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SA endorses Mzembi UNWTO bid

SOUTH Africa has become the latest country to throw its weight behind the bid by Zimbabwe`s tourism minister Walter Mzembi to land the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Secretary General post. Mzembi has already received the backing of the African Union and the Southern African Development Committee (SADC). The Minister, …

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MDC-T: We have Plan B if Mugabe refuses to go next year

THE opposition MDC-T party is ready for elections whenever President Robert Mugabe chooses to call them, and ready too with Plan B if the veteran leader dares defy the will of Zimbabweans again. This was said by the party’s elected vice president Thokozani Khupe while addressing supporters in the United …

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I will not accept defeat next year: Tsvangirai

OPPOSTION MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai says he will not accept any election outcome which is not a victory for party. The country’s largest opposition to emerge since independence in 1980, the MDC-T has been troubling President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF since its formation in 1999. In the 2008 elections, Tsvangirai defeated …

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Massive stands scandal unearthed in Chitungwiza

Councillors and some staff of Chitungwiza Municipality identified land and allocated themselves for free or for as little as US$200 before reselling the stands for US$5 000 and above, an audit has revealed. The human resource manager Mary Mukonyora Rashamira got 84 stands while other councilors such as Chibvongodze and …

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ZCTU May Day celebrations turn political

Workers’ Day celebrations organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in Harare today turned out to be a political rally disguised as a May Day gathering. May Day is a special day set aside to recognise the importance of workers in the economic template of any country. However, …

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Nera to toyi-toyi over BVR security

HARARE – A fresh row has erupted over the contentious matter of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits — with opposition parties now planning protests to force the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to guarantee the security of data gathered during voter registration exercises. This comes as Zec has just completed the …

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Zim steps up rights activists arrests

HARARE – President Robert Mugabe’s government has escalated its clampdown on human rights defenders, with police arresting more of the activists in 2016, compared to the previous year, a latest Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) report has revealed. In its recently released 2016 annual study, the rights lawyers said …

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Armed robbers terrorise Zim

HARARE – Police have warned both businesses and members of the public to be wary of gangs of armed robbers who have mounted a spate of heists, particularly in and around Harare — in a new crime wave that is targeting companies and homesteads. The warning comes as the dangerous …

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Gumbura wives porn case in new twis

HARARE – A lawyer representing jailed rapist Robert Martin Gumbura’s wives in an alleged pornography possession case has slammed the State for infringing on her clients’ rights by keeping them on remand for more than three years. The women — including the cleric’s congregants — Choice Neganye, 32, Amadeus Mutakwa, …

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Clearing World Bank arrears irresponsible: Biti

HARARE – Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa’s planned move to pay $1,1 billion towards settling Zimbabwe’s World Bank dues is “criminally irresponsible and treasonous”, former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said. He said the intended payment will be made on the back of a moribund economy characterised by massive deindustrialisation, absent …

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