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Zvinavashe estate in shambles

FIVE beneficiaries of the estate of the late national hero, Vitalis Musungwa Gava Zvinavashe’s Trust have petitioned the High Court seeking an order to remove the current Trustees accusing them of failing to distribute dividends to the recipients and also failing to provide accounting details of how the Trust has …

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Suspected armed robbers, gold dealers in court

TWO suspected armed robbers have been arraigned before a Bulawayo court on charges of illegal possession of gold worth US$37 338. Robson Chatikobo (35) and Brezhnev Maposa (37) appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Franklin Mkhwananzi last week and were remanded in custody to July 26. The court heard that the pair …

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Govt urged to adopt EITI to curb corruption

Mining stakeholders have urged government to adopt the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to help promote transparency and curb corruption in the mining industry. The call comes amid lack of information on dividends paid to local authorities and the government by mining companies. Speaking at a dialogue on the prospects …

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Sikhala freed on Z$5 000 bail

MDC deputy chairperson and Zengeza West legislator, Job Sikhala, who is facing a subversion charge, was yesterday freed by Masvingo High Court judge Justice Neville Wamambo on ZW$5 000 bail. The State did not oppose bail, but called for stringent conditions, among them that Sikhala should not address any political …

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NUST hosts summit on fake news

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) will be hosting a two-day media summit focusing on fake news, particularly on social media, beginning on Thursday. The Nust department of journalism and media is co-hosting the media summit with the Zimbabwe Centre for Media and Information Literacy (ZCMIL) to be …

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JOC assesses Gwenoro Dam

MEMBERS of the Midlands provincial Joint Operations Command (JOC) yesterday toured Gweru city’s major water supplier, Gwenoro Dam, to assess the water supply situation. The tour, led by Midlands Provincial affairs minister Larry Mavhima, also included top council officials and staff from the Zimbabwe National Water Authority, among others. Mayor …

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President calls on Ncube to fund health sector

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday called on Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to loosen his purse and prioritise the ailing health services sector, which is facing chronic shortages of drugs and medical equipment. Speaking at the handover of medical equipment and drugs at National Pharmaceutical Company in Harare, Mnangagwa said government had …

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Abductions, intimidation spike in Zimbabwe: ZPP

Zimbabwe has of late recorded an upsurge in incidents of abductions and intimidation of citizens by State security agents as government becomes increasingly intolerant of discontent, human rights watch dog, Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has indicated in its latest report. BY SILAS NKALA Since January, the economy has been on …

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Paltry salary increment angers farm workers

THE agriculture national employment council approved wage increase for farm workers of between ZW$195 and ZW$390 for varying grades, has infuriated unions who feel the adjustment was far below expectations. BY OBEY MANAYITI According to the notice released on Friday last week, the least paid worker in grade A1 will …

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I am made of thick skin: Matsunga

IN the country’s political sphere, it has almost become a trend that the majority of female politicians are now making it to Parliament through the Proportional Representation route, set by government to address gender disparity in the legislative arm of the State. BY BRENNA MATENDERE Female politicians have also, of …

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