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Residents Confront City Of Byo Over Perennial Water Crisis

By Staff Reporter Bulawayo residents have given a one-week ultimatum to the local authority to fix and address the country’s second largest city’s perennial water crisis at a time when the southern African country is grappling with a devastating cholera…

Mahere Successfully Appeals Against Conviction On Charges Of Communicating Falsehoods

By Staff Reporter The High Court acquitted former Mt Pleasant legislator Fadzayi Mahere on appeal, following her conviction by Harare magistrate Taurai Manuwere in April last year. Mahere was charged and later convicted of communicating falsehoods prejudicial to the State,…

Church Statement On Mass Evictions Is A Call for Mediation and Social Justice

By Owen Dhliwayo On February 22, 2024, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) released a statement addressing the alarming surge of arbitrary evictions occurring throughout the country. Over January and February, the government initiated widespread evictions in peri-urban and rural…

War Vets Fume Over Neglect Of Their Children By Govt

By Lorraine Gugulethu Ndebele The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) have complained over nonpayment of fees payment for their children enrolled at tertiary institutions saying the prevailing situation constitutes failure by government to fulfill its obligations. In a…

Biti Fined US$300 For Verbally Assaulting Russian Investor

By Staff Reporter Harare Regional Magistrate Vongai Guwuriro Muchuchuti has imposed a $300 fine on former Finance Minister Tendai Biti for verbally assaulting controversial businessman Ken Sharpe’s aide Tatiana Aleshina outside the Harare Magistrates court in 2020. In her ruling…

Nyika Inovakwa Nevene Vayo. Is This Practically Real In Zimbabwe?

By Abigail VT Munyoro A few days after the 21st February movement holiday, may I take this opportunity to share with you what I feel is now of serious concern to the people of Zimbabwe. The biggest question is, as…

Zim Authorities Face International Criticism Over Harassment of Human Rights Lawyers

By Staff Reporter The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) have expressed their appreciation for the decision of Zimbabwean authorities to drop charges against human rights lawyers Douglas Coltart and Tapiwa Muchineripi. However, concerns…

ZPP Reports Surge In Politically Motivated Violence, Intimidation

By Staff Reporter The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has reported a surge in politically motivated violence and intimidation cases, with 15 instances of threats and 7 cases of violence recorded in the month of January alone. According to ZPP, the…

Chinese-Owned Mining Firm Slapped with $700 Fine for Using Starlink In Zim

By Staff Reporter A mining company in Guruve, owned by a Chinese entity, has been fined USD700 for violating the Posta and Telecommunications Act due to its use of Star-Link equipment. The National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPA) revealed that…

Land Occupation Trial Ends in Acquittal As State Fails to Establish Government Ownership

Masvingo Provincial Magistrate Farai Gwitima has acquitted 66 villagers who stood trial for the illegal occupation of state land without authorization. The accused, who were apprehended on January 22, 2024, by Zimbabwe Republic Police officers, faced charges of occupying gazetted…