MDC Renewal Set To Adopt New Name, (People’s Democratic Party)-Jacob Mafume

MDC Renewal  Set To Adopt New Name, (People’s Democratic Party)-Jacob Mafume

MDC Renewal Team say they are set to adopt a new name (People’s Democratic Party) with a view to giving the electorate “confidence” ahead of the 2018 national election. “We need a new narrative that gives people of Zimbabwe hope and confidence and we need a sellable brand name and People’s Democratic Party is gaining traction and this is going to happen in August,” spokesperson Jacob Mafume told NewZimbabwe.com in an interview Thursday. The Renewal…

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Ministry of Information Media & Broadcasting Services To Be Replaced With Dpt In President’s Office’

Ministry of Information Media & Broadcasting Services To Be Replaced With Dpt In President’s Office’

The Ministry of Information Media and Broadcasting Services portfolio is set to be phased out and replaced by a mere department in the President’s office the Zimbabwean reported. President Robert Mugabe last week transferred Jonathan Moyo from the Ministry of Information to that of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, leaving Public Service, Labour and Social Services minister Prisca Mupfumira holding fort in an acting capacity in a move described by observers as…

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Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

Leading Economist Says Street Vending Is An African Problem Of Bad Governance

HARARE: Street vending is not exclusive to Zimbabwe but is an African problem which speaks to poor governance of resources by both domestic and external actors, a local economist has said. In an interview with Newzimbabwe.com, Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SARST) executive director John Makamure said Africa’s resources are not contributing to the development of the region as the resources were being exploited by both domestic and external investors. Makamure said corruption played a…

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Egypt: Six Killed In Clashes Amid Brotherhood Protest

Egypt: Six Killed In Clashes Amid Brotherhood Protest

  At least six people have been killed in clashes between Islamist protesters and police in Egypt’s capital Cairo. The clashes happened after prayers marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan The violence broke out during demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the banned Muslim Brotherhood after prayers at the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The authorities blamed unknown assailants for firing on the march. But the Muslim Brotherhood…

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Mugabes, The ‘Source Of Zimbabwe’s Misery’, Seek Donations For Grace’s 50th Birthday

Mugabes, The ‘Source Of Zimbabwe’s Misery’, Seek Donations For Grace’s 50th Birthday

Festivities are being planned to mark First Lady Grace Mugabe’s 50th birthday next week, five months after a lavish birthday bash was held to celebrate her husband’s 91st. Organisers are asking sponsors to “celebrate this important milestone” in the First Lady’s life by making “generous cash donations” towards the Amai (Mother) Grace Mugabe Jubilee. “Well-wishers are invited to kindly donate in cash or kind towards any of [the] Charity organisations which Amai patronises,” said an advert…

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Mugabe’s Stance On Missing Itai Dzamara ‘Is Irresponsible And Unfortunate.’-Dzamara Family

Mugabe’s Stance On  Missing Itai Dzamara ‘Is Irresponsible And Unfortunate.’-Dzamara Family

The family of Itai Dzamara yesterday described President Robert Mugabe’s position on the missing activist as “irresponsible and unfortunate.” It said, despite all the statements and theories peddled by the government and Zanu-PF against their relative, they consider the State as their “primary suspect”. Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba was recently quoted saying, the government could not be blamed for the Occupy Africa Unity Square (an anti-Mugabe lobby group) leader’s disappearance. Charamba dismissed calls for Mugabe…

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Zimbabwe Gvt Summons French ambassador Laurent Delahousse Over Itai Dzamara Stance

Zimbabwe Gvt  Summons French ambassador Laurent Delahousse Over Itai Dzamara  Stance

Government yesterday summoned French ambassador Laurent Delahousse after he pulled a shocker on Tuesday by proposing a toast to MDC-T activist Itai Dzamara who was reported missing since March, accusing officials of abducting him. Sources close to the meeting said the Foreign Affairs Ministry, led by acting Secretary Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe, protested over the French envoy’s untoward act. Delahousse said in his disappearance, the former journalist had become a symbol and he would not let…

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S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings Of Zim women By Gang

S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings  Of Zim women By Gang

South African police are investigating cases in which two Zimbabwean women were killed, three raped while 25 people were kidnapped by a gang of criminals targeting mainly Zimbabweans travelling to that country. The incidents occurred between May 30 and July 11 and victims who escaped reported the matter to police. The gang, which includes a couple based in Musina, reportedly targets women travelling between Musina and Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. It is understood the…

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