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AN adopted son of the late Libyan ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, Abhallha Mone Moussa Moummare, is now considering seeking political asylum in Zimbabwe after spending three years in remand ...

GOVERNMENT has proposed the establishment of a Foreign Currency Utilisation Monitoring Mechanism to monitor companies that receive foreign currency from the central bank. ...

BY RICHARD CHIDZA AFRICAN governments led by South Africa are fighting tooth and nail to stop the passing of a resolution by the Kimberly Process to expand the ...

Bulawayo will next week host a major Transitional Justice Policy Symposium as civil society reflects on the next important steps for national healing in Zimbabwe, human rights lawyer Alec Muchadehama has revealed. ...

A FORENSIC auditor engaged by Hwange Colliery to investigate financial impropriety has fingered Mines and Mining Development minister Winston Chitando, who he said was likely in cahoots with shady characters and was stealing coal from the struggling miner. ...

POLICE say they are still clueless as to the identity of people who shot and killed six unarmed civilians in post-election violence on August 1, but warned they would soon arrest MDC leader Nelson Chamisa for allegedly inciting his supporters and ordinary Zimbabweans to protest. ...

THE gloves are off in the opposition MDC as hawks plotting the ouster of leader Nelson Chamisa are reportedly unhappy that the party’s elective congress will be held in October next year, when they would have preferred an early congress to have the leadership mess cleaned up as a matter of urgency. ...

FORMER Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) chairperson Stanley Nyasha Kazhanje has been arrested on allegations of receiving a $10 000 bribe from controversial businessperson, Wicknell Chivayo so he does not cancel the 100 megawatt Gwanda solar project which had been awarded to the latter's firm Intratrek Zimbabwe in unclear circumstances. ...

HARARE mayor Herbert Gomba has disclosed that government recently approved plans by the local authority to retrench non-performing senior managers and staff, with “substantial” funds set to be put aside in next year’s budget for the exercise. ...

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) students have raised concern after the institution’s administration halted the Students Representative Council (SRC) elections and postponed them indefinitely. ...

TWO police officers stationed at Binga Criminal Investigations Department were recently arrested at Cross Dete in Matabeleland North after they were found in possession of nearly four tonnes of fertiliser which was distributed in the province under the Presidential inputs scheme. ...

OPPOSITION parties, civil society and ordinary people reacted with outrage to the testimonies of military and police bosses who tried to exonerate themselves from the post-election violence in which six civilians were killed by members of the Zimbabwe National Army on August 1. ...

THE MDC Alliance in Midlands is struggling to pay off agents who manned polling stations for the party during the July 30 elections, amid revelations that a partner organisation which had committed to settle the payments is yet to disburse the funds. ...

GREAT Dyke Investments chief operating officer Munashe Shava faces contempt of Parliament charges after he failed to disclose the shareholding structure of the firm which has platinum and coal mining claims that have been lying idle for years. ...

THREE top managers at Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) have been slapped with fresh charges of misappropriating $10,3 million from the parastatal by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc). ...

STATE-OWNED telecommunications firm NetOne Cellular (Pvt) Ltd has approached the High Court seeking an order to compel one of its former employees, Cynthia Mapeza, to pay over $103 700 after she allegedly misappropriated the parastatal’s funds while employed as a supervisor at the Gweru branch. ...

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) security officers who arrested MDC Alliance vice-president Morgen Komichi for allegedly taking to the podium during the announcement of the presidential results for the July 30 election were yesterday taken to task for ignoring a similar offence by a Zanu PF official. ...

THE POSTAL and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) says it is working on projects aimed at contributing to economic turnaround by promoting universal access and improving the standards of life of people. ...

BINGA South legislator Gabbuza Joel Gabuza (MDC Alliance) has appeared before a Hwange magistrate charged with undermining the authority of, or insulting, President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he allegedly accused the Zanu PF leader of failing to fix the country’s economic crisis. ...

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MEMBERS of the military, who were deployed into Harare to quell demonstrations against Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec)’s alleged failure to release presidential election results on time, were deployed illegally and violated provisions of the Public Order and Security Act (Posa), top police officers said yesterday. ...

MDC vice-chairperson Tendai Biti and State prosecutor Michael Reza nearly exchanged blows in court yesterday after Reza accused the former of playing a role in the post-election violence that saw seven civilians killed by members of the army on August 1 this year, while the presiding magistrate clashed with the opposition leader’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa over the use of mobile phones in court. ...

CASH barons who have been accused of fuelling parallel market currency rates and a raft of other economic ills will now face up to two years in prison if they fail to explain the source of their wealth, while street dealers also face arrest if they fail to explain their business at street corners to police officers. ...

JUSTICE minister Ziyambi Ziyambi yesterday told Parliament that he had to put Hwange Colliery under reconstruction without consulting other shareholders because the problems afflicting the company needed swift action to avert possible liquidation. ...

A PERUVIAN drug trafficker was on Saturday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Harare magistrate after he was found in possession of a kilogramme of cocaine worth $91 520 hidden in his suitcase handles at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. ...

ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions western region chairman Ambrose Sibindi has said since the announcement of the 2% tax by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube last month, many industries in Bulawayo have scaled down operations, resulting in some workers being forced to work three days per week. ...

HARARE City Council says it will roll out pre-paid water meters in January next year, with an initial target of 100 000 households, but this will be on voluntary basis after protestations by residents groups. ...

GWERU mayor Josiah Makombe has said the local authority’s lawyers are working to recover money paid to a Chinese company to instal solar traffic lights, but failed to complete the project, leading to the council terminating the contract. ...

The value of the stolen materials was $1 740 and only $386 was recovered. ...

THE national dam levels have declined to an average 71% as at November 1, but the water is still sufficient to meet the domestic and irrigation requirements, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement chairperson, Justice Mayor Wadyajena has said. ...