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Zimbabwe: UN Rejects Report It's Seeking to Interfere in Elections
[VOA] The United Nations chief in Zimbabwe has rejected recent allegations the U.N. is seeking to interfere in the 2018 electoral process.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

 
Anger, ideology and political activism in Zimbabwe
Source: Anger, ideology and political activism in Zimbabwe | The Financial Gazette March 30, 2017 By Takura Zhangazha IN early March this year I was invited to share my personal views on political activism in Zimbabwe at a panel discussion at the University of Johannesburg’s department of (...)
[Zimbabwe Situation] 30/03/2017

 
Mazowe villagers take Grace Mugabe head-on
Source: Mazowe villagers take Grace Mugabe head-on – NewsDay Zimbabwe March 30, 2017 Arnold Farm residents in Mazowe have approached the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to intervene to force the police to stop the continued demolition of their homes reportedly to pave way for the (...)
[Zimbabwe Situation] 30/03/2017

 
Cops in trouble for assaulting kombi operator over bribe
Source: Cops in trouble for assaulting kombi operator over bribe – NewsDay Zimbabwe March 30, 2017 Six police officers, who are accused of assaulting a commuter omnibus operator after he failed to pay a bribe, yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court facing charges of assault and (...)
[Zimbabwe Situation] 30/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Approves Hike in Traffic Fines
[News24Wire] If driving in Zimbabwe wasn't enough of a headache already, here's something more to put you off: President Robert Mugabe has just approved a hike in traffic fines.
[AllAfrica] 30/03/2017

Child marriages: Concourt scoops global award
Source: Child marriages: Concourt scoops global award | The Herald March 30, 2017 Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter The landmark judgement that outlawed child marriages in Zimbabwe has earned the Constitutional Court an international award. Acting Chief Justice Luke Malaba, sitting with (...)
[Zimbabwe Situation] 30/03/2017

After drought, Zimbabwe contends with fall armyworm invasion
It was first detected in Africa barely a year ago, yet the fall armyworm, a type of caterpillar whose name derives from its tendency to maraud in vast numbers, has already infested hundreds of thousands of hectares of maize across more than a dozen countries on the continent, presenting a (...)
[The Zimbabwean] 30/03/2017

Appointment of the Chief Justice: Celebrating our Constitutional Democracy
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) applauds the recent appointment of the Chief Justice. We note that the appointment of the Chief Justice is procedural and legal and is in line with Section 180 of the Constitution which provides that the Chief Justice is appointed by the President from a (...)
[The Zimbabwean] 30/03/2017

Politics of biometric voter registration system
Source: Politics of biometric voter registration system | The Financial Gazette March 30, 2017 By Cyril Zenda WHEN the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) announced that the country was going to adopt Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system for use in the 2018 harmonised elections most of (...)
[Zimbabwe Situation] 30/03/2017

Tedious Matsito soldiers on
SUNGURA musician Tedious Matsito, who recently suffered a stroke, has vowed to release his 23rd album once he recovers. Tedious Matsito soldiers on : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
[NewsDay] 30/03/2017

‘Nothing wrong with Govt procuring BVR’
Farirai Machivenyika, Harare Bureau The United Nations Development Programme resident coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli yesterday said there was nothing wrong with Government providing funds for the procurement of the Bio-Metric Voter Registration. He said the UNDP will always follow Government (...)
[The Chronicle] 30/03/2017

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Businesses flouting pricing system should be punished
The country continues to experience cash shortages and the situation worsens at the end of the month when both the public and private sector employees are paid. It is because of this realisation that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is encouraging the transacting public to use other payment systems (...)
[The Chronicle] 30/03/2017

EDITORIAL COMMENT: Mental health issues need seriousness
The report this week that more than 1,3 million people in Zimbabwe suffer from some sort of mental disorder will startle many, although it must be recognised that the report ranges from mild problems that can be treated by counselling and inexpensive drugs to serious disorders that need (...)
[The Herald] 30/03/2017

Mushore’s salary balloons
Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter Harare City Council now owes Mr James Mushore over $125 000 in salary arrears after the former NMBZ bank chief executive officer was sent on forced leave after signing a two-year contract with the municipality. The High Court last year ruled that Mr Mushore was (...)
[The Herald] 30/03/2017

Zim blast UK for meddling in elections
Tendai Mugabe, Harare Bureau Government has said Britain has no business in Zimbabwe’s internal elections and has no right to prescribe how the country should run its elections. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Secretary Mr George Charamba said any interference by the British (...)
[The Chronicle] 30/03/2017

