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Zimbabwe: Man Turns Child’s Birthday Into Drugs Binge

By Fungai Lupande A THIRTY-THREE-year-old man allegedly turned his child’s birthday on Valentine’s Day into a “passa passa” night, smoking weed and drinking BronCleer cough syrup with friends. Widds Mashonga was found in possession 3,8 kilogrammes of weed and 17 bottles of BronCleer cough syrup. BronCleer, commonly known as Bronco, …

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Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave Dozens Homeless, Destroy Property

By Paidamoyo Chipunza RAINS following the downgraded cyclone Dineo have left dozens of people homeless and destroyed infrastructure that include roads and dams across the country. In a statement yesterday, the Department of Civil Protection (DCP) said most of the affected areas were Umzingwane, Matopo Kezi, Zvishavane, Insiza, Gwanda, Bulilima, …

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Zimbabwe: Give President Gift of Unity – Chombo

Praise Bvumbamera — Zanu-PF has pledged to host a befitting birthday bash for President Mugabe that matches his iconic status at home and abroad. Speaking at the 21st February Movement celebrations fundraising dinner held in Harare on Friday, Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Dr Ignatius Chombo said the celebrations were of …

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Zimbabwe: Zimpapers Eyes Steady Growth

By Fidelis Munyoro Zimpapers’ corporate decision-makers met in Harare last week to deliberate on strategies to increase growth of the group’s products and profitability. The two-day meeting gave attendees insights and understanding of policies, technologies and management of successful programmes. At the end of the meeting, attendees obtained actionable information …

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Zimbabwe: Headmaster Fudges Pass Rates

George Maponga — Gokomere High School headmaster Mr Stanley Mtsambiwa allegedly routinely diverted examination fees paid academically-challenged pupils to bright ones in a bid to fix the pass rate at the Catholic-run school. Gokomere High is among the best schools in the country. Its pass rate is always above 90 …

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Zimbabwe: First Lady Hails Zim-Asset Progress

By Simiso Mlevu Government has recorded considerable success in the implementation of programmes under the economic blueprint Zim-Asset particularly in social amenities, food and security and poverty eradication, the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe has said. Addressing thousands of party supporters gathered at St Johns Primary School in Buhera North, …

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Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Masvingo Votes On Thursday

By George Maponga Masvingo — Newly-appointed Zanu-PF Masvingo interim provincial chairperson Cde Joram Gumbo yesterday officially assumed his position and pledged fairness and professionalism in leading the province towards fresh elections on Thursday. The Politburo last week appointed Cde Gumbo interim Masvingo provincial chairperson. This followed dissolution of the provincial …

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Government scraps VAT

Grace Kaerasora and Tariro Charandura Government has scrapped the 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on some basic commodities through Statutory Instrument 26A of 2017 which repealed SI 20 of 2017.  This has seen most retailers reducing prices of basic goods to the old pricing regime before the introduction of …

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