POLITICS

Chamisa popularity shoots up

THE MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has built an election campaign momentum which has seen his popularity dramatically surging 6% in the last two months, hot on the heels of President Emmerson Mnan...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa govt hunts for $2bn funding

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is frantically negotiating a critical US$2 billion bailout package with a top Chinese bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), and other ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

OPINION

July 30 election: Not free, fair or credible

As things stand at present, it is evident that these elections cannot be called free, fair or credible without some remarkable changes taking place.The fast approaching elections in Zimbabwe are cause...

By Ibbo Mandaza & Tony Reeler | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Postal vote row fuels political tensions

THE political furore over the postal voting process, the latest battlefront between opposition parties and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has fuelled political tensions ahead of general elect...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Soldier fed up with Mnangagwa

A SOLDIER based at 3.1 Combat Group in Mutare appeared in court yesterday on allegations of defacing President Emmerson Mnangagwa's campaign posters and assaulting a security guard at a local drinking...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

NSSA boss 'swindles' pensioners

National Social Security Authority (NSSA) strategic executive assistant, James Tirivavi Chiuta yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court facing allegations of swindling pensioners of $31 727 ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

'Over 20 000 killed during Gukurahundi'

ONE of the surviving researchers who compiled a report on the 1980s mass killings in Midlands and Matabeleland has said the documented 20 000 civilian deaths during Gukurahundi was a conservative figu...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Chombo seeks stay of trial

Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo has filed an urgent High Court application seeking permanent stay of his trial, citing infringement of his constitutional rights.Chombo, who was represented by ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Warrant of arrest for MDC Alliance candidate

MDC Alliance aspiring legislator for Bulawayo South, Kunashe Muchemwa, has been issued with a warrant of arrest after failing to turn up in court for sentencing following his conviction over public vi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

100k still to switch to Zesa prepaid meters

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transformation and Distribution (ZETDC) yesterday said 100 000 of its customers were still to migrate to the smart prepaid metering system aimed at optimising electricity mana...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Justice Chigumba to face tribunal

ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba might soon be brought before a tribunal to face allegations of dishonesty, misconduct and incompetence following a petition s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Gweru in private cemetery plan

A GWERU-BASED private land developer has submitted a proposal to partner proprietors of Harare's Glen Forest Memorial Park and set up an upmarket burial site at the council-owned Mutasa Cemetery.Actin...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Biti challenges ballot paper design in court

OPPOSITION People's Democratic Party party leader Tendai has taken the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and its chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba to court seeking an order to stop the election...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Zec told to relocate polling station in 24hrs

A LOCAL human rights group has given the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) a 24-hour ultimatum to relocate its polling station at the Dzivarasekwa Presidential Guard Barracks in Harare to a reasonab...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Khupe MDC-T makes fresh demands to Zec

THE Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has conceded that the issue of ballot printing was now water under the bridge, but said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) still had to show commitment to ensure tha...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

'2 million voters removed from voters' roll'

More than two million voters who appeared on the 2013 preliminary voters' roll failed to find their way onto the 2018 biometric voters' roll (BVR), the Zimbabwe Elections Network (Zesn) has revealed.Z...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

3 shortlisted for Harare town clerk post

Harare City Council yesterday approved three names to be submitted to the Local Government Board (LGB) for appointment of a substantive town clerk in a move set to end 30 months of bickering and polit...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Zanu-PF plots 'Mother of All Rallies' in Mash East

ZANU-PF is currently mobilising at least 10 000 people from each of the 23 constituencies in Mashonaland East Province in preparation for President Emmerson Mnangagwa's visit to Rudhaka Stadium tomorr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Aspiring candidates confront Zec

ZIMBABWE Election Commission (Zec) officials in Beitbridge were on Wednesday taken to task by candidates who demanded the latest voters' roll.The candidates, drawn from Beitbridge East complained that...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Machaya trial moved back to Gokwe

FORMER Midlands Provincial Affairs minister, Jason Kokerai Machaya who stands accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly demanded 1 000 residential stands from Gokwe Town Council and later...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Lawyers fume over release of Zanu-PF activists

HUMAN rights lawyers have petitioned the Officer-in-Charge at Nyanyadzi Police Station over alleged unprocedural release of six Zanu-PF activists arrested for political violence.Lawyer Peggy Tavagadza...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Mnangagwa dodges Chamisa

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday reportedly chickened out of a church-organised presidential candidates' indaba, which could have brought him within spitting distance of his closest challenger M...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Kofi Annan to meet Chamisa, Mnangagwa today

THREE representatives of the globally-respected Elders Council jetted into the country yesterday on a fact-finding mission, ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections.The three-member team, which compr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Govt warned over civil servants' salaries

VETERAN economist and former MDC-T Senator Eddie Cross has warned the government that the increment of civil servants' salaries was likely to fuel inflation and trigger price increases.He described th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018

POLITICS

Tamborinyoka challenges expelled MDC Alliance candidate in court

MDC Alliance Goromonzi West parliamentary candidate Luke Tamborinyoka, who is accused of defacing campaign posters of fellow party member, yesterday said the allegations were fabricated by his rival w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 July 2018
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