Suspected State Security Agents Persecute Sikhala, Ngarivhume

Leaders of the #31July Movement, Jacob Ngarivhume and Job Sikhala, have reportedly been receiving threats from suspected state security agents, warning them against organising any protest. Ngarivhume, who is the Transform Zimbabwe president, and Sikhala, the MDC Alliance vice-chairman, spent over a month in remand prison last year following their arrest in August on allegations of promoting public violence by encouraging “anti-government protests.” Speaking during an interview with NewZimbabwe.com on Wednesday, Ngarivhume said the threats have been conveyed via South African cellphone numbers. He said: I am now receiving threats…

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Raped by her father; Girl (15) refuses to breastfeed baby

 A case where a Shurugwi man allegedly raped and impregnated his 15-year-old daughter has complicated life for the complainant and her new baby.An investigation by The Mirror shows that the traumatised juvenile mother (name concealed to protect her) has refused to breastfeed the child she sired after being raped by her biological father. She also recently dumped the child and left to join her mother’s family in Gutu. The Mirror investigations showed that the innocent baby is now under the care of a well-known orphanage in Shurugwi.The accused father (name…

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Are DJ Sbu, Tbo Touch , Robert Marawa and DJ Fresh starting a new radio station?

Former Metro FM presenter Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe recently hinted at starting a new radio station together with some of the axed kings of the airwaves, including DJ Sbu, DJ Fresh, Gareth Cliff, Phat Joe and Robert Marawa. Taking to Instagram, Tbo Touch welcomed Marawa to the “fired squad”, while jokingly announcing the line-up for the new radio station “Fired Up”. It came shortly after legendary sportscasters had revealed that he has been fired again from the SABC. Marawa who presented the popular sports show “Marawa Sports Worldwide” which simulcast…

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Married Paedophile Walks Away With Community Service After Sex With Minor (14)

In a shocking development, a paedophile will only serve 315 hours of community service after he was convicted of having “sexual intercourse with a minor.” 24-year-old Artwell Mathe from Masikili Village in the Chief Shana area near Victoria Falls was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on several occasions. Mathe who is married, appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa facing charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor. During the trial, the court heard that the married paedophile proposed love to the minor in August…

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Restaurant Racism Row “Resolved”: Zimbabweans Unimpressed After Jam Tree Manager Makes Up With Customer

Popular Harare eatery The Jam Tree Restaurant which was recently engulfed in allegations of racism reached out to the victim of the alleged abuse. On Tuesday, the manager of the restaurant met with the disgruntled patron and victim, Nyari Munda. The two are reported to have patched their differences. They even posed for some photos together after meeting at the restaurant. However, it seems that Zimbabweans on social media were not impressed with the gesture. Some people called out Jam Tree Restaurant for its alleged efforts to sweep the racism allegations under…

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Chin’ono: Zimbabweans Enjoy Being Oppressed

Prominent Zimbabwean journalist and documentary filmmaker, Hopewell Chin’ono, says the reason why Zimbabweans remain oppressed is that they are happy with the status quo. Zimbabwe has been under uninterrupted ZANU PF rule since independence from Britain in 1980. From 2009 to 2013 the country was under a ZANU PF and MDC-T coalition government but the opposition party was a junior partner, with no control over defence and security as well as foreign affairs. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Chin’ono said Zimbabweans’ stupidity is shown by their desire to dance…

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Unvaccinated Teachers Unprepared For Schools Reopening – Unions

Teachers’ unions on Wednesday said that a majority of their members were yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and were psychologically unprepared for school reopening. Government last week gazetted Statutory Instrument (SI) 210 of 2021, stating that schools will remain closed until August 10, 2021, but preparing to reopen. However, teachers’ unions that spoke to NewsDay yesterday expressed reservations over the impending reopening of schools citing a lack of preparedness on the part of their members, the majority of whom were not vaccinated. Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) acting national secretary-general Goodwill Taderera…

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ZERA Hikes Fuel Prices Effective 5 August 2021

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has announced new fuel prices effective Thursday, 5 August 2021. ZERA has set the maximum pump price of diesel at ZWL$114.29 or US$1.33 per litre and petrol at ZWL$117.07 or US$1.37 per litre. In a public notice issued on Wednesday, 4 August 2021, ZERA said operators may sell at prices below the cap depending on their trading advantages. The latest fuel price review by ZERA is the first in two months after it opted against adjusting prices last month as it was “watching developments on the international market”. For the past two…

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MDC Alliance Principals Get Hard On Mwonzora

Principals who formed the MDC Alliance pact before the 2018 harmonised elections want the MDC-T to reinstate recalled MPs, senators and councillors as part of conditions for comprehensive dialogue with the party’s president, Douglas Mwonzora, it has emerged. One of the MDC Alliance principals, Mathias Guchutu of the Christian Democrats, on Wednesday told NewsDay that Alliance principals will set tough conditions for Mwonzora, which include withdrawing his request to President Emmerson Mnangagwa to suspend by-elections. This comes after Guchutu last month fired the MDC-T from the alliance, saying the party had violated…

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Delta Variant Accounts For 79% Of Coronavirus Cases In Zimbabwe

The virulent Delta variant of COVID-19, first detected in India but now active across the world, accounts for 79 per cent of cases in Zimbabwe, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said. Speaking during a fact-checking training workshop hosted by the Gender Media Connect Zimbabwe, WHO Zimbabwe team leader Dr Lincoln Charimari also revealed that the beta variant, first detected in South Africa accounts for 16 per cent and the alpha strain, first seen in Britain, for 2.5 per cent of local coronavirus cases. Charimari said all viruses, including…

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