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Mugabe dumps Mnangagwa?

Frosty Relations?: Mnangagwa shakes Mugabe's hand
by admin - 28 November 2014

Relations between President Robert Mugabe and Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa have soured dramatically in recent weeks, according to impeccable sources from State House. Mugabe is said to have deserted his former close ally, once touted as his successor, and is now promoting the presidential ambitions...


Minister Goche still in Intensive Care Unit

Labour minister Nicholas Goche

Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Nicholas Goche remains in critical condition in hospital. He was admitted on Tuesday.  A doctor at the hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday said Minister Goche was still in the Intensive Care Unit. “He has stabilised but he is still in the woods,” the doctor said. “He is still in the ICU but we are monitoring him.” Doctors...


Chinamasa claims economy will grow in 2015

Patrick Chinamasa

Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to grow by 3.2 percent in 2015, the finance minister said Thursday, but the bulk of the new budget would have to be allocated to spending on public wages. Patrick Chinamasa issued the projection while presenting his $4.1 billion budget to parliament and after the International Monetary Fund said earlier this month that Zimbabwe’s economy was “at a...


Chris Mutsvangwa and Zimbabwe’s entitled class

Christopher Mutsvangwa (left) is congratulated by presiding officer Major General Engelbert Rugeje after being nominated unopposed during the War Veterans Congress at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel in Masvingo (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu)

By Makusha Mugabe Those in the know say the new Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairman, Chris Mutsvangwa is a mental case, untreated since the days he used to kill villagers accused of selling out. As the killings were meant to be examples to other villagers, they were carried out in the most cruel fashion, which analysts say may have had an effect on the vociferous war vet’s...

Crimes & Courts

Sangoma sues family for failing to pay $600… huge snake emerges during cleansing ceremony

The sangoma: Ephraim Mlaphisane

BULAWAYO – In probably one of the strangest lawsuits, a sangoma from Gwabalanda suburb in Bulawayo sued a local family for failing to pay him $600 he had charged them after performing a cleansing ritual at their house following the death of their daughter. The sangoma, Ephraim Mlaphisane, claimed that he decided to take the legal route against Rhodwell Ncube and his wife Molline Dube from Nkulumane...


Customs Warehouse at Beitbridge Border Post on fire (Citizen Pictures)

Customs Warehouse at Beitbridge Border Post on fire (Picture by Nehanda Citizen Reporters)

Several Nehanda Citizen Reporters have sent us pictures of what they say is a Customs Warehouse which is on fire at the Beitbridge Border Post. Many travellers are watching helplessly as the gigantic building comes down. Witnesses said efforts by Beitbridge Town Council and Noczim fire brigades to put out the fire were fruitless as there were reportedly no fire hydrants around the area. The border...


DRC-Zambia border truck inferno kills two Zimbabweans

Picture by Nehanda Citizen Reporter

Four people who include two Zimbabweans, a Zambian, and a Tanzanian were killed and 10 others injured in a huge fire that occurred Monday night on the border between the DRC and Zambia. Reports say the tragedy occurred at customs parking in the Congolese border town of Kasumbalesa about 90 kilometres south of Lubumbashi, Congo’s second largest city and capital of the mining province of Katanga. The...


More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities

Demonstrators take part in a "mock trial" of Darren Wilson as they protest the decision of a grand jury regarding the death of Michael Brown in St. Louis, Missouri November 26, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in civil unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager. There have been protests in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta and other cities decrying...


Maphala in fist fight . . . gets physical with teen over hubby

Lorraine Maphala Phiri

BULAWAYO – Vivacious former Miss Zimbabwe Lorraine Maphala Phiri recently turned physical in a bid to defend her marriage from alleged home wreckers. The rumour mill in Bulawayo was overdrive this week that the former beauty queen, a down to earth character on most occasions, blew the top and was involved in a fight with 17-year-old Tanya Ngwenya at the up-market Zonkizizwe Shopping Mall in...


Brazil legend Pele in intensive care as condition worsens – hospital

Brazilian football legend Pele poses with the FIFA World Cup in Paris

The latest reports claim that Brazil icon Pele is currently in intensive care as his condition worsens. Several news agencies are citing hospital sources.  Pele, was admitted to hospital for a second time in a month. The 74-year-old former athlete was taken in for medical evaluation treatment at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday. He is said to have contracted a urinary infection...