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July, 2017

  • 15 July

    Vendors Blast ‘Ruthless, Irrational’ Police

    [263Chat] Vendors operating in the Central Business District of Harare have described the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) as ruthless and irrational, calling for an urgent action from the Commissioner General, Augustine Chihuri to encourage ethical conduct by the custodians of the law.

  • 15 July

    State Fails to Prove Rape After Man Found Asleep By a 13-Year-Old Victim

    [New Zimbabwe] Jambezi -A man here was caught by a victim's brothers napping next to the minor girl after 'raping' her in a bush in their village.

  • 15 July

    Opposition Confirms Con-Court Diaspora Vote Fight

    [New Zimbabwe] Harare lawyer and opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Tendai Biti, has confirmed that a Constitutional Court challenge is underway against the refusal by electoral authorities to allow diaspora voting.

  • 15 July

    Mugabe’s Sons ‘Evicted’ From Luxury Sandton Apartment Over ‘Unacceptable Behaviour’

    [News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's sons were evicted from a luxury apartment block in Johannesburg's affluent Sandton area because of their "unacceptable behaviour", a newspaper claimed on Friday.

  • 15 July

    Mugabe Back in Zimbabwe After Singapore Health Check-Up

    [News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe arrived back in Zimbabwe on Saturday after a week-long trip to Singapore for a medical check-up, state radio said.

  • 15 July

    Mugabe back home after ‘routine medical checkup’ in Singapore – Oman Tribune

    The Zimbabwe DailyMugabe back home after 'routine medical checkup' in SingaporeOman TribuneZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home on Saturday after medical treatment in Singapore, the state broadcaster said, putting to rest speculation over the 93-year-old's whereabouts. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said Mugabe, who ...Step down now — Mugabe toldThe Zimbabwe MailMugabe Returns Home, Wife Hurt in Freak AccidentVOA ZimbabweZimbabwe's First Lady Injures Ankle in 'Freak' Car AccidentU.S. News & World ReportNews24 -Malawi24 -AppsforPCdaily -Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)all 22 news articles »

  • 14 July

    Land Reform in South Africa: Another Zimbabwe?

    Among some foreign observers, there has long been concern that South Africa could go down a similar path as Zimbabwe . More particularly there is anxiety that South Africa's robust democratic institutions and the rule of law could give way to the abolition of minority property rights, especially those of white landowners, to benefit impoverished rural dwellers.

  • 14 July

    Zimbabwe: Parastatal Bosses Loot U.S.$300 000

    The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration finance manager and director were Wednesday arraigned before the courts on allegations of siphoning $300 000 from the parastatal using a fraudulent company. Simon Mudzingwa Taranhika, 53, and Shadreck Mutengabadza, 44, appeared before magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura who released them on $500 bail each.

  • 14 July

    Zimbabwe: Call for Minister Chombo’s Arrest

    The Constitutional Court has declined to second a High Court judgment issued against Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo to pay Mutare businessman, Blessing Mangwiro, $1, 5 million which was seized by the police in 2012. In November last year, High Court judge, Justice Owen Tagu, issued a 14-day ultimatum to Chombo to pay Mangwiro or risk being imprisoned.

  • 14 July

    Zimbabwe: Former Mugabe Ally Mutasa Hits Hard Times

    Former Zanu PF secretary for administration and Minister of State for National Security, Didymus Mutasa, recently made headlines for being so broke to the extent of struggling to pay school fees for his children and to settle huge bills owed to various entities. There have been reports in the media, including The Herald, about how Mutasa is being hounded by various people and entities he owes money and has had properties attached.

  • 14 July

    More Trafficked Women to Return From Kuwait

    [New Zimbabwe] Harare -Zimbabwe said Wednesday it is expecting more women who were trafficked to Kuwait to come back home.

  • 14 July

    Bond Notes Fuel Inflation – IMF

    [Financial Gazette] Government's introduction of bond notes last year to address a relentless cash crisis fuelled a currency black market, which had been subdued due to a multiple currency regime, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated.

  • 14 July

    Zimbabwe to Mortgage Gold for Loans

    [Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe now seeks to use gold proceeds to secure a loan to clear debt arrears with multilateral lenders, as its $1,8 billion debt clearance plan appears to lose momentum.

  • 14 July

    Memoir Exposes the Difficult Masire-Mugabe Relationship

    [Zimbabwe Independent] Although the late Botswana president Quett Ketumile Masire one of Africa's most progressive and successful post-colonial leaders -- who built his country's economy from almost ground zero to what it is today was a close friend to President Robert Mugabe, he had many disappointments with his contemporary stretching from 1980 until the time of his death two weeks ago.

  • 14 July

    Mugabe’s Two Sons Evicted From Johannesburg Apartment

    [Zimbabwe Independent] President Robert Mugabe's sons, Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine notorious for a wild partying lifestyle were recently evicted from a luxurious apartment in South Africa's most affluent area of Sandton in Johannesburg after a violent brawl that left one security officer with a broken leg and arm, the Zimbabwe Independent can exclusively report.

  • 13 July

    Zimbabwe: U.S. Think-Tank Warns Mugabe Over Succession Battles

    According to Daily News, the United States Centre for Preventive Action in its recommendation for US policy towards Zimbabwe said that "the major area of concern was President Robert Mugabe's refusal to plan for a transition." The CPA said that the country's opposition groupings were still fragmented despite forming an umbrella body around electoral reforms and recently signing a number of memorandums to field a single candidate during the 2018 polls.

  • 13 July

    Zimbabwe says tax collections beat target, raises FY forecast

    Zimbabwe collected $1.8 billion in taxes during the first six months of this year, exceeding its target by 8 percent, while its full-year forecast has been revised up on better economic growth prospects, the tax agency said on Thursday. President Robert Mugabe 's government is relying on the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and local banks to fund its national budget since it cannot borrow from foreign financial institutions due to arrears dating back to 1999.

  • 13 July

    Police in Zimbabwe use tear gas on opposition supporters

    Zimbabwe Riot Police patrol the streets following protests in Harare, Wednesday, July, 12, 2017. Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse dozens of opposition supporters protesting what they say are plans to rig next year's presidential election.

  • 13 July

    Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Charged With Murdering Cop

    Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a Movement for Democratic Change official and charged him with murdering a policeman during skirmishes that erupted in Harare between street vendors and police late last month, his lawyer said. He said his client was attending the funeral of a friend's grandmother at the time of the alleged murder.

  • 13 July

    Police Assault, Arrest Protesters Calling for Electoral Reforms

    [VOA] Zimbabwean police Wednesday clashed with hundreds of opposition protesters calling for electoral reforms before next year's polls.