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15 Bills presented for debate

By Farirai Machivenyika The First Session of the Ninth Parliament is coming to an end with at least half of the 30 Bills set out in President Mnangagwa’s legislative agenda having been presented to the legislative assembly for debate. The President set out the legislative agenda that mainly focuses on …

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6 in court for assault, obstruction of justice

By Yeukai Karengezeka Six men from Chitungwiza appeared in court yesterday for allegedly assaulting and obstructing police officers who sought to arrest their colleague suspected to have bought a stolen cellphone. Spencer Machangara (30), Rueben Machangara (33), Patrick Machangara (25), Onward Machangara (25) Sean Chizhanje (21) and Shingirai Marufu (27), …

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Mushapaidze eyes US award

By Talent Gore Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze, said accepting criticism has paid dividends as it earned him nomination at the fifth edition of the African Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) to be held next month in New Jersey, United States of America. Mushapaidze was nominated for the Best African Talent- Artist …

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Council splashes $1,6m on trips

Blessings Chidakwa Municipal Correspondent Hamstrung Harare City Council has in the past three months spent a whopping $1,2 million on hotel expenses, travelling and out of pocket allowances, with an additional $432 000 already approved for forthcoming trips, The Herald can reveal. The overall expenditure for the local and foreign …

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Film Festival Cancelled

The Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust (ZIFFT) has announced the cancellation of its 21st edition of the festival which had been scheduled to run from September 14 to 21 under the theme “Owning Our Story”. In a statement, ZIFFT director Nigel Munyati said they took the unfortunate decision in response …

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Playing House With National Business Now Punishable

EDITORIAL The last two Parliamentary sessions have become a talking point by the majority over the lackadaisical approach of Parliamentarians towards national issues. Apart from the level of Parliamentary debates which Advocate Mudenda have since described as “appalling”, absenteeism has also been very high. Some Cabinet ministers have become renegades …

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Govt in PVOs audit exercise

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter Government has embarked on an audit of more than 700 Private Voluntary Organisations registered in the country, amid concerns that most of them have deviated from their mandate and are meddling in opposition politics. In an interview yesterday, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Deputy Minister …

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Parly delegation in Sweden for sanctions push

Herald Correspondent A five-member Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Advocate Jacob Mudenda is in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, to drum up support for the removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe as well as to convince potential investors here that the new administration in Harare is now open for business. This is …

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Ti Gonzi, Bazooker, Celeste for 2019 Shoko Festival

By Lemuel Chekai Popular South African comedienne Celeste Ntuli, local rapper Ti Gonzi, Zimdancehall sensation Bazooker are among a host of Southern Africa’s talent that will grace this year’s edition of Shoko Festival running between 27 and 29 September. Running under the theme Good Vibes Only in an attempt to …

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Housing director up for abuse of office

Tendai Rupapa Senior Reporter Chitungwiza Municipality director of housing Hazel Sithole yesterday appeared in court charged with criminal abuse of duty as a public officer. Sithole, in connivance with the municipality’s director of works David Duma, allegedly allocated a commercial stand worth over $30 000 to a local company, Metalhill …

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