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Mamombe – Meet the Youngest MP

By Veneranda Langa Joana Mamombe stood out as the youngest MP in the new Parliament when Zimbabwe’s newest crop of legislators took their oaths last week following the controversial July 30 elections. Mamombe of the MDC Alliance replaced Jessie Majome as the Harare West representative. The 25-year-old legislator, a molecular biologist, …

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Grace Mugabe Reveals Mnangagwa ‘Deal’

By Xolisani Ncube Former first lady Grace Mugabe has revealed how she struck an agreement with her husband to bury the hatchet with President Emmerson Mnangagwa after a bitter fallout last year. Grace, who was accused of usurping former president Robert Mugabe’s powers, told thousands of mourners at the burial …

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Jail all unlicensed drivers: TSCZ

THE Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) has started lobbying government to impose mandatory custodial sentences to people who drive without licences among other stiffer penalties on errant drivers. BY VENERANDA LANGA TSCZ said national statistics showed that 90% of road traffic accidents were caused by human error, and were, …

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4 perish in Shurugwi road accident

Four people died on the spot when a maize-laden T35 truck they were travelling in overturned at Boterekwa in Shurugwi on Thursday night. BY Stephen Chadenga The truck, which was carrying bags of maize, was reportedly travelling to the Grain Marketing Board depot at Tongogara in Chachacha. Midlands provincial police …

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Red flag over backyard food outlets

THE harsh economic environment afflicting the country have resulted in many people in Harare turning to backyard catering services to earn a living. BY TAFADZWA MUTACHA The backyard food outlets have been recording roaring business with meals pegged from as little as 50 cents to $1 a plate, attracting many …

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Gweru vendors relive running battles with municipal cops

Molleen Makasi (54) runs across a busy street in Gweru’s central business district while clutching a bag full of tomatoes, onions, carrots and vegetables. At the corner of the road, she is blocked by a truckload of municipal officers. BY Stephen Chadenga A municipal cop jumps from the vehicle, grabs …

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Harare petitions court over suspended chamber secretary

THE Harare City Council has petitioned the High Court, seeking an order to dismiss an application filed by its chamber secretary Josephine Ncube, who is challenging her suspension from work. BY CHARLES LAITON Ncube filed the application in May this year. Through acting town clerk, Hosiah Chisango, the local authority …

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Mohadi divorce matter moved to Harare

VICE-PRESIDENT Kembo Campbell Mohadi, who is embroiled in a nasty divorce with his wife Tambudzani Bhudagi Mohadi (nee Muleya), has transferred his divorce matter from Bulawayo High Court to Harare where the case has been allocated another case number, Southern Eye has learnt. BY CHARLES LAITON Initially, the Vice-President had …

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All and sundry salute Trudy Stevenson

BOTH the ruling Zanu PF and opposition MDC Alliance parties yesterday briefly set aside their differences and saluted the late Trudy Stevenson, who served as Zimbabwean ambassador to Senegal and The Gambia, describing her as an outstanding foot soldier and brave democrat. BY OBEY MANAYITI The late Trudy Stevenson Stevenson …

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Nkomo would have endorsed Restore Legacy: Chiwenga

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has claimed that if the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo was still alive last November, he would have endorsed the military’s Operation Restore Legacy which facilitated the removal of former President Robert Mugabe from power. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Chiwenga made the remarks in Bulawayo on Thursday as he …

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