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Bill to gag National Peace and Reconciliation Commission

THE State Security minister will be empowered to force some of the hearings of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission to be held in camera to bar certain information from the public, the gazetted Bill says. BY PAIDAMOYO MUZULU The Bill, regazetted last Friday, is meant to operationalise the commission, …

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Doctors vow to start strike today

GOVERNMENT yesterday swiftly moved to avert a crippling strike by its overworked public hospital doctors and offered to open up 250 new posts for junior doctors and 2 000 posts for nurses, but the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), dismissed the offer as piecemeal and threatened to continue with its …

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Mobilisation underway for Diasporans to come and vote in 2018

AN ambitious programme, which seeks to encourage Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora to return home and register to vote in the 2018 general election has been launched. by Own Correspondent Leader of the Zimbabwe Yadzoka, Mayibuye iZimbabwe campaign, Victor Chimhutu, told NewsDay yesterday that the campaign came after realisation that …

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Majome ousted as Justice Parly committee chairperson

HARARE West MP, Jessie Majome (MDC-T), was yesterday deposed as the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice chairperson and was replaced with Zvimba West MP, Ziyambi Ziyambi (Zanu PF). BY VENERANDA LANGA Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda, made the announcement, telling the House that her removal was a decision …

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Zim losing plot on food security due to women marginalisation

ALTHOUGH Zimbabwe has made significant strides in promoting gender equality, female farmers feel marginalised and that has consequently affected the nation’s food security. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Women can surpass their male counterparts in terms of production if they are given resources Both rural and urban women farmers are bearing the …

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Tomana case: Acting PG accused of interference

Acting Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba has been accused of interfering with the ongoing court proceedings involving suspended PG Johannes Tomana after writing a letter to Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe, calling for the recusal of the presiding judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi. BY CHARLES LAITON Johannes Tomana The private and confidential …

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Rowdy vendors stone municipal, ZRP police officers

ROWDY vendors yesterday allegedly stoned six Harare municipal police and two Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers, as they resisted eviction from their illegal selling points in Eastlea. BY XOLISANI NCUBE Council spokesperson, Michael Chideme said the injured officers were rushed to Parirenyatwa Hospital after being injured during the skirmishes. “Six …

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Youth League seeks help

Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter THE Zanu-PF Youth League in Matabeleland North Province is appealing for donations from well-wishers to raise $25 000 towards this year’s 21st February Movement celebrations to be held in Matabeleland South. The celebrations will be held at Rhodes Estate Preparatory School (REPS) in Matobo District …

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Zimpapers to defend Prof Moyo lawsuit

Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Jonathan Moyo Harare Bureau Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited will not be silenced and will defend a $9 million defamation lawsuit filed against the media house at the High Court by Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister …

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Zimbabweans berated for splurging on DStv

Harare – Zimbabwe might be struggling but the country’s citizens are a lavish lot, spending $206m on DStv and credit card payments in the second half of 2016, according to the country’s central bank. The cash starved southern African country has seen worse days from cash queues inside banks and …

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