Journalists recused from testifying in Gushungo Dairy bombing case

By Staff Reporter High Court Judge Justice Tawanda Chitapi on Monday recused freelance journalists Mlondolozi Ndlovu, Malvern Mkudu and Media Centre director Ernest Mudzengi from testifying as state witnesses in a treason case relating to the bombing of Gushungo Dairy. The trio had been summoned last week but their lawyer Chris Mhike objected to them testifying as state witnesses for reasons which are yet to …

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Social media abuse: Tsvangirai distances himself

 By Daniel Chigundu MDC-T president Morgan Tsvangirai has distanced himself from social media groups that are reportedly abusing and bullying out-spoken legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga. Mushonga who ravaged Tsvangirai a few weeks ago over his handling of Thokozani Khupe has been a victim of cyber abuse and has even engaged the police and embassies to deal with the matter. The outspoken legislator, who is sometimes accused …

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Why land continues to be a problem

By Wisdom Mumera Norton legislator Temba Mliswa says lack of political will in dealing with land problems has resulted in counter-productive scenarios which have gone on to affect the economy. Speaking at an event organised by the Zimbabwe Land Commission, the former fitness trainer-cum politician said politicians in Zanu are only pursuing selfish interest instead of driving productive agendas. “Is there political will? I see …

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Why Mandaza thinks 2018 elections won’t happen

By Staff Reporter Sapes Trust director Ibbo Mandaza says there are possibilities that the country might not go for the much awaited and talked about 2018 general elections. Presenting a position paper at the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe stakeholders’ media conference, Mandaza said there was a chance of President Robert Mugabe dying because of age or formation of an inclusive government before 2018. “So I …

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Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber …

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Cyber Bill now at AG’s office

By Daniel Chigundu The much awaited Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill which is meant among other things to regulate the use of internet and protect users is reportedly being finalised at the Attorney-General’s Office (AG) before being sent to Cabinet for approval. The proposed Bill, whose draft was circulated last year, is widely seen by many as government’s measure to close the country’s cyber …

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Did Mugabe insult Zimbos on routine medical checks?

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa THE advice by President Robert Mugabe that people should go for routine medical check-ups left many people wondering if he is in touch with realities obtaining in the country or not. Many Zimbabweans owing to current economic hardships are failing to take their sick relatives to hospitals because of high user-fees being demanded at a time when unemployment is in the region of …

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Metal IDs: ZEC rubbishes Mudede

By Daniel Chigundu ZIMBABWE Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner Netsai Mushonga has dismissed Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede’s statement with regards to metal IDs and voter registration. Registrar Mudede last week issued a statement saying that people with metal IDs will not be allowed to register and vote in the 2018 elections because their IDs are not machine-readable. Mudede added that people should take advantage of the …

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Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing …

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Why MDC-T wants ZEC to monitor mobile registration exercise

By Nkanyiso Ncube MDC-T has said plans by the Registrar General to roll out the three-month mobile registration exercise in an effort to phase out metal Identity cards should be designed in a manner that no eligible person would fail to obtain the new machine readable national ID. Addressing a media briefing on Tuesday, Registrar General (RG), Tobaiwa Mudede said the exercise entails the issuing …

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