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Elia Ntali

Suspended Harare Town Clerk Trial Postponed

The trial of suspended City of Harare Town Clerk Hosiah Chisango who is facing charges of criminal abuse of office has been postponed to next month. Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeyiwa postponed the matter to October 18 2021 after it emerged that Prosecutor Zivanai Macharaga was unavailable due to a bereavement. Allegations are that at […]

Whistleblower Protection Critical In Corruption Fight: UN

United Nations Resident Coordinator for Zimbabwe, Maria Ribeiro says protection of whistleblowers is required to safeguard public interest and urged the Government to have such regulation. Addressing stakeholders at a national workshop on whistleblower protection in Harare, Ribeiro acknowledged strides made by the Government in the fight against corruption. “Whistleblower protection is absolutely required to […]

Stop Abusing State Institutions To Fix Wife, VP Chiwenga Told

Women rights groups have castigated Vice President Constantino Chiwenga over his alleged abuse of state institutions to to settle personal challenges with estranged wife Marry. Chiwenga and Marry are embroiled in a very acrimonious divorce process at the High Court and have in the process washed dirty their linen in public. In a joint statement, […]

MDC Grumble Over Police ‘Selective Application of Law’

Opposition MDC Alliance has expressed concern over what it says selection application of the law by the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) after two of its members were allegedly arrested in Gutu recently. MDC Alliance secretary for elections, Ian Makone claimed that the officials were arrested for holding a party in-house meeting whilst the ruling Zanu […]

Pokugara Properties Malicious Damage to Property Trial Postponed

The trial of Pokugara Properties, a land developing company and their alleged accomplices on a malicious damage to property charge was postponed to next week after the State requested a company resolution on the company’s representative. Michael Van Blerk initially represented the Pokugara Properties, however, trial has been stalled due to Van Blerk’s illness forcing […]

Perjury Accused Pokugara Properties Director In Horse Ride Accident

The trial of perjury accused Pokugara Properties managing director Michael John Van Blerk failed to kick off at the Harare Regional Magistrate yesterday after it emerged that he was recently involved in a horse ride accident. Confirming the latest development defence lawyer, Zed Chidyausiku told the court that his client had been involved in a […]

Politics Hindering Public Health Delivery: Study

The public health sector in Zimbabwe suffers political institutional designs and weaknesses that inhibit quality service delivery in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, a study by policy think tank the Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI) has revealed. According to the study titled ‘Locking down Democracy in Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 Era’ institutional weaknesses are traceable to patronage networks […]

We Remain Unshaken, Says Chamisa’s Party

Opposition MDC Alliance has responded to the registration of a party under the name Citizens Convergence for Change (CCC) saying it is unmoved by what it says are Zanu PF attempts to decapitate the movement. In a statement Tuesday, MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere intimated that the creation of puppet political parties proved that the […]

ZimRights Raises Red Flag Over Peace Commission Attacks

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) has bemoaned the systematic attacks on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) saying it has dented the institution’s credibility and capacity to execute its mandate to the satisfaction of citizens. In a statement to mark this year’s International Day of Peace, ZimRights also expressed concern over the continued […]

Biti Claims ‘State Capture’ After Arrest Warrant Is Revoked

MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti says a warrant of arrest issued against him today and a subsequent report by state media shows deep levels of state capture in the country. Biti is facing charges of verbally assaulting controversial Kenneth Raydon Sharpe’s aide Tatiana Aleshina outside the Harare Magistrates court premises on November 30, 2020 […]