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Man’s corpse found with missing parts

Susan Nyamangodo Manicaland Correspondent HOMICIDE police in Mutare are investigating a case of suspected ritual murder following the discovery of a body with missing private parts at a homestead in Marange on Wednesday. Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa yesterday confirmed the discovery of Nyasha Matove’s heavily mutilated body at …

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Specialist doctors under fire

Tapiwa Mutizamhepo Herald Reporter Specialist doctors are holding medical aid societies to ransom because of the shortage of such professionals in the country, stakeholders heard recently. Premier Services Medical Aid Society chief executive Dr Farai Muchena said during a health procurement conference held in Harare that this resulted in exorbitant …

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Electrocution spawns $42k lawsuit

Nyore Madzianike Senior Reporter A MUTORASHANGA man whose 14-year-old son was electrocuted by live power cables, is now suing the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) for $42 000. The boy accidentally stepped on live cables that were hanging from a fallen pole while hunting for mice at Teketeke …

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No to supplementary budget: Businesspeople

Heather Charema in Chegutu The business community here has rejected a supplementary budget approved by Chegutu Municipality, saying the hikes in licences and rates would stifle businesses growth. The municipality, which is owed at least $20 million by residents, increased rates and licence fees by 300 percent and 600 percent …

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PSMAS rolls out wellness programme

Lawrence Chitumba Mashonaland Central Correspondent Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), through its subsidiary Premier Lifestyle, recently launched a nationwide wellness and fitness campaign to try and influence lifestyles so that its members do not succumb to preventable non-communicable diseases. The programme will have economic benefits to the country as …

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Govt rescues Chipinge farmers

Osbert Mashonganyika Manicaland Correspondent Government has come to the rescue of Chipinge farmers who were facing transport challenges to ferry their produce to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) through a special arrangement with the District Development Fund (DDF). The farmers had trouble ferrying their grain to GMB due to the …

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1 killed as bus side-swipes tractor

Nyasha Mapasa Manicaland Correspondent One person died on the spot on Wednesday morning while the other was injured when a tractor they were travelling on was side-swiped by a Mutare-bound bus near Zimunya Township along the Mutare-Masvingo Highway. The accident involved a District Development Fund (DDF) tractor and Trip Trans …

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Mid-year bonus for pensioners

Africa Moyo Deputy News Editor Government has extended a mid-year bonus to National Social Security Authority (NSSA) pensioners to cushion them from the rise in the cost of living. In a statement to The Herald yesterday, NSSA said the discretionary bonus will be paid this month. The lowest paid pensioner …

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‘Support vulnerable girls with sanitary wear’

Manicaland Correspondent THE Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) has called on non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Manicaland to assist vulnerable girls in the province with sanitary wear. ZNFPC provincial manager Mr Dyson Masvingise said the situation was dire, especially in Chimanimani and Chipinge, where hundreds of girls were affected by …

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Council probes skip trucks import deal

Yeukai Karengezeka Municipal Correspondent HARARE City Council is instituting an audit into the delivery of wrong refuse trucks after it received 10 single skip trucks instead of double skip trucks it had ordered from FAW Zimbabwe, resulting in a potential prejudice of US$288 000. A standard single skip truck in …

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