Chief Madziwa laid to rest

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By Simbarashe Sithole The late Chief Madziwa of Shamva, who died last week after a short illness, was laid to rest on Wednesday. He was 69. Chief Madziwa, born Lazarus Mukunga, was installed as traditional leader in 2013. Mashonaland Central provincial administrator, Cosmas Chiringa described the late chief as a level-headed person, who the provincial leadership relied on in terms of traditional issues. “He worked tirelessly for the development of the Shamva community. He left a big gap in Shamva which will be difficult to fill,” Chiringa said. Chief Madziwa…

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Why it is important to start investing at a young age

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One of the greatest writers of all time Harry A. Hopf said, “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” The reason for this is you can wait so long to do something that you miss out on the opportunity entirely. If you procrastinate because you are fearful of making a poor choice, life is going on without you and you might end up regretting your procrastination. When you’re younger, saving for something that’s years away like retirement may not seem important. But that is…

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ED solidarity march postponed

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BY KENNETH NYANGANI ZANU PF youths have postponed their planned march to express solidarity with President Emmerson Mnangagwa because the event coincided with the burial of former Cabinet minister Callistus Ndlovu at the National Heroes’ Acre tomorrow. Mnangagwa is under pressure to end human rights abuses and address the socio-economic crisis in the country. Zanu PF youth league national commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu told NewsDay that the march will now be held on March 2. “As you are aware, we have been moving around provinces mobilising youths to attend the solidarity…

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Chinhoyi’s 5th secondary school shapes up

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By Nhau Mangirazi Government has availed $1 million for the completion of the construction of Chinhoyi’s Ruvimbo Secondary School. Chinhoyi council spokesperson, Tichaona Mlauzi said the Primary and Secondary Education ministry requested that the local authority builds a secondary school to decongest the four institutions currently in the Mashonaland West capital. He said the municipality intended to construct 12 classroom blocks, an administration block, laboratory and ablution facilities. “We expect the school to open its doors when schools open in January 2020. The school will enrol over 600 students from…

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Former MP in court over $9 000 debt

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BY CHARLES LAITON Former Zanu PF Mbire legislator, David Butau and his now-defunct Dande Capital Holdings, have been taken to the High Court by a Harare man, Euvencio Musundire, who is seeking an order to compel the ex-legislator to settle a $9 000 debt on behalf of his firm. Musundire is seeking, in terms of section 318 of the Companies Act, an order to declare that Butau, who is also a former chairman of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee onBudget and Finance, is personally liable for the debt entered against Dande…

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Odzi cop faces 3 counts of criminal abuse of office

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BY KENNETH NYANGANI An Odzi police officer has been arrested on charges of demanding bribes from mbanje peddlers. Honest Bhunu (26) yesterday appeared before Mutare magistrate Perseverance Makhala facing three counts of criminal abuse of office. Bhunu, who is denying the allegations, was granted $100 bail and will appear in court for trial on March 6. In count one, prosecutor Fletcher Karombe told the court that on February 6, Bhunu, who was dressed in civilian attire and with two accomplices went to Agnes Koffi (33), an alleged mbanje peddler masquerading…

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Chamisa snubs ED indaba, again

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BY OBEY MANAYITI THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC yesterday said it will snub another round of national dialogue slated for today, claiming President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF government is not taking their concerns seriously. Mnangagwa recently invited 22 losing presidential aspirants in last year’s harmonised elections for talks, but Chamisa snubbed the gesture. The following day, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches organised a prayer breakfast meeting, which Chamisa attended, but Mnangagwa was in no-show. Although a majority of small parties will likely attend, Zanu PF and MDC have traded barbs over…

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Mugabe kicked off Mazowe farm

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BY CHARLES LAITON/NUNURAI JENA FORMER President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, along with their family business, Gushungo Holdings have been evicted from a Mazowe farm following an application by three farmers who were claiming ownership of the land. Adonia Makombe, Sahungwe Hungwe and Nyika Chifamba issued summons at the High Court against Mugabe in June last year, seeking his eviction from Lot 1A Teviotdale Farm in Mazowe district of Mashonaland Central province. The three argued that they were holders of offer letters for the land, which they grabbed at…

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R Kelly faces fresh claims of sexual abuse

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Two more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the R&B singer R Kelly. Rochelle Washington and Latresa Scaff told a news conference they were given drink and drugs at an after-concert party in Baltimore in the 1990s. They said the singer then cornered them in a hotel room and demanded sex. Kelly, 52, has been accused of decades of sexual abuse against women. He has never been convicted and denies all the allegations. Addressing journalists in New York, the two women said they were teenagers when…

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Congress date divides MDC

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BY RICHARD CHIDZA THE opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa is likely to hold its congress in October after a national standing committee meeting held on Wednesday failed to come up with a date, NewsDay has learnt. Sources who attended the meeting said there were heated exchanges during the meeting over the interpretation of the party’s constitution. But Chamisa told his lieutenants that he would have the final word. Chamisa reportedly clashed with party secretary-general, Douglas Mwonzora after the latter recused himself from indicating which date he preferred congress to…

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