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Zimbabwe’s ruling party bosses kicked off their first meeting of the post-Mugabe era on Wednesday with many Zimbabweans keen to know who new President Emmerson Mnangagwa will appoint as his two deputies and whether they will mark a break with the country’s old guard. ...

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has offered a $1,5 billion package which guarantee investments into Zimbabwe, in a timely boost for the new administration led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

National People’s Party (NPP) members yesterday described their leader Joice Mujuru as “captured”, saying they were duty-bound to deal with the people surrounding her to rescue the troubled opposition outfit from further disintegrating. ...

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) and other security services say they have noted with concern a disturbing trend from a few misguided members of the public, who are engaging in counter-productive acts of vengeful retribution against perceived political elements. ...

SCORES of Arcadia residents were left homeless yesterday after the Harare City Council demolished 39 houses allegedly illegally built two decades ago on service land meant for drainage pipes and sewage systems. ...

LEGISLATORS yesterday expressed mixed views over the recent announcement by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa that the government would cede 80% of its shareholding in the Cold Storage Company to the National Social Security Authority (NSSA). ...

BUSINESSMAN and musician Energy Mutodi, who is facing charges of communicating false statements after allegedly implicating some politicians in the poisoning of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, yesterday asked the State to remove him from remand. ...

MDC-T Southerton legislator Gift Chimanikire’s wife, Tsitsi (nee Chikwanda) has filed for divorce at the High Court saying their marriage of 27 years had irretrievably broken. ...

The Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has urged government to call police to order by directing them to stop barring local civic society organisations from holding Gukurahundi memorials. ...

THE Mutoko Rural District Council (RDC)said it would soon review the unit tax being paid by black granite miners as the local authority seeks to increase its revenue base for development purposes. ...

THE Media Institute of Southern Africa-Zimbabwe (Misa Zimbabwe) has rapped government over its failure to align two draconian laws — Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) — with the Constitution. ...

A BULAWAYO man has been fined $100 for bashing his wife when she complained about his foul breath and asked him to brush his teeth. ...

ZIMBABWE will this year spend a measly $25 per person on health, while government expenditure on health continues to fail to reach the 11,3% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s average, and 15% of the national budget as stipulated by the Abuja Declaration. ...

Two Zvishavane brothers, who assaulted a rival lover for dancing with one of the siblings’ girlfriend, have been fined $45 for assault. ...

THE $8 million collected by Treasury for the Afforestation Fund in 2015 by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) and deposited into the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) account has not yet been disbursed for reforestation projects. ...

EGODINI Mall contractor Terracotta Private Construction has expressed disappointment at the low turnout of local and foreign bidders, as efforts to involve Bulawayo contractors in the $60 million bus terminus and mall construction project seems to have hit a brickwall. ...

AN audit report on the operations of the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStats) has unearthed massive mismanagement of funds and assets that could have prejudiced the government of millions of dollars. ...

UNITED Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) nurses downed tools yesterday citing lack of stationery, needles and drugs, among other medical basics at the health institution. ...

A 24-YEAR-OLD Murewa bus conductor was yesterday slapped with a 20-day jail sentence or alternatively pay a $100 fine for smuggling 55 bottles of Broncleer cough syrup from Namibia. ...

A 30-YEAR-OLD Mutoko tout has been arrested for fatally punching his colleague after a misunderstanding over passengers. ...

FRESH cracks have emerged in Zanu PF over the selection of delegates to attend Friday’s extraordinary congress amid claims that bona fide officials were being dropped by new provincial leaders, who are now cherry-picking their allies, NewsDay has heard. ...

Young Warriors crashed out of the Cosafa Under 20 Championship after they were held to a goalless draw by Namibia at a rain soaked Nkana Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. ...

A 50-YEAR-OLD Gweru tout last Sunday died after succumbing to injuries sustained while wrestling with his colleague. ...

Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said on Tuesday. ...

ZANU PF and the two MDC parties have finally agreed on something, resolving at the weekend to push the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to extend the biometric voter registration (BVR) programme by two months to allow for a mopping-up exercise. ...

FORMER President Robert Mugabe was expected to leave the country last night to the Far East for routine medical check-up. ...

THE country’s leading privately-run publishing company, Alpha Media Holdings (AMH), yesterday scooped nine awards for domineering the media industry at a colourful ceremony organised by the Zimbabwe Business Awards. ...

A MUREWA man, who allegedly defrauded government’s command agriculture programme of 78 bags of fertiliser late last month, appeared at the Marondera Magistrates’ Court on Friday facing fraud and forgery charges. ...

ABOUT 100 Victoria Falls residents flocked to a local hotel to learn about bitcoin investment with over 20 already signed up, as interest in the digital currency increases locally. ...

BULAWAYO councillors have reported that the city may face burial space challenges, as the West Park Cemetery which was extended last year to ease the burden on the overstretched Luveve Cemetery, has run out of space. ...