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I was born an ambassador, don’t need diplomatic passport: Tuku

MUSIC living legend Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi says he was born an ambassador and does not need a diplomatic passport. BY NUNURAI JENA Oliver Mutukudzi Mtukudzi, who has travelled extensively since 1980, said a diplomatic passport would not make any difference to his travelling as he had more recognition outside the …

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Tsvangirai swats Mujuru jibe

You are here: Home › News › National › Tsvangirai swats Mujuru jibe Tsvangirai swats Mujuru jibe MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday chose to ignore statements by National People’s Party (NPP) leaders, who blasted his leadership style ahead of their coalition negotiations, expressing optimism the electoral pact will be successful. …

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Hatfield MP lands top AU post

You are here: Home › News › Hatfield MP lands top AU post Hatfield MP lands top AU post Hatfield MP and former Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister Tapiwa Mashakada (MDC-T) has been elected as chairperson of the Committee on Trade Customs and Immigration Matters in the Pan African …

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Minister defends public urinating, defecating by traffic cops

HOME Affairs deputy minister Obedingwa Mguni sees nothing wrong with reports of police officers urinating and or defecating in public places, particularly at roadblocks, arguing there is no enabling Act to criminalise the practice. By NQOBANI NDLOVU Home Affairs deputy minister Obendingwa Mguni Reports abound that police officers are forced …

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A beacon of hope for GBV survivors

The place looks deserted, unassuming even. It merges well with the surrounds of Rusape General Hospital, but behind the grey walls of the little cabins of the Makoni One Stop Centre, are harrowing tales of victims of gender-based violence (GBV). By Phyllis Mbanje Although GBV remains a serious challenge in …

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Coalition is about bringing change to Zimbabwe’

MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa said his party was not merely entering into political coalitions for the sake of it, but was working towards convergence of all like-minded forces to bring change to Zimbabwe in the next year’s general elections. by STAFF REPORTER MDC-T vice-president Nelson Chamisa Chamisa said this on …

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State faces embarrassment over ‘pregnant’ SA drug mule

A SOUTH African woman, who was suspected to have ingested cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drug into the country, could soon be set free after the second X-ray results failed to detect the said drug in her body. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE The suspect, Isaura Masinga (40) of Germiston, …

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Mzembi loses in UNWTO secretary-general elections

TOURISM and Hospitality Industry minister Walter Mzembi yesterday lost to Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia in elections to choose the new United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general. BY staff reporter Walter Mzembi In the elections held in Madrid, Spain, Mzembi polled 15 votes against 18 votes garnered by the Georgian …

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Rural electrification stalled by economic hardships

GOVERNMENT has admitted that the rural electrification programme established in 2002 together with the Rural Electrification Fund (REF), is also catching the cold, as the nation grapples with deteriorating economic conditions. by TINOTENDA MUNYUKWI The revelations were made on Thursday by Energy and Power Development minister Samuel Undenge in Uzumba …

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