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President Appoints Two Supreme Court Judges

President Mnangagwa has appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court to beef up the understaffed bench. Justices Francis Bere and Lavender Makoni — who were at the High Court — were elevated after succeeding in public interviews conducted two years ago. The pair will today take oaths of office …

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Police Launch Anti-Graft Unit

By Freeman Razemba The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched an Anti-Corruption Unit as part of its efforts to effectively and efficiently investigate all cases of corruption countrywide. This follows last December’s call by President Mnangagwa for all cases of corruption to be investigated and punished in accordance with the …

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Chamisa Says Sorry for ‘Sexist’ Joke His Sister and Mnangagwa

MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa has reportedly apologised for the “sexist” joke in which he pledged to give president Emmerson Mnangagwa his 18-year-old sister if the Zanu PF leader garnered just five percent of the votes in the forthcoming election. Chamisa told party supporters in United Kingdom that Mnangagwa would suffer …

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ED, War Vets Meet Today

By Felex Share President Mnangagwa will today meet war veterans, war collaborators and ex-detainees in Harare to discuss welfare issues and ways of strengthening Zanu-PF ahead of harmonised elections this year. The polls are expected by the end of July. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) secretary-general Cde Victor …

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Parks Takes Fish Rearing to Villages

The National Parks and Wildlife Authority will soon embark on a massive fish rearing exercise countrywide targeting village communities under the Command Fishing programme. The parks authority’s spokesperson, Mr Tinashe Farawo, told The Herald that the exercise is set to benefit every household at village level. “Over the past months …

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Musician Seh Calaz Fined for Obscene Song

Tawanda Mumanyi, popularly known as Seh Calaz, has been fined $100 by a Harare magistrate for recording a song described as both indecent and obscene. Magistrate Ms Josephine Sande convicted him of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act by penning the song “Kurova Hohwa”. Failure to pay the money …

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The Politics of Hate – a Piercing Insight Into Local Politics

By Christopher Farai Charamba As the earth rotates on its axis and day turns to night, time edges ever close to Zimbabwe’s anxiously anticipated harmonised elections. Proximity to the polls means that the polarised political space can only intensify. Friends and family will turn to foes, raising frustrated brows and …

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Councillors Defy Zimra

Kwekwe councillors recently agreed not to insist on a Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) clearance in the issuance of trading licences to businesses operating in the city. During a full council meeting on Tuesday, the councillors argued that ZIMRA’s requirements were costing the local authority thousands of dollars and unanimously agreed …

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Overzealous Cops Cost Council

Chitungwiza Municipality has accepted culpability for the death of a newborn baby at council premises after its parents were detained by overzealous municipal police over a traffic offence. The local authority is offering $10 000 compensation to the bereaved family. Initially, the family was claiming $22 000 as damages for …

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Villagers Cry Out for Health Facility

Government and Makonde Rural District Council have been urged to build a clinic for villagers from Gravelotte in Mhangura. The villagers, who walk at least 40 kilometres to Doma Clinic, the nearest health institution, say they feel neglected and marginalised despite playing a major role in the country’s economy through …

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