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Harare, Zimbabwe - Sitting on her mother’s lap, 10-month-old Tanaka fidgeted and shrugged off attempts by the nutritionist to feed her another serving of therapeutic food at Edith Opperman Maternity Hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. ...

Defence ministry camp commander Laxwell Ngara yesterday appeared in court facing fraud charges after he allegedly produced fake documents claiming $306 135 as payment for cleaning services rendered to the ministry by Maids on Wheels (Pvt) Limited. ...

LEGAL think-tank Veritas has warned that amending the Constitution to give more powers to the President will put the country at risk of creating a dictatorship. ...

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa is looking to take advantage of the collapsed economy, to mobilise for action across professional, political and religious lines against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. ...

ACTING President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday vowed that his estranged wife, Marry, would not set foot at his Borrowdale residence, claiming she wanted to kill him. ...

THE Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has delivered a landmark ruling declaring that a debt owed in United States dollars (US$) incurred on or before February 22, 2019 should be discharged by paying in local currency, the Zimdollar, at the rate of 1:1. ...

CHIREDZI will hold another by-election in less than two months, after the passing on of ward 16 councillor Emmanuel Nyathi on Sunday afternoon. ...

A RURAL Electrification Agency (REA) employee based in Bulawayo has been taken to court for allegedly stealing 3 500m of aluminium conductors worth $100 000. ...

THE increase in the number of stray donkeys and scotch-carts in Victoria Falls town has irked residents who have taken the local authority to task to deal with the domestic animals and their owners as they can cause traffic accidents. ...

NINE Beitbridge villagers who were resettled at the Jompembi Farm in the district in February 2001 have filed summons at the Bulawayo High Court seeking the eviction of the owners of the wildlife conservancy run under Denlynian (PVT) Ltd and Trans Limpopo Carriers (PVT) Ltd companies. ...

WAR veterans and other members of the public will soon be able to express their opinions on the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Bill, which is currently at First Reading Stage in the National Assembly amid erosion of the current gratuities of ex-freedom fighters by inflation. ...

THE Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has thrown its weight behind Njube High School biology teacher, Brian Mutsiba, who has gone into hiding after police in Bulawayo launched a manhunt to arrest him on allegations of inciting pupils at the school to protest on Monday. ...

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has assured residents over the safety of its foul-smelling water after being inundated with complaints from panicky residents fearing for their health. ...

TWELVE Malawian immigrants yesterday appeared in court for reportedly entering the country without permits. ...

THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) recently landed itself in trouble after refusing to settle a US$370 000 debt opting to pay off the same in local currency, a move that has prompted an international firm to attach the broadcaster’s property. ...

Striking doctors have effectively ended their near five months industrial action after the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) yesterday urged all its members to take up the cash offer made by Econet Wireless founder Strive Masiyiwa’s Higher Life Foundation (HLF) to improve their working conditions. ...

HARARE City Council has threatened legal action against Zanu PF, government departments, parastatals and other entities owing the local authority more than $1 billion in unpaid rates. ...

Former Health minister David Parirenyatwa has applied for discharge in a case in which he is accused of criminal abuse of office after allegedly directing NatPharm chairman George Washaya to appoint Newman Madzikwa as managing director. ...

ZANU PF has claimed that while it has a burning desire to address the economic challenges affecting the country, its hands remain tied by nature. ...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured major investment deals worth over Sh170.8 billion in the ongoing UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. ...

It is early morning on Saturday as dark clouds threatened light showers, and possibly a heavy downpour. Dressed in dirty and torn garments, Charlton Chirenje and his three brothers head for the streets for their daily hustle. ...

Police yesterday released 12 names of the 17 people who perished in a bus accident that occurred near Odzi along the Harare-Mutare Highway on Saturday evening. ...

STUDENTS at Njube High School in Bulawayo yesterday staged a demonstration led by A-Level students over a 478% fees hike. ...

THE State yesterday withdrew corruption charges against suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe who was accused of criminal abuse of office after he offered former Cabinet ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira industrial attachments at the courts. ...

HEAVY rains that pounded the Midlands province’s Vungu district over the weekend left a trail of destruction, submerging homes and damaging roads, with scores of motorists and pedestrians struggling to navigate the flooded streets in the vast area which covers Gweru’s peri-urban suburbs such as Woodlands. ...

TOP MDC leaders Lynette Karenyi-Kore (vice-president) and Job Sikhala (vice-chairperson) this week lost their relatives to the violent machete clashes in mining areas in the country. In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, Karenyi-Kore said she lost her 41-year-old uncle, Liberty Dadirai, who was stabbed to death on Monday in Chimanimani by two youths that were armed with knives and claimed to be diamond buyers. ...

A BEITBRIDGE male teacher at the weekend knelt down before Vice-President Kembo Mohadi begging him to influence an upward pay review for teachers. ...

Government business briefly ground to a halt yesterday after several top officials and Cabinet ministers escorted Acting President Constantino Chiwenga to receive for the second time the Boeing 777-200ER aeroplane bought from Malaysia in 2016. ...

CHURCHES have vowed to pressure President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to come up with strict measures to ensure that all millers who get grain under the government maize subsidy programme sell mealie-meal at subsidised prices. ...

CONTROVERSY-riddled Glaudina Primary School in Harare yesterday opened its doors to students amid a misunderstanding between the parents and responsible authorities over inadequate infrastructure, with pupils taking classes from unfinished classrooms. ...