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Kuwaza admitted to bail in $1m fraud rap

By Tarisai Machakaire A former State Procurement Board (SPB) chairperson, who fell seriously ill following an arrest over $1 million corruption charges, was granted $2 000 bail yesterday. Former head of the State Procurement Board Charles Kuwaza Charles Kuwaza’s remand proceedings were first held at Metropolitan Clinic before Harare provincial magistrate …

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15 000+ squatters grab farmland in Midlands province

THE Midlands province has more than 15 000 illegally resettled people who occupied farms without the approval of the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement, a provincial lands official has said. Provincial lands officer, Kudzai Katiyo, said the families were supposed to vacate the farms with some of them having …

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Court Stops Grace’s Seizure of Mazowe Farm

By Staff Reporter HIGH COURT has stopped Grace Mugabe’s attempt to seize yet another farm in Mazowe. Justice Felistus Chatukuta on Friday ruled that police should not evict villagers from Arnold Farm on behalf of the First Lady. This followed an urgent chamber application filed by Mazowe villagers who have …

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Man ‘Threw Mayonnaise Bottle At Gunmen’ in Supermarket

A man who was in a Bulawayo supermarket that was raided by armed robbers this week threw a bottle of mayonnaise at one of them, it’s being reported. The state-run Chronicle newspaper said the unnamed man, who was employed as a merchandiser, was at the back of Blesspark Supermarket in …

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Woman, 43, Attacks ‘Hubby’, Breaks His Ribs With Shovel

A Zimbabwean woman, 43, has reportedly been sentenced to 3 months in jail after assaulting her 49-year-old estranged husband with a shovel and breaking one of his ribs. The two were vendors and had been married for at least 10 years before their recent separation. According the Chronicle newspaper, Velisiwe …

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Mourners’ Distress As Coffins Float in Flooded Graves, Generators Used

Photo: Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/allAfrica.com (File photo). By Matebeleland South Correspondent DEVASTATING effects of Cyclone Dineo remain to haunt villagers in Gwanda North as they are being forced to bury their loved ones in water-logged graves. NewZimbabwe.com recently witnessed a burial where mourners had to use water pumps to drain water which …

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Cop fined for ramming into ZRP car

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent A PLUMTREE cop has been fined $100 after he failed to negotiate a turn and hit a police vehicle at a robot controlled intersection in the border town. Farai Chimboora (31), a constable who is stationed at the Plumtree Police Station was convicted on his own …

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Businessman commits suicide over family feud

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Plumtree Correspondent A PROMINENT Bulilima businessman reportedly hanged himself from a tree in a bushy area following a family dispute. Khaya Tsambani (58) who operates a general dealer shop and bottle store in Dombolefu Ward was found dead by a teenage herd boy on Wednesday afternoon. Dombolefu Ward …

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Moyo calls for unity in churches

Minister of State for Bulawayo Province Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo addresses church leaders at the launch of Njube-Lobengula Pastors Forum in Bulawayo yesterday Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter THE Minister of State for Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo, who is under siege from  Zanu -PF women’s league members calling …

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