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Mugabe stalled border upgrade: Gumbo

TRANSPORT and Infrastructural Development minister Joram Gumbo has disclosed that former President Robert Mugabe stalled the multi-million-dollar Beitbridge Border Post upgrade after the project was labelled a Lacoste faction initiative. BY BLESSED MHLANGA/OWN CORRESPONDENT He said the project was the brainchild of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who then was labelled as …

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Churches hit out at Zec

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has hit out at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) accusing them of fuelling confusion ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections instead of managing the polls in a transparent and credible manner. BY BLESSED MHLANGA In a strongly-worded letter yesterday, ZCC said it was saddened …

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Former magistrate eyes Kwekwe central

ONE of Kwekwe’s leading lawyers Josinia Maupa (JM), who is also a former magistrate has turned to politics as an independent candidate looking to upstage front runners NPF, Zanu PF and MDC Alliance for the Kwekwe Central constituency. Blessed Mhlanga (ND) caught up with Maupa for his views. By Blessed Mhlanga ND: You are …

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Open air worshippers protest over ban

APOSTOLIC churches in Victoria Falls are up in arms with the local authority following a ban on open air worship services. By Nokuthaba Dlamini The furore came after town clerk Ronnie Dube wrote to apostolic sects on July 2 ordering them to stop worshipping in the open as they often …

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Zec brews polling booth shocker

THE underfire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has redesigned the structure of the polling booth so that voters cast their vote in the full glare of election officials, a development likely to compromise the secrecy of the ballot. BY NUNURAI JENA Zec Mashonaland West elections officer Austin Ndlovu confirmed the new set-up …

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Scene set for interesting contest in Zim’s upcoming poll

Zimbabweans are heading to the polls on July 30. They will be making their decisions not only on what appears to be a dramatically changed political landscape, but with looming fears of a destabilised country following the recent bomb blast at a Zanu-PF election rally in Bulawayo. Reports say the …

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Zec scoffs at Chigumba resignation reports

THE under-fire Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has scoffed at speculative social media reports suggesting that its chairperson, Justice Priscilla Chigumba, had succumbed to pressure and resigned ahead of the July 30 watershed polls. Zec commissioner Qhubani Moyo at the weekend dismissed the reports as a hoax meant to cause alarm …

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‘Time to demystify menstruation’

WOMEN rights lobby group, Talia Women’s Network, has challenged men to get involved in the campaign to promote menstrual hygiene for girls to demystify the myth associated with the biological cycle. By Tinotenda Munyukwi The group’s director, Saliwe Zakariya, made the call in Banket last week during the handover of …

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BCC commissions residential stands, service vehicles

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) on Friday commissioned 886 residential stands and service vehicles as part of the local authority’s efforts to provide housing and improve service delivery. BY TALENT GUMPO The local authority commissioned a total of 866 stands at Luveve 5 surbub and several service vehicles which include mobile …

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Presidential aspirant Hove vows to fight cronyism

NATIONAL Alliance of Patriotic and Democratic Republicans (NAPDR) presidential candidate, Divine Mhambi Hove, said if elected into power, his government will fight cronyism in the public sector. by JAIROS SAUNYAMA Hove accused the Zanu PF government of being dominated by officials closely related to the top leadership. “Cronyism is closely …

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