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MDC youth leader’s freedom bid deferred

RULING on the application for discharge by MDC Alliance youth leader and Highfield West legislator, Happymore Chidziva, accused of inciting violence ahead of last year’s elections, was on Monday deferred to February 18 after the presiding magistrate indicated she was not ready to deliver determination in the matter. Gweru provincial …

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Funeral Assurers to Review Premiums

Local funeral assurance companies are set to review their premiums after the Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers (ZAFA) approved their request. The upward review has been motivated by issues around the sustainability of funeral assurance companies within the prevailing economic climate, which has seen a sharp rise in prices of …

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Looters Torch Us$143k Drugs, Lab Kits

Medicines, laboratory test kits and a refrigerated seven-tonne truck — all valued at about US$143 000 — were destroyed in an arson attack at Makoni Police Station in Chitungwiza during violent opposition-sponsored demonstrations that rocked the country on January 14 this year, the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) has said. The …

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RG’s Office to Decentralise

The Registrar-General’s Office is set to open passport offices in Chitungwiza and Murehwa districts to deal with the large number of people flocking to Harare to apply for travel documents, legislators heard on Monday. The office said it had reduced the number of passports that it was producing owing to …

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Woman Faces $116k Fraud Charges

A woman appeared in court yesterday for allegedly duping two people of $116 400 in separate deals. Deajury Doro (43) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa, facing two counts of fraud. She was denied bail and remanded to February 26. Ms Mugwagwa denied the accused bail on the basis …

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‘Dead’ Protestor in the Dock

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that are cooking up figures of people who died during last month’s MDC-Alliance-instigated violence were exposed after a man they claimed to have been shot dead by security officers appeared before a Kadoma magistrate yesterday. Tinashe Kaitano (20) was convicted of arson for setting alight a zanu-pf …

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‘Dishonourable’ Mliswa On a Bull Rampage

Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa, who has a long history of controversy from sport to business; politics to his love life, is back on a rampage. Whether it is mere attention seeking or a tragic character flaw, Mr Mliswa likes to hog the limelight for the wrong reasons and this …

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Chitungwiza Sitting On Health Time Bomb

A health disaster is looming in Chitungwiza as streams of sewage continue to flow through most areas, with some of them stretching for up to several kilometres. Chitungwiza Municipality said it required at least $14 million to attend to most of the problems which tend to worsen whenever residents receive …

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