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Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda yesterday chided political parties for failing to respect constitutional requirements of equal gender representation in their constitutions. ...

HEALTH and Child Care minister Obadiah Moyo was on Wednesday quizzed in Parliament by opposition legislators over First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa's alleged interference at government enterprises such as Natpharm. ...

Jailed Binga businessman, Taurai Marava, who has had a long-standing battle with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority Management (Zimparks) over fishing rigs, has instructed his lawyer to file for bail pending a review of the court proceedings. ...

A HARARE magistrate yesterday acquitted Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) secretary, Nora Tsitsi Tsomondo, who was facing corruption charges. ...

ENVIRONMENT, Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister, Priscah Mupfumira says she expects tourist arrivals from China to double from the 19 000 recorded last year. ...

MDC deputy president Welshman Ncube has claimed the late party leader Morgan Tsvangirai anointed him to deputise Nelson Chamisa before he died. ...

FORMER Mbizo legislator Vongaishe Mupereri (Zanu PF) who was last year slapped with a contempt court charge after leading illegal gold panners into gold-rich Gaika Mine in Kwekwe in violation of a High Court ruling is now battling to have the order set aside. ...

Eight former City of Harare top brass, including former town clerk Tendai Mahachi, who were being charged with criminal abuse of office, involving more than $32 million, were on Monday absolved of any wrongdoing after High Court judge Justice Amie Tsanga ruled that their actions were motivated by the need to address a serious cholera crisis. ...

THREE police officers based in Chipinge have appeared in court for allegedly robbing a villager of property worth $350 at gunpoint in a botched macadamia nuts deal. ...

Gweru City Council says it will soon roll out an automated pre-paid parking system to replace the old manual system that has been condemned by both motorists and residents as open to abuse by council employees. ...

MDC Alliance has thrown its weight behind embattled Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni of Ntabazinduna, who was reportedly attacked by suspected Zanu PF youths, who tried to seize his vehicle on Wednesday in Bulawayo central business district. ...

Harare mayor Herbert Gomba says the city has to investigate the cause of dwindling revenue from the informal sector amid indications that space barons were fleecing vendors and collecting revenue meant for the local authority. ...

Former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice-chancellor, Levi Nyagura has been given a temporary reprieve after the High Court granted him stay of prosecution. The court, however, gave him an ultimatum to ensure his court application for review is set-down for hearing by July 24. ...

The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services has challenged girls and young women to consider taking up careers in ICTs and sciences to deepen their economic and social empowerment. ...

Recent data tariff hikes by mobile network operators dominated a roadshow held by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) in Mashonaland Central province this week. ...

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC yesterday poured cold water on the political dialogue to be officially launched today by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, describing the process as a waste of State resources. ...

Two illegal artisanal miners were shot dead on Wednesday while several others were injured by security guards at the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) mine concession in Chiadzwa. ...

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4 billion is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions. ...

MDC president Nelson Chamisa yesterday described next week’s elective congress as the defining moment for the party, saying it will usher in a radical shift in their way of doing business, moving away from personality-based politics to solution-based and strong institutional politics. ...

GOVERNMENT says it will award its workers another pay increase in June as prices of basic commodities continue to skyrocket, eroding the purchasing power of disposable incomes. ...

Finance minister Mthuli Ncube yesterday announced the rebasing of the economy, following the adoption of a new currency earlier this year and said growth would be slowed this year by a drought and a cyclone that hit eastern regions. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa will tomorrow officially launch his dialogue with leaders of small opposition parties that contested in last year’s harmonised elections. ...

The State yesterday told a Harare Magistrate’s Court that it had started extradition proceedings against former Foreign minister Walter Mzembi from his hideout in South Africa after abandoning a plan to kidnap him using State agents to bring him to Zimbabwe. ...

Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) chief executive officer Morris Mpofu appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday, facing criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly recommended the sale of diamonds to a blacklisted buyer. ...

Plan International has called on government to prioritise initiatives that ensure children, particularly young girls, have access to quality education in line with international standards and to provide services that prevent girls from being sexually exploited in Cyclone Idai-affected areas. ...

Former Finance deputy minister Terrence Mukupe is facing jail over a US$24 237 debt after Quality Insurance Company approached the High Court seeking an order to have him caged over a 2012 debt. ...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised the Education Amendment Bill of 2019, which it says falls short in addressing key issues such as guaranteeing free primary and secondary education to all children. ...

SCORES of cancer patients seeking treatment at public health facilities like Parirenyatwa Group and Mpilo Central hospitals are still failing to access treatment because radiotherapy machines remain unoperational nearly two months after breaking down. ...

Bindura North legislator Kenneth Shupikai Musanhi (Zanu PF) has been fined $200 after he left his pistol unsecured inside a car following a campaign rally in Chiwaridzo high-density suburb in July last year. ...

MBERENGWA North MP Tafanana Zhou (Zanu PF) has denied deflowering a woman who has taken him to court demanding $30 000 compensation for dumping her after promising to marry her. ...