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MPs fret over lack of gender parity

ZIMBABWE’S number of serving female ambassadors now stands at 32%, an issue which Parliament says should be rectified in order to satisfy the constitutional requirements of 50/50 gender representation. The issue was raised when Foreign Affairs secretary James Manzou appeared before the Kindness Paradza- led Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs to give oral evidence on the 2020 national budget. ...

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Mugabe coup announcer leads Sadc Elections Observer Mission to Botswana

President Mnangagwa has appointed Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo to lead the Sadc Election Observer Mission for the Botswana elections to be held tomorrow. The President made the appointment in his capacity as the chairperson of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. Foreign Affairs and International Trade spokesperson Mr Shepherd Gwenzi confirmed the ...

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Grace Mugabe’s problems mount by the day

Former first lady Grace Mugabe risks losing one of the properties that forms part of her family’s sprawling residence in Harare’s leafy suburb of Borrowdale – famously referred to as the Blue Roof – following a High Court ruling in June ordering the former first family to let go of that property. This comes as Grace is feeling the heat ...

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Zanu-PF youths target Zhuwao farm

Zanu-PF youths have vowed to grab the farm of exiled Generation 40 (G40) kingpin Patrick Zhuwao and redistribute it among themselves. This comes after the self-exiled former Cabinet minister claimed that he won’t return to Zimbabwe “for at least 15 to 20 years” as his security and safety is not guaranteed under president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. Mnangagwa recently expressed surprise ...

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Mnangagwa’s wife rallies women to take up political posts

FIRST LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa last week said she was worried over the low numbers of women politicians in the country. Addressing female war veterans in Bulawayo on Thursday, Mnangagwa said politics is the only way through which women can find themselves in Parliament and be able to push for issues affecting them. “In Parliament, women are very few to be ...

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Plans to scuttle anti-sanctions march exposed

THE Government is aware of clandestine plans by some rogue opposition activists and the civil society to infiltrate and capitalise on the anti-sanction campaign scheduled for October 25 to engage in criminal activities, Vice-President Mohadi has said. Speaking during a Zanu-PF rally at Stanley Square in Bulawayo’s Makokoba suburb yesterday, VP Mohadi said police will be deployed in numbers to ...

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Zanu-PF bigwigs fight Mnangagwa over talks

Outspoken Zanu-PF youth league national political commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu, has accused unnamed party bigwigs of working to derail President Emmerson Mnangagwa and stopping him from engaging in much-needed political dialogue with opposition leader Nelson Chamisa. And in making this sensational claim, Tsenegamu joins a plethora of voices from within and outside Zanu-PF who are pressing for direct talks between Mnangagwa ...

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Wishing Madinda a speedy recovery

I WAS so happy to see Madinda Ndlovu back home after his sudden illness in Botswana. We pray and hope that Madinda recovers and we still need him to carry on and pass his knowledge of football to our youth. He was brave enough to dissolve ageing players at Highlanders and introduce his three-year-plan but did not finish it due ...

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Mnangagwa’s govt re-engages Sakunda

THE government has again roped in controversial oil company, Sakunda Holdings, in the distribution of agricultural inputs to farmers under the Command Agriculture scheme after it poured in $2.8 billion for the programme. The government is expecting to produce an estimated 1,5 million hectares of maize in the 2019/2020 summer agriculture following a disastrous season this year resulting in over ...

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Doctors’ right to strike not absolute

THE right to strike distinguishes employment hum slavery. This is one of the reasons there was instantaneous revulsion when one very powerful country mendaciously claimed that Zimbabwe is using child labour in its diamond mines. The people of Zimbabwe and their Government abhor any form of servitude. This Government was founded on building critical mass against the Native Labour Act, ...

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