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Maid jailed for infecting employer’s child with HIV

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE A 40-year-old maid employed by a Harare family was on Wednesday sentenced to 30 years in prison for indecent sexual assault after she forced herself on her employer’s 10-year-old son and deliberately infected him with a sexually transmitted infection. The maid pleaded guilty to the charge when …

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Parly concerned over timber plunder

BY VENERANDA LANGA PARLIAMENT has expressed concern over the mass destruction of forests and timber plantations, where 10 000 hectares of timber are said to have been destroyed between July last year and to date. “It is disturbing that as from July 2018 to date, 10 000 hectares of timber …

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Gold deliveries to Fidelity reach record 33,3 tonnes

Blessings Chidakwa in Kadoma GOLD deliveries to Fidelity Printers and Refiners reached a record 33,3 tonnes in 2018, surpassing the 27 tonnes produced in 1999. The increase has been attributed to measures taken by Government, including curbing leakages. Government has also introduced a number of programmes to promote gold mining, …

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Massive support for national clean-up campaign

Princess Ncube Business Reporter The Peoples Own Savings Bank, the Judicial Services Commission and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s subsidiary Homelink, last week joined Zimbabweans in the national clean-up campaign. President Mnangagwa launched the national clean up on December 5 last year and will be conducted on the first week …

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Chimanimani teacher rapes pupil

BY RICHARD MUPONDE A 54-YEAR-OLD Chimanimani primary school teacher has appeared in court for raping a Grade 5 pupil before giving her sachets of jolly juice powder to buy her silence. The accused, who is represented by Langton Mhungu of Mhungu and Associates, last week appeared before Chipinge magistrate Joshua …

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Beitbridge not prepared for disasters

BY REX MPHISA BEITBRIDGE residents have called on authorities to enhance the border town’s disaster preparedness after officials conceded that facilities were not up to scratch. Unless major improvements are done, the residents agreed in separate interviews, the lives of thousands of people and property valued at millions of dollars …

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Savage Saturday

BY FORTUNE MBELE FC Platinum are primed to launch an attack of some demonic intensity when they take on Horoya Athletic Club in a Group B match of the Caf Champions League at Barbourfields Stadium this afternoon. Norman Mapeza’s side go into this match still winless after two matches and …

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Churches call for an end to Zim sanctions

CHURCHES have added their voice to the call for the lifting of travel and trade sanctions imposed by the West, claiming the embargo was hurting Zimbabweans, mostly the poor who are more vulnerable rather than their intended targets. BY Everson Mushava The call was made by businessman Jimayi Muduvuri, who …

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BCC introduces 36-hour water-rationing

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has introduced a 36-hour water-rationing schedule citing low levels in the city’s reservoirs and supply dams, highlighting the acuteness of the water problems in Zimbabwe’s second biggest city. BY NQOBANI NDLOVU The local authority began implementing the day-and-a half water-rationing regime yesterday, a day after …

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