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No Vehicles to Take Prisoners to Court – Trials and Bail Hearings Fail to Take Place

The prisons department is battling a serious transport crisis which has resulted in inmates failing to attend trials and bail hearings since Monday, it has emerged. Prisons spokesperson Elizabeth Banda confirmed the development and said the department was working hard to rectify the situation. “The trucks are broken down and …

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Mnangagwa Promises to Wield Axe After Poll

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is so confident of winning elections expected later this year that he is already structuring his cabinet and promising to wield the axe on his old comrades. State media reported that Mnangagwa told Zimbabweans resident in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday that he will not spare corrupt or non-performers. …

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Chiwenga Poisoned? VP Reveals Skin Disease, Denies Moyo Bleaching Charge

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has revealed that he suffered a serious illness during last November’s coup, denying charges of skin bleaching by the likes of former higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo. Chiwenga opened up on the social media speculation Tuesday during the burial of his sister Margaret Machekabuwe. The …

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Oxford Union – Chamisa Calls for Urgent Electoral Reforms

MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has called for urgent reforms to ensure that the general elections scheduled for July this year are free, fair and credible. Speaking at the historic Oxford Union at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on Monday, Chamisa described the forthcoming polls as …

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SA Hotel Violence – Grace Mugabe Immunity Challenged At Pretoria High Court

South Africa-based civil rights group Afriforum has launched an application with the High Court in Pretoria seeking to set aside the diplomatic immunity granted to former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe. Grace was granted immunity by the South African government under controversial circumstances after she was accused of physically assaulting …

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3,000 Seek to Represent MDC-T in July Elections

Around 3,000 party members have submitted applications to contest for public office under the MDC-T ticket, officials have confirmed. The party’s elections chairperson Morgan Komichi said they had finished vetting the aspiring candidates and would begin “consensus building” end of this week. “The MDC-T is pleased to announce that it …

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Tourism operators go rustic to lure travellers

PLAYERS in the hospitality industry have transitioned to rustic bush paradise designs as part of efforts to make the country the destination of choice among foreign tourists. By Nokuthaba Dlamini A number of operators said they were transitioning to the rustic bush paradise designs in the midst of modern luxuries; …

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2 injured in Gweru train crash

TWO people were reportedly injured yesterday when a pirate taxi they were travelling in was hit by a goods train after failing to stop at a railway crossing point in Gweru, Southern Eye has learnt. By Stephen Chadenga The injured were ferried to Gweru Provincial Hospital where their condition could …

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Zec should report to parly: Lobby groups

AMENDMENTS to laws governing elections in Zimbabwe should provide that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) will report to Parliament, two poll lobby groups have urged. BY RICHARD CHIDZA The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) and the Electoral Resource Centre (ERC) in a statement reflecting on the current amendments before the …

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