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Zanu PF youths yesterday threatened to take their MDC counterparts head-on if they protest against the recent 150% hike in fuel prices and the general economic meltdown in the country. ...

DAGGERS have been drawn between government and the country’s hard-pressed workers, who have threatened a national stayaway today in protest against the sharp rise in the cost of living, coupled with the recent fuel price hikes which have seen transport fares increasing by up to $5 per single trip, mostly in Harare and Bulawayo. ...

MOTORISTS, economists, opposition parties and the commuting public yesterday reacted angrily to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s move to hike fuel prices by 150%, which triggered a wave of price increases on almost all commodities and services, further plunging the populace into poverty. ...

ECONOMISTS and analysts yesterday said the decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to peg the new fuel prices at the parallel market rates proved government’s insincerity when dealing with the issue of the value of the bond note versus the US dollar. ...

HARARE mayor Herbert Gomba has disclosed that council is losing $10 million annually due to non-payment of rentals by people and organisations leasing its properties. ...

BULAWAYO residents are objecting to attempts by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to take over the city council-owned owned thermal power station arguing this was against the spirit of devolution. ...

Over 200 families in Hippo Valley are now living in the open after they were evicted from their Tongaat Hulet-issued houses by Zanu PF activists led by Zaka North MP Rabison Mavhenyengwa. ...

Chinhoyi town is on the verge of attaining city status after successfully submitting its application with the parent Local Government ministry. ...

MDC vice-president Welshman Ncube says Zimbabwe is in a mess after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s failed to take advantage of local and international goodwill which his administration received after the November 2017 coup which toppled long-time ruler, Robert Mugabe. ...

Mashonaland West Provincial Affairs minister Mary Mliswa-Chikoka has warned local authorities against flouting tender procedures and engaging in corrupt activities which prejudice councils of revenue. ...

Marondera Municipality allegedly lost about $60 000 when it bought two accident-damaged NP300 Nissan trucks disguised as brand new cars from a Harare-based automobile dealer. ...

AN insatiable appetite for kapenta fish recently landed a Mvurwi woman in soup after she struck her husband with a club, accusing him of failing to buy her favourite seafood. ...

VILLAGERS in Mutasa South constituency have accused their traditional leaders of shunning developmental meetings organised by the area’s opposition MP Regai Tsunga ( MDC Alliance). ...

MDC vice-president Elias Mudzuri has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to scale down on his foreign jaunts and look for home-grown solutions to the country's worsening economic woes. ...

THE Zimbabwe Apicultural Platform (ZAP) will this year set up provincial structures for easier access to old and new members as it gears towards an export drive. ...

CIVIL servants yesterday warned government that a full-blown national strike was imminent if their employer fails to review its decision to offer them a paltry $41 pay rise. ...

THE High Court has granted an application by a Harare couple to amend summons in a case in which it is suing National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru and her company, Ruzirun Investments, over a botched tractor deal. ...

ONE hundred young girls from Mabvuku and Tafara waited with bated breath as the inaugural graduation ceremony kicked off. ...

FORMER bosses of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), National Social Security Authority (NSSA) and City of Harare, who are separately accused of criminal abuse of office, were yesterday given trial dates by the court. ...

UNITED Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), in partnership with the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), yesterday unveiled 3 000 bicycles to benefit marginalised children as part of efforts to safeguard them and improve learning outcomes in rural areas. ...

THREE armed robbers who were shot and injured by police while on a robbery spree in Mvurwi last year have been jailed by Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Sanyatwe. ...

MUTARE town clerk Joshua Maligwa, who was last month slapped with a $120 000 lawsuit for allegedly defaming Shitazburg Enterprises director Anderson Mwashita, has filed a notice to defend himself. ...

A 24-YEAR-OLD Marondera man, who was nabbed by police while selling foreign currency on the black market, has been arraigned before the courts. ...

A CHIREDZI Rural District Council (RDC) employee was recently swept away at the low-lying Chilonga Bridge, as he tried to cross the flooded Runde River. ...

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has set March 2 as the date for a by-election to select a candidate to replace incumbent Bulawayo’s ward 28 (Cowdray Park) councillor, Happy Ncube, who died last month. ...

THE Zimbabwe Gender Commission’s (ZGC) paltry $2 million 2019 budgetary allocation against a bid of $3,8 million will hamper efforts to do research on gender violations, especially on women, chairperson of the Women and Youth Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chido Madiwa has said. ...

NewsDay asked Zimbos to suggest solutions to the Zimbabwean political and economic crisis and this is what they said. ...

FINANCE minister Mthuli Ncube has said the serious challenges facing the country, including a high budget deficit and significant debt, and currency challenges, were surmountable with major structural reforms. ...

FIVE people have died from a suspected fresh cholera outbreak in Mavhurume village in Murewa. ...

GOVERNMENT business is now headed for a grinding halt after salary negotiations collapsed yesterday, as civil servants rejected their employer’s “paltry” 10% pay rise offer and vowed to down tools in the next two weeks. ...