Wednesday, August 24, 2016



    HARARE, April 6 (Reuters) - South African business leaders on Monday called for guarantees to protect new investment in Zimbabwe, after noting efforts by Harare's new unity government to attract business to help its battered economy.



      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.



        Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur Mutambara yesterday launched the Shared National Vision for Zimbabwe as part of efforts to re-brand the country.

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        A circus acrobat accused of spreading HIV to a woman through unprotected sex is being extradited from Sydney to the Gold Coast.


        MDC Secretary General and Finance Minister Tendai Biti has launched his ministry’s website designed to make the treasury more visible to Zimbabweans as the country pushes a new image building programme.

        The process of drafting a new Zimbabwean constitution has been further delayed, meaning the country's new charter is now running seven months behind schedule.

        The Messenger of Court yesterday attached two cars and furniture from the National Constitutional Assembly after the lobby group failed to pay a journalist over US$4 000 owed for un-procedurally terminating his contract.

        The wife of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is reportedly back in Hong Kong for the first time since being given diplomatic immunity over an alleged assault in the city.

        In the winter of 2005 the government uprooted some 700,000 Zimbabweans across the country in Operation Murambatsvina, officially described as a "slum clearance programme", but promises to re-house those who lost their homes and livelihoods five years ago have practically been abandoned, human rights groups say.


        ZANU PF central committee member and ex Member of Parliament (MP) for Bikita West constituency, retired colonel Claudius Makova, has returned the district constituency office property he looted last month, following a probe into the matter by the police.