Human rights defenders and social movements have released names of five people who are suspected to have abducted activist Itai Dzamara in March last year.

Prominent human rights lawyer Kennedy Masiye in his Facebook post released the names of the people who allegedly seized the former journalist at a barbershop in Harare.

He also added the registration number of the vehicle used by the abductors.

The names are also being circulated on other social media platforms, including WhatsApp

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s lavish 92nd birthday party early this year was partly funded by money drawn from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef), fresh evidence related to a sensational corruption scandal rocking the government has revealed.

Mugabe, a fortnight ago blocked the arrest of Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on allegations that he siphoned over $450 000 from Zimdef.

Moyo argues that he used

JOSTLING for positions and political gamesmanship ahead of former vice-president Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) elective congress has ruined chances of a coalition with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insiders have said.

The PDP, led by former Finance minister Tendai Biti, early this year endorsed Mujuru as an opposition candidate to challenge President Robert Mugabe in the watershed 2018 elections.

PDP officials had also become a permanent feature at

People wishing to stay at Prophet Walter Magaya’s plush Yadah Village, a giant guesthouse in Waterfalls, Harare, will have to pay between $300 and $900 for a three day stay.

The $8 million hotel is not open to everyone who requires accommodation. lt is an exclusive place for Christians who want to have a one-on-one encounter with Prophet Magaya as they seek healing, prophecy and deliverance.

The Sunday Mail understands that the guest house boasts of modern well furnished rooms that

Only 1 500 voters will be allowed per polling station during the 2018 harmonised elections, while a new voters’ roll will have photographs of registered electorate members, it has been established. An indelible ink marker will be used, with biometric technology capturing polling data and de-registering voters with physical profiles that feature at more than one polling station.

These and other innovations feed into Zimbabwe’s overarching plan to align electoral processes with

Investigators probing how a Cabinet minister and his deputy allegedly abused US$430 000 belonging to the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund say they are also looking into other “questionable transactions” involving more than US$1,5 million. The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission was already investigating allegations that Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and his deputy, Dr Godfrey Gandawa, siphoned US$430 000 from

Public officials have for years regarded the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund as a kitty to fund lives of luxury. Documents in The Sunday Mail’s possession point to a history of abuse by Zimdef officials and those from the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Ministry.

Money from Zimdef has been used to fund luxury vehicles, eyebrow-raising fuel allowances, Christmas parties and farm workers’ allowances and salaries.

An audit instituted by former

Pastor Evan Mawarire’s His Generation Church in Harare is about to fold with only about 40 people now attending.

The cleric and his wife are now settled in the USA after fleeing Zimbabwe fearing for their lives. Pastor Mawarire's church was formed in 2010, and is located at number 24 Van Praagh Avenue in Milton Park, Harare.

The church’s Chitungwiza branch has since closed. A church official said, “A number of people have since stopped attending church services ever

THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) has professed ignorance over the existence of a US$200 million facility from the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) which the Zimbabwean government claims will be used to back soon-to-be-introduced bond notes.

Government officials say the surrogate currency is meant to avert a biting cash crisis while promoting exports,as fears abound that the authorities are using bond notes as a ruse to re-introduce a fully-fledged local currency.


PASTOR Petunia Chiriseri has been moved from Mater Dei Hospital’s intensive care unit where she was admitted following an accident in which her husband Apostle Charles Chiriseri died last month.

However, she is still recovering at the Bulawayo hospital, the family has said.

Pastor Chiriseri and her late husband, the founder of His Presence Ministries International were involved in a car crash last month along the Bulawayo-Harare Road.

Family spokesperson and founder of Harvest

Six activists are to stand trial after allegedly insulted law enforcement agents as dogs and puppets. A prosecutor has today revealed that the abuse and insult were the reasons why the six were arrested.

The six deny ever insulting the cops. They say they were arrested for sitting on a lawn and chatting in the Harare Gardens. Harare Magistrate Bianca Makwande has however, freed on $100 bail each, Patson Dzamara, Linda Musarira, Makomborero Haruzivishe, Tatenda Mombeyarara, Rangarirai Nhende

There are running battles in Norton right now after riot police teargassed a rally by independent candidate Temba Mliswa in which the opposition MDC-T had mobilised thousands of their supporters to come and support him.

Speaking to Nehanda Radio, MDC Vice President Nelson Chamisa said they had “mobilised thousands of their supporters to go and support Mliswa”, but riot police with the help of Zanu PF youths came and violently disrupted the planned rally at Norton Ngoni Stadium.

President Mugabe who sneaked back into Zimbabwe this week is preparing to jet off again early next week.

Cabinet has therefore been called to meet on Monday, according to  the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda. He called on all members to take note of the changes as Cabinet normally meets on Tuesdays.

“The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr MJM Sibanda, wishes to advise Cabinet ministers that the next Cabinet meeting will be held on

Hip hop producer, Alexander Mutuma who was publicly dumped by his girlfriend, Zaleekhah Khan appears to have wormed himself into her heart again.

Khan slammed Mutuma as a gold digger who milked her during the time they were together. She said he only ever gave her a bottle of perfume. She demanded her stuff back and kicked him out of her house, telling him he belonged to the ghetto.

But now the pair are lovey dovey again posing for a photoshoot for Jan Jam.

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A MAN from Bulilima has been arrested for allegedly stealing his own car that had been impounded by the Plumtree Vehicle Inspection Department (VID).

Milane Moyo (38) of Ngwana Village allegedly cut through a fence at the VID depot offices which were under the supervision of two guards and drove away in his car last Sunday at around 5AM.

Yesterday, he appeared briefly before Plumtree magistrate, Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, facing theft charges.

Moyo was remanded in custody to October 27 for

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