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ED army jest triggers storm

BY BLESSED MHLANGA OPPOSITION politicians and analysts have challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) to publicly apologise over the “insensitive and tasteless jokes” he made in Harare last week, particularly his threat to deploy soldiers to beat up residents of Kuwadzana high-density suburb should he discover they were responsible for the …

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2020 year of fighting slavery: ZCTU

BY BLESSED MHLANGA THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has resolved to mount peaceful resistance against poor salaries and skyrocketing cost of living which have reduced their members to “slaves”. In a message to workers, the labour body’s president Peter Mutasa said 2020 will be a year of mounting …

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Court overturns Mliswa defamation victory

BY CHARLES LAITON HIGH Court judge Justice Helena Charewa has overturned a default judgment that had been entered in favour of Norton MP, Temba Mliswa against Zanu PF Chivi South Constituency MP, Killer Zivhu’s $1 million defamation claim. Mliswa had earlier scored a victory when a default judgment was entered …

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AFM congregants clash in Marondera

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Scores of Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) church worshippers in Marondera were yesterday left stranded after rival factions clashed over premise ownership, resulting in police being called to quell the violence. When NewsDay arrived at Divine Truth Revival Centre (DTRC) assembly in Cherima high-density suburb, the two belligerent …

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High Court stays ex-ZPC boss’ US$10k bribe trial

BY CHARLES LAITON FORMER Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) board chairperson Stanley Kazhanje’s second trial over a US$10 000 bribe by businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s company, Intratek Zimbabwe, has been stayed by the High Court pending determination of his application for review. The former power utility boss was in October last year …

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WCOZ urges more women to participate in 2023 polls

BY KENNETH NYANGANI THE Women Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCOZ) has intensified its campaign for more women to participate in political processes. This was revealed at a WCOZ public meeting in Mutare recently, which sought to raise awareness on section 56 of the Constitution and discuss the 50/50 agenda. WCOZ Manicaland …

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Govt targets illegal dumpsites

BY RICHARD MUPONDE GOVERNMENT has embarked on a programme to eliminate illegal dumpsites countrywide to help fight cholera and typhoid and other related diseases with Harare being the starting point. Speaking at a national clean-up campaign by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Kuwadzana on Friday last week, Environment, Climate and Tourism …

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We don’t play catch and release games: Zacc

INTERVIEW:Nunurai Jena THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has refuted allegations that it was failing to effectively carry out its mandate, with citizens accusing the anti-graft body of catching and releasing corrupt bigwigs just to woodwink the nation into believing they were on a serious mission to weed out corrupt elements. …

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2 gold panners drown in Dande River

By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE TWO illegal gold panners drowned in Dande River in Guruve on Friday while trying to escape from Eureka Mine security guards, NewsDay has heard. They were identified as Leanmore Muroiwa and Moses Thomas. Mashonaland Central police spokesperson Inspector Milton Mundembe confirmed the incident and said the bodies …

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Rusape seeks municipal status

BY KENNETH NYANGANI RUSAPE Town Council (RTC) has applied to the Local Government Public Works and National Housing ministry seeking municipal status. NewsDay is reliably informed that Local Government minister July Moyo has appointed a six- member commission chaired by Masvingo former town clerk Adolf Kumbirai Gusha to assess Rusape …

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