Chinamasa Denies That Government Agenda Is To Underdevelop Matebeleland

FINANCE Minister Patrick Chinamasa has distanced the Zanu PF led government from the perennially sorry state of Matebeleland provinces, insisting lack of development in the vast area had all to do with the country’s erstwhile white rulers. Chinamasa was speaking in Parliament last week after opposition MDC MPs challenged him to explain why the country’s western region continued to lag behind in terms of development. First to challenge the minister was Magwegwe MP, Anele Ndebele…

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‘Nothing Can Stop Me From Becoming A Cabinet Minister If I Want’-Grace Mugabe

‘Nothing Can Stop Me  From Becoming A Cabinet Minister If I Want’-Grace Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace has inadvertently admitted having sway over the state President’s decision making, telling the State controlled Sunday Mail newspaper there was no force that could stop her from becoming cabinet minister. In a wide-ranging interview with the government controlled weekly to mark her 50th birthday, Grace said she had been inundated with requests from unnamed individuals to take up a ministerial post but turned them down. “There has been speculation out there…

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MDC-T Abandons ‘No reforms No Elections’ Strategy , And Re-engages The West -Mwonzora

MDC-T  Abandons ‘No reforms No Elections’ Strategy , And  Re-engages The West -Mwonzora

THE MDC-T says it has abandoned its no reforms no elections strategy with  secretary general Douglas Mwonzora revealing that he will this week lead a party delegation to Europe where they are expected to brief western governments and party supporters on the country’s state of affairs ahead of the 2018 elections. Mwonzora told NewZimbabwe.com at the weekend that his delegation will, among other countries, visit England, Norway and Australia. “The four day visit has been…

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‘I Have Never, In Any Way,In Any Place, At Any Time , Said I Want To Be President’ -Grace

‘I Have Never, In Any Way,In Any Place, At Any Time , Said I Want To Be  President’ -Grace

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe has revealed that Zanu PF bigwigs angling to succeed President Robert Mugabe had embarked on a smear campaign targeting her out of fear that she harboured ambitions to take over power from her 91-year-old husband. In a wide-ranging interview with the State media during her lavish 50th birthday celebrations at her expansive Borrowdale home in Harare on Saturday, Grace conceded that Zanu PF had been rocked by power struggles centred on…

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‘If Immigration Give You 3 , When You Have 90 days, You Know Your Rights. Ignore !’-Malusi Gigaba

‘If  Immigration  Give You 3 , When You Have 90 days, You Know Your Rights. Ignore !’-Malusi Gigaba

South Africa’s affairs minister Malusi Gigaba has said immigrants would not be declared undesired persons simply because officials at ports of entry granted them unreasonable days to be in South Africa. “If an immigration official gives you three days, when you have 90 days, you know your rights. Just ignore them. Simply ignore them,” Gigaba told reporters in Pretoria. “It is not the immigration officer that is going to declare you undesirable. It is the…

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‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By Welsman Ncube

‘The Sour Taste Of Marginalisation’-By  Welsman Ncube

‘Critics argue that the deindustrialization of Bulawayo, for example, is Gukurahundi by economic means rather than by the gun and the bayonet.’ THIS week I revisit one of my favourite subjects – devolution. When we as MDC fought the last election under the banner of ‘Devolution is our Revolution’, very few cared to pay attention let alone understand the essence of our message given the state of our politics which still refuses to be issue…

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‘If Mujuru Didn’t Gossip About Me, I would Be Silent Over Her Grand Corruption & Conspiracy’-Grace

‘If Mujuru Didn’t Gossip About Me, I would Be Silent  Over Her Grand Corruption  & Conspiracy’-Grace

GRACE Mugabe has opened up about her fight with former vice president Joice Mujuru, revealing that she would have kept mum about the latter’s alleged grand corruption and conspiracy if the VP had not gossiped about the First Lady. President Robert Mugabe’s wife also tells the Sunday Mail, in an interview marking her 50th birthday, that Mujuru was on course to take over from the aged and ailing veteran leader until she rejected advice –…

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‘Probe Companies Owned By Judges Following Their Supreme Court Ruling’-Jacob Mafume

‘Probe Companies Owned By Judges Following Their Supreme Court Ruling’-Jacob Mafume

MDC Renewal spokesperson Jacob Mafume has said it is necessary to probe the companies owned by Judges following their Supreme Court Ruling which granted companies permission to dismiss workers after giving three months notice. “Oh had I been an editor for the day just one day when the Supreme court judgement was issued . Black Friday for workers would have been my heading,” said Mafume. “Workers of Zimbabwe unite would have been another. I would…

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OAUS Condemns The ,Systematic , And Arbitrary Persecution And Arrest Of Its Members

OAUS Condemns The ,Systematic , And Arbitrary  Persecution And  Arrest Of Its Members

STATEMENT – Tichaona Danho, the Occupy Africa Unity Square (OAUS) member who was one of the two who accompanied Itai Dzamara when he first handed in the original petition on 17th October 2014 was called in to answer questions about an alleged threat towards a police officer. Mr Danho reported to Harare Central Police Station on Wednesday 22 July 2015 as instructed in company of Advocate Kwaramba from Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR). He…

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Journalist ‘Edgar Gweshe’ & 2 Activists Released From Cells After ZLHR Intervention

Photographers who were arrested on Friday for taking pictures at protected areas were on Saturday released after the intervention by lawyers for human rights from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights organization, it has been learnt. ZLHR Communication officers Kumbirai Mafunda indicated that the three Journalist Edgar Gweshe and activists Charles Nyoni and Don Makuwaza spent the night in police custody following their arrest. “We are happy that the legal interventions of human rights lawyer…

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