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Zimbabwe: Gang in Court for Petrotrade Fraud

Petrotrade (Private) Limited almost lost US$8.5 million to a gang of six highly-placed suspected conmen, but after an alert manager smelt a rat, the six walked into a police trap, spent a weekend in the cells and had their bail hearing in court yesterday, just five days after starting the …

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Zimbabwe: Mai Titi a Crowd-Puller

A GAMBLE by a local popular online content producer Nash TV to give comedienne Felistas Murata Edwards, affectionately known as “Mai TT” by her legion of fans, a slot to perform, paid unexpected dividends as she delivered one of the best acts this lockdown has seen. Mai Titi put up …

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Zimbabwe: Karoi-Binga Road Project Resumes

WORK on tarring of the Karoi-Binga Road is set to resume after Government committed to funding the second phase of the project since the completion of the first 10km-stretch. The initial part of the second phase will reportedly cover a further 5km stretch, starting just after Zvipani Business Centre as …

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Zimbabwe: Cabinet Approves Admin Autonomy for Polytechnics

Cabinet recently approved plans to grant polytechnics and vocational training centres administrative autonomy similar to that enjoyed by universities. Institutions are currently under Government’s direct control through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development. The move carried in the proposed Manpower Development and Planning Act …

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Zimbabwe: Contractors Rip Off Farmers

Tobacco growers are crying foul over some unscrupulous contractors who are taking long to remit payments after a sale, thereby eroding farmers’ profits and negatively affecting preparedness for the forthcoming season. Farmers have been complaining that some contractors buy their crop and delay payments, resulting in the growers incurring losses. …

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Zimbabwe: Footballer Turns Into a Motor Mechanic

Harare City recruit, Emmanuel Mandiranga, has resorted to repairing motor cars to cope with the depression induced by the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown. Football activities are still suspended and some professional players have been spotted playing money games in the high density suburbs to supplement what they are getting from their …

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Zimbabwe: Govt Coy On Intercity Travel

The government says city to city travels remain banned despite virtually opening the country for business amidst the COVID-19 lockdown In a statement Monday, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the decision to open intercity travels hadbeen put on hold pending approval. “The taskforce considered the request by stakeholders in the …

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