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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 12

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 11

August 5, 2018 5:16 PM AFM church in flames, again

THE Supreme Court has ordered one of the senior pastors at the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) of Portland Oregon (Southern African Headquarters), Reverend John Sibanda, to stop using the church’s name and property. The church had approached the courts to resolve the matter after Rev Sibanda created independent parallel structures but continued using the AFM name and logo. In part, the judgment 33

July 30, 2018 11:11 AM Musicians at war with Zimura, ZBC?

There is a different war currently going on between the Zimbabwe Musicians’ Union (Zimu), Trade Union for the Music Arts Industry (Tumai) and Creative Arts Union (CAU) on one side and the Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (Zimura) and national broadcaster ZBC on the other side. It’s a war about royalties. Music composers in this country throng Zimura 42

July 29, 2018 2:00 AM Vic Falls man acquitted of rape

A 30-year-old Victoria Falls man asked villagers to squeeze his manhood to prove that he had not raped his neighbour’s teenage wife. Melusi Vundla of BH34 Chidobe under chief Mvuthu, who was being represented by Thulani Nkala of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, appeared before Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube on Friday, where he was acquitted 26

July 26, 2018 4:20 PM Rights commission deploys monitors

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has deployed election monitors across the country to participate during and after the election period. ZHRC monitors commenced their duties on July 23 and will stretch up to August 6. “In terms of section 243 (c) of the Constitution one of the functions of ZHRC is to monitor, assess and ensure observance of human 19

July 16, 2018 3:30 PM Zambia bars Koffi Olomide

Popular rhumba musician Koffi Olomide has been barred from entering Zambia because of the many criminal allegations against him in the southern African country, and France. They include allegations of assaulting a photojournalist in Zambia during a previous tour. He has also been accused of sexually assaulting his dancers, kidnapping them and employing 37

July 15, 2018 5:28 PM Junior Sables upstage Namibia

The Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby team capped off a memorable campaign at the 2018 Coca-Cola Academy Week after beating bitter rivals Namibia for the first time in 11 years in a superb all-round display at Paarl Gimnasium yesterday. Wing Pride Gadzikwa was the hero for the Zimbabwean schoolboys showing a clean pair of heels to score a try in each half after 31

July 14, 2018 1:23 PM Chamisa dumps MDC-T name

Addressing thousands of party supporters at Mutasa DC yesterday, Chamisa warned his supporters not to be confused by the name and symbols on the ballot paper saying that his party had dumped the name which is being used by a rival Thokozani Khupe MDC faction in the election. It is unclear what name Chamisa’s party will adopt after the election. “Be careful 18

July 12, 2018 1:43 PM Why young people will vote for Chamisa: Zhuwao

Franz Fannon said that every “generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it”. Zimbabwe’s young people have discovered that their generational mission is to transition Zimbabwe from the 1st Republic to the 2nd Republic. Young people will vote for Chamisa because, to fulfil their generational mission, they must mandate him to lead that transformational 16