ZITF bemoans low usage of facilities
THE Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) Company has bemoaned the low capacity utilisation of its facilities at the exhibition centre calling for relevant stakeholders to effectively promote the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre. Briefing delegates at a high level stakeholder meeting (...)
[The Chronicle] 30/03/2017

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
[NewsDay] 29/03/2017

Malaba Appointed Chief Justice
Justice Luke Malaba has been appointed Chief Justice of Zimbabwe by President Mugabe with effect from 27th March. The post Malaba Appointed Chief Justice appeared first on The Zimbabwean.
[The Zimbabwean] 29/03/2017

After drought, Zimbabwe contends with fall armyworm invasion
A new pest is devastating crops in 13 African states. Are hopes for a post-drought recovery in Zimbabwe being dashed?
[IRIN] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Court Throws Out Anti-VP Mphoko Demonstration Case - Frees Activists
[New Zimbabwe] HARARE magistrate Josephine Sande, on Monday, dismissed a case in which the State wanted to prosecute Zimbabwe Activists Alliance leader Lynette Mudewe and three pro-democracy youths.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

51 Suspected Zimbabwean Sex Workers Deported After A Raid At Some Lodges In Lusaka
The Zambian Observer ~ THE Immigration Department has sent back 51 suspected Zimbabwean sex workers to their country of origin following a raid on some guest houses in Lusaka. Immigration Department working in conjunction with the Zambia police service apprehended 55 foreigners following a (...)
[Zambian Observer] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Good Samaritan Hit By Truck While Trying to Help Crash Victims
[News24Wire] An off-duty doctor who stopped to help victims of a serious road accident in Zimbabwe was hit by a lorry and both his legs were broken, a press report says.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Cunning Grace controls fallout
HARARE - In a surprising turn of events, the top 50 office bearers of the Zanu PF women's league, who met in Harare yesterday, did not make a definitive public pronouncement on the fate of embattled party heavyweights Eunice Sandi Moyo and Sarah Mahoka — instead passing the buck on the hot (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Malaba set to become new CJ
HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, wily as ever, has once again run rings around brawling Zanu PF factions over the appointment of the country's new chief justice — after he apparently picked the highly-regarded jurist, Luke Malaba, to succeed Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku who retired from the (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Unqualified staff man Zim hospitals
HARARE - Zimbabwe's health institutions are being manned by unqualified staff as a result of a recruitment freeze imposed by government, Parliament has been told. Health ministry secretary Gerald Gwinji told the Parliament’s Public Accounts portfolio committee on Monday that the situation was (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Granny, 78, nabbed over lover's 'murder'
HARARE - A married 78-year-old woman, who had sex in the bush with her 65-year-old boyfriend before allegedly murdering him by pulling his privates after an altercation, has been dragged to the High Court facing murder charges. Meddas Hamadziripi, from Pfungwe, ran out of luck in 2015 after (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Police 'defy' Mazowe court order
HARARE - Villagers at Arnold Farm in Mazowe have rushed back to court after the police “defied” a High Court ruling stopping their eviction. The contempt hearing has been set down for tomorrow. The villagers, who are reportedly being evicted to make way for the expansion of First Lady (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Harare deputy mayor resigns
HARARE - Harare deputy mayor Christopher Mbanga has resigned following allegations of his continued support of Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere. Mbanga was suspended last year by the MDC provincial leadership — led by Eric Murai — after he sided with Kasukuwere over the expulsion (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Concern over Zim's multiple taxes
HARARE - The raft of taxes imposed by the hard-pressed government could do more harm than good to Zimbabwe's economy, as the move overburdens long-suffering citizens and threatens small businesses' survival, economic analysts have warned. They said as the desperate President Robert Mugabe (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Health levy comes into force
HARARE - Government has begun deducting a five percent health levy on all airtime purchases in a desperate bid to raise funds to acquire drugs and equipment for public hospitals. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa proposed in his 2017 National Budget to introduce the tax on airtime and mobile (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

It's too late to adopt rand: Biti
HARARE - Ex-Finance minister Tendai Biti has said it is too late for Zimbabwe to adopt the South African rand as a dominating currency. Writing on his Twitter account, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader said: “Too late to adopt rand. Economy now in so much disequilibrium (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Malawi bank eyes Barclays Zim
HARARE - Malawi's FMB Capital Holdings (FMB Capital) is in exclusive talks with Barclays Plc to buy its 68 percent stake in Barclays Bank Zimbabwe (BBZ). This also comes as sources have told businessdaily that a local consortium — led by an Indian family with ties to President Robert Mugabe's (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

