The Motlanthe Commission report recommended that those found guilty of shooting, killing and maiming civilians on August 1 should be investigated and punished. The report was presented to the public on Tuesday evening by President Mnangagwa.
The report exonerated the opposition from allegations of shooting at protestors and laid the blame squarely at the feet of the military and the police. Part of the report reads Read more
Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son Siqokoqela Mphoko, appeared before a Bulawayo regional magistrate in leg irons and was remanded in custody to 21 January next year.
He is facing up to 170 counts of fraud and theft for allegedly looting a total $80 000 worth of cash and goods from some Choppies Supermarkets. Mphoko had his $200 bail revoked last week for allegedly interfering with state witnesses in violation of his bail conditions.
Mphoko appeared before regional magistrate, Trynos Utavashe clad in a khaki prison garb and in legs irons. Read more
Former President Robert Mugabe’s son Robert Junior is facing a criminal case in South Africa after a case of intimidation was opened against him this week. Read more
State broadcaster ZBC reports 11 people died after two commuter omnibuses collided head on along the Harare – Nyamapanda highway in Murehwa on Sunday evening.
Police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the accident, saying among the dead is a child. Read more
HARARE businessman Wicknell Chivayo has won a $25 million lawsuit against the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) for bringing up malicious criminal charges of fraud against him and allegedly frustrating his firm, Intratrek Company, from performing its obligations at the Gwanda Solar Power Project.
Chivayo had been hauled before a magistrate to answer charges of fraud on the way he handled the 100 megawatt (MW) Gwanda Solar Project contracted by ZPC. Read more
In a wide ranging interview with the Mail and Telegraph, MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti called for dialogue between his party and ZANU-PF.
He also said the dialogue should focus on issues to do with legitimacy and economic reform. Said Biti:
Firstly let us agree on what we are going to discuss. Number one, we should discuss on the issue of legitimacy.
We have also to discuss the issues to do with structural reform agenda specifically focusing on electoral reform, legal reform, constitutional reform specifically focusing on state capture and militarisation of the state. Read more
Information Ministry spokesperson Nick Mangwana responded to United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Mr Matthew Harrington’s call for Government to drop charges against MDC deputy national chairperson Tendai Biti.
Mangwana said Government will uphold the rule of law and will not take directives from the United States on who to prosecute and who not to. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson, George Charamba revealed that his principal is open to negotiating with MDC president Nelson Chamisa.
He, however, insists that any kind of dialogue between the two will happen only if Chamisa accept that Mnangagwa is the legitimately elected President of Zimbabwe. In an interview with the Daily News Charamba said
You may also want to know, and I am making this disclosure for the first time, that way before we went for elections — at the height of the election campaigns, and even after the elections — there were lots of back channel communications between Zanu PF and MDC. Some of the players are pretending to be very radical today but we know better and the MDC Alliance knows what’s on offer. Read more
Disgruntled MDC members yesterday scaled up calls for deputy president Elias Mudzuri’s expulsion from the party for attending a meeting at State House with President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Parliament business as internal wars in the opposition party escalate.
MDC youth wing secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa led the call for Mudzuri to be expelled from the MDC for what other members termed “being a sell-out” and supping with the devil after he attended the parliamentary presiding officers’ meeting called by Mnangagwa. Read more
Government employees will no longer be allowed to take operational or pool vehicles home after working hours, during weekends and on public holidays.
This was announced by Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube on Thursday afternoon when he presented the 2019 National Budget.
Although he did not specify when this austerity measure will take effect, Ncube said all Government pool/project vehicles will be parked at the work stations or the nearest police station after designated working hours, during weekends and public holidays. Read more