Zimbabwe : News

News : Zimbabwe : News

Mnangagwa Arrives In Ethiopia for AU Summit

[The Herald] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -President Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday afternoon for the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). He is accompanied by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and Government officials, including the Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Mr George Charamba. (AllAfrica)

Be Warned, God Is Watching You, Magaya Warns Mnangagwa

[263Chat] Zimbabwe Divine Destiny leader, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to pay attention to the people's struggles or risk facing the wrath of God. (AllAfrica)

Dialogue Not Necessary When My People Are in Prison - Chamisa

[263Chat] Opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa has blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call for dialogue saying it is not necessary when 'innocent' people are in prison. (AllAfrica)

Farmers Pin Hopes On Monetary Policy

[The Herald] Tobacco farmers are pinning their hopes on the Monetary Policy Statement, expected soon, to address their concerns ahead of the opening of the 2019 marketing season. The farmers have on several occasions brought their concerns to the tobacco industry for address before the start of the marketing season, chief among them payment through foreign currency. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Sets Up Task Forces for Key Govt Projects

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has approved the establishment of task forces to oversee the execution of priority development projects and programmes as Government doubles down to deliver on its mandate and work towards achieving Vision 2030. (AllAfrica)

Parly Committee Faces Probe Over U.S.$400K Bribe

[The Herald] Parliament has resolved to constitute a privileges committee to look into allegations against Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa that he and three others allegedly demanded $400 000 from a local businessman keen to mine coal at Hwange Colliery. (AllAfrica)

Government Repression - Lessons From History

[263Chat] FEBRUARY 23 1917 is a date that history will never forget. For on it, one of the world's meanest dictators came face to face with the undiluted wrath of a people he had ill-treated for a long time. (AllAfrica)

Four TM Supermarkets Bosses Denied Bail

[263Chat] Four TM Supermarkets bosses who teamed up and defrauded their employer of $1 107 050.00 through Ecocash have been denied bail by Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. (AllAfrica)

Redefining the Role of Govt in an Economy

[263Chat] The Zimbabwean economy has over the years been largely dominated by the government as the law maker, the regulator, business owner (competitor/supplier), consumer, financier and tax collector at the same time. The evolution from a socialist and command based economy where the government is at the center of key economic activities such as agriculture, energy generation and petroleum distribution, mining, tourism, real estate and banking to a free economy which favours private sector investment has been very (AllAfrica)

Impotency Takes Toll On Zim Strikers

[The Herald] FC PLATINUM'S woes in front of goal in this year's Champions League campaign could just be a reflection of a deepening scarcity of sure-footed strikers in the country. (AllAfrica)

Kudos for ED's Olive Branch

[The Herald] New Innovative and Modernisation Front's president Engineer Tendai Peter Munyanduri has commended President Mnangagwa for bringing together political parties that fielded presidential candidates in the July 30, 2018 harmonised elections. (AllAfrica)

Chinoz Disowns Twitter Account

[The Herald] Buhera South legislator Cde Joseph Chinotimba has disowned several social media accounts, including on Twitter and Facebook, under his name that are being used to post offensive messages. Cde Chinotimba said he did not use social media to communicate with his constituency and attributed the social media accounts to his enemies. (AllAfrica)

Mandiwanzira Seeks Exception to Charges

[The Herald] Former Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Minister Supa Mandiwanzira , who is facing criminal abuse of office charges, has made an application for exception. (AllAfrica)

Jere Speaks On ZPC Kariba Saga

[The Herald] PREMIER Soccer League chairman Farai Jere has implored all clubs to uphold integrity and respect the statutes governing the top-flight body if their brand is to retain corporate partners. (AllAfrica)

Activists Push Back on Social Media Restrictions

[VOA] In Zimbabwe, rights and opposition groups are surviving by using social media to communicate with the masses as state-owned media remain reserved for ruling party officials. During recent anti-government protests, the public received information through social media and now the government wants a law to block such platforms. (AllAfrica)

