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Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda helped in the safe escape of President Mnangagwa when he was fired as Vice President last year, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga disclosed yesterday. Addressing mourners at the burial of Gogo Yowana Kubvoruno(98), mother to General Sibanda, in Gokwe’s Dera area yesterday, VP Chiwenga said he first […]

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

A 43-minute documentary by BBC Africa crime reporter Golden Mtika on the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot has shocked social media users. “This is one of the most dangerous places in Johannesburg,” Mtika says during the film. “If you are found to be walking at night, you risk your life 100%. Rape is something that […]

DR Congo President Kabila is sending signals that he is not willing to relinquish power

DR Congo President Kabila is sending signals that he is not willing to relinquish power

FOR nearly two years now, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have waited with bated breath to elect a new leader after President Joseph Kabila served his two-term constitutional mandate. National elections have been postponed twice and there is doubt that December 23 2018 will pass with a new president in office, even […]

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

A European investor’s phone rings in a Harare restaurant and it’s good news: an $80 million construction deal has been agreed with the Zimbabwean government. All that’s needed now is a central bank guarantee letter. It never arrives. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power when Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup last […]

‘We are tired of having stolen elections,’ says Zimbabwe opposition

‘We are tired of having stolen elections,’ says Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwe’s main opposition vowed Wednesday to press on with demands for fair elections as thousands took to the streets to petition the electoral commission with a slew of grievances. The country goes to historic polls – the first without long-time ruler Robert Mugabe – on July 30 to elect a president, legislators and municipal councillors. […]

Opposition Divided as Zimbabwe Prepares for Post-Mugabe Elections

Opposition Divided as Zimbabwe Prepares for Post-Mugabe Elections

On July 30th, Zimbabwe holds its first general elections since the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe. The polls give opposition parties their first real chance of taking power since Zimbabwe won independence. The main opposition MDC is divided into factions, and analysts say this hurts the party’s chance of claiming the presidency. The elections […]

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Zimbabwe Police Vote In What Opposition Parties Call A ‘Gigantic Electoral Fraud’

Hundreds of Zimbabwean police cast their special votes in the country’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Thursday, raising the ire of opposition parties, which ordered the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to stop the process saying it violates some national laws. ZEC dismissed as “hogwash and very stupid propaganda” reports that the electoral body is conducting […]

Zim man(27) gets 259 years jail…Serial rapist David Mamvura to die in prison

Zim man(27) gets 259 years jail…Serial rapist David Mamvura to die in prison

South African law enforcement has warmly welcomed the long jail terms imposed by the Polokwane High Court on 2018-07-11 to David Mamvura, aged 27 from Zimbabwe to a consolidated jail terms of 259 years plus 04 life imprisonment. The accused was found guilty on 31 charges ranging from rape, attempted murder, assault with intent to […]

Why would a ‘normal’ person vote for Zanu PF?

Why would a ‘normal’ person vote for Zanu PF?

There has been a question that has vexed me — and, I am sure, so many others — as to why, after being subjected to so much untold suffering for nearly four decades by Zanu PF, any “normal” person would still prefer to vote for their tormentor to keep on tormenting them. Admittedly, Zanu PF’s […]

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