Zimbabwe Court Postpones Trial Of Hunter Theo Bronkhorst Over Cecil The Lion’s Killing

A Zimbabwean court on Wednesday postponed to Sept. 28 the trial of a local hunter accused of failing to stop American dentist Walter Palmer illegally killing the country’s most prized lion last month.”Theo Bronkhorst was arrested last week and charged with breaching hunting rules when he helped Palmer lure Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, out of Hwange National Park and shoot him with a bow and arrow, in a case that caused international outrage online…

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Two Brothers & Friend Jailed 10 Years Each For Stealing Crushed Quarry Stones Along Rail Line

Two Brothers & Friend Jailed 10 Years Each For Stealing Crushed Quarry Stones Along Rail Line

MARONDERA: Two brothers and a friend have each been slapped with 10 year jail terms by a regional magistrate for stealing quarry stones from the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) in April this year. Brothers, Forbes and Rodrick Soroti and one Jewel Matinenga of Rujeko, were recently found guilty by Magistrate Clever Tsikwa of conniving to steal quarry stones along a railway line in the town on April 19. According to State prosecutor, Memory Mandudzo,…

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Zimbabwe Government Orders Probe On Land Barons Illegally Selling State Land

Zimbabwe Government Orders Probe On Land Barons Illegally Selling State Land

GOVERNMENT has intensified war on land barons, politicians and cooperative chairpersons illegally selling State land to unsuspecting home seekers and has instructed police to start the probe into such land deals. Addressing journalists yesterday, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, said Government had noted that a number of barons had emerged over time. “The position of Government is that it has to stop forthwith, we are now invoking the law….

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Regency Grp (Flamboyant, Chevron, Panyanda hotels, Ritz Night Club & Fairmile Hotel’ Fire 251 Workers

Regency Grp (Flamboyant, Chevron, Panyanda hotels, Ritz Night Club & Fairmile Hotel’ Fire 251 Workers

The late Zanu PF politician and minister Eddison Zvogbo’s family REGENCY Group of Hotels, (Flamboyant, Chevron, Panyanda hotels, Ritz Night Club & Fairmile Hotel) has fired 251 workers  . The company becomes one of the many taking advantage of a Supreme Court ruling allowing employers to fire workers without terminal benefits Regency owns Flamboyant, Chevron, Panyanda hotels, Ritz Night Club in Masvingo and Fairmile Hotel in Gweru. Affected workers, including the chief executive Fredrick Kasese, were…

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‘Mutasa In Battle To Earn US$150-000 Annually From Nyafaru Primary & High Schools Rent & Fees’

‘Mutasa In Battle To Earn  US$150-000 Annually From Nyafaru Primary & High Schools Rent & Fees’

Former Zanu PF secretary for  Administration , is embroilled in a nasty fight to control two schools Didymus Mutasa, in Inyanga so that he can pocket US$150-000 annually in fees, and has since directed school officials to pay rent to him.  Mr Mutasa, who is reported to have hit hard times, recently wrote to the school officials informing them that Nyafaru Primary and Nyafaru Secondary schools in Kairezi Range, under Chief Tangwena on the border…

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‘We Will Now Install Tollgates In Urban Centres , If You Dislike Them, Don’t Come To Town!’-Obert Mpofu.

‘We Will  Now Install Tollgates  In  Urban Centres , If You Dislike Them, Don’t Come To Town!’-Obert Mpofu.

THE government will not go back on its planned urban tolling project despite protests by motorists, Transport and Infrastructural Development minister Obert Mpofu has said. Speaking at the 2015 National Driver of the Year competition awards ceremony in Bulawayo on Sunday, Mpofu said the urban tolling project had received overwhelming support from some provinces in the country and the government would “soon” start installing them. “Those travelling on major roads want tollgates,” said Mpofu. “Only…

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‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

‘Finance Minister Chinamasa Is Mediocre And Economically Illiterate’-Tendai Biti

FORMER Finance Minister Tendai Biti has hit out at successor Patrick Chinamasa for allegedly failing to detect the real causes of the country’s economic catastrophe when presenting in his mid-term fiscal policy review statement last Thursday. In the statement, Chinamasa revised the country’s revenue projections for 2015 to $US3,6 billion, down from $US3,99 billion while estimating government expenditure to hit US$4,1bn by the end of the fiscal year. The downward revision followed tax collector, ZIMRA’s…

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US Airlines Ban Transporting , Hunters’ Big-Game’ Trophies’ After Uproar Over Cecil The Lion

Three U.S. airlines have announced they will no longer allow hunters to bring their big-game trophies on flights amid the recent uproar over an American who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe. American joined Delta and United Airlines Monday in refusing to permit certain animal trophies aboard. Effective immediately, American said it “will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies,” in a tweet American Airline ✔@AmericanAir Effective immediately, we will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies….

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Supreme Court Ruling: 1,300 NRZ Workers Fired, No Pay Since 1Yr Ago & No Benefits

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has fired 1,300 workers without salaries which have not been paid since June last year or even terminal benefits, some of those affected said Monday. NewZimbabwe.com last week reported that the crippled parastatal would take advantage of the Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to retrench without paying terminal benefits and fire more than 1,000 employees. State media moved to play down the numbers, claiming the parastatal would only get…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls On Conor McGregor To Defend The Honour Of Cecil The Lion.

Schwarzenegger took to social media to make a proposal: ‘“If you think shooting the predator on the right makes you brave; Arnie suggests getting in the Octagon with McGrego.” Arnold Schwarzenegger has called on Conor McGregor to defend the honour of Cecil the lion. There has been worldwide outcry at the news the protected animal was shot with a crossbow for sport. Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed him after paying for a hunt to…

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