Monthly Archives: March 2015

Passport office now a shining example of civil service efficiency

NewsDay By Phillip Chidavaenzi 31 March 2015 POSSESSION of a passport at the height of the country’s lost economic decade between 2000 and 2010 had become more than a gate pass to better career opportunities and a new life far away from home. Hordes of people literally camped at Makombe Building as they sought to […]

Jonathan Moyo welcomes Tsvangirai ‘gift’, vows to reclaim Tsholotsho North

New Zimbabwe.Com 17 March 2015 INFORMATION minister Jonathan Moyo has vowed to reclaim Tsholotsho North constituency for the ruling Zanu PF party in forthcoming by-elections. Moyo lost the seat in the 2013 elections to Roseline Nkomo, then of the opposition MDC-T, and failed with subsequent efforts to have the result over-turned in court. But Nkomo […]

Zimbabwe Parliament expels 21 opposition rebels

Times Live 17 March 2015 Zimbabwe’s speaker of parliament on Tuesday agreed to a request from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) to expel 21 legislators who have broken away from the Morgan Tsvangirai-led party, an official said. The 17 MPs and four senators are all part of the MDC-Renewal Team, which is led […]

‘Tears From Inside’ Documentary Gives A Voice To Victims Of Sexual Violence In Zimbabwe 13th March 2015 By Kirsten O’Regan A documentary that seeks to shed light on Zimbabwe’s child rape and sexual abuse crisis has just been launched in the capital city of Harare. Local producer and director Collen Magobeya made Tears from Inside in a bid to raise awareness of the country’s rampant sexual violence, and […]

Kidnapping rattles Zim activists

Mail and Guardian By Takudzwa Munyaka 13th March 2015 The abduction this week of Zimbabwean journalist and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara has put activists in the country on edge. There is a widespread yet unconfirmed belief that Itai Dzamara was abducted by agents of the feared Central Intelligence Organisation. The abduction put an end to […]

Tsvangirai accused of ‘hijacking’ abduction case

The Citizen SAPA 11th March 2015 Zimbabwe’s ruling party has accused Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai of “hijacking” the abduction of a pro-democracy activist in a bid to drum up support for the opposition, it was reported on Wednesday. Journalist and activist Itai Dzamara, 36, was still missing following his abduction from a […]

Zimsec pins hope on gridlock technology

The Standard By Phyllis Mbanje 1st March 2015 After years of being buffeted by numerous examination leakages, embarrassing boobs, and corruption scandals, the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) is desperately pinning its hopes on the electronic seals which it hopes will redeem its dented image and restore public confidence. Zimbabwe has a history of examination […]