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  • Zimbabweans jittery as Grace enters politics By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 28 July 2014 President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace was this weekend nominated to the top of the ruling ZANU PF’s powerful Women’s League as its Secretary, as SW Radio Africa reported Friday. The position will also secure Grace ...
  • Chinamasa borrows $1.4 million for cars By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 28 July 2014 The Finance Ministry has reportedly secured a $1.4 million loan from a local bank for luxury vehicles for its personnel. The loan came from the African Banking Corporation of Zimbabwe, which expects the ministry to ...
  • 100 underage pregnancies at Chingwizi By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 28 July 2014 The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe has estimated that more than 100 school girls at the Chingwizi Camp between the ages of 10 and 12 may have fallen pregnant recently. The teachers union said of ...
  • Chinotimba praised by Daily News newspaper By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 28 July, 2014 The independent Daily News newspaper has named the notorious leader of farm invasions, Joseph Chinotimba, as legislator of the month, in an inaugural monthly column that will praise members of parliament for their contribution ...
  • MDC-Team Renewal names national executive By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 28 July 2014 The MDC- Team Renewal announced its national executive Friday in a move which observers said was the clearest indication yet that the faction was on the verge of forming a separate political party. A Herald ...
  • Police question more top officials over Baba Jukwa By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 28 July, 2014 The ongoing police investigations into the Baba Jukwa Facebook saga have dragged in more top government officials, including a minister, a senior military official and a fashion designer. The state run Herald newspaper said Environment ...
  • Grace Mugabe joins political fray By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has declared her intention to vie for political office by seeking nomination to become ZANU PF’s next chairperson of the powerful Women’s League. The position, which is up for grabs ...
  • Bulawayo vendors assault municipal police By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 Public anger at official harassment was demonstrated this week when vendors assaulted municipal police who had confiscated their goods at Bulawayo’s Renkini bus terminus. State media reports said municipal police raided the terminus Thursday and ...
  • Zimbabweans arrested as SA targets ‘illegals’ By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 Reports coming from South Africa say Zimbabweans are among hundreds of illegal immigrants from across Africa arrested in a crackdown that started Monday. There are conflicting reports regarding the destination of those that have been ...
  • Baba Jukwa probe a waste of resources By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 25 July, 2014 Zimbabweans struggling to survive under the current harsh economic conditions have lost interest and faith in the ongoing police investigations to expose the Baba Jukwa Facebook character, which this week sucked in the Information ...
  • Public hospitals run out of drugs By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 Parliament has heard that major public hospitals countrywide are facing acute shortages of life saving drugs, something which officials say has put the lives of thousands of patients in danger. Deputy health minister Paul Chimedza ...
  • Chingoka leaves Zim Cricket after 22 years at the top By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 25 July 2014 Zimbabwe Cricket’s long-serving head Peter Chingoka has relinquished his position after 22 years as chairman and board member of the sports body. Chingoka was first elected chairman in 1992 and held onto that position until ...
  • Moyo in no show after summoned by police By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 Information minister Jonathan Moyo did not report to the Law and Order section of the police at 9am Thursday as instructed, allegedly to answer questions relating to the Baba Jukwa saga. On Wednesday the ...
  • ‘No repression in Zim’, says Palestinian protest organiser   By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 Hundreds of Zimbabweans marched in Harare on Wednesday demanding that Israel restores the rights of Palestinians to water and freedoms of association and movement. The well-attended protest was organised by Tawanda Makore, President of the ...
  • Chinotimba ejected from Parliament over shouting match By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba and Binga North’s Madubeko Sibanda were on Wednesday ejected from Parliament after they came close to a fist fight during a verbal clash. Zanu PF’s Chinotimba and his MDC-T counterpart ...
  • Chronicle business editor dies in car crash By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 The Business editor of the Chronicle, Mernet Mafirakureva, has died after the car he was driving collided head on with a bus near Beatrice, along the Harare to Masvingo highway. He was 33. Innocent Madonko, ...
  • Government bans rough diamond export By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 24 July 2014 Government this week banned the export of rough diamonds, in a move which mines minister Walter Chidhakwa claimed was meant to ensure Zimbabwe gets maximum value for its minerals. Chidhakwa told a conference in Bulawayo ...
