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Mysterious disease rots man’s leg

FORTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD Ronald Chiwonza from Chiweshe is appealing for financial assistance to enable him undergo further biopsy tests into a rare and mysterious disease which has engulfed his right leg and turned it into a dark mass of flesh with an open wound that constantly drips fresh blood. By Phyllis Mbanje …

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A tale of two dead jurists

IN eight days between the 3rd and 11th of May, Zimbabwe lost two prominent personalities with such divergent backgrounds and footprints on the socio-political and legal landscape that is probably only matched by the factionalism in the country’s political parties and the polarity in the society especially since the turn …

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Glimmer of hope as US continues HIV funding

THE United States government has pledged to continue its HIV funding for African countries at the same levels, despite a raft of cost-cutting measures introduced by the Donald Trump administration since it came into power late last year. By Phyllis Mbanje Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr told journalists last week that …

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ZimPF’s Mutambara lays down the gauntlet

ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) interim leader Agrippa Mutambara has declared that the country’s politics would soon experience a major paradigm shift despite the internal power struggles rocking the fledgling opposition party. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Agrippa Mutambara In his maiden speech since his appointment as ZimPF leader last week, Mutambara described …

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Buy your children computers – Dokora

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister, Lazarus Dokora has called on parents to take the lead in buying computers and other required educational materials, as the government is cash squeezed and cannot provide such. By NQOBANI NDLOVU Primary and Secondary Education minister Lazarus Dokora Dokora told Senators on Thursday that the …

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Charamba’s wife Olivia dies

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s spokesman, George Charamba, yesterday lost his wife, Idaishe Olivia Charamba, who succumbed to liver complications at a private hospital in Harare. She was 45. BY PHYLLIS MBANJE Presidential spokesperson George Charamba (left),whose wife died yesterday, is consoled by Foreign Affairs minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi at his home in …

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Rich pickings for Mutasa beekeepers

OVER 1 552 villagers in Mutasa district in Manicaland province have managed to overcome challenges posed by climate change, courtesy of international donors who have made them realise that beekeeping, other than crop farming, was a life changer. By Phyllis Mbanje After experiencing perennial crop failures over the past decade …

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Robbers steal 3 980l fuel coupons

Police in Wedza have launched a manhunt for two suspected armed robbers who last week allegedly stormed the administration offices at Chemhanza High School and made off with $4 000 worth of fuel coupons. By Jairos Saunyama Sources at Mashonaland East provincial police headquarters confirmed the incident which occurred at …

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