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Prisoners jump off moving truck, flee

AN unknown number of inmates yesterday jumped off a moving prison transfer truck ferrying them between Harare and Whawha prisons. BY REX MPHISA Circumstances surrounding the escape were still sketchy yesterday, but Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services spokesperson Simon Kaondo confirmed the incident. “I do not have all the information. …

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Man jailed for torching neighbour’s house

A 24-YEAR-OLD Shurugwi man was last week sentenced to an effective 16-month jail term after he burnt down his neighbour’s house after he was accused of attempted rape. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Forget Shonhai of Dombojena village appeared before Shurugwi resident magistrate, Sithabile Zungula, facing charges of malicious damage to property …

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Harare sued over $1,3m water levy debt

THE Harare City Council has been hauled to court over a $1 386 832 water levy debt owed to Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC) for water drawn from Chivero, Manyame, Seke and Harava dams. BY CHARLES LAITON The water body said from November 2016 to October 2018, it billed the …

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Hailstorm leaves a trail of destruction in Chivhu

SCORES of Chivhu residents were last week left in the open after their houses were destroyed in a hailstorm that hit the town. BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA According to the Mashonaland East Civil Protection Unit Department, about 33 houses were destroyed in Northwood and Roosport high-density suburbs. On Wednesday, Provincial Affairs …

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Border jumpers attack cops, flee to SA

A GROUP of 15 suspected border jumpers reportedly stoned a member of the Zimbabwe National Army and beat up his police colleague for allegedly trying to block their passage to South Africa through an illegal crossing point near the Chikwarakwara Irrigation Scheme, 120km east of Beitbridge Border Post. By Rex …

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Tshanda to be buried Saturday

DALOM music founder Dan “Ndivhiseni” Tshanda, who died in South Africa at the weekend, will be laid to rest in Soweto on Saturday, family spokesperson, Moudy Mudzielwana has said. BY NKULULEKO SIBANDA Tshanda succumbed to heart failure and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Sandton MediClinic on Saturday afternoon. …

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Chirumanzu farmers embrace drought-resistant crops

VILLAGERS in drought-prone Chirumanzu district, Midlands province, have switched to drought-resistant crops to shield themselves against hunger as rains have become erratic. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Villagers told NewsDay on Friday that they had now ditched maize crop upon realisation that erratic rains were affecting their yields. According to farming experts, …

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1 prisoner dies, another injured in escape drama

Freedom  Mupanedemo Midlands BureauOne prisoner died on the spot and another was seriously injured when three hard-core criminals in transit from Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison to Whawha Prison in Gweru attacked prison warders and jumped off a moving prison truck early yesterday morning. The third prisoner escaped and a manhunt has …

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RioZim challenges mine seizure by ZDF

RIOZIM Limited has petitioned the High Court seeking a contempt of court order against the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)-owned mining entity, Rusununguko Nkululeko, after the latter allegedly defied a court order and continued carrying out mining activities on the international conglomerate’s chrome ore claims in Darwendale. BY CHARLES LAITON In …

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‘Odd’ couple charms First Lady

Herald ReporterFirst Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to help her locate a couple whose husband became the subject of abuse on social media after he was captured in Harare with a baby strapped on his back and carrying his wife’s handbag. The wife carried small hand luggage, in …

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