Harare Airport Runway Lifetime Expires In 3 Years, Unless US$11 Million Rehabilitation

THE runway at Harare International Airport, among the longest in Africa, faces being declared unsafe in three years if government fails to complete its rehabilitation while debris from the stalled works poses risks to aircraft, Parliament has heard. Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) announced the rehabilitation of the runway in July 2011 which, on completion, will be five kilometres long. The repairs were part of a major facelift for the airport and included the…

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!Harare Mayor Manyenyeni, Adamant , That Pro-Zanu PF Town Clerk Mahachi Is Out!’

HARARE mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has dug in his heels, insisting the capital city’s chief administrator, Town Clerk Tendai Mahachi, remains “suspended”. The mayor has tried to suspend Mahachi before, only to be overruled by former local government minister Ignatius Chombo who was replaced by Saviour Kasukuwere in a cabinet reshuffle Monday. This time Mahachi was not “suspended” but told to stay at home for a bit. Manyenyeni told journalists at a press briefing Tuesday that…

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Mugabe Branded Him “Devil Incarnate” Last Year, Appoints Moyo Into Cabinet

Mugabe Branded Him “Devil Incarnate” Last Year, Appoints Moyo Into Cabinet

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe on Monday moved his information minister, who he branded a “devil incarnate” last year, to an education department role in his second cabinet reshuffle since December. Former Minister of Information Jonathan Moyo, whom Mugabe says appointed opposition sympathisers as editors of state-owned newspapers, is now minister of higher and tertiary education, the secretary to the president and cabinet, told reporters. Mugabe last year complained bitterly about Moyo’s activities in the party and…

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‘I am Rich But I’m Not A Satanist,’ Says Prophet Magaya

‘I am Rich But I’m Not A Satanist,’ Says Prophet Magaya

Prophet Walter Magaya has said he is far from being a Satanist and the label is coming from his detractors. He said he is not a poor man but very rich and powerful. Magaya reportedly told a gathering in Gaborone, Botswana while responding to a question linking him to Satanism. Below is an extract from H-METRO: “In God’s ministry there are thorns and such thorns grow with you as the ministry expands and that does…

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Grace Mugabe Son’s Debt Collectors Abandon Mercedes Benz ML, & Flee For Their Livese

Grace Mugabe Son’s Debt Collectors Abandon Mercedes Benz ML, & Flee For Their Livese

TWO emissaries sent by First Lady Grace Mugabe’s son, Russell Goreraza, to collect his “dues” from Kadoma’s Telrose Mine, which is at the centre of an ownership wrangle between him and Jameson Rushwaya, had to flee for their lives leaving behind one of their vehicles last Thursday as the mine workers bayed for their blood. According to the Newsday, Munyaradzi Kashambe and Mike Chimombe, who are Affirmative Action Group (AAG) provincial presidents for Mashonaland West…

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Cuthbert Dube Denied Canadian Visa To Watch Today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final

Cuthbert Dube Denied Canadian Visa  To Watch Today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final

  Troubled Zifa president Cuthbert Dube was denied a visa by the Canadian Embassy as he had  planned to travel and watch today’s Fifa Women’s World Cup final. The Zifa boss has been absent from local football events, including Warriors matches, only to resurface at international occasions. He was in Zurich in May for the 65th Fifa Congress where he expressed his love for embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter in front of international media despite…

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Legendary Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

Legendary  Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

The 67-year-old died at Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Joburg, this afternoon.  The soul brothers group has a large following in Zimbabwe especially in Matabeleland Region. Soul Brothers manager Welcome Nzimande told Daily Sun: “We are shocked and saddened by the news of David’s death. We didn’t expect it so soon.   “His death has left a void in the mbaqanga music scene. He was one of the pioneers of the genre. May his soul rest…

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Zanu PF Youths Invade Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s Farm

  Suspected Zanu PF supporters on Friday invaded former Politburo Member and Minister of Masvingo Provincial Affairs Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s farm and stole fence running between the farm and neighbouring communal lands. Bhasikiti accused Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Shuvai Mahofa and outgoing Mwenezi District Administrator Stanley Chamisa of instructing the supporters to carry out the invasion. According to Masvingo Mirror, Bhasikiti said the act is criminal as they vandalized a private property. “There are people who…

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Mandatory Unleaded Petrol Blending Ratio Up From 10-15 Percent In Zimbabwe

Government has increased the mandatory blending ratio of unleaded petrol from 10 percent ethanol to 15 percent with immediate effect following significant improvement in supplies of ethanol from Green Fuel. The move is likely to see a decrease in the pump price of the blend which is currently pegged between $1,46 and $1,53 per litre, depending on location. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge announced the new ratios in a Government Gazette published…

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Parastatals Board Members, Face Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Parastatals Board Members,  Face  Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Board members of several parastatals face imminent dismissal as Government flexes its muscle to stem corruption through the National Code on Corporate Governance. This week alone, board members from three parastatals were fired for corruption, gross abuse of financial resources and poor corporate governance. The code, which came into effect in April, provides a framework for corporate conduct for both the public and private sectors focusing mainly on issues of corruption, corporate disclosure, communication and…

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