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Govt deploys psychologist to ‘haunted’ Byo school

GOVERNMENT has deployed a psychologist to provide counselling services to science teachers at Mandwandwe High School in Bulawayo who are reportedly refusing to use the school’s science laboratory, claiming it was haunted. The laboratory was abandoned in March 2016 after a science teacher, Trust Dube, died after allegedly inhaling poisonous …

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’Army killings stiffled UK efforts to lift sanctions on Zim’

THE British government has maintained that the August 1, 2018 post-election violence shootings and January 14-16, 2019 killings, which claimed over 20 lives after security forces fired into protestors, made it difficult for the Theresa May administration to relent on sanctions against Zimbabwe. This came out on Friday following a …

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Govt to scale-up supply of dialysis machines

BY KENNETH NYANGANI GOVERNMENT has announced plans to scale-up the provision of dialysis machines at public hospitals to better serve the increasing number of kidney patients. Health and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo made the disclosure in a speech read on his behalf during World Kidney Day commemorations at Mutare …

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MDC puts caveat for sanctions removal

THE Nelson Chamisa-led opposition MDC has admitted that Western economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe were hurting ordinary people, but would only campaign for their removal once President Emmerson Mnangagwa has implemented the required reforms. Party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora (pictured), who is tipped to challenge Chamisa for the presidency at the …

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Resign or get expelled, Chamisa orders Masvingo mayor

MDC president Nelson Chamisa has rekindkled his fight with Masvingo mayor Collin Maboke, ordering him to resign within a week to save his council seat or face expulsion for defying party directives. Maboke has been accused of defying a party directive after he threw his hat in the ring to …

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Sand abstraction can boost Zim’s irrigation potential

Sifelani Tsiko Correspondent Most of the country’s low rainfall areas are prone to seasonal droughts resulting in acute water supply problems for both humans and animals. In these dry and arid parts, people and animals are forced to travel long distances in search of water. Agriculture in most areas in …

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Sanctions and the bloody system we inherited

Reason Wafawarova on Monday We are under sanctions from the United States, the European Union and other Western outposts like Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and the ruin of the sanctions is without doubt. Our industries have hardly been functional for almost two decades, our hospitals are in a sorry …

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Lawyer shows his mettle with debut album

Arts Correspondent Lawyer Panganayi Hare has ventured into music with a debut album titled “Mbuva Yehwiza” that carries exciting sungura tracks. The six-track album shows the artistic side of Hare who has been involved with music for a long time as a promoter. Hare is credited with taking some of …

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President to open dualisation project

Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter Government has completed dualising a 12km stretch of the Harare-Bulawayo Road from Norton turn-off, which is expected to be officially opened by President Mnangagwa. In an interview during a visit to the site where a bridge is being constructed, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie …

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Cyclone Idai: First Lady consoles families

Angel of Hope Foundation patron First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa has expressed deep sadness at the tragic events that have been brought about by Cyclone Idai which hit the eastern and southern parts of the country resulting in over 70 deaths and destruction of property. In a statement issued yesterday, the …

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