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Harare - Zimbabwean opposition legislator Job Sikhala has been slapped with an effective treason charge and faces a potential death penalty or lengthy prison term if convicted. Sikhala was called in for questioning by Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Criminal Investigations Department, Law and Order Section earlier this morning. The charges relate to comments...
Government has reacted with anger to statements by the MDC that they intend to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government before 2023 due to the economic crisis. In a statement issued on Monday, secretary for Information Nick Ndavaningi Mangwana said government was not taking MDC deputy chairperson Job Sikhala's utterances that...
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission says it has launched investigations into allegations of misappropriation of public funds as exposed by the auditor general. In a statement issued Thursday, Zacc chairperson, Justice Loice Moyo said the anti-graft body was probing through the auditor general reports with a view to prosecute. "In the circumstances...
The Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has lashed at government for failing to take care of children living in the street despite having a fund meant for that. In her 2018 audit report, Chiri said government was failing to cater for street children and this exposed them to abuse and illegal activities. "Protecting...
At least 60% of the money meant for old people was used to finance luxury living, hotel and allowances of civil servants while the intended beneficiaries wallowed in poverty, an audit has revealed. In  2017, according to the Auditor-General Mildred Chiri, the ministry of finance released a grant of $100...
Government last year over spent $2 billion without parliamentary approval, the Auditor-General has said. In a statement issued Friday after tabling the 2018  audit reports for ministries, state entities and local authorities, Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri said the state used more than $2.5 billion more than what was budgeted for. Chiri said parliament...
The National Tripartite Negotiating Forum (NTF) has given government up to Tuesday next week to reverse the ban of the use of foreign currency in the country or face protests and strikes. Addressing a press conference after the inaugural NTF meeting, Public Service Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare minister,...
Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom, state TV says. A former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage. He was 67. Morsi was overthrown...
MDC MP for Kambuzuma Willis Madzimure has demanded that the minister of State Security Owen Ncube gives the national assembly an update on investigation into the disappearance of journalist Itai Dzamara. Raising the matter as a point of privilege, Madzimure said it is now more than five years Dzamara went missing...
INTERVIEW Obey Manayiti NEWLY-ELECTED MDC secretary-general Charlton Hwende says the Nelson Chamisa-led party will never split again as structural issues which were causing divisions have been addressed through constitutional amendments. Hwende (CH) recently spoke to NewsDay Weekender (NDW) senior reporter, Obey Manayiti about his vision for the party and below are...
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