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  • ND 07-11-19


    A UNITED Kingdom (UK) special envoy yesterday challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government
    to introduce genuine economic and political reforms in order to turn around its stuttering economy. Harriet Matthews, director for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and Debbie Palmer, director for West and Southern Africa in the UK Department for International Development, yesterday delivered a special message to Mnangagwa from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • ND-22-06-2020


    TWO more people have succumbed to COVID-19, bringing Zimbabwe’s death toll to six, while the number of confirmed cases rose to 489.

  • ND 06-12-19


    FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has been unlucky as some of its strategies to address the economic challenges be devilling the country had been hampered by natural disasters.

  • ND 12-03-2020


    ZIMBABWE’S major port of entry for international travellers, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International
    Airport, is ill-equipped to detect the possible importation of the coronavirus into the country, with
    officials manning the airport without protective clothing or face masks. This has raised alarm over government’s preparedness to prevent an outbreak.

  • ND 08-11-19


    Opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has chided President Emmerson Mnangagwa for putting the country
    into a de facto state of emergency and his reliance on the police to stifle dissenting voices against his “failed leadership.” Chamisa made the remarks yesterday after the police on Wednesday blocked civil servants from marching and presenting petitions to the ministries of Labour and Finance over poor salaries.

  • ND 09-12-19


    MANICALAND Senator Douglas Mwonzora (pictured) has called on government to stop funding terror gangs that torment the electorate. Mwonzora said this in the Senate during debate on the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Bill which was brought before Parliament by Justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi where he pointed out that he suspected that the Bill was being crafted to deal with a shadowy Zanu PF political outfit called

  • ND 13-03-2020


    THE United States yesterday said sanctions alone would not force the Zimbabwean government to end human rights abuses, and urged mass action to make Harare commit to stopping human rights violations.

  • ND 21-11-19


    POLICE yesterday brutally attacked MDC supporters, people waiting in bank queues and passers-by in Harare’s
    central business district, using baton sticks, tear gas and water canons to block opposition leader Nelson Chamisa
    from delivering a speech.

  • STD-21-06-2020


    Government officials allegedly put pressure on police to release Health minister Obadiah Moyo after his detention on Friday over the $60 million Covid-19 medical supply scandal amid fears his case will collapse due to interference.

  • STD-31-05-2020


    MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to fight back following the latest setback for his party where the High Court rejected an application to block Thokozani Khupe’s faction from recalling its legislators. High Court judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on Friday ruled that the MDC Alliance does not exist as a legal person, who can sue in court as he blocked the Chamisa-led party from using the courts to stop Khupe.

  • STD-24-05-2020


    President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired controversial politician Energy Mutodi following accusations that he was part of a faction undermining the Zanu PF leader amid allegations of fissures in his government.
    The onslaught against Mutodi escalated yesterday after Zanu PF’s Mashonaland East provincial executive said he would be charged with undermining party leaders. Mnangagwa gave the flamboyant politician
    the boot, a week after the former Information deputy minister said he was living in fear of Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo and Chris Mutsvangwa, a former presidential advisor.

  • STD 15-12-19


    VICE-President Mary Chiwenga’s wife was arrested on charges of money laundering and externalisation of foreign currency at a time the couple is on the verge of a nasty divorce. Marry, who has not been seen in public
    since her husband returned from China where he was hospitalised for over four months, was arrested by detectives from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc). The nature of the charges she is facing remained unclear last night as Zacc officials said they were not yet in the picture. John Makamure, the Zacc spokesperson said he could only confirm that Marry was detained at a Harare police station as part of investigations into allegations that she was involved in money laundering.

  • STD 08-12-19


    President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday threatened to “deal” with striking doctors, claiming they were being paid by unknown organisations to continue with their job boycott. Doctors at government hospitals have been on strike since September demanding salaries pegged in United States dollars and improved working conditions.

  • STD-01-12-19


    Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday held a homecoming party where his wife and senior Zanu PF officials were conspicuous by their absence. Chiwenga, who returned to Zimbabwe
    on November 23 after spending over four months at a Chinese hospital, did not mention his wife Mary’s name in his 25-minutelong address to his relatives.

  • STD 24-11-19


    HARDLY a day after his arrival from a four month long medical trip in China, Vice President Constantino
    Chiwenga torched a fierce storm when he blasted MDC run councils for failure to address service delivery problems and the opposition at large for having a destructive mentality. He also tongue-lashed striking
    civil servants. Chiwenga on Saturday arrived in the capital aboard a Chinese government jet and immediately threatened striking doctors, while attacking the MDC for having a “Genghis Khan mentality”.

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