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Heroes Acre Burial for Matiza, Zimondi

The late Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza and former Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner General Major-General (Retired) Paradzai Zimondi were yesterday declared national heroes and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre at a date to be announced. Minister Matiza (60), who was also the …

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Zim Joins India, SA in Trade Waiver Efforts

Zimbabwe has joined South Africa, India and other countries in sponsoring the proposed waiver from certain provisions of the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement for the Prevention, Containment and Treatment of Covid-19. The waiver is aimed at fast-tracking local production to ensure equitable distribution and easy …

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U.S.$2,7m Heist – Rifle Supplier Arrested

A rifle owner appeared in court last week for supplying the firearm used in the heist of the almost US$2,8 million along Chinhoyi Road, after the suspects told him they wanted to use the gun for poaching and return it with some game meat. Tawanda Chikeya of Granary Phase 3, …

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Villagers in Soup for Acquiring Gun Without Licence

THREE Mutasa Central men were arrested after acquiring an SKS rifle without a licence. The trio, John Chari (60), Collen Maxin (36) and Tommy James Mapeto (66) appeared before Mutasa magistrate Artwell Sanyatwe facing charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm. Chari pleaded guilty while Mapeto and Maxin denied the charges …

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Political Violence Victims Blast Lethargic Peace Commission

REGINA Ndlovu remains ensnared in grief and betrayal, almost 13 years after her house was burnt down in 2008 by Zanu PF supporters in St Peters on the outskirts of Bulawayo. Ndlovu’s only crime was supporting the then Morgan Tsvangirai-led opposition MDC-T. She says the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission …

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Research Body Warns Govt e-Learning Not Working

GOVERNMENT’s electronic learning facilities have been a challenge for learners without access to technology, with unstable home environments and those bearing the brunt of Zimbabwe’s economic woes, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) has said. In its policy brief on the Covid-19 impact on learning in the country, titled “Access …

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Police Bash, Injure Award Winning Poet for Violating Curfew

AWARD WINNING Victoria Falls based poet Obert Dube says he fractured an arm and thigh and was left coughing blood after being assaulted by five police officers who accused him of loitering in violation of a government curfew against the spread of Covid-19. Dube, who is reigning 2020 Pan African …

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Zimbabwe: Abductions, Torture, Arbitrary Arrests Continued in 2020

An excerpt on Zimbabwe from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: Zimbabwe’s human rights situation continued to decline in 2020 under Emmerson Mnangagwa’s presidency. Unidentified assailants, suspected to be state security agents, abducted and tortured more than 70 critics of the government during 2020. Security forces also continued to commit arbitrary arrests, violent assaults, abductions, …

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Zimbabwe: Former Zimbabwe Prisons Boss Paradzai Zimondi Dies From Covid-19

Former Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner General Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi has died from Covid-19. He was 73. Zimondi was among former President Robert Mugabe’s close allies and constituted a group of service chiefs credited for keeping the late leader’s rein from fierce challenge by the opposition, His …

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