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Zimbabwe: Violent Protesters Seek Discharge

By Fungai Lupande Seventy-four protesters who allegedly torched vending stalls at Copacabana Bus Terminus in Harare before looting shops and attacking the police in August last year, yesterday applied for discharge. The group, which includes Petros Sokole (39) and Paradzayi Manyara (39) is represented by lawyers Messrs Trust Maanda, Jeremiah …

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Zimbabwe: Cabinet Okays Civil Servants Cash Bonuses

Photo: Jerry Chifamba/AllAfrica (File photo). Felex Share — Cabinet has approved the payment of civil servants’ bonuses in cash and workers are guaranteed their 13th cheque beginning next month, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira has said. Government needs an additional $180 million to meet the 2016 …

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Zimbabwe: ZEC Sued Over $700k Debt

By Daniel Nemukuyu The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has been slapped with a $700 000 lawsuit over unpaid fees for vehicles hired for use during elections. CMED (Private) Limited, a wholly state-owned enterprise, hired out vehicles to ZEC and billed the commission $766 509 as hiring fees. ZEC did not pay …

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Zimbabwe: More Thumbs Down for Biometric Voting

Tendai Mugabe — Opposition political parties have added their voice to growing calls for the abandonment of biometric voter registration (BVR) amid concerns the system could be prone to manipulation by hostile nations and untenable due to the country’s low Internet penetration. Lawyers and academics were the first to raise …

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Zimbabwe: Masvingo Flood Victims Get Drugs

By George Maponga Masvingo — The Civil Protection Unit has started moving anti-malaria drugs and food aid to thousands of flood victims in southern Chikombedzi, who were cut-off from the rest of the country after Runde and Mwenezi Rivers flooded, submerging major access bridges. Donor organisations are also providing assistance …

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