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Govt Duty-Bound to Preserve Peace, Order

The aim of a legitimate government, according to English philosopher and physician, John Locke, is to preserve the rights to life, liberty, health and property of its citizens, and to prosecute and punish those citizens who violate the rights of others. While scholars like Thomas Hobbes and Sir Robert Filmer …

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Bread Supplies Expected to Improve As Wheat Imports Increase

By Audience Mutema Zimbabwe’s bread supply situation is expected to improve on the back of increased flour inflows into the country, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chair, Tafadzwa Musarara has said. Musarara, in a statement Tuesday, said flour supplies have increased to 500 metric tonnes a day, which is …

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Gwanda South Rural Farmers Struggle to Keep Elephants Away

By Sifelani Tsiko To tourists and other people in faraway lands, elephants are some of the most beloved and affectionate animals in the world. But, to Tsepile Nare of Pathana Village in Gwanda South Constituency close to the confluence of Shashe and Tuli rivers on the south-western border with Botswana, …

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Civil Servants Start Receiving Allowances

By Zvamaida Murwira Civil servants yesterday started receiving a cushioning allowance, while the National Joint Negotiating Council (NJNC) convened a meeting to discuss an increment and other conditions of service for Government workers. Members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) received salaries adjusted with the cushion allowance, while other members …

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Kwekwe Council in a Fix Over Supplementary Budget

KWEKWE City Council is in a fix following a recent decision by residents to reject the beleaguered local authority’s supplementary budget. The council is proposing a 300% tariff hike, an increase residents have dismissed as outrageous. Tempers last week flared at a supplementary budget meeting where residents were accusing management …

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Govt urged to recover funds from suppliers, parastatals

BY TATIRA ZWINOIRA TRANSPARENCY International Zimbabwe (TIZ) says government should recover funds from suppliers who have not delivered services and goods paid for by parastatals and State enterprises. Only 103 out of the 179 State enterprises and parastatals submitted financial statements for audit last year, with the institutions continuously remaining …

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The Most Hilarious and Outrageous Fake News About 5G

The Most Hilarious and Outrageous Fake News About 5G Humanity has a history of inventing new and amazing things – and an equally long history of naysayers, critics, and dogmatic thinking. Back in the day, the dogma said that the Earth is the centre of the universe – the scientists …

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Mining industry set to generate US$3bn

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI Zimbabwe’s mining industry expects to generate US$3 billion in revenue this year, which is short of government’s US$4 billion target, an industry official has said. In 2018, the sector earned US$3,4 billion, driven by the high performance of the gold sector, which delivered a record 33,2 tonnes, …

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