Sect elders claim credit for ED poll victory, urge President to stay close

Sect elders claim credit for ED poll victory, urge President to stay close 1

By Staff Reporter Marange: Church elders in the St Noah Taguta led Johannes Marange Apostolic sect have claimed that their leader was the force behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory in 2018 and have further advised the national leader to keep his relationship with the High Priest if he wanted to stay in power. The elders made the claim during their Passover which was held at St Noah headquarters in Mafararikwa, Bocha in Marange recently. President Mnangagwa and other top ruling party officials attended the annual gathering. Those who attended…

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Mnangagwa snubbing us, says Dzamara family

Mnangagwa snubbing us, says Dzamara family 3

By Robert Tapfumaneyi PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has ignored persistent requests for a meeting by the family of once fierce anti-Mugabe campaigner and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara who disappeared without trace March 2015 following his abduction by suspected State agents. This was revealed by Dzamara’s younger brother, Patson who has been fronting a campaign for the safe return of the firebrand activist. Dzamara was abducted near his Harare home after he had defiantly sustained a one-man campaign for the now former President Robert Mugabe to surrender his job for alleged failure…

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MP urges urgent release of Cyclone victims’ death certificates

MP urges urgent release of Cyclone victims’ death certificates 5

By Audience Mutema AN MP has called on government to put in place mechanisms that would allow relatives of death victims of Cyclone Idai and survivors of the natural disaster to access relevant identity documents in the form of deaths and birth certificates which were destroyed during the storm. Speaking in parliament on Wednesday, Dangamvura-Chikanga legislator Prosper Mutseyami said most survivors of a disaster that killed nearly 400 and displaced more nolonger had the means to acquire identity documents. The MDC lawmaker said the process of acquiring some documentation was…

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Mnangagwa warns the corrupt will be ‘bitten’ by ZACC

Mnangagwa warns the corrupt will be ‘bitten’ by ZACC 7

By Matabeleland North Correspondent PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday said the new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) he commissioned this week has sharp teeth that would bite any citizen who dares engage in corrupt activities. Mnangagwa gave the warning as he officiated at the 3rd Rural District Councils chairperson indaba held by the Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe in Victoria Falls. “Earlier this week,” said the President, “I officiated at the swearing-in ceremony of members of ZACC. Please all citizens, be warned that acts of corruption will not be…

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Boost for St Luke’s Hospital after fire incident

Boost for St Luke’s Hospital after fire incident 9

By Staff Reporter A US based organisation has pledged $250 000 towards the resuscitation of St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane, Matabeleland North. The money coming from Matter Foundation will cater for buying hospital equipment and medicines which were burnt when the Roman Catholic mission hospital caught fire a week ago. Property comprising equipment, medicines and records among other things was burnt down, leaving thousands such as expecting mothers, TB and HIV patients and others who relied on the hospital stranded. St Luke’s Hospital is the only referral institution in Matabeleland…

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Govt to cede 70% ownership to Russia’s Aldrosa in diamonds deal

Govt to cede 70% ownership to Russia’s Aldrosa in diamonds deal 11

By Leopold Munhende RUSSIAN Diamond exploration and mining giant Alrosa will have 70% stake in its joint venture with state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Manicaland with a provision set for possible expansion ‘in the territory of the whole country,’ according to their agreement. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa revealed that although efforts will be made to ensure a much favourable parity between Alrosa and ZCDC, the structure will be in favour of the Russian firm. “The shareholding will however be renegotiated at agreed intervals of the project cycle up…

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Zanu PF youths in mine grab storm

Zanu PF youths in mine grab storm 13

By Bulawayo Correspondent SIX women chrome miners from Marishongwe area in Shurugwi have pleaded with government to help them recover their mining claims from which they were removed to pave way for Zanu PF youths. This, they said, during a Women in Mining Conference held Wednesday in Bulawayo on the side-lines of the Mine Entra. During the conference, one of the miners raised a complainant with Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary, Onesimo Moyo while pleading for the top government official’s intervention on the matter. “Permanent Secretary, please assist us…

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Govt hospital sued US$15 000 over assault by psychiatric patient

Govt hospital sued US$15 000 over assault by psychiatric patient 15

By Robert Tapfumaneyi THE High Court has ordered government run Harare Central Hospital to pay one Tatenda Majuru a sum of US$15 000 for damages arising from an assault committed by a psychiatric patient in January. She had initially claimed US$100 000, broken down as US$25 000 for emotional trauma, US$25 000 for psychological trauma as well as US$50 000 for pain, suffering and medical bills. Majuru was assaulted after she was admitted in the same ward with Alice Masaruro who was supposed to have been admitted in the Psychiatric…

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VID sued for selling cop’s impounded vehicle

VID sued for selling cop’s impounded vehicle 17

By Mary Taruvinga THE Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) is being sued for $350 000 after it impounded and later sold a vehicle belonging to a police officer who is stationed at the Harare High Court police post. Philip Peter Hazangwi has approached the High Court seeking its intervention after he lost his car he claims was valued at $50 000. VID was cited as the respondent together with the Transport Ministry and Deputy Depot manager in the ministry, one Chikunga. According to Hazangwi’s declaration, on May 30 2016 around 0730…

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Vic Falls school gets first innovation hub

Vic Falls school gets first innovation hub 19

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Victoria Falls Primary School in the resort town on Tuesday witnessed the opening of an innovation hub, an information technology lab equipped with TV screens and Ipads for use by teachers and learners during lessons. The solar powered innovation hub is a partnership by Love for Africa, which is a tour operator in Victoria Falls, US based Matter Foundation and Angel of Hope run by the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa. Mnangagwa officially launched the facility before flying out of town, despite her husband, President Mnangagwa heading…

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