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A BOGUS High Court judge yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court facing three counts of fraud after she sold a non-existent house for US$100 000 to an unsuspecting homeseeker ...

THE political rift between Zanu PF and the main opposition MDC continues to widen amid counter allegations centred on the series of abductions, torture and assaults on human rights activists and trade unionists. ...

THE United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has urged government to bury the late former President Robert Mugabe’s legacy of brutality and bring to book those responsible for human rights violations. ...

INDEPENDENT election watchdog, Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has urged political parties to invest in campaign processes to ensure a large voter turnout during polling elections. ...

Power utility ZESA Holdings yesterday revealed that it had incurred exchange losses of up to $4 billion since February, when the central bank liberalised the exchange rate. ...

George Stark High School in Mbare, Harare, is mired in controversy following the submission of a dossier to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), detailing allegations of corruption dating back to 2016, NewsDay can reveal. ...

FINANCIAL technologies (fintech) firm Bluecode Africa is planning on making waves at the world’s premier financial services event, dubbed Sibos 2019, set to take place in London, the United Kingdom, from September 23 to 26. ...

FINANCE and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube has released $37,4 million to the City of Harare in an effort to address the water challenges which has seen residents going for days without the precious liquid. ...

GOVERNMENT’S re-engagement bid with the West has stalled over the country’s deteriorating human rights situation and the political stalemate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa. ...

Police in Beatrice are investigating an incident in which a 41-year-old man was allegedly sexually assaulted by the three women, who later dumped him by the roadside. ...

GOVERNMENT says it will soon review the curriculum at Youth Vocational Training Centres so that it is in line with modern trends. ...

HIGH Court judge Justice Happius Zhou yesterday ruled that the 2% intermediated transaction tax imposed by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube under statutory instrument 205 of 2018 was illegal and unconstitutional, but the ruling may be largely academic. ...

THE MDC has confronted the police demanding an explanation on why Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has allegedly issued an illegal ban on the party’s internal meetings across the country. ...

Heavy winds destroyed infrastructure worth thousands of dollars at two top schools in Wedza, Mashonaland East province, at the weekend, an official said yesterday. ...

A POOR voter registration turnout is haunting Bulawayo, with less than five residents taking part in the ongoing exercise each month, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has said. ...

Top Zvishavane businessman Kudakwashe Diza (43) and his companion Mark Tiweni (39) were yesterday slapped with a 48-month jail sentence each for stealing 810kg of aluminium cables belonging to Zesa Holdings. ...

HUNDREDS of Zanu PF supporters yesterday walked away disappointed after the Mavhunga family refused to bury the late Dominic Martin Mavhunga at Mashonaland Central Provincial Heroes Acre in Bindura. ...

Another 10 volunteer repatriates fleeing South African xenophobia arrived in the country through Beitbridge Border Post yesterday amid reports that 300 had jumped ship. ...

FORMER Cabinet minister Ignatius Chombo yesterday said his health was deteriorating and needed urgent medical attention abroad, but a Harare magistrate again denied him his passport to enable him to travel. ...

A ZANU PF district chairman in Mhangura was recently sentenced to an effective six months in prison after defrauding two people of about US$342 in botched land deals. ...

A BEITBRIDGE man on Monday allegedly fatally stabbed his girlfriend and attempted to kill his friend accusing him of being in love with the now deceased. ...

A 65-YEAR-OLD Shabani Mashaba Mines (SMM) former employee has been arraigned before the Zvishavane Magistrates’ Court facing charges of assault and contempt of court after he assaulted officials from the Messengers of Court seeking to execute an eviction order. ...

TWO youthful housewives from Beitbridge were yesterday fined $1 000 each for stealing a gun, which they used to intimidate another woman. ...

MDC legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga last week revealed that individuals and institutions that were trying to bring in sanitary towels and cups for donation to underprivileged girls were failing to do so as the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) was still demanding duty despite Finance minister Mthuli Ncube scrapping it. ...

Pensioners have implored the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) to review upwards their monthly stipends which have been eroded by inflation, condemning them to paupers. ...

BULAWAYO police this week arrested six notorious armed robbers upon arrival at a girlfriend’s residence after a tip-off from residents. ...

THE Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) on Tuesday met council management to register its concern over the handling of budget consultations by the local authority. ...

The Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) will soon appoint the first ever Public Relations Officers (PROs) for its facilities throughout the country as it seeks to be more transparent and accountable. ...

TREASURY has released $3,4 million to the opposition MDC under the Political Parties Finance Act. ...

TRADITIONAL leaders in Zvimba yesterday said they had pardoned those who removed former President Robert Mugabe from power through a military coup in November 2017 to foster national healing. ...