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President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he has now realised that corruption is deep-rooted within the various institutions of the State. ...

A FIGHT looms between government and business over a new wave of price hikes, which President Emmerson Mnangagwa, in his Independence Day speech yesterday described as unethical, unpatriotic and inhumane. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday pleaded with Zimbabweans to be patient with the government’s reform programme in the face of the rising cost of living, saying the mess will be sorted in time. ...

Teachers’ unions have said their members are still receiving threats from government and State security agencies amid fears of a looming mass industrial action. ...

Mutasa Rural District Council (RDC) has announced plans to oppose MDC Alliance Mutasa Central ward 10 councillor Franck Chitembwe’s High Court appeal against the decision by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to hold a by-election for his seat on May 11, according to court documents. ...

MDC Alliance’s losing candidate for Chiredzi West constituency during last year’s elections has donated an ambulance, 30 wheelchairs, three 5 000-litre water tanks, blood pressure testing machines, beds and various other items to Chiredzi Town Council-run polyclinic. ...

OVER 5 000 villagers who illegally settled themselves at Ensangu and Lochard farms in Shangani, Insiza district, are facing eviction as the government seeks to address the issue of chaotic settlements, which happened on white-owned land at the height of the controversial land reform programme. ...

ZIMBABWE celebrated its 39th Independence Day yesterday amid gloom over runaway prices of basic goods. ...

Government has given back ownership of the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Project (MZWP) to Matabeleland Collective (MC) and its technical partner, the Matabeleland Zambezi Water Trust (MZWT). ...

The opposition MDC will conduct town hall meetings and council debates for all party members nominated to contest for positions at its congress slated for next month. ...

Karo Platinum, which has mining concessions along the Great Dyke, is still unsure of the viability of its much-touted US$4,2 billion project, with exploration works still ongoing. ...

THE High Court yesterday put on ice an application filed by disgruntled opposition MDC members to stop next month’s elective congress, which is likely to see Nelson Chamisa succeeding the late Morgan Tsvangirai as the party’s substantive leader ...

South African lobby group AfriForum says the neighbouring country’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has applied for the extradition of former First Lady Grace Mugabe to face trial for assaulting a model, Gabriella Engels, in August 2017. ...

MDC president Nelson Chamisa has extended his uncontested run to eight out of 13 possible nominations for the party’s top post, while vice-president Elias Mudzuri finally got his first nomination to remain in his current post. ...

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday urged youths to shun drugs and concentrate more on their education as well as inventing new products useful for the country. ...

Agriculture is the cornerstone of the realisation of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’ Vision 2030 by which Zimbabwe would be an upper middle-income economy, a government official has said. ...

Kuwadzana East legislator Chalton Hwende (MDC Alliance) on Tuesday put the State on notice as he seeks to apply for refusal of further remand if he is not furnished with a trial date on the next remand hearing. ...

A PROGRAMME to avert a possible cholera outbreak in the Cyclone Idai-ravaged districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge began on Tuesday, and is targeting to administer oral cholera vaccination to over 480 000 people in the affected areas. ...

THREE parliamentary thematic committees on Tuesday descended on Chiredzi on a fact-finding mission on child prostitution as well as sexual reproductive health and rights. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa chose to steer clear of controversy after he ducked the installation of Chief Bere on Tuesday. ...

DNA tests results have confirmed that the remains found at a farm in Beatrice, in January were that of MDC activist Blessing Toronga, who was reportedly abducted and tortured during the State-led clampdown in the aftermath of the anti-government protests, the family has said. ...

A group of four Zimbabweans has won $20 000 in the Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge for a technology platform they designed to provide easy access to quality educational materials with a mission to provide affordable materials to every student, especially those with visual impairment. ...

HARD-PRESSED Zimbabweans have been hit by a new wave of price increases triggered by the plunging RTGS dollar rate on the parallel market against the United States dollar amid high inflation, effectively eroding the marginal cost of living adjustments by both government and the private sector. ...

MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora struck a secret pact with party leader Nelson Chamisa, which led to him withdrawing from the presidential race ahead of next month’s elective congress, NewsDay has gathered. ...

A BULAWAYO activist has petitioned the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) to investigate the Department of Civil Protection (DCP)’s disaster management preparedness after blame was largely heaped on the agency for the Cyclone Idai-induced deaths and loss of property. ...

BULAWAYO informal traders on Monday besieged council offices to register their anger over plans to double vending licence fees, saying they were already struggling to pay the current levies. ...

NURSES at Sadza District Hospital in Chivhu yesterday demonstrated against lavish dietary spending by their administration which they said contrasted with the poor meals served to patients. ...

An oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign targeting some 487,825 people began Tuesday in Zimbabwe in the two districts most affected by Cyclone Idai. ...

A program to avert a possible cholera outbreak in the Cyclone Idai ravaged districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge began on Tuesday, with expectations to administer oral cholera vaccination to over 480,000 people in the affected areas. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa faces an internal revolt from Zanu PF youths who are angry over his recent announcement that his government will follow constitutional provisions and compensate white former commercial farmers who lost their farms during the chaotic land reform programme. ...