FORMER Director of State Residences Douglas Tapfuma has been arrested for criminal abuse of office after he allegedly imported a fleet of vehicles without paying duty, as the anti-corruption  drive gathers momentum. He reportedly imported personal vehicles under the pretext that he was doing so for the State...
POLICE have arrested a 32-year-old man on charges of stealing tar worth $94 000 that was meant for the Harare-Masvingo Highway dualisation. National Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the accused, Artwell Mahakwa, was arrested in Bulawayo following a tip-off. It is alleged that between March 4 and 6 this...
LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s son Vincent is eying a seat in Parliament after winning the party’s internal primary elections ahead of the September 7, Glen View South constituency by-election. The seat fell vacant following the death of Vimbayi Java Tsvangirai, the eldest daughter of the late founding leader of...
Zimbabwe has not had its own independent currency since hyperinflation wiped it out a decade ago. Instead it has relied on the US dollar along with a local money system pegged to the dollar. The economy is no longer in its extreme inflationary spiral, but the country has continued...
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says his administration has no immediate solution to dealing with illegal foreign currency trade despite admitting its role in the economic crisis. Last week, official figures showed that inflation nearly doubled to 175,66% in May from 97,85% in the previous month, revealing an economy already in hyperinflation,...
The United Kingdom embassy in Zimbabwe has condemned the actions of a group of Zimbabweans who attacked the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cde S. B Moyo in London a few days ago. Writing on its Twitter handle on Wednesday, the Embassy said violence has no place in Zimbabwe, “Whilst we...
Harare - GOVERNMENT has warned universities against raising fees with without its approval, amid reports that some varsities countrywide had yesterday attempted to unilaterally hike fees. Universities increased fees for parallel and block students, leaving out conventional ones whose public outcry usually draws attention. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology...
Nelson Chamisa’s embattled lieutenant, Job Wiwa Sikhala faces a death penalty or atleast 20 years behind bars for threatening to overthrow President Mnangagwa and his government. The MDC legislator was charged this morning by the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) for treason. Job Sikhala is not new to controversy. Earlier this year,...
BUSINESSMAN Frank Buyanga faces civil imprisonment over a US$172 000 debt. He has been taken to the High Court for failing to service a 2014 debt that emanated from a property dispute. The High Court has since ordered Buyanga to pay Mr Patison Sithole the amount, but he has not...
Former Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday appeared in court on fresh charges after he allegedly sold a Government house in Mutare without following due process. He is jointly charged with Lazarus Chimba for criminal abuse of duty. Harare magistrate Mrs Barbra Mateko ordered Chombo to abide by the same bail conditions...
GOVERNMENT yesterday said production of passports is expected to improve within a month as Treasury has bought new machines to print the travel documents at a cost of nearly US$600 000. In a Press briefing yesterday in Hwange, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister, Cain Mathema, said Government was committed...