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Economic revival in our hands-Mavhaire

ANNASTANCIA MURUBI – The Zanu PF secretary for production and labour who is also Energy minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, says the development and growth of the country’s economy lies in the hands of the citizens. Addressing hundreds of people who attended a field day held by the Agriculture Productivity Programme know as A triple P in […]

Churches to import cars duty-free

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA -  Churches and other religious institutions in Zimbabwe will, with effect from this month, be allowed to import cars duty-free for religious duties and other related purposes, a cabinet minister announced on Thursday. Speaking during the official launch of the National Tourism Policy at the Celebration Centre in Harare, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister […]

New boards for AirZim, Zinara

EMMERSON NJANJAMANGEZI Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu on Thursday inaugurated new board members for the national airline, Air Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National Road Administrator (Zinara). The new substantive boards take over from interim boards put together early this year. The new Air Zimbabwe board consists of members from both the public and private […]

Banda out of MDC-T Bulawayo chair race

NKOSANA SIBANDA -  Acting Bulawayo mayor Gift Banda has fallen by the wayside in the race for the MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson’s position after a ‘template’ introduced by the party rendered him ineligible ahead of its congress in September. This comes after a weekend visit by party president Morgan Tsvangirai, where he introduced the ‘template’ […]

Tsvangirai takes party fight to UK

RICHARD CHIDZA SENIOR REPORTER -  Opposition leader and MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai will, this week, take the acrimonious fight for control of the opposition party to Britain. Tsvangirai is expected to address renowned British policy-think-tank, Chatham House, before meeting the party’s structures in the UK and Ireland, as his fight with hawks agitating for regime […]

‘MDC-T councillor forced self on victim’

LADISIOUS GUKUTIKWA -  A witness in the trial of an opposition MDC-T Harare Ward 33, Budiriro, councillor Sydney Chirombe, charged with alleged sodomy, has said the accused person forced himself on his ‘victim’ to submit to the abominable act. Chirombe (49) was apprehended alongside his partner, Joseph Muchena (23), pants down by alert police patrolling the […]

Algerian airline jet crash kills 166

An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 116 people on board, including 50 French nationals crashed yesterday, an Algerian aviation official confirmed. Air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair MD-83 around 50 minutes into the flight after the crew reportedly asked to change course due to […]

Update: Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed: Algerian official

(Reuters) – An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said. There were few clear indications of what might of happened to the aircraft, or whether there were casualties, but Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said […]

Algeria Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar

Spanish private airline company Swiftair says it has lost contact with one of its airplane operated by Air Algerie with 110 passengers and six crew members on board. The company says in a notice posted on its website that the aircraft took off from Burkina Faso at 01:17 local time and was supposed to land […]

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

Alan Watts

Chitukutuku leaves Zinara

EMMERSON NJANJAMANGEZI -  Frank Chitukutuku, the Zimbabwe National Road Administrator (Zinara) chief executive on Thursday finally left the national road authority. Transport and Infrastructure Development minister Obert Mpofu told journalists at the inauguration of a substantive Zinara board in Harare that Moses Juma will be the acting chief executive pending the appointment of a new CEO […]

Industrial index down, as mining rise

The industrial index shed a further 0,66 points (0,36%) to close at 184,95 points at the close of trading yesterday. Radar lost a hefty 5,98 cents to close at 2,02 cents, Hippo eased 5 cents to trade at 65 cents and TA HLD slipped 1,51 cents to 15 cents. Econet and Meikles both traded a […]

Industrial index retreats in Thursday trade

The industrial index shed a further 0.66 points (0.36%) to close at 184.95 points. Radar (RADR.zw) lost a hefty 5.98 cents to close at 2.02 cents, Hippo (HIPO.zw) eased 5 cents to trade at 65 cents and TA HLDS (TAHO.zw) slipped 1.51 cents to 15 cents. Econet (ECO.zw) and Meikles (MEIK.zw) both traded a cent lower to […]

National Tourism Policy launched

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA -  Government on Thursday launched the National Tourism Policy, an ambitious plan, which seeks to increase tourist arrivals from 2,5 million to 3,2 million by 2015. The policy, which was officially launched by Vice President Joice Mujuru, who is the patron of the tourism and hospitality industry, also seeks to increase tourism receipts from […]

Investors snub govt instruments

EMMERSON NJANJAMANGEZI -  Little appetite by the public for savings instruments introduced by government is constraining national efforts to promote a medium to long term savings culture. Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa told parliament on Monday that there were no takers for savings instruments proposed in his 2014 budget statement. “I want to see […]

‘Prioritise tourism infrastructure development’

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA -  Zimbabwe should upgrade its tour facilities to world class standards if it is to increase the potential of tourism industry, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority board chairman Marah Hativagone has said. Speaking to the media on Monday ahead of the launch of the Tourism Industry Policy in Harare on Thursday, Hativagone said infrastructure development […]

