Agribank Sues Chombo Over $33 000 Loan

Agribank has approached the courts seeking to recover a real time gross settlement of a (ZWR) $33 720 loan advanced to former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo six years ago. The former minister was issued with the court summons recently and he is yet to respond to the litigation. According to Agribank, sometime in January 2013, Chombo applied for and was granted a loan facility of US$30 000 by the bank and in terms of the facility agreement he was supposed to settle the debt by October 31, 2013. “In terms…

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.…

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…

Chamisa turns to rebels, as fight for MDC leadership hits the home stretch

OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has effectively dumped his party long-standing Masvingo provincial chairman James Gumbi and thrown his weight behind a faction of returning rebels led by lawyer Tongai Matutu. Matutu a former deputy Minister of Youth got Chamisa’s endorsement at a provincial council meeting on Saturday at Mucheke Hall in Masvingo. Gumbi is reportedly linked to the MDC secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora who reports say will challenge Chamisa at the party’s congress in May for the presidency. Matutu returned to the main MDC after briefly joining former secretary…

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…