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Zimas leave a lot to be desired . . . Cynthia Mare shines

Cynthia Mare
by admin - 31 October 2014

By Melissa Mpofu THE Zimbabwe Music Awards held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Wednesday evening will likely go down as one of the most underwhelming events on the showbiz calendar this year, yet it could have easily gone down as the best. The much hyped about event, which belonged to Cynthia...

Politics

Mugabe takes side

President Robert Mugabe

By Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – Vice President Joice Mujuru’s enemies within Zanu PF went for broke on Thursday, bussing in hundreds of youths and women, many of them from the Midlands, to agitate for her dismissal at the tense politburo meeting that was held at the party’s headquarters in Harare. The party hardliners who organised the well-choreographed demonstration — with the twin objective...

Business

Marange owes $3,7 Million in unpaid taxes

Marange owes $3,7 Million in unpaid taxes

By Bernard Mpofu THE state owned diamond miner, Marange Resources owes the tax collector $3,7 million from 2010 while government has no board representation in two Chiadzwa diamond mines despite holding a significant stake in both, the latest Auditor-General’s report has shown. The AG’s financial report for parastatals for the year ended December 2012 shows Marange Resources owes treasury $3,1...

Opinion

What is to be our attitude towards drama queens?

Ken Mufuka

By Ken Mufuka MY FRIENDS have been refusing to talk to me recently for fear that I may dwell on sensitive subjects (zvisingabatwe nevachenjeri). This then poses the question. What is to be our attitude towards the drama queens of Zimbabwe. A drama queen is a someone who brings into the limelight issues which are either small or should have been kept under wraps. That of course causes untold pain...

Crimes & Courts

Dealer arrested for smuggling 5 cars

Queues swell at Beitbridge border

By Thupeyo Muleya POLICE have arrested a car dealer who was in the habit of buying cars in Botswana before smuggling them through Beitbridge Border Post under the Temporary Import Permit (TIP) facility. Joseph Chibongore, who is based in Chitungwiza, was arrested on Tuesday for smuggling five vehicles between March and October this year as he attempted to commit the same crime again. Under the Temporary...

Local

Four die in horrific accident

Aftermath: The bus and the haulage truck that rammed into each other

By Mpumelelo Nyoni and Loveness Bepete FOUR people died in a horrific road accident near Binisi Farm along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls Road in the early morning hours on Thursday. The Bulawayo Fire Brigade confirmed the accident, which occurred at 4am, when a bus smashed into a haulage truck. The driver of the bus, who was allegedly speeding, is said to have rammed into the truck after trying to...

Diaspora

Hauna and Colchester hospitals in twinning talks

Dr Blessing Zamba being welcomed at Colchester hospital by the CEO ,Dr Lucy Moore. Behind Dr Zamba is Dr Vithian, consultant Endocrinology and Diabetes , who is supervising the placement. Also in the picture is the Hazel and Jeff Sango and son Murishe. The family negotiated the placement and also the Commonwealth fellowship.

By Own Correspondent What do Colchester in Essex, England and Hauna in Zimbabwe’s eastern district of Mutasa have in common? Nothing immediately connects this old English town, famous for being the capital of Roman Britain, and the rural growth point that serves as a market hub for the agriculturally rich Honde Valley. But that impression immediately vanishes when you’ve met Dr Blessing Zamba,...

International

Kelly Khumalo says Senzo took his last breath in her arms

Kelly Khumalo arrives at her house in Spruitview. (Gallo Images)

SOUTH AFRICA – Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa died in his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s arms, The Star reported on Thursday. “I saw him die in my arms. His lips turned blue, and he took a deep breath. It was not easy watching the man you love die,” Khumalo was quoted as saying. The singer poured her heart out to her biographer Melinda Ferguson about the shooting, according...

Showbiz

Zimas leave a lot to be desired . . . Cynthia Mare shines

Cynthia Mare

By Melissa Mpofu THE Zimbabwe Music Awards held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Wednesday evening will likely go down as one of the most underwhelming events on the showbiz calendar this year, yet it could have easily gone down as the best. The much hyped about event, which belonged to Cynthia Mare who scooped most of the awards, left a lot to be desired due to the numerous glitches...

Sports

Tennant Chilumba for Bosso?

Tennant Chilumba

By Sikhumbuzo Moyo HIGHLANDERS FC have dismissed speculation that former Hwange and FC Platinum coach Tennant Chilumba could be heading to the fading Bulawayo giants next year. Sources close to the club said Highlanders’ chief executive officer Ndumiso Gumede had been negotiating with the Zambian, voted Zimbabwe’s best coach in 2012 after guiding Hwange to a fourth place finish in the league. Club...