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Accident victims named

  STAFF REPORTER – Police have released names of 16 out of 18 people killed in a road accident near Bubi River along the Masvingo-Beitbridge highway on Monday morning when a minibus collided  head on with a truck. According to National Police spokesperson, Paul Nyathi, the deceased are Tawedzerwa Charumbira (56), Stella Nyatsadza (34), Amos […]

$80m NRZ equipment lying idle

NKOSANA SIBANDA -  Equipment worth $80 million that was meant for the National Railways of Zimbabwe’s (NRZ) electrical train project is lying idle and may soon be obsolete after 270 kilometres of copper cables were stolen. In an interview on the side-lines of the tour of the NRZ’s workshops by the parliamentary portfolio committee on […]

‘Police are failing’

ANNASTANCIA MURUBI -  Zanu PF youths at times take-up the job of policing because the country’s law enforcement agents are not doing their work effectively, Mashonaland East Provincial Affairs minister Simbaneuta Mudarikwa said at the weekend. Mudarikwa told villagers gathered at a field day held at Gorejena Farm in Marondera on Friday that while police […]

Wadyajena takes a dig at Mutasa

XOLISANI NCUBE SENIOR REPORTER -  Gokwe-Nembudziya MP Justice Mayor Wadyajena on Monday took a dig at party secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa, saying he is a divisive element bent on fanning factionalism. Wadyajena, a Midlands MP and believed to be a loyal cadre to Justice minister, Emmerson Mnangagwa, told a  party gathering at Buno Primary […]

‘Moyo should be challenged’

DUMISANI SIBANDA – Former Zipra commanders like Phekezela Mphoko and Ambrose Mutinhiri have a right to challenge Zanu PF National chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo for the post of vice president, war veteran and former Zanu PF provincial chairperson for Bulawayo, George Mlala said on Tuesday. The VP post fell vacant last year following the death […]

Moyo fights on

TENDAYI MADHOMU -  Information Media and Broadcast Services Minister, Jonathan Moyo on Monday filed an application with the Supreme Court challenging the Electoral Court’s dismissal of his election petition to nullify Tsholotsho North MDC-T Member of Parliament, Roseline Nkomo’s victory. Moyo, through his lawyer, Terrence Hussein of the Hussein Ranchhod firm, argued that the dismissal […]

US slaps more sanctions on Russia

Washington – President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that the United States will join the European Union in slapping new sanctions on Russia’s energy sector, arms industry and financial institutions. The broader economic measures will hurt Moscow’s ability to secure dollar financing for its banks, in the toughest attack yet on its economy since it […]

At least 24 die in Guinea concert stampede

Conakry – A stampede during a rap concert on a Conakry beach on Tuesday left at least 24 people dead, Guinean hospital officials said. The government declared a week of national mourning after what it called a “tragic drama” on the beach in the capital city’s northern Ratoma suburb where popular Guinean rap group Instinct […]

Suicide bombers attack 2 mosques in Nigeria

Kano – Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in northeast Nigeria’s Yobe state late on Tuesday, killing at least six people and injuring several others, witnesses told AFP. Boko Haram Islamists were blamed. The first explosion rocked an open air mosque belonging to a Shi’ite Muslim sect in the Dogo Tebo area of the town of […]

“Faith activates God – Fear activates the Enemy.”

Joel Osteen

Equities on the rebound

Equity counters reversed their free falling as the industrial index added 0.77 points (0.42%) to close at 184.37 points. NATFOODS (NTFD.zw) gained 5 cents to trade at 200 cents and OLD MUTUAL (OML.zw) moved up 2 cents to close at 260 cents. Tobacco processor BAT (BAT.zw) traded a cent higher at 1301 cents whilst OK ZIMBABWE […]

NRZ to receive DBSA loan

State-owned rail company plans to sign a mandate letter for Development Bank of Southern Africa to help reorganise its finances, said the general manager of National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) Lewis Mukwada. “What will be signed is the mandate letter for them to structure the finances of what we need,” Mukwada said by phone on […]

Lobels commissions $3m plant

REX MPHISA- Lobels Zimbabwe last Friday commissioned a new $3 million state of the art plant in Bulawayo with a capacity to produce 100 000 loaves per day. A similar plant is expected to be commissioned in Harare next month. Lobels also unveiled part of its 60 brand new fleet of delivery trucks. Lobels, one […]

