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June 13, 2018 5:44 PM Religious leaders hold sway over politicians

A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) and Afrobarometer has revealed that most Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and place the military and police ahead of politicians although they say the two agencies must stay out of politics. According to the survey 67 percent of people interviewed trust religious leaders, 55 percent the army, 50 percent 31

June 11, 2018 6:04 AM Ziscosteel sale awaits shareholder approval

Shareholders of the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (Ziscosteel), will hold an extraordinary general meeting on June 28, to approve a transaction that will see the steelmaker’s assets sold to Chinese investor Tian Li (Hong Kong) Limited. Approval of the transaction will bring into effect the revival of the country’s largest steelmaker, which closed shop in 2008 after 30

June 11, 2018 5:45 AM Chikurubi not full, Mnangagwa warns Chivayo

Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo faces prosecution with the risk of doing time behind bars after President Mnangagwa said the mistake made in awarding him the Gwanda solar project should not be repeated. The President said this soon after touring Nyangani Renewable Energy, a solar power project in Mutoko, Mashonaland East on Saturday 27

June 10, 2018 2:21 AM Phillip Chiyangwa exposes chiefs

Zifa president Phillip Chiyangwa has described chiefs and village heads as his foot soldiers after he won the Zanu PF primary elections to represent the ruling party in the Zvimba South constituency during the July 30 elections. Chiyangwa appealed to the traditional leaders in his constituency to continue supporting “the son of the soil.” “You don’t 8

June 4, 2018 7:39 PM Zimbabwe now has 5,5m registered voters

Close to 145 000 people registered to vote during the period opened for the inspection of the voters’ roll, bringing the total number of registered voters to about 5,5 million. In a statement, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) said the number of registered voters now stands at 5 524 188, after 144 873 people took advantage of the inspection period 9

May 23, 2018 3:03 PM Mbanje farming suspension draws fire

Government’s surprise decision to suspend issuing licences to prospective cannabis (mbanje) growers for research and medicinal purposes — less than a month after approving its farming — has sparked outrage from Zimbabweans who said the decision betrays incompetence. Deputy minister of Finance Terrence Mukupe announced at the weekend the suspension of licensing 47

May 11, 2018 4:29 AM President appoints two Supreme Court judges

President Mnangagwa has appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court to beef up the understaffed bench. Justices Francis Bere and Lavender Makoni — who were at the High Court — were elevated after succeeding in public interviews conducted two years ago. The pair will today take oaths of office before Chief Justice Luke Malaba in Harare. Judicial Service 27

May 5, 2018 9:00 PM Mnangagwa appoints Hamadziripi SA ambassador

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed David Hamadziripi as Zimbabwe’s new ambassador to South Africa. Hamadzirpi will replace Isaac Moyo, who is now the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss. In a notice in the government gazette yesterday ,chief secretary to the president and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said the president has appointed the ambassador 35

May 5, 2018 8:36 PM Mutsvangwa blames Mliswa for Norton defeat

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisor Chris Mutsvangwa has blamed Temba Mliswa for his Zanu PF primary election loss in Norton. Mutsvangwa, who was hammered by Langton Mutendereki, alleged Mliswa wanted a weak candidate which he can defeat in the National Assembly polls and also alleged he bribed police details, who were returning officers. “The elections 33

April 30, 2018 1:55 PM Zim eyes Gulf tourism market

Zimbabwe is a little-known tourism destination in the affluent Gulf region, and the country targets to grow arrivals from the market four-fold by 2020, Tourism minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. The Gulf — whose member nations are among the wealthiest in the world on a per capita basis — is a key tourism source market, with six oil-rich countries — the United 40