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‘Women more susceptible to negative effects of climate change’

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Cde Muchinguri

Dorcas Jiri Harare Bureau
Women are more likely to endure the negative  effects of climate change as they constitute the majority of small holder farmers who rely on rain-fed agriculture, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri has said.In a speech read on her behalf at the launch of the 2014...

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Leslie Gwindi booted out

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Mr Leslie Gwindi

Innocent Ruwende Municipal Reporter
Harare City Council has booted out its spokesperson Leslie Gwindi and three other senior managers whose positions were made redundant by the city’s restructuring programme.The city is now negotiating packages with the four affected managers.

In June the city sent packing seven directors in an...

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Midlands Zanu-PF reject Nhema, Buka applications

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Cde Nhema

David Shumba Herald Reporter
Zanu-PF Midlands provincial executive council yesterday rejected applications for Central Committee posts by Cde Francis Nhema and Cde Flora Buka and passed a vote of no confidence in its four other members accused of fanning factionalism.“The executive council has withdrawn the candidature of aspiring Central...

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100MW solar plant to be set in Ntabazinduna

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solarCharity Ruzvidzo Business Reporter
AN independent power producer, Yellow Africa (Pvt) Ltd, has tendered an application to the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) seeking to establish a 100MW solar plant in Ntabazinduna. “Zera has received an application from Yellow Africa Private limited to construct, own, operate and maintain a 100MW s...

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Creative artist robbed, stabbed to death

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A ZIMBABWEAN man was found dead, half naked on a bridge at Thohoyandou in South Africa’s Limpopo province after he was allegedly stabbed by unknown suspects.South African police spokesperson for Thohoyandou, Major Mashudu Malelo identified the man as Tafi Nyika, 27. He said Nyika’s killers also robbed him of m...

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Apostolic sects blamed for child marriage prevalence

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Thandeka Moyo Chronicle Reporter
APOSTOLIC sects are one of the main drivers of child marriages in Zimbabwe where 31 percent of girls marry before they reach the age of 18 years. About 15 percent of these girls are married before they reach 15 years.

While most early marriages can be classified as statutory rape, most parents often opt for...

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Pastors warned against adultery

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Oswell Moyo Chronicle Reporter
APOSTOLIC Faith Mission in Zimbabwe President Reverend Dr Aspher Madziyire has warned young pastors against abusing women and engaging in adultery saying this tarnishes the image of the Chruch. The message comes following the highly publicised case of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Gumbura who is...

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More cigarette smugglers nabbed in SA

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
FOUR Zimbabweans were on Friday arrested at Mphephu in South Africa’s Limpopo province following the interception of their vehicle carrying 650 boxes of smuggled cigarettes with an estimated street value of R500,000. It is suspected that the cigarettes were smuggled from Zimbabwe through undesignated entry...

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AU backs Zim’s Pan African University plan

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THE AFRICAN Union has backed Zimbabwe’s plans to build the proposed Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology as it will play a crucial role in the development of the continent’s mining industry.The continent is also planning to set up the African Union Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and...

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Illegal drug peddler fined $200

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A 32-year-old mother of three from Gwanda has been fined $200 for selling illegal drugs and creams on a train.
Abigail Mathe was caught selling Appetito tablets, Carolight creams, Diproson   Cream, Lemovite and Betasol Creams without a licence or a permit on November 11 while on the Victoria Falls-Bulawayo train.She...

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Ousted Zanu-PF Women’s League finance secretary in court

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VAKADZIMutare Bureau
OUSTED Zanu-PF Manicaland Women’s League secretary for finance, Cde Pedigree Matara, was on Thursday hauled before a Mutare magistrate on allegations of stealing $8,267 she withdrew from the league’s CBZ account in unclear circumstances.

Matara appeared before Anniah Ndiraya who granted her $200 bail. The case goes for trial on...

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2015 budget date announced

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2015 budget date announcedBusiness Reporter
Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa will present the 2015 National Budget statement on Thursday next week which is expected to set the tone for the consolidation of the economic recovery underpinned by the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation.

“I write to advise that the Minister of F...

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President briefed on Lesotho

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President Mugabe

Mabasa Sasa in MALABO, Equatorial Guinea
Lesotho is on course to regaining political stability following an attempted coup that rocked the Mountain Kingdom earlier this year, Sadc Chair President Mugabe has been told.

This was said in a closed door briefing given to President Mugabe — who is also the African Union First Deputy Chair —...

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Trek armed robbers in court

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Lucky Chipeta (right), Casper Thebe and Greeta Ngwenya as they approach the courts

Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
THREE Bulawayo men who are part of a six-man gang which robbed Trek Petroleum Service on Monday at gunpoint and got away with $161,926 and R59,100, appeared in court yesterday.

The trio pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges.

Lucky Chipeta,...

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100 Chingwizi children drop out of school

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AERIAL VIEW OF CHINGWIZI CAMPWalter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
MORE than 100 children whose parents are settled at Chingwizi in Mwenezi have allegedly dropped out of school citing long distances to and from school. The villagers numbering about 18,000 were moved out of Chingwizi transit camp to permanent sites where their children have to contend with long distances from...

