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Mujuru kept guessing

Joice Mujuru, Simon Khaya Moyo and Robert Mugabe
by admin - 25 October 2014

By Xolisani Ncube Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s political life, hanging in the balance following weeks of high political drama, will now depend on a report to be written by out-going Zanu PF Women’s League boss, Oppah Muchinguri. Muchinguri has been tasked with drafting a ‘comprehensive report’ of...

Politics

Of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and Smart Sanctions

US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton

THE media was recently awash with reports of 12 Members of Parliament who are said to have received monies from the United States Embassy in exchange for classified information about the party, but the embassy denies those allegations and says the monies were for communities. But what sort of programme was that exactly and where was the confusion? The Financial Gazette’s News Editor Maggie Mzumara...

Business

Zim economy takes backseat

Minister without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa

THE infighting in ZANU-PF has dealt a body blow to the country’s troubled economy as key players in the governing party have taken their eyes off the ball to concentrate on either defending or enlarging their turfs. ZANU-PF is currently in the throes of a bitter succession fight in which those behind it are attempting to position themselves or their proxies in strategic positions with a view to...

Opinion

“Creative Destruction” or Apocalypse for Zanu PF?

Dr Alex Magaisa

By Alex T. Magaisa “Creative Destruction” is a ground-breaking notion championed by free-market economist Joseph Schumpeter in his description of the evolutionary process of capitalism. It has gained currency over the years to describe the manner in which a capitalist economy evolves. The capitalist is obsessed with accumulation of wealth and in order to do so more effectively, the capitalist...

Crimes & Courts

Sharon Macheso granted provisional order

WEDDING BLISS. . . Above, Sharon Macheso poses with his husband Kudakwashe Munetsi at their wedding at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton

Sungura musician Alick Macheso’s daughter Sharon has been granted a provisional order against her husband of two months, Kudakwashe Munetsi, following the physical and emotional abuse she has suffered at his hands. The provisional order granted by Chitungwiza Civil Court magistrate Ms Marehwanazvo Gofa on Monday, will be confirmed next Friday. “Take note that on October 31 application will be...

Local

Journalist attacked, detained for recording police in Zimbabwe

Police beat up journalist Tapiwa Zivira

Police and politicians in Zimbabwe should respect the right of journalists to report the news without fear of intimidation or violence, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Thursday after police beat up a journalist in the capital, Harare. The attack on Wednesday followed a statement made last week by Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in which she said journalists...

Diaspora

Zimbabwean mum and her three kids die in horror car crash in Australia

Zimbabwean mum and her three kids die in horror car crash in Australia

AUSTRALIA – Police here have released the names of the mother and her three children killed in a crash in Kambalda on Sunday night — and the grieving father has been contacted in Zimbabwe and told of the tragedy. Emmet Moyo, 38, Sibonginkosi (Tahila), 8, Sibusiso (Blessing), 5, and baby Sandulo died when the Hyundai Getz they were travelling in collided head-on with a 40-seater bus on the...

International

‘Terrorist’ murdered soldier ‘in cold blood,’ Canada’s Prime Minister says

Nathan Cirillo was killed after a gunman opened fire at the Canada War Memorial

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada’s capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country’s Parliament minutes later. The two shootings in Ottawa Wednesday left lawmakers barricaded inside offices and parts of the city on lockdown for hours as police searched for suspects. Ottawa Police lifted the lockdown Wednesday night and said there was no...

Showbiz

Dancehall shocker! . . . Seh Calaz vows to promote violence

Seh Calaz

By Tawanda Marwizi and Sophia Chese Musician Seh Calaz brew a shocker when he publicly declared that he will continue singing lyrics that promote violence despite calls by promoters and stakeholders in the music industry to have peace in the dancehall scene. The musician was speaking at a press conference held at Dandaro Inn on Tuesday ahead of the Sting dancehall clash that will be held on November...

Sports

Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli facing January exit

Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli facing January exit

Mario Balotelli may have as little as three months to save his Liverpool career. The club that paid £16m for his services in August would not be afraid to sell the striker in the January transfer window if there is no improvement in his form. Brendan Rodgers is likely to recommend that the player be given a full opportunity to prove his ability but, once the Liverpool manager has made up his mind...