Monthly Archives: February 2015

Zimbabwe loses to West Indies as Gayle smashes cricket record

Star Africa 24th February 2015 Zimbabwe’s Chevrons lost by 73 runs to West Indies in a match played in Brisbane, New Zealand on Tuesday in which West Indies talisman Chris Gayle smashed the first double century in ICC Cricket World Cup history.Chasing a target of 373 runs, the Zimbabweans were bowled out for 289 runs. […]

Conflict-of-interest poser for MPs

The Chronicle 18th February 2015 By Clemence Manukwe News Editor Conflict-of-interest questions have been raised over the voting of some MPs from across the political divide on the RBZ ( Debt Assumption) Bill after they benefited from the central banks initiatives that gave rise to part of the debt. The proposed legislation which is before […]

Mnangagwa speaks re Justice Bere’s comments on Spot Fines

Zimeye By Farai Muteswe 12th February 2015 Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa caused a stir Thursday when he came out opposing Justice Bere on the illegality of spot fines charged by police officers on motorists. Mnangagwa, against the judge, defended spot fines saying they are an administrative process that was put in place for the convenience […]

‘Police in contempt of court over spot fines’

Newsday 12th February 2015 By Silence Charumbira Legal experts have warned that police are in contempt of court for rebuffing and defying High Court judge Justice Francis Bere’s statement declaring that spot fines and impounding of vehicles is illegal. Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi yesterday issued a defiant full-page statement insisting that it was […]

Coltart Says Justice Bere Correct On Spot Fines 11th February 2015 FORMER education minister and MDC Secretary for legal affairs, David Coltart, has come out in support of under fire High Court judge Francis Bere’s remarks on spot fines, saying the practice is “illegal and unconstitutional and must stop.” Officially opening the 2015 legal year this week in Masvingo, Justice Bere took […]

Zimbabwe Planning to Boost Its Sales of Baby Elephants, Sources Say

National Geographic By Christina Russo 6th February 2015 Forcibly separating baby elephants from their mothers is cruel and heartbreaking, according to experts. For opponents of Zimbabwe’s controversial plan to export scores of baby elephants, the stakes have just gotten higher. More than 80 young elephants are being held in a capture facility in Hwange National […]

Ministry to blame, not associations heads

Nehanda Radio By Losson Mtongwiza 6th February 2015 The current debate about whether Cuthbert Dube must go or not baffle’s the mind. I feel I need to add my own two cents. When the current Ministry of Sport was created as a standalone ministry, most of us sports loving people celebrated as we thought finally […]

‘Keep politics out of sport’

Daily News By Farayi Machamire 3rd February 2015 Former Sports minister David Coltart says the ongoing Zifa saga is an extension of the country’s national and intra-party politics. World football governing body Fifa at the weekend was forced to issue a statement warning that Zifa would be banned from international football if the government goes […]