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July 12, 2018 4:54 PM Proposed salary hike for soldiers

Government is reportedly proposing hiking the salary of members of defence forces by at least 20 percent. The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) are composed of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ). A letter from the Defence Service Commission (DSC) chairperson Pretty Sunguro to the permanent secretary in the ministry of Defence 11

July 5, 2018 3:53 PM ‘Zec owes it to nation to deliver undisputed poll’

Zimbabwe cannot afford another disputed election given its perilous state of the economy, analysts have said. The country’s economy has been on a free-fall, with analysts saying its long history of disputed polls was a major contributing factor. To break the vicious cycle of disputed polls, they said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must ensure 46

June 22, 2018 7:17 AM Melania wears ‘I really don’t care do u?’ coat on migrant visit

First Lady Melania Trump has been criticised for the choice of her coat worn on a trip to a migrant child detention centre in Texas. Mrs Trump was spotted in the coat, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words “I really don’t care do u?”, as she boarded a plane. Her spokeswoman said “there was no hidden message” in the former fashion 34

June 22, 2018 7:00 AM Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of “project fear, but its “dawning reality”. Last week, the outgoing president of the CBI said sections of UK industry faced extinction unless the UK stayed in the EU customs 34

June 19, 2018 7:45 AM Caster Semenya: Olympic champion to challenge ‘unfair’ IAAF testosterone ruling

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men, or change events, unless they take medication. Semenya will fight the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport 21

June 18, 2018 3:29 PM Cop in trouble over bribe

A Harare cop is in trouble after his bid to evade jail for accepting a bribe hit a brick wall, following the dismissal of his High Court appeal in which he challenged the conviction. Taurai Khauyeza had approached the High Court, appealing against a ruling by a Zimbabwe Republic Police trial officer, who found him guilty for accepting a bribe, before 36

June 7, 2018 11:08 AM Knife-point ‘rapist’ claims affair with victim

A man from Nkayi who allegedly raped his married neighbour at knife-point claimed he had been in an adulterous relationship with the victim since 2013. The man (38), who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, allegedly blocked his neighbour’s way and pushed her bicycle resulting in her falling off. He then allegedly dragged her into the bush and raped 3

May 27, 2018 3:00 AM Horror as ‘dead voter’ inspects roll

A Chinhoyi man got the shock of his life when he was told that he died last year after he tried to check if his registration details were captured properly during the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise that began last year. Emmanuel Chateka was told by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials last week that the elections body received information 54

May 23, 2018 11:39 PM Gasa to unveil ‘Code 263’ in Chinhoyi

Sungura musician Romeo Gasa will tomorrow launch his new album “Code 263” at Chinhoyi Stadium in the Mashonaland West provincial capital. It is likely to be a big event that will attract many other sungura musicians that will share the stage with a man who has vowed to bring a new flavour to the genre. On his previous album, Gasa went beyond common sungura 54

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 54 1