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10 mourners perish in Mapinga accident

TEN people died on Tuesday night when a commuter omnibus they were travelling in collided with a haulage truck at Mapinga, about 60km along Harare-Chirundu Highway. BY NUNURAI JENA Police confirmed the accident yesterday, saying the deceased were travelling to Chinhoyi for a funeral wake. In a statement last night, …

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I’ll announce poll results: Chamisa

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday threatened to pre-empt the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s vote-rigging antics by prematurely announcing results for the July 30 elections to enable the electorate to compare the figures. BY OBEY MANAYITI/EVERSON MUSHAVA Addressing thousands of supporters during a protest march to force Zec to level …

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Moyo ‘orders’ Harare to conclude town clerk job fiasco

LOCAL Government minister, July Moyo has reportedly ordered Harare City Council to urgently conclude its disciplinary cases against top city managers to enable some of them to undergo interviews for the town clerk’s post. BY XOLISANI NCUBE This comes amid reports that the selection panel would sit today to interview …

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Hwange, Zinwa bury hatchet

THE protracted war over the management of water between Hwange Local Board (HLB) and Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has ended following the latter’s decision to hand over sewer reticulation to the board. BY TINASHE MUNGAZI HLB and Zinwa have for the past 10 years been engaged in bitter war …

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Gweru Agric show postponed

THE Midlands Show Society has postponed the Gweru Agricultural Show, which was scheduled to run from July 26 to 29, to next month as the initial dates were too close to the July 30 general elections. BY STEPHEN CHADENGA The agricultural show will now be held from August 16 to …

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‘It’s time to correct human rights record’

GLOBAL human rights lobby group, Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Zimbabwean electorate to seize the opportunity availed by the July 30 polls to elect leaders committed to improving the country’s battered human rights record. By Xolisani Ncube In a statement titled Breaking away from the past: A human …

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Chiefs in near blows, as Charumbira survives axe

Chiefs Council president, Chief Fortune Charumbira, yesterday survived a planned ouster after he was voted by Masvingo traditional leaders to contest at national level for another term. By Tatenda Chitagu/Jairos Saunyama Charumbira got 22 votes against Chief Serima, born Vengai Rushwaya’s five. For the senatorial posts, the incumbent, Chief Chitanga, …

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Shadowy union takes Chamisa to task over mass dismissals

A SHADOWY workers’ union has emerged pitching its narrative around the mass dismissal of workers following a Supreme Court judgment in July 2015 in which MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa was reportedly an instructing advocate. BY RICHARD CHIDZA The Zimbabwe Workers for Justice said it had been saddened by …

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President commissions $241m Beitbridge Border upgrade

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday laid the foundation for the $241 million upgrade of Beitbridge Border Post before addressing close to 15 000 people at Dulivhadzimo Stadium in an unscheduled rally. BY OWN CORRESPONDENT Mnangagwa, who arrived in Beitbridge amid tight security, said his government was committed to modernising the country’s …

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ED ‘love child’ fined for disorderly conduct

A 31-YEAR-OLD Harare man who allegedly stormed into President Emerson Mnangagwa’s residence claiming to be his biological son was yesterday fined $20 by magistrate Josephine Sande BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Brian Chitembeya was charged with disorderly conduct, but insisted during trial that Mnangagwa was his father and that he wanted to …

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