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Former Zimbabwe President’s Son Jailed For Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Zimbabwe Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko’s son, Siqokoqela has been jailed for an effective 20 years for raping his niece on three occasions and threatening her with death. Bulawayo Regional magistrate Elijah Singano said the juvenile’s rights were violated. Mphoko (44) had been on $50 000 bail granted last year as he denied […]

Zim Evacuates Nationals From Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean Government has started repatriating Zimbabweans that have been caught up in the Sudanese armed conflict which has resulted in the death of over 400 civilians and maimed 3 551 others. Zimbabwe has dozens of its citizens resident in Sudan and many have indicated their desire to return home. There is […]

King Mswati Opens Zim Exhibition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of Africa’s modern monarchs, King Mswati III of the Kingdom of ESwatini on Friday officially opened the 63rd edition of Zimbabwe’s annual prime trade exhibition, the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair for the second time in his reign after officiating at the expo when he was 27 years old in 1995. The […]

Heads of States Push For Digital Economy In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a historic moment for the resort city of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe when five heads of state gathered for the official opening of the 6th Transform Africa Summit on Wednesday. This is the first time the summit has been held outside Rwanda which is home to Smart Africa Alliance that […]

Some Activists Want Zimbabwe’s President Arrested Over Genocide, Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some civil activists are pushing a petition to invoke the International Court of Justice to arrest and charge Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa for genocide, murder, rape and torture. A petition that has been started on Change.org and initiated by United States based Mark Patrick Themann seeks to gather 1500 signatures to force […]

Zimbabwe President Extends COVID-19 Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has extended the current Covid-19 level four lockdown by another two weeks saying deaths and new cases were still worryingly high. Announcing the extension as the country celebrated the 41st Heroes Day in the capital, President Mnangagwa said while infections have decreased over the last two weeks the number of deaths […]

Zimbabwe Bans Sporting Events As COVID Infections Surge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has suspended all sporting events as the Southern African country experiences a surge in new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Only the athletes that are preparing for the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games as well as the cricket national team’s encounter with Bangladesh, senior national soccer team’s COSAFA […]

Fresh Lockdown Looms In Zimbabwe Over Surge In COVID-19 Cases

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe faces another national lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise, with selected towns and districts already on localized lockdown. As at 24 June 2021, the country had a total of 44, 306 confirmed cases including 37 524 recoveries and 1 709 deaths. On Thursday 24 June, there were 826 new […]

Zimbabwe Govt Declares National Hero Status For Late Catholic Priest Father Ribeiro

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Zimbabwe government has declared national hero status to Roman Catholic Church priest Father Emmanuel Francis Ribeiro who died last week, and the nation is to mourn him for three days. Born in 1935 in Chivhu, Fr Ribeiro died at the age of 86. Burial arrangements will be announced in due course. […]

Aston Villa Midfielder Nakamba To Help Youths, Poor Children In Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba who plays for English Premier League’s Aston Villa midfielder has charmed President Mnangagwa with his philanthropic work. The 21-year-old Hwange born who made a historic move to the EPL club and had a momentous season, met President Mnangagwa at State House in the capital where the Head […]

Zimbabwe’s Judge Fired, Another Under Investigation For Gross Misconduct

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Mnangagwa has fired with immediate effect High Court judge Justice Erica Ndewere for gross incompetence after a Tribunal Mr Mnangagwa set last year recommended that she be removed from office. The sacking of Justice Ndewere coincides with setting of another Tribunal to investigate Justice Thompson James Mabhikwa who is being charged […]

Prominent Zimbabwe’s Catholic Priest, Father Ribeiro Dies At 86

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Father Emmanuel Francis Ribeiro, one of the most famous Zimbabwean Roman Catholic Church priests who contributed to the country’s liberation struggle has died at the age of 86. Fr Ribeiro, a theologian, music composer, educationist, writer, media activist and nationalist, died Thursday morning, hours before Zambia’s nationalist founding father Kenneth Kaunda also […]

Reserve Bank Of Zimbabwe Sanctions 18 Companies Over Alleged Forex Frauds

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eighteen companies are to face sanctions from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) for allegedly abusing the country’s foreign exchange auction system. Dr John Mangudya, the RBZ governor on Tuesday said the companies face allegations of flouting the Statutory Instrument 127 of 2021 (SI 127) put in place to provide for penalties […]

Zimbabwe Miner Boss, Who Is Accused Of Gold Smuggling, Re-Elected

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya who has a pending case of attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold has been re-elected as the federation’s president for the next five years. Rushwaya (53) who was released on $100 000 bail some months back, was retained as president of the federation in elections […]

Zimbabwe Announces Fresh Lockdown Over Surge In COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has announced new lockdown measures as the Southern African country bans all gatherings except funerals with effect from Monday 14 June following a surge in new cases and deaths. Government rolled out vaccination of citizens in February and while hope was high that new infections were being contained, the country witnessed […]

Crisis Rocks Zimbabwe Justice System As Malaba Clings To Power

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s justice system has been thrown into turmoil which is capable of compromising delivery of justice. The decision by President Mnangagwa last month to extend the term of office for Chief Justice Luke Malaba who had reached retired age has sparked a lot of controversy. Justice Malaba turned 70 last month, and […]

Zimbabwe Begins Immortalizing Freedom Fighters, Unveils Nehanda Statue To Mark Africa Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe government on Africa Day unveiled a statue of Mbuya Nehanda, a spirit medium who fought the war of liberation against colonialists using spirit, as the country begins the process of immortalizing liberation heroes and heroines. Mbuya Nehanda was a spirit medium until her hanging during the first war of liberation in […]

Zimbabwe Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccines From China; Target 10 Million Citizens

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe kick-started the Covid-19 vaccination programme after receiving a donation of 200 000 shots of the Sinopharm vaccine from China. Vice President Costantino Chiwenga who is also Health Minister volunteered to be the first citizen to be jabbed. Zimbabwe hopes to vaccinate about 10 million citizens using donated doses from China as […]

Airlines Suspend Flights To Zimbabwe ,Two Other Countries as COVID-19 Variant Rises

(African Examiner) – Two leading airlines Emirates and Rwanda Air have suspended flights to Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia citing high incidence of the highly infections Covid-19 variant among other reasons. Emirates said it was suspending for two weeks, its Harare/Lusaka route because of operational challenges but did not suspend the one directly into Lusaka. […]

Zimbabwe President Appoints New Ministers

(African Examiner) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made four appointments to his Cabinet to replace ministers who succumbed to Covid-19 last month. This was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda One of the appointments is the country’s ambassador to United Nations Dr Frederick Shava who […]



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