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HCC introduces shuttle buses

JAIROS  SAUNYAMA – Harare City Council (HCC) yesterday approved a shuttle bus service between the city’s four major bus ranks, a move that is meant to push out illegal taxis which are now a common feature in the central business district. The shuttle buses will charge R3 per trip instead of  the R5 currently being […]

Villagers to petition Mugabe

NKOSANA  SIBANDA – Ndlovu villagers, whose area is located 30 kilometres from Victoria Falls, are set to present a petition to President Robert Mugabe after losing their communal land to a private contractor. As the situation turns volatile, villagers who are facing eviction without compensation from the land they have inhabited since 1955, after being […]

CMED flights fuel tender

RICHARD CHIDZA – State transporter CMED, still reeling from a fuel deal that went horribly wrong, resulting in the loss of a staggering $3 million, has once again invited tenders for the supply of petroleum products. According to an advertisement flighted in the media over the weekend, CMED is seeking to engage “reputable, reliable and […]

MDC-T youths ‘banish’ Hlalo

NKOSANA SIBANDA – Bulawayo’s MDC-T youths have gone a step further than the party’s National Executive Committee decision to suspend Senator Matson Hlalo over the weekend, and have called for his expulsion from the party amid allegations of bringing the name of the party into disrepute, amongst a litany of charges. At a press conference […]

Chamisa confronts Tsvangirai over rift

RICHARD CHIDZA – MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Saturday came face-to-face with the party’s organising secretary, Nelson Chamisa, for the first time since the Mutare fiasco at which it is reported that tempers flared, leading to an altercation between the two. Impeccable sources within the party, hit to the core by a second damaging split […]

Political hate speech high – ZPP

STAFF REPORTER – Politically motivated violence has remained subdued although hate language among political parties has remained high, as the main political players prepare to go for their elective congresses, a local peace watchdog has said. Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), a non-government organisation specialising in peace campaigns and monitoring, said politically motivated violence has remained […]

Nigeria hopes girls will be released by Tuesday

Abuja – Nigeria aims to have secured the release of 200 girls kidnapped by Islamist Boko Haram militants by Tuesday, a senior source at the presidency told Reuters on Saturday, although he declined to comment on where the transfer would take place.”I can confirm that FG (the federal government) is working hard to meet its […]

Isis execute man for ‘filming Syrian HQ’

Beirut – Islamic State group jihadists have executed a man in northern Syria they accused of filming their headquarters and displayed his body on a cross, a monitoring group said on Saturday. The man was put to death in the Aleppo province town of Al-Bab on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. His […]

Many goods stolen in SA go to Nigeria – police

Johannesburg – Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spate of mall robberies across the country, police said on Saturday. “The service providers have confirmed that the majority of the items are activated in Nigeria,” Lieutenant General Solomon Makgale said. “The recipients use courier services to […]

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Econet Wireless snaps Telecel Globe assets

TATENDA MACHEKA – Econet Wireless Global (EWG) has acquired the assets of Russian global telecoms operator, Vimpelcom, which is the parent company of Telecel Globe, in the Eastern and Central African countries of Burundi and the Central African Republic. EWG group chief executive officer Craig Fitzgerald confirmed the transaction, which took place on the Cairo […]

New medical tariffs not viable – Cimas

BUSINESS REPORTER – One of the country’s biggest medical aid society, Cimas says it cannot afford to settle claims due to service providers, based on the new tariffs. It said the new tariffs could only be paid if members’ contribution rates were put up. However, it did not believe members would be able to afford […]

Business embrace employee wellness

LADISIOUS GUKUTIKWA – Zimbabwe Business Council on Aids (ZBCA) has rebranded and changed its name to the Zimbabwe Business Council on Wellness (ZBCW). The change is in keeping with Council’s new thrust to fully focus attention on both HIV and Aids and the wellness of employees at the workplace, as well as the viability and […]

Govt labour costs balloon

TATENDA MACHEKA – Government’s propensity to overspend is showing no signs of relenting despite overwhelming demands for fiscal discipline and introduction of austerity measures. Latest statistics from government show that government’s total expenditure for May was $278 million against a total income of $275m while its expenditure in June   amounted to nearly $371m against […]

Boost for Kariba Dam rehab

TONDERAYI MUKEREDZI – The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) says it has held very successful meetings with funders of the rehabilitation of Kariba Dam, paving the way for a timely resumption of repair works of the massive water edifice. Several donors have positively responded to a request from Zambia and Zimbabwe to assist with the rehabilitation […]

Tourism entrepreneurship key to economic recovery

 RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA – Tourism entrepreneurship is the turnkey solution that youths could utilise in order to contribute more towards the growth of a vibrant tourism economy, a hospitality expert said. African Sun chief executive Shingi Munyeza told the young professional conference during the Sanganai/Hlanaganani Travel Expo in Harare on Thursday  that hospitality training institutions in […]

