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January 14, 2019 10:25 AM Patrick Zhuwao: Open Letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa…. You are being thrown under the bus.. Accept it quietly

This open letter to you, Dambudzo Emmerson Mnangagwa, is to advise you to accept that the nation comes first and that you need to realise that your colleagues are throwing you under the bus because they are embarrassed by how your ineptitude is increasing the people’s suffering. I outline salient features of how those who refer to themselves as “vene vacho 84

January 7, 2019 6:20 AM Darikwa, Rinomhota: Warriors grace FA cup

Two Zimbabwean international footballers Tendayi Darikwa and Andy Rinomhota on Saturday gave a good account of themselves in the third round of the famous FA Cup for their English Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Reading respectively albeit in losing cause against giants Chelsea and Manchester United. Darikwa’s Forest lost 0-2 to Chelsea at Stamford 25

January 1, 2019 1:46 AM Pay civil servants in hard currency: Chamisa

Government should make efforts to pay civil servants salaries in foreign currency, MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said. This comes as the on-going strike by doctors has entered its fourth week, after the government failed to address their grievances and demands — resulting in operations at public health institutions being severely affected by the industrial 25

December 29, 2018 12:31 PM Snake in kombi causes panic

Passengers on board a commuter omnibus plying the Gokwe-Kwekwe route, were left shell shocked after commuter omnibus loaders intercepted a parcel that contained a snake within the kombi. The metre-long puff adder which had about 10 small ones, was found in a sack neatly tucked in the boot of the kombi and is said to have been given to the kombi crew by a man in Gokwe 34

December 27, 2018 2:22 AM ZIMRA claims taxes in Zimbabwe not high

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) says Zimbabweans are not highly taxed as claimed by some sections of society. Most of these taxes compare favourably with the rest of Sub-Saharan countries, Zimra Commissioner General Ms Faith Mazani, said this last week while fielding questions after unpacking the Authority’s five-year strategy (2019-2023). Ms Mazani 23

December 18, 2018 7:17 AM Lawyer wins $20 000 suit for wrongful arrest

The High Court has ordered a Harare family to pay damages amounting to $20 000 to a lawyer it got arrested on unfounded fraud allegations. Mr Tinashe Zenda Hungwe, who was appointed executor to the estate of the siblings’ late father, was arrested for allegedly selling properties without the beneficiaries’ knowledge. It later turned out to be a false 16

December 12, 2018 4:51 AM Judgment on Chivayo lawsuit expected today

The High Court is today expected to deliver judgment in a case in which Intratrek Zimbabwe managing director Wicknell Chivayo sued the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) for US$25 million for instigating malicious criminal charges of fraud against him and frustrating his company from performing its obligations at the Gwanda Solar Power Project. The civil trial 20

December 11, 2018 6:13 AM MDC Alliance’s Tendai Biti pleads not guilty in Harare court

The trial of Zimbabwe’s opposition party the MDC Alliance’s deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti commenced on Monday with the 53-year-old lawyer pleading not guilty to two counts of contravening the Electoral Act for his claim on July 31, that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa won the 2018 presidential polls. His legal team contends that he announced the results 19

December 11, 2018 5:55 AM Nigeria politician claims rivals ‘froze his bank account’

An opposition candidate in Nigeria’s upcoming elections has accused the government of freezing his bank account, claims that anti-corruption bodies deny. Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged over the weekend that all transactions on personal and business accounts belonging him, his wife and family 20

December 11, 2018 2:49 AM Anti-drugs protest. . .Placard-waving residents besiege police station

Scores of residents yesterday demonstrated at Entumbane Police Station in Bulawayo against drug dealers who are allegedly selling drugs to their children in the suburb. The slogan-chanting residents waved placards with messages urging the police to arrest culprits. “Police please do your job, investigate, arrest and prosecute culprits,” read some of the placards 19