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Victoria Falls Council Wins Water Fight With Zinwa

The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) has finally given in to pressure and handed over water management rights to the Victoria Falls Municipality, putting to rest a battle that had dragged for years. ZINWA was responsible for pumping raw water from Zambezi River into a reservoir from where the council …

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Bikita Man Murders Sex Worker

Masvingo — A Bikita man allegedly fatally stabbed a commercial sex worker with an Okapi knife at Nyika Growth Point last week after a dispute at her house. Leonard Gwari (24) of Duma Location, Nyika, allegedly killed the 17-year-old sex worker, also from Duma, after stabbing her on the cheek …

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Sweet Deal for Teachers

By Felex Share Government yesterday committed itself to operationalising non-monetary incentives and economic initiatives for teachers, in a development that saw the majority of their representative unions calling off a strike that was set to begin today. Non-monetary incentives and other hardship-alleviating initiatives are at the centre of President Mnangagwa’s …

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MDC Councillor Wants Army to Kick Vendors Out

A Kwekwe MDC Councillor has urged the local authority to enlist the assistance of the military in its efforts to rid the city centre of vendors. Councillor Washington Moyo said the army was the only viable option to address what has become a menace in Midlands province’s second largest city. …

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Guvamombe Cleared On Fresh Charges

By Fidelis Munyoro Suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe has been cleared of any wrongdoing regarding charges that he allegedly influenced a subordinate to recuse himself in a matter he had interest in. The offence was allegedly committed sometime in 2016 and Guvamombe — who is facing criminal abuse of office …

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New Rules for Magistrates’ Courts

By Daniel Nemukuyu Newly-gazetted Magistrates (Civil) Courts Rules, which came into effect on February 1, now allow serving of court documents through electronic means in a move that embraces information communication technology. Statutory Instrument 11 of 2019 simplifies the rules of the court in wide reforms that will promote access …

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Bulawayo NGOs Appeal to Minister Over Military and Police Brutality

Local human rights groups have launched an online petition directed at Bulawayo provincial minister of state Judith Ncube pleading with her to stop army and police brutality in the city. According to the civil society organisations, more than 1,000 residents of the city’s high-density suburbs have been subjected to severe …

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Two MDC-Alliance MPs Freed On Bail

By Michael Magoronga Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya and his Redcliff counterpart, Lloyd Mukapiko, who are facing charges of subverting a constitutionally-elected Government, have been granted bail by the High Court. They were granted $300 bail each by Bulawayo High Court Judge Justice Martin Makonese last Friday. The pair was ordered …

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Court Allows Chombo South Africa Return for Medical Treatment

By Mary Taruvinga Former finance minister Ignatius Chombo was on Monday allowed to return to South Africa for medication a day after he came back home from the same country. The fraud and criminal nuisance-accused ex-minister has been in South Africa getting treatment for an undisclosed ailment over the past …

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Global Experts to Advise On Parastatal Reform

Government has roped in global experts in the reform of State-owned enterprises, also known as parastatals, as it seeks to bring viability to the businesses. The experts will include accountants and strategic advisors who will work together with a team of high-flying local experts, many of whom are leading international …

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