Mwana’s Zim entities ramp up output

RUMBIDZAI  MASHAYAHANYA – Mwana Africa’s Zimbabwean-based nickel and gold entities, Bindura Nickel Company (BNC) and Freda Rebecca have increased production by 23% and 5% respectively in the quarter ended September. Mwana Africa said gold production at Freda Rebecca rose to 16 555 ounces from 13 503 in the previous quarter as a result of improvements […]

Small holder farmers boost food security

TATENDA MACHEKA – Family farming and smallholder farmers’ has made a significant contribution towards achieving ‘zero hunger’ in communities, a cabinet minister has said. Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development minister Joseph Made told stakeholders attending World Food Day commemorations in Mutoko yesterday that family farming has made a telling difference in ensuring food security. “It […]

More farmers take to tobacco farming

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA – Four thousand and one more farmers have so for registered to grow tobacco for the 2015 season compared with  last year, the Tobacco Industry and Market Board (TIMB) has said. The new registrants brings to 75 580 the number of registered tobacco growers from 71 078 last week. The TIMB said the […]

Kunenyati to revive Kasongo

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER – Yester-year musician, Knowledge Kunenyati of the famous Kasongo Band is looking for instruments so he could return to the music scene. Kunenyathi who, a few months ago, left people shocked as he narrated his promiscuous past experiences said he still has the energy to resume live shows.  The aging musician who is […]

Save Molly gala held

PROBLEM MASAU – Thousands of Masvingo residents on Saturday thronged Caravan Park to attend a musical gala to raise money for Mollen Makoni who is supposed to go for a kidney transplant in India. Musicians Sulumani Chimbetu, Mathias Mhere, Sabastian Magacha and Somandla Ndebele took turns to entertain the crowd that thronged the gala. The […]

Simba Tagz, Ice Prince in collabo

NIGEL PFUNDE – Zimbabwean hip hop producer and artiste Simbarashe Tagwireyi, popularly known on the Zimbabwean hip hop scene as Simba Tagz, has collaborated with award-winning African hip hop sensation Ice Prince on a song Dont Leave. The song was produced by Simba Tagz himself. The Oleku hitmaker, Ice Prince noted that the song was […]

Uncle Ritchie for Njama awards

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER – The star continues to shine for Uncle Richie of the Zvirikumbofamba Sei fame as corperates and showbizz continue to show faith in him. Tonight, he will  entertain guests at the annual National Journalism and Media Awards (Njama) ceremony at a local hotel in the capital. Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development  […]

Meet Martha Mamombe – ZiFM’s finest newsreader

PROBLEM MASAU – She oozes confidence. Her unmistakable voice is sweet to the ear, at the same time commanding. She has a unique way of making listeners stay glued to the radio, as she reads the news. Meet Martha Mamombe (pictured),  ZiFM’s  news anchor. Martha is one of the new voices that were given a […]

Makosi to host Sisters’ Keepers Conference

NIGEL PFUNDE – Popular television host Makosi Musambasi is set to host a one-day conference dubbed the Sisters’ Keepers Conference on October 25 at the Celebration Centre in Borrowdale, Harare. The Conference will be running under the theme; How To Turn Lemons to Lemonade and is being co-ordinated by  Sisters’ Keepers Foundation – a locally […]

Public awareness key in eczema treatment

MARY TARUVINGA – There is need to accelerate efforts in disseminating public awareness on eczema, which is fast becoming one of the key problematic non-communicable diseases affecting all populations, Eczema Association of Zimbabwe Trust (Eazt) official has said. Eazt communications officer, Heather Phiri last week emphasised the importance of public health education, saying information gaps […]

Nurses, midwives – busiest in care delivery

HEALTH REPORTER – Nurses and midwives continue to carry the heaviest workload at various health institutions while working in an unfriendly environment, Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals principal nursing officer, Helena Mavhaire, has said. Speaking at the institution’s graduation and prize-giving ceremony last week, Mavhaire said they worked under difficult conditions of scarce materials and financial […]

170 midwives graduate

MARY TARUVINGA – Ninety-three general nurses and 77 post basic nurses have successfully completed their midwifery training at the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals (PGH) where they passed with flying colours. Addressing delegates at the nurses’ graduation and prize giving ceremony held in the capital yesterday, PGH principal tutor Margret Nkomo said the graduands from three […]


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Buffalo Junior leapfrog Mutare City

MANICALAND CORRESPONDENT – The fierce battle for promotion in the Eastern Region Division One league continued on Sunday when Buffalo Junior edged Eastern Stars 1-0 at Vengere Stadium to displace Mutare City Rovers at the summit of the log standings. Mutare City, who were the log leaders going into the latest round of matches, were surprisingly […]

