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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. ...

BEITBRIDGE police on Saturday shot at a suspected smuggler who bolted into the night, abandoning a latest model Land Rover Discovery believed to have been illegally brought into the country. ...

THE Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) has hiked the price of fuel again by 47 cents for diesel and 46 cents for petrol, with effect from yesterday. Diesel increased from $10,42 to $10,89 and petrol $9,95 to $10,41 per litre. ...

The African Institute for Ending Bullying Depression and Suicide (AIEBDS) has raised concern over the spike in suicide cases in Zimbabwe after the country recorded 129 cases in the first quarter of this year, from 94 in the previous year. ...

THE media has been challenged to demystify issues and beliefs surrounding infertility, in a move aimed at raising awareness on the health condition. ...

BULAWAYO councillors yesterday snubbed the 2019 second supplementary budget meeting as well as the 2020 budget announcement which the finance department was scheduled to present to council. ...

A CHIPINGE woman landed herself in the dock after she accused a fellow villager of possessing a snake, which she said once bit her. ...

INDUSTRIALISTS and economists have said the Competition and Tariffs Commission (CTC)’s suspension of price and commodity monitoring programme has led to a drastic increase in prices of basic commodities such as maize meal, rice and flour, putting them beyond the reach of many. ...

TWO Kadoma artisanal miners died last week while four others were injured after an explosive went off while they were inside a disused mineshaft in Mazowe panning for gold. ...

A SECURITY guard has been arrested in Mutare for fatally shooting an illegal settler who had trespassed into Leopard Rock Hotel land in Vumba. ...

Doctors took to the street to protest against the the alleged abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi from his Harare home by three masked men on Saturday night. ...

THE Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has raised alarm following the alleged abduction of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi from his Harare home by three masked men on Saturday night. ...

CHIREDZI’s ward 18 councillor, Gilbert Mutubuki has been arraigned before the court for allegedly inciting public violence against war veterans who invaded Tongaat Hulett workers’ cottages last month. ...

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) has backtracked in a deal in which it had promised to avail US$300 000 to Gweru City Council for the drilling of 20 commercial boreholes, a senior council official has revealed. ...

A LUPANE villager has been slapped with a 10-year jail term for torching a hut in which his ex-girlfriend was sleeping with two minors. ...

Two Chinese nationals last week appeared before a Mvuma magistrate facing charges of kidnapping and assaulting the driver of a rival chrome mining company based at Lalapansi, accusing him of stealing their chrome ore. ...

PRINCIPAL tourism officer in the Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry ministry Wimbai Musuka on Saturday said community-based tourism enterprises (CBTEs) have proven to be a poverty alleviation tool for communities that fully utilise leisure industry amenities in their areas. ...

THE opposition Zapu has resolved to retire its entire old guard from top leadership positions to allow for the party’s renewal and rebranding exercise following a string of election losses since its revival over 10 years ago, Southern Eye learnt. ...

The late former President Robert Mugabe, who passed on 10 days ago, has courted controversy even in death with speculation over his burial, place of burial and his place in the history of Zimbabwe. ...

PARLIAMENT has referred a petition by Bulawayo activist Khumbulani Maphosa requesting that council clinics operate 24 hours daily to the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care for deliberations, Southern Eye has learnt. ...

HWANGE’S Vulindlela Theatre Company, in partnership with Hwange Colliery Company, has embarked on an edutainment project centred on vandalism of the Zambezi water pipeline and theft on copper wire. ...

NATIONAL Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) general manager Lewis Mukwada last week said the National Railways of Zimbabwe Museum in Bulawayo was severely under-marketed despite having gained a reputation as a tourist attraction. ...

THE Nelson Chamisa-led opposition MDC is priming its membership for another wave of demonstrations to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to urgently address the country’s deteriorating socio-economic and political situation. ...

INDEPENDENT electoral watchdog, Zimbabwe Election Support Network (Zesn) has called for the speedy alignment of electoral laws with the Constitution to promote and enhance democracy and transparency in the country’s electoral systems. ...

PATIENTS with drug-resistant TB in Zimbabwe will soon have an option of a shorter regimen, which reduces length of treatment for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from nearly two years, to between nine and 12 months. ...

TWO Zesa employees and four other accomplices appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on Saturday charged with stealing electricity transformer cables worth US$17 000 from their employer’s warehouse. ...