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360 eye Harare councillorship

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter A record 360 candidates are vying for 46 Harare City Council seats, with the smallest ward in terms of area having nine candidates. In 2013, only 170 candidates contested for the 46 wards. Zanu-PF, MDC Alliance, Peoples Rainbow Coalition and Build Zimbabwe Alliance fielded candidates in …

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Sakubva market facelift nears completion

Manicaland Correspondent THE refurbishment of Sakubva Produce Market, which is being done by the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in partnership with Mutare City Council, is almost complete. Mutare City public relations officer Mr Spren Mutiwi said the erection of the new structures at the market was underway and grading …

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Unite for victory: War vets boss

Manicaland Correspondent WAR veterans have been urged to unite, work together and desist from fanning factionalism to ensure a zanu-pf victory in the forthcoming harmonised elections. Speaking at a meeting held in Mutare on Friday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association secretary-general Cde Victor Matemadanda urged war veterans to be …

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ZEC sued over voter education

Parliamentary and civic rights watchdog, Veritas, is seeking a High Court order to strike down provisions of the Electoral Act which prevent civil society groups, churches, independent candidates and other people from conducting voter education. It claims the provisions are so restrictive they violate citizens’ constitutional rights to freedom of …

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Lawyers pile pressure on Zec

Parliamentary and civic rights watchdog, Veritas, is seeking a declaratory order from the High Court to ensure that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) runs all its election-related activities transparently in accordance with provisions of the Constitution and international instruments. By Own Correspondent Veritas is seeking the court’s ruling on 20 …

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Health initiative bears fruit

Lawrence Chitumba Mash Central Bureau The Government initiated rural water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) project is bearing fruit in Mashonaland Central following the successful completion of the construction of ablution facilities in Muzarabani and Mt Darwin districts. The aim of the project is that by 2030, the country achieves access …

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Mat South eyes poll clean sweep

Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau Zanu-PF is poised for another clean sweep in Matabeleland South province in this year’s harmonised elections after some of its candidates for local government were unopposed at the Nomination Court which set on Thursday last week, an official has said. Provincial party chairman, Cde Rabelani Choeni, …

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Why I support Mnangagwa: Mliswa

NORTON legislator Temba Mliswa is often regarded as a “fork-tongued” politician who talks too much and claims no allegiance to any political party by day, yet he allegedly supports Zanu PF and President Emmerson Mnangagwa by night. BY VENERANDA LANGA Mliswa recently drew the ire of female legislators when he …

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