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Mnangagwa demands security purges

Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa
by admin - 22 May 2015

By Owen Gagare HARARE – Amid renewed intense factional fights in Zanu PF, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reportedly moving to consolidate his power base by piling pressure for security sector changes in addition to sustained push for a cabinet reshuffle. Sources said security service chiefs, particularly...

Politics

Fired Zanu PF officials speak out

Dzikamai Mavhaire

By Farirai Machivenyika and Tafadzwa Ndlovu People fired or suspended from Zanu-PF yesterday accepted the decisions taken by the Politburo and pledged to continue supporting the party and President Robert Mugabe. Zanu-PF on Thursday expelled seven members, suspended 13 for five years and one for three years as it continues disciplinary action against people linked to sacked former Vice President...

Business

Insider loans cripple Tetrad

TIB chief executive Eugene Mlambo

By Shame Makoshori TETRAD Investment Bank mired by a negative core capital to the tune of US$38 million, is facing collapse due to non-performing loans accounting for 99 percent of the loan book, the bulk of which were made to related parties with no security. A related party transaction involves a business deal or arrangement between two parties who are joined by a special relationship prior to...

Opinion

Welshman Ncube – Elections: When non-participation is important  

Welshman Ncube

By Professor Welshman Ncube                                                              Soon after the harmonised July 2013 general elections, the MDC recognised the futility of participating in by -elections before the full implementation of the electoral reforms that had been agreed to by the three political parties which were part of the Inclusive government. Readers...

Local

Soldier cohabits with 14-year-old minor

Mutare businessmen in street brawl

By Tendai Gukutikwa MUTARE – An outlawed marriage between a 14-year-old girl and a soldier which was swept under the carpet came out recently after the girl – now 16 – approached the courts seeking maintenance for their eight month old baby. Allen Muronza, who impregnated and cohabitated with the minor two years ago, on Monday appeared before Mrs Yeukai Chigodora who quickly reminded him...

Diaspora

Two Zimbabwean buses attacked by armed robbers in South Africa

Citiliner was attacked on Tuesday and Eagleliner early yesterday morning

Two Zimbabwean buses have been attacked by armed highway robbers in South Africa. The buses, Eagle Liner and Citiliner that were headed for Johannesburg, were attacked within a space of two days. Citiliner was attacked on Tuesday and Eagleliner early yesterday morning. The attacks come barely a month after a Johannesburg-bound Intercape bus was hijacked near Hammanskraal by armed robbers in the early...

International

South Africa’s ‘stolen staircase’ mystery explained

The "stolen staircase" photo was widely shared on social media

South African officials have denied that an external staircase on a block of flats had been stolen, after a photo caused a stir on social media. A widely-shared picture claimed the stairs had been stolen but it turns out they had been deliberately moved. “The old staircase will be replaced with new stairs,” councillor Peter Rafferty told local media. He said residents of the now famous...

Showbiz

Juicer Mpostori neglects child

Juicer Mpostori

MUTARE – Controversial urban groover, Wiriranai Maenda, popularly known in music circles as Juicer Mpostori was recently hauled before the courts for failing to maintain a child he sired out of wedlock. Tafadzwa Faith Madondo approached the courts this week to compel the “Unondiona sei?” hitmaker to fend for his child. The energetic musician, who has a sizeable following in the eastern...

Sports

Warriors crash out as bonus row stalks side

It needed a fine strike from Harare City forward Talent Chawapihwa in the 53rd minute, to break the Seychelles resistance

Zimbabwe crashed out of the Cosafa Cup when they put on a shambolic display against Namibia last night as players crossed swords with Zifa before the match over bonuses. The Warriors had appeared on course for a quarter-final berth against neighbours and holders Zambia heading into last night’s match where they just needed a point to top their group. A double from Deon Hotto either side of a single...