Mnangagwa’s reason for using expensive jets revealed

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has made a name for himself as a lover of expensive jets which he uses to travel within and outside the country. In January he hired an expensive jet on a round trip to EuroAsia. That was just a few months after he hired an expensive jet for the former First Lady Grace Mugabe from Singapore. On Thursday he was reported to have flown to Bulawayo in a private jet to hired from Durban.   Political analysts say the widely condemned expensive hiring of jets is a…

500 Still Missing As Rescue Efforts Continue in Chimanimani

MORE than 500 people are still missing in Rusitu Valley in Chimanimani District as rescue efforts are being hampered by damaged roads, 3 Infantry Brigade commander Major-General Joe Muzvidziwa, who is leading the army rescue mission, has said. Efforts to rescue victims of Cyclone Idai are still underway, with the military yesterday being assisted by a privately-owned helicopter that was ferrying the critically injured from some of the affected areas to Mutambara Hospital and Skyline Help Centre. Helicopters could not fly into the area since Sunday owing to bad weather.…

‘China Poised To Become A Leading 5G Market’

China is poised to become one of 5G’s leading markets, enabled in large part by the volume and density of the 4G network that the country has already built out. The country had almost 2 million cell sites in early 2018; this compares with about 200,000 in the United States. That is according to Deloitte’s 18th edition of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions, which also stated that in 2019 China is likely to have over 330 million full-fibre connections, representing about 70% of the world’s total, as well as almost 5…

Zimbabwe NGO Challenges Suspension

A MASVINGO-BASED youth Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Community Tolerance Reconciliation and Development (COTRAD), whose operations in the province were suspended last week by the district administrator, has approached the High Court challenging the ban. The government accused COTRAD, formed in 2012 and largely involved in peace-building and national healing, of involvement in the January disturbances following the fuel price hike protests. In a letter written by assistant Masvingo district administrator Nyaradzo Tongofa dated March 11, 2019 and addressed to COTRAD, government ordered that all COTRAD activities in Masvingo district be…

Andy Muridzo Promises New Album

AFRO Fusion singer Andy Muridzo affectionately known as baba Keketso by his legions of fans promised his Mvurwi fans a new album set to be unleashed soon. Muridzo who gave a massive performance at Mzansi night club in Mvurwi on Saturday sampled a few tracks from the coming album entitled Shiri yamambo. Speaking to Bulawayo24.com on the side-lines of the show Muridzo said he is polishing up the new album and is not yet talking about it to the media. “We are busy polishing up the new album as of…

Messi Proves Too Much for Lyon as Barca Reach CL Quarters

Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Christiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. After Ronaldo’s treble on Tuesday for Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing in Turin, Messi delivered his own symphony at the Camp Nou, where Lyon were outplayed save for a very brief period in the second half when they threatened a comeback in this last-16 tie.  “Cristiano yesterday was impressive,” Messi said afterwards. “It was…

Kenyan President Uhuru Meets Macron

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his guest, French President Emmanuel Macron, on Wednesday pledged to boost business relations between the two countries even though the wider objective of their meeting was on regional security. Mr Macron, on the first State visit by a French President to Nairobi, told a joint press conference that he will seek to increase his country’s presence in Kenya. The two spoke amid security concerns, first caused by terror merchants and second the possibility of instability in the region, especially the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mr…

‘Chamisa Must Denounce Sanctions’

MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa must openly denounce the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States of America if he cares about the welfare of the country’s war veterans, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general Victor Matemadanda has said.  Addressing war veterans at Masvingo Polytechnic in Masvingo yesterday, he said only Zanu-PF and the Government have the interests of war veterans at heart.  Matemadanda, who is also the Deputy Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs, accused Mr Chamisa of lying by promising what he could…

Kwejani Band Is Back!

AFTER an eight-year hiatus, Victoria Falls’ sungura group Kwejani Band is back with a seven-track album.  Fronted by Sizwangendaba Ncube, the Jambezi-based band had starved its fans who had been questioning if the group was still in existence.   Ncube, together with bassist Moses Ndlovu and lead guitarist Michael Dube, are the only surviving members of the original Kwejani that was founded by the late Christopher Shoko. In an interview, Ncube said the new album titled Kungakonani was dedicated to naysayers who were saying the group is no longer relevant…