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Coach fined for indecent assault

BULAWAYO City coach Ali ‘Baba’ Dube was slapped with a fine on criminal insult charges after he verbally attacked a woman calling her a ‘lady of loose morals’. Dube, a celebrated veteran junior development coach, who has worked extensively with Railstars FC and Highlanders is employed by Bulawayo City, which he joined as an Under 18s coach at the beginning ...

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Knives out for De Beers

Parliament has started gathering substantive evidence to build a case against the world’s leading diamond trading, De Beers Group which collected and exported diamonds when it held only an Exclusive Prospecting Order in the Marange area between 1993 and 1999. Concern was raised in Parliament with legislators agreeing to gather evidence to sue De Beers. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on ...

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Grace Mugabe PhD probe takes new twist

THE University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Council has ordered a probe into the award of a degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe in 2014. The probe follows the arrest of UZ vice-chancellor, Levy Nyagura on allegations of criminal abuse of office over Grace’s PhD. The UZ Council was supposed to meet yesterday to discuss the matter, but the meeting was ...

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BCC announces relocation of Kombis, informal traders from Egodini terminus

Bulawayo City Council has announced that stakeholders, commuter omnibus operators, informal traders and residents operating from the Basch terminus will be relocated in preparation for the construction of Egodini mall which will commence on the 1st of March, 2018. “All stakeholders will be guided by the City Council as they move to the respective designated areas which are: Lobengula Street ...

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Mnangagwa approves prisoners’ amnesty

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly approved government plans to decongest the country’s prisons by granting an amnesty to some inmates serving light sentences or experiencing health challenges. Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi, confirmed the development yesterday at a handover ceremony of a 30-tonne sugar donation by Tongaat Hullet. “I talked to the minister of Justice (Ziyambi ...

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Restore property rights on agric land

Politicians, during recent upbeat and optimistic presentations, have often repeated the statement that Zimbabwe will never go back on land reform. They appear to be suggesting that whatever arguments might have existed, we should all accept that they have all been settled and there is nothing left to debate. Despite warnings that any attempt to restart debate on the subject ...

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Elizabeth left soon after Tsvangirai’s burial

Morgan Tsvangirai’s widow Elizabeth was forced to leave Humanikwa village in Buhera soon after the burial of her husband unable to attend post-burial ceremonies after suffering relentless abuse at the hands of her late spouses’ family members. Tension seemed high in the family of the late former founding leader of the opposition MDC-T party, Morgan Tsvangirai, when his widow Elizabeth ...

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Zimbabwe resumes diamond auctions

ZIMBABWE conducted a diamond auction sale this month, as production of the precious stones gradually recovers after slumping to an all-time low of less than two million carats from peak levels of 12 million carats, businessdigest can reveal. Last year, Zimbabwe did not auction the mineral, but stockpiled its rough stones in the aftermath of a botched merger plan by ...

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Angry farmer bites off snake head after reptile bit him on leg

A farmer reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case. The incident took place in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state in Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man identified only by his first name, Sonelal – was rushed to a ...

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‘O’ Level results today

THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) November 2017 Ordinary Level results will be released today, an official confirmed yesterday. Traditionally the results are released by mid-February but this year they were delayed by a week following the nullification of the English Paper 2 after authorities discovered widespread cheating. Zimsec Public Relations Officer, Ms Nicky Dlamini said the results will be ...

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