PGM output up 17% at Mimosa

TONDERAYI MUKEREDZI BUSINESS EDITOR – Improved stability of the plant at Mimosa Mine catapulted Platinum Group Metals (PGM) production by 17% to 60,818 ounces quarter-on-quarter, co-parent company, Aquarius Platinum, which owns 50% of the mine, said in production results for the fourth quarterly 2014. In its production results to 30 June 2014, Aquarium Platinum said a number […]

Midlands vow to triple milk output

DOSMAN MANGISI MIDLANDS CORRESPONDENT -  Dairy farmers in the Midlands province have targeted to triple milk production by training and introducing new players in the sector. Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) national vice chairman Emmanuel Zimbandu told The Zimbabwe Mail that the province which leads in milk production, producing 6,5 million litres from January […]

Fidelity to offer London gold prices

BUREAU CHIEF – Government is working on measures to ensure that the country’s official gold buyer, Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) offers gold prices that are consistent with London metal prices to stem massive smuggling of the mineral out of Zimbabwe, Finance and Economic Development deputy minister,  Samuel Undenge announced on Wednesday. Undenge made the […]

US actor charmed by Kudzai Sevenzo

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER – Visiting United States of America actor and artist, Nyambi Nyambi Jnr, has commended Kudzai Sevenzo as a vastly talented actress he has ever seen from Zimbabwe. Nyambi, who is in the country for Almasi Collaborative Arts talent search, hailed Sevenzo and promised to work with her in some future projects. The Los […]

Dotcom under fire

PROBLEM MASAU -  Rising musician  Dotcom — real name Tendai Chipara — has come under fire from  Utakataka Express camp who accuse him of being a copycat. Dotcom recently released his fourth album titled Zvakutapira and Peter Moyo’s lieutenants immediately protested, arguing that the album is littered with the late Tongai Moyo’s vibe. They alleged […]

Mash Central Talent Expo on cards

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER -  The province of Mashonaland Central possesses so much artistic talent that, however, lacks  exposure at national level. It is the province where artistes like Oliver ‘Tuku’  Mtukudzi, dancehall musician Freeman and former Black Spirits band member, Picky Kasamba, hail from. Even the late politicians Border Gezi and Elliot Manyika  were  also musicians of […]

‘Barometer’ of BBA Zim’s celeb ‘nominees’

NIGEL  PFUNDE -  The popular reality television series Big Brother Africa Season 9 bursts into life in September and a series of auditions were conducted the whole of last week with many hopefuls failing to make it. In line with their policy, Multichoice Zimbabwe has maintained a tight lid on the names of those who […]

DJ Munya returns to limelight

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER – Veteran radio personality and club dee-jay Munya Mlimo better known as DJ Munya has been in ‘hibernation’ from the club scene preferring to perform production roles. He, however, makes a rare appearance this Friday at Private Lounge in the capital, where he is a guest dee-jay at the potentially explosive ‘Celebrity Deejay […]

Squabbles rock Dendera Kings band

NIGEL PFUNDE -  The music empire that youthful musician Douglas Chimbetu is attempting to built is teetering on the brink  following a massive fall-out between him and most of his Dendera Kings    band members. The squabbles have seen the departure of some of the Dendera Kings senior members (names withheld) with indications that a […]

Health ministry confirms seven measles cases

STAFF REPORTER About 190 suspected measles cases have been reported in the country and seven cases have been confirmed as rubella, the ministry of Health and Child Care has revealed. Measles is a highly contagious infection that causes a rash all over the body. It is caused by a virus. It is spread when an […]

Circumcision reduces syphilis incidence — new study

MARY TARUVINGA -  A study presented on Tuesday at the 20th International Aids  Conference (Aids 2014) in Melbourne, Australia, found positive links between voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and a reduced incidence of syphilis, not just in men but in their female partners as well. Syphilis is a highly contagious disease spread primarily by sexual activity, […]

Microbicides, future HIV infection prevention strategy

MARY TARUVINGA -  Clinical studies in East and Central Africa have shown that microbicides could be the answer to prevent new HIV infections in serodiscordant partners, a scenario in which one of the partners is infected with HIV and the other is not, an expert has said. Microbicides refers to substances that could be used […]


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Chapungu seek Triangle revenge

DOSMAN MANGISI -  Premiership returnees Chapungu will be on a revenge mission this Saturday when they welcome Triangle United to their Ascot Stadium fortress for the two sides’ second-ever clash in the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League. In the first league meeting between the sides on July 13, Triangle United emerged 1-0 victors courtesy of […]

