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Councils embark on road repair programmes

CHEGUTU Town Council has embarked on a major project to resurface major roads in the central business district (CBD) in partnership with Bitumen World. by BLESSED MHLANGA/PAIDAMOYO MUZULU The project, which will see the local authority resurface 4km of roads after receiving $170 000 from the Zimbabwe National Road Authority …

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Zanu PF youths disrupt residents meeting

ZANU PF youths allegedly aligned to embattled party national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday violently disrupted a residents’ meeting at Mubaiwa Hotel in Chitungwiza to discuss the appointment of the commission in the dormitory town. by PAIDAMOYO MUZULU The youths, numbering about 20, came in a commuter omnibus belonging to …

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Kasukuwere stalls Gweru housing project

LOCAL Government, Public Works and National Housing minister Saviour Kasukuwere is still to reverse a directive stopping Gweru City Council from selling stands at the new Mkoba 21 housing scheme, almost a year after council applied for the order to be lifted, a senior council official has revealed. BY Stephen …

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Kasukuwere demands $500k defamation damages from Dinha

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has again dragged his fellow Zanu PF party mate, Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs minister Martin Dinha, to court, claiming $500 000 as defamation damages after the latter allegedly insinuated he (Kasukuwere) harboured intentions to topple President Robert Mugabe from power. BY CHARLES LAITON Martin Dinha …

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Arda sues employee over double dipping

THE Agricultural Rural Development Authority is seeking over $20 000 in damages from a former employee for losses incurred by the parastatal over his misconduct and double dipping. BY SILAS NKALA Arda filed summons against Fortune Mtetwa at the Bulawayo High Court on May 8 demanding the payment of $20 …

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Mutare opts for out-of-court settlement with Devonshire illegal settlers

Mutare City Council chamber secretary Cephas Vuta has recommended an out-of-court settlement with 760 illegal settlers claiming that their resistance to eviction was politically-motivated. BY KENNETH NYANGANI The illegal settlers from the Zimbabwe Homeless People’s Federation Association (ZHPFA) illegally occupied the Devonshire open space in Mutare last year and are …

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Mugabe aide torches off storm

A DESPERATE attempt by President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson George Charamba to rubbish questions around the Zanu PF leader’s failing health and demands by citizens to stem the tide of unnecessary expenditure has torched off a fresh storm around the 93-year-old leader. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Presidential spokesperson George Charamba Mugabe left …

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Tajamuka leader acquitted of staging anti-bond notes demo

Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi, who together with his two co-accused were facing charges of criminal nuisance after protesting against the introduction of bond notes last year, was yesterday acquitted of the charges by a Harare magistrate. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Promise Mkwananzi (foreground) Mkwananzi was being jointly charged with Mehluli Dube …

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Grace ‘diamond ring dealer’ in trouble

Lebanese national Jamal Joseph Hamed, who is embroiled in a $1,4 million diamond ring row with First Lady Grace Mugabe, has been dragged to court by local businessman Ahmed Abass Ahmed over $1,475 million allegedly advanced to him as a personal loan nearly 10 years ago. BY CHARLES LAITON First …

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Nkosana Moyo ponders challenging Mugabe

FORMER Industry and International Trade minister Nkosana Moyo is considering challenging President Robert Mugabe in next year’s elections, where he intends to contest as an independent candidate. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Nkosana Moyo Speaking on the sidelines of a United States Embassy’s Food For Thought discussion in Bulawayo on Wednesday night, …

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