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War vets demand Parly seats

Some Zanu PF and opposition party legislators threatened to block Finance minister Mthuli Ncube’s mid-term budget
By Kenneth Nyangani and Priveledge Gumbodete Sep. 15, 2022

‘Power cuts choke mines, industry’

The Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe (CoMZ) said the severe load-shedding would result in failure by the country to achieve the US$12 billion mining economy by 2030.

4 000 prisoners granted amnesty

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has granted amnesty to at least 4 000 prisoners to ease congestion in prisons across the country.
By Priveledge Gumbodete and Kenneth Nyangani Sep. 30, 2022

Civil servants protest over bonus

The development, which is likely to divide government workers, has prompted unions to cry foul saying they were not consulted .
By Sharon Buwerimwe and Priveledge Gumbodete Oct. 13, 2022

ED appoints AG office board

The board will be chaired by Attorney-General Prince Machaya and will serve for five years.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Oct. 15, 2022

Govt gets tough on veld fires

This comes after 10 people perished while trying to extinguish a veld fire at Rodrose Farm in Esigodini, Matabeleland South province on Monday.
By Priveledge Gumbodete and Methembe Sibanda Oct. 15, 2022

Zec never helps us win elections: Zanu PF

Citizens Coalition for Change led by Chamisa launched a seven-pillar electoral blueprint, which, among several demands, wants the voters roll to be audited ahead of the 2023 elections.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Oct. 19, 2022

US threatens to extend sanctions list

THE United States (US) has warned that it might add more names on its sanctions list on Zimbabwe if human rights violations persist ahead of the 2023 polls.

‘Reduce duty on electric cars’

Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy Elias Musakwa said adoption of hybrid cars would reduce carbon emissions in the country.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Oct. 26, 2022

Timely disburse devolution funds, govt urged

Committee chairperson Miriam Chikukwa urged local authorities to come up with lucrative business ideas to supplement their revenue.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 1, 2022

$1,2bn sanitary wear ‘vanishes’

The Parliamentary Committee on Primary and Secondary Education conducted an inquiry into the distribution of sanitary wear after receiving a petition.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 3, 2022

Police attend Zanu PF ideology school

The Constitution prohibits traditional leaders from being members of any political party, participating in partisan politics or acting in a partisan manner.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 4, 2022

Toe the line, Chiwenga tells NGOs

The PVOs Amendment Bill also gives the Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare minister power to demand disclosure of funding of NGOs ahead of the 2023 elections.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 4, 2022

‘War vets hold ED to ransom’

The ex-combatants said a facility should be introduced to allow them to import motor vehicles duty-free.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 5, 2022

Russia signs MoU with Museum of African Liberation

The monument is a dedication to fallen veterans of the continent’s liberation wars and is meant to document wars fought in Africa in its quest for self-governance.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 7, 2022

Russian-Ukraine war complex: Mudenda

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, which escalated into a war displacing millions of Ukrainians.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 8, 2022

Govt commissions CICs

The 10 CICs were launched in Amby, Causeway, Mt Pleasant, Emerald Hill, Mabelreign, Belvedere, Kambuzuma, Highfield, Glen Norah and Glenview post offices. 
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 8, 2022

Terrorism a serious threat to Africa: Chiwenga

Senate president Mabel Chinomona also told APU delegates that terrorism was affecting the livelihoods of vulnerable groups like women and children in Africa.

Zim diplomats sign performance contracts

Foreign Affairs minister Frederick Shava said performance of public officials can no longer be measured by tasks and activities.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 11, 2022

ED pledges to fund innovations

Mnangagwa said his administration was committed to making ideas become a “scientific reality”.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 15, 2022

Zanu PF ‘overruns’ NBS housing event

Zanu PF supporters were bussed to the venue despite that the NBS houses were financed by the National Social Security Authority, an organisation funded by the country’s workers.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 15, 2022

Housing backlog shoots to 2m

Statistics at hand reveal that the housing backlog currently stands at two million in urban areas with the rural population still being exposed to Blair toilets, pit latrines and open defecation.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 16, 2022

Jonathan Moyo: Why we apologised to Zanu PF

Moyo and Zhuwao’s letter has sparked speculation that the two are also plotting a return to the ruling party.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 20, 2022

CCC raises alarm over new tough electoral law

CCC leader Nelson Chamisa told The Standard yesterday that the new law was introduced without consultations and that there were chances it could be abused by Zanu PF.
By Tafadzwa Kachiko and Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 19, 2022

ED admits health sector rot

In his column in a weekly State-controlled paper, Mnangagwa said the number of medical practitioners in the country remains unsatisfactorily low.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 21, 2022

MPs grill Mines secretary

Rushinga legislator Tendai Nyabani (Zanu PF) said it was surprising that the ministry was mum about mine accidents, and shortage of vehicles and furniture in its offices.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Nov. 30, 2022

‘Funding for political parties insufficient’

The ministry, which handles the political parties’ funding, had requested $5 billion but was allocated $2,5 billion.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Dec. 5, 2022

Zim’s power situation dire

None of Harare, Bulawayo and Munyati power stations was producing anything.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Dec. 6, 2022

EU pledges US$210m for gender equality

This was said yesterday by EU ambassador to Zimbabwe and the chairperson for the #HeForShe Campaign, Jobst Von Kirchmann at the #HeForShe Dialogue for diplomats and business leaders.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Dec. 8, 2022

70% Zim women food insecure

Furthermore, the EU-AU partnership said based on the 2020 World Values Survey, social sanctions persist against women in the workplace.
By Priveledge Gumbodete Dec. 12, 2022