NetOne ventures into radio
HARARE - Leading mobile telecommunications operator, NetOne, has launched a unique data product that allows subscribers to listen to radio programmes instantly. The company’s acting chief executive Brian Mutandiro said the parastatal was on a mission to unlock Zimbabwe’s potential through the (...)
[DailyNews] 29/03/2017

Rising political tensions in Mwenezi East constituency worrying
Heal Zimbabwe expresses concern over the increase in cases of voter intimidation in Mwenezi East constituency ahead of the 8 April by election. The intimidation has been mainly targeting opposition party supporters especially those aligned to opposition parties that are taking part in the by (...)
[The Zimbabwean] 29/03/2017

Zuma to stay away from Kathrada’s funeral
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is not attending the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Zuma to stay away from Kathrada’s funeral : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
[NewsDay] 29/03/2017

AMHVoices: Coalition musn’t accommodate opportunists
“Zimbabweans want a formidable force that can unseat the brutal autocratic Zanu PF regime at all costs” AMHVoices: Coalition musn’t accommodate opportunists : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
[NewsDay] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Former CAPS United Owner Phiri Gets Four More Months in Jail
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Premier Soccer League chairman, Twine Phiri, was this Tuesday sentenced to four months' imprisonment by a magistrate Joy Chikodzore for failing to pay maintenance for his two children.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: SADC Must Act On National Crisis - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] THE Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) must urgently intervene in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, failing which suffering locals may be forced to resort "to unlawful and unconstitutional means of redress", an opposition party has (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: 'White Rhodesians' Own 90% of Masvingo City - Council
[New Zimbabwe] MASVINGO city council is failing to enforce sprucing up of buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) to meet world class standards as 90 percent of the properties are owned by exiled white Rhodesians, a senior official has (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Biometric Voter Registration Takeover by Govt a Concern - Envoy
[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT'S takeover of the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits could adversely impact the transparency and credibility of next year's elections, UK ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Mental Health Cases Surge
[The Herald] More than 1,3 million people countrywide suffer from mental disorders and there is a serious shortage of mental health facilities to cater for them due to lack of funding, a medical report has revealed.The report by mental health care partners in Zimbabwe showed that there was lack (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Telecoms Giant Boss Masiyiwa Names His Heroes
[New Zimbabwe] "MY heroes are people like Wangari Maathai, Jody Williams, Martin Luther King Jnr, William Willberforce, who showed extraordinary leadership without ever stepping into a State House or Parliament," says telecoms entrepreneur Strive (...)
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

Zimbabwe: Migrants Appeal to South Africa Home Affairs Minister
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Special Permit (ZSP) holders in South Africa have appealed for a chance to be heard before Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba decides on their fate.
[AllAfrica] 29/03/2017

IN DEPTH: Why is Mugabe’s ex-spin doctor so mad these days?
Harare - Who's a command liar then? The post IN DEPTH: Why is Mugabe’s ex-spin doctor so mad these days? appeared first on The Zimbabwean.
[The Zimbabwean] 29/03/2017

Names of dead in plane crash released
Maputo (AIM) – The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Civil Aviation Institute (IACM), Joao de Abreu, has confirmed the deaths of at least five of the six people who were on board a light aircraft which crashed on Monday morning in mountainous territory on the border with Zimbabwe. The post (...)
[The Zimbabwean] 29/03/2017

First Three Acts of 2017 Gazetted
In a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 23rd March the following Acts of Parliament of 2017 were gazetted— The post First Three Acts of 2017 Gazetted appeared first on The Zimbabwean.
[The Zimbabwean] 29/03/2017

How long shall Africa rely on Western benevolence?
Whitlaw Mugwiji How long shall Africa rely on Western benevolence? : NewsDay Zimbabwe.
[NewsDay] 29/03/2017

No food politicisation in Zim, says Bob's aide
THERE is no food politicisation in Zimbabwe as government and partners are m monitoring the distribution exercise, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda has claimed. Speaking during a media briefing on the annual review of the 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations (...)
[New Zimbabwe] 29/03/2017

Aide: Mujuru fans key in Zanu PF 2008 loss
FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru’s supporters helped Morgan Tsvangirai beat President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF in the first round of the 2008 elections, National People’s Party (NPP) spokesman, Jealousy Mawarire, has claimed. In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, Mawarire said the Bhora (...)
[New Zimbabwe] 29/03/2017

ZRP to collect more as traffic fines up
TRAFFIC fines have effectively gone up after President Robert Mugabe signed into law the Finance Act last week, according to a government Gazette Extraordinary. Also gazetted with the Finance Act last Thursday were the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment Act and the Appropriation Act. The three (...)
[New Zimbabwe] 29/03/2017



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