Pfumbidzai confident of ending derby pain

DON MAKANYANGA – CAPS United defender Ronald Pfumbidzai is confident the Green Machine will end a five-year winless run against arch rivals Dynamos when the two sides clash in a Castle Lager Premier League return match at the National Sports Stadium on Sunday. The 20-year old left-back told The Zimbabwe Mail it was high time they […]

Twalumba brace for Gunners test

EMMANUEL MARAMBE – World Navi Northern Region Soccer League (NRSL) outfit Twalumba are bracing for a stern test when they face log leaders Gunners at Dzivaresekwa Stadium in Harare on Saturday. The youthful Twalumba have struggled for consistency in what is turning out to be a highly competitive first division, winning just four of their […]

Chingoka steps down

SPORTS REPORTER – Peter Chingoka’s 22-year reign as Zimbabwe Cricket chairman came to an end yesterday, with Wilson Manase, who was his deputy, taking over the reins. And on what was a day littered with changes for local cricket, long-serving assistant coach, Stephen Mangongo was appointed substantive national cricket team gaffer, with the incumbent, Andy […]

Afghanistan embarrass Zim to level series

BUKHOSI MANGENA Zimbabwe’s national cricket team plunged new depths yesterday when they crumbled to a 100-run defeat at the hands of Asian minnows Afghanistan at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo as the ODI series between the sides ended 2-2. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field, but the move had little effect on the […]

Seamers help Afghanistan square series

After losing the first two games, Afghanistan had their backs to the wall, needing nothing less than wins from their two remaining games to show what they were made of. After scraping through on Tuesday by two wickets, they trounced Zimbabwe by 100 runs, thanks to their seamers who looked primed to take the game […]

Rory McIlroy sets sights on Masters and dominance

Rory McIlroy hopes to “dominate” golf and emulate the success of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods after his Open Championship success. A two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool added the Claret Jug to McIlroy’s2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship wins. “I feel like there’s a lot more left in me,” said the 25-year-old, who is “confident” of completing a Grand […]

Tiger Woods targets win after recovering from surgery

Tiger Woods insists winning is his only goal at this week’s Open Championship despite another injury-hit season. Woods, who won the last of his three Opens at Royal Liverpool in 2006, had surgery in March for a back injury that “made it difficult to get out of bed”. But despite playing only one tournament since then, the […]

Japan experience vital: ZJGA

SPORTS REPORTER-  The Zimbabwe Junior Golf Association (ZJGA) believes the country’s budding golfers can build on their experience in the recently concluded Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan and put up a better performance next year. Zimbabwe, who were represented by the quartet of Stuart Krog, Justin Kersten, Kieren Vincent and Mbongeni Maphosa, finished […]


PIC OF THE DAY
A doll is seen lying on the ground as part of the evicted farmers property at Banana Groove Farm in Goromonzi South: Sixty families are living in the open after being evicted from the farm by a Marondera messenger of court: PIC: Angela Jimu
A doll is seen lying on the ground as part of the evicted farmers property at Banana Groove Farm in Goromonzi South: Sixty families are living in the open after being evicted from the farm by a Marondera messenger of court: PIC: Angela Jimu
Zimra’s tax collection, radical not sustainable

This week I travelled to Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Masvingo to assist a client in a customs post entry audit case. The reception we got when we entered the manager`s office was second to none. We were spoilt for choice on non-alcoholic beverages. We could not take all that was put before us. The service […]

Junior football development neglected

The world’s biggest football showcase came to an end in Brazil, 10 days ago, after 32 days of action with the football fans across the globe given a 64-match treat that resulted in Germany being crowned the Kings. It was the Germans’ fourth title, with their previous victory at such a prestigious stage being in […]

Womanhood: A matter of heart, not figure

There are certain things that women grow up to believe, hate or love, and all this  because of what men and society often say about those things. Junior schoolteachers can make or break a child’s resolve in life and in turn ruin their future as they (children) tend to be vulnerable to what the teachers […]

Zimra executing its national mandate

SUITABLE KAJAU -  Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has a critical national mandate of collecting taxes from all responsible organisations and citizens. It derives its mandate from the Revenue Authority Act [Chapter 23:11], of 2002. This act specifies that Zimra is responsible for assessing, collecting and accounting for revenue through the ministry of Finance. The revenues […]

Need for order, restoration

The once so called ‘Beautiful City’, Harare, has become a bee-hive due to over population and traffic congestion beyond control, causing a danger to the society. There’s need for restoring order in the city as early as possible to curb against accidents Bank and Bute streets which are adjacent to the Market Square have become […]

Residents sitting on health time bomb

Residents have raised an outcry over the City of Harare’s water disconnection spree, which they fear will expose them to another diarrhoea outbreak due to poor hygiene conditions. These concerns were raised at a public meeting that was conducted by the Combined Harare Residents Association (Chra) in Glen Norah 0n Thursday. Residents pointed out that […]