  • Merging of diamond firms dismissed as meaningless By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 23 July, 2014 The government has gone ahead with plans to merge diamond mining firms in Marange, claiming this would “streamline their operations and ensure accountability of proceeds”, according to the state run Herald newspaper. But the plan ...
  • ConCourt scraps defamation law By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 23 July 2014 The Constitutional Court has nullified the country’s criminal defamation law in a move hailed as a major step towards press freedom in Zimbabwe. In his ruling Tuesday, ConCourt Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba said the ...
  • Kadoma ZANU PF murderers jailed By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 23 July 2014 Four ZANU PF youths were on Tuesday each sentenced to 15 years in jail for the murder of MDC-T supporter John Max in August 2008. Max was assaulted and fatally stabbed at Chidhuri Buffalo Farm ...
  • Finally Mudede admits dual citizenship is allowed By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 23 July 2014 The government has finally admitted dual citizenship is allowed under the new constitution adopted last year, following months of dilly dallying over the issue. On Tuesday Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede became the first high ranking government ...
  • Mohadi reverses Mugabe decision on anti-corruption team By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 21 July, 2014 Zimbabwe’s Home Affairs Minister has reportedly dispersed the anti-corruption team of commissioners, who were re-appointed by Robert Mugabe last year, saying he had realised that the move by the President was unconstitutional. According to the ...
  • Human rights violations continue By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 23 July 2014 The Zimbabwe Peace Project has reported that while the country has seen a decline in the number of politically motivated attacks incidents of intimidation, assaults, displacement and discrimination have not stopped. According to the ZPP ...
  • War vets attack black farmers in Masvingo By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 22 July 2014 The farming community in Masvingo province has been shocked by attacks on  black farmers by suspected war vets. One of the farmers, Mufaro Mukaro was struck with an axe to his head and is now ...
  • Chinamasa regrets adopting the US dollar By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 22 July 2014 Under-pressure ZANU PF Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has said the adoption of the US dollar in 2009 was a mistake. Speaking to legislators in Harare on Monday, the minister said the decision to abandon the ...
  • Botswana-based Zimbabweans want to remain By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 22 July 2014 A Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition delegation has found that Zimbabweans who are living in Botswana believe that they are better off living in that country. A seven member delegation was dispatched to Gaborone soon after ...
  • More workers to lose jobs in Bulawayo By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 22 July 2014 More workers are facing retrenchment in Bulawayo as the fast foods group Innscor Africa has informed its employees it will lay off staff from its warehouse, distribution and administration sections. The announcement was ...
  • Unskilled team in charge of Harare Water Project By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 22 July 2014 The controversy surrounding the $144 million Chinese loan meant for the rehabilitation of Harare’s water system continues, with a fresh report indicating that clueless staff  are tasked with executing the project. The Chinese are implementing ...
  • Mugabe totally disconnected from reality By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 21 July 2014 President Robert Mugabe’ statement that the country’s failing economy is on a recovery path is a clear indication he’s detached from reality, analysts said on Monday. The 90 year-old ZANU PF leader claimed on Sunday ...
  • US dismisses state reports of plans to block aid By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 21 July, 2014 The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe has dismissed state media reports suggesting that US authorities had further tightened targeted restrictive measures this month, to include blocking humanitarian aid such as food and medical supplies. A ...
  • Major platinum mine collapses By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 21 July 2014 The Zimbabwean economy has suffered another blow after Zimplats reported a huge decline in platinum production due to an underground collapse at the company’s biggest mine in the country. Zimplats Chief Executive Officer Alex Mhembere ...
  • Gold rush reported at Inyathi By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 21 July 2014 Significant gold deposits have been discovered by panners at Inyathi, in the Bubi district of Matebeleland North, reports suggest. According to the State-run Chronicle newspaper the discovery happened last month and since then thousands of ...
  • More corruption unearthed in Harare water project By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 21 July, 2014 A committee investigating the project to resuscitate Harare’s water infrastructure has said they unearthed more corrupt practices and were unable to audit accounts in a multi-million dollar loan from China, because no such bank ...
  • 15,000 to lose residential stands in Chitungwiza By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 18 July 2014 15,000 people could lose their stands after the High Court ordered the Chitungwiza Municipality to stop allocating residential stands at the Nyatsime Housing Scheme and ruled that beneficiaries must vacate the farm on which ...
