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Fuel shortage grounds council refuse trucks

Harare City Council has run out of fuel to collect garbage, raising fears of another cholera and typhoid outbreak. BY XOLISANI NCUBE At least 55 people succumbed to cholera in Harare late last year. Council spokesperson Michael Chideme said the local authority was using less than 16 refuse trucks to …

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Shangani community fumes over killer cops

Shangani traditional and community leaders in Chikombedzi are up in arms with authorities over the death of a villager who was allegedly fatally shot by a drunk police officer on Christmas Day. By Garikai Mafirakureva The villager is yet to be buried as the community is demanding justice and answers …

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Mwonzora arrested for negligent driving

MDC secretary-general Douglas Togarasei Mwonzora yesterday appeared before a Harare magistrate facing charges of negligent driving, failure to insure a motor vehicle and to licence a motor vehicle after he was involved in an accident. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Mwonzora appeared before magistrate Richard Ramaboa, who remanded him to January 24 …

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Zim, Bots ban meat imports from South Africa

Zimbabwe and Botswana have banned the importation of hoofed animals and meat products from South Africa following the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMB) in the Limpopo province. By Rex Mphisa The province shares borders with Matabeleland South province in Zimbabwe and the North Eastern side of Botswana, while …

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Junior doctors ‘arm-twisted’ to shelve strike

JUNIOR doctors at public hospitals yesterday ended their 40-day long strike after some consultant doctors allegedly threatened to cause them to fail their internship. By Everson Mushava/Vanessa Gonye The Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors’ Association, in a statement, confirmed the decision to “begrudgingly” end the job action before striking a salary deal …

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Talks collapse. . . as civil servants reject $41 pay rise

GOVERNMENT business is now headed for a grinding halt after salary negotiations collapsed yesterday, as civil servants rejected their employer’s “paltry” 10% pay rise offer and vowed to down tools in the next two weeks. By Everson Mushava The stalemate will likely pile more pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime, …

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Putting the ‘Honey’ in Manyuchi Dam

By George Maponga Mwenezi West National Assembly member Cde Priscilla Moyo has called on investors to fully exploit the underutilised Manyuchi Dam which she said was critical to the socio-economic development of the remote and underdeveloped constituency. The constituency is arguably one of the least developed in Masvingo province as …

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Us Playwright Assists Local Theatre Practitioners

By Kundai Marunya Theatre practitioners have commended assistance being offered to them at the ongoing Almasi Africa Playwright Conference under the stewardship of visiting United States playwright Alice Tuan. Also being facilitated by Walter Mparutsa fellow Gideon Jeph Wabvuta who is currently studying in US, the conference kicked off on …

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Timb in Crop Assessment Survey

By Kudakwashe Mhundwa The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) will soon embark on a crop assessment programme with a view to determine the state of the crop and help establish dates for the opening of this year’s marketing season, an official has said. This comes on the back of …

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Residents, Leadership Find Each Other in Wedza

Savanna Trust and Wedza Residents Development Initiative Trust (WERDIT) are bringing residents from diverse backgrounds and persuasions together with council and the District Administrator’s office to deliberate on issues to do with development in the district. Under this project, local community members in Wedza’s 15 wards are being engaged to …

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