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13 in Court for Attacking Police On Patrol in CBD

By Prosper Dembedza THIRTEEN people suspected to be part of a gang that attacked police officers on patrol in Harare’s Central Business District have appeared in court. Blessing Mwale (30), Sakina Musaraure (30), Thulani Mpofu (38), Raymond Maratu (39), Tawanda Murerekwa (32), Benedict Gova (34), Liberty Mutasa (18), Tafadzwa Chanetsa …

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School Ban On ‘Moslem Beard’ Case in Court

By Daniel Nemukuyu A St John’s College student who practises Islam and was barred from attending lessons after refusing to shave his beard has taken the school’s authorities to court arguing that the officials’ decision was unconstitutional. The Upper Six pupil’s father, Mr Mohammed Ismail, filed an urgent chamber application …

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Russian firm launches operations in Zim

ALROSA, the world leader in diamond production, yesterday announced it was launching operations in Zimbabwe. By staff reporter This was announced during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to Moscow, Russia. “Today, we see opportunities for a new stage of our partnership. We are ready to develop new joint projects for diamond …

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UK Gives Zim $5m to Help Feed 100,000 Villagers

By Robert Tapfumaneyi The United Kingdom has provided US$5m to help feed close to 100,000 villagers in some of Zimbabwe’s most food-insecure regions. The funding was provided through the UK’s Department for International Development and the Lean Season Assistance programme which is run by the World Food Programme (WFP). “The …

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High Court Orders Halt to Ex-Minister’s Trial

By Mary Taruvinga The High Court has stopped the trial of former mines minister Walter Chidhakwa and his then permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga after they complained about the magistrate and prosecutor handling the case. Chidhakwa and Gudyanga approached the High Court last year complaining that prosecutor Michael Chakandida of the …

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Malaba attacks Ncube’s austerity measures

CHIEF Justice Luke Malaba has described some of the austerity measures introduced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube as a threat to the rule of law and implored the minister to allow the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) space to deal with its own financial affairs. BY CHARLES LAITON The Chief Justice …

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‘A’ Level results out

The November 2018 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Advanced Level results were released yesterday, indicating a pass rate of 81,9%. BY STAFF REPORTER Zimsec board chairman Eddie Mwenje said candidates could start collecting the results from their respective centres today. “On behalf of the Zimsec board and management, it gives …

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5 feared dead as protests hit Zim

FIVE people reportedly died while 24 others were injured as police clashed with protesters across the country yesterday as anger over the worsening economic crisis spilled onto the streets with business, warning government that “the house is burning.” BY STAFF REPORTERS/OWN CORRESPONDENTS A police station in Makoni, Chitungwiza, was reportedly …

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