  • ZBC staff blast Moyo in meeting with his media panel By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 18 July, 2014 Workers at the state broadcaster ZBC are reported to have blasted Information Minister Jonathan Moyo for ruining their lives and their work environment, before walking out of a meeting with a media panel that ...
  • No solution in sight for striking Chitungwiza council workers By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 18 July 2014 Workers on strike at Chitungwiza town council have rejected management’s latest offer to return to work in an ongoing labour dispute that has crippled all its operations. The full blown work stoppage has stretched into ...
  • No fixed pay dates for civil servants By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 18 July 2014 President Robert Mugabe’s government says it is so broke that it cannot even guarantee fixed pay dates for public servants. As a result the government is now issuing civil servants with undated pay-slips. The new ...
  • Last shortwave broadcast Gerry Jackson SW Radio Africa 18th July 2014 Sadly Friday 18th July is our last shortwave broadcast. Our broadcasts will remain available via our website, Channel Zim and various new media formats. Staff have been very moved by the number of emails and phone calls ...
  • Zimbabweans caught in SA with explosives haul By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 18 July 2014 Fourteen Zimbabweans were expected to appear in a South African court Friday for trying to smuggle explosives worth $350,000 into that country. The suspects were arrested Wednesday after illegally crossing the Limpopo River into the ...
  • Millions, billions, trillions by Cathy Buckle Dear Family and Friends, All week a spotted eagle owl has been hooting early in the afternoon in my garden, hours before the stunning caramel sunsets so typical of winter in Zimbabwe. The strangeness of the day time calling of the owl comes in ...
  • SWRA shortwave broadcasts to end Gerry Jackson SW Radio Africa 17th July 2014 It is with regret that SW Radio Africa announces that after 13 years, our shortwave broadcasts are to end on Friday 18th July. You have welcomed us into your homes since our first shortwave broadcast on ...
  • Mugabe will ‘never’ ratify UN convention against torture By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 17 July 2014 President Robert Mugabe and his ruling ZANU PF government will never sign the UN Convention on Torture because the practice has kept them in power since independence, a torture victim said on Thursday. This comes ...
  • Lack of options is driving the informal sector By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 17 July 2014 Lack of options is driving thousands of Zimbabweans onto the streets where they are eking out a living as vendors, respected economist John Robertson has said. With the rapid de-industrialisation in the country, Robertson said ...
  • Sikhala eyes national organising secretary’s post By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 17 July 2014 Job Sikhala, the former St Mary’s MP for the MDC, is reportedly eyeing the post of national organising secretary for the MDC-T at its congress in October. Sikhala formed the MDC99, after the 2005 split ...
  • Top chefs seize gold mines from small scale miners Staff reporter SW Radio Africa 17th July 2014 The Daily News reported today that a parliamentary mining committee is touring the country in an effort to understand the impact of gold mining operations on local communities. While in Shamva they were told by small ...
  • Chitungwiza council workers still on strike By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 16 July 2014 Striking Chitungwiza council workers on Wednesday refuted media reports that they had returned to work. Reports said the employees on Tuesday called off their week-long wage strike following the intervention of Public Service, Labour and ...
  • More land chaos as ex-workers attack black farmer By Nomalanga Moyo SW Radio Africa 16 July 2014 A Goromonzi farmer was on Tuesday assaulted by a group of ex-farm workers who are resisting eviction from his Bromley Farm. Several other people were injured, with one person reported missing following the bloody disturbances ...
  • Transform Zimbabwe members charged By Mthulisi Mathuthu SW Radio Africa 16 July 2014 The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights has reported that 14 members of Transform Zimbabwe were this week charged with varying offences, with party leader Jacob Ngarivhume charged twice for holding unauthorised meetings. Ngarivhume was first ...
  • New CCJP report dismisses 2013 poll By Tererai Karimakwenda SW Radio Africa 15 July, 2014 A new report by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace Zimbabwe (CCJPZ) has strongly criticized the way last year’s elections were conducted by the Mugabe regime, warning that electoral, media and security sector ...
  • Baba Jukwa to ‘remain hidden’ By Tichaona Sibanda SW Radio Africa 16 July 2014 The mystery Baba Jukwa Facebook character will ‘remain hidden’ until Zimbabwe becomes a democracy again, according to a journalist accused of being the vigilante. Mxolisi Ncube, who has been implicated by the police as running ...



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