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Mnangagwa boot-licks Grace

First Lady Grace Mugabe seen here with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa
by admin - 4 July 2015

By Lloyd Mbiba HARARE – Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was in obsequious boot-licking mood on Wednesday, claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe is a “queen” and the mother of Sadc and Africa. First Lady Grace Mugabe seen here with Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa Introducing Grace in Kadoma during...

Politics

Is Grace Mugabe now in charge?

First Lady Grace Mugabe

By Lloyd Mbiba HARARE – Analysts and opposition parties have accused First Lady Grace Mugabe of reinforcing negative perceptions that there had been “a bedroom coup” at State House and that her nonagenarian husband, President Robert Mugabe, was no longer in charge of the country’s levers of power. First Lady Grace Mugabe This followed the gaffe-prone Grace’s brazen flaunting of her...

Business

Zimra lobbies for retail taxes to be reduced

Zimra commissioner general Mr Gershem Pasi

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has recommended Government to reduce taxes for retailers as the influx of illegal vendors in cities and towns is threatening their survival. Zimra commissioner general Mr Gershem Pasi Zimra commissioner general Mr Gershem Pasi said this was in light of challenges that many retailers were facing as they have to contend with vendors who sell their wares on pavements...

Opinion

The role and value of the small business sector in Zimbabwe

Eddie Cross is the MP for Bulawayo South (MDC-T)

By Eddie Cross When that shadowy organisation called the “Joint Operations Command” met on the 18th of May, they took the decision to clear the small informal traders out of the central business areas of the main towns and Cities. Eddie Cross is the MP for Bulawayo South (MDC-T) This was followed by the Minister of Local Government issuing an ultimatum to the effect that all street traders should...

Local

Prophet Passion Java divorcing wife

Prophet Passion Java, is divorcing his wife, Yasmin

By Adoration Bizure HARARE – The leader of Kingdom Embassy church, Prophet Passion Java, is divorcing his wife, Yasmin, whom he tied the knot with four years ago. Prophet Passion Java, is divorcing his wife, Yasmin The couple is blessed with a four year old son and sources close to the family revealed the couple tried their best to mend their differences but to no avail. “They are divorcing....

Diaspora

Zim refugee denied visa to Nigeria

Charles Nyakurwa

By Carla Bernardo Cape Town – The Zimbabwean founder of a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation has been denied a visa to Nigeria where he would participate in a boot camp for entrepreneurs because of his status as a refugee. Charles Nyakurwa “My visa got rejected three days ago because I have a refugee passport instead of a Zimbabwean one,” said 28-year-old Charles Nyakurwa. Nyakurwa,...

International

EFF lays murder charges against Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo. Image by: ESA ALEXANDER

SOUTH AFRICA – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) laid criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and five others at the Marikana police station near Rustenburg on Friday. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo. Image by: ESA ALEXANDER “We are not going to rest until one of them is jailed,” party leader Julius Malema told supporters outside the police station. “We...

Showbiz

Zimbabweans too scared to laugh

Doc Vikela, laughing his way to the top

By Sharon Muguwu HARARE – Comedian Doc Vikela says Zimbabweans are scared to laugh at political jokes by stand-up comedians. Doc Vikela, laughing his way to the top The comedian — real name Victor Mpofu — said he noticed this from the time he started telling political jokes back in 2011. “People are scared. I did a President Robert Mugabe joke in 2011 but it’s being celebrated now,”...

Sports

Kaindu to face Bosso at Barbourfields

Kelvin Kaindu

By Oscar Rusenga in TRIANGLE Kelvin Kaindu cannot wait for his return to Barbourfields to face his former paymasters Highlanders when he takes high-flying Triangle to the City of Kings for a Castle Lager Premiership fixture tomorrow. Kelvin Kaindu It will be an emotional return for Kaindu. “I am not concentrating on my former employers. I concentrate on my current team against all 15 teams, not...