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THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has been hit by a financial squeeze which has forced it to dig deeper into members’ pockets to fund travel, food and accommodation costs for its over 6 000 congress delegates set to meet in Gweru next Wednesday to elect new party leadership. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) has castigated The Herald for abusing and forsaking the tenets of journalism in a desperate attempt to soil the good image of NewsDay, the country’s leading privately-owned independent daily. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is pinning hopes of improving the country’s situation on the national political dialogue that he launched amid pomp and fanfare in Harare yesterday. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday failed to turn up at a the highly-anticipated smart agriculture conference held in Mount Darwin, which he had been expected to officiate for the past few months. ...

PAUL Masikati, a top Zanu PF official based in Marondera, who, together with fellow ruling party youths, stormed a police base and assaulted a cop in a bid to free his arrested son, was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 months in jail by Marondera magistrate Arnold Maburo. ...

A BEATRICE woman on Tuesday abandoned her four-year-old daughter while escaping from a car driven by suspected robbers. ...

A CHIPINGE white farmer, who shot and injured his employee claiming that he had mistaken him for a stray dog and blaming the victim for the incident, has been convicted of negligently causing serious bodily harm to the employee. ...

ABOUT 200 members of the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church, who had illegally settled themselves at a farm in Chivhu, were on Thursday left homeless after their homes were set ablaze during an eviction by the Sheriff of the High Court. ...

Four years after she made history by being the first elected black councillor to represent Hucknall Central ward in Ashfield, United Kingdom, Zimbabwean born Nicolle Ndiweni continues to smash the glass ceiling after being nominated as one of five East Midlands candidates for the European parliamentary elections to be held later this month. ...

HUNDREDS of Chitungwiza residents poured out their grievances to the recently-elected mayor Lovemore Maiko during his maiden Town House meeting held at Seke Unit L hall on Thursday. ...

ROAD accidents continue to kill people on Zimbabwe’s highways despite heavy traffic police presence, with the majority of the accidents attributed to human error. ...

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has hiked by 50% the cost of residential stands to hedge against inflation and lifted the suspension it had imposed on prospective homeowners buying stands using RTGS dollars. ...

The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) has pulled out of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) citing partisan politics within the biggest labour umbrella body. ...

Vice-President Kembo Mohadi has said a robust image for destination Zimbabwe will trigger an upsurge in international tourist arrivals, exports and foreign direct investments (FDI) and enhance growth of the national economy and, in turn, create job opportunities for locals. ...

At least 10 500 families from rural areas around the country are set to benefit from a pay-as-you-go solar system which was launched in Bikita recently. ...

MDC Alliance Member of Parliament Dorcas Sibanda has said female parliamentarians can contribute to peace and security in the region by ensuring that their governments are adhering to United Nations (UN) resolutions on nuclear disarmament. ...

POLICE in Bulawayo yesterday blocked a solidarity march organised by various political and civil society groups in support of Ntabazinduna’s Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, who is being hounded for allegedly refusing to recognise President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration. ...

Vulnerable women and girls are set to benefit from the launch of the Menstrual Health Specialists (MHS) Trust which will collaborate with stakeholders in providing safe, affordable, sustainable and eco-friendly sanitary wear. ...

The MDC Chiwundura district leadership wrangle is raging on following protests from lower structures against the leaders elected through consensus by ward chairpersons last week. ...

SOME 30 Zanu PF district chairpersons in Mutoko have petitioned the party secretariat to rein in senior party leaders who they accused of creating chaos. ...

Police in Goromonzi on Tuesday arrested three suspected cattle rustlers linked to a spate of stock-theft cases in the area after a taxi driver who they had hired tipped law enforcement agents that he was carrying a beef carcass. ...

The hashtags on the disaster are no longer trending on Twitter, and the roads that lead to the most affected areas, Ngangu Township of Chimanimani and Kopa Growth Point in Chipinge are no longer jammed by dozens of trucks carrying relief aid. ...

Brexit talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party have broken down, pitching the UK further into political disarray. ...

Facebook says it has removed hundreds of social media accounts targeted at countries in Africa. It also said it has banned an Israeli firm for ‘‘co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour’‘. ...

Brazil's mining firm Vale has warned that another dam is at risk of bursting months after the collapse of a similar structure killed more than 230 people. ...

The removal of roadblocks in parts of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, has started according to multiple reports. ...

A court in Kenya has ordered former President Daniel arap Moi to pay 1.06bn shillings ($10.5m; £8.2m) in compensation to a widow for illegally seizing her land. ...

BY BLESSED MHLANGA/DESMOND CHINGARANDE/FARAI MATIASHE PROSECUTORS at the High Court downed tools yesterday over fears that the office of Prosecutor-General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi had been captured by the ...

The government-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has fired most of its top executives, including under-fire chief executive Morris Mpofu in the wake of diamond pilferage amid allegations of corruption. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday told Parliament that his midterm budget statement earmarked for July will be announced in RTGS dollars as opposed to United States dollars which was the currency used to announce this year’s national budget. ...