Author Archives: Staff Reporter

Huge defeat awaits Zanu PF

The violence which has rocked Bikita West ahead of tomorrow’s parliamentary by-election is enough proof that Zanu PF faces defeat in the coming 2018 polls. By Pardon Maguta,Our Reader Zanu PF supporters at a rally Civil society organisations like ZimRights, Heal Zimbabwe Trust and Zimbabwe Peace Project, which quickly condemned the violence, did the right thing. We cannot condone violence

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AMHVoices: Zimbabwe and fake news

“Journalism has changed tremendously because of the democratization of information. Anybody can put something up on the Internet. It’s harder and harder to find what the truth is.” Robert Redford Fake news articles which have caused much havoc during and after the US Presidential campaign are not a new phenomenon in Zimbabwe. Every year rumours of President Mugabe’s death circulate

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LATEST: Gambia’s Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance

By Tim Cocks BANJUL Jan 20 (Reuters) – West African leaders were due in Banjul on Friday morning to offer Gambia’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh a last chance to step down peacefully before regional forces, which have already entered the country, oust him. Troops from regional bloc ECOWAS, spearheaded by Senegal and Nigeria, crossed into Gambia on Thursday at the

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South Africa reviews special permits for Zimbabweans

South Africa is reviewing the Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZPS) to decide the fate of about 200 000 Zimbabwean immigrants whose permits expire in December. In an interview yesterday, South Africa’s Home Affairs Department spokesperson Mr Mayihlome Tshwete said Minister Malusi Gigaba was applying his mind to the issue. “The Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba is applying his mind on

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Tsvangirai no longer Zanu PF target: Mujuru

Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru yesterday said her party had become the latest target of President Robert Mugabe’s violent campaign and the ruling party’s nemesis, Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T was enjoying a rare reprieve. BY TATENDA CHITAGU Zimbabwe People First leader Joice Mujuru In a final throw of the dice to drum up support for her party candidate, Kudakwashe

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‘Govt to build 500 000 houses for civil servants by mid next year’

GOVERNMENT has announced an ambitious programme to build 500 000 housing units for civil servants in the next 18 months, as part of efforts to reduce the housing backlog and incentivise its workers. BY XOLISANI NCUBE Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting in Harare yesterday, Local Government ministry secretary, George Mlilo, dismissed suspicions that the project was politically timed to coincide with

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ZTA disown Magaya tourism envoy award

THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has refused to recognise the tourism brand ambassador award granted to Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Walter Magaya, saying the award was granted unprocedurally. BY REJOICE CHINGWARU PHD Founder Prophet Walter Magaya This follows reports that Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs minister Mirriam Chikukwa had last month appointed Magaya as Harare’s tourism brand ambassador.

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