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Unpacking China’s New Silk Road

Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada Correspondents IN 138 BC China took its first step towards global connectivity with the establishment of the historical Silk Road. Zhang Qian was sent by Emperor Wudi to Central Asia to establish trade relationships. His historic missions enabled China to make contact with the …

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Top cop in trouble over $190 000 farm inputs debt

Police Deputy Commissioner-General, Innocent Matibiri, has been taken to court by Tian Ze Tobacco Company over a $190 000 farm inputs debt. BY CHARLES LAITON Innocent Matibiri Through its lawyers Muvingi and Mugadza, the tobacco firm issued summons against the top cop at the High Court on August 20, 2018 …

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Sino-Zim $10m brick plant nears completion

GWERU-BASED cement manufacturer, Sino Zimbabwe Cement Company (SZCC)’s state-of-the-art brick-making plant is at 70% completion, with operations expected to commence mid-November, SZCC managing director Wang Yong has said. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA The Sino Zimbabwe Cement Company state-of-the-art brick-making plant which is now 70% complete Yong said the cement company invested …

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No lease agreement renewals to pave way for Gweru industrial park

GWERU City Council will not renew lease agreements on premises located behind the Government Complex to pave way for the establishment of an industrial park that will extend to Fairmile Motel along Bulawayo Road, Southern Eye has established. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA According to council, Gweru Sports and Recreational Club and …

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Woman in court for sex with minor

A SEX-STARVED Mushumbi woman has been arraigned before Guruve magistrate Artwel Sanyatwe facing charges of having sex with a minor. By Simbarashe Sithole Faina Bible of Kawanza village under Chief Chitsungo in Mushumbi was not asked to plead to the charge of contravening section 70 of the Criminal Codification Act …

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It’s God’s time: Chamisa lawyers

MDC Alliance presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa’s lawyers said they had now left everything to God to make a verdict after they argued their client’s case at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Wednesday seeking to overturn President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 elections. BY Everson Mushava Chamisa’s lead lawyer, …

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Chamisa Fails to Avail Evidence

By Fidelis Munyoro The Constitutional Court yesterday took MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s lawyer Advocate Thabani Mpofu to task for trying to build a case on alleged secondary evidence while ignoring primary evidence and clear-cut court processes. This would have required the opening of sealed ballot boxes for inspection of elections …

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Pair up for scattering oranges laced with cyanide in park

TWO Victoria Falls men have been dragged to court for allegedly throwing 68 cyanide-laced oranges in the Zambezi National Park. BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Mkhululi Nkomo (35) and Noel Mwembe (32) both from Mkhosana high-density suburb yesterday appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Portia Mhlanga charged with contravening Section 77 (a) …

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Electoral Commission Lawyer Steals the Show

Daniel Nemukuyu and Fidelis Munyoro YOUTHFUL Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) lawyer Mr Tawanda Kanengoni yesterday stole the show at the Constitutional Court (Concourt) with his impressive arguments that crushed the allegations MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa relied on in his application challenging President Mnangagwa’s win in the July 30 harmonised …

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