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Mnangagwa’s commission on military killings challenged

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of a seven-member commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that led to the killing of seven civilians in Harare by members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on August 1, 2018 has been challenged. BY CHARLES LAITON On August 29, Mnangagwa appointed a commission, led …

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Forecast drought: ED engages experts

Felex Share Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday met International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) director-general Dr Martin Kropff with whom he discussed ways of enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of erratic rains expected in the 2018-19 farming season. CIMMYT, a research and training institution head-quartered in Mexico, is …

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Harare basketball league to kickoff on Sept 22

The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) has finally pencilled the commencement of the 2018/19 season to September 22 following a meeting with the clubs representatives over the weekend. BY GARISH PHIRI The league commencement had been stalled by a number of squabbles, but common ground was reached at the weekend. HBA …

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Alderman Sibanda laid to rest

BULAWAYO’S Alderman Alexius Mackson Sibanda, who died last Friday, was laid to rest at Lady Stanley Cemetery yesterday. BY TALENT GUMPO Some of the Aldermen and council officials follow proceedings at Alderman Alexius Mackson Sibanda’s funeral procession at Amphitheatre in Bulawayo yesterday The late Alderman served as councillor at the …

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War veterans shelve anti-Mugabe demo

WAR veterans have put on hold plans to demonstrate against former President Robert Mugabe, demanding that the re-naming of the country’s foremost international airport after him be reversed. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Formerly Harare International Airport, but renamed after the former Zanu PF leader just before the military intervention that triggered …

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Chombo sued over $44k farm water bill

FORMER Finance minister Ignatius Chombo has been taken to court by the Lower Manyame Sub-Catchment Council over an outstanding $44 000 water bill at his farm in Rafingora. BY CHARLES LAITON According to the court papers, Manyame Sub-Catchment Council’s statutory obligation in terms of Water Act includes the granting of …

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Zim not white man’s burden

We are on the edge of an epoch in Zimbabwe. echoes: CONWAY TUTANI The nation could experience a new normal, so to speak, as the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has only a matter of days to validate President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win, as announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission following the just-held …

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Zanu PF supporter hangs self using ‘Mnangagwa scarf’

ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa’s trademark scarf became an instrument of death after a 29-year-old Chinhoyi man used it to hang himself following a domestic dispute. BY NUNURAI JENA Mathingson Gandawa, who was a staunch Zanu PF supporter, allegedly hanged himself at his home in White City suburb after a …

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MDC Alliance candidate challenges results

LOSING MDC Alliance candidate for Chimanimani West Constituency, Canaan Matiashe has filed a petition at the High Court in Mutare challenging Zanu PF candidate Nokhutula Matsikenyeri’s narrow victory in the just-ended polls, where he alleged massive vote-buying and intimidation by the latter. BY KENNETH NYANGANI Matiashe, through his lawyer Chris …

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Mental patient goes berserk, kills 2

A 28-YEAR-OLD suspected mental patient from Chief Neshangwe’s area in Chikomba went berserk before killing his uncle and aunt using an ox yoke on Saturday. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Learnmore Chikunguwo was arrested in Wedza after fleeing from the scene following the murder of his uncle, Edward Chikunguwo (53) and his …

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