National

National

A GOOD Samaritan, who was assisting police officers to arrest an assault suspect in rural Marondera, was stabbed to death after manhandling the suspect. ...

THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has suspended the water-rationing programme introduced early this year, but urged residents to use water sparingly to avoid depleting the city’s reservoirs. ...

ZANU PF legislator Kindness Paradza (Makonde) has accused his MDC counterparts’ snub of diplomatic passports offered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa government as a cheap publicity stunt as some of them were issued with the travel document last year. ...

TWO men, who were part of a syndicate that stole copper wire and conductors in Hwange, were on Friday last week sentenced to a mandatory 10-year jail term each by Hwange regional magistrate Collet Ncube. ...

ZANU PF Mashonaland West provincial political commissar Simon Solomon has come out guns blazing, accusing party bigwig, Jimayi Muduvuri, of coercing beneficiaries of Pixie Combie Housing Scheme in Kadoma to falsely testify before the Lands Commission that there was rampant corruption in the allocation of residential stands and misappropriation of funds as the battle for control of the scheme intensifies. ...

THE Beitbridge Municipality says it will offer families of fallen heroes of Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle residential stands at half the normal price as an appreciation of their selfless sacrifices. ...

The death toll from the Beitbridge accident which occurred early Monday morning has gone up to eight, hospital sources have revealed. ...

FAMILIES of the seven Chinhoyi Battle heroes have said they are bitter that besides the naming of the streets in honour of their departed relatives whose death signalled the launch of the armed struggle in 1966, government had not given them anything else in the form of compensation. ...

THE Zimbabwean chapter of the African Parliamentarians Against Corruption (APNC) has revealed plans to make public an inventory of legislators who have complied with the asset declaration policy. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday pledged to pamper the country’s military with salary upgrades and other benefits to cushion them against the skyrocketing cost of living, while urging the rest of the civil servants and hard-pressed citizens to remain patient as his government attempts to fix the economy, saying “the darkest hour comes before dawn”. ...

THE Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) has implored President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to urgently find common ground and dialogue to ensure the country does not slide into anarchy. ...

MDC Midlands and Bulawayo provinces are readying their structures for the party’s nationwide protests against President Emmerson Mnangawa’s alleged mismanagement of the economy and unwillingness to reach a negotiated political settlement. ...

THREE Bulawayo council engineers will in October attend a Vitens Evides International (VEI) water works exchange programme in the Netherlands. ...

ABOUT 400 workers at Midlands-based Jena Mine are suing their employer for US$3 million over what they claim are salary underpayments. ...

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has implored soldiers to uphold, defend and respect the core values that helped their forebears to prosecute the liberation struggle together with, and not against the people. ...

Seven people were killed, while 40 were injured in separate accidents that occurred in Beitbridge and Guruve yesterday. ...

...

ZANU PF Mashonaland West provincial political commissar, Simon Solomon, has come out guns blazing, accusing party bigwig, Jimayi Muduvuri, of coercing beneficiaries of Pixie Combie Housing Scheme in Kadoma to falsely testify before the Lands Commission ...

A FAMILY from Dibutibu in Victoria Falls is searching for two siblings who were swept away by the Zambezi River on Friday while taking pictures close to the bank. ...

THE Bulawayo City Council is facing prosecution for discharging raw sewage into nearby rivers which is threatening aquatic life and livelihoods, recent council minutes have revealed. ...

Commuter omnibus operators plying highway routes are reportedly dropping off passengers just before approaching tollgates as a strategy to avoid paying high tollgate fees which were introduced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube during his mid-term budget review early this month. ...

THE opposition MDC is a gang of retrogressive minds bent on sabotaging President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to revive the economy, hence Zimbabweans should shun their call for protests slated for Friday, Defence minister Oppah Muchinguri has said. ...

GOVERNMENT has poured cold water on calls to reform the security sector, saying the system was working very well and desires no reforms. ...

While war veterans across the country are fighting for gratuities and other benefits for their participation in Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle, some Zimbabweans believe they should be fighting for the recognition of fallen heroes. ...

Four junior officers at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison have been arraigned before the courts for assaulting and breaking an inmate’s leg for picking a $1 coin in the office he was cleaning. ...

THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has announced another fuel price hike for the third time in two weeks with diesel and petrol going up by 21 cents and 8 cents per litre, respectively, pilling more misery on citizens. ...

MORE than two million Zimbabweans are on the cusp of “starvation”, the United Nations food agency has said while launching a $331,5m aid appeal to help the southern African country recover from a devastating drought. ...

Many Zimbabweans who are on self-administered medical drugs requiring refrigerated storage are going through a torrid time as crippling power outages continue unabated. ...

Doctor Kumbirai Mubwandarikwa ,who treated prominent liberation fighters including former President Robert Mugabe in colonial jails, has died. He was 78. His son, Joram, confirmed the death to NewsDay yesterday. ...

POLICE in Mashonaland East province are warning people going up Domboshava hills for worship and traditional rituals to be wary of robbers who are terrorising communities in the area. ...