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Shorai Murwira

Journalist based in Harare

Biti Bounces Back in Parliament

Movement for Democratic Change Alliance (MDCA) Vice President  and former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has bounced back in parliament after the court ruled the recall null and void…

Mamombe, Chimbiri Denied Bail Again

Harare magistrate Denis Mangosi has ruled against Harare West legislator Joana Mamombe and MDC Alliance youth leader Cecelia Chimbiri bid for bail saying their application did not prove changed circumstances. Mamombe and Chimbiri are being charged with violating COVID-19 regulations after they addressed a press conference outside Harare Magistrates’ court demanding the release of convicted […]

Fresh Freedom Bid for Mamombe, Chimbiri

The incarcerated MDC Alliance duo of Harare West legislator Joana Mamombe and fellow activist Cecilia Chimbiri have approached the Harare magistrates court in their renewed bid for freedom. Mamombe and Chimbiri are facing charges of violating Covid-19 regulations after they addressed a press conference outside the Harare Magistrates court demanding the release of now jailed […]

Chamisa Bombarded Over ‘Zaka Chilling’ Tweet

Opposition MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has come under fire for his silence and absence at the sentencing of rights activist and party member Makomborero Haruzivishe at Harare Magistrates court yesterday. Haruzivishe was sentenced to 14 months in prison by Harare magistrate, Judith Taruvinga following his conviction on charges of inciting public violence and resisting […]

Skirmishes At Magistrates Court Following Activist Sentencing

There were skirmishes at the Harare magistrates court this morning following the sentencing of human rights defender, Makomborero Haruzivishe as police dispersed people including fellow activists who had come in solidarity and journalists conducting their duties. A press briefing by the MDC-Alliance spokesperson, Fadzai Mahere was disrupted by the police citing COVID-19 protocols of social […]

Six Months Later, Headless Tapiwa Makore Rests

Echoes of hymn songs could be heard by people from villages miles away from the Makore homestead in Nyamutumbu, Mrewa 60 kilometres north-east of the capital Harare. As the hearse bearing the remains of Tapiwa Makore navigated its way into the homestead on that final Saturday, only one voice could be heard from the singing […]

Two Locked Up Over Masvingo Graffiti

Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) members on Wednesday 24 March 2021 arrested two pro-democracy campaigners and charged them with causing malicious damage to property and criminal nuisance after they allegedly spray-painted walls on some buildings in Masvingo with messages protesting against poor service delivery and the continued detention of some activists. ZRP members arrested Prosper Tiringindi […]

Land Developer, Munyaradzi Denied Bail

Delatfin investments proprietor Felix Munyaradzi who was arrested after he handed himself over to the police on Thursday, facing allegations of defeating the course of justice has been denied bail…