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Zanu PF scales up conference preps

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA ZANU PF in Mashonaland East province has shifted focus towards scaling up preparations for the forthcoming annual conference after a by-election victory in Hwedza at the weekend. The party’s candidate Shorai Manjeya came out tops after garnering 875 votes against MDC Alliance’s Vincent Taderera who scored 65 …

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Zinara fatcats in tollgates scam

BY MOSES MATENGA A FRESH storm has hit the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) after the parastatal proposed to award a million-dollar deal to its perennial contractor Univern, a deal seen as a corrupt way to award political cronies, it has emerged. This came as Zinara has fired 30 tollgate …

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Chombo declares war on corruption

BY MOSES MATENGA NEWLY-APPOINTED Local Government deputy minister Marian Chombo says she has put all her political setbacks behind and will focus on the key mandate assigned to her to eradicate corruption in local authorities. Chombo was in the political wilderness for long during the reign of the late former …

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3 000 Cyclone Idai survivors get IDs

BY KENNETH NYANGANI UNITED Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Zimbabwe representative Shana Kaninda yesterday said they had issued almost 3 000 documents to Cyclone Idai survivors in Chimanimani. This was made possible with the government’s assistance. Thousands of people lost national documents in the tropical storm-induced floods which hit …

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Bosso, GameCocks release Dube, Antipas

BY FORTUNE MBELE Highlanders and Chicken Inn yesterday agreed to release Prince Dube and Joey Antipas, respectively, to the Warriors after initially threatening to hold on to them until after their league games tomorrow. This would have seen the Warriors coach, Antipas, only working with the team a day before …

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Warren Park clinic shuts down as council nurses continue strike

By Ruvimbo Muchenje WARREN Park Polyclinic has effectively shut down following the industrial action by City of Harare nurses on November 4, leaving mainly expecting women and infants in need of vaccination in dire straits, NewsDay can reveal. NewsDay yesterday observed that the clinic, which is usually a hive of …

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We are here to further Zanu PF interests: New minister

BY BLESSED MHLANGA NEWLY-APPOINTED minister of the new Ministry of National Housing and Social Amenities, Daniel Garwe, said his ministry will push to fulfil the interests and manifestos set by Zanu PF ahead of the 2018 general elections. Speaking soon after his swearing in at State House along with Information …

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Doctors’ absence prolongs patients’ suffering

BY VANESSA GONYE ORDINARY citizens whose pockets are not deep enough to afford private medical care continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing stand-off between medical doctors — who have been on industrial action for over two months now — and government. People with various ailments are gambling with …

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Gweru forex dealer acquitted

BY STEPHEN CHADENGA A 35-YEAR-OLD Gweru man was last week acquitted on charges of illegally dealing in foreign currency. Paradzanai Hamanu of Mkoba 11 appeared before magistrate Edwin Marecha facing a charge of illegally dealing in foreign currency. Allegations were that Hamanu was seen by detectives holding wads of bond …

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Mafikizolo Promoter Fails to Pay Local Artistes

By Nyore Madzianike Organisers of the flopped Mafikizolo Back in Town Concert held on Friday at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) in Harare are being accused of failing to pay local supporting acts their full performance fees. The failure to make the full payments led to some of the …

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