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Mugabe fingers Mujuru, Mnangagwa in factionalism

Succession Race: Mujuru battles it out with Mnangagwa
by admin - 1 November 2014

By Fungi Kwaramba HARARE – In a surprise move, President Robert Mugabe on Thursday fingered both Vice President Joice Mujuru and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa — whose nickname is Ngwena (crocodile) —  as the bigwigs leading factions in Zanu PF during an explosive Zanu PF politburo meeting. Mugabe...

Politics

China prefers Mnangagwa

Joice Mujuru vs Emmerson Mnangagwa

By Mxolisi Ncube Ongoing attempts to elbow Vice President Joice Mujuru out of the Zanu (PF) succession race came as a result of Chinese influence, The Zimbabwean learnt this week. Mujuru has, until recently, been seen as the stronger of the two front-runners for President Robert Mugabe’s throne, as her faction is said to have the numbers to outvote her biggest challenger, Justice Minister Emmerson...

Business

EU shells $2 billion in aid to Zimbabwe

Philippe Van Damme

By Emmerson Njanjamangezi The European Union (EU) block says it has expended over $2 billion in development finance cooperation to Zimbabwe since 2002 to date. This is despite sour relations between Harare and Brussels that led to over a decade long standoff. EU head of delegation, Philippe Van Damme told reporters on Thursday that since Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, the EU has provided significant...

Opinion

Freedom can make you a crook, a pauper!

Bill Saidi

By Bill Saidi For a number of Africans, the day their countries achieved freedom turned into one long nightmare. For others, it turned into paradise. They made obscene fortunes — left, right and centre. Most died of diseases related to obesity. Still for others, freedom meant being shackled into poverty…for an eternity. Yet there were those contented with what they had. For others, the land of...

Crimes & Courts

Steward Bank loses $300k to robbers

Steward Bank chief executive Kwanele Ngwenya

By Munyaradzi Musiiwa STEWARD Bank formerly TN has lost more than $300,000 to robbers who pounced at its Gweru branch, police have confirmed. It is understood that a group of robbers pounced at the bank along Main Street in Gweru on Thursday night and broke into the banking hall where they allegedly broke the safe and stole more than $300,000. The Officer Commanding Midlands, Senior Assistant Commissioner...

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

Nox fumes over Zima awards

Nox Guni

By Tashinga Gwiza South Africa-based urban grooves musician, Nox Guni has expressed bitterness over the just held Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) insinuating the awards were not credible and lacked professionalism. This outburst came when he  missed out in the best video award which was eventually won by Kwekwe-based DJ Stavo. Interestingly, Guni flew into the country on the night of the awards but...

Sports

Pasuwa, Chaminuka tussle for top accolade

Callisto Pasuwa

By Munashe Ndoro Dynamos coach Callisto Pasuwa and his ZPC Kariba counterpart Soul Chaminuka’s battle for this year’s Castle Lager Premiership title has also turned them into top favourites for the Coach of the Year accolade. Pasuwa is in line for an incredible fourth consecutive league title with Dynamos, while Chaminuka took charge of newcomers ZPC Kariba early in the year and turned their...