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Britam Names Wairegi’s Replacement

Nairobi — Tavaziva Madzinga has been appointed as the new Managing Director Britam Holdings Plc Group as February 2021. Madzinga’s appointment followed an in-depth recruitment process which according to Britam spanned over two years. He takes over from Benson Irungu Wairegi who is set to retire as Britam boss by …

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Mahere Granted Bail

MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Mr Trynos Utahwashe. Mahere is being charged with publishing, through social media, false reports that a police officer beat to death a nine-month-old child in Harare and subsequently made statements that the State alleges were designed …

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Villagers Living in Fear of Landmines

Villagers in Buhera South are living in fear as landmines and other explosives buried by freedom fighters at different former bases during the liberation war, are being picked up by innocent children herding cattle, more than 40 years after independence. This comes barely three months after two boys (aged five) …

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Lawyers Denied Prison Access to Sikhala, Mahere, Chin’ono

Lawyers representing incarcerated journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, senior MDC Alliance officials, Fadzayi Mahere and Job Sikhala, were at the weekend denied access, by prison officials, to their clients detained at the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison. The trio is facing charges of publishing falsehoods after tweeting that an infant died on …

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Mahere Granted $10,000 Bail

MDC spokesperson Fadzai Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Trynos Utahwashe after spending an entire week behind bars. She is accused of publishing falsehoods in a case involving a woman whose child was erroneously reported to have been struck and killed by a baton wielding Harare …

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Three Bulawayo Men Arrested for Ivory Possession

Police in Bulawayo last week arrested three men after they were found in possession of five pieces of ivory. The three suspects, Leonard Murwira (48), Enock Mhlanga (62) and Pius Ntini (30) were arrested following a tip-off. Bulawayo police provincial spokesperson, Inspector Abednico Ncube said police officer on 14 January, …

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Diamond Exploration Promising in Chivi

Exploration for diamonds in Sese communal lands in Chivi by Murowa Diamond Company is promising, but inconclusive on whether the area has gems that can be commercially exploited. Murowa, now officially known as RZM Murowa (Pvt) Limited, has been combing for gems in Chivi for the past two years, as …

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Commuters Criticise Zupco Over 100 Percent Fee Hike

Commuters have described as “unsustainably exorbitant” the hiking of public bus fares by the Zimbabwe United Passengers Company (ZUPCO) from $16 to $30 for conventional buses and $32 to $60 for kombis. The new fares start this Monday, but passengers feel the fares were unaffordable for most of them. On …

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