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August 14, 2018 4:32 PM It’s not the economy

Over the years, local sports bodies and teams have cried out for funding and sponsorship ahead of crucial matches and assignments. Shortly before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, the Zimbabwe government had to fork out $1 million to bankroll the Warriors’ participation in Gabon. Just last month, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would 2

August 14, 2018 3:49 PM Ramaphosa appoints acting NPA boss

The president has chosen NPA deputy national director Dr Silas Ramaite as the interim leader President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Silas Ramaite the acting National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) following yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court on the appointment of Shaun Abrahams. On Monday the Constitutional Court declared as invalid 1

August 14, 2018 3:08 PM Neymar on the mark – Nehanda Radio

Neymar scored his first goal for Paris Saint-Germain since February as the French soccer champions kicked off the new Ligue 1 season with a 3-0 defeat of Caen on Sunday. The Brazilian star, who scored 19 times in 20 league games before fracturing his foot last season, struck just 10 minutes into his first start for the club in almost six months 1

August 14, 2018 1:45 PM ‘Poll results betrayal of one man, one vote’

Nelson Chamisa yesterday said in his Heroes Day message that the will of the people, expressed at the polls, must prevail in honour of heroes and heroines. “It is notable that we are commemorating this year’s edition of Heroes’ Day two weeks after holding a historic general election, whose national spirit is reminiscent of the 1980 election that founded 1

August 10, 2018 1:56 PM MDC challenges election results in court

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party is filing a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change party have arrived at court less than an hour before closing time to submit papers alleging the July 30 vote was rigged. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has said President 12

August 10, 2018 12:55 PM Malema tells Manana to be proud of being ‘gay’

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) president Julius Malema has urged former ANC MP and ex-deputy minister of higher education Mduduzi Manana to embrace his sexuality and disclose that he is homosexual. Speaking at the EFF Women’s Day commemorations on Wednesday held in KwaZulu-Natal, Malema urged Manana to be proud of his identity and not keep it concealed 12

August 8, 2018 4:34 PM Corruption still a big problem

The recent arrest of Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo has thrust the spotlight back on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s corruption fight. Chivayo was arrested last week on corruption charges while trying to flee the country when he had gotten wind that law enforcement agents were looking for him. The controversial businessman and his company — Intratek 22

August 8, 2018 4:03 PM Zambia denies Tendai Biti political asylum

Zambia has denied asylum to senior Zimbabwean opposition politician Tendai Biti, Foreign Minister Joe Malanji has told the BBC. “He wanted to seek asylum but his grounds are not meritorious. As it is, we are just keeping him for safe custody before he heads back to Harare,” Mr Malanji told the BBC. “It is not up to us to tell when he’s going back; it’s up to the Zimbabwean 22

August 8, 2018 1:57 PM Tendai Biti freed, lawyer says

The attempt by military intelligence agents to capture opposition MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti at the Zimbabwe-Zambia proved unsuccessful, with reports suggesting he is now safely in the capital Lusaka, where he is expected to seek political asylum. Lawyer Denford Halimani says Biti was released after being arrested while trying to enter Zambia 21

August 4, 2018 1:08 PM Yoh! Zimbabwe state broadcaster played cartoons during Nelson Chamisa’s presser

The Zimbabwean state broadcaster found a way to dismiss Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader, as a mere Mickey Mouse without blurting it out. Yesterday afternoon, millions of Zimbabweans and many around the world tuned in to watch the press conference delivered by Nelson Chamisa, the opposition leader who lost the election to President Emmerson Mnangagwa 33