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All set for Food, Culture Festival

Preparations for the inaugural Zimbabwe Food and Culture Festival which starts tomorrow are at advanced stage with organisers expressing satisfaction with the overwhelming response from participants. The festival, which is the brainchild of the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, will showcase the country’s rich cultural lifestyle. Several cultural activities will be …

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Trio arrested for stealing President’s maize

Police have arrested three men — two drivers and a suspected buyer — who were in the habit of stealing part of President Mnangagwa’s maize deliveries to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depot in Chegutu. ZRP national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed that the suspects were in police …

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Suspected demo plotters nabbed

The Zimbabwe Republic Police on Monday arrested four people at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport believed to be part of shadowy anti-Government organisations working with MDC-Alliance, who were planning to roll out violent demonstrations in the country and received training from abroad. This confirms a report by The Herald last …

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Delivery of Airzim planes in two months — Matiza

TWO of the four Boeing 777-200 ER planes bought by the Government from Malaysia are expected in the country within two months, Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza has said. He was responding to questions by the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructure Development, who wanted to know …

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Idai victims to get new IDs next month

Issuance of national identity documents for victims of Cyclone Idai is set to start next month, a development that is expected to provide huge relief and convenience, a Cabinet Minister has said. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said importation of the consumables for the documents was already …

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Support ED, West urged

The West should focus on supporting President Mnangagwa’s structural reforms, rather than figure-hugging the hostile rhetoric of MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, the International Policy Digest has said. Since coming to power in November 2017, President Mnangagwa has embarked on a number of reforms to bring the country back into the …

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Govt reduces duty on fuel

Government has reduced duty on diesel and petrol to cushion consumers from the effects of the latest round of fuel price increases, an official in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development has said. The decision to reduce by half, the duty on fuel, comes in the wake of fuel …

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NPRC sets dates for peace committees

THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) has set dates for setting up peace committees countrywide as part of efforts to enhance the resolution of the country’s conflicted past and healing process. NPRC last month embarked on a nationwide outreach programme to share with the public mechanisms and approaches that …

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Abetting child marriages to attract 5-year jail term

THE draft Marriages Amendment Bill, 2017, approved by Cabinet last week, criminalises child marriages and proposes a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison for anyone who permits, aids or coerces a minor into marriage. Such minors are also protected against civil unions or cohabiting. The draft Bill, …

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