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BREAKING: Vice President Chiwenga Appointed New Health Minister

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed vice President Constantino Chiwenga as the new health and child care minister replacing Dr Obadiah Moyo who was expelled after being implicated in corruption scandals involving COVID-19 funds. In a press statement this afternoon, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda said Chiwenga had assumed the health […]

MDC Alliance Members, Lawyer Arrested As Anti-Corruption Demo Flops

MDC Alliance members Fadzayi Mahere, Joana Mamombe, Cecelia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, lawyer Obey Shava and internationally acclaimed author Tsitsi Dangarembga were today arrested in Harare by the police as the state moved to thwart the planned anti-corruption demonstration that had been set to take place today. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights said Shava was […]

Compensation For Former White Farmers Ignites ZAPU, ZANU Tension

Following government’s move to compensate former white commercial farmers violently dispossessed of their farms in the 2000 land redistribution exercise, the opposition Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) has also demanded compensation for its properties violently taken away by the ruling Zanu PF after independence. In a statement released today, ZAPU Spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa accused Zanu […]

Just In: Fadzayi Mahere Arrested

Opposition MDC Alliance national spokesperson ,Advocate Fadzai Mahere has been arrested for peacefully demonstrating against corruption. Details of her arrest are still sketchy but she had earlier posted pictures on Facebook holding placards denouncing corruption. In her message Mahere said. “Embarked on a socially distanced peaceful protest in our community this morning. It’s important to […]

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Top Republicans have rejected President Donald Trump’s suggestion that November’s presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy both dismissed the idea. Mr Trump does not have the authority to postpone the election, as any delay would have to be approved by Congress. […]

OPINION: Open Letter To President E.D. Mnangagwa

Dear President E.D. Mnangagwa, Alarmed by the unprecedented challenges to democracy, human rights and governance created by the pandemic, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) nurtured the idea for this open letter. The aim is to stimulate a national dialogue around key principles safeguarding elections and democracy on the 2-year anniversary of the 2018 Harmonised Elections. […]

Just In: Agriculture Minister Perrence Shiri Dies

Agriculture minister Air Chief Marshall Retired Perrence Shiri has died early Wednesday morning, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced. Mnangagwa made the announcement on his social media platforms. “I am deeply saddened to inform the Nation of the death of the Minister of Agriculture, Air Chief Marshall (rtd) Perrance Shiri, a long time friend and colleague. […]

NPF Legislator Masango Matambanadzo Dies

National Patriotic Front legislator for Kwekwe Central, Masango Matambanadzo has died, party Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has announced. “Receiving very sad news that NPF legislator, our only MP, Hon Masango Matambanadzo is no more. Very sad day for us as a party and as a country. The party will issue a full statement later……NPF(Mawarire)….Blackman gone,” said […]

LMA awards: Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp named manager of the year

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp has been named the League Managers Association manager of the year. Klopp’s team won the Premier League – the Reds’ first English top-flight title for 30 years. Emma Hayes recently won the FA Women’s Super League manager of the year award after leading Chelsea to the title. Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa won the […]