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MSU student wins Anzisha Fellowship Africa award

BY DARLINGTON MWASHITA A 21-YEAR-OLD Midlands State University (MSU) student, Marvellous Nyongoro, has been nominated as one of the top 20 budding entrepreneurs by the Anzisha Fellowship Africa. Nyongoro is an accounting student at MSU and is doing industrial attachment at the university. He founded The Housing Hub which is …

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‘Underfunding derails justice delivery system’

BY RICHARD MUPONDE SHORTAGE of money to pay for the expenses of witnesses in criminal cases at courts in Matabeleland has affected the smooth running of the courts as some unpaid witnesses fail to come back to testify, leading to delays in finalising some matters. The phenomena is said to …

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Police quash Nust protest

BY PRAISEMORE SITHOLE Anti-riot police on Monday stopped a National University of Science and Technology students protest and picked up their representatives for questioning. Nust’s Bulawayo campus students were protesting over lecturers who have not been reporting for duty after they downed tools two weeks ago citing incapacitation. “Lecturers have …

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‘Power outages cripple mining sector’

BY VENERANDA LANGA CHAMBER of Mines chief executive Isaac Kwesu yesterday said the high cost of electricity coupled with massive power outages will drastically affect output and growth in the mining sector. Kwesi made the remarks while appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines where he was contributing towards …

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Local Govt ministry bids for $7 billion in 2020 budget

BY RUTENDO MATANHIKE The Local Government ministry is bidding for $7 billion in next year’s national budget, acting permanent secretary Joseph Mhakayakora told Parliament yesterday. Mhakayakora told the Rutendo Chikukwa-chaired Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing that the ministry had eight programmes among them policy …

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Arrest warrant issued against Khumalo

BY CRAIG MOYO BULAWAYO magistrate Tinashe Tashaya yesterday issued an administrative warrant against MDC chairperson Thabitha Khumalo for failing to show up in court yesterday. Khumalo (58), senator Helen Zivira Mpofu (44), Tendai Masotsha (45), Elliot Mujeri (34), Tinashe Matimbura (28), Meliqiniso Sithole (42) and Shelton Tembo (35) were supposed …

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Pressure piles over missing doctor

BY FARAI MATIASHE The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) has called on the government to guarantee the safety and security of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Peter Magombeyi, who was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents on Saturday night and to ensure his immediate release. Magombeyi, …

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ZCTU Midlands remembers 2006 torture victims

BY BRENNA MATENDERE Workers union leaders yesterday condemned the continued brutalisation of workers by alleged State security agents and failure by government to acknowledge and decisively deal with grievances raised by employees. Speaking at the belated Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Midlands chapter September 13 commemorations — where the labour …

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Mugabe’s son-in-law acquitted

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE The late former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore has been acquitted at the Harare Magistrate’s Court after a High Court judge threw away the lower court’s verdict to dismiss his application for discharge at the close of the State’s case. Chikore, who was ZimAirways chief executive …

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We are being framed — Vic Falls ex-mayor

BY SILAS NKALA FORMER Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu and his two accomplices, who are facing charges of illegal possession of ivory, on Monday told the court that they were being framed. Mpofu (42), Milton Sibindi (47) and Phathiso Sibanda (49) from Mkosana suburb, represented by Thulani Nkala, denied the …

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