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Killer Doctor’s Wife Speaks On ‘Fits of Rage’

Chiredzi medical doctor William Phiri had a history of inexplicable fits of rage and complained of “unwellness” prior to allegedly killing his two children and injuring two others and himself on Sunday, his wife suggested yesterday. The wife, Ms Loice Chakauya, however, feels her husband needed mental examination as his …

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Govt Warns Defiant Businesses, Errant Cops

Businesses violating Covid-19 mitigatory measures risk losing their licences, while police officers who do not discharge their duties correctly will be punished as the Government activates its systems in response to the deadly pandemic. Besides losing licences, the business owners will be prosecuted and will have to account for their …

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Warrant of Arrest for Self-Styled Prophet

Harare Magistrate Mrs Victoria Mashamba has issued a warrant of arrest against self-styled prophet for failing to restitute $3 100 and R46 000 he allegedly stole from his client. Steven Mururi was convicted of unlawful entry and theft and was sentenced to perform 420 hours of community service at Kuwadzana …

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Modalities for Exams Tweaked

Authorities have put in place adequate measures to cater for public examination candidates affected by transport challenges without compromising the credibility of the system by allowing latecomers to write in a secure room. Those who arrive at their centres late, but before the conclusion of the exam, when other candidates …

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President Speaks On Us, Congratulates Biden

President Mnangagwa has condemned the storming of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters on Wednesday, adding that Washington was failing to uphold the democracy it demands of other nations and that it had lost the high moral ground to punish others. Supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump violently invaded …

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Zanu-PF, MDC-T to Share $100m

Only Zanu PF and MDC-T will share the $100 million allocated in the 2021 National Budget under the Political Parties Finance Act as all other parties failed to get at least five percent of the constituency votes in the 2018 election. The $25 million budget of last year was quadrupled …

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Masvingo Greenbelt Assessment Project Complete

Preliminary work on the development of a 3 000 hectare greenbelt earmarked for Masvingo East commercial farming heartland by Government, has started with assessment of land for the project now complete. The planned greenbelt will stretch from east of Pokoteke River to the Ripling Waters area in Bikita and will …

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Ex-Midlands Minister’s Freedom Bid Dismissed

JAILED former Midlands Provincial Affairs Minister Jason Machaya had his application for bail pending appeal against conviction and sentence dismissed by the High Court while his accomplice, provincial planning officer Chaisayanyerwa Chibururu was released on $50 000 bail. Machaya (68) and Chibururu (50) were last year in September each sentenced …

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Health Time Bomb At Crowded Chitungwiza Boreholes

Chitungwiza residents yesterday expressed concern over persistent water shortages, resulting in them turning to boreholes where there are long queues and no social distancing. The town has less than 200 functional boreholes to serve the growing pollution estimated at over one million people. Chitungwiza Residents Trust Director Mrs Alice Kuvheya …

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Zim, UK Set for Trade Boost

Britain is keen to increase trade with Zimbabwe now that it is free of the European Union (EU) and can make deals around the world outside the framework of the bloc. Responding to questions on the implications of Brexit, and the final arrangements that came into force at the beginning …

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