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Three Drown in Canoe Incident

Three people were swept away and drowned last Wednesday when a makeshift canoe they were using to cross Munyati River capsized. Midlands provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Emmanuel Mahoko yesterday said their bodies have since been retrieved and their next of kin notified. Robert Mapfumo (30), Calisto Ruvazhe (32) and Kenneth …

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Zim Braces for Locusts Threat

Resources have been mobilised to minimise the effects of any invasion of the African migratory locust from Botswana and Namibia where outbreaks have been reported. Shingirai Nyamutukwa, head of the Plant Quarantine and Plant Protection Research Services Institute yesterday said there was an alert following reports of a new round …

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UK-Africa Conference to Boost Zim Industry

When President Mnangagwa announced on November 24, 2017 that Zimbabwe would pursue an engagement and re-engagement drive to establish and re-establish good relations with all countries of the world, many people thought it was empty talk. But the President said his administration would “hit the ground running”, and indeed, no …

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Covid-19 Hits Rural Communities

The second wave of Covid-19 has impacted rural communities, which were previously seen as safe havens, with many positive cases and deaths reported since the beginning of the year. Most rural areas have reported cases of Covid-19, especially those sharing borders with neighbouring countries. Mashonaland West province, which recorded 20 …

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Chisango in Bail Application

Suspended Harare City Council town clerk Hosiah Chisango is today expected in court for his bail application on charges of criminal abuse of office involving his direct control of the council’s security division and appointing a chief security officer. Chisango initially appeared in court on Friday and was remanded in …

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War Vets Mourn Veteran Nationalist Mudzi

Liberation war fighters yesterday mourned Cde Mukudzei Mudzi (94)who died on Saturday, describing him as a militant patriot committed to the freedom of the country. This comes as Masvingo Province has initiated the process to approach the national leadership over his hero status. He, together with former Zanu PF Politburo …

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Youth Leader Ruwizhu Buried

Zanu-PF provincial Youth League chairperson, Cde Lens Fernando Ruwizhu, is one of the few youths to be accorded hero status, and Mashonaland Central province yesterday thanked President Mnangagwa for declaring him a provincial hero. Cde Ruwizhu (39) died on Friday after a short illness. He was described as a hardworking, …

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Warriors Coach Still Hopeful Despite Cameroon Loss

WARRIORS coach Zdravko Logarusic has backed his charges to bounce back from the disappointment of their loss to Cameroon in the opening match of the 2021 African Nations Championships (CHAN) as he braces for the second Group A clash against Burkina Faso Wednesday. Despite frustrating their more fancied opponents for …

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Covid-19 – Artists Need Plan B to Survive

Whether you are Beyonce, Koffi Olomide, Davido, Rachel J, Alick Macheso, Thomas Mapfumo, Cassper Nyovest or Zodwa WaBantu, the fact remains that Covid-19 is real. As an artist, one needs plan B to survive. Gone are the days when one filled up venues with fans. Gone are the days of …

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