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Grace Mugabe says ‘Tomana must go’

Grace Mugabe says ‘Tomana must go’
by admin - 1 July 2015

Motor-mouth First Lady Grace Mugabe is back on the road. Just as she did last year in demanding the sacking of then Vice President Joice Mujuru in the run-up to the Zanu PF congress, “Hurricane Grace” as she was then called is now demanding the sacking of the Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana. Grace...

Politics

Mujuru allies under siege

Former Vice President Joice Mujuru

By Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – As Zanu PF’s factional and succession wars continue to rage relentlessly, the party’s hardliners are ratcheting up the pressure on former Vice President Joice Mujuru and her perceived allies in a ruthless and renewed bid to defeat them once and for all ahead of the eagerly anticipated 2018 national elections. Former Vice President Joice Mujuru Well-placed sources...

Business

Air Zimbabwe owes former subsidiary $12m in handling fees

Air Zimbabwe seeks $260 million capital injection

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s troubled national airline Air Zimbabwe has accumulated debt of up to $12 million in unpaid handling fees to state owned cargo handler, National Handling Services (NHS), an official has said. Air Zimbabwe is seeking a $260 million capital injection NHS acting general manager Godknows Marawanyika told The Source that Air Zimbabwe owes handling fees dating back to 2009 when NHS...

Opinion

De-industrialisation: Unemployment and vendors’ crisis demystified

Brighton Musonza

By Brighton Musonza The growing disturbing scenes of street vendors in urban centres across the country, where millions of unemployed men and women of all ages who have not had the chance to escape the borders; have set stalls on pavements, car parks selling food, clothing, mobile phone accessories, domestic appliances and even goats, is a clear sign of the scale of depth of the de-industrialisation...

Local

One-year-old sues Chihuri, Mohadi

Augustine Chihuri

By Godfrey Mtimba MASVINGO – A one-year-old child, Precious Mapanzure, is among 35 Chingwizi villagers who are suing Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi and police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri for violating their rights while in police detention. Police chief Augustine Chihuri The villagers, who are being represented by Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights advocates Blessing Nyamaropa...

Diaspora

Fund raising for Hohodza band member body repatriation

Simba Mudzingwa the family man

Members of the Zimbabwean community in the United Kingdom are fund raising to help meet the costs of repatriating the body of the late traditional musician Simbarashe Mudzingwa, who died on Friday. Simba Mudzingwa the family man According to his former wife, Mudzingwa died in hospital in Swansea after suffering from an undisclosed illness. Friends have since started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money...

International

Greek PM defiant amid cash squeeze

Alexis Tsipras

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a defiant speech as cash withdrawal limits begin to bite for Greek bank customers. Alexis Tsipras Mr Tsipras promised Greeks their pensions and wages would be safe. Before his speech he put new proposals to eurozone partners, accepting most of what was on the table before talks collapsed, but with conditions. But eurozone finance ministers later...

Showbiz

Mutodi’s property to be auctioned

Energy Mutodi (centre) shows off his mansion

By Lloyd Mbiba HARARE – A bailiff will start auctioning off household property of beleaguered musician-cum-businessman Energy Mutodi over unpaid debts. Energy Mutodi (centre) shows off his mansion Revelations Auctioneers made a list of over 10 items, including generators and household equipment. Mutodi’s goods will be put on public display before auction on Thursday this week. His generator...

Sports

Is there a perfect referee?

Wilfred Mukuna the ZIFA Referees boss

By Robson Sharuko WILFRED MUKUNA, the ZIFA Referees boss, whose committee pronounced a summary suspension of Bongani Gadzikwa for a howler at Rufaro on Sunday, suffered a similar fate during his days as a referee when he was suspended for six weeks in 1998 for failing to properly execute his duties. Wilfred Mukuna the ZIFA Referees boss Mukuna has been breathing fire since Gadzikwa’s controversial...