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‘Conflicted’ Mliswa blocked from parly portfolio committee

INDEPENDENT Norton MP Temba Mliswa has been blocked from joining the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Lands, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement on allegations that he was conflicted. BY XOLISANI NCUBE According to a memo from the committee chair, Justice Mayor Wadyajena to the Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob …

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Second Republic Eighth meeting decisions matrix

CABINET approved the Principles of the Provincial Councils and Administration (Amendment) Bill which was presented by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. The Amendments have been prompted by the need to align the current Provincial Councils and Administration Act (Chapter 29:11) with the provisions of the …

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Khupe hails Motlanthe Commission

Political Editor The opposition MDC-T, led by Dr Thokozani Khupe, has commended the Commission of Inquiry investigating the post-election violence that occurred in Harare on August 1. President Mnangagwa appointed the commission, composed of local and international experts, in August and the panel is conducting hearings from a wide spectrum …

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President to commission new Parliament works

Felex Share Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa will next week commission the construction of the $140 million New Parliament Building in Mt Hampden, which is expected to end the overcrowding being faced in the august House. The present Parliament Building in Harare’s central business district (CBD)has a capacity of 120 House …

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Songbird releases a timeless piece

FAITH Mucha’s new track, Time, is a timeless piece. BY OWN CORRESPONDENT Tapping into the traditional Zimbabwean sound of mbira and staccato guitar, Mucha went back into time to produce an authentic piece that can resonate with the young and old. The riveting bass lines of Blessing Sitotombe, who is …

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Gospel artiste takes new album to UK

RISING gospel musician Volt ‘Minister’ Maya (pictured), who launched his third seven-track album Kwese at Marriage Centre in Harare last month, is set to perform at Bethnal, Town Hall Hotel, London, as he seeks to promote the album. BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO This would be his first show overseas and the …

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Magonga’s bold attempt to re-incarnate Marechera

The question of whether Dambudzo Marechera’s way of writing was one of the most ideal or not continues to dominate the local literary discourse. There have, however ,been no consensus, but it is without doubt that he left behind a significant number of loyal disciples spanning generations. Between the Lines: …

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Chamisa arrest to turn Zim into war zone

MDC Alliance Youth Assembly leader Happymore Chidziva says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government will be making the ‘biggest mistake’ by arresting party leader Nelson Chamisa over post-election violence in which the army allegedly shot and killed six people. BY BRENNA MATENDERE Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga told the commission of inquiry into …

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I’m not scared of Hwange Colliery audit: Chitando

MINES minister Winston Chitando yesterday told Parliament that he was not afraid of what would come out from the forensic audit on Hwange Colliery Company, saying that it must proceed to its conclusion despite being implicated as having conducted some dodgy deals in the preliminary report. BY VENERANDA LANGA Chitando …

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‘Chamisa violates MDC constitution’

INTERNAL strife within the main opposition MDC Alliance is escalating following allegations that its president Nelson Chamisa and his supporters violated sections of their own constitution in a bid to cling to power. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Insiders itching for an early congress, where Chamisa is likely to face a challenge …

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