Thursday, December 8, 2016



    Zimbabwe army soldiers stepped up attacks on civilians in the month of June as the country’s power-sharing government showed little desire to act to stop rising political violence and human rights abuses, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said this week.



      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.



        The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday advised Zimbabwe to save the controversial 510 US million dollars that was availed by the Bretton Woods institution to build up the country's depleted reserves.

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        In a bizarre case of an incestuous relationship gone bad, a 25-year-old Sizinda man allegedly impregnated his brother’s 17-year-old daughter before committing suicide by drinking an alcoholic beverage laced with poison.


        The blasting of "corrupt councillors" by MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai at a rally recently held in Chitungwiza has sparked fights within the party, prompting a group of five supporters to approach the courts seeking a peace order against fellow activists aligned to the councillors.

        Media-As Zimbabwe inches back to normality, due in part to the six-month-old unity government’s commitment to restoring press freedom, the BBC recently made an unhindered return after an eight-year ban, giving hope to analysts that the country’s independent media will be revived.

        The MDC-T legislator for Makoni Central, John Nyamande has died in a mysterious accident that has left the entire MDC leadership shocked and devastated. He was 57.

        The Media Institute of Southern Africa MISA-Zimbabwe has condemned the defamation charges levelled against state- controlled daily The Chronicle editor, Brezhnev Malaba and reporter, Nduduzo Tshuma over an article exposing a maize scandal at the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), published in the paper in February.

        A Zimbabwean gay rights activist was found not guilty of pornography charges after a police raid in May on his group's offices, his lawyer said Monday.


        Six armed robbers raided Minister of Regional Integration and International Co-operation Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga’s Mount Pleasant home on Thursday night.