United States of America Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons who introduced a bill to lay the framework for U.S. relations with the new government in Zimbabwe, met with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo at Munhumutapa Buildiung today.
Responding to Reuben Barwe’s question on whether sanctions on Zimbabwe will be reviewed earlier than February next year, Senator Coons said the reviewing of sanctions was not based on one thing. He however highlighted that USA is ready to partner with Zimbabwe. Read more
Responding to a question on why he was taking numerous foreign trips, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it is necessary for him because Zimbabwe has suffered as an isolated nation.
In a response posted on his Facebook account, Mnangagwa said the new Zimbabwe must embrace the international community in order to secure crucial foreign investment. Said Mnangagwa:
I have seen some comments here asking why these foreign trips are necessary at this time. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I appreciate your opinions. Let us remember where we were, and how we suffered as an isolated nation. Read more
State-owned broadcaster, ZBC, has suspended all programmes which feature miracle and prosperity prophets.
This follows complaints from viewers who felt that the broadcaster was prioritising the prophets because of revenues ahead of more important issues. ZBC acting head of radio services Mr Albert Chekayi said,
What happened is we have temporarily suspended the programs to allow us to have a re-look considering the many complaints we have received from the public who are the owners of the radio stations since we are a public broadcaster. Read more
Social media is currently buzzing with the hashtag #VisaBae which tells the story of beautiful young woman from Zimbabwe by the name of Rutendo Tichiwangani.
As a social media slay queen, she’s known as rlt_ on Instagram and Rlt on YouTube and her story is as hilarious as it gets.
Rutendo Tichiwangani boasts of over 70.6k followers on Instagram and 9k subscribers on YouTube as a result of her lavish social media lifestyle that makes her look larger than life. Read more
Kiambu County Woman Representative, Gathoni Wa Muchomba has urged men from the region to embrace polygamy so as to increase the region’s population.
Wa Muchomba made the remarks during the launch of Mama Care Rehabilitation Centre in Kiambaa Constituency on Monday, April 2.
“We give birth to these children and we do not want to own up to them. If you are a man from Kikuyu community and you can sustain five wives, have them, and if you are a man and you are in a position to bring up many children, do it, ” she said. Read more
COMEDIAN Felistas “Mai Titi” Murata is running a competition Mai TT Challenge, as a way of giving back to the community, where a fan who imitates her best by either singing or acting, will walk away with $100 and a pair of shoes.
The first runner-up will pocket $50 and a T-shirt.
The competition, which started last week, is running on Murata’s Facebook page, Mai T’s Diaries and will be wrapped up next Monday. Read more
Responding to questions during a Sunday Press conference, Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu addressed Grace Mugabe’s complaints over reduced security personnel at her properties saying that it is the responsibility of the former First Family to hire security personnel to guard its private assets and companies.
He added that his ministry “will only step in after assessing the situation”.
Cde Mpofu was quoted saying:
I want to assure the nation that the security services are currently verifying and rationalising the security around the assets and the projects belonging to the former First Family and we want to assure the public that the concerns that have been raised by the former First Family will be speedily attended to with a view to providing enough security in areas that deserve to be secured. Read more
Founding leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries, Walter Magaya today appeared before Harare High Court judge Justice Amy Tsanga.
Magaya pleaded not guilty to charges of rape, unlawful termination of pregnancy and obstruction of justice.
Prosecutor General Ray Goba who was leading the prosecution said that State was going to summon at least eleven witnesses to testify against Magaya. Read more
Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni has revealed that the Harare City Council (HCC) spent at least $50 000 to interview and hire prospective candidates of the post of town clerk.
The money was reportedly paid to private human resources consultants. However, the post still remains vacant after disputes between HCC and the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. Read more
The British Embassy in Zimbabwe has sought to distance itself from allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa to win in the upcoming 2018 harmonised elections. This comes after Professor Welshman Ncube, the spokesperson for the coalition MDC Alliance spoke out against the British and the Chinese for seemingly backing President Mnangagwa. Said Ncube,
We think it is inappropriate for the British and the Chinese to pick a horse in this election. They should, instead, insist on Zimbabwe abiding by international norms and standards for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections. Read more