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Editorial Comment – Don’t Chance Crossing Flooded Rivers

At least 13 people have been swept away and drowned as they try and cross flooded rivers in the past few days, despite continued warnings from everyone that this is highly dangerous. We had a pirate taxi carrying 10 people swept away in the Midlands, with three people drowning although …

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Gmb Pays Off Wheat Farmers

The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) has fully paid farmers who delivered wheat to its depots during the 2020-21 marketing season. Farmers delivered 157 000 tonnes of wheat this season, 3 000 tonnes shy of the targeted 160 000. This is an increase from the 60 641 tonnes that were delivered …

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UK Widens Travel Ban

THE United Kingdom (UK) has banned arrivals from Zimbabwe among several southern African countries, including the Seychelles and Mauritius as part of measures to contain the spread of the new South African strain of Covid-19. The British government said the new regulation was in response to new evidence showing an …

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Defiant Apostolic Sects Continue Gathering

Various Apostolic sects continue to meet for their services and other mid-week prayers in flagrant violation of a ban on religious and social gatherings for 30 days announced by Government almost a fortnight ago. Over the weekend, a number of sects across Harare met, although some had fewer numbers than …

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SA Closes Border to General Traffic

South Africa will close its borders to general passenger traffic for the next two weeks to contain the spread of a new strain of Covid-19. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the decision last night, while giving an update on the state of affairs concerning the containment of the pandemic. Under the …

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Family Abandons Search of Stashed Loot

THE FAMILY of a 20-year-old Chinhoyi girl, who last week claimed she was possessed by the spirit of her late father and dug up the yard and garden at the house where she said he had stashed his loot more than 13 years ago but found nothing, has abandoned the …

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Robbers Hijack Truck Laden With Cooking Oil

Four suspected armed robbers on Wednesday hijacked a Mutare-bound 30-tonne truck laden with 1 300 boxes of cooking oil worth over $4,7 million after pretending to be truck drivers on their way from Harare to Marondera. Three of the suspects Terrence Muzuva (43) of Mabvuku, Tendai Marufu (40) of Hatcliffe …

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Incessant Rains Destroy Roads

Heavy rains pounding most parts of the country have destroyed Makonde District’s road network, affecting the distribution of agricultural inputs in the process. Most roads in Makonde and Mhangura constituencies have become inaccessible. The roads were already in bad shape following years on non-maintenance by the Makonde Rural District Council, …

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Zanu-PF Intensifies Covid-19 Fight

The ruling Zanu PF has abandoned conventional political functions in line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in keeping with Level Four lockdown measures. The Government announced the lockdown measures beginning of this month to try …

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Another Prosecutor Under Probe

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has filed another complaint against public prosecutor, Mr Arthur Bosha, who last year consented bail for one of the three notorious armed robbers who operated with gang leader, Musa Taj Abdul. Musafare Mupamhanga and his co-accused Conwell Kasambarare and Spicer Takawira are believed to be …

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