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September 12, 2018 9:10 AM Top brass abandons Mujuru

NATIONAL People’s Party (NPP), an opposition political outfit led by Dr Joice Mujuru, is on the brink of collapse amid reports that its leadership tendered resignations en masse under unclear circumstances. The party’s vice president Dr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, national chairperson Mr Dzikamai Mavhaire and secretary for information and publicity Mr Jeffreyson 6

August 22, 2018 3:31 PM #Zimbabwe election petition: Quotable Quotes

Doug Coltart: “ZANU PF lawyers are focusing all their attention on the pre-election environment & technical points. They’re avoiding dealing with the NUMBERS—the crux of Chamisa’s case—because the evidence from ZEC’s OWN data establishes Chamisa’s case that ED didn’t cross the 50% mark.” Alex T Magaisa: “Tough, robust (& some might say hostile) interrogation 31

August 17, 2018 5:58 AM ‘Kwese Iflix now largest TV platform in Zim’

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe’s Kwese Iflix now ranks as one of the country’s largest television platform with more than 1,2 million active account holders. The figures were revealed by Econet Wireless Zimbabwe CEO Douglas Mboweni yesterday as he launched a new promotion aimed at pushing for even more customers. The platform took Zimbabwe by storm by broadcasting 21

August 14, 2018 6:49 PM Google tracks users who turn off location history

The issue could affect up to two billion Android and Apple devices which use Google for maps or search. The study, verified by researchers at Princeton University, has angered US law-makers. Google said in response that it provides clear descriptions of its tools and how to turn them off. The study found that users’ whereabouts are recorded even when location 19

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 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 19

July 11, 2018 10:22 AM Infrastructure investment sets building blocks for Econet’s digital transformation

A postal and telecommunications sector performance report has shown Econet Wireless leading in the information, communication technology (ICT) industry infrastructure investment. The report, unveiled by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) on Monday reveals that as at the end of the March 2018, Econet had 52% market 25

July 11, 2018 3:40 AM Mobile penetration declines – Nehanda Radio

Zimbabwe’s mobile penetration rate declined by 18,1 percent to 84,6 percent in the first quarter of 2018 from 102,7 percent recorded in previous comparable period, latest data show. Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) director general Gift Machengete attributed the slump to a 16,8 percent decrease in active mobile 35

July 2, 2018 10:04 AM Zanu PF’s 4,5 million jobs lie

CLAIM: “In the 2013 People’s Election Manifesto, Zanu PF promised to create 2,2 million jobs. Over the past five years, 4,5 million people have been gainfully employed in new jobs in both the informal and formal sectors, with agriculture, mining and manufacturing contributing over 80%.” — Zanu PF 2018 Election Manifesto, page 54. Zimbabwe’s jobs data has long been a subject 24

May 15, 2018 7:33 AM Muggers target Nust students

National University of Science and Technology (Nust) students are increasingly becoming targets for robbers who mug them and break into their homes stealing their laptops among other valuables. Nust Student Representative Council (SRC) president Mr Pablo Chimusoro said mugging and burglary cases increase as students prepare for examinations. “The muggings 53