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False Start to Former Minister, Perm SEC’s Trial

By Tendai Rupapa The trial of former Minister of Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa and his former permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga yesterday failed to kick-off again, and was moved to September 4. Chidhakwa allegedly appointed Gudyanga as a lone board member at the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) …

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Call for More Women Ministers

By Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau Beitbridge West National Assembly member Cde Ruth Maboyi has said she is looking forward to President Mnangagwa appointing a Cabinet with more women in recognition of the role they play in national politics and economic development. In a recent interview, she said the new political …

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Cigar Tobacco Output Hits 24 500kg

By Sibongile Maruta Zimbabwe’s cigar wrapper tobacco crop has continued to be popular with farmers with 24 500 kg having been produced during the 2018 marketing season. The high value tobacco brand is being grown in Burma valley where there are favourable conditions. The crop is being funded by Von …

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Chiredzi West MP Calls for Unity

By Tawanda Mangoma in Chiredzi Newly — elected zanu-pf Chiredzi West Member of Parliament Cde Farai Musikavanhu has called for unity between residents and Chiredzi Town Council if the town is to improve service delivery and attain its goal of getting municipal status by year end. The call by Cde …

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Gweru Council to Clear Undesignated Dumpsites

Locadia Mavhudzi Midlands Correspondents Gweru City Council has embarked on clean-up exercise of undesignated dumpsites in high density areas to improve hygiene as the typhoid outbreak continues to wreak havoc in the city. Gweru City Council public relations officer Mr Manford Gambiza said the clearing of undesignated dumpsites in Mkoba …

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Chipinge Stands Scam – Youths Appeal to Mnangagwa

By Manicaland Correspondents THOUSANDS of youths, who were swindled of $400 000 meant for stands development in Chipinge town, are appealing to President Mnangagwa to set up a commission of enquiry. The youths have since formed Chipinge Youths Housing Scheme to carry out an audit to determine how the money …

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Preventing Electronic Money Fraud, Scam

By Clive Mphambela Whilst the majority of people work hard for their money, fraudsters are also busy creating new ways of tricking the unsuspecting banking public into divulging critical financial details so that they can eventually steal from them. Last week , we discussed how advances in electronic financial technologies …

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All Eyes on ZBC-TV as ConCourt Sits

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television was the people’s favourite yesterday, as they watched a live broadcast of the Constitutional Court petition hearing in which MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa is challenging President Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections. From the country’s oldest city of Masvingo to …

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Concourt Poll Petition – Meet the Bench

Chief Justice Luke Malaba Justice Luke Malaba is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed in 2017 and before his appointment to the position, he was the Acting Chief Justice following the retirement of the late Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku in February 2017. Justice Malaba was …

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Ex-VP Mphoko’s Daughter-in-Law Arrested

Former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko’s daughter-in-law has been arrested for allegedly ordering 15 Choppies Supermarket managers in Bulawayo to unlawfully dispense over $30 000 cash from their point of sale machines after threatening them with either deportation or dismissal. Nomagugu Mphoko (36), who was initially jointly charged with her husband, …

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