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MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday apologised to his supporters, families and victims of the August 1 fatal shootings, for describing the demonstrations which led to the killing of six victims by the army as “stupid”. ...

SOCIALITE and businessman Genius Kadungure, popularly known as Ginimbi, was yesterday denied bail by a Harare magistrate in a case in which he is accused of prejudicing Treasury of $3,5 million in a tax evasion scam. ...

THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa yesterday staged a come-back, days after he was accused of divisiveness and selfishness, with some provincial executives pushing for his recall. ...

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has demanded far-reaching financial reforms in the national budget to be presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube next week. ...

THE Chinese government is exasperated at criticism by “smart” Zimbabweans who do not appreciate what the Asian economic behemoth is doing in the country. ...

A 27-YEAR-OLD Shamva man has been arrested for assaulting a fellow imbiber to death for taking a sip of his alcohol without his consent. ...

United STATES-BASED Chimurenga music icon, Thomas ‘Mukanya’ Mapfumo’s nine-day peace tour scheduled for December will kick off in the Midlands capital at a venue yet to be confirmed, promoters of the show have revealed. ...

An Algerian researcher and International Labour Organisation (ILO) official, Phillipe Marcadent has said governments can no longer afford to ignore the informal sector as it was now the biggest contributor to the economy in many countries. ...

MILLERS have said manufacturers of packaging materials have agreed to reverse their decision to sell their products in foreign currency while also revising downwards prices payable in RTGS. ...

THE Harare City Council has embarked on a clean-up campaign to help restore its long lost Sunshine City status. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (Pvt) Ltd (ZETDC) has approached the High Court seeking an order to compel Mkwasine Estate to garnish former Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s (pictured) sugar cane account over an unpaid $133 000 electricity bill. ...

A 16-YEAR-OLD juvenile from Mkoba suburb in Gweru hanged himself at his parents' home on Tuesday although the cause of the suicide is not yet known. The incident comes barely a week after a student from Midlands State University hanged himself in Senga suburb under unclear circumstances. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings scribes on Wednesday evening once again dominated the National Journalistic and Media Awards, scooping 11 out of the 20 gongs that recognised journalism excellence in the country. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday said after 37 years under former President Robert Mugabe’s stifling dictatorship, his government has brought democracy which he claimed was now being abused by “selfish and retrogressive individuals”. ...

ZIMBABWE’S military was responsible for the fatal shooting of six civilians, some of whom had nothing to do with the post-election protests that erupted on August 1 in Harare, the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has said. ...

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed he would not appear before the commission of inquiry on the August 1 shootings claiming the probe was misplaced and described as stupid the demonstrations over the alleged delay in announcing the July 30 presidential results. ...

MASHONALAND West Provincial Affairs minister, Mary Mliswa has encouraged families to be the pillars of strength who provide healthy life style advice to diabetic patients. ...

Controversial businessmen Wicknell Chivayo and Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure were yesterday picked up separately at the Harare Magistrates’ Court by the police for questioning. ...

A WEDZA teenager died on the spot on Tuesday after a speeding ox-drawn scotch-cart overturned and hit him on the neck. ...

The trial of MDC vice-president Morgen Komichi on charges of disrupting the announcement of the presidential election results has been moved to next year, with only one State witness, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) acting chief executive officer Utoile Silaigwana, still to testify. ...

A HARARE court yesterday declared State prosecutor Michael Reza unfit to preside over MDC Alliance vice-chairperson Tendai Biti’s trial saying he overstepped his mandate as an impartial judicial officer. ...

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has admitted that it has not done enough to publicise its work, with only three cases reported from Matabeleland South province in 2017. ...

THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is training magistrates on dealing with cases to do with corruption which is now viewed as one of the biggest threats to the resuscitation of the fledgging economy. ...

ONLY two out of 29 Bulawayo councillors have heeded the call by residents to declare their assets. ...

UNDER-FIRE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairperson Christopher Mutsvangwa will remain as ex-fighters’ leader and the decision to recall him can only be implemented if it is ratified by the national executive, spokesperson Douglas Mahiya has said. ...

A HWANGE-BASED Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) employee appeared in court for allegedly defrauding his employer of $143 000 which he used to buy gas for resale on the black market. ...

THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches yesterday pledged to work with the Ninth Parliament in promoting peace and healing in Zimbabwe as well as to strengthen the church voice in the law-making processes. ...

BULAWAYO’s collapsing sewerage system has been blamed for the closure of one of the city’s prime tourist attractions, Umguza Yacht Club, as raw affluent from treatment plants is being discharged into its dam. ...

THE Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) last month disbursed slightly over $1 million for the rehabilitation of Bulawayo’s roads, but city authorities said the money was not enough to finance significant work in light of the prevailing harsh economic conditions. ...

MWENEZI district administrator Rosemary Chingwe has advised communal and resettled farmers in the district to sell ageing livestock and use proceeds to feed the young, as the district is likely to be hit hard by drought. ...