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BREAKING: Emmanuel Manyika dies

Popular public speaker and director of ceremonies Mr Emmanuel Manyika has died. Manyika, affectionately known as ‘The Only ISO Certified MC’, died this morning on his way to WestEnd Hospital in Harare. More details to follow…

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Soldiers check a gun as they stand on an armoured vehicle parked in the central district of Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017, a day after the Zimbabwe National Army took control of the government from President Robert Mugabe on 15 November 2017. Mugabe and his family are believed to be safe at their house. The military denied it staged a coup

Zimbabwe Military role in Zanu PF campaign exposed

SERVING and retired soldiers were heavily involved in Zanu PF’s chaotic primary elections last month and some of the candidates that will represent the party in the July 30 harmonised elections were imposed by the military, petitions by losing contestants have revealed. BY CHARLES LAITON Zanu PF has been at pains trying to dismiss reports

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Gukurahundi was a collective operation Mugabe not to blame

HARARE – Former president Robert Mugabe is not solely responsible for the infamous Gukurahundi disturbances in Matabeleland and Midlands that saw an estimated 20 000 innocent civilians butchered by the North Korea-trained 5th Brigade, analysts contend. The analysts were responding to pronouncements by war veterans secretary-general and Zanu PF politburo member Victor Matemadanda who told a

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Zimbabwe needs $11 billion to modernise mines

Zimbabwe needs up to $11 billion to modernise its mines and boost production to maximum capacity over the next five years, the head of the country’s Chamber of Mines said today. Foreign investor interest in the southern African nation is growing after the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe following a de facto military coup

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Khupe is biblical Hannah says Linda Masarira

THE incoming spokesperson of the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T Linda Masarira has showered praises on the former deputy Prime Minister, likening her to the Biblical Hannah and Queen Esther. Masarira argued Khupe’s resolve to challenge MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa and his allies all but inspired her to join the breakaway opposition party. Masarira was elected unopposed

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Zimbabwean Vice President in SA for treatment of ‘undisclosed ailment’

Zimbabwean Vice President Kembo Mohadi is reportedly undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed ailment in South Africa. According to Daily News, the 68-year-old vice president missed a chance to appear before the Mines and Energy parliamentary portfolio committee investigating the alleged loot of diamond revenue. Mohadi also missed the country’s independence celebrations on Wednesday. Committee chairperson, Temba

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Zimbabwe is latest country to ban South African meat

Zimbabwe says it will join its neighbours in banning imports of processed meat products from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak there. South Africa’s government has blamed a sausage known as polony for the listeria poisoning which has killed 180 people. It advised people not to eat any processed meat. It ordered a recall

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Liberians hopeful of first democratic handover since 1944

Liberians were waiting Wednesday to find out who will succeed Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, marking the country’s first democratic transfer of power in decades. Initial provisional results of the presidential run-off poll, pitting former international footballer George Weah against Vice President Joseph Boakai, are expected to be announced on

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