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Solar eclipse sweeps across southern Africa

Thousands of tourists, scientists and new age mystics today gathered in Zambia to watch the first total solar eclipse of the new millennium sweep across southern Africa. Angola was the first country to experience darkness as the moon’s shadow began its 8,000-mile journey across southern Africa, passing across Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique before heading out to the Indian Ocean island ...

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Zanu-PF factions fight over conference preps

Fierce factional fights are threatening to derail preparations for Zanu-PF’s annual people’s conference scheduled for Masvingo in December, amid reports that the party was divided over the venue of the yearly meeting. One camp, said to be sympathetic to First Lady Grace Mugabe, is reportedly pushing for the conference to be held at Masvingo Sports Club in the city, while ...

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Popular Prophet reveals the winner of 2018 elections,after seeing vision

Opposition parties fighting President Mugabe are wasting their time as the veteran leader was anointed by God and will lead the “country until death”, Masvingo-based Miracle Healing and Deliverance (MHD) founder Prophet Isaac Makomichi (21) has said. The youthful prophet, who has taken Masvingo by storm through his healing powers and prophecies that come to pass, said he had been ...

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Government to add more goods to controversial import ban

GOVERNMENT is considering widening the list of products prohibited from being imported into the country as part of measures meant to protect the domestic industry, which has been pushed by cheap imports to the brink of collapse. In June, government issued Statutory Instrument (SI) 64 of 2016, which banned the importation of 42 products, sparking riots in Beitbridge, which borders ...

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Bosso hit by injuries

HIGHLANDERS and Hwange have been hit with disabling body blows ahead of their match-day-22 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League matches with the suspension of their key and inform players. Bosso, still bubbling from their maiden 2-0 second half of the season win over How Mine, will go to Border Strikers without Erick Mudzingwa, who, on Sunday, commandeered the midfield department ...

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Mystery over Mugabe trip

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe arrived in Dubai early yesterday morning, amid speculation he was picking up his family before heading for Singapore. According to online flight data, Mugabe landed in Dubai at 7:20am local time, after taking off on a chartered Air Zimbabwe plane, Boeing 767-2N0 (ER) UM1, at Harare International Airport at 10:45pm on Tuesday. This was about three hours ...

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Website to speed up laws

Government yesterday launched a website for the inter-ministerial taskforce on the alignment of legislation (IMT) which will enab involved in the process to access information easily. Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who oversees the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, launched the website in Harare.The inter-ministerial taskforce was established by Cabinet as an institutional platform to facilitate the legislative alignment process. ...

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Govt vows to disregard electoral reform demands

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday said government will not pay attention to protesters, vowing Zanu PF has no plans to implement the electoral reforms demanded by opposition parties. Kasukuwere – the Zanu PF national commissar – said both the government and the ruling party would not be moved by anti-government protests. “How can Didymus Mutasa and Joice Mujuru (ZimPF ...

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70 activists remanded in custody

SEVENTY opposition political activists arrested on suspicion of masterminding an orgy of violence that rocked Harare last week have been remanded in custody to Monday. A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed an attempted by the accused to challenge their placement on remand. At least 68 people were arrested on Friday for their role in that day’s chaotic National Electoral Reform Agenda demonstration, ...

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900 000 farmers queue for Command Agric

Over 900 000 farmers have so far applied to participate in Government’s Command Agriculture programme, with Zesa pledging to ensure consistent electricity supplies to farming areas this season. Government wants 2 000 farmers to each produce at least 1 000 tonnes of grain annually, and will soon assess applications before production starts in October.Successful applicants will get seeds, fertilisers, chemicals and ...

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