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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Police Hunt ‘Spanish’ Hunter Who Killed ‘Cecil -Zimbabwe’s Most Famous Lion’ For £35,000

An international hunt is underway to find the head of one of Zimbabwe’s most famous lions, Cecil, who had been the star attraction at the Hwange national park the since late 2000s, and is thought to have been killed by a ‘North American’. The police are also looking to arrest the hunter, who is believed to have paid £35,000 for the chance to kill a lion. Cecil was shot with a bow and arrow then…

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‘Short Of Me, There Would Be No Foot ball To Talk About In Zimbabwe’-Cuthbert Dube

‘Short Of Me, There Would Be No Foot ball To Talk About In Zimbabwe’-Cuthbert Dube

ZIFA president Cuthbert Dube has bragged about his leadership credentials, saying had he not been around there would be no football to talk about in Zimbabwe. Dube said this at the weekend after he survived the chop from councillors who failed to put the issue of his removal on the agenda. A total of 43 councillors from 51 voted for the October extra-ordinary meeting where the issue of revoking the president’s mandate will be the main agenda. The…

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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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‘Hugh Beadle Teacher Sibongile Nyathi Stabbed Grade One Pupil (6) In Head With Pencil’

‘Hugh Beadle Teacher Sibongile Nyathi Stabbed Grade One Pupil (6)  In Head With Pencil’

A Grade One pupil is lucky to be alive after staying for two months with a piece of pencil in his head which broke off when he was allegedly stabbed by his teacher at Hugh Beadle Primary School in Bulawayo. The incident reportedly took place in front of the whole class on 12 March, when Mrs Sibongile Nyathi allegedly stabbed the six-year-old boy for failing to space words in sentences using his finger. Surgeons at…

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Harare Dad (36) Pours Parrafin Into Daughter’s (7) Privates For Testifying In Court Against Him

Harare Dad (36) Pours Parrafin Into Daughter’s (7) Privates For Testifying In Court Against Him

A Harare man has been arrested on allegations of pouring paraffin on his seven-year-old daughter’s private parts as punishment for testifying against him in court. According to the police, the mother of the child recently approached the Civil Court to seek a protection order against her 36-year-old husband, whom she accused of physical and verbal abuse in the presence of their two daughters. She was granted the order after the daughter testified against the father….

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‘Air Force One Has Now Landed At Addis Ababa’s International Airport’

Addis Ababa (AFP) – US President Barack Obama landed in Ethiopia on Sunday, beginning a two-day stay and becoming the first American leader to visit Africa’s second most populous nation. Air Force One touched down at Addis Ababa’s international airport after a short flight north from the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The president was greeted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn before the 25-car convoy left for the US embassy. The visit will include talks with…

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Zimbabwe Is Preparing To Conduct Its First Ever HIV Vaccine Trial

Zimbabwe Is Preparing To Conduct Its First Ever HIV Vaccine Trial

Zimbabwe is preparing to conduct its first ever HIV vaccine trial as part of efforts to curb the spread of HIV. The country is one of the hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 15 percent and 1.4 million people living with HIV out of a population of 14 million people. About 800,000 HIV-positive locals are also on anti-retroviral drugs. Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, a paediatrician at the University of Zimbabwe College of…

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