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Cyclone Idai Wrecks Havoc

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared a State of Disaster in respect to areas in Manicaland province that were affected by Cyclone Idia, which has claimed 31 lives and displaced 200 people, most of them in Chimanimani and Chipinge. Among the casualties were two pupils and a security officer from St …

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Ncube, Biti MDC Election Eligibility Still Uncertain

MDC “prodigal sons and daughters” who include former secretary generals Welshman Ncube and Tendai Biti will have to wait until the main opposition’s May congress to know whether they are still eligible to occupy party leadership positions. This was revealed by current secretary general Douglas Mwonzora in an exclusive interview …

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MDC won’t split again: Chamisa

BY BLESSED MHLANGA/TATENDA CHITAGU MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed warnings that the party’s May elective congress was divisive that it could lead to another split. Chamisa, who cancelled a rally scheduled for Bulawayo at the weekend, heads to Masvingo today where he is expected to drum up support ahead …

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Shun drugs, President urges youths

BY OBEY MANAYITI PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday warned youths against being pushed into destructive behaviour because of the economic challenges facing the country, and instead, urged them to play an active role in turning around the fortunes of the country. Addressing a youth indaba in Harare, where he had an …

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Fugitive Kasukuwere loses property

BY OBEY MANAYITI FORMER Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday lost his home in Nyanga after the State successfully applied for its forfeiture on account that the ex-Zanu PF official had become a fugitive from justice. Kasukuwere, one of the G40 kingpins, is facing criminal abuse of office charges and …

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Komichi jailed for gate-crashing Zec command centre

MDC vice-president Morgen Komichi was yesterday handed a wholly suspended three-month jail sentence and a $200 fine after being found guilty of gate-crashing a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) command centre podium during a presidential election results announcement last July. Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura slapped the opposition politician with a five-month …

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Hellenics Academy makes history

BY DEMETRIA MANYONGA HELLENICS Academy recently became the first African team to compete at the prestigious Oxford Union World Schools Debate in the United Kingdom, with the boys’ team coming out 35 out of 116 teams and the girls 46. Participants at the tournament held on March 9 were drawn …

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Cimas boss Madziwadondo dies

BY RUTENDO MATANHIKE Cimas medical aid division managing director Washington Madziwadondo died on Thursday due to injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle in Harare. The medical insurer said Madziwadondo was struck by a vehicle while on the roadside, talking to a colleague and died in hospital a …

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Doctors dilemma: shortages led to downscaling for emergency care

In an unusual show this week, senior doctors staged a surprise protest and put Health minister Obadiah Moyo and the Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals management on the spot. Fire fighting for years with meagre resources and makeshift equipment, the specialists finally had enough and spoke out. In impassioned pleas whose …

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Hand in Hand refreshes drought-prone Shurugwi

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI MEANDERING through the different wards in Shurugwi district, 32km to the south of Gweru, one cannot help, but notice the drying crops, which have borne the brunt of hot weather patterns being experienced in some parts of the country. Shurugwi, which is in natural region four, is …

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