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Seed houses urged to produce more small grains

Kiyapili Sibanda, Business Reporter SEED houses should produce more small grain seed varieties to supply communities in drought-prone regions four and five so as to assist in improving food production. Speaking during a small grains field day held in Umzingwane district on Tuesday, Caritas Zimbabwe development co-ordinator for the Archdiocese …

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Show societies form national body

Chronicle Reporter A TOTAL of 15 show societies in the country have formed the National Association of Agricultural Show Societies of Zimbabwe (NAASSZ) to enhance the country’s agriculture industry through active participation by stakeholders. Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) head of programmes and public affairs Ms Roberta Katunga said NAASSZ would …

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Government appoints Anti Domestic Violence Council

Minister Chikwinya Collen Murahwa Herald Reporter Government has appointed an Anti-Domestic Violence Council to stop the scourge of domestic violence through monitoring and implementing the Domestic Violence Act. The 12-member council includes traditional leaders, Government officials and members of the civil society. Minister of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Nyasha …

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Zuma unfazed by opposition

Jacob Zuma PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN. – President Zuma has told supporters not to concern themselves with criticism by opposition parties, as that is the job of the opposition. The president was speaking at his 75th birthday celebration, hosted by the ANC in Kliptown, Soweto, yesterday evening. President Zuma has received support from …

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Fraudsters hack into OK credit system

Fungai Lupande Court Reporter OK Zimbabwe reportedly lost $70 000 to two suspected conmen, who hacked into their credit facility system called Money Wave. Leonard Marange (33) and Philip Maverevedze allegedly spent the money by swiping for groceries in various supermarkets. The pair appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Barbara Chimboza. They are facing …

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Minister dumped over infidelity

Deputy Minister Marapira Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter DEPUTY Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development (Cropping Production) Davis Marapira has been shown the red card by his wife on allegations of infidelity and abusive tendencies. Mrs Sibusisiwe Melody Marapira decided to end the four-year union with the politician, arguing that …

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Cotton farmers seek favourable prices

Tawanda Mangoma in CHIREDZI Companies that enter into contract farming with cotton farmers must increase prices to avoid side-marketing, the farmers have said. The farmers said the companies were offering poor prices at 30 cents per kilogramme, which encouraged them to look elsewhere for better returns. Speaking on the sidelines …

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Huge send-off for national hero

Pall bearers carry the casket bearing the body of national hero Brigadier-General James Murozvi to its final resting place at the National Heroes Acre at a funeral attended by thousands of people in Harare yesterday. — (President’s speech in full on Page 4). — (Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba) Elita Chikwati …

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Mliswa slams MDC-T MPs

Temba Mliswa Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa yesterday traded insults with MDC-T legislators, insinuating they lacked respect for national heroes after they failed to attend the burial of Brigadier-General James Jotham Murozvi at the National Heroes Acre before the House sat. Mr Mliswa raised the ire of …

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2 300 teachers for new curriculum

Minister Mupfumira Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent Government will next month recruit 2 300 teachers ahead of the schools opening for second term to enable full implementation of the new schools curriculum recently introduced by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira said …

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