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PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been urged to ensure that there is citizen participation in governance issues as well as demilitarise and de-politicise functional commissions so that they are effective in their mandate of protecting citizens. ...

POLICE yesterday reinforced their security, with some police details getting onto the streets armed with AK-47 rifles, as the law enforcement agency upped its effort to evict defiant vendors from Harare streets. ...

ACTING PRESIDENT Kembo Mohadi yesterday claimed that he cheated death twice when an aircraft in which he was a passenger failed to negotiate a stormy weather on his way to Beitbridge. ...

Prominent economist and former MDC executive member, Eddie Cross (pictured), has urged the new Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube, to grow a thick skin and resist executive pressure to push him to spend more than what the country was producing. ...

EDNA Pawandiwa tested HIV positive in 2005 while working as a bar attendant for Gweru City Council in the city’s densely populated suburb of Mambo. The events that followed in her life were devastating. ...

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) staff costs including salaries gobbled over $85 million, the higher learning institution’s consolidated financial statement for 2017 has revealed. ...

A CIVIC group has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Zanu PF and the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance to end their fight over the outcome of the July 30 elections as this was now taking a toll on citizens who want quality service delivery and development. ...

LIFE-SAVING drugs worth millions of dollars, donated by the Global Fund, could soon go to waste after they were reportedly blocked from distribution and quarantined at government warehouses under unclear circumstances, at a time the country is facing a massive shortage of drugs due to foreign currency shortages. ...

BINGA — When women activists tried to push the government, sometime early this year, for sanitary wear to be given to women for free through various campaigns, the nation thought they had gone berserk. ...

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance has vowed to approach the seven-member commission probing the fatal shooting of seven civilians by the military on August 1, demanding that two of the commissioners Lovemore Madhuku and Charity Manyeruke recuse themselves as they were “compromised” and unlikely to produce a balanced report. ...

THE MDC Alliance leadership has instructed provincial structures of coalition partners to begin the integration process bringing their membership under one roof, a process that could see some members losing their positions and causing tensions in the party. ...

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday expressed concern at the failure by local authorities and government to ensure people have access to clean water and collection of garbage which has bred flies that cause diarrheal diseases. ...

CHIVI South MP Killer Zivhu (Zanu PF) on Wednesday said devolution of power will enable provinces with mineral deposits to develop from their natural resources. ...

An MDC-T activist based in Mutare was yesterday slapped with a six-month jail term for threatening to torch 25 houses belonging to Zanu PF supporters soon after the July 30 elections. ...

The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance says it will soon announce its shadow cabinet and that it will maintain pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party to dialogue over the problems faced by the country. ...

Zanu PF’s first woman chairperson, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, (OM) broke new ground when she was appointed Zimbabwe’s first female Defence minister. She speaks to NewsDay (ND) reporter Blessed Mhlanga on the journey she has walked, challenges she has faced and her plans for the ministry. ...

NINE residents of Budiriro 4 in Harare have petitioned the High Court seeking an order to interdict the local authority from demolishing their houses. ...

VIOLENCE rocked Harare yesterday as police and vendors fought running battles as informal traders resisted efforts by government and council to remove them from the central business district as part of measures to control the spread of cholera. ...

MINISTER of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavima on Wednesday commissioned a new model eco-school, the first of its kind in the country at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa made two surprise visits to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, which generated a lot of anxiety among staff and the public after he spent a combined four hours at the apex bank before and after his State of the Nation Address as authorities grapple with a crippling shortage of bank notes. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government yesterday suspended plans to buy new vehicles for the new Cabinet ministers and Members of Parliament and channelled the money towards fighting the cholera ...

RESIDENTS’ associations and political parties have hailed the Bulawayo City Council for maintaining a high level of health standards which has kept communicable disease outbreaks at bay, but ...

LOCAL financial institution, CBZ Limited, has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to compel former Home Affairs minister, Obert Mpofu, his wife Sikhanyisiwe, and the couple’s business, ...

BY BLESSED MHLANGA PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday appointed his long-time ally Owen Ncube to the powerful position of Minister of State for National Security in the President’s Office. ...

HARARE needs over $1 billion to end water and sewer reticulation challenges, which are the source of recurrent cholera outbreaks currently blighting the nation, newly-elected mayor Peter Gomba ...

SCORES of Zanu PF supporters in Manicaland yesterday stormed the provincial party headquarters in Mutare, demanding the election of a new executive to replace the current one led ...

A CHIRUMANZU village head, Sifile Chiradza, has appealed to the Mvuma Magistrates’ Court to intervene in a matter in which Chief Chirumanzu, born Gerald Mudzengi, is allegedly failing ...

ONE of the country’s longest-serving bureaucrats, Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede, was retired yesterday as President Emmerson Mnangagwa also got rid of several permanent secretaries and directors inherited from former ...

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) needs a paradigm shift and the necessary resources, including adoption of information communication technologies to combat 21st century crime, new Home Affairs minister ...

ZIMBABWE has resumed diamond sales and hopes to build a sustainable market following the merger of diamond companies which operated in Chiadzwa under a State-owned company called Zimbabwe ...