Chombo caught in another land scandal

By Wisdom Mumera Embattled former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo has found himself in the middle of another land scandal involving New Parkland where he is accused of unlawfully evicting residents who had built their houses from as far back as 2005 in favour of new ones who have bought stands from his alleged company. The evictions in New Parkland are in direct opposition to an … Continue reading Chombo caught in another land scandal

CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

 By Wisdom Mumera The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) has come out in support of Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for refusing to endorse the 2018 budget. Manyenyeni wants non-service delivery-related expenses slashed before he can give the budget a green light. The residents association said an analysis of the budget showed that the city faces serious financial management challenges that require urgent attention and … Continue reading CHRA backs Manyenyeni in budget stalemate

Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

By Daniel Chigundu Parliament of Zimbabwe has failed to honour its promises made to legislators two weeks ago with regards to payment of outstanding sitting allowances and Ipads. Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda had promised that the legislators would have received their outstanding dues by the 31st of October this year, however, the allowances are yet to be paid. Asked about the issues in … Continue reading Sitting allowances: MPs sold a dummy again

Why generous MPs risk getting broke

By Daniel Chigundu  Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni says legislators and councillors should stick to their mandates or risk getting broke by trying to finance social services in their constituencies. Owing to economic hardships being experienced in the economy, most legislators and councillors in the country are generally expected by the electorate to help in such issues as paying school fees for the poor children … Continue reading Why generous MPs risk getting broke

Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

By Veritas Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa — Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi  Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

By Daniel Chigundu Pelandaba-Mpopoma legislator Joseph Tshuma says the government must immediately stop Shona people who are teaching Ndebele in Matabeleland because they are not properly qualified and are distorting the language. Debating on the President’s speech in the National Assembly, Honourable Tshuma said he was not being tribalistic or regionalistic, but people in the region are not happy with Shona people teaching Ndebele. “There … Continue reading Why Shona speakers cannot teach Ndebele in Matabeleland

Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

By Watmore Makokoba There is a fierce war of words and swords in Samambwa, Zhombe following a chieftainship wrangle between Samuel Samambwa and David Samambwa with the latter instigating violence to his brother after he had been erroneously installed and later stripped of the chieftainship. Samuel Samambwa who is younger than David is influencing villagers  to reject and denounce the newly appointed Chief whose reinstatement … Continue reading Why Chieftainship wrangle is sparking war in Zhombe

Why MDC-T MPs are against coalition

By Daniel Chigundu MORGAN TSVANGIRAI has revealed that some selfish MDC-T legislators are against coalition because they are afraid their seats might be allocated to alliance partners. MDC-T formed an alliance with such opposition parties as MDC-N, PDP, Zanu Ndonga, Transform Zimbabwe, Multi Christian Democratic Party and Zim People First ahead of 2018 elections. Under the alliance agreement, the other parties agreed to support Tsvangirai’s … Continue reading Why MDC-T MPs are against coalition

Killer Zivhu stop it …ARDC is prohibited from partisan politics: ERC

By Watmore Makokoba  OUTSPOKEN Masvingo businessman and staunch Zanu PF stalwart Killer Zivhu has come under fire for violating the country’s constitution by using the Association for Rural District Council (ARDC) to mobilise voters for President Robert Mugabe. Zivhu who is the ARDC chairman has been widely quoted in the state media (particularly The Herald of Wednesday the 7th of June 2017) stating his intentions to use … Continue reading Killer Zivhu stop it …ARDC is prohibited from partisan politics: ERC

Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December

By Staff Reporter. UPON completion, City of Harare’s (CoH) Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant will be pumping 620 mega-litres of water per day which is 80 percent of the 800 mega-litres required. City of Harare is currently doing 520 mega-liters. Director of Water, engineer Hosea Chisango on Tuesday told journalists during a site visit to the treatment plant that soon after completion the city will … Continue reading Morton Jaffray refurbishment completion set for December