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The Evil Hand of Civil Society, MDC-Alliance

By Panganai Kahuni This week, Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-Alliance, civil society organisations and NGOs fronted a so-called shutdown that was underlined by anarchy, looting and lawlessness. The orgy of violence saw the destruction of property, looting of shops, attacking of security agencies, storming and burning police stations and shops, threatening of …

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Churches call for another GNU

The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference has called on the government and the opposition to put their differences aside and work together to free Zimbabwe from economic shackles and international isolation. BY Staff Reporter In a pastoral letter published yesterday, the Catholic bishops said a precedent for working together between government …

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More Criminal Courts for Harare

By Daniel Nemukuyu The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has embarked on an exercise to establish more criminal courts in Harare’s populous suburbs to cope with the high crime rate. The decentralisation of the Magistrates’ Court in Harare also seeks to decongest the two stations at Rotten Row Building and Mbare, …

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Citizens Must Complement Govt Efforts

Benjamin Chivandire and Wallace K. Musakanyi The word Government is the talk of the day whenever issues of economic development, employment and investment are being discussed in the public spectrum. The Government is viewed and expected by citizens to be the sole provider of employment, and the driver of economic …

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War vets demand civil service overhaul

WAR veterans yesterday demanded an overhaul of the civil service, claiming there was adequate proof that some government workers were aiding the opposition by supporting protests. BY Everson Mushava Addressing journalists in the capital, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya, reacting to a successful but often …

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Mawarire At It Again

By Leroy Dzenga Evan Mawarire was yesterday arrested for inciting public violence and organising disturbances that rocked the country, causing loss of life and destruction of property. Mawarire recently posted videos on the Internet together with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions calling for mass action. Mawarire’s lawyer Ms Beatrice …

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Zanu PF responsible for terror: MDC

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s spokesperson, Nkululeko Sibanda has said President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga cannot be absolved from the reign of terror that happened in the past four days as the country witnessed a shutdown triggered by the worsening economic crisis. By Staff Reporter Sibanda said reports …

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ED Assures Foreign Investors

By Mabasa Sasa in Moscow, Russia President Mnangagwa has guaranteed the sanctity of private property, and reassured foreign investors that they can repatriate their profits as provided for by Zimbabwe’s laws. The Head of State and Government made the remarks as he opened the first ever Russia-Zimbabwe Business Forum in …

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2 MDC MPs denied bail over inciting protests

TWO MDC Alliance legislators, Amos Chibaya of (Mkoba) and Livingstone Chimina (Chiundura) as well as 15 suspected MDC activists, who appeared in court yesterday on allegations of inciting violence and engaging in public violence were denied bail. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Chibaya appeared before Gweru provincial magistrate, Charity Maphosa, while Chimina …

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Chibaya Nabbed Over Violence

By Patrick Chitumba and Munyaradzi Musiiwa MDC-Alliance organising secretary Amos Chibaya has been arrested for allegedly holding a meeting with some civic organisations at his house where they planned the violence that rocked Gweru on Tuesday. After the meeting, Chibaya, who is the Member of Parliament for Mkoba, is alleged …

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