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Sandworm infection outbreak in Gwanda

Mr Tinaye Muchegwa of Dwala in Gwanda District shows where the worm entered his body. The worms cause an itchy skin disease Richard Muponde, Gwanda Correspondent ABOUT 178 villagers from Dwala in Gwanda District have been infected by worms which cause an itchy skin disease prompting medical authorities to dispatch …

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Mtshabezi High Quiz triumphs in Kenya

Meluleki Moyo, Sunday News Correspondent Mtshabezi High School from Matabeleland South recently went on a regional academic conquering spree, scooping gold in Kenya. The Mtshabezi Quiz star shone amid an array of brainstorming academic exercises which included debate, poetry, public speaking, spellings and short story competitions held at the Africa …

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Lifeline for retrenched workers

Harare Bureau THOUSANDS of retrenchees, including those dismissed on notice in 2015, will get business start-up loans from the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Corporation before July 2017. The National Social Security Authority (Nssa) is underwriting the scheme. Our Harare Bureau understands the Smedco and Nssa boards will next week …

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Manhunt for love rival ‘killer’

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent POLICE have launched a manhunt for a 34-year-old Nkayi man who reportedly beat up his 54-year-old neighbour to death with a log in a dispute over a woman. Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Philani Ndebele said the suspect, Meluleki Moyo from Nkayi but works in …

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Hawkflight ventures into road construction

Dumisani Nsingo, Senior Business Reporter ONE of the country’s leading land and property developers, Hawkflight Construction has added road construction to its portfolio. Hawkflight Construction finance manager Mr Obert Masara said the company acquired state-of-the-art road construction machinery from the United States as it bids to offer diversified infrastructure development …

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Council to support Mpilo

Nozibelo Maphosa, Sunday News Reporter THE Bulawayo City Council is planning to include Mpilo Central Hospital in its budgetary provisions to ensure that it supports the health institution which has been facing inadequate funding from central Government. In an interview, Bulawayo Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo said although the proposal has …

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Can Tyson and Phidza write a Bible for mankind?

Phidza is accusing Tyson of asking for a $5 million bribe and he thinks he has a case. The real story and the real bribe is how did Phidza get 587 hectares of land in prime Stoneridge Farm? How? Tsvangirai has been very busy over the past few days. He …

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Prepaid water for Harare homes

Over 8 000 Harare residents have applied for prepaid water meters, and council will start rolling out the system before June 2017. The Harare City Council is already examining commercial bids from five potential contractors with a view to installing the technology across the city. Utility Systems, Syvern Investments, Hukoshwa, …

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Mashayamombe barred from party business

Zanu-PF Harare Province has barred its political commissar, Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe, from conducting party business pending finalisation of his disciplinary cases. The Provincial Executive Committee will meet today to endorse no-confidence votes on him andZanu-PF National Political Commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, and then forward both petitions to the national leadership. Cde …

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Some critics don’t even own a chicken’

Lincoln Towindo Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora continues to divide opinion. Considered a reformer on one side of the aisle, he is also seen – in almost equal measure – as an inept public official with a flair for controversy and the unconventional by his critics. His …

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