‘Legislate A Ban Against Electric Geysers To Reduce Power Usage’-Energy Ministry

‘Legislate A Ban Against Electric Geysers To Reduce Power Usage’-Energy Ministry

ZIMBABWE has literally become a blackout nation as the country struggles with a crippling electricity supply crisis which has forced daily power cuts lasting as long as 18 hours in some areas. The country has, for years, failed to generate enough electricity to meet its needs forcing power utility ZESA to ration supplies as it does not have the money to plug the shortfall with imports. But the crisis has worsened in recent days after…

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‘2008 Election Violence?,..Aaaah I Was Not Involved!’-Jabulani Sibanda

‘2008 Election Violence?,..Aaaah I Was Not Involved!’-Jabulani Sibanda

Outspoken former war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda has denied widespread claims that he orchestrated the bloody 2008 election campaigns. At the time, Sibanda was a Zanu PF member. In a question and answer interview excerpts gleaned from the Zimbabwe Independent, Sibanda said no genuine war veteran participated in violence. He blamed the violence on a “Third Force”. “When I was national chairman of war veterans in 2008, there was no genuine war veteran who was…

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Bright Xsmas?….’We Don’t Think So!’-ZESA Announces 18HR/ Daily Power Cuts

Bright Xsmas?….’We Don’t Think So!’-ZESA Announces 18HR/ Daily Power Cuts

Zimbabweans should brace for 4AM and 10PM daily electricity cuts, ZESA Holdings has announced. The country is experiencing serious blackouts blamed on breakdowns and repairs at the power plants. Bulawayo suburbs will be without power between 4AM and 10PM for the better part of the week. The load shedding schedule published by Zesa Holdings subsidiary, the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, indicated that most of Harare’s suburbs will be without power between 4AM and…

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‘1.5 Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid’-UN World Food Programme

‘1.5 Million Zimbabweans Need Food Aid’-UN World Food Programme

VILLAGERS in some parts of the country are skipping meals and foraging for wild fruit as food stocks run out after a poor harvest blamed on drought and controversial land reforms. “Even if the children complain of hunger there is nothing we can do about it,” says Rabian Chidamba, 40, a mother of four who lives in Musana district northwest of Harare. She has cut the family’s meals to two a day as she ekes…

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‘Eaglesvale Headmaster, Salaries Officer &Bursar In US $800 000 Fraud, Trial’

‘Eaglesvale  Headmaster, Salaries Officer &Bursar  In US $800 000 Fraud, Trial’

EAGLESVALE Senior’s head and other officials were dragged to the courts Wednesday on allegations of defrauding the school of US $800 000. Salaries officer Cheryl Botha, 52, headmaster Naison Tirivari, 60, and bursar Charles Blessing Shokobishi, 57 were not asked to plead when they appeared before magistrate Francis Mapfumo. They were released on US$1,000 bail each with stringent reporting conditions and were remanded to October 30. The complainant in the case is the vice chairperson…

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Zim Gvt Doctors Vow To Unleash ‘Devastating , Coordinated’ National Strike

Zim Gvt Doctors Vow To Unleash ‘Devastating , Coordinated’ National Strike

GOVERNMENT doctors have vowed a nationwide “devastating and coordinated” industrial action before the end of the year, accusing their employer of failing to fulfil pay promises made late last year. “When a doctor, who is tasked with the huge responsibility of delivering God given lives survives from hand to mouth, it becomes inevitable that doctors will not be ashamed to be labelled radicals. “Therefore, the health ministry should brace for a nationwide, devastating and coordinated…

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‘MDC-T Youths, Must Do Judo & Karate, MPs Must Possess Guns’??-Mliswa

‘MDC-T Youths, Must Do Judo & Karate, MPs Must Possess Guns’??-Mliswa

All MDC-T youths should take courses in judo and karate and MPs must possess licensed guns that they may use in self-defence, Former Hurungwe West Member of Parliament (MP), Themba Mliswa said. Mliswa, who is also a fitness trainer reportedly told MDC-T youths  during the party’s 16th Anniversary commemoration rally held at Nharira Business Centre in Chikomba District. – Mliswa said his advice was not intended to promote violence but to enable youth to defend…

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Acting President Mnangagwa, Unaware Thousands Go Months without Pay? ?

Acting President Mnangagwa, Unaware Thousands Go Months without Pay? ?

In what is clearly, undisputable indifference and lack of compassion towards the suffering people of Zimbabwe, the acting President, VP Emmerson Mnangagawa announced in parliarment that he is unaware that thousands of the nation’s local authorities, have spent several months without wages. In his defence he argued , in response to MDC-T MP Ronia Bunjira in Parliament that,  if  this  is true, then an investigation has to be conducted The MDC T MP had queried Mnangagwa, on why council employees of across the…

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‘Vascoda Mugabe, Jets Off To New York’, At The End Of His Latest Visit To Zimbabwe

‘Vascoda Mugabe, Jets Off To New York’, At The End Of His Latest Visit To Zimbabwe

President Mugabe and the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe share a lighter moment with Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko (partly obscured) before departing for the United Nations General Assembly in New York at Harare International Airport last night.—(Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba) Mabasa Sasa President Mugabe yesterday left for New York in the United States for the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, where global leaders are gathered to discuss some of…

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Mugabe’s Omnipresence A Major Obstacle To Realignment Of Zimbabwe’s Laws’

Mugabe’s Omnipresence A Major Obstacle To Realignment Of Zimbabwe’s Laws’

The obstacle to a sincere and professional alignment of the laws of Zimbabwe is, in my view, Robert Mugabe’s omnipresence as an institution through the so-called Office of the President (OotP) in the Zimbabwe state. I refer to Bill Watch 46/2015 of 23rd September [General Laws Amendment Bill: “Minor” Amendments (Part IV)]. Veritas has carried out a brilliant analysis of the GLA Bill and rightly found it falls woefully short of its stated aim of…

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