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Byo ratepayers urged to participate in consultative meetings

THE MDC Alliance and Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association have challenged ratepayers to take part in consultative meetings for the local authority’s 2019 budget that will run next week for their input to be captured. BY SILAS NKALA “We urge Bulawayo residents and all key stakeholders to be proactive by attending …

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Ngezi Platinum cut gap

NGEZI Platinum Stars boosted their chances of clinching the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League title, following a professional job over Caps United at the Baobab Stadium in Mhondoro-Ngezi yesterday. BY HENRY MHARA IN NGEZI James Ngulube A third-minute goal by Donald Teguru put the home side on their way, before …

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DeMbare drowning

BY TAWANDA TAFIRENYIKA Dynamos coach Lloyd Mutasa Dynamos went into their Castle Lager Premier Soccer League tie against Bulawayo Chiefs two points above the relegation zone, but despite picking up a point, they ended the day just a point above the drop zone despite climbing one place up the ladder. …

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Mnangagwa’s commission on military killings challenged

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of a seven-member commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that led to the killing of seven civilians in Harare by members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) on August 1, 2018 has been challenged. BY CHARLES LAITON On August 29, Mnangagwa appointed a commission, led …

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Forecast drought: ED engages experts

Felex Share Senior Reporter President Mnangagwa yesterday met International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) director-general Dr Martin Kropff with whom he discussed ways of enhancing agricultural productivity in the face of erratic rains expected in the 2018-19 farming season. CIMMYT, a research and training institution head-quartered in Mexico, is …

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Harare basketball league to kickoff on Sept 22

The Harare Basketball Association (HBA) has finally pencilled the commencement of the 2018/19 season to September 22 following a meeting with the clubs representatives over the weekend. BY GARISH PHIRI The league commencement had been stalled by a number of squabbles, but common ground was reached at the weekend. HBA …

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Alderman Sibanda laid to rest

BULAWAYO’S Alderman Alexius Mackson Sibanda, who died last Friday, was laid to rest at Lady Stanley Cemetery yesterday. BY TALENT GUMPO Some of the Aldermen and council officials follow proceedings at Alderman Alexius Mackson Sibanda’s funeral procession at Amphitheatre in Bulawayo yesterday The late Alderman served as councillor at the …

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War veterans shelve anti-Mugabe demo

WAR veterans have put on hold plans to demonstrate against former President Robert Mugabe, demanding that the re-naming of the country’s foremost international airport after him be reversed. BY RICHARD CHIDZA Formerly Harare International Airport, but renamed after the former Zanu PF leader just before the military intervention that triggered …

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Chombo sued over $44k farm water bill

FORMER Finance minister Ignatius Chombo has been taken to court by the Lower Manyame Sub-Catchment Council over an outstanding $44 000 water bill at his farm in Rafingora. BY CHARLES LAITON According to the court papers, Manyame Sub-Catchment Council’s statutory obligation in terms of Water Act includes the granting of …

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Zim not white man’s burden

We are on the edge of an epoch in Zimbabwe. echoes: CONWAY TUTANI The nation could experience a new normal, so to speak, as the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has only a matter of days to validate President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa’s win, as announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission following the just-held …

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