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Our football requires decisive action

There are a lot of issues that creep up across the board when we discuss the sports industry in Zimbabwe, but I believe some of the issues are just symptoms of a major structural malfunction. I am glad when we address it as the Zimbabwe sporting industry, because I believe …

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Binga fisherman jailed, rigs forfeited

BINGA businessman, Taurai Marava, who has had a long-standing legal battle with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) over fishing rigs, has been jailed for four months for fishing in Lake Kariba without a permit. This comes a month after Marava had taken Zimparks to the High Court, demanding …

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Bulawayo vendors push for government support

The Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA) wants the government to provide social services to informal traders in the form of pensions, medical aid, insurance and loans. Speaking during a meeting on the informal economy held in the city on Monday, BVTA executive director Michael Ndiweni urged all business organisations …

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200 Matobo villagers face eviction

About 200 villagers in ward 25, Fox Farm, Matobo district are set to be evicted this week after receiving notice of eviction orders. Villagers who spoke on condition of anonymity told Southern Eye that they were last week made to sign eviction orders by the Lands Commission to vacate their …

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BCC hints on 42% tariffs increase

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has proposed a 42% adjustment of all tariffs across the board, a development that will make residents in the high-density suburbs part with an average ZWL$40 per month for water. Presenting the $454 million supplementary revenue budget for 2019 yesterday, BCC finance and development committee …

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Gweru to develop US$56m stands

THE Gweru City Council plans to develop residential and institutional stands at a total cost of US$56 million, acting finance director Owen Masimba has said. Masimba said the development of the stands was part of council’s participation in the national housing development programme. “As council, we are participating in the …

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Youth group launches empowerment programme

AN independent youth advocacy group has launched a programme aimed at promoting youth empowerment and involvement in local governance issues in Matabeleland South province. The programme, developed by Gwanda-based Community Youth Development Trust (CYDT), is expected to have youths from Gwanda, Bulilima and Mangwe districts taking part in governance issues, …

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MDC mulls Tsvangirai school of ideology

The opposition MDC says it plans to introduce the Morgan Tsvangirai School of Ideology immediately after its elective congress slated for May 24 to 26. This was revealed by the party’s national organising secretary and MDC Alliance MP for Mkoba, Amos Chibaya at a district congress held at Chiredzi Town …

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Gushungo Dairies fails to pay for car repairs

Gushungo Dairies (Pvt) Ltd has been taken to the High Court by Auto World Harare (Pvt) Ltd for allegedly failing to pay $11 000 for service done on one of the farm’s motor vehicle. Gushungo Dairies is owned by former President Robert Mugabe’s family. Auto World Harare (Pvt) Ltd also …

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