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Mnangagwa in bid to destory Chamisa ahead of 2023 elections

President Emmerson Mnangagwa will entice MDC Alliance senior officials into joining Zanu PF using various persuasive and even coercive instruments as he seeks to weaken his main rival Nelson Chamisa ahead of the 2023 elections, observers say. Nearly three years ago, Mnangagwa got a major fright after Chamisa nearly beat […]


Time to end farm invasions for good

‘Henceforth, no more land invasions in whatever form, place or by whomsoever! Be warned!” This was a chilling warning by the Deputy Chief Secretary in charge of Presidential Communications George Charamba via his social media handle on Twitter on Tuesday morning. Interestingly, the warning shots were fired a few days […]


Zimbabwe’s central bank sees inflation falling

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has forecast annual inflation to plummet to less than 10% this year, driven by a good agricultural season, fiscal and financial sector stability. Zimbabwe has received goods rains this year, which are expected to fire up exports and foreign currency earnings. In December 2020, […]


RBZ investigates forex black market tycoons

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) — an arm of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) — has opened a fresh investigation into firms and individuals who are using shelf companies to siphon money from the foreign exchange auction and channelling it to the black market. The apex bank is working […]


VP Chiwenga takes Zimbabwe’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot

Zimbabwe kicked-off its COVID-19 vaccination programme on Thursday after receiving a donation of 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China earlier in the week. Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who doubles as the country’s health minister, was the first to receive the jab, at Harare’s Wilkins Hospital. Zimbabwe aims to vaccinate […]


Stop giving despostic regimes in Africa a free pass

Authoritarian and dictatorial governments are repressive, corrupt and inefficient, and they threaten Africa’s chances of unleashing the productive potential of its youth, writes Nelson Chamisa. Africa cannot afford to continue with the authoritarian, dictatorial and despotic forms of governance that are predominant on the continent. Authoritarian and dictatorial governments are […]

Arts & Books

Popular Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love dies

Popular Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love, real name Soul Musaka, has died. The 31 year-old musician was confirmed dead on arrival at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital on Tuesday after friends had rushed him to the ZAOGA owned hospital after he had complained of weakness. The Pamamonya ipapo singer’s exact cause of […]


When cabinet has become redundant amid a growing securocratic culture

By Ibbo Mandaza At least two references in the media last week – “Mnangagwa’s cabinet hiatus highlights Zimleadership crisis” (The NewsHawks, 5 February, 2021); and presidential spokesman GeorgeCharamba’s assertion that President Emmerson Mnangagwa was back at work to a “very hecticstart that includes taking far-reaching decisions”. The “far-reaching decisions” by […]


Zuma could face jail after snubbing Zondo Commission

A South African inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma’s time as president will ask the Constitutional Court to impose a jail term on the former leader after he defied an order to appear before the inquiry on Monday. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who leads the inquiry, said there was […]