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Zimbabwe soldiers leave ugly terror trail

Horror stories are slowly emerging of how the country's trigger-happy security forces brutalised ordinary Zimbabweans this week - shooting  68 people and leaving dozens others requiring life-savi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Mnangagwa's cabinet approves new cyber bill

With Zimbabwe's Internet shutdown still partly in place, the Information minister says that the government has crafted a new law to curb abuse of the Internet .Zimbabweans were left without Internet&n...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Army deployed to Bulawayo streets

Government has deployed the much-dreaded Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) in the city as part of its desperate move to contain the civil unrest that was fast getting out of hand.All roads leading to the c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Mugabe wheelchair-hound, taxpayers to foot $4m bill

THE taxpayer continues to foot former president Robert Mugabe's medical bills, as it emerged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government gave the deposed strongman US$4 million to cover his hospital exp...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe civil servants reject $78 salary increment

GOVERNMENT now faces a crippling civil service strike after its' revised offer of $78 for the lowest paid worker or 20% on a sliding scale was rejected by negotiators, who want nothing less than $1 70...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Mujumi jailed 12 months over contempt of court

A MASHAVA miner, Takunda Mujumi, has petitioned the High Court seeking rescission of judgment after he was slapped with a 12-month jail term for interfering with SMM Holdings mining claims despite a c...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

OPINION

Legality of blocking the Internet simplified

TODAY, we discuss the legality of the recent shock total blockade of the Internet and subsequent limitation of service to the exclusion of social media sites Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp and Twitter, a...

By Miriam Tose Majome | Published: 19 January 2019

SOCCER

Chiyangwa accused of destabilising Zifa

ZIFA president Felton Kamambo has accused former association boss Philip Chiyangwa of destabilising the association, alleging that the businessman held a meeting with some board members, where they di...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Man tries to pay duty with fake US$ notes

A 25-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arrested at Beitbridge Border Post for attempting to pay duty using fake United States dollar notes. Givemore Tshuma of Nketa suburb, who was supposed to pay a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Police recover looted goods, culprits in court

POLICE in Bulawayo recovered property and groceries worth thousands of dollars in Entumbane suburb that were looted by violent demonstrators. The recovered goods include stoves, refrigerators, freezer...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Residents walk to town for groceries

SCORES of desperate residents were on Wednesday and yesterday forced to walk into town to buy groceries as some shops in their respective residential suburbs were vandalised by hooligans. Some unscrup...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Money changer loses US$4 000 to armed robbers

AN illegal money changer from Emganwini suburb in Bulawayo lost more than US$4 000 to seven gun-totting robbers who raided his home while he was sleeping early yesterday morning. The suspects, who wer...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Bid to loot Nkulumane Shopping Mall thwarted

BRAVE vendors operating from Nkulumane bus terminus have emerged as heroes after repelling violent protestors who wanted to loot shops at Nkulumane Shopping Complex in Bulawayo on Monday and Tuesday. ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe Immigration cleared 11,2 million travellers in 2018

The number of travellers, including tourists that were cleared at all the country's ports of entry and exit last year increased by nearly 5 percent to 11,2 million compared to 10,7 million in 2017, th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Khaya Moyo rejects ZimInd story

Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo has dismissed a story in yesterday's edition of the Zimbabwe Independent which insinuated that he said the ruling party was prepared to...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

MINING & RETAIL

Mphoko to be paid for 51% of Choppies

FORMER Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko and his son, Siqokoqela, have exited Choppies Supermarkets after offering to be bought out of the company to end a protracted ownership wrangle. The Mphokos' l...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Ox-drawn plough looter arrested as police pursue looters countrywide

Police have set up security checkpoints across the country to account for all hooligans who looted groceries and destroyed property during three-day violent protests orchestrated by the opposition MDC...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Ex-MDC MP applauds Zimbabwe soldiers

The MDC-Alliance instigated violent protests witnessed early this week had nothing to do with an increase in the price of fuel or high cost of living among Zimbabweans, but part of the broader attempt...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

OPINION

Mnangagwa's govt has squandered immense goodwill

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) this week called a three-day stayaway to protest the government's decision to hike fuel prices amid a rapidly deteriorating economic environment and rising...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

OPINION

Zimbabwe protests: A tale of misery, sorrow

ERUPTING like a volcano that had lain dormant for several decades, the masses in Zimbabwe this week vented their anger on any object they came across - burning tyres, as well as barricading roads - th...

By Gumisai Nyoni | Published: 19 January 2019

OPINION

Zimbabweans need to find each other as a nation

As we begin 2019, there are key lessons from the coup and Zimbabwe's post-coup experiences. The key lessons going forward relate to ethical leadership, public sector performance management, service de...

By Brian Kagoro | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe govt avails US$400m credit facility

GOVERNMENT has swiftly moved to avert a potential catastrophe by availing an emergency US$400 million credit facility to manufacturing companies for the importation of critical raw materials, the Zimb...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

POLITICS

Mnangagwa's soldiers in Boko Haram-style invasions

AT a private hospital in Harare on Wednesday, a mother lay between her two children, all writhing in pain from injuries sustained when masked soldiers attacked their home Boko Haram-style.After firing...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe equities market suspends trade

TRADING on Zimbabwe's equities market was suspended this week after mass protests and civil unrest unnerved investors in a week punctuated by clashes between state security agents and protestors in mo...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019

BUSINESS NEWS

Local currency recipe for disaster

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube's recent pronouncements that Zimbabwe will revert to using its own currency, a decade after it abandoned the local dollar in favour of a basket of currencies is not feasi...

By Staff reporter | Published: 19 January 2019
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