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NPF provincial launch flops

THE newly-formed National Patriotic Fund (NPF) Mashonaland East provincial launch flopped yesterday due to a poor turnout. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA The event, meant to establish structures in the province, was called off after a few people turned up at Mbuya Nehanda Hall in Marondera. Efforts to get a comment from …

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MDC-T unveils candidates

MDC-T has unveiled the list of potential candidates who will battle it out in internal elections for a ticket to represent the party in the coming general elections. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Acting chairman, Morgen Komichi said MDC-T has approved CVs from 512 candidates for the 141 National Assembly seats the …

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Grace in trouble

FORMER First Lady Grace Mugabe is facing fresh trouble in South Africa, with a case in which her diplomatic immunity is being challenged set to begin tomorrow. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Authorities in South Africa granted Grace diplomatic immunity after she allegedly attacked model, Gabriella Engels, who had been partying with …

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Mudhara Bhonzo’s Last Words

“Please don’t let this talent die, do something about it.” These were the late comedian Lawrence “Mudhara Bhonzo” Simbarashe’s words to his son Tatenda Terrence some moments before he died. It seemed Mudhara Bhonzo knew that he was in the last stretch of his life and he requested Tatenda to …

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Mutare Hospital in Dire Need of Facelift

Government has been urged to prioritise the refurbishment of Mutare Provincial Hospital as it is presently struggling to cope with the province’s burgeoning population. Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Cde Monica Mutsvangwa last week said the 71-year-old hospital was overwhelmed by cases referred from district hospitals. “We are …

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Zuj Urges Responsible Reporting

Journalists should report responsibly, especially in their coverage of the 2018 harmonised elections, a Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) consultant on election reporting has said. Addressing 30 journalists during a media workshop on election reporting held in Mutare on Friday last week, lead trainer and veteran journalist Vincent Kahiya said, …

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Chief Secretary Consoles Chiwengas

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda yesterday consoled Acting President General Dr Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) following the death of his sister Mrs Margaret Machekabuwe on Friday last week. In a statement to The Herald, Dr Sibanda said the death of Mrs Machekabuwe was saddening. “On behalf …

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Zanu-PF Announces Additional Kambuzuma Rerun

Zanu-PF’s National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday ordered an additional rerun of elections in Kambuzuma Constituency. However, there will not be a rerun in Gutu East (Masvingo province) as previously announced after the NEC declared Cde Beritta Chikwama the winner. After an extraordinary Politburo meeting on Saturday, the ruling party announced …

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Democracy Can Produce a Winning Team

Zanu-PF has maintained its commitment that its members will nominate the candidates it presents to the wide electorate for Parliament and, just as important, for local Government and the Politburo has accepted the names of almost 2000 candidates who won in the primaries. Even in the “about 10” National Assembly …

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