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School Authorities Rescind Expulsion Of Dreadlocked Pupil

By A Correspondent Chogugudza Primary School authorities have re-admitted a 12 year-old pupil whom they had chased away from attending lessons for wearing long hair, a practice, which was deemed to be against the learning institution’s regulations. The school head at Chogugudza…

Zimbabwe To Abolish Death Penalty

HARARE, Feb 7 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s cabinet on Tuesday agreed to abolish the death penalty following months of debate in parliament, choosing instead to impose lengthy prison sentences for the worst offences. The cabinet passed a private member’s bill introduced…

ZANU PF Faces Constitutional Hurdles Despite Perceived Majority, Says Academic

By A Correspondent Renowned academic Dr. Phillan Zamchiya has challenged popular perceptions surrounding Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF, asserting that the party does not and cannot claim a two-thirds majority in Parliament, a prerequisite for passing constitutional amendments independently. In…

I Am Not Resigning As Mayor Of Bulawayo: Coltart

Bulawayo Mayor, David Coltart has said former Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa and the city residents have overwhelmingly urged him to see out his five year term.   Posting on X (formerly Twitter), Coltart said his earlier…

High Court Stops Harare Polytechnic College’s Illegal Demand Of Payment Of Fees Exclusively In US Dollars

By A Correspondent High Court Judge Justice Gladys Mhuri has stopped Harare Polytechnic College from demanding payment of tuition fees and other levies exclusively in United States dollars. In a judgment handed down on Monday 29 January 2024, Justice Mhuri restrained and interdicted Harare…

Wholly Suspended 2 Year Prison Sentence For Sikhala

Harare Magistrate Tafadzwa Miti has sentenced Former Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala and his colleague Godfrey Sithole to a two year prison term wholly suspended for five years on condition that they do not commit a crime of inciting violence….

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Top Rights Lawyers

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has stopped the prosecution of two human rights lawyers, who were scheduled to stand trial for allegedly defeating or obstructing the course of justice, after withdrawing charges against the duo. The two human rights lawyers,…

Movement Mobilizes Pro-Democracy Campaigners To Besiege Court For Sikhala Ruling

By Lorraine Ndebele The Job Sikhala Solidarity Movement has rallied pro-democracy campaigners to besiege the Harare Magistrates Court where Magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa will make a ruling in a case in which the former Zengeza West legislator is accused of inciting…

Displacement and Dissent Overshadows Glittering Groundbreaking

By Thomas Madhuku In December 2022, the arid landscapes of rural Buhera in Manicaland province, southeastern Zimbabwe, witnessed an unusual spectacle of grandeur and significance. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, accompanied by a high-powered delegation including Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and Defence…

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