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Zimbabwe: Former VP Mphoko’s Trial Deferred As Lawyer Is Involved in Car Accident

By Prosper Dembedza The trial of former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko on criminal abuse of office charges failed to continue today following indications that his lawyer Mr Zibusiso Ncube was involved in a car accident. Harare regional magistrate Mr Trynos Utahwashe deferred the matter to July 8 for trial continuation. …

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Zimbabwe: Student Teachers Plead With Govt Over Outstanding Fees

By Alois Vinga Student teachers who have just completed teaching practice have appealed to government to issue a directive barring their respective institutions from sending them away over non-payment of fees. Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com Sunday, Council of Student Teachers (COST) president, Walter Muzamani criticised teacher institutions for demanding exorbitant fees. …

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Zimbabwe: Gweru Man, Friend Murder Brother-in-Law

By Staff Reporter A GWERU man recently teamed up with a friend to kill his brother-in-law through assault using a knobkerrie and a home-made sword. According to sources, Innocent Sibanda had a long-standing dispute over an undisclosed matter with the now deceased Prosper Mangisi, who was 31. Midlands police spokesperson …

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Zimbabwe: Police Officer ‘Rapes’ Breastfeeding GBV Victim

By By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent A JUNIOR police officer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 30-year-old breastfeeding woman who had gone to the police station to report a gender-based violence (GBV) case. Constable Shakemore Muzanechita (50), who is stationed at ZRP Karoi Urban, Saturday appeared before Karoi …

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Zimbabwe: Council Digs in On Decision to Turn Mutare Hall Into Flea Market.

By Staff Reporter THE City of Mutare says it will not bow down to pressure from civic groups to reverse its decision to turn Sakubva Beit hall from a recreational to a business facility. Authorities say the decision was aimed at empowering members of the informal sector who were affected …

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Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance Top Official Living in Fear After Foiled Abduction

By By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent MDC Alliance Mashonaland West provincial secretary, Tawanda Bvumo says he is now living in fear following an attempted abduction incident by three unknown men in Chegutu on Tuesday night. A perennial campaigner in Chegutu East constituency, Bvumo claims Zanu PF elements were behind …

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Zimbabwe: Ousted Bulawayo Deputy Mayor in Hollow Supreme Court Victory

By Bulawayo Correspondent THE Supreme Court has overturned a ruling by Bulawayo High Court judge, Thompson Mabhikwa declaring the 2018 election of former Bulawayo deputy mayor and Ward Three councillor Tinashe Kambarami null and void. The Supreme Court’s ruling is however just academic as Kambarami has already been recalled from …

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Zimbabwe: Chiyangwa Defiant Despite Court Defeat in Afm Leadership Fight

By Mary Taruvinga THE leader of an Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) faction, Cossam Chiyangwa who lost to church rival Amon Madawo in a protracted power wrangle within the religious institution 2019, has again lost his Supreme Court appeal against an earlier High Court ruling. The Supreme Court Friday ruled that …

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Zimbabwe: Govt, Cha Pledge Upscaling of Risk Management Efforts

By Stephen Tsamba GOVERNMENT on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding which will see it upscale its collaborative efforts on risk management efforts with the Centre of Humanitarian Analytics (CHA). In a keynote address, Local Government Ministry permanent secretary Zvinechimwe Churu, said “this partnership marks a noteworthy milestone in our …

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Zimbabwe: Britain Denies Having Nehanda Statue

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE Natural History Museum in London, which has an extensive collection of artefacts, says it does not have First Chimurenga heroine Ambuya Nehanda’s skull as constantly alleged by the Zimbabwean government. This follows President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s renewed efforts to repatriate Nehanda’s skull which is said to have …

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