Wednesday, October 26, 2016



    Zimbabwe’s government is earning only US$100 million per month, 65 percent of which goes to wages, Finance Minister Tendai Biti told reporters on Thursday, painting a grim picture of the state coffers at a time civil servants are on strike for improved salaries.



      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.



        Big Brother Africa contestant Munyaradzi Chidzonga, the son of Robert Mugabe's former Cabinet Minister and relative Marvis Chidzonga yesterday received US$300,000 from the President as a reward for failure to win the reality TV show last Sunday.

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        Zimbabwe has made history by becoming the first African country to win the Karate World Championship after Samson Muripo scooped the middle weight Kiyokishini Karate in Osaka Japan.


        Harare - An Africa University student on attachment with the National Constitutional Assembly allegedly robbed four supermarkets in Harare after threatening to shoot till operators if they did not hand over cash, a magistrate’s court heard yesterday.

        The leader of a U.N. program to protect endangered species on Thursday charged that Zimbabwean security forces are spearheading poaching of elephants and rhinos in the troubled country.

        Mutare - A top Zimbabwean human rights campaigner on Wednesday said the country’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) spy agency has tracked him to an international summit in Namibia to try to stop him from exposing the serious human rights violations his organisation has compiled in the controversial Marange diamond fields.

        In a bizarre incident, a Milton Park employer allegedly ordered the cremation of the body of his late gardener of 25 years without the knowledge or consent of his relatives.

        Zimbabwean students studying at Fort Hare University in South Africa have blown the whistle on alleged embezzlement of funds and harassment of students enrolled under the Presidential Scholarship Fund.


        The man accused of killing right-wing leader Eugène Terre’Blanche is from Zimbabwe. This emerged in his bail application at the Ventersdorp magistrate’s court yesterday.