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EXACTLY a year ago today, then President Robert Mugabe who had been in power for 38 years announced his resignation triggering an explosion of celebrations across the country. ...

THE commission of inquiry probing the post election violence on August 1 in which the army killed six civilians is reportedly headed for a clash with opposition MDC ...

ZANU PF is pulling out all stops for President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first rally since the disputed July 30 elections which will be held in former President Robert Mugabe’s home area, three days after the first anniversary of a military coup that forced his resignation. ...

INDEPENDENT Norton MP Temba Mliswa has been blocked from joining the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Lands, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement on allegations that he was conflicted. ...

Former Cabinet minister and Zanu PF secretary for health, David Parirenyatwa yesterday challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of an Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit, arguing that he was taking the issue to the Constitutional Court (Concourt). ...

CHIVI South MP, Killer Zivhu (Zanu PF) has challenged people from the constituency to help mobilise resources for the development of the area instead of waiting for the government, whose resources were already over-stretched to do so. ...

FIVE months following a deadly explosion at a Zanu PF rally addressed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at Bulawayo’s White City Stadium which killed two security agents and injured 49, including Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, the trail appears to have gone cold. ...

CABINET has approved the amendment of the Provincial Councils and Administration Bill, a move which could see the fulfilment of the long awaited devolution of power. ...

The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco) is saddled with a $16,1 million debt and now wants government to warehouse it so that it can work on a turnaround strategy for the bus operator now running only 56 buses. ...

FORMER National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu and his two sons were on Monday arrested after a man who had allegedly been caught gathering firewood in the former minister’s farm filed robbery charges against them. ...

HEALTH and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo recently said he would meet with prospective investors who wish to operationalise the late Vice-President Joshua Nkomo’s project, Ekusileni Medical Centre, which has been lying derelict since 2004. ...

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) students who were contesting in the Students Representative Council (SRC) elections have engaged the services of lawyers to force the institution to release the results after authorities postponed the polls on the first day of voting. ...

THE National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) chairperson Alec Muchadehama yesterday said it was difficult to get buy-ins from government on transitional justice as it housed perpetrators of human rights violations. ...

WAR veterans in Mashonaland East have refuted claims that they are pushing for Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association (ZNLWVA) chairman Christopher Mutsvangwa’s ouster, saying they only learnt about it on social media. ...

LAST November was possibly the busiest and most breathtaking moment for Father Fidelis Mukonori, a Roman Catholic cleric whose ties with former President Robert Mugabe (pictured) are well documented. ...

A BULAWAYO cyclist, who was injured in an accident involving an Inter-Africa (Mukumba Brothers)-owned bus in 2015, has filed a $67 000-lawsuit against the company at the Bulawayo High Court. ...

ASPIRING female parliamentary and local government candidates in Gweru have been urged to start preparing for political participation in 2023 as the number of women holding political office in the city is low. ...

THE biometric voters’ roll (BVR) for Mutoko North by-election has exposed serious irregularities by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) in the contested 2013 general elections which former President Robert Mugabe won over the late MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai. ...

A HIGH Court judge yesterday set aside a lower court decision to deny socialite Genius Kadungure, popularly known as Ginimbi bail saying the magistrate might have been influenced during an adjournment. ...

MDC Alliance Youth Assembly leader Happymore Chidziva says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government will be making the ‘biggest mistake’ by arresting party leader Nelson Chamisa over post-election violence in which the army allegedly shot and killed six people. ...

MINES minister Winston Chitando yesterday told Parliament that he was not afraid of what would come out from the forensic audit on Hwange Colliery Company, saying that it must proceed to its conclusion despite being implicated as having conducted some dodgy deals in the preliminary report. ...

INTERNAL strife within the main opposition MDC Alliance is escalating following allegations that its president Nelson Chamisa and his supporters violated sections of their own constitution in a bid to cling to power. ...

GOVERNMENT and business yesterday reached an impasse over arbitrary price hikes after a lengthy meeting between Industry and Commerce minister Mangaliso Ndlovu and captains of industry in the capital. The meeting ended with the minister demanding action against retailers charging multiple prices for goods and services. ...

NEARLY half of the children in Mashonaland Central are being married off by their families in violation of laws against child marriages, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa said yesterday. ...

ZIMBABWE Power Company (ZPC) finance director Hubert Chiwara yesterday told the court that the $5 million payment to controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo’s Intratrek was made without former Energy minister Samuel Undenge’s involvement. ...

ONE of the longest serving chiefs in Mashonaland Central province, Chief Bepura of Guruve, has died. He was 63. ...

SAFARI operator Debshan has taken the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) and two fishing cooperatives to court after cooperative members illegally settled on its property in Matabeleland South. ...

THE MDC has called upon its party supporters to troop to Harare and rally behind their leader Nelson Chamisa during his appearance before August 1 shootings commission of inquiry tomorrow. ...

THE opposition MDC has reacted angrily to suggestions by former party policy chief Eddie Cross that Zimbabwe’s economy is on “sound footing” and set for a take-off. ...

MDC secretary-general (SG) Douglas Mwonzora yesterday said the party was united, dismissing claims that party president Nelson Chamisa is pushing for his and vice-president Elias Mudzuri’s ouster. ...