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Mnangagwa summons Billy Rautenbach

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has summoned controversial businessman Billy Rautenbach to answer to charges that he is denying thousands of Chingwizi villagers access to potable water after fencing off boreholes and grazing land in Nuanetsi Ranch. Speaking at a thank you rally at Rutenga Primary School in Mwenezi on Saturday, Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira said Rautenbach — who has ...

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Mnangagwa dumps Chiwenga’s security

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the absence of  Vice President Constantino Guvheya Chiwenga to dump the Presidential guard and appoint the Airforce of Zimbabwe officials as his security. The Presidential guard is reportedly aligned to Vice President Chiwenga. During the rally held on Saturday at Mwenenzi Mnangagwa was seen guarded by Airforce officers that the regular yellow beret Presidential guard. ...

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Mnangagwa targets rights lawyers, doctors

CIVIC society groups and opposition parties yesterday described President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s threatened clampdown on last month’s human rights defenders as shocking and a direct attack on democracy, but vowed to soldier on despite the threats. Mnangagwa (pictured) told a Zanu-PF rally in Mwenezi, Masvingo province on Saturday that his government had started sniffing out human rights lawyers, doctors and nurses ...

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Prophet Makandiwa warns Mnangagwa of an inevitable foreign military intervention

United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa has warned President Emmerson Mnangagwa of an inevitable foreign military intervention in Zimbabwe should there be any more bloodshed reminiscent of last month when about 17 people were shot dead by soldiers. Addressing thousands of his congregants in Harare yesterday, the charismatic televangelist said political leaders should be wary of unnecessary bloodshed ...

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Zanu-PF MP Nduna must resign, demands MDC Alliance

ZANU-PF’s controversial Chegutu West member of parliament (MP) Dexter Nduna must resign immediately after appearing to threaten a rival legislator with death, the opposition MDC has said. Nduna rowed bitterly in during a parliamentary committee hearing with independent Norton MP Norton Mliswa with the latter repeatedly calling the Zanu-PF legislator a thief. A furious Nduna then mattered that he had ...

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Mnangagwa warns tycoon ‘Queen B’ Tagwirei

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has come out guns blazing against businessman Kudakwashe Tagwirei, who is apparently his nephew, for allegedly withholding fuel meant for farmers involved in the government’s much-hyped Command Agriculture programme which is now beset by huge problems. Mnangagwa’s warning against Tagwirei – whose company Sakunda Holdings was appointed by the government in 2016 to be the main driver ...

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38 feared dead in flooded mine shafts

38 artisanal miners are feared dead following flooding of shafts at two mines in Battlefields near Kadoma. 34 of the miners went underground at Silver Moon Mine and another four at Cricket Mine in Muzvezve constituency last night before the mines were flooded. Police Spokesman for Mashonaland West Province, Inspector Clemence Mabweazara said civil protection teams are being activated with ...

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Votes of no confidence must stop, Zanu-PF

Zanu-PF has said votes of no confidence being initiated against some party officials have greater potential of fomenting disunity in the party and should stop forthwith. The party’s secretary for Information and Publicity Simon Khaya Moyo said they have noted with concern the disciplinary processes being raised against party members without due process and in breach of the party Constitution. ...

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Zimra collects $516m in January

The government has realised $516 million from tax collections in January, according to official statistics from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority. The government’s capacity to fund social services, capital projects, employment costs and revival of productive sectors has also received a boost after ZIMRA surpassed the target of $456 million. While value added tax (VAT) on consumption is dominating, followed by ...

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Lumumba’s ally blasts Strive Masiyiwa’s bank

Fresh In A Box founder and William Mutumanje’s close ally Kuda Musasiwa has slammed Steward Bank and Ecocash for the transaction charges that are charged by the two entities. Steward Bank and Ecocash are owned by billionaire Strive Masiyiwa. “Steward Bank and Ecocash are evil and profiteers! 1) To check your Steward Bank or Ecocash balance they charge you on ...

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