Prices fall sharply since January

TATENDA MACHEKA- Prices of most basic goods have declined considerably between January and June this year, in sync with the deflationary trends obtaining in the economy. Information obtained from National Income and Pricing Commission (NIPC) show that prices of a number of goods recorded negative growth rates between the period concerned. A 100 mls of […]

Bureaucracy cripples Zim’s geo-indication status

TONDERAYI MUKEREDZI BUSINESS EDITOR -  Zimbabwe needs to satisfy a number of procedures, among them, crafting a geographical indication (GI) law for it to reap geographic indicator status benefits in its interim economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU). EU head of delegation in Zimbabwe Ambassador Aldo Dell’Arricia told The Zimbabwe Mail on Monday that […]

Tourism Ministry under fire

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA -  The ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry was on Monday taken to task by Parliament for allegedly misusing over $336 000 in tax-payer’s funds and purchasing six second hand vehicles against government regulations. The parliamentary portfolio committee on Public Accounts quizzed the ministry on why it purchased six pre-owned vehicles ahead of […]

Mines ministry restructures

EMMERSON NJANJAMANGEZI -  Government has abolished  the post of Mining Commissioner in a move meant to rationalise the operations of the ministry of Mines and bring service delivery close to the people. The move follows media reports that Mines and Mining Development minister, Walter Chidhakwa, had ordered a shutdown of all mining commission offices across the […]

Mineral revenue falls by 8% to $596m

RUMBIDZAI MASHAYAHANYA -  Zimbabwe earned $596,4 million from mineral revenue during first half of 2014, which is an 8% decline when compared with the same period the prior year, figures released by the Minerals and Marketing Corporation (MMCZ) indicate. The state owned minerals marketing company said during the period under review, the mining industry faced […]

Dalny Mine needs $10m for restart

TATENDA MACHEKA -  Falcon Gold Zimbabwe (Falgold) says its Dalny Mine in Kadoma requires over $10 million in new capital to reopen the mine shut in August last year but cannot afford the cash drain spawed by the current gold price and taxation regime. Falgold directors are hoping the sale of the mine’s assets along […]

Foreign acts trickle in for Zimfebi

PROBLEM MASAU -  Swedish artistes have already started trickling in for the much anticipated Zimbabwe Music Festival Bira (Zimfebi) which is slated for a week starting August 5 2014. Five artistes have already arrived and are enjoying the hospitality of the country, while nine are expected to touch down at Harare International Airport this Saturday. […]

Where are they now?

PROBLEM MASAU -  Zimbabwe has had so many talent searches in the past years. The notable competitions being the Starbrite Talent Search and CBZ A Academy which was hosted by Gary Thompson and became a permanent feature on national television in the early 2000s. Zimbabweans have also participated in regional talent searches. Some of the […]

Dancehall star to represent Zim at Makhado Festival

ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER -  Local dancehall star Drum Dada (real name Tendai Matara) will represent the genre at the annual Makhado Music Festival in South Africa which begins on July 31 and runs through to August 2. Drum Dada will be leaving the country this week. “I am happy to be representing the country at such […]

‘Tin Tin’, mentor of her own career

GRACE CHIRUMANZU -  Growing up as a young girl in rural Murehwa, one of Zimbabwe’s star actresses was considered by the community as a mannerless child as she talked too much and loved dancing a lot, even in front of her adult relatives. Her late mother, who nicknamed her ‘Tin Tin’, was the only one […]

‘Tafadzwa Macheso’ in botched car deal

NIGEL PFUNDE – Sungura musician Alick Macheso’s ex-wife Fortunate (Tafadzwa) Mapako  is involved in a botched car deal and is fighting with a local car dealer who alleges that she (Tafadzwa) owes him money for the purchase of a Renault Leticia vehicle. The vehicle is valued at $5 000. Ironically, this debt row follows hot […]

Beyonce, Jay Z’s marriage ‘crumbling’?

