Saturday, January 21, 2017



    The tri-nation series with India and Sri Lanka at home and John Howard’s nomination for the ICC’s Vice-President’s slot brought Zimbabwe back into the headlines.



      A former Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) agent who admitted smashing an MDC supporter’s jaw with pliers, and then pulling out their tooth, has been granted asylum in the UK along with his wife.

      An MDC activist, Augustine Mahute, of Block 7 Matapi Flats in Mbare, Harare died on Saturday night at Matapi Police Station after being assaulted by police officers.



        Zimbabwe’s supermarkets have resorted to offering sweets instead of small change at the tills. The country abandoned its worthless dollar in favour of the US dollar and South African rand earlier this year.

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        The war for freedom of expression is being waged across Zimbabwe.This week has seen two major exhibitions being interfered with by the police for daring to give an honest voice to the tragedy and suffering that have plagued this nation for too long now.


        Zimbabwe has set up temporary shelters for scores of its nationals leaving South Africa following threats of attacks on foreigners, an official said Monday.

        Four St Augustine's High School students died while nine others were injured -two of them seriously -following a horrific accident on Tuesday afternoon in Rusape, when a kombi they were travelling in swerved off the road as the driver tried to avoid a head-on collision with a heavy truck.

        Gweru Mayor Councillor Tedius Chimombe has warned members of the public to be on the lookout for suspected conmen who are moving around the city claiming to be members of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) demanding subscriptions of US$2 from individuals promising them loans of up to US$5 000.

        MDC-T Kuwadzana House of Assembly member Mrs Lucia Matibenga is accused of writing letters to several companies purporting to be secretary-general of the Commercial Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (CWUZ) yet she has been barred by the Supreme Court from holding that post, it has emerged.

        The mayor of Harare, Muchadeyi Masunda and his counterpart, Israel Marange of the capital’s nearby dormitory town of Chitungwiza dominated news headlines recently. All clearly for wrong reasons, it seems.


        Julius Malema’s “diplomatic skills” during his recent visit to Zimbabwe saw him showered in livestock. A bull and 20 cows, to be exact.