Sikhala Granted Bail.

The MDC Vice Chairman Hon. Sikhala who was arrested for allegedly subverting a constitutionally-elected Government has been granted a 5 000 RTGS$ bail. The MDC National Spokesperson, Daniel Molokele released a statement which was published on the MDC Zimbabwe facebook page confirming the development. Hon. Sikhala is still expected to appear in court on 24th July 2019 for his remand hearing. Pristine Voice will keep you updated on the latest developments in regards to the matter.

‘Project Delays Costing RG’s Office’

THE Registrar-General (RG)’s Office has been incurring huge costs for unfinished district registry office projects, whose prices have since doubled or trebled due to late implementation. This was revealed by Auditor-General (AG) Mildred Chiri in her 2018 audit report of the Home Affairs ministry and the RG’s projects under public sector investment programmes. As a result, the AG said buildings which took long to complete ended up incurring expenses such as fees for security guards hired to secure building materials. Hwedza district registry incurred an extra $55 742 expenses above…

Zimbabweans Face Another Fuel Price Hike

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube says government is set to increase the prices of electricity and fuel because the current pricing structure was no longer sustainable. Zimbabwe is currently battling a severe power, crisis which has seen households and industry going without electricity for up to 18 hours daily while long and winding fuel queues have become a permanent feature at service stations throughout the country. Speaking at an Alpha Media Holdings event dubbed In Conversation with Trevor, Ncube, who has previously spoken against a power tariff hike, conceded that the…

Sikhala Remanded In Custody

MDC vice chair Job Sikhala yesterday appeared before a Bikita Magistrates Court on subversion charges after he allegedly said his party was going to overthrow the Government before 2023. Sikhala, who is also the Zengeza West National Assembly representative, was remanded in custody to July 24 when he appeared before Ms Marewanazvo Gofa for initial remand. Through his lawyer, Mr Alec Muchadehama, Sikhala had made an application to be released from custody arguing that police detained him beyond the stipulated legal limit. Sikhala was allowed to testify before Ms Gofa…

‘Giving ZACC Arresting Powers Illegal’ – Biti

MDC vice president and former finance minister, Tendai Biti has described government’s move to give the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) arresting powers as “illegal”. This comes after Minister of Justice, Ziyambi Ziyambi last Friday announced Zacc now had the privilege of arresting people on suspicion of corruption. This is according to the changes made in the Statutory Instrument 143 of 2019 published in an Extraordinary Government Gazette recently. Speaking to the media, Biti said the Zanu PF led administration should emulate South Africa which has independent multi-disciplinary agency, Scorpions than…

Involvement of Persons With Disabilities Through Dialogue

The office of the advisor on National Disability Issues in partnership with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust is holding a two-day Dialogue workshop for persons with Disabilities at Rainbow Towers running from July 4th to July 5th 2019. By Jessica Michael NPRC Chairman Commissioner Justice S.M. Nare was the guest of honour yesterday. RTD Nare highlighted on the issues of how a dialogue can create an atmosphere in which people can understand one another. “Dialogue is described as a process in which two people or groups have discussion inorder to solve problems,…

Magaya’s Hotel Gutted By Fire

Fire fighters were battling a blaze at a Harare hotel owned by Prophet Walter Magaya on Thursday evening. The cause of the fire is unknown, but videos and pictures from the scene showed an intense blaze at the multi-million-dollar property. There was no immediate information on any casualties. Yadah Hotel, in Harare’s Waterfalls neighbourhood, opened its doors to the public in 2017 and has hosted some famous guests, including the senior men’s national football team. The hotel, which hosts overseas visitors to Magaya’s church every week, features expensive hand selected…

Forex Ban Illegal – Biti

MDC Alliance vice president Tendai Biti has said the banning of multi currency system by Government is illegal and should be reversed.  The government on Monday banned trade in the multi currency system paving way for the reintroduction of the Zimbabwean dollar through Statutory Instrument 142:2019.  “The native fact of this SI is to officially de-dollarise and adopt in Zimbabwe as the sole legal tender, the Zimbabwean Dollar (Z$).  This is such a matter of public importance in that it touches on the political economy of our country; that is…

Mapfumo Appointed UZ Vice Chancellor

President Mnangagwa has appointed Professor Paul Mapfumo as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), replacing the long-serving Prof Levi Nyagura who left the institution under a cloud in April. Prof Mapfumo had been Acting Vice Chancellor since August 17, 2018. In a statement released yesterday, UZ Council chairman Dr Anxious Jongwe Masuka said the appointment by the UZ Chancellor is for a period of five years and is effective from June 10. “The appointment is for a period of five years effective 10 June, 2019. A…

First Lady Hails Role Of Churches

The church plays a crucial role in upholding moral values in people and cultivating good behaviour among societies. This was the message when First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa joined Zion Christian Church’s (ZCC) “Zuva Romweya” annual conference in Chegutu yesterday, to celebrate the church’s genesis. ZCC founder, the late Bishop Samuel Mutendi, received the Holy Spirit and started the church in Chegutu in 1913. Clad in the ZCC Ruwadzano uniform, the First Lady showed the qualities of a mother embracing her children among different denominations. This was also a gesture to…