FORMER Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development minister, Nyasha Chikwinya, has been taken to court over an outstanding $31 765 energy bill owing to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Zetdc).
Through its lawyers Chihambakwe, Mutizwa and Partners, the power utility petitioned the High Court on Thursday, claiming payment of the outstanding amount. The former Mutare South legislator (Zanu PF) is yet to respond to the litigation and the matter is pending.
According to the court papers, Chikwinya allegedly failed, neglected and or refused to settle the amount despite numerous demands. Read more
The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has sued the Catholic University in Zimbabwe (CUZ) and is demanding $2 million over alleged trademark infringement.
The UZ is arguing that CUZ has been calling itself the Catholic University OF Zimbabwe, which has resulted in some people thinking that it was linked to the UZ. In its court papers, the UZ said, Read more
At least 10 people have been reported to have died while a further 34 were injured this morning after an Intercape bus overturned on the N1 highway in Polokwane, South Africa. The bus is reported to have been travelling from Harare to Johannesburg. Read more
The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has granted Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) a third broadcasting licence. AMH subsidiary company, Heart & Soul Broadcasting Services (Private) Limited was a granted a Content Distribution Services licence.
This follows the licences for online radio and television which the company was granted two weeks back. Alpha Media Holdings is the publisher of NewsDay, The Standard, and The Independent and is 100 per cent owned by Trevor Ncube. Read more
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that he wants to have a health opposition which will hold the government to account.
Mnangagwa also said that he hopes to see the opposition’s leader criticising the government openly and transparently in Parlimanent.
In an op-ed which was published before opposition supporters walked out when he was giving the state of the nation address, Mnangagwa said,
Though the opposition leader fell short of the presidency, through this democratic vote he too has been granted an important mandate: to lead scrutiny of the government’s work in parliament. Read more
The City of Harare has released the names of some of its employees who allegedly tried to swindle donors who were donating towards fighting the cholera outbreak.
The officials allegedly inflated the prices of goods and services which were supposed to be used in the fight against cholera to extortionate levels.
Entrepreneur and founder of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Strive Masiyiwa initially raised the alarm on Monday afternoon when he wrote, Read more
Speculation is rife within the MDC led by Thokozani Khupe that its leader could be earmarked for a diplomatic posting in President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.
This follows claims on social media that Khupe could replace Zimbabwe’s late Ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia, Trudy Stevenson.
Responding to the speculation, the MDC said it would deliberate as a party if ever its leader was to be offered a government post. Read more
Flamboyant boxer, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he’s coming out of retirement to fight Manny Pacquiao this year.
In a video on his Instagram account, Mayweather claims that he will come out of retirement again, this time to fight Manny Pacquiao, “another nine-figure payday on the way.” Read more
The City of Harare says their bid to decongest Harare’s Central Business District will soon be achieved following remarkable progress at all three new ranks currently under construction.
The Harare City Council said the construction of Quarry bus terminus in Warren Park, Coventry and Coca Cola will assist in decongesting the CBD by year end. Read more
Speaking to reporters at State House, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, who became the first female Defence Minister said she is not scared of taking up one of the critical portfolios held by men since the country attained independence 38 years ago.
The post was previously held by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. Muchinguri said she understands all army dynamics because of her liberation war experience. Cde Muchinguri was quoted saying: Read more