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Chiri raises red flag over Zimdef payments

AUDITOR-General Mildred Chiri has raised the red flag over Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) finances amounting to almost a million dollars which were used for payment of science technology engineering mathematics (STEM) services without following procurement procedures. BY VENERANDA LANGA In her 2017 audit report, Chiri listed AB Communications owned …

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Chamisa faces assault probe

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa faces arrest after an unnamed person made a counter police report of attempted kidnapping and assault at Marondera Police Station. BY OBEY MANAYITI/BLESSED MHLANGA This came shortly after Chamisa’s security team had also filed a report at Mabvuku Police Station, alleging there had been an attempt …

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Inflation likely to stabilise: Mangudya

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya says inflation is likely to stabilise around 7% in the medium term. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Giving his presentation during the pre-budget seminar in Bulawayo last week, Mangudya said Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate at 5,4% in September 2018 was still within Southern African …

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How climate change undermines biodiversity growth

THE rising temperatures, harsh weather conditions which include excessive heat, the El Ninos and the La Nina effects, have a strong bearing on the influence of climate change. guest column: Peter Makwanya The ongoing droughts, hunger and famine in some parts of the world can strongly be related to climate …

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Chidzambga shuts door on Costa

COSTA Nhamoinesu’s future with the Zimbabwe senior men football team is in doubt amid reports that the current national team’s technical bench led by Sunday Chidzambga is fed up by the left-back’s attitude towards Warriors call-ups. BY HENRY MHARA Costa Nhamoinesu The Czech Republic-based star was an integral part of …

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Zacc hunts for Chombo, Mahachi

EX-LOCAL Government minister Ignatius Chombo’s troubles continue to mount this time under the radar of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) over a murky airport deal in which the Harare City Council is said to have been fleeced of millions of dollars, it has been learnt. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Harare businessman …

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Zanu PF victory celebrations end in chaos

THERE was chaos at the Zanu PF victory celebrations in Shurugwi South constituency held at Dorset business centre at the weekend after party supporters and other villagers accused their leadership of selling farming equipment meant for a community project to fund the bash. BY BRENNA MATENDERE The celebrations were held …

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Ex-magistrate, accomplices remanded

FORMER Harare magistrate Memory Chigwaza and her two alleged accomplices, who are facing $155 000 fraud charges after they sold non-existent residential stands to unsuspecting home seekers, were last week further remanded to November 22, pending finalisation of the investigations. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Chigwaza (48), Everson Luni (38) and Davison …

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BCC runs out of water treatment chemicals

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has run out of water treatment chemicals amid indications the local authority may be forced to stop the purification of the precious liquid unless foreign currency to procure the much needed chemicals is urgently mobilised. By NQOBANI NDLOVU This is not the first time the local …

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‘Children suffering more than incarcerated mothers’

CHILDREN accompanying their incarcerated mothers in the country’s prisons are reportedly suffering more than the offenders because of the harsh prison conditions in the archaic buildings that were constructed for male offenders only. BY VENERANDA LANGA A recent policy note by Parliament on challenges faced by children accompanying their incarcerated …

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