Ex-minister Chikwinya sued over $31k power bill

Image result for nyasha chikwinyaFORMER 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

Trevor Ncube’s AMH Gets Third Broadcasting Licence

Image result for trevor ncubeThe 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

‘I hope to see Opposition leaders critizing Government openly in Parliament’

Image result for mnangagwaPresident 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

City Of Harare Names And Shames Officials Who Allegedly Tried To Extort Donors By Inflating Prices

Image result for city of harareThe 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

Is Khupe earmarked for Diplomatic posting in Mnangagwa’s government?

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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

‘I am equal to the Task’ Cde Opah Muchinguri on role as Minister of Defence

Image result for oppah muchinguriSpeaking 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

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