A new report claims Beyonce and Jay Z’s marriage is allegedly falling apart. A source close to the pair insists that recent reports about their marriage being in trouble are true and they have more of a business than a romantic relationship right now. One pal told the New York Post: “Knowing them as I do, […]

World records progress on fighting viral hepatitis

STAFF REPORTER -  World Health Organisation has hailed new progress in tackling hepatitis, which is one of the world’s most serious infectious diseases, particularly in Zimbabwe. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases which affect millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1,4 million people every year. […]

Midwives aspiring to have own centre

MARY TARUVINGA -  Zimbabwe Confederation of Midwives (Zicom) says having its own one-stop centre is a dream long overdue which would enable them deliver the best service and save more lives of mothers and children. Lilian Dodzo, Zicom president, told The Zimbabwe Mail it was unprofessional for an old organisation which represents a key population […]

PSI embarks on Protector Plus night campaigns

MARY TARUVINGA – Population Services International (PSI) has ventured into Protector Plus night campaigns in a bid to promote usage of a new brand of condoms, New Man in Town, as the fight against HIV and Aids continues, an official has said. The campaign is targeted at the vulnerable population who spent their time in […]


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Ntini cries foul over player exodus

LOWVELD CORRESPONDENT -  Chiredzi FC coach Gishon Ntini is crying foul over the departure of at least half-a-dozen players after his appointment last week. The players who left the club as Ntini prepared the team for last weekend’s Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) match against Buffaloes, among them Munyaradzi Chiwara, Wellington Kamudyariwa, Fidelis Mangezi, […]

FC Platinum shell out $20k for Shabanie striker

DON MAKANYANGA – Midlands outfit FC Platinum have snapped up promising striker Ashley ‘Mabhurugwa’ Mukwenya from cross-town rivals Shabanie Mine in a deal worth $20 000, The Zimbabwe Mail can reveal. An insider at Pure Platinum Play told The Zimbabwe Mail they had tied down the striker on a one-and-a-half year deal with a one […]

‘Barca coaching clinic an eye opener’

DON MAKANYANGA -  Premiership coaches who attended the two-day training clinic that was conducted by coaches from Spanish giants Barcelona in the capital hailed the event, calling on the organisers to increase the event’s time-frame in future. The workshop, for which all 16 PSL coaches were invited, was organised by the league’s sponsors  Delta Beverages under the […]

Afghanistan clinch test match

Zimbabwe A’s batting line up crumbled in spectacular fashion to hand Afghanistan a 35-run victory in a test match played at the Country Club in Harare this morning. Resuming play on 208 for 6, Zimbabwe A’s tail-enders never settled in the match as Afghanistan’s Yamin Ahmadzai dismissed John Nyumbu for just a single run in […]

Zim A close in on Test victory

GRACE CHIRUMANZU – Mark Vermeulen scored a century as Zimbabwe A slowly turned things around to end Day 3 of the first unofficial Test match against Afghanistan at The Country Club in Harare 54 runs short of victory. Chasing 262 to win, Zimbabwe were 208/6 at stumps yesterday with the duo of Luke Jongwe (5) […]

Zim A under siege at Country Club

GRACE CHIRUMANZU – Zimbabwe A Monday threw away an opportunity to set themselves up for a for a convincing victory over visiting Afghanistan when they crumbled to 165 all out in their first innings, having started the second day on 135/6. The Asian side, who had made just 105 runs on the first day of […]

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
Zim’s cricket struggles: Manase, Mangongo face uphill task

Cricket in Zimbabwe is a sport with a respectable following. In fact, asserting that it is the second most popular sport after football despite the current attendance figures at cricket grounds in Harare and Bulawayo suggesting otherwise, may not be too far off the truth. Of course, after more than a decade of  failure, the […]

The power of prayer

There was a time when l read the Bible and heard of the many miracles performed by the Lord Jesus Christ, the Prophets and the Apostles. I used to ask myself why the people then did not believe. Now my eyes are opened. What happened during biblical times and as one reads the Bible today, […]

Army vehicles that turned civilian

The best opportunities in life do not come when things are well. Best ideas usually crystallize in the most difficult of circumstances. That is so with Mahindra and the Hummer vehicles. Legend has it that Mahindra was manufactured during the Second World War to defy all odds by travelling on any terrain. In 1945, two […]

Media traversing a rugged terrain

Mass media can be defined as non-personal channels of broadcasting a message to the general public and the practice is called journalism. Principally, the mediums include national newspapers, radio, internet and television. The profession of journalism is regarded as very critical to societal development, cohesion and unity. Although like any other profession it has its […]

Education still exploitative

May I, through you newspaper express disappointment with the way the ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is conducting its business. We now hear that they have not imposed a blank ban on the issue of extra lessons as what appeared in the local papers this week. That is besides the point, but what their […]

Shun foreign players — buy local

It has been a long while I watched local soccer but on Sunday I went  to watch the much publicised Harare derby without taking sides. I was buffled by the crop of foreign players on both sides. Dynamos have Patrice Mbimba  from DRC. When a club buys a player from another country we expect that […]