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No to Subversion – Mnangagwa Dismisses Elections ‘Sabbath’

By Leopold Munhende President Emmerson Mnangagwa has refused to entertain talk of a seven year election Sabbath suggested by the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD), arguing his electoral victory last year was free, transparent and credible. Mnangagwa, whose election victory continues to be dismissed by the country’s main opposition …

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Reduced Fuel Imports Saves Zim $102 Million

By Alois Vinga ZIMBABWE’s fuel import bill has gone down by US$102 million, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has said in its latest monthly review. The reduction according to the central bank signifies the commodity’s reduced consumption attributed to a sharp decline in fuel. “Merchandise imports registered a decline of …

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Scores expected to throng PE talent-scouting programme

Sports Reporter SCORES of footballers, driven by the ambition to probably trace the footsteps of Marvelous Nakamba, are expected to converge at Prince Edward School this morning. It’s the first of two days of an ambitious scouting mission by an international cast of scouts. Dubbed “The World’s Biggest Scouting Event”, …

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Mupfumira Woes Mount, Ex-Minister Ejected From Politburo Meeting

Embattled former Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira was Wednesday ejected from a Zanu PF extra-ordinary politburo meeting in her latest episode of political fortunes. Mupfumira was the first cabinet minister to be sacked for corruption under the Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration. According to State media, Mupfumira arrived before the start of …

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Mugodhi church leader dies

By Everson Mushava Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church leader Bishop Tefius Mugodhi has died. He was 79. Mugodhi succumbed to cancer at a private hospital in Harare on Monday, his spokesperson Benjamin Mungiriya confirmed. “There are some outreach programmes being conducted countrywide to apprise the church members on the leadership wrangle. …

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New notes being printed

BY VENERANDA LANGA / FIDELITY MHLANGA NEW bank notes will be introduced into the market in a few months’ time to ease the current serious shortage of cash in the country, a Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) official has revealed. RBZ deputy director for finance and markets, William Manimanzi, disclosed …

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Vic Falls water crisis needs urgent solution

BY RICHARD MUPONDE TO avert a cholera outbreak, Victoria Falls safari and tourism operators have called for a holistic approach in solving the resort town’s water problems which have seen residents going for weeks without water. The water crisis has been attributed to intermittent load-shedding and failure by the town …

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‘HSB in doctors’ salary payment boob’

By Phyllis Mbanje In what could be a major bungling on the part of the Health Services Board (HSB), some striking medical doctors were paid their salaries despite being absent from duty since last month while many did not get the salaries. Yesterday, doctors at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals confronted …

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Journalists propose media fund

By Tatenda Chitagu Masvingo journalists have requested the government to establish a Zimbabwe Media Fund that will help media upstarts as well as bail out struggling media houses to create diversity and plurality. The call came yesterday during a Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) Bill public hearing conducted by the Information …

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Harare Mulls New Tax for Businesses

By Blessings Chidakwa MDC — Alliance-run Harare City Council is mulling a new tax under which all registered businesses in the capital will contribute a certain percentage for capital development. In a tacit admission that council has failed to transform the city, council bosses want Government to fund infrastructure development, …

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