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Machete-Wielding Criminal Shot Dead In Kadoma

A 27-year-old machete-wielding criminal believed to belong to a notorious group called team Barca was shot dead by a security guard at a mine in Battlefields, Kadoma. According to the ZRP national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, the deceased was part of a group of illegal miners who forcibly entered the mine. “A 27-year-old […]

Traditional Leaders Get More Powers

MUTARE– The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has announced ambitious plans by government to grant more powers to traditional leaders. Minister July Moyo made these revelations during a strategic planning workshop for the National Chiefs Council, that government will grant traditional leaders powers to enforce local authority by laws. Moyo said […]

Sri Lanka Jets In For Zim Tests

The Sri-Lanka senior national test squad jetted in Harare yesterday for a two-match test series against hosts Zimbabwe starting this Sunday. By Lewin Zoe, Harare Zimbabwe last played test cricket in 2018 when they drew 1-1 with Bangladesh and this will be their first international outing after being suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) […]

Zim Tourism Takes Marketing Efforts To FITUR InSpain

As the world converges at the Spanish International Tourism Trade Fair, FITUR in Madrid, Spain from 22 – 26 January 2020, Zimbabwe will be among the 10 487 exhibitors from 165 countries. Zimbabwe’s exhibition comes at an opportune time when the world is becoming more conscious about travel and discovery of new destinations. This is […]

New Joint Adds Glamour To Vic Falls Festivities

Local and foreign tourists who visited the majestic Victoria Falls had a festive season to remember following the successful hosting of a wildly festive pop-up event that coincided with the Victoria Falls Carnival Festival. Co-Founder of VIP Club ACE, Thulani Mpofu told 263Chat that following the successful hosting of the festive event, they are moving […]

Unpacking the Emergence and Rise of Violent Criminals in Mining

Not every artisanal miner behind machete killings in Zimbabwe is from Shurugwi. In fact, if the truth, be told very few of the miners can be connected to the violent acts but the name mashurugwi has taken root and now mutated to denote any violent machete-wielding criminal with the extension of the meaning even encompassing […]

ZACC crack unit nabs top Anglican cleric

MUTARE– Anglican diocese of Manicaland top cleric was on Tuesday arrested by a special crack unit of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, for allegedly defrauding the church of thousands of dollars. By Donald Nyarota Archbishop Eric Ruwona allegedly defrauded the Manicaland diocese of US$700 000, after he converted to personal use three loans from Agribank which […]

Mambo Dhuterere Nominated For Best New Comer. VIEW FULL LIST

Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) Nominees 2020 BEST FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. 1.Tammy Moyo 2. Shasha 3. Ammara Brown 4. Gemma Griffiths 5. Janet Manyowa BEST MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. Takura 2. Asaph 3. T Gonzi 4. Ishan 5. Freeman BEST GROUP/ DUO OF THE YEAR 1 Firm Faith 2 Vabati Vajehova […]

Treason Accused Civic Boss Pushes For Freedom

Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (CiZC) Board Chairperson Rashid Mahiya on Tuesday 14 January 2020 asked Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa to set him free after arguing that the State had taken long to put him on trial on charges of plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Mahiya, who is also the Executive Director of Heal […]

Machete Gangs Have Claimed 200 Lives

MUTARE– A labour union has called for stern measures against machete gangs amid reports that the menacing thugs have killed two hundred people nationwide. By Donald Nyarota In a statement, Zimbabwe Allied Diamond Workers Union (ZIDAWU) added to the growing calls for government to crush the terror gangs sweeping through the resource rich areas across […]