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A Saviour Kasukuwere loyalist waves a placard outside the venue, while the fact-checking meeting was underway at Bindura Country Club yesterday

Kasukuwere in dramatic survival

DRAMA and tension punctuated proceedings in Bindura yesterday, as riot police and President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF’s fact-finding team battled to quell tempers and stamp their authority during a heated meeting to investigate circumstances that triggered the no-confidence vote in the party’s national commissar, Saviour Kasukuwere.

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BVR testing ends

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) brought to a close the site validation tests for biometric voter registration (BVR) kits yesterday after taking the equipment through water and shock resistance tests at the commission’s head office.

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Namibia wants more power from Zim

NAMIBIA is looking to increase its electricity imports from Zimbabwe after that country injected more capital for the repair and maintenance of Hwange Power Station.

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Mathema urges police, headmen to flush out tsikamutandas

MATABELELAND North Provincial Affairs minister Cain Mathema, has ordered police and headmen to flush out and arrest witch hunters commonly known as tsikamutandas, whom he accused of tormenting villagers in his province.

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Teachers denounce corporal punishment

The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) has urged its members to respect the recent High Court ruling outlawing corporal punishment, saying alternative methods of disciplining students should be introduced.

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Byo mayor mourns city engineer

BULAWAYO mayor, Martin Moyo, has said the death of Engineer Mbuthi Gugu Mkwananzi had robbed the city of an illustrious worker, who was committed to transforming the local authority into a world-class city.

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Zimbabwe diamonds financed Nikuv project

Mines and Mining Development secretary, Francis Gudyanga yesterday admitted making payments to companies reportedly linked to Israeli company, Nikuv International Projects.

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Equipment delays stalls Gweru stands servicing

THE Gweru City Council has blamed a local company, which won a $1,2 million earth-moving equipment tender for failing to fulfil its part of the bargain, thus delaying the servicing of 6 000 residential stands in Mkoba 21.

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Minister lashes out at lazy farmers

AGRICULTURE deputy minister (livestock) Paddy Zhanda has lashed out at citizens who do not take pride in producing their own food, but depend on food handouts, saying the practice was “unAfrican, embarrassing and a sign of laziness”.

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Ministry wades into Zexcom feud

War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube is pushing for the Zimbabwe Ex-Combatants (Zexcom) Foundation Investment Fund to be removed from judicial management so it is handed back to the control of the former freedom fighters.

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