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Man jailed 4 years for escaping from police custody

A 25-YEAR-OLD Mutare man was yesterday sentenced to four years behind bars for attempting to escape from police custody on his way from Mutare General Hospital after faking illness. BY KENNETH NYANGANI Francis Saungweme (25) appeared before Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe. According to prosecutor Fletcher Karombe, on August 27 at …

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Mzembi, accomplices trial date set

A HARARE magistrate has set November 19, 26 and 29 as trial dates for former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi, who is facing charges of fraud, criminal abuse of office and theft of trust property involving $1,8 million. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Mzembi, who is being charged along with Susanna Makombe …

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Residents take Masvingo to High Court over persistent water cuts

MASVINGO residents have filed an urgent High Court chamber application seeking that Masvingo City Council ends a week-long water shortage and ensure that the more than 100 000 inhabitants have normal supplies. By Tatenda Chitagu The applicant, Anoziva Muguti, director of the Masvingo United Residents and Ratepayers’ Alliance (Murra), in …

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Mugabe’s mother-in-law dies

Former President Robert Mugabe’s mother-in-law, Idah Marufu, has died. BY Xolisani Ncube The late Idah Marufu (left) and her daughter Grace She was aged 90. Marufu, who has been unwell for a long time, according to family members, died at a private clinic in Harare on Thursday night. “Indeed, Mbuya …

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Latest – Harare Court Rejects Tendai Biti’s Challenge

By Court Reporter A HARARE magistrate has dismissed opposition leader Tendai Biti’s challenge against his arrest and the jurisdiction of Zimbabwean courts over case. Biti was arrested following a dramatic but failed bit to seek political asylum in Zambia, having fled to the neighbouring country saying his life was in …

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13 Perish in Bus Crash

By Blessings Chidakwa and Walter Nyamukondiwa Thirteen people died on the spot, while 23 others were injured yesterday when a Chawasarira bus collided head-on with a commuter omnibus near the 152km peg just after Kadoma tollgate along the Harare-Bulawayo Highway. The accident occurred near Muzvezve River Bridge, about 10km outside …

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Mliswa claims 10 000 new voters

NORTON MP-elect Temba Mliswa has claimed to have secured more than 10 000 new voters during the just-ended elections, beating Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance, whose focus was on presidential rallies instead of ward and constituency rallies. BY VENERANDA LANGA Speaking during a Mass Public Opinion Institute discussion whose …

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Biti application dismissed

A HARARE magistrate yesterday dismissed an application by MDC Alliance co-principal Tendai Biti, challenging the jurisdiction of the court after he was allegedly abducted from Zambia by Zimbabwean authorities while fleeing the country for safety reasons. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Harare magistrate Francis Mapfumo ruled that the police acted within the …

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VPs Chiwenga, Mohadi Sworn in

By Felex Share Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi were sworn in yesterday, with their immediate task being to ensure that Zanu-PF fulfils its election promises within the next five years. The Vice Presidents, who took their oaths of office before Chief Justice Luke Malaba at State House in …

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Biti Expected in Court Today

By Nokutenda Chiyangwa MDC — Alliance principal Tendai Biti, who is facing charges of inciting violence, is expected to appear at the Harare magistrates court today for ruling on whether or not he is properly before the court. He wants the court to determine whether his appearance in court is …

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