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Zim’s Human Rights Record on the Spotlight

The state of human rights in Zimbabwe comes under scrutiny as the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO launches the groundbreaking 2017 State of Human Rights Report and the campaign to bring perpetrators to book. Speaking at the pre-launch event organised by the Forum for the Media, Jestina Mukoko who is the …

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He who appoints can disappoint: Shamu

BY OBEY MANAYITI/NUNURAI JENA In an interview yesterday, Shamu said it was Mnangagwa’s prerogative to appoint or fire and he will not question the decision. “I am not the President,” he said when asked to comment on his sacking. “The President appoints and the President fires. I am not the …

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Soldier Jailed 7 Years for Setting Pregnant Lover On Fire

A Zimbabwe National Army soldier was Tuesday slapped with a seven-year jail term for setting his pregnant girlfriend on fire. Trust Mugari was convicted after a full trial. He had denied the allegations insisting girlfriend Pamela Dhliwayo burnt herself while trying to commit suicide. However, prosecutor Ephraim Zinyandu proved that …

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Mhondoro-Ngezi MP Gava dies

BY NUNURAI JENA/KUDZAI MUCHENJEKWA Gava’s sister, Abigail confirmed that her brother, who has been ill for some time, died around 7am. Family spokesperson, Lloyd Mhishi said provisional arrangements were that Gava will be buried at Mayfair Farm in Kadoma on Friday. Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairperson, Ziyambi Ziyambi described Gava …

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Iron Out Your Differences, War Vets Urge Losing Candidates

Mashonaland East war veterans leadership has urged 11 Zanu-PF aspiring candidates who lost in the Goromonzi South constituency primary elections to iron out their differences and unite ahead of the forthcoming harmonised elections. The call by war veterans flies in the face of serious in-fighting among Zanu-PF party members in …

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Army won’t let Chamisa rule: Minister

BY BLESSED MHLANGA Addressing a Zanu PF cell meeting in Mandara, Harare on Monday, Mukupe gave the first sign yet that Zanu PF is not prepared to lose the upcoming general elections. “How can we say, honestly, the soldiers took the country, practically snatched it from Mugabe, to come and …

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‘Zec to establish more polling centres’

BY BLESSED MHLANGA Zec chairperson, Priscilla Chigumba told a visiting Comesa election observer delegation that the amendment will ensure that queues are cut during election and improve efficiency. “Amendment of section 22A of the Electoral Act to allow the commission to establish more polling stations for an area that has …

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