Mapeza eyes Chibuku Super Cup glory

DON MAKANYANGA – FC Platinum gaffer Norman Mapeza has set his sights on his second silverware with the Zvishavane-based club after his charges reached the Chibuku Super Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Black Rhinos at the weekend. The win over the army outfit meant the platinum miners reached their fourth cup final this […]

Chiredzi fined over Ntini

SPORTS REPORTER – The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Panel has found outspoken Chiredzi FC gaffer Gishon Ntini guilty of bringing the game into disrepute with his club slapped with a $1 250 fine following a hearing on September 10. The Lowveld-based club has been given 14 days to advise the PSL of the action […]

Queens edge BAC in Byo Metro league

BUKHOSI MANGENA – A classy all round performance by veteran Christopher Mpofu steered Queens Sports Club to a two wicket victory over old foes BAC in a Bulawayo Metropolitan Province first league cricket match played at Queens Sports Grounds over the weekend. Queens won the toss and chose to field restricting Bulawayo Athletic Club (BAC) to […]

Butt top scores for Zim in Fatullah

Zimbabwe on Monday made a lacklustre start to their six-week tour of Bangladesh, after they were bowled out for 241 runs on the first day of their three-day tour match against the BCB XI. The home side also lost one wicket in their reply late in the day in Fatullah and were 11/1 at stumps. […]

Zim women’s cricket team braces for SA tour

SPORTS REPORTER – The Zimbabwe women’s cricket national team convenes next Tuesday for a week-long training camp ahead of their tour of South Africa. Precious Marange is expected to captain the women’s side on their trip to South Africa’s port city of Cape Town for the tour which runs from October 27 to November 6. […]

Steyn, Bentley qualify for BMG Classics

SPORTS REPORTER -  Zimbabwean professional golfers Sheldon Steyn and Greg Bentley Wednesday qualified for the BMG Classic which begins at Glendower Golf Course in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday. Bentley carded a 73 to finish tied for seventh place in the BMG Classic qualifier yesterday, while Steyn was placed 10th after posting a 75. Jeffrey […]

Zim golfers head for BMG Classic Qualifier

SPORTS REPORTER – Five Zimbabwean professional golfers Sheldon Steyn, Greg Bentley, Tongoona Charamba, Ignatius Mketekete and Micky Hough are set to compete in the Bearing Man Group (BMG) Classic Qualifier at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg, South Africa this week. The Zimbabwean quintet are among the 66 golfers who will be bidding for a place […]

SA golfer wins Hwange Open

SPORTS REPORTER – South African professional golfer Musiwalo Nethunzwi upstaged a strong local contingent to win the $15 000 Hwange Open Sunday. Musiwalo, who was among the leaders going into Sunday’s final round at Hwange Golf Club, having posted rounds of 74 and 69 on Friday and Saturday respectively, carded a 74 to tie for […]


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Sunset reflection at Kulizwe lodge overlooking the Zambezi river in Binga. PIC: Angela Jimu
Sunset reflection at Kulizwe lodge overlooking the Zambezi river in Binga. PIC: Angela Jimu
Daily Inspiration with Arthur Marara

Be a generational thinker “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago,” Warren Buffett. The words of Warren Buffet take me back to my rural home in Guruve. I have had the benefit of being in my grandfather’s orchard, which is populated with mango trees. Out of […]

Daily Inspiration with Arthur Marara

Develop your gifts: my story I went to school to be a lawyer, but I never went to school to be an author and a motivational speaker. What I know is that I struggled with English language and communication and got a “C” in English (“O” and “A” Level) and Communication skills (University). I have […]

Don’t be deterred by risk

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” — Helen Keller A story is told of a blind man had been waiting […]

Thumbs up to CCZ

Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ) is the only consumer watchdog in Zimbabwe. It is a welfare organisation registered in accordance with Zimbabwean laws. CCZ’s main activities involve lobbying and advocacy, consumer education, complaints handling, consumer representation and many other functions as stipulated in their organisation’s constitution I was pleased and well convinced by CCZ when […]

Crisis of expectation in the MDC formations

The current goings on in the MDC movement are tragic, shocking and epochal. The demise of the MDC, as we know it, is a tremendous loss to the Zimbabwean political landscape. Deductive reasoning shows that the party is teetering towards political obscurity. Lack of vision and strategy has cost the MDC dearly. The party has […]

Govt must end unemployment

Unemployment is a major problem in the country affecting the majority of people. So, can we say we are living in a free Zimbabwe when most people are jobless? The First Lady was right when she said people are angry and that ZanuPF must deliver as per promise or they wont be voted into power […]