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Quartet’s Reign of Terror Ends

A four-man gang that had unleashed a reign of terror in Harare, robbing unsuspecting commuters of their cash and valuables, has been rearrested on six more armed robbery charges. More charges are expected as more complainants are surfacing. Two brothers — Confess and Russell Samkange — Leo Baureni and Tinashe …

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We Are All At Risk of Covid-19

Calling Harare the epicentre of Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 infections should neither give comfort, excuses for laxity in other centres nor should it unduly depress the people who live in Harare, Chitungwiza, Epworth and Ruwa that they are somehow singled out for suffering. For a start, if you get ill it does …

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State Acts On Armyworm

Chemicals to fight the African armyworm are available and some have already been dispatched to areas at high risk of outbreaks, the Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection Services Institute (PQPPSI) has said. The institute said farmers must continue scouting for pests to reduce losses. PQPPSI has so far dispatched Carbaryl …

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Govt Warns On Flooded Rivers

Government yesterday warned people against crossing flooded rivers following a number of incidents of people being swept away or marooned. In a statement, Local Government and Public Works Acting Minister Dr Jenfan Muswere implored citizens to be cautions and exercise patience by avoiding crossing flooded rivers. “I would like to …

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Govt Confident in Covid-19 Fight

More than 50 people were last week slapped with heavy fines of up to $9 000 each for flouting Covid-19 control regulations. Those who indicated that they could not raise the fines risked being jailed for two months resulting in most of them imploring relatives to raise the monies. Out …

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6 Feared Dead As Car Is Swept By River

Six people, including the driver, are feared dead after a Toyota Hilux double cab vehicle was swept off a flooded bridge on Gweru River along the Gweru-Matobo Road yesterday morning. By last night, the Gweru District Civil Protection Unit (CPU) and the police sub-aqua unit were still searching for the …

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Govt Bans Movement of Dead Bodies

With immediate effect, people who die will be buried in towns or areas in which they would have died and there will be no body-viewing, Government has said. Police have since been ordered to block any movement of corpses. Government announced the measures last night as 978 new cases and …

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Harare Backs Health Ban On Vendors, Kombis

Harare City Council has said it supports central Government’s efforts to ensure compliance with health protocols and urged those breaking the law to put the health of fellow citizens ahead of monetary gains. Acting Mayor Councillor Stewart Mutizwa said council would crackdown on unlicensed commuter omnibus operators evading law enforcement …

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Zim Gold Deliveries Tumble 31 Percent

ZIMBABWE’S gold deliveries continued to decline in 2020 dropping by 31 percent to 19,052 tonnes due to a host of reasons including smuggling and subdued performance by producers in the sector. Official figures from Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR)– Zimbabwe’s exclusive buyer of gold, show that deliveries declined to 19,052 …

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Parliament Stalls Devolution Agenda

The delay by Senate in passing the Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 2) that would have given credence to the establishment of provincial councils has stalled Government efforts to speedily implement its devolution agenda in full. Implementation of the devolution agenda is part of Government’s economic blueprint, the National Development Strategy …

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