Chamisa Willing to Talk with President - But Harassment of Citizens Must End

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has reiterated his commitment to dialoguing with President Emmerson Mnangagwa with hopes to end a deepening national crisis but says talks remained a fallacy if his MPs continued being hounded out of their homes by security agents. (AllAfrica)

Cops Dragged to Court for Stealing Looted Goods

[New Zimbabwe] Two Bulawayo junior police officers have been dragged to court for allegedly stealing gas tanks and several cell phones which were looted from Entumbane shopping mall during last month's countrywide anti-government protests. (AllAfrica)

Deputy Minister Mutodi Wants to be Ruling Party Youth Leader

[New Zimbabwe] Information Deputy Minister Energy Mutodi has offered himself for possible appointment as Zanu PF youth secretary following the ouster of Pupurai Togarepi and his executive. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Politician Komichi Accuse State of Selective Prosecution

[New Zimbabwe] MDC vice president Morgen Komichi has accused the State of selective prosecution in a case in which he is being accused of gate-crashing a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) command centre podium during the announcement of the July 30, 2018 presidential results. (AllAfrica)

Mnangagwa Dialogue Prayer Snub Was a Chamisa Payback - Mutodi

[New Zimbabwe] Deputy Information Minister Energy Mutodi has hinted President Emmerson Mnangagwa could have deliberately ignored Thursday's invitation to a churches dialogue prayer meeting in retaliation to MDC leader Nelson Chamisa's snubbing of his own invitation to State House Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Gold Stolen As Armed Robbers Pounce On Odzi Mine

[New Zimbabwe] A gang of 10 armed men Tuesday night pounced on Haig Mine and got away with a large amount of gold ore which was locked in the company's safe room. (AllAfrica)

80% Teachers Heed Strike Call - Union

[New Zimbabwe] Teachers unions Thursday claimed that some 80% of their membership had heeded the call to withdraw their labour as their industrial action entered its fourth day. (AllAfrica)

National Aids Council Appeals for Foreign Currency

[The Herald] The National Aids Council (NAC) has appealed to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) to prioritise and increase foreign currency allocation for procurement of medicines amid revelations that it owes its foreign suppliers about $6,4 million for medicines. (AllAfrica)

'Produce Locally to Save Forex'

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE can save foreign currency through reinforcement of value chain for goods that can be produced locally to cut the import bill and trade deficit, Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. Potatoes, fertilisers, dairy products, pharmaceuticals, packaging material, crude soya bean oil and wheat among others made up the bulk of imported products. (AllAfrica)

New Acting Boss for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Named

[The Herald] Economist Mrs Rita Likukuma has been seconded as Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive on an acting basis with effect from February 1. (AllAfrica)

New Twist In Mugabe Son-in-Law Trial

[263Chat] Former President, Robert Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore has insisted that he never detained his employee Bertha Zakeyo as she always had an option to leave the company premises. (AllAfrica)

World's Largest Union Federation Launches Anti-Mnangagwa Campaign

[New Zimbabwe] The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has launched a global campaign seeking to pressure the Zimbabwean government to stop its clampdown on trade union rights in the troubled country. (AllAfrica)

Country On Course to Clear Debts - Finance Minister

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is on course to clear obligations to international financial institutions (IFIs), with the Government already in talks with creditors over bridging finance to settle the debts, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has said. (AllAfrica)

Masiyiwa Family Launches U.S.$100 Million Fund

[The Herald] Econet founder and executive chairman Mr Strive Masiyiwa and his wife Tsitsi have launched a $100 milion Challenge Fund to support rural businesses and other entrepreneurs focusing on rural areas in Zimbabwe as part of their extensive philanthropic work in Zimbabwe and across Africa. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Youths Topple Their Boss

[New Zimbabwe] The Zanu PF national youth league executive has passed a vote of no confidence in its 54-year-old leader, Pupurai Togarepi and four other youth executives in a massive factional sweep reminiscent of Robert Mugabe-style purges of party officials. (AllAfrica)

What Now After a 2nd Internet Shutdown, and Treason Charges for Activists?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total Internet shutdown", Misa Zimbabwe says, after a violent crackdown by police when huge crowds protested against dramatic fuel price increases. (AllAfrica)