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Granddad pays 30c to conceal rape

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent A 62-YEAR-OLD Plumtree man allegedly raped his seven-year-old granddaughter and gave her 30 cents to stop her from reporting the abuse. The man, who cannot be named to protect the minor, raped his granddaughter on three separate occasions and gave her 10 cents on each occasion …

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Grand defeat for grand coalition’

Morgan Tsvangirai Takunda Maodza, Harare Bureau Former MDC-T top official and scholar Dr Toendepi Shonhe has predicted a grand defeat for a coalition of opposition parties in next year’s harmonised elections, arguing that the opposition suffers ideological bankruptcy and donor fatigue. Dr Shonhe noted that Zanu-PF’s empowerment politics had given …

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Govt sets stage for Airzim revival

Minister Chinamasa Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter Government has started the arduous process of reviving Air Zimbabwe by scrapping duty on some engine spares and components to assist the national airline turn around its fortunes. The airline has some of its fleet grounded owing to shortage of spares and other accessories and …

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Youths attack Kasukuwere

Cde Kasukuwere Zvamaida Murwira in Victoria Falls Former Youth Development, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday came under fire from several youth organisations and individuals for failing to put water-tight measures to safeguard the $10 million Youth Development Fund from abuse. The fund was set up by Government …

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No sacred cows, legislators told

Adv Mudenda Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda has urged parliamentarians to be courageous and hold powerful people to account for their actions, saying such authority is provided for in the Constitution. Adv Mudenda said this while addressing legislators attending a Parliamentary Budget Office Workshop. …

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Varsities urged to embrace tech

Mr Mandizvidza From Auxilia Katongomara recently in Brazil ZIMBABWE’s universities must embrace emerging technologies in order to transform into relevant, reliable and productive institutions in a digital economy, an official has said. Mr Fredrick Mandizvidza, the chief executive of the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund which was established to help in …

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‘Emulate President’s selfless commitment’

President Mugabe Runyararo Muzavazi Herald reporter Youths have been urged to emulate President Robert Mugabe’s iconic leadership and shun fly-by night politicians whose agenda is to push for regime change. Tehillar Christian Network (TCN) founder Reverend Sam Malunga said the youths should embrace President Mugabe’s wise guidance given his commitment to …

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Chinotimbas donate to the Chingairas

Cde Joseph Chinotimba’s wife Mrs Sostina Chinotimba (centre), hands over a donation of a four plate electric stove to Cde Dickson Chingaira’s wife Patricia Simon Makoni with the assistance of her husband in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by Memory Mangombe) Runyararo Muzavazi Herald reporter Buhera South National Assembly Member Cde Joseph …

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Child pregnancies rampant: Report

Thandeka Moyo Bulawayo Bureau About 95 000 children in Zimbabwe fall pregnant due to child marriages each year, new data has revealed. Statistics show that approximately 500 000 teenagers fall pregnant every year, with 19 percent of the pregnancies in this group a result of child marriages. Adolescent pregnancy remains a …

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Masvingo launches campaign for President

President Mugabe George Maponga Masvingo Bureau Rural district councillors in Masvingo yesterday launched a provincial campaign, part of a grand project for all councillors in the country to mobilise at least 2,3 million votes for President Mugabe and Zanu-PF in next year’s harmonised elections. The campaign would also be launched in …

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