Two men die over beer

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25th May 2019 Zimbabwe By Mashonaland East Correspondent Marondera: Two men died recently in separate incidences, one from drinking illicit brew commonly known as kachasu while the other was killed after throwing away beer he was sharing with his brother. Police have confirmed the death of Roderick Rimau (35) of Goromonzi and Lovemore Lauzhi (34) from Beatrice. According to Mashonaland East police spokesperson, Tendai Mwanza, Rimau was found dead early this month after spending the whole day drinking illicit brew with friends at Sabaru Business Centre in Goromonzi. His friends…

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Matebeleland North chiefs fall sick

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Bulawayo Correspondent FOUR Binga chiefs Thursday failed to attend a meeting that was called for traditional leaders from Matebeleland North with Vice President Kembo Mohadi in Bulawayo due to illness. This was revealed by Matebeleland North Provincial Administrator, Latiso Dlamini while introducing the chiefs to Mahodi. “Four chiefs from Binga are not here because they are not feeling well. Another chief from Nkayi is also not here because he is in mourning,” said Dlamini. Binga district has a total of 11 chiefs. However, during the meeting, the PA did not…

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Dumped baby survives more than 24 hours inside toilet pit, dies

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25th May 2019 Zimbabwe By Staff Reporter Mutare: A 28-year-old woman who dumped her newly born baby inside a toilet pit was caged 12 months by a local magistrate. Melody Musoro of Makara village under Chief Marange pleaded guilty to infanticide charges when she appeared before Mutare Magistrate Sekai Chiundura. Prosecutors told the court that on May 6 and during the night, Musoro went to the toilet and secretly gave birth to a bouncing baby girl she immediately dumped inside the toilet pit and did not reveal it to anyone.…

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Sex for marks: Students want inclusion in policy formulation stages

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By Costah Nkomo A student activist has called on authorities to involve them during policy formulation processes to avoid cases in which female students often fall victim to sex predators within tertiary institutions with little consequences on the culprits. Speaking at a policy dialogue forum at the University of Zimbabwe Friday, Midlands State University (MSU) student representative, Vennah Makoni raised the red flag over what she felt was an increase in cases of sexual harassment in universities. The cases involve lecturers preying on young female students they often lure into…

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Mohadi: Chiefs to help resolve Gukurahundi conflict

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Bulawayo Correspondent VICE PRESIDENT Kembo Mohadi says government was using traditional chiefs to resolve past conflicts, among them the 1980s Gukurahundi atrocities that killed 20 000 civilians in Matebeleland and Midlands provinces in the early years of Zimbabwe’s independence. Mohadi was speaking at a meeting with chiefs from Matebeleland North province in Bulawayo on Thursday. “Chiefs can play this very critical role of peace building and conflict resolution if they are men and women of integrity and high moral and ethical values,” Mohadi said. “By making our cultural approach the…

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Man stabbed after accusing friend of admiring girlfriend

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By Staff Reporter Chipinge: A Chisumbanje man who accused his friend of admiring his girlfriend was stabbed and left critically injured during a fracas at Chisumbanje Business Centre on Tuesday. Police confirmed the incident, saying the suspect is on the run after committing the offence. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson Tavhiringwa Kakohwa said they have since launched a manhunt for the suspect, Fidelis Chikukwa who stabbed and critically injured his friend John Mudazvose on his left collar bone. The police spokesperson said Chikukwa is facing attempted murder charges. According to police,…

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High Court orders release of slain CIO operative’s post-mortem report

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By Mary Taruvinga POLICE have been ordered to immediately release the post-mortem report of a slain Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative who was allegedly killed by State agents during the 2017 coup that toppled former President Robert Mugabe. This was after the late Peter Munetsi’s widow had approached the High Court seeking to compel police to immediately release her husband’s post-mortem results. A High Court Judge on Wednesday granted the application in favour of Munetsi’s widow, Rossie before he ordered respondents to pay costs. Rossie had demanded the release in…

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Car-dealer’s bank account frozen over mysterious $US298 441

Car-dealer’s bank account frozen over mysterious $US298 441 13

By Mary Taruvinga A LOCAL car dealer could be in trouble after his bank account was frozen over questions on how he acquired thousands of dollars in a short period of time. High Court judge Justice Sylvia Chirawu-Mugomba Wednesday ordered the freezing of Farai Chiwashira’s MBCA Bank account. This follows a successful application by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) which is seeking answers on how the businessman amassed US$298 441. The money was allegedly deposited and withdrawn from his account recently. The ex-parte chamber application was filed by chief law…

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Mohadi snubs Chief Ndiweni, traditional leader remains defiant

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Bulawayo Correspondent DEFIANT Matebeleland North Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni will not be part of this Thursday’s meeting to be presided over by Vice President Kembo Mohadi for traditional chiefs in the province. According to a programme of the event, the meeting is meant to discuss “approaches to peace-building and conflict resolution.” Chief Ndiweni, whose blunt comments about the Zanu PF led government being a deserving target for western sanctions have caused a national frenzy, told NewZimbabwe.com he will not attend the meeting as he was not invited. “No, I have not…

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Commuters ride on bus roofs as fuel price hike bites

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TimesLive The Zimbabwe Passenger Company (Zupco) has taken over some transport routes in Harare and Bulawayo at reduced prices to bring relief to commuters hit hard by a massive fuel price hike in the country. This was revealed on state television by finance secretary George Guvamatanga after the government announced a 50% fuel hike, which directly affects public transport as well as goods and services. “The austerity measure we have done is to have Zupco charging $0.50 now [so] that you can save the other $0.50, so you have extras…

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