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By Marshall Bwanya Acute fuel shortages across the country have provided fertile ground for black market dealers to sell fuel at exorbitant prices. This has had visible effects as Commuter Omnibus operators who are getting fuel from clandestine sources are conveying the costs to commuters. This economic scourge of fuel shortages has ...
By Marshall Bwanya EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Timmo Olkkonen on Wednesday mocked Mnangagwa's administration for failing to curb corruption and upholding constitutionally prescribed basic human rights. Speaking at the joint ZACC and NPA Commission public anti corruption launch in Harare sponsored by EU, Olkkonen mocked the Zimbabwean government for failing to...
By Marshall Bwanya Prominent New Zimbabwe.com journalist Leopold Munhende has been arrested while filming the arrest of ARTUZ members in Harare. Munhende was apprehended and violently man-handled by the police while executing his journalistic duties. Munhende is currently in police custody. More to follow...
By Marshall Bwanya Zimbabwe State Universities Union of Academics (ZISUUA), has issued a statement threatening that all Lecturers with effect from 8 September 2019, will cease offering teaching services over government's failure to review salaries. ZISUUA reiterated that Lecturers were experiencing economic induced hardships as their eroded salaries could not keep...
By Marshall Bwanya United Nations (UN) has castigated Zimbabwe’s government for the wanton clampdown of MDC’s demonstrations as unconstitutional violations of human rights. The opposition’s protests dubbed the Free Zimbabwe March were unconstitutionally banned by the police and upheld the High court catapulted into a fierce clash between protestors and the...
By Marshall Bwanya MDC's protest that was scheduled today morphed into a shutdown after virtually all businesses closed shop after the police unleashed their wrath dispersing civilians turning the peaceful demonstration into rowdy clampdown. Immediately after the High Court dismissed MDC's urgent Court application to proceed with the demonstration police started...
By Elvis Dube Government has introduced new highway Zupco buses to assist in alleviating travelling costs that have become unsustainable for most ordinary citizens. Five buses have been allocated per route at affordable rates. The cost of bus fares destinations are Harare-Bulawayo $30, Harare-Masvingo $25, Harare-Mutare $25 Harare-Binga $45, Harare-Mount Darwin $15. New...
By Elvis Dube The Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum (ZHRF) has condemned government for the wanton inhuman post-election August 1 2018 military killings that resulted in the death of six innocent civilians. The rights group argued that state violence and murder has become the lifestyle for Zimbabwean leadership. Speaking at the August 1...
Finance minister Mthuli Ncube on Thursday doubled the budget allocated to state organs tasked with fighting corruption and governance in a bid to improve transparency and accountability. Presenting a supplementary budget, Mthuli said the institutions such as the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the National Peace and Reconciliation...
The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa has bemoaned what it termed ‘fascist antics’ by the state after its leader Obey Sithole allegedly survived an ‘abduction attempt' at the hands of suspected state security agents on Wednesday evening. In a statement, the league spokesperson Steven Chuma said...
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