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Investigative Reporting

Harare’s Wetland Crisis: A Ticking Time Bomb

By Willie Gwatimba Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city, is facing a looming water crisis that could have devastating consequences for its residents, economy, and environment. The city’s wetlands, which are crucial for water supply and flood control, are under threat from…

Gross Human Rights Violations Rock Chiredzi Rural Constituencies

  Mobile Clinics Urgently Needed to Address Torture, Abductions, and Humiliation by Self-Appointed Vigilante Group CHIREDZI – Reports of gross human rights violations have emerged from Chiredzi Rural Constituencies, where a self-imposed group, dubbed “G.Unit”, has taken the law into…

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Nightmare for Epworth as residents endure endless power blackout

Living in Epworth, a peri-urban marginalized community has proven to be difficult for many who have to struggle to eke a living during the day and return to the dark and silent homes in the evening. As if the shortage…

Citizen Files Investigative Reporting Opinion & Analysis

Beyond the obvious

The polarisation in the Zimbabwean mainstream media has led to the newspapers covering the Zimbabwean story from a biased, untrue and one sided point of view. A partisan aligned account of the issues affecting Zimbabweans has therefore not adequately presented…

Poverty scourge fuels child marriages

HARARE – From as early as she can remember, Mariah Myambo (not her real name), 16, had dreams to pursue her education, attain a degree, get a decent job and be happily married to someone she loved. By Thomas Madhuku But…

Pensioner loses $26k to conman

By Caroline Nyamayaro: A serial fraudster is expected to appear in court soon on allegations of defrauding a former civil servant of his $26 000 pension that was in his CABS savings account. The alleged conman identified as Tapera masqueraded…

$97k embezzlement rocks Mathew Rusike college

Success Majaramhepo: Studies at Mathew Rusike college have been thrown into disarray, less than three weeks before public Ordinary Level examinations commence amid concerns that some of the administrators have embezzled $97 000 that was meant for staff salaries. Some…

Economy Investigative Reporting News

$7 million tobacco afforestation Levy disappears

Malvern Mkudu More than $7 million collected for afforestation efforts to mitigate the damage on forests being caused by small tobacco farmers has not yet been disbursed and sources say that the money has been taken by the Zimbabwe Revenue…

Investigative Reporting News

Government excludes Russian firm from diamond merger

Phillemon Mhlanga and Malvern Mkudu DIAMOND mining firm, DTZ-OZGEO, a joint venture outfit between Econendra of Russia and the Development Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ), will be excluded from government’s planned consolidation of all diamond mining companies, the Financial Gazette can…

Investigative Reporting News

Chimanimani communities left in the cold

Thomas Madhuku Zimbabwe’s community share ownership trusts, set up by government in recent years to benefit poor communities in resource-rich areas of the country, have never been far away from controversy. Poorly explained and little understood, even by those communities…