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Zinwa gets nod to establish own worker’s union

BY CHARLES LAITON The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has thwarted a move by the Zimbabwe Energy Workers Union (Zewu) to compel it to remain affiliated to the power utility’s workers’ union. High Court judge Justice Owen Tagu dismissed an application filed by Zewu with costs on a higher scale …

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Veld fire lands pair in court

By Simbarashe Sithole TWO Bindura men were brought to court recently after they allegedly failed to control a veld fire they had started which destroyed irrigation pipes and a sugarcane plantation. The value of the destroyed property is $6 263. Leeroy (29) and Kundai Jero (24), of Frinton Farm, Bindura …

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TelOne girls mentorship programme yields fruit

BY RUTENDO MATANHIKE A TELONE-SPONSORED girls mentorship programme dubbed “Queen Makers” has empowered young girls at Harare and Domboramwari High schools with life skills. Speaking during the beneficiaries’ graduation ceremony on Wednesday, TelOne managing director Chipo Mtasa urged the girls to use the acquired skills to develop their chosen professions. …

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Women Affairs ministry in $1,2m telephone debt

BY VENERANDA LANGA THE WOMEN Affairs Ministry is struggling to pay a $1,2 million telephone debt due to inadequate budgetary funding. This was revealed in Parliament yesterday by secretary in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Rudo Chitiga when she appeared before the Chido Madiwa-led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Women Affairs …

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‘Heads should roll at Parirenyatwa’

BY Phyllis Mbanje Health watchdogs have called for thorough investigations into the recent death of a woman during labour at Parirenyatwa Hospital amid allegations that she was left unattended for too long. Sharon Munyonho’s body was found in a grisly state with the baby stuck between her legs. “There is …

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3 nabbed over counterfeit fuel coupons

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA Police in Mutoko have arrested three men who allegedly sold fake Petrotrade Service Station fuel coupons worth $22 000 to unsuspecting motorists in Mutoko. Following the arrest, the police discovered more counterfeit coupons worth $55 000 at the accused’s house in Chitungwiza. Edwin Katsande (27), Beloved Areshu …

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Police need riot control training: ZPP

BY SILAS NKALA THE Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has called on government to implement recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the August 1, 2018 politically-motivated violence by ensuring police officers are properly trained to deal with riots. In 2018, following the fatal shooting of six protesters by soldiers on …

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BCC scales up water disconnections

BY PATRICIA SIBANDA THE cash-strapped Bulawayo City Council (BCC) says it will this weekend embark on another round of water disconnections on defaulting ratepayers. Two weeks ago, BCC disconnected residents in wards 3, 20, 22, 23 and 24. All the wards are in Nkulumane suburb and ward 3 encompasses Hume …

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Council officials off to Durban

BY NQOBANI NDLOVU BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is set to showcase at South Africa’s annual Durban Business Fair as the local authority seeks to woo investment to the city once termed the industrial hub of the country. Bulawayo has suffered de-industrialisation over the years as companies downsised operations, relocated or …

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Wildlife activists send SOS to save animals

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI AS the El Nino-induced drought continues taking its toll on people in Zimbabwe, with wildlife reportedly in grave danger, there is critical water and pasture shortages in game parks, prompting animal lovers to call for an urgent intervention. The southern African nation did not receive adequate rainfall …

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