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Diasporan donates soccer kit, health equipment to Nkayi residents

A CANADA-BASED philanthropist has donated medical equipment and soccer kits to several clinics and schools in one of the country’s most impoverished districts, Nkayi. BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI Born and raised in Lutsha under Chief Sikobokobo, Busani Moyo (42) who left the country in 2011, said his passion was driven by …

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Byo mourns Alderman Sibanda

Bulawayo mayor and alderman, Alexius Mackson Sibanda, has died. BY TALENT GUMPO The late Alderman Alexius Mackson Sibanda He was 73. Sibanda is survived by his wife, 10 children, 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He will be buried tomorrow at Lady Stanley Cemetery. The late alderman was elected into …

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Tugwi-Mukosi: All that glitters is not gold

WHEN the 1,8 billion cubic metre Tugwi-Mukosi Dam, the largest inland water reservoir in the country, was completed in December 2016, many thought the perennial woes of the drought-prone Masvingo province had finally come to an end. BY TATENDA CHITAGU Over 3 000 families were forced to squat at Chingwizi …

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Outcry over ZBC charges

The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is likely to make a killing after securing a front row seat and monopoly to carry the signal of the July 30 presidential results challenge set for today at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt). BY STAFF REPORTER ZBC, after being handed sole rights to broadcast the …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T pact loses to MDC Alliance in Manyame

A TEMPORARY alliance between Zanu PF and MDC-T candidates, challenging MDC Alliance’s victory in ward 8 in Manyame council elections, recently fell by the wayside after High Court judge Justice Slyvia Chirawu-Mugomba dismissed the application. BY CHARLES LAITON Zanu PF candidate, Innocent Chasvinura and MDC-T’s Alford Madovi had jointly petitioned …

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12 people feared dead in Chinhoyi mine accident

TWELVE people are feared dead after a shaft collapsed at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi on Monday night. BY NUNURAI JENA One of the survivors from Kadoma, who only identified himself as Tinashe, said more than 20 people were trapped in the mine. “We were many, numbering more than 20 artisanal …

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Court grants Japajapa $100 bail

MDC Alliance activist Paddington Japajapa was yesterday granted $100 bail by Harare magistrate Ruramai Chitumbura in a case where he is being accused of inciting the political violence which rocked the capital on August 1. By Tafadzwa Mutacha/Tinotenda Munyukwi Japajapa is being charged with contravening section 36 of the Criminal …

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Chaos as Gweru vendors, police clash

THERE was chaos in Gweru central business district yesterday as vendors and riot police clashed after government ordered illegal traders to vacate undesignated sites to curb the spread of typhoid. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA Police had to fire teargas to disperse the informal traders, who were pelting the law enforcement agents …

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Zim must stop re-engaging US: War veterans

WAR veterans yesterday accused the United States of extending sanctions on Zimbabwe in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of seven civilians by the military on August 1, suggesting the killings were an act of self-defence after Zanu PF property went under siege from the protesters. BY OBEY MANAYITI Zimbabwe …

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Zim’s fate lies with 9 judges

ZIMBABWE’S estimated 14 million citizens are today holding their collective breaths as the Constitutional Court bench made up of nine men and women sit to make a determination in one of the greatest political-legal cases since the country was founded. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Rivalled only by the trial of nationalist …

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