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PSC chair vows to tackle ghost works

BY BLESSED MHLANGA Addressing journalists after being sworn-in as a member of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) at State House yesterday, Hungwe said he will first seek to clarify the status of ghost employees and act on them to restore sanity in the public service. “This is the beauty of …

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Trust us, Zec begs electorate

BY TALENT GUMPO Speaking at a Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) conference on working towards credible and peaceful harmonised elections on Wednesday, Zec commissioner, Qhubani Moyo said the electoral body has made an effort to clean the voters’ roll, as it is the basis for a credible election. “In previous …

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Female legislators, activists to picket Mavima’s offices

BY KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Organisers of the demonstration met in Harare yesterday to fine tune their demands and other issues affecting underprivileged children, whom they believe were being ignored by the government. Bulawayo legislator, Jasmine Tofa (MDC-T) said Mavima was aware of their grievances, adding the demonstration would be held next …

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Poverty driving teens into sex work

BY HAZVINEI MWANAKA Family members and relatives ridiculed her, but in this case it was a choice of listening to the back-biters or leave all those things behind and fend for her family. Having turned to sex work in 2008, Suzie says she takes care of four children who are …

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Dairibord boss Mandiwanza acquitted

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Mandiwanza (62), who pleaded not guilty to the charges, appeared before magistrate Eric Kadye. Kadye ruled that the State failed to prove a prima facie case against Mandiwanza, saying the witness nd complainant, Edmund Mutusva, submitted conflicting testimony as to how he was assaulted by the accused. …

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Zimra official in trouble over Hwange secretary vehicle

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Kenedi Ganyiwa (57), who is out on $100 bail, appeared before Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha charged with contravening sections of the Customs and Excise Act and criminal abuse of office and was remanded to June 12 for trial at the Anti-Corruption Courts. Allegations are that on May …

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NRZ pensioners cry foul over unpaid salary arrears

BY TALENT GUMPO The pensioners who spoke on condition of anonymity, for fear of victimisation, said the parastatal had promised to pay the arrears on a monthly basis, as it could not afford a once-off payment owing to the liquidity crunch, but still reneged on its pledge. “When we were …

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MDC-T rejects PDP Parly candidate

BY BLESSED MHLANGA MDC-T supporters are resisting Chikwinya’s candidature, and have been circulating fliers in the constituency calling on the electorate not to vote for the MDC Alliance candidate before the issue has been addressed by the alliance leaders. “Chikwinya is the enemy of Mbizo. You sold out Zimasco workers. …

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NRZ emerges from the doldrums

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) — a critical state enterprise which is part of the economy’s locomotive — is slowly but surely emerging from the doldrums it has been firmly stuck in for years as its US$400 million recapitalisation programme bears fruit.NRZ is now steaming ahead powered by the …

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Govt scuttles US$68m Byo investment

GOVERNMENT’S red tape has cost the City of Bulawayo (BCC) an investment worth US$68 million after policy changes scuttled the implementation of a fuel-from-waste project by a United Kingdom-based company, it has emerged. BY NKULULEKO SIBANDA Pragma Leaf Consulting in 2016 approached the local authority with a bid to set …

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