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Geomatics professionals to launch new institute

ZIMBABWEAN geomatics professionals are set to launch a new professional institute to cater for new technological trends in the sector and developments in the global market. The new institute, to be known as the Zimbabwe Institute of Geomatics (ZIG), will be launched in Harare tomorrow. By Phyllis Mbanje According to …

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Govt officials up for theft of command fuel

Three Agriculture, Mechanisation and Rural Resettlement ministry officials, who allegedly diverted fuel coupons worth thousands of dollars meant for command agriculture beneficiaries, yesterday appeared at Marondera Magistrates’ Court facing two counts of fraud. BY Jairos Saunyama Boston Guti (46), a Goromonzi district agricultural extension officer, Tapiwa Jura (33), an Agritex …

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‘ED must take responsibility for shootings’

CIVIC society organisations (CSOs) and opposition political parties yesterday challenged President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa to take responsibility for the fatal shooting of seven civilians by soldiers deployed to quell MDC Alliance protests two weeks ago, and order the trial of the soldiers responsible for the fatalities. BY SILAS NKALA This came …

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President responds to Chamisa petition

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter President Mnangagwa says there is no valid election petition challenging his victory in the July 30 Presidential contest that saw him garner 50.8 percent of the votes cast. The President was responding to MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa’s petition filed at the Constitutional Court last Friday, …

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Mnangagwa beefs up security

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa has beefed up his security since June when he escaped a bomb explosion in Bulawayo, and was on Tuesday literally suffocating with at least 40 security aides surrounding him during commemorations of the Defence Forces Day in Harare. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Over 40 security details surround President-elect …

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President scoffs at US decision to renew sanctions

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday scoffed at the decision by the United States of America to renew illegal sanctions against Zimbabwe. He implored newly-appointed US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Brian Nichols to have a correct appreciation of events here. Government, the President said, would remain focused on developing the country …

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Divisions rock MDC-Alliance

Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter MDC-Alliance — led by Mr Nelson Chamisa — is on the brink of an imminent split fronted by one of its co-principals Mr Tendai Biti, who has the backing of several Western capitals, principally Washington, to take over the opposition’s leadership, The Herald can reveal. The new …

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Bring it on: ED dares Chamisa

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday dared his opposition MDC Alliance counterpart Nelson Chamisa to prove the vote-rigging claims at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt), setting the stage for a bruising legal battle. BY CHARLES LAITON PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa Chamisa last week filed an election petition challenging the presidential results at the ConCourt. …

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Zim regrets loss of lives: SB Moyo

Lovemore Ranga Mataire in Windhoek, Namibia Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo has said Government regrets events that led to the unnecessary loss of lives after MDC-Alliance supporters turned violent on August 1. In an interview on the sidelines of the 38th SADC Summit underway in Windhoek, Dr …

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Multitudes Fill Up White City

By Bulawayo Bureau Thousands of people from all walks of life yesterday thronged White City Stadium in Bulawayo to celebrate the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’ Day. The official programme started just after 11am with the arrival of senior army and Government officials. The Minister of State for Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Angeline …

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