Gutu Villagers Survive On Snot Apples (Matwohwe/ Xakuxaku) As Food Crisis Deepens

Gutu Villagers Survive On Snot Apples (Matwohwe/ Xakuxaku) As Food Crisis Deepens

“When you visit their homes you find heaps and heaps of chewed matohwe waste and this is a very painful experience.” GUTU Rural District councilors have demanded that the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) returns maize delivered to the parastatal by local farmers as hunger is now ravaging the area with villagers reportedly surviving on wild fruits. Zanu PF councilor for Ward 13, Vitalis Watungwa recently told a full council meeting that people in his area…

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Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

Supreme Court Ruling:- Zimpapers (Herald, Sunday Mail, Chronicle Publishers) Fires 100 Employees

THE Zimpapers group has fired 100 employees, taking advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing companies to dismiss workers on three months’ notice in a development that has seen more than 18,000 people lose their jobs. The dismissed workers go home with just pay in lieu of the three months’ notice as well as cash for the seven days worked in August. Listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and majority-owned by the government, Zimpapers…

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North Korea Sets Clocks Back By 30 Minutes To Create Own Timezone And Break From ‘Imperialism’

North Korea Sets Clocks Back By  30 Minutes To Create Own Timezone And Break From ‘Imperialism’

(CNN)North Korea is its own world in many ways. Now, it is getting its own time zone to match. State news agency, KCNA, has announced that North Korea will set its clocks back by 30 minutes to “Pyongyang time” on August 15–the 70th anniversary of liberation from Japan. That will reset the time to GMT+08:30, as it was before Japanese colonization. “The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its…

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Harare Council To launch Water Disconnection Blitz On Residents Water Rates

Harare Council To launch Water Disconnection Blitz On Residents Water Rates

Harare City Council has indicated that it will soon launch blitz on residents who are owing it for water supply. Harare residents Trust revealed the move saying the council was preparing to pounce on the residents soon. “The City of Harare has indicated that it will unleash a blitz to disconnect water from residents who owe them money,” said the Trust. “The HRT says water is a right and should not be disconnected from anyone…

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Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human Rights Activists Meet, The Missing Activist Itai Dzamara’s Family To Offer Moral Support

Human rights activists on Thursday met with the abducted journalist and democracy rights activist Itai Dzamara’s family to console them five months after he disappeared. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights communications officer Kumbirai Mafunda. Kumbirai Mafunda posted on facebook that August is the month  when Zimbabwe is supposed to honour and celebrate the exploits of its heroines and heroes. “We found time to join the Dzamara family at a peaceful vigil at the Africa Unity Square…

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‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

‘After Diamond Plunder, ZNA  Partners Russian Prospectors, To Angle For  US$5 billion Platinum Mines’

FOR those of you who, like me, with a deep interest in the subject of political economy, will remember the phrase ‘resource curse’. A quick reference to Wikipedia will tell you  that the term  “was first used by Richard Auty in 1993 to describe how countries rich in natural resources were unable to use that wealth to boost their economies and how, counter-intuitively, these countries had lower economic growth than countries without an abundance of…

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‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

‘President Alassane Ouattara Blocked Me From Entering Ivory Coast After Landing’-Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe said that African leaders have refused to recognize his leadership on regional bodies at the prodding of the French government. Mugabe told the central committee of the ruling Zanu-PF party on Friday that he’s been snubbed by regional leaders while serving as rotating chairman of the African Union and the Southern African Development Community. In Ivory Coast, a former French colony, President Alassane Ouattara blocked Mugabe from entering the country after his…

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‘Being A Minister Doesn’t Mean You Own That Ministry, You May Be Replaced Tomorrow’-Mugabe

‘Being A Minister Doesn’t Mean You Own That Ministry,  You May Be Replaced Tomorrow’-Mugabe

CABINET ministers and senior Zanu-PF officials must be content with their positions since they serve at the mercy of the party and can be redeployed or replaced at any given point when the need arises, President Mugabe said yesterday. As such, he said, officials were being deployed to serve the people. President Mugabe, in his capacity as the Head of State and Government and First Secretary of Zanu-PF, is empowered to appoint both Cabinet ministers…

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Psychologists Brought In After Milton High School Seniors, Bully, Stone, & Injure Several Form1s

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is investigating a case of bullying that occurred at Milton High School recently, a senior official has said. Bulawayo Provincial Education Director, Dan Moyo, said his office will engage psychologists to help those children found guilty of the offence. “The matter is still under investigation. I’m yet to receive a report from our investigation team. However, in most cases we normally engage psychologists to counsel the pupils,” said…

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Full Statement By Dr Patson Dzamara On His Missing Brother Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

Full Statement By Dr Patson Dzamara On His  Missing Brother Itai Dzamara’s Birthday

Today Itai Dzamara turns 36. Although I am happy to have shared the same womb with such a phenomenal man, today is not a happy day. His birthday is a stark reminder to us that he is not here for us to share this time as a family. However, we remember Itai today and we celebrate his life even though he is still in the hands of evil men and women. We have faith that…

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