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Mugabe Admits to Externalising Funds

By Farirai Machivenyika FORMER president Mr Robert Mugabe and his family have admitted to externalising funds after buying two properties in South Africa and Hong Kong during his reign. The admission, which was made by former First Lady Grace Mugabe in an interview, the Mugabes had with selected journalists at …

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Manyenyeni Stirs Hornet’s Nest Again

By Innocent Ruwende Local authorities require technocrats to serve as mayors and the current scenario where mayors and chairpersons only come from elected leaders is short-changing ratepayers as councillors may lack skills required for the job, Harare Mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has said. In an interview, Clr Manyenyeni, who is …

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Provinces Gear Up for Old Mutual National Quiz Finals

Schools from various provinces participated in the Old Mutual Schools Quiz provincial finals last weekend. Schools from eight provinces sailed through to the national finals scheduled for May 25, 2018, in Harare. Old Mutual Schools Quiz spokesperson Takudzwa Tsikwa said, the two provinces could still be allowed to host their …

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Mashava Promoted to Major-General

By Abigail Mawonde President Mnangagwa has promoted Zimbabwe Defence Forces Brigadier-General Grey Mashava to the rank of Major-General. The President also appointed Major-General Mashava as Senior Principal Director in the Office of Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired )and Ministry of Defence and War Veterans Affairs. The promotion is with …

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Negligent Driver Fined

A Chitungwiza man, who hit a minor who was walking on the side of the road, was on Monday ordered to pay a $200 fine, failure of which he will spend two months in jail for negligent driving. Walter Musakasa was convicted of breaching the Road Traffic Act chapter 13; …

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Ex-School Head Hauled to Court

A former acting headmistress at Kirkman Primary School in Harare yesterday appeared in court for allegedly stealing school funds amounting to $5 241. Elizabeth Mavhiza (47), who was the school’s senior teacher, was the acting head at the time she allegedly committed the offence. She allegedly ordered parents to pay …

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Muchada Acting Civil Service Commission Chair

President Mnangagwa has appointed Dr Margaret Muchada as acting chairperson of the Civil Service Commission, replacing long-serving senior civil servant Dr Mariyawanda Nzuwah. The announcement was made by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda in a statement yesterday. “The Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, …

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Rapist Uncle Jailed 11 Years

By Yeukai Karengezeka A 79-year old Wedza man was yesterday sentenced to nine years in prison for raping his niece. He pleaded not guilty to rape but was convicted by Chitungwiza regional magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa after a full trial. Ms Chivasa initially sentenced him to 11 years in prison …

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President Committed to Improving Tertiary Education

By Tendai Guta The new administration led by President Mnangagwa is highly committed to improving the education sector and has pledged to address concerns of teachers and improve their welfare. Among the notable achievements the new dispensation has registered so far is reviewing the new education curriculum following public outcry …

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