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Anti-Graft Drive Should Not Target Political Opponents

Australia and the European Union (EU) have commended President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration for fighting corruption, but say the blitz against graft should not be targeted at political opponents, officials said. Soon after being inaugurated as president following Mugabe’s resignation in November — after a military intervention — Mnangagwa declared he …

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Hawks Bust Car Racket in Beitbridge

By Thupeyo Muleya South Africa’s organised crime busting unit, the Hawks, have arrested nine people, including five police officers and one immigration officer at Beitbridge Border Post on charges of corruption, fraud and smuggling of stolen vehicles from that country into Zimbabwe. Hawks spokesperson for Limpopo province, Captain Matimba Maluleke …

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Ammara Mourns the African Icon

By Admire Kudita Before his death, Hugh Masekela was frequenting Zimbabwe and had collaborations with a couple of local artistes. He may have been bidding his farewell to the land of his ancestors. One thing is emerging from the narrative of his life story: Masekela loved and touched many people …

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External Auditors to Probe ZRP Scam

Government will engage the services of a private audit firm to carry out a probe into the financial irregularities rocking the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) after it emerged that some senior commanders of the force had directed unsanctioned salary deductions and abused millions of dollars collected at roadblocks, among other …

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Cabman, Friend Accused of Raping Girl (9)

By Timo Shihepo A 34-year-old pirate taxi driver from Mverechena Village in Domboshava and his friend allegedly took turns to rape a nine-year-old school girl whom they waylaid on her way from school. Sonny Kaswaurere, who pirates around Westgate, appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa facing charges of rape …

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Gutu Man in Court for Raping Girl (5)

A 25-year-old man from Gutu appeared in court for allegedly waylaying a Grade 5 girl on her way from school and raping her. The man (who cannot be named to conceal the identity of the juvenile) of Chartsworth resettlement area under Chief Serima has since appeared before Masvingo magistrate Mr …

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ED Speaks On Mugabe Package, Immunity

By Takunda Maodza President Mnangagwa yesterday opened up on former President Robert Mugabe’s retirement package and the immunity status of the ex-First Lady in an interview in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum. He dismissed media reports suggesting that the former president got a $10 million …

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Human, Wildlife Conflict Claims 40

Wild animals killed 40 people and injured 30 in 2017, as human -wildlife conflict continues, especially in areas close to conservancies. Speaking at a pass out parade of rangers and dog handlers in Hwange recently, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said 95 animals were killed to save …

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