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It’s all systems go: Zec

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has ruled out chances of postponing next Monday’s national elections, insisting it was all systems go despite complaints by opposition parties that the ground was not yet level for a free and fair contest. BY OBEY MANAYITI Briefing accredited observers in Harare yesterday, Zec deputy …

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Chamisa, ED in panic mode

WITH time fast running out ahead of Monday’s general elections, opposition MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has reportedly pressed the panic button amid fears that the Sadc Troika may not find time to convene an urgent meeting to resolve his poll demands. BY RICHARD CHIDZA This comes as President …

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Aids conference kicks off today

The 22nd Aids conference which kicks off today in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a huge task ahead in the face of a damning report released last Thursday by the United Nations’ Aids agency indicating that current progress in halting new HIV infections and Aids-related deaths was too slow and the set …

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Queen of Peace Orphanage receive goods

Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Cde Owen Ncube handed over an assortment of goods worth $30 000 from the First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa to Queen of Peace Orphanage in Gweru. Children at the Queen of Peace Orphanage were left counting their blessings when First Lady donated 20 …

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Zec typo haunts ‘141-year-old’ man

HE stands about 1,7 metres tall and stammers when he speaks. BY OWN CORRESPONDENT Phidias Ndlovu is still single though ordinarily men of his age have families. A reserved man, Ndlovu works and stays with his brother-in-law Sivelinkosi Sibanda, who is a builder. Ndlovu is camera-shy and claims he has …

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Govt to commission Ruwa-Goromonzi-Melfort tollgate stretch

The dualisation of the Mutare-Plumtree highway is taking shape with the government expected to commission the Ruwa-Goromonzi up to Melfort tollgate stretch which have been dualised while the construction of another stretch from Norton to the tollgate along Bulawayo is almost complete. The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr …

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‘We removed Mugabe, not the Zanu PF system’

MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube has said Zimbabwe’s deep economic morass goes beyond the removal of former President Robert Mugabe from power. Agencies Speaking at a campaign rally for the alliance’s Silobela parliamentary aspirant, Fanuel Sibindi recently, Ncube said next week’s election must aim at totally dismantling the Zanu PF …

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Violence DNA of MDC Alliance

A group of MDC Alliance supporters disrupted proceedings during a ceremony to officially open the newly tarred 3 km road linking police and Pfupajena township in Chegutu. It seems violence is the DNA of opposition party MDC Alliance after its supporters went on a rampage and violently disturbed a ceremony …

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Ex-Liberian leader heads for Zimbabwe

FORMER Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is heading to Harare, leading an observer mission under the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). BY RICHARD CHIDZA In a joint statement, the two organisations said Johnson Sirleaf will co-lead the joint international observer delegation for the July 30 …

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