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Prostitute’s kids in 4-day lock up hell

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
TWO minor children endured four days inside a Victoria Falls suburban house without food and missed school after their mother, who is alleged to be a prostitute, locked them in it while she went in search of clients in the resort town’s nightclubs, a court heard.

The woman’s relatives have since advised the c...

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Six months jail for granny molester

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A 22-YEAR-OLD Plumtree man who tried to rape his 81-year-old neighbour while claiming he had fallen in love with her has been jailed for six months. Thulani Dube is already serving an 18 months sentence which commenced in April for a previous assault conviction.

A drunken Dube crept into the old woman’s house...

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Bulawayo won’t flood, Mayor says

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Oswell Moyo Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO Mayor Martin Moyo on Wednesday said residents need not worry about flooding as council has already deployed community groups to clear blocked drainages in the Central Business District to prevent possible street flooding like what happened in Harare recently.

On Tuesday, Harare city authorities reacted with...

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Politburo to meet today

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Lovemore Mataire Harare Bureau
Zanu-PF will hold its Politburo meeting today, which is likely to focus on the possible amendments to the party constitution and preparations for the forthcoming 6th National People’s Congress.

Secretary for Administration Cde Didymus Mutasa confirmed yesterday that the meeting will take place today, but refused to...

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HIV+ boss ‘rapes’ employee

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A MARRIED HIV positive businessman from Bulilima District has appeared in court facing charges of raping his 20-year-old female employee. Godrick Mabhena, 39, who runs a grocery shop at Madlambuzi Business Centre, allegedly broke into the woman’s bedroom in the middle of the night while she was sleeping and...

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Tips on stress management

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Fredrick Qaphelani Mabikwa Successful Solutions
Recently I was delivering a lecture at a local university on stress management and immediately after I thought this would be a good subject to share with readers of this column.

Before we think of managing stress we must really think about avoiding that stress that can be avoided. Basically you can...

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Landlord beats up tenant over unpaid rent

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Thubelihle Mabhena Court Reporter
A MAN from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo was dragged to court on Thursday for allegedly striking his tenant several times with an iron bar on the head over failure to pay rent.

Wellington Zenga, 25, told Bulawayo provincial magistrate Sibongile Msipa that he assaulted Gift Ngwenya, 44, for failing to settle his...

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LATEST: “Zimbabwe not a basket case” – Chinamasa

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LATEST: “Zimbabwe not a basket case” – Chinamasa

“We are about to run, to sprint. We are looking for partners to sprint with us”

Johannesburg – Zimbabwe has investment potential for South Africa, with a diversity of resources, Zimbabwe Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Friday.

“We are not a basket case. The potential we have is enormous,” he told a business b...

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‘SA judges election report political humbug’

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tsvangirai-angry-Fidelis Munyoro Harare Bureau
A REPORT released recently by two South African judges on Zimbabwe’s 2002 presidential elections is political humbug that should be treated with the contempt it deserves, a legal expert has said.

The report by judges Dikgang Moseneke and Sisi Khampepe claimed the elections were not credible.

The controversial report was...

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Mat South sewer systems condemned

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The Plumtree Town Council Engineer, Melusi Ncube, explains how the Plumtree sewer treatment plant works during a media tour of the rehabilitated sewer system organised by the Environmental Management Agency yesterday

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
THE Environmental Management Agency has condemned sewer systems at most institutions in...

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First Lady dismisses sex tape claims

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First Lady Grace Mugabe

First Lady Grace Mugabe

Harare Bureau
THE First Lady Grace Mugabe has dismissed claims in some online media that deliberately misquoted her on Tuesday that she said she had a sex tape of Vice President Joice Mujuru.

An online publication ZimEye claimed that the First Lady told students who gathered at her children’s home in Mazowe on Monday that she “...

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Hero’s welcome for President in Equatorial Guinea

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THE African Union Commission has urged Africa and Turkey to improve not only the statistical value of their trade but also its quality. This was said by Erastus Mwencha, the AUC deputy chair, to diplomats ahead of today’s summit meeting of leaders from Africa and Turkey at Sipopo Conference Centre in Malabo,...

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War vets to weed out Jabulani Sibanda loyalists

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Jabulani Sibanda

Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
OUSTED Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) leader Jabulani Sibanda’s loyalists face the boot from the association as the new leadership moves to weed out unruly elements.

ZNLWVA chairman Cde Christopher Mutsvangwa said they would conduct a restructuring exercise soon after...

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TB Joshua deaths: Ministry allays Ebola fears

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
HEALTH and Child Care Deputy Minister, Dr Paul Chimedza, has allayed fears of possible Ebola transmission from the three bodies of Zimbabweans who died in Nigeria after a church belonging to prophet TB Joshua collapsed in September.

The three are among the 115 people who died after a three-storey guest house...

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$55m for GMB to pay farmers

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Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
THE Government will soon avail about $55 million to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) to settle outstanding payments for farmers who delivered their grain to the national granary this season.

In an interview, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Davis Marapira, said the...

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