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Mugabe’s govt presses panic button

Feeling the heat of the country’s worsening economic crisis, the government has pressed the panic button — threatening a savage clampdown on the media and pro-democracy groups in its desperate bid to quell any possible trouble. This comes as jittery Zimbabweans continue to besiege shops and fuel stations, as fears of worse things to come refuse to go away in ...

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Zec meets Zanu-PF, MDC-T, MDC to draft code of conduct

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday met with representatives of the three main political parties – Zanu-PF, MDC-T and MDC – in Bulawayo to draft a code of conduct for all parties ahead of the 2018 harmonised elections. The code of conduct seeks to come up with guidelines to deal with election-related violence, hate speech, disqualification of candidates accused of ...

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Alleged rape victim was ‘a v-rgin’

A nineteen-year-old house- maid who was allegedly raped by Zimbabwe National Army Lieutenant-Colonel Rangarirai Kembo was a v-rgin and was also allegedly sodomised by the army boss, the court heard yesterday. Giving testimony in the case at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Sharon Mabaya, the nurse who examined the maid, said she told her that it was her first time ...

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Sundowns want to offload Khama Billiat

MAMELODI Sundowns are keen on Phakamani Mahlambi, but the Brazilians will want to offload Khama Billiat if the Bafana Bafana international is brought on board. Sources have informed Soccer Laduma that Sundowns, along with their African rivals Al Ahly, have shown an interest in Bidvest Wits’ Mahlambi, following his return from a training stint with Portuguese-outfit Vitoria Guimaraes. Now with ...

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Hit and run driver arrested

A MOTORIST from Cowdray Park suburb in Bulawayo has appeared in court for allegedly killing a man in a hit and run car accident last year. Tongai Mativhu (40) allegedly hit the deceased, Thabani Msimanga, a former Bulawayo City Council security guard, in September last year as he was driving while drunk. Mativhu pleaded not guilty to charges of capable ...

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Biti to address MDC Alliance rally

PDP President Tendai Biti will on Saturday the 2nd of September join other principals of the MDC Alliance at a rally set for White City Stadium. The rally shall be the Alliance’s official launch in Bulawayo following a successful launch held at the Zimbabwe grounds in Harare on the 5th of August 2017. President Biti was part of the leaders ...

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Mugabe, Grace snub first lady solidarity march

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace stayed away from a solidarity march with the embattled first lady organised by a grouping of war veterans and Zanu PF supporters yesterday. Hundreds of placard-wielding Zanu PF supporters marched through the streets of Harare to the ruling party’s national headquarters.

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Beitbridge $60m pipeline construction talk re-emerges

PLANS are afoot for the construction of a $60 million pipeline from Zhovhe Dam that will bring water to 30 000 people and green a large section of Beitbridge district. Or it could just be another blinder by the Zanu-PF government which comes with all sorts of projects they shelve after winning elections, some opposition party members suggested. Zhovhe is ...

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‘I did not poison VP Mnangagwa,’ says Khaya Moyo

The alleged poisoning of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa by his rivals in Zanu PF has widened the fissures in the ruling party and new slogans are being coined to challenge the veteran politician[‘s suspected enemies. Fingers are being pointed at a faction known as G40, which is said to be against Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa fell ill during a ...

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Mnangagwa breaks silence

VP Emmerson Mnangagwa ended weeks of silence on his alleged poisoning by thanking God for sparing his life during the sudden illness in Gwanda which saw him being airlifted to SA for emergency this month. Mnangagwa who turns 75 next month is touted as possible successor to President Robert Mugabe. He said everyone was a flower in God’s garden.

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