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Acie Lumumba to surrender himself to the police

Former ZANU PF and Chairman of the incubant party Viva Zimbabwe, Acie Lumumba will this afternoon be presenting himself for arrest at Harare Central Police station at 1:45pm. Statement from the party’s Information Department states that Lumumba will address the media prior to the arrest. Lumumba is expected to be arrested and charged for the statement he made last Thursday when ...

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Zimbabwe slowly approaching “boiling point” as protests increase

Zimbabwe which has been for decades reeling under a declining economy coupled by corruption and claims of government mismanagement could nearly be encroaching to declaration of a state of emergency as protest, demonstrations and public unrest are on the increase. Civil unrest in the country has now become more and more bold as activist and political oppositions are increasingly boldly ...

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Presidential hopeful Mujuru speaks out!!

After successful Bulawayo and Harare kick off campaign rallies, The Standard news political reporter Everson Mushava caught up with probably the most domineering force against President Mugabe todate, Dr JT Mujuru who under her new political party Zimbabwe People First will be locking horns with her former boss for the country’s top job. Everson Mushava: After your inaugural rally in ...

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Zimbabwe Youths makes landmark address with RBZ Governor

A team of Zimbabwean youths from various walks of life have made history yesterday, by opening a dialogue with the nation’s leadership on matters of the economy, governance and the future of Zimbabwe they frustratedly feel mortgaged by bad economic and political decisions. The meting, coordinated by Maureen Kademaunga, a DPhil student in Human Economy at The University of Pretoria ...

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Ammara pens a moving Tribute to her late sister Shahla Soraya

Zimnbabwe’s top songbird and music pedigree, daughter to the late Legend Andy Brown, Ammara who has through past tragedies kept her grief to herself serve for graciously thanking fans, friends and public for support has broken her silence, writing a moving tribute to her late sister Shahla Soraya Brown who passed away early last week. She has taken her tribute ...

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Political turncoats tasting sour grapes

By Sibusiso Ndlamini In their attempt to make new appearances in the opposition politics, most people who were rejected from their former political parties are facing challenges in trying to make their parties visible to the electorate. To start with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai  Biti, who recently uttered that opposition party members should not denounce each other. Biti’s ...

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Radio founding presenter DJ Waraz returns

Blessing Waraz Phiri, affectionately known for his catch phrase “Waranyu” has laced up his boots again after a near 6year sabbatical to focus on his studies. Waraz who also worked with other pioneering Zimbabwean online radios like Afro-Zim and ZimNET is one of ZimOnline Radio’s key founding presenters with other notable names including DJ Fresh Prince who also returned a ...

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World Bank Corruption”Black-listed” Chinese company gloats Zimbabwe Highway

The company that won a lucrative $2 billion contract for the construction of Zimbabwe’s most important highway is under a World Bank ban for tender rigging and fraud. Zimbabwe recently named Chinese firm China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) as the main contractor of the Beitbridge-Chirundu highway dualisation project. An Austrian firm based in China, Geiger International, was named as ...

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Fighting Corruption must be a combined effort

Story by Mukachana Hanyani Zimbabweans have been made to believe that the scourge of sanctions imposed in the country by the western countries more than a decade ago were behind the demise of the Zimbabwean economy yet corruption was silently abetting them. Corruption which was hitherto not talked about with only bigwigs in government talking about sanctions as behind causing ...

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Inept state: Public pay the price of incompetence

Rufaro Mufundirwa It is unfortunate that the ordinary citizens bear the brunt of every bungling made in this country. The rampant corruption in this country is having a bearing on the poor citizens. Let us look at Zesa Holdings for instance. After wasting public funds in profligacy, they want to resort to hiking electricity tariffs. This hike will increase the ...

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