Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

By Nkanyiso Ncube Zimbabwe’s cash crisis has not stopped President Robert Mugabe and his ruling party Zanu Pf from spending millions on a fleet of cars. A move that critics have viewed as a distasteful as the ordinary person in the country is currently struggling to get hold of cash. Reports that circulated on social media show that Zanu Pf had purchased Ford Fiestas, Ford … Continue reading Zanu PF gears up for 2018 elections

Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War

By Watmore Makokoba Worsening economic conditions culminating into high levels of poverty, unemployment and stiff competition for resources are the main causes of the recent deadly clashes that have claimed lives at Sabi gold mining community in Zvishavane, a human rights and community watch organisation warned. The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has urged the Ministry of Mines and mining Development to look into the issue … Continue reading Unemployment blamed for the deadly Sabi gold War

Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

By Daniel Chigundu HARARE Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says despite flooding the pavements in the central business district (CBD), vendors’ contribution to the city council coffers is too little to talk about. In Harare alone, it is widely believed that there are more than 5 000 vendors selling various wares that range from second-hand clothes, shoes, books and vegetables among other things. However, these vendors … Continue reading Vendors’ contribution is insignificant: Manyenyeni

Political playing field not level: Women in Politics

By Tariro Senderayi In what many may call a pleasant gatecrashing, attendants were sent into wild cheers ululating for the opposition party leaders who had unexpectedly made an appearance at a women’s election conference held in the capital recently. Running under the banner #HerVoteWins2018, the conference organised by Matabeleland South Member of Parliament, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (MDC-T) received an overwhelming turnout by women from opposition political … Continue reading Political playing field not level: Women in Politics

Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo Tose Respite Care Home (TRCH) recently celebrated their silver jubilee marking 25 years of providing speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy among other rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. TRCH was founded in 1992 by Mrs Desi Page after having worked with children with disabilities in the United Kingdom. With the support of her late husband Tim Page, they set out to fill up … Continue reading Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

Zvimba community faces health risk

By  Watmore Makokoba Residents from Zvimba communal area have been pushed to bear the brunt of an ineffective waste management system from the neighboring Harare culminating into garbage being illegally dumped into their community causing conflicts, a threat to human life and animals. The locals in rural Rainham Ward 25, located a couple of kilometers from Dzivaresekwa extension expressed dismay on the rate at which … Continue reading Zvimba community faces health risk

Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all … Continue reading Disabled people suffer ….. as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment

ZEC fumbles to regain public trust

By Divine Dube In an interesting turn of events, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Commissioner, Dr.Qhubani Moyo temporarily left the podium when some members of the audience attending ZEC’s presentation held in Bulawayo mockingly shouted “Zanu PF” as he was talking about their preparedness to handle 2018 polls. After a few minutes, Moyo then resumed his address – which ironically, was being aired live on Skyz … Continue reading ZEC fumbles to regain public trust

Latest on Masvingo police brutally

…victim takes legal action   By Watmore Makokoba Anna Masukangoto (45)who recently endured the full wrath of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) in Ngundu villagein Masvingo after she was handcuffed to the fence for 7 hours  has filed a letter of complaint against the police conduct to the station Officer Commanding. According to Ngundu villagers who witnessed the incident say the violation  was carried out … Continue reading Latest on Masvingo police brutally

Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo People with Disabilities and their organizations have roundly condemned the flurry of “wheelchair” jokes and articles that recently circulated on social media and other sections of the mainstream media, calling them provocative and insensitive to the issues to do with disabilities. After the cabinet presented the President Robert Mugabe with a belated birthday present which was initially called a ‘special chair’ by … Continue reading Nothing funny about wheelchair jokes!