Prosecutors stay away from Mandiwanzira case

Prosecutors stay away from Mandiwanzira case 1

By Shamiso Dzingire The trial of Nyanga South MP and former ICT minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, failed to take off again this week after State prosecutors failed to turn up for the trial, upsetting magistrate Elijah Makomo who immediately put the State on terms.  Former Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira A stand-in prosecutor Venerandah Munyoro told the court the trial prosecutor Michael Chakandida was unable to travel to Harare “due to reasons beyond his control”. A member of the Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the…

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Machete attack lands man behind bars

Machete attack lands man behind bars 2

By Michael Magoronga A Gokwe man was sentenced to four years in jail for attacking another man with a machete, accusing him of “ignoring” him. File picture of a man holding his machete Fanuel Manyimbire (35) charged at Lloyd Manyiwa and attacked him with a machete for refusing to respond after he had called him. Manyimbire of Kangwe Village, Chief Njelele in Gokwe will, however, serve an effective three-year jail sentence after Gokwe magistrate Mr Musaiona Shortgame suspended one year on condition of good behaviour. Related Articles The State, led…

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Man commits suicide in police station

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On Jan 23, 2019 34,097 3 By Thupeyo Muleya A 37 year old Masvingo man committed suicide at a Beitbridge police station where he had been detained over a case of Malicious Damage to Property (MDP). It is understood that the man , whose next of kin are yet to be advised of his death, was arrested on Sunday around 7.45 pm at Malala Village some 15 Km along the Beitbridge-Bulawayo road. Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said the police were investigating a case of sudden death.…

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Parents recall children from boarding school

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On Jan 22, 2019 29,247 1 By Caroline Chiimba As the situation in the country continues to deteriorate with threats of another complete shutdown, some parents have recalled their children from boarding schools while those with children that attend day schools kept their children at home. Protestors gather near a burning tire during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a…

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Education minister pleads with teachers

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By Tendayi Madhomu Education minister Paul Mavhima has implored teachers to give the on-going national joint negotiations a chance, cautioning that industrial action will disadvantage the students. Professor Paul Mavhima, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education This came after Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) over the weekend had indicated that they had downed tools although yesterday they were singing a different song, saying the non-attendance by some teachers yesterday was not a strike per se, but a result of the incapacitation of its members the association had long warned the…

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Price hikes fail to end fuel crisis

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There is no immediate relief for motorists and transport operators despite government’s shocking fuel hikes as long and winding queues continue to stalk several garages which are struggling to stock the much-sought products. In this photo taken on Friday Dec, 21, 2018, a driver takes a nap with his feet sticking out of the car while in a fuel queue in Harare. The Christmas lights are up in Zimbabwe’s capital but the mood is less than festive as the country grapples with an economic crisis that prevents many families from…

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Civil servants reject latest wage offer after protests

Civil servants reject latest wage offer after protests 7

By MacDonald Dzirutwe  [ Reuters ] Zimbabwe’s public workers have rejected a second offer to raise their salaries and demanded to be paid in dollars, days after at least three people died in violent anti-government protests. Zimbabwean civil servants demonstrate in the streets of Harare on February 19, 2009. (AFP PHOTO DESMOND KWANDE / AFP PHOTO / DESMOND KWANDE) Hundreds of Zimbabweans were detained on public order charges on Friday, as the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown and an internet blackout. Zimbabweans, who have seen their…

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Panicking shoppers besiege supermarkets

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By Blessings Mashaya Hundreds of panicking shoppers thronged supermarkets and engaged in panic buying after some of the country’s leading retailers opened their doors to the public following three days of closure due to a crippling national strike. File picture of Zimbabweans buying groceries in a supermarket The retailers blamed the panic buying on the three-day stayaway which was due to end yesterday but continued as commuter omnibuses and several companies and banks failed to open for business. “The three-day shutdown affected the public in terms of food stocks. There were…

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Soldiers assault Daily News staff

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Gun-wielding members of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) on Wednesday assaulted Daily News drivers who were distributing the country’s leading independent paper in and around the capital city. Daily News in Zimbabwe The assaults were part of the vicious clampdown by both soldiers and riot police on ordinary citizens following the deadly violence which broke out in Harare and Bulawayo on Monday. Soldiers stopped the three trucks as they approached the ZBC Mbare studios and ordered the drivers off their vehicles. “They pointed guns at us and ordered us to…

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Family left homeless after church eviction

Family left homeless after church eviction 10

By Kudzai Chikiwa A Bulawayo church employee and his family have been left homeless after they were evicted from church premises following wrangles pitting church leaders. Mr Njabulo Ngwenya with his wife and two daughters with their property outside the church building after their eviction last week Mr Njabulo Ngwenya who has been a United Pentecostal Church (UPC) caretaker in New Lobengula for 14 years said he received a phone call from a church leader notifying him that his family and property had been removed from the church premises on…

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