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FORMER PG Industries (Zimbabwe) Limited marketing director Nkululeko Mabhena, who has been battling his former employers PG Industries for 18 years, has accused Justice Nicholas Mathonsi and Lawrence Kamocha of colluding with the company to deprive him of his benefits. ...

TONNES of fish have died at Gweru’s Anchor Yeast Dam — popularly known as Ngamo — from suspected contamination, with residents selling the fish to unsuspecting members of the public and raising fears of a disease outbreak, officials have said. ...

THE Midlands State University (MSU)’s Faculty of Law will guide other law schools in Sadc to meet international standards of excellence, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa has said. ...

GWERU police have launched a manhunt for a 25-year-old man who allegedly attacked a couple with a machete and killed his 89-year-old landlord at Roylands Farm in Gweru recently. ...

Mt Pleasant legislator Samuel Banda (MDC Alliance) yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts charged with contravening the Electoral Act after he allegedly falsified his home address during registration to enable him to represent the constituency. ...

Chinese miner Anjin’s former employees have petitioned the High Court seeking leave to execute judgment pending appeal after the diamond miners obtained an order thwarting the attachment of its property over a $407 422 salary debt. ...

MDC leader Nelson Chamisa faces arrest after an unnamed person made a counter police report of attempted kidnapping and assault at Marondera Police Station. ...

AUDITOR-General Mildred Chiri has raised the red flag over Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) finances amounting to almost a million dollars which were used for payment of science technology engineering mathematics (STEM) services without following procurement procedures. ...

BOGUS businesspersons operating briefcase companies that fed on government tender manipulation and kickbacks to amass wealth are reportedly in panic mode after the State said it would use the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to sniff into their fat bank balances in search of ill-gotten wealth. ...

FORMER President Robert Mugabe was forewarned about the coup that would topple him from power, but distrusted those who warned him and believed his then deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa and former Defence Forces commander Constantino Chiwenga would never betray him, a former Cabinet minister has said. ...

LEADERS are called to serve and not to behave like parasites that suck the blood of their hosts with little regard of the future. But it would appear that our politicians have, in the recent past, become parasitic, neglecting the call of service and concentrating more on the feeding trough that position and privilege has afforded them. ...

OCTOBER, internationally recognised as the breast cancer month, has been characterised by many events in line with ensuring awareness of the deadly disease, which is rapidly claiming lives. Accordingly, schools have had many activities as they make their mark in cancer awareness and its treatment. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged institutions of higher learning to take advantage of Zimbabwe’s abundant mineral resources such as the recently announced oil and gas deposits in Muzarabani and include them in their training programmes. ...

GWERU mayor Josiah Makombe has revealed that the city will soon introduce water shedding that will see most suburbs, particularly those in the western areas, going for days without water as council grapples to normalise water supplies to all parts of the Midlands capital. ...

POLICE in Mashonaland Central have arrested a Chiweshe man for allegedly killing his sibling while sharing the same bed on Wednesday night. ...

SPEAKER of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda has called on the Finance ministry to allocate a reasonable budget to Parliament as well as prioritise the construction of the new Parliament building in Mount Hampden near Harare. ...

Members of the Mines Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Monday threatened not to pass the Mines ministry budget if Mines minister Winston Chitando continued to ignore previous recommendations to do with the mining sector. ...

SURVIVORS of the fatal accident involving Smart Express and Bolt Cutter buses — which killed 50 people — at the weekend recalled the harrowing experiences of the horror night and said the memories of dead bodies strewn all over the tarmac would continue to haunt them for a long time unless they receive post-trauma counselling. ...

CHILDREN accompanying their incarcerated mothers in the country’s prisons are reportedly suffering more than the offenders because of the harsh prison conditions in the archaic buildings that were constructed for male offenders only. ...

BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) has run out of water treatment chemicals amid indications the local authority may be forced to stop the purification of the precious liquid unless foreign currency to procure the much needed chemicals is urgently mobilised. ...

FORMER Harare magistrate Memory Chigwaza and her two alleged accomplices, who are facing $155 000 fraud charges after they sold non-existent residential stands to unsuspecting home seekers, were last week further remanded to November 22, pending finalisation of the investigations. ...

THERE was chaos at the Zanu PF victory celebrations in Shurugwi South constituency held at Dorset business centre at the weekend after party supporters and other villagers accused their leadership of selling farming equipment meant for a community project to fund the bash. ...

EX-LOCAL Government minister Ignatius Chombo’s troubles continue to mount this time under the radar of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) over a murky airport deal in which the ...

THREE Cottco bosses appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts yesterday facing $2,2 million fraud allegations in a botched cotton lint deal. ...

HIGH Court judge Justice David Mangota has implicated Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga in the August 1 post-election shooting, ruling that the former Defence minister deployed the soldiers, who killed ...

A DIRECTOR of a security company that offers services at many government premises lost his cool in court yesterday and started assaulting his estranged wife after being convicted ...

REPRESENTATIVES from various sectors of business have challenged Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to address critical issues such as the budget deficit and currency reforms when he presents the ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube has indicated that the 2019 national budget would reduce budget deficit to 4% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2019, and subsequently to 2,4% ...

THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has set the maximum quantities of good cross-border travellers can import for personal use that can be covered under the traveller’s rebate. ...

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