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HARARE City Council has only managed to refurbish a 10km stretch of the targeted 545km road network across the city and blames the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) for underfunding the project. ...

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE at Marondera Central Police Station, Chief Inspector Emson Jokonya, who allegedly fired shots during opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa’s visit to the farming town at the weekend, has been transferred over the incident. ...

SEVEN Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) students have been summoned to appear before a disciplinary committee to answer to charges of disorderly conduct after they allegedly disrupted lectures during a campus demonstration on November 12 and 14. ...

Zanu PF and MDC Alliance MPs on-going squabbles over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s legitimacy saw chaos revisiting the National Assembly yesterday, paralysing debate on the 2020 national budget. ...

IN the border town of Beitbridge, senator Tambudzani Bugadi Mohadi (pictured)seems to be fighting a lone battle as the quest to secure justice against her ex-husband, Vice-President Kembo Mohadi, is finding no takers, especially among law enforcement agents. ...

SEED CO southern Africa managing director Denias Zaranyika says his company is setting up a US$10 million seed drying facility to reduce post-harvest losses and enable farmers to utilise their land at least twice a year. ...

A US$380 000 perimeter fence which was recently erected on both sides of the Bulawayo-Plumtree Highway, has been vandalised, resulting in both domestic and wild animals roaming on the highway and causing road traffic accidents, Southern Eye has learnt. ...

Grain millers yesterday claimed their hands were tied on issues relating to the pricing of mealie-meal and could not reduce the prices as recently ordered by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. ...

OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has dared President Emmerson Mnangagwa to address the economic challenges affecting the country without him, saying he was the one entrusted by the people of Zimbabwe with their future. ...

DOCTORS and other health professionals yesterday petitioned Parliament to push for the removal of Obadiah Moyo as Health minister, accusing him of running down the healthcare system. ...

UNITED STATES deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe, Thomas Hastings, has questioned development aid figures released recently by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube in the 2020 national budget statement, saying the funds were less than what his country provided in the 2019 financial year. ...

A JAILED Chipinge white farmer, who shot and injured his employee after mistaking him for a stray dog, heaved a sigh of relief after the Masvingo High Court on Monday quashed his conviction and sentence. ...

ENVIRONMENT and Tourism minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu has accused Zimbabweans of exaggerating the levels of poverty in the country, and declared that the prices of basic commodities have actually gone down in US dollar terms. ...

A 34-YEAR-OLD Mberengwa woman was arrested last week after she allegedly fatally assaulted her daughter for failing to surrender the $7 she had received from a customer. ...

EXILED former Zanu PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who is being linked to a new plot to bounce back and challenge President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the 2023 elections, has generated a fierce political storm after accusing serving ruling party elites of spending time on trivia instead of addressing the country’s worsening political and economic crisis. ...

STATELESSNESS due to human trafficking, xenophobia, civil unrest and economic hardships impacts more on women and children, Mutasa North legislator Chido Madiwa (Zanu PF) has said. ...

This year I read three reviews of books written by Hon Justice Professor Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake, a former Judge of the High Court of Botswana and now with the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea. ...

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme says applications for its 2020 sponsorship for African entrepreneurs will open on January 1 ...

Private patients will now be paying $2 160 for a unit of blood following an adjustment to the user fees using the interbank rate. ...

STRIKING public hospital doctors have defied President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s latest 48-hour moratorium which came after government reversed its earlier decision to fire them. ...

RELIGIOUS groups affiliated to the Indigenous Interdenominational Council of Churches (IICC) on Monday begged for stands and funding from government to construct their own places of worship and ordered main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa to endorse President Emmerson Mnangagwa publicly. ...

SPEAKER of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda yesterday announced a nine-member Privileges Committee made up of eight Zanu PF MPs and one opposition member to investigate MDC Alliance legislators for snubbing President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Parliament and walking out on him during his addresses. ...

Government has threatened to arrest MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and other opposition officials pushing for the ouster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power. ...

The Value Creation Challenge, a competition launched by a partnership between Old Mutual and the British Council earlier this year, enters the all-important boot camp stage on Tuesday ...

THE Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT-SA) has petitioned the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) to investigate alleged corruption and maladministration at Gokwe Town Council. ...

HARARE medical doctor, Christine Peta recently won a protracted legal wrangle with city businessman Shepherd Katurudza who grabbed her double-storey Borrowdale house, but the latter has taken the matter to the Supreme Court on appeal. ...

FOUR external auditors from the Comptroller and Auditor-General Mildred Chiri’s office, who are taking stock of the Gweru City Council’s books, have gobbled $82 000 in allowances from the cash-strapped local authority, investigations by Southern Eye have revealed. ...

An estimated 138 239 people are living with HIV and Aids (PLWHIV) in Masvingo province, the majority being adults, according to statistics availed during the World Aids Day commemorations at Mucheke Stadium on Sunday. ...

GOVERNMENT has been urged to support farmers’ migration from conventional farming methods to smart agriculture in order to achieve higher yields and export quality crop. ...

The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) is struggling to feed and provide medical attention to inmates due to shortages of food and drugs, officials have said. ...