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Mvurwi residents blast town council

By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE MVURWI residents have blasted their local authority for failing to act on an illegal tin shack that was allegedly erected by town secretary Sheri Nyakudya’s son in the town centre in December last year. Residents association’s representative, Emmanuel Nkambala blasted the town secretary for nepotism because similar …

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‘No to maternity fees’

BY PATRICIA SIBANDA GOVERNMENT has been challenged to reverse its decision to re-introduce maternity fees if the country hopes to eliminate the current high maternal mortality rate. Government announced that it was re-introducing maternity fees after they were scrapped following calls by women’s groups and politicians a few years ago. …

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Zivhu presidential rice still missing

BY RICHARD MUPONDE THE first consignment of 15 tonnes of rice donated under the presidential food aid scheme to benefit Chivi South villagers in Masvingo is reportedly still missing although the local MP Killer Zivhu has received the second consignment which he distributed in his constituency on Friday last week. …

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Ndebele king backs Ndiweni

BY SILAS NKALA SOUTH AFRICA-BASED Ndebele King Bulelani Colin Khumalo has urged people in Matabeleland to rally behind the dethroned Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni after the government recently stripped him of his traditional leadership position citing unprocedural installation. Khumalo’s remarks came at a time Ndiweni has filed an application at …

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Serial rapist, robber jailed effective 23 years

BY STEPHEN CHADENGA A 35-year-old Harare man who terrorised women in and around Kwekwe by robbing and raping them was last Friday jailed to an effective 23 years and six months after being convicted on three counts of unlawful entry, robbery and rape. Gweru regional margistrate Pathekile Msipa initially sentenced …

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