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Chiyangwa sues Zanu PF women’s league chair for $1m

ZANU PF Central Committee member, Phillip Chiyangwa, has taken Harare women’s league provincial chairperson, Ratidzo Mukarati, to court demanding $1 million from her over alleged defamatory statements uttered at the recently-held women’s national meeting. BY CHARLES LAITON The flamboyant businessman, who is also aspiring House of Assembly candidate for Zvimba …

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Zim starts programme to eliminate TB cases among children

WITH an estimated one million global paediatric cases, only 43% have been identified, leaving many children in danger of unknowingly hosting the epidemic. BY VANESSA GONYE Zimbabwe is in the process of finding ways to ensure that more of these cases are identified and eradicated in a bid to save …

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Dabengwa throws weight behind Chamisa

ZAPU president Dumiso Dabengwa who pulled out of the presidential race at the last minute, yesterday revealed that his party is backing MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa’s candidacy. BY NQOBANI NDLOVU Chamisa is one of the 23 presidential aspirants who filed papers at the nomination court on Thursday to contest …

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ED threatens Zanu PF rebels

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday threatened unspecified action against Zanu PF rebels who defied the party and will stand as independent candidates in next month’s polls in protest at the manner they were elbowed out in party primary elections. BY TATENDA CHITAGU Addressing thousands of Zanu PF supporters at a rally …

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Zvimba CEO, town planner released

ZVIMBA District Rural Council chief executive officer, Peter Hlohla and his accomplice former town planner Takura Mabaya who are accused of fraud and criminal abuse of office were yesterday removed from remand. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE The two, who appeared before magistrate Victoria Mashamba, were facing allegations of illegally allocating land …

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Toddler seeks $16 000 for artificial limbs

Emily Nyamadzawo from Nketa, Bulawayo is seeking $16 000 to enable her daughter, Rosemary, (3), who was born with undeveloped limbs, get artificial limbs in South Africa. BY TALENT GUMPO The procedure costs $16 000, but the family will also require more funds to cover travelling expenses. Nyamadzawo (35) said: …

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Mangondo rattles Zanu PF

ZANU PF member of the National Consultative Assembly Noah Mangondo’s move to stand as an independent candidate has shaken his party in Mashonaland East with provincial leaders expected to embark on a massive campaign to avoid embarrassment. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Mangondo, a former central committee member, on Thursday successfully filed …

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Re-usable sanitary pad project pays off

GOROMONZI — “I accompanied about 50 women to Harare for a re-usable sanitary pad making training workshop only to find myself as a participant. It is the time for other men to venture into re-usable sanitary making projects and help our female candidates in ensuring that every woman has access to …

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Chicken Inn striker Tarumbwa scores own goal

CHICKEN Inn Football Club player, Obadiah Tarumbwa has been slapped with a 12-month suspended jail term for defaulting on paying maintenance for his children. BY SILAS NKALA Tarumbwa pleaded guilty to contempt of court charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Rachael Mkanga on Wednesday. The magistrate convicted and sentenced …

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‘2015 prison riots caused by inmates seeking escape’

A REPORT by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Home Affairs on the attempted jail break at Chikurubi Maximum Prison in 2015 has revealed that the action was not caused by food shortages, but by inmates who wanted to escape. BY VENERANDA LANGA The committee chaired by Makokoba MP …

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