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Account for Itai Dzamara – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

The Vigil marked the third anniversary of the abduction and presumed murder of the human rights campaigner Itai Dzamara. He was an inspiration to us and not long before his disappearance he sent us this message: ‘Your protest is not in vain.’ We are glad to see that Western diplomats in Harare are calling on President Mnangagwa to account for this outrage – one of the many committed by the Mugabe regime from which Mnangagwa must distance himself if he is to justify the welcome he has been given by…

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Zanu-PF exonerates three former ministers

Three former Cabinet Ministers, some who were alleged to be G40 foot soldiers in the Midlands Province have survived the chop after the Zanu-PF Politburo decided to exonerate and reintegrate them into the party. The Politburo ordered the province to work with former Ministers, Francis Nhema, Chiratidzo Iris Mabuwa and Fred Moyo whom they were accusing of fronting G40 machinations. Mberengwa North representative in the National Assembly Cde Tafanana Zhou has also been cleared of any wrong doing. In an interview last week, Zanu-PF Midlands provincial chairman Engineer Daniel McKenzie…

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Ex-Zanu PF leader’s farm saga haunts govt

A trust for the late Ndabaningi Sithole is seeking a court order declaring the acquisition of the politician’s Chulu Farm illegal, null and void. The late Ndabaningi Sithole This is after it filed a High Court application demanding compensation for the nationalist’s farm, which was compulsorily acquired by government in 1993. The application comes at a time President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised his government would compensate former white commercial farmers who lost their land during the country’s bloody land reform programme that took place in the early 2000s. In the…

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Former CAPS keeper Muchambo up for theft

Former CAPS United goalkeeper Jorum Muchambo is caught in the eye of a storm for allegedly stealing two mobile phones and various accessories from his ex-girlfriend Talent Matsengarwodzi. Jorum Muchambo The footballer was arraigned before Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday facing charges of theft. He pleaded not guilty at the commencement of trial arguing that Matsengarwodzi had given him the said goods as “gifts” while they were still love birds. Muchambo was remanded out of custody. Allegations are that sometime in the month between June and July 2017, the 33-yerar-old goalkeeper…

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US lifts ban on Zimbabwe elephant trophy hunting

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has finally lifted a ban on elephant trophies imported from Zimbabwe. American press reported yesterday that FWS said it will now grant permits for sport-hunted elephant trophies on a “case-by-case basis”. This is a radical retreat by US President Donald Trump, who only last November appeared to indicate that he was keen on keeping the Barrack Obama-era blanket ban in place. The ban was put in place in 2015 following the illegal slaying of the iconic lion, Cecil by American bow-hunter, Charles…

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Amon Murwira Editor's Choice Education Featured Local News 

‘Nyagura was never suspended’ – Amon Murwira

Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira says University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended, declaring that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the power to suspend a vice chancellor. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira He said he is yet to receive communication from Mnangagwa as the chancellor of all State universities, suspending Nyagura. This was after Senator Siphiwe Ncube had inquired why Nyagura was still reporting for duty despite being sent on paid leave pending the outcome of his…

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‘Return Dzamara dead or alive’ – Family

The family of activist Itai Dzamara, who went missing exactly three years ago, has said  Zimbabwean authorities must return him to them dead or alive. Itai Dzamara (left) and fellow activists of the Occupy Africa Unity Square protest. (Picture by Daily News) Dzamara was getting his haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed men seized him, shoved him into an unmarked truck and sped off. He hasn’t been seen since. Dzamara, 35 then, was a journalist…

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Lawyers speak on Emmerson Munangangwa’s legal acumen

President Emmerson Mnangwaga backers always flatter him for his legal prowess and often refer to him as a “distinguished lawyer.” Then former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa responds to questions from legislators in the National Assembly Critics, however, opine that evidence available so far proves contrary. They say Mnangagwa has lurched from one legal mistake to the other since assuming the high pressure job in November last year — from his decision to mess up ministerial appointments; his pronouncement in Davos that elections will be held in May when under the…

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Zanu PF tackles rivals on social media

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not taking the threat of social media for granted and has urged Zanu PF youths to fight toe-to-toe with opposition parties as the ruling party bids to capture the elusive youth vote. Mnangagwa, who has been using his newly reactivated social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, admits he is not as techno-savvy as the younger generation but urged Zanu PF youths at the wing’s inaugural assembly to engage the opposition on social media. “Isu nana Mai Muchinguri-Kashiri hatizvigone. Musakundwa mu social media imomo pindai mu…

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Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo Featured News Politics 

Court grants temporary reprieve for Ignatius Chombo

Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo, facing charges of criminal abuse of office, has been successful in having his bail conditions relaxed by the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo arrives at court to face corruption charges, in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Chombo made the application through his lawyer Lovemore Madhuku to be allowed to report twice a week at Marlborough Police Station on Monday and Friday between 6 am and 6 pm. Chombo has been reporting at the same precinct three times a day,…

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