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Schools merit awards date set

BULAWAYO Provincial Education deputy director for Bulawayo, Matheus Luphahla has said the Metropolitan Province Better Schools Programme Annual Merit Awards for students who excelled in their education would be held on July 20. BY SHARON SIBINDI Speaking during the Provincial Annual Science Sports and Arts Festival (PASSAF) Press briefing, Luphahla …

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Ncube mocks Nkosana Moyo

HWANGE — MDC Alliance spokesperson, Welshman Ncube on Friday last week insinuated that some politicians in the country were suffering from cannabis effects. Ncube was speaking in reference to Alliance for People’s Agenda leader Nkosana Moyo whom he said was contesting for the presidency without a single aspiring House of …

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ED ‘steals’ campaign concept

A HARARE-BASED self-styled political consultant has taken the ruling Zanu PF party to court for allegedly “stealing” and implementing an election campaign concept document he had designed for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, before resolving the payment issues. BY OBEY MANAYITI Timothy Mapfumo, who is demanding $1,5 million damages, claimed his concept …

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Chiwenga embraces Chamisa’s ‘spaghetti roads’

VICE-PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga yesterday unwittingly embraced MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s “spaghetti roads” idea saying they were the only viable solution to the country’s congested roads. BY TAFADZWA MUTACHA /KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Gwanzura Stadium in Highfields, Chiwenga said government had embarked on a project to …

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Zec in fresh storm over polling booths

A WAR of words has erupted between the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) and political parties over the redesigning of polling booths for the upcoming elections, with stakeholders arguing that the new design threatened the secrecy of the ballot as voters would be casting their ballots facing Zec officials. BY RICHARD …

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Rowdy ‘Zanu PF activist’ nabbed

POLICE in Harare have arrested one of the six suspected rowdy Zanu PF activists appearing on a video clip circulating on social media making threatening statements before discharging a gunshot. BY STAFF REPORTER One of the suspects in the video clip uploaded on social media over the weekend is donning …

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Mugabe resigned freely, rules Chief Justice

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter FORMER President of Zimbabwe Mr Robert Mugabe freely and voluntarily stepped down from power and the assumption of office by his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa was done in terms of the law, Chief Justice Luke Malaba has ruled. Dismissing an application by two fringe political outfits seeking …

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#Zimbabwe to Establish Gay Clinics Throughout the Country

Gay Clinics Set to Be Established Throughout the Country July 16, 2018– The National Aids Council (NAC) is set to establish five drop-in health centres around the country for men having sex with men (MSM). This is so because of their sexual orientation and the challenges they have been facing …

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JSC opposes release of judges’ interview results

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has filed opposing papers challenging human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa’s demand for the release of results of Supreme Court judges’ interviews held two years ago. By Wongai Zhangazha Mtetwa wanted the results to be made public to promote transparency. But JSC secretary Walter Chikwana filed …

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EMA red flags mercury use in Midlands

The Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has urged gold miners in the Midlands province to manage the use of mercury, which impacts negatively on health and the environment. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Speaking during a tour of small-scale gold milling operations around the province last week, EMA senior environmental publicity officer, Rambwayi …

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