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Judicial Laws Amendment Bill to introduce virtual court sittings

THE proposed Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, currently at the drafting stage in the National Assembly, seeks to introduce the virtual sittings concept, where court proceedings would be done electronically with the parties not physically present in the courtroom. BY VENERANDA LANGA Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa Clifford Sibanda, the Minister of …

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ZCT wants review of roadblocks

THE Zimbabwe Council for Tourism (ZCT) has called for an urgent review on the number of roadblocks on the country’s roads and highways which is affecting the growth of the tourism industry. BY TARISAI MANDIZHA Roadblocks have become a primary area of concern for most travel and tourism operators, as …

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Mugabe appoints committee to probe shady land deals

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly appointed a Cabinet committee to probe shady land deals in all major urban centres, as government closes in on land barons ahead of next year’s general elections. BY XOLISANI NCUBE President Robert Mugabe The Cabinet team, led by the Chief Secretary in the Office of …

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City ‘donates’ hall, stadium for Uhuru celebrations

THE Bulawayo City Council has given the government the greenlight to use the Large City Hall and White City Stadium for free during the upcoming Independence Day celebrations. BY SILAS NKALA Bulawayo Provincial Affairs minister Eunice Sandi-Moyo The decision was made during a recent full council meeting after Bulawayo Provincial …

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Author Mungoshi target of death hoax

CELEBRATED author Charles Mungoshi is alive contrary to reports that went viral yesterday on different social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp that claimed the writer had died. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Charles Mungoshi Mungoshi’s son, Farai, dismissed as fake news reports his father had died, saying this had upset …

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Sugarcane yields rise

From Tawanda Mangoma in chiredzi Tongaat Hullets Zimbabwe (THZ) is expecting to produce more sugar this year following good rains that hit the country, as compared to last year when there was a decrease in sugarcane yields due to the El Nino induced drought. The company, which usually enjoys a …

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Norton Council officials put on notice

Temba Mliswa Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa yesterday threatened to physically assault the town’s councillors and officials after he led nearly 100 people to the council offices, demonstrating against alleged corruption. The people, mostly from Kingsdale Farm in the town, gathered at Katanga Shopping Centre before …

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Council to pay probe team

Cde Kasukuwere Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter Harare City Council is set to pay $30 000 to a probe team which investigated the $13,8 million sewage deal to rehabilitate Firle Sewage Works. The investigative team comprised of four councillors and three external experts — an engineer, a lawyer and an accountant. Last …

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Govt probes hippos poisoning

Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent GOVERNMENT has launched an investigation into a suspected poisoning of hippos in Binga close to the Zambezi River. Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri confirmed the development last week. Reports suggest that at least eight hippos were killed in a fortnight. There are also indications that …

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