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Zimbabwe: MPs Tour Bona Mugabe-Linked U.S.$500 Million Dema Project

Zimbabwe: MPs Tour Bona Mugabe-Linked U.S.$500 Million Dema Project

PARLIAMENTARIANS toured the controversial Dema Power Project this Thursday to familiarise with the development ahead of an appearance by Sakunda energy before the Mines and Energy committee next Monday. The parliamentary committee is investigating the processes leading to the launch of the three-year project whose cost stands at about $500 million. Sakunda is developing the […]

Zimbabwe: Chombo Loses Bid To Evict Ex-Wife From Farm

Zimbabwe: Chombo Loses Bid To Evict Ex-Wife From Farm

HOME Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo has lost his bid to elbow out his ex-wife Ms Marian Mhloyi from Allan Grange Farm in Raffingora before her appeal on their divorce settlement after the High Court found no merit in his application. Minister Chombo, who successfully divorced his wife in 2012 through a consent order, was now […]

Zimbabwe: Joy For 10 Death Row Inmates

Zimbabwe: Joy For 10 Death Row Inmates

Zimbabwe last week pardoned 10 inmates who were on death row after they requested for Presidential clemency while the remaining 80 will also survive the gallows if Government resolves to completely abolish capital punishment for all crimes, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. He said this during Zimbabwe’s presentation of its Human Rights National Report […]

Zimbabwe: Former Midlands Governor Cephas Msipa Has Died

Zimbabwe: Former Midlands Governor Cephas Msipa Has Died

FORMER Midlands governor Cephas Msipa has died. The death of the former Zanu PF politburo member comes after he was recently hospitalised for a chest infection. His friend, David Coltart, confirmed the passing on of Msipa but did not give much details through his Facebook account. Msipa was born on 7 July 1931 in Shabani […]

Zimbabwe’s Middle-Class Women Won’t Enter the Political Fray

Zimbabwe’s Middle-Class Women Won’t Enter the Political Fray

They hold top jobs, are privately-educated and are deeply dissatisfied with politicians – but some young middle-class women in Zimbabwe still don’t plan to vote. A new study by the respected Research and Advocacy Unit in Harare paints a troubling picture of Zimbabwe’s disillusioned under-35 middle-class female population and asks: Why do these women not […]

Zimbabwe: Rights Groups Demand Probe Into Abuse of Women By State Agents

Zimbabwe: Rights Groups Demand Probe Into Abuse of Women By State Agents

WOMEN rights groups have urged the Zimbabwe Gender Commission and the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission to investigate cases of alleged state-sponsored abuse of women. Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ), a representative of non-partisan women’s rights groups, said on Friday there was need for government to urgently foster a state of peace and security and bring […]

Zimbabwe : Rapist Kereke Seeks Bail

Zimbabwe : Rapist Kereke Seeks Bail

Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, who is serving an effective 10 years in jail for raping his then 11-year-old niece, on Wednesday launched an application for bail pending appeal at the High Court. The bail hearing will be heard tomorrow. Kereke’s lawyers, Mutandiro, Chitsanga and Associates, have hired Advocate Thabani Mpofu to argue the matter.In […]

Zimbabwe: Woman Reports Unusual Sex

Zimbabwe: Woman Reports Unusual Sex

Neville Mutsvangwa (36) is a gambler and he slept with the 43-year-old woman he is accused of raping in his father’s office, the court heard yesterday. Neville is the son of Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa. The complainant also accused the police of misquoting her in her statement.While testifying in court, […]

Zimbabwe: 776 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Syphilis in Midlands

Zimbabwe: 776 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Syphilis in Midlands

MORE than 770 pregnant women tested positive for syphilis between January and June this year in the Midlands province, an official in the ministry of health has revealed. Provincial monitoring and evaluation officer in the ministry of health and child care, Tuso Tanda, said some 22,200 pregnant women were tested for syphilis with 776 testing […]

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Zimbabwe Urged To Put Compassion Before Politics In Distribution Of Food Aid

Aid agencies have called on President Robert Mugabe’s government to look beyond political differences and prioritise humanitarian principles after the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission accused the ruling Zanu-PF party of partisan food aid distribution. The commission’s chairman, Elasto Mugwadi, revealed this week that an official investigation into alleged discrimination in the distribution of food had […]