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Professor Dlodlo appointed NUST vice chancellor

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Professor Mqhele Dlodlo as National University of Science and Technology (Nust) Vice Chancellor with immediate effect. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Prof Amon Murwira confirmed the appointment yesterday. “We received confirmation from His Excellency. The appointment is with immediate effect. When he starts work that’s an issue of Chairman of Council ...

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Without truth and justice it will be foolhardy to talk of national healing and reconciliation

Recently President Emerson Mnangagwa fielded questions in Davos, Switzerland was quoted in local and international press saying he was prepared to appear before the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission if need be. I hope he will be afforded an opportunity to tell his side of the story, especially the critical roles he played in the execution of genocide, since he ...

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‘Tsvangirai’s funeral number two in Africa to be largely attended’

A commentator Martin Taruwona‎ has described the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s funeral as number two to be largely attended after the South Afrfican late President Nelson Mandela. Tvsvangirai died in South Africa on Wednesday last week and was burried on Tuesday in Buhera home. “Tsvangirai’s funeral has become number 2 in terms of attendance in Africa with around 746 ...

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‘Obert Mpofu demanded a $10m bribe’

In Parliament, former diamond executive Lovemore Kurotwi is telling MPs that Obert Mpofu demanded a $10m bribe when he was Mines Minister. Businessman Lovemore Kurotwi was arrested in 2010 on charges of prejudicing the State of $2 billion in a botched diamond deal after then Mines minister Obert Mpofu accused him of fraud. Mpofu himself is expected to appear before ...

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‘Zanu-PF govt took over Tsvangirai the funeral as MDC-T was not organised’

Political commentator Rafero Muparajo has claimed that the ruling Zanu PF had to take over the funeral of MDC-T late leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s logistics because it realized that the opposition party was disorganized. The Emmerson Mnangagwa led administration provided state assisted burial to Tsvangirai in honour of his contribution to democracy and in that he was a former Prime minister ...

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Student grants back

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development has pledged to reintroduce grants for students a universities, colleges and other vocational training institutions in an effort to improve skills and develop manpower. Tertiary education is becoming more expensive and inaccessible to the majority of the poor, and as such, the government has engaged financial institutions to structure ...

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Mnangagwa yet to formally invite foreign poll observers

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is yet to formally invite international bodies to observe the forthcoming elections to be held by August this year. This comes as Mnangagwa told British business newspaper, Financial Times, last month that international observers were welcome, and he was awaiting their applications. However, European Union ambassador to Zimbabwe, Philippe Van Damme said government has not yet ...

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MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa must denounce political violence

The death of MDC-T President has left a big mark in Zimbabwe’s politics and beyond. Indeed Dr Morgan Tsvangirayi was a great man who brought in democracy in a country where one party state has been the order. Tsvangirayi always preached peace and unity amongst his supporters. There is a challenge ahead of political violence being perpetrated by rogue MDC-T ...

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Foreign investors expected for Harare mining indaba

International investors will get a chance to consider the vast investment opportunities in Zimbabwe’s growing mining sector at a mining indaba to be held from 27 to 28 February 2018 at The Meikles Hotel in Harare. The conference is hosted by the London-based MiningReport in conjunction with the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe and the Mines and Mining Development Ministry. ...

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Mnangagwa abandons Jonathan Moyo projects

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is hell-bent on undoing Jonathan Moyo’s legacy, never mind how some of his initiatives were immensely beneficial to not only the ruling Zanu-PF but the generality of Zimbabweans. In his absence, his adversaries are taking revenge on his projects. Under Moyo, the Higher and Tertiary Education was setting up committees to look into the feasibility of ...

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