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No more hunger: VP Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa Lloyd Gumbo, Harare Bureau The Government has a comprehensive programme to ensure the country produces adequate grains to feed the whole nation even under drought conditions, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has said. He said one of the major plans was to construct dams throughout the country …

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Zanu-PF candidate confident ahead of Mwenezi by-election

Walter Mswazie, Masvingo Correspondent ZANU-PF’s candidate for the Mwenezi East by-election Cde Joosbi Omar yesterday said he has covered enough ground to ensure that he wins the poll set for April 8. His declaration comes in the wake of ZimPF’s candidate Mr Kudakwashe Bhasikiti–Chuma’s withdrawal from the race. The Mwenezi …

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Kasukuwere attacks Mushohwe, The Herald

Saviour Kasukuwere Sydeny Kawadza, Harare Bureau Zanu-PF national secretary for the commissariat Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has vowed to fight Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe and The Herald, whom he accused of setting an agenda to split the party and Government. In an unsolicited interview with journalists …

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Fraud accused Zinwa employees remanded out of custody

Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Reporter TWO Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) employees appeared in court yesterday for allegedly defrauding their employer of $5 000 after making fictitious advance salary payment for leave days of a late workmate. Malapela Garayi Mukwena (54), a cashier at Zinwa offices in Beitbridge and Freedom Khumalo …

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BCC stands scam: Clerk jailed 99 months

Sijabuliso Buhlungu Chronicle Reporter A FORMER Bulawayo City Council (BCC) accounts clerk has been jailed for 99 months for defrauding four home seekers of $30 000. Bulawayo Provincial Magistrate, Ms Sithembiso Ncube convicted Sijabuliso Buhlungu (28) of four counts of fraud and two of theft. Ms Ncube said from the …

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Man struck dead in beer brawl

Walter Mswazie, Masvingo Correspondent A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Chatsworth in Gutu has died after he was struck with an unknown object following a suspected beer brawl. Tafadzwa Matekedza (29) of Mandiregerera Compound, Zoma Mine was found lying on the ground with a blood-stained shirt by a villager and was taken …

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SA car smuggler’s appeal dismissed

Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter THE High Court has dismissed an appeal against refusal of bail pending appeal by a South African man who is serving a 15-year jail term for stealing a car worth $25 000 from his country before smuggling it into Zimbabwe across a dry Limpopo riverbed. …

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Ex-SPB board chair Kuwaza granted $2 000 bail

Fungai Lupande, Harare Bureau Former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson Charles Tawonerera Kuwaza, accused of five counts of corruption involving over $1 million and ZW$2,5 billion, was yesterday freed on $2 000 bail. Kuwaza is reportedly on a life support system at Metropolitan Clinic after he suddenly fell seriously ill …

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Zimpapers consolidates media dominance

Delma Lupepe Chronicle Reporter DIVERSIFIED media group Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited continues to consolidate its position as the dominant player in the sector as reflected by the growing audience base of its divisions, board chairman Mr Delma Lupepe has said. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange — listed firm runs the commercial …

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Prisoner escapes jail,caught one day later at church

PRISON break in the name of salvation! A jailbird who escaped from prison in the middle of a 28-month sentence at Whawha Prison was re-arrested at a prophet’s shrine seeking deliverance a day later. Kelvin Nyoni escaped from two prison officials on 8 March while fetching firewood with other prisoners …

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