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16 Immigration Officers Nabbed in One Month

By Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls — Six more immigration officers stationed at Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts have been arrested after allegedly receiving bribes from foreigners to alter visas. The arrest of Vincent Shoshwe, Sheilla Ndabani, Shepherd Gombwe, Simbarashe Nyamukachi, Joseph Raungana and Tichaona Munemo, brings to 16 the …

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MP Warns Chiredzi Investigators

By Tawanda Mangoma Chiredzi — Chiredzi West Member of the National Assembly Cde Darlington Chiwa has cautioned the team of investigators that was deployed to further look into corruption allegations levelled against Chiredzi Town Council last year not to be used in settling political agendas. In an interview with The …

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Late CMED Boss ‘Depressed, Suicidal’

By Fungai Lupande A doctor who treated the late board chairman of CMED (Pvt) Ltd and managing director of Nemchen (Pvt), Mr Leslie John Denn, of depression has said the man had work-related stress and was failing to cope with life. Mr Denn reportedly shot himself on the upper torso …

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Senior Army Officer Dies

By Collen Murahwa Zimbabwe National Army senior officer, Lieutenant Colonel Samson Mupabanga, has died. He was 60. Army public relations director Alphios Makotore, said Lieut Col Mupabanga succumbed to a long illness on Sunday night at West End Hospital. “The Commander Zimbabwe National Army Lieutenant-General Philip Valerio Sibanda, regrets to …

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Wildrun Expedition 80 Attracts Tourists

y Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge — The second edition of the three nations Wildrun tourism expedition was successfully held in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA), with 80 tourists drawn from Sweden, Arizona and South Africa participating. The GMTFCA is made up of national parks from Zimbabwe, Botswana and South …

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Drug Mule a Flight Risk – Prosecutor

By Fungai Lupande A self-proclaimed prostitute who was arrested at the Harare International Airport with 3,8 kilogrammes of cocaine worth $304 000 concealed in 11 shirts in her luggage was yesterday denied bail. Harare magistrate Ms Barbara Chimboza ruled that the woman, Beauty Mutashu, was a flight risk. She was …

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Even Students Are Fatigued By MDC-T’s Empty Rhetoric

By Lonias Rozvi Majoni If anyone ever doubted the waning fortunes of the opposition MDC-T, the recent University of Zimbabwe Student Representative Council elections have put to rest those doubts following the trouncing of opposition-aligned candidates. The University of Zimbabwe, like all other institutions of higher learning, is a microcosm …

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Mugabe Minister Warns Zuma Against ‘Copying’ Zim’s ‘Land Reform Agenda’

Photo: Masixole Feni/GroundUp (file photo). A Zimbabwean cabinet minister has reportedly warned South Africa against copying Zimbabwe’s “land reform agenda”. According to a Financial Times report published on the New Zimbabwe.com website, Zimbabwe’s tourism minister Walter Mzembi warned South Africa against land reforms. Early this year President Jacob Zuma called …

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Fierce storm brewing in Nera over resource allocations

A FIERCE storm is allegedly brewing among opposition parties affiliated to the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) amid reports that some members were disgruntled over distribution of resources for various programmes. BY NUNURAI JENA The matter nearly spilled out of control during last week’s aborted Nera rally in Chinhoyi when …

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Man charged with $100k theft of trust property

A SUSPECTED Harare cash dealer, Fordias Nyerere, was dragged to court yesterday charged with theft of trust property after he allegedly converted his client’s $100 000 to own use. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Nyerere was granted $300 bail by magistrate Barbara Chimboza and remanded to May 29. According to court papers, …

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