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January 10, 2019 1:29 PM ‘Mnangagwa trip a dictatorship refresher course’

Mnangagwa is taking a trip to four countries all under the rule of stinking dictatorships. He has always been maintaining relationships with countries like Belarus where autocracy reigns supreme. His trip to these countries therefore comes not as a surprise to us in the MDC. It is a bid to take a refresher course for totalitarian, autocratic and fascist 54

January 9, 2019 10:40 AM Fired MSU security guards engage minister

Four Midlands State University security guards who won a court case against their employer for unlawful dismissal have approached the office of the Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Larry Mavima seeking recourse. The quartet of Doubt Chivi, Farai Chidonhi, Ndakaziva Dombo and Rueben Musengeyi, who were part of the university’s Campus 60

January 8, 2019 5:22 AM Saturday Night Fever in Gabon

The people of Gabon danced to the tune of Omar Bongo’s stifling symphony of misrule for 42 years. Small in stature, Bongo ruthlessly ruled oil-rich Gabon, earning himself the title “little big man”. A French observer described him as “a diminutive, dapper figure who conversed in flawless French, a charismatic figure surrounded by a personality cult”. He lavishly 29

January 6, 2019 6:33 AM Diaspora-based artist sings on Zim problems

Diaspora-based Taffy Theman has lamented the suffering being experienced by Zimbabweans in a song titled Oneday. The song reflects on the troubles currently obtaining in Zimbabwe while also going back to Gukurahundi, Murambatsvina, the 2008 election violence where some women were raped, corruption, mismanagement of resources, and the recent army killings 21

December 22, 2018 9:20 AM Acting PG orders probe into $20 000 bribery allegations

The bribery allegations were raised in court by Advocate Sylvester Hashiti in November this year. In a statement released yesterday, Mr Hodzi said his office takes the allegations seriously. “They must be thoroughly investigated and all wrongdoing clearly exposed. All offenders will be prosecuted without fear or favour. “The NPA is cognisant of the fact that the success 32

December 12, 2018 6:25 AM US bars entry of ousted Gambian leader Jammeh

The United States said Monday it would forbid entry into the country of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his family over corruption during his 22-year rule. Under a US law that bans foreign officials involved in “significant” corruption or human rights abuses, the State Department said it was blacklisting Jammeh as well as his wife Zineb Jammeh 17

December 7, 2018 3:43 AM Mapeza faces Herculean task

FC Platinum coach, Norman Mapeza, faces a Herculean task in the Total Caf Champions League first round first-leg tie against Congo Brazzaville side Otoho next Friday as the Central Africans have not lost a home game in all competitions since January 2017. Otoho, participating only for the first time in the Champions League, stunned Angolan giants Agosto 136

November 1, 2018 6:37 PM Mangudya to get second term as RBZ governor

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will retain John Mangudya for a second term as governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, a state-owned newspaper reported on Thursday. The announcement follows speculation this week that the bank chief, who was first appointed for a five-year term in May 2014, would lose his job in the face of a worsening dollar crunch 39

October 19, 2018 1:13 AM Murehwa North MP Garwe jailed 2 months

Murehwa North legislator Daniel Garwe’s disregard for court orders earned him a wholly suspended two months imprisonment for resisting an order stopping him from stripping two farms in Harare and Mvuma, pending divorce at the higher court. His estranged wife Ms Miriam Garwe had obtained a court order in June this year, stopping the legislator from taking 28

October 10, 2018 9:41 AM Vodafone’s Martin Freeman break-up advert banned

A Vodafone advert starring Martin Freeman, in which the actor seems to be breaking up with his partner but is really trying to leave the phone firm, has been banned for being misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the advert implied it was possible for customers to leave a contract at any time. However, people are only allowed to quit during 27