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Rapist prophet abducts State witness

Convicted Budiriro self-styled prophet, who is on bail pending appeal on his 24-year imprisonment sentence for raping a female congregant at his shrine in 2016, is on the run after allegedly kidnapping a State witness and wrapping him in fishing net tied to a 43kg stone before throwing him into …

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Bogus cop in court for robbing forex dealers

A SUSPECTED bogus police officer, who allgedly preyed on foreign currency dealers, appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday facing robbery charges. BY TAFADZWA MUTACHA The accused, Tadiwanashe Nyasha Hwengwere (30), was not asked to plead when he appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa, who remanded him to September 19 on …

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Human rights violations exposed in mining areas

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (Zela) has revealed gross violations of human rights in mining areas, particularly in Mutoko and Zvishavane where locals are subjected to discrimination and involuntary relocations, among other issues. BY OBEY MANAYITI In a report titled Zimbabwe National Report on the State of Business and Human …

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$240m Beitbridge border upgrade commences

THE much-awaited $240 million Beitbridge Border Post upgrade has commenced, with work on several fronts, including the rebuilding of a State warehouse burnt under mysterious circumstances almost five years ago, taking shape. BY OWN CORRESPONDENT Construction of a Vehicle Inspection Depot 5km from the border post at the junction of …

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People living with HIV raise concern over TB drug shortages

ORGANISATIONS representing people living with HIV and Aids have expressed concern over shortages of tuberculosis (TB) drugs, as well as gaps in knowledge of taking medicines by patients and the importance of diagnostics in order for patients to know their viral loads. BY VENERANDA LANGA Executive director of the Aids …

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Managing aggressive water hyacinth a tough task

ALTHOUGH it generally lies quietly on the surface of major lakes, dams and rivers, the water hyacinth, is still proving difficult to contain as it often becomes aggressive and active, multiplying at a faster rate during hot and rainy seasons. BY TONDERAYI MATONHO The water hyacinth is recognised as one …

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Zanu PF activist acquitted over death threats

A 34-YEAR-OLD Gweru-based Zanu PF supporter accused of threatening to kill an MDC Alliance member in a dispute over the recent election results has been acquitted. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Joel Derera of Mkoba 4 appeared before magistrate Shotgame Musaiona facing assault charges after he allegedly threatened to shoot and make …

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12 trapped Chinhoyi panners yet to be rescued

ZVIMBA North MP-elect Marian Chombo (Zanu PF) yesterday blasted the Mines ministry’s rescue team for sleeping on duty after failing to retrieve the bodies of 12 artisanal miners believed to have been trapped in a collapsed mine shaft at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi. BY NUNURAI JENA Chombo said it was …

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Calls to provide condoms to prisoners get louder

LEGISLATORS have criticised the snail pace at which government was moving towards providing condoms to prisoners in order to deal with the spread of HIV unlike other countries in the Sadc region such as Lesotho, which have made strides in that respect. by VENERANDA LANGA The issue came out during …

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Novel way to help pupils learn

SCHOOL teachers, parents and guardians have been challenged to take pupils’ learning sessions out of the conventional classroom to aid children with learning difficulties. By SINDISO DUBE Learning difficulties are neurologically-based problems that can interfere with basic learning skills such as reading, writing or mathematics. They can also interfere with …

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