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Mapfumo to kick off December peace tour in Gweru

United STATES-BASED Chimurenga music icon, Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo’s nine-day peace tour scheduled for December will kick off in the Midlands capital at a venue yet to be confirmed, promoters of the show have revealed. BY Stephen Chadenga After the Gweru performance on December 7, Mukanya will also tour Bulawayo, Beitbridge, …

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Tragic end to beer sip row

A 27-YEAR-OLD Shamva man has been arrested for assaulting a fellow imbiber to death for taking a sip of his alcohol without his consent. By Simbarashe Sithole Witness Chidhuve (27) was reportedly having a beer drink at Masawu business centre at a local bar last Saturday when the now-deceased Bigboy …

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China denies deploying 4k at Chiadzwa diamond fields

THE Chinese government is exasperated at criticism by “smart” Zimbabweans who do not appreciate what the Asian economic behemoth is doing in the country. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Acting Chinese envoy Zhao Baogang on Thursday came out swinging after former Zanu PF MP and losing presidential candidate Daniel Shumba, claimed that …

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Churches demand national budget reforms

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has demanded far-reaching financial reforms in the national budget to be presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube next week. BY OBEY MANAYITI Some of the changes the churches want include reversal of the austerity measures and the 2% electronic transaction tax introduced by Ncube …

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‘War vets crisis storm in a tea cup’

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa yesterday staged a come-back, days after he was accused of divisiveness and selfishness, with some provincial executives pushing for his recall. BY OBEY MANAYITI Mutsvangwa’s key national executives have hit back, accusing his detractors of trying to destabilise the …

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