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The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD) yesterday said they have lost confidence in the current economic reforms being implemented by President Emmerson Mnangagwa administration amid a deteriorating human rights situation. ...

The Health Apex Council yesterday said its members were downing tools starting today until the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi, who was abducted by suspected State security agents on Saturday, was released. ...

Zanu PF Masvingo provincial executive is moving to seal the fate of embattled Chivi South MP Killer Zivhu, despite the party’s national disciplinary committee, headed by chairperson Oppah Muchinguri still to hear his appeal against expulsion. ...

FORMER Victoria Falls mayor, Sifiso Mpofu and his two accomplices, who are facing charges of illegal possession of ivory, on Monday told the court that they were being framed. ...

The late former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore has been acquitted at the Harare Magistrate’s Court after a High Court judge threw away the lower court’s verdict to dismiss his application for discharge at the close of the State’s case. ...

Workers union leaders yesterday condemned the continued brutalisation of workers by alleged State security agents and failure by government to acknowledge and decisively deal with grievances raised by employees. ...

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) has called on the government to guarantee the safety and security of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association acting president Peter Magombeyi, who was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents on Saturday night and to ensure his immediate release. ...

BULAWAYO magistrate Tinashe Tashaya yesterday issued an administrative warrant against MDC chairperson Thabitha Khumalo for failing to show up in court yesterday. ...

The Local Government ministry is bidding for $7 billion in next year’s national budget, acting permanent secretary Joseph Mhakayakora told Parliament yesterday. ...

CHAMBER of Mines chief executive Isaac Kwesu yesterday said the high cost of electricity coupled with massive power outages will drastically affect output and growth in the mining sector. ...

Anti-riot police on Monday stopped a National University of Science and Technology students protest and picked up their representatives for questioning. ...

SHORTAGE of money to pay for the expenses of witnesses in criminal cases at courts in Matabeleland has affected the smooth running of the courts as some unpaid witnesses fail to come back to testify, leading to delays in finalising some matters. ...

A 21-YEAR-OLD Midlands State University (MSU) student, Marvellous Nyongoro, has been nominated as one of the top 20 budding entrepreneurs by the Anzisha Fellowship Africa. ...

Some traditional and community leaders in Mashonaland East province have called on the Registrar-General’s Office to decentralise and stop the habit of going into the rural areas during election periods. ...

There was a near fistfight at the Harare magistrates’ Court yesterday when suspended Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe’s alleged mistress demanded US$10 000 she claimed to have paid to lawyers to facilitate his divorce from his wife. ...

THE Justice ministry has suspended Chivi Messenger of Court Albert Meke Chamwadoro, who is facing allegations of fraud after minister Ziyambi Ziyambi roped in the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to lead investigations against him. ...

THE reconstituted board of retailer, Choppies, says it is seized with a herculean task of turning around the company’s fortunes and making the enterprise profitable following a boardroom upheaval. ...

FOUR Mbire men were yesterday fined $100 by a Guruve magistrate for helping themselves to a kudu which they found dead in a bush. ...

It’s been an appropriately fractured, uneasy week in Zimbabwe. ...

ZIMBABWE’s public health delivery system ground to a halt yesterday as doctors countrywide downed tools, with the Harare-based medical professionals marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Munhumutapa Offices, demanding the safe return of their leader, Peter Magombeyi, who was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents on Saturday night. ...

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has instituted a major probe into the operations of the country's EcoCash agents who are being accused of fleecing citizens of their money. ...

A HARARE magistrate yesterday dismissed former State Residencies director Douglas Tapfuma’s bail application, saying there were no changed circumstances when he approached the lower court for the second time. ...

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has indicated that modernisation of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport is on course despite the worsening economic challenges. ...

THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has expressed concern over the continued violation of citizens’ rights in the country. ...

HARARE magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guwuriro yesterday said she would today make her bail ruling on two Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation bosses, Patrick Mavhura and Benania Shumba, who stand accused of defrauding their employer of US$200 000 in advertising revenue. ...

THE body of a Zimbabwean man who died during the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa and 76 Zimbabweans affected by the mayhem, were yesterday repatriated back home through Beitbridge. ...

Teachers’ unions that are saying their members are incapacitated and cannot continue reporting for duty are now pursuing a political agenda to destabilise the education sector, Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima has said. ...

THE Gweru City Council has been dragged to court by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) over the local authority’s decision to shoot stray dogs and donkeys, a senior council official has revealed. ...

ZANU PF factional fights nearly marred former President Robert Mugabe’s largely low key funeral wake at Murombedzi Growth Point in Zvimba yesterday as the late leader’s followers protested against distribution of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s branded T-shirts at the event. ...

Parliament yesterday slammed the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) for carrying out quasi fiscal activities outside its mandate and using taxpayers and pensioners’ money to fund government activities. ...