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Pressure piles over missing doctor

BY FARAI MATIASHE The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) has called on the government to guarantee the safety and security of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Peter Magombeyi, who was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents on Saturday night and to ensure his immediate release. Magombeyi, …

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ZCTU Midlands remembers 2006 torture victims

BY BRENNA MATENDERE Workers union leaders yesterday condemned the continued brutalisation of workers by alleged State security agents and failure by government to acknowledge and decisively deal with grievances raised by employees. Speaking at the belated Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Midlands chapter September 13 commemorations — where the labour …

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Mugabe’s son-in-law acquitted

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE The late former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore has been acquitted at the Harare Magistrate’s Court after a High Court judge threw away the lower court’s verdict to dismiss his application for discharge at the close of the State’s case. Chikore, who was ZimAirways chief executive …

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We are being framed — Vic Falls ex-mayor

BY SILAS NKALA FORMER Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu and his two accomplices, who are facing charges of illegal possession of ivory, on Monday told the court that they were being framed. Mpofu (42), Milton Sibindi (47) and Phathiso Sibanda (49) from Mkosana suburb, represented by Thulani Nkala, denied the …

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Zanu PF moves to seal Zivhu’s fate

BY Farai Matiashe Zanu PF Masvingo provincial executive is moving to seal the fate of embattled Chivi South MP Killer Zivhu, despite the party’s national disciplinary committee, headed by chairperson Oppah Muchinguri still to hear his appeal against expulsion. Members of the provincial executive, headed by commissar Jevas Masosota yesterday …

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Xtra Large Heads for Split

By Rebecca Kabaya Urban Grooves outfit Xtra Large could be headed for an acrimonious separation after one member of the duo announced a split that shocked his partner. Norman Manuwere took to his Facebook page yesterday to announce that they were going separate ways, but his partner Jimmy Mangezi expressed …

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High Court Judges Blast Lower Courts Prosecutors

TWO High Court judges yesterday blasted prosecutors from the lower courts, saying they lacked enthusiasm and determination in their approach to legal matters, resulting in convicted persons being acquitted on appeal. Justices Maxwell Takuva and Thompson Mabhikwa took turns to berate prosecutors in the magistrates’ courts, saying they lacked a …

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VP Mohadi to Open Science, Arts Festival

By Charmaine Brown Vice President Kembo Mohadi is expected to officially open the second edition of the National Annual Science, Sport and Arts Festival (NASSAF) in Bulawayo on Friday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said yesterday. NASSAF is meant to showcase products of the new curriculum. It …

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WHO Warns of Dangerous Measles Comeback

ZIMBABWE will next week hold a national measles-rubella vaccination campaign for children under the age of five, following a “dangerous” measles comeback, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed. Vitamin A supplementation will also be administered to children during the campaign. In a report, WHO said the vaccinations and Vitamin …

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