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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa and former Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa have been sucked into a US$9 million saga for the rehabilitation of Grain Marketing Board (GMB) silos fronted by millers, which has become the latest subject of investigations by Parliament. ...

POLICE have increased their presence in and out of Harare in apparent readiness to quash attempts by restless opposition supporters and workers in the wake of threats of massive protests to pressure President Emmerson Mnangagwa to end the crisis bedevilling the country. ...

LEGISLATORS yesterday rubbished a report by the Parliamentary Privileges Committee, set up to investigate four MPs on allegations of trying to get a $400 000 bribe from Bulawayo businessman James Goddard, saying it was embarrassing that Parliament investigated rumours started by alleged conman Shepherd Tundiya. ...

A JOB-SEEKING expedition ended tragically for Uzumba twins after one of them drowned while crossing a flooded Nyaguwe River in a makeshift canoe. ...

ZANU PF-ALIGNED pressure groups and youths are reportedly on a drive to picket at the homes of top MDC leaders, whom they accuse of inviting Western sanctions, which they allege are behind the untold suffering faced by multitudes in the country. ...

POLITICIANS have been snubbing public meetings organised by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), raising questions on their willingness to fight the scourge, a commissioner with the graft-busting organisation revealed on Monday. ...

STAKEHOLDERS from Matobo district in Matabeleland South province are appealing to government to accelerate the approval of the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, a key legislation hoped to bring sanity to the mining sector. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mangagwa yesterday attributed his administration’s failure to contain the raging economic crisis to sanctions and lack of global financing. ...

BUSINESS has come to a standstill in Guruve South after a storm uprooted 10 Zesa poles in January, leading to power outages. ...

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) on Monday revealed that it was probing the Presidential Scholarship Programme and the National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm), with the findings to be made public soon. ...

SUSPENDED Zanu PF youth leaders, who have been at the forefront of fighting corruption by exposing alleged cartel leaders, bleeding the country through their perceived corrupt actions, now await President Emmerson Mnangagwa to decide their fate after raising concerns to the party’s national commissar Victor Matemadanda on the manner their case was handled. ...

A HARARE magistrate yesterday dismissed an application for exception filed by two opposition MDC legislators Amos Chibaya and Sibusisiswe Budha, who are accused of failing to stop a party demonstration last year. ...

THE escalating levels of poverty among underpaid civil servants is forcing government workers to engage in criminal activities in order to survive, a teachers’ union has said. ...

POLICE yesterday said they had arrested a serial fraudster for swindling unsuspecting members of the public of over US$60 000 in Harare and Bulawayo. The suspect, Malvirn Mtanda (35) was found in possession of identity particulars of Gerald Magaya (36). ...

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91. ...

A MEMBER of the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) based at 53 Infantry Battalion in Kwekwe has appeared in court over a robbery charge involving more than US$20 000. ...

Director of the Presidential Scholarship Programme, Christopher Mushohwe, said his department in conjunction with India under the auspices of Gujarat, had initiated training and manpower development programmes. ...

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) spokesperson John Makamure yesterday said the anti-graft body and the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) were unable to deal with highly connected cartels at the heart of corruption in the country without citizens’ help. ...

The upcoming delimitation exercise is likely to affect Wedza and Mudzi districts, with constituencies with less numbers likely to be collapsed and merged. ...

THE recent announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that he would soon convene a “consensus-building meeting” with Matabeleland traditional leaders to co-ordinate and fast-track exhumations and reburials of Gukurahundi victims has sparked outrage from some civic groups and chiefs who argued that rushing the exercise would destroy the evidence. ...

THE National Association of non-governmental organisations (Nango)’s latest report dated February 17 shows that 215 households totalling 967 individuals were seriously affected by the recent flash floods that hit Nsungwale, under Chief Sinakoma in Binga, Matabeleland North province. ...

Harare residents have taken Local Government minister July Moyo to court to stop him from allegedly interfering with operations of the local authority. ...

BUSINESS came to a standstill at Kamba Primary School in Triangle yesterday when parents invaded the Tongaat Hullet-run institution, demanding the transfer of a teacher accused of practicing satanism. ...

TWO MDC activists, who were arrested for allegedly participating in flash demonstrations which were not cleared by the police last week, were yesterday granted $1 000 bail each by a Harare magistrate. ...

MACHETE-WIELDING gangsters linked to the infamous MaShurugwi on Saturday stormed two schools in Zhombe and Silobela and got away with valuables belonging to teachers after detonating explosives to scare them away. ...

A 29-YEAR-OLD man from Ascot, Gweru, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by Gweru regional magistrate Phathekile Msipa for raping his 12-year-old sister-in-law. ...

THE United Kingdom (UK) says it will maintain its tough stance against the administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a position it says will only change if the regime implements meaningful political and economic reforms. ...

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya yesterday refused to publicly disclose the identity of the 200 depositors who own the bulk of the $34,5 billion bank deposits in the country. ...

OPPOSITION MPs yesterday alleged in Parliament that State Security minister Owen Ncube was the co-ordinator of the machete gangs, popularly known as MaShurugwi. ...

BY BLESSED MHLANGA OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will launch a renewed bid to oust President Emmerson Mnangagwa by seeking to have the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) review its ...