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MSU wins innovation award

Midlands State University (MSU) has won an enterprise innovation award after beating other local tertiary institutions at the 2018 business leadership and enterprise competitiveness summit held in Harare recently. By Stephen Chadenga MSU received the award in the education and training category at the business summit hosted by Mtilikwe Financial …

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Cops in nasty brawl over gold mine security

A HARARE magistrate has issued warrants of arrest for two police officers after they allegedly failed to appear in court for the trial of their Marondera colleagues, who allegedly unleashed dogs on them during a fight over rights to guard Cynthian Gold Mine in Goromonzi. BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE Assistant Inspector …

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Zacc tackles graft in classrooms

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has revealed that they will be conducting investigations in education sector following multiple examination leakages. By Nokuthaba Dlamini The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council suspended results for a number of 2017 “O” Level students over cheating allegations after a number of November exam papers were leaked. …

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US tax fraud fugitive nabbed in Chiredzi

ONE of the fugitives wanted by Zimbabwe police for allegedly swindling the American government of over $7m in tax fraud has been arrested in Chiredzi. Newzimbabwe.com Andrew Tashanduka Bere was nabbed barely 24 hours after the ZRP launched a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the United States for the …

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Mangoma opens up on Tsvangirai tiff

COALITION of Democrats (Code) presidential candidate, Elton Mangoma, has opened up on his tiff with the late MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, saying they differed on matters of principle. by VENERANDA LANGA Mangoma told NewsDay yesterday that despite their differences, he had remained in touch with Tsvangirai and even visited him …

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Police set up election command unit for poll-related violence

POLICE have set up an election command unit to tackle election-related violence cases ahead of this year’s polls, a senior police officer has said. by XOLISANI NCUBE Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the development at a media training workshop in Harare, yesterday. “The Commissioner-General of Police Godwin …

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‘Report chiefs who tell subjects who to vote for’

THE Chiefs’ Council has urged civic society organisations to report traditional leaders who force their subjects to vote for particular political parties and individuals. A report by the Fortune Chasi led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice made the disclosure in response to an Elections Resource Centre (ERC) petition to Parliament …

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Govt seeks partners to construct over 2 000 schools

PRIMARY and Secondary Education minister, Paul Mavima yesterday said the government is looking for potential partners to construct 2 056 schools. BY WINSTONE ANTONIO Officially launching the CBZ schools debate championship in Harare, Mavima said the government also wanted to improve infrastructure at the existing schools throughout the country. “CBZ, …

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‘Long distances hinder voter registration in rural areas’

RURAL Communities Empowerment Trust (Rucet) has said long distances to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) provincial registration offices are hindering thousands of would-be voters from registering ahead of polls. BY SILAS NKALA Rucet programmes and information officer, Nkosini Khupe said most people from rural communities in Matabeleland North province still wanted …

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Dabengwa launches Zapu manifesto

ZAPU president, Dumiso Dabengwa (pictured) on Tuesday launched his party’s election manifesto, with devolution of power and fight against corruption topping the list of priorities. By NQOBANI NDLOVU Dabengwa argued economic turnaround efforts can only be successful if there was zero tolerance to corruption, adding devolution of power was also …

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