged the gospel music limelight with the song Mazambara, is back with a bang. Mai Patai relaunched her career in style when she released her seventh album, titled Punish the Devil, recently in Gweru at an event that was graced by another Gweru-bred musician 33