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Former Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who is facing charges of fraudulently parcelling out vast tracts of land to former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s sister Shuvai Gumbochuma among others, yesterday demanded further particulars from the State to prepare his defence. ...

KIDZCAN Zimbabwe, in conjunction with the United Refineries Company, has officially handed over a cancer ward at Mpilo Hospital in a bid to lessen the burden of children suffering from cancer. ...

HWANGE Colliery Company workers have claimed management deliberately failed to repair conveyor belts to transport coal in order to promote private transport operators with whom they have links. ...

The trial of former President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore, who is facing charges of unlawfully detaining former Zimbabwe Airways (Zim Airways) legal head Bertha Zakeyo, has been set for November 14. ...

THE Land Commission on Tuesday expressed concern over the mushrooming of slum settlements during a tour of some farms in Bulawayo and Matabeleland North, which were acquired by government for urban expansion. ...

TWO Hurungwe Rural District Council officials have been arrested over alleged corruption while a third one is reportedly on the run as authorities take the fight against graft to rural areas. ...

MIDLANDS State University (MSU) has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to attach and sell property belonging to a local furniture manufacturing firm which was paid $242 900, but failed to deliver 5 000 chairs at the campus. ...

POLICE last night arrested former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general Gershem Pasi over criminal abuse of office. ...

FORMER Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa was yesterday named as the official who advised Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) to raise $5 million to pay businessman, Wicknell Chivayo for the Gwanda Solar project feasibility studies. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has once again ditched the struggling national flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe and opted to fly to Guinea aboard a luxurious jet operated by Comlux — headquartered in Switzerland. ...

CONFUSION reigned supreme within the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) yesterday following reports that as many as eight senior managers had been suspended on corruption charges. ...

FORMER Information, Communication, Technology minister, Supa Mandiwanzira was yesterday arrested on criminal abuse of office charges after he allegedly single-handedly awarded an over $5 million consultancy services contract for NetOne to a company linked to him. ...

NINE surviving spouses and three guardians of the June 2017 horror accident involving a King Lion bus along the Harare-Chirundu Highway have filed a $2,2 million compensation lawsuit from the bus company and its insurers. ...

POLICE in Bindura have launched a manhunt for five suspected robbers linked to a series of armed robberies in Mashonaland Central province. ...

NORTON MP Temba Mliswa (independent) has lost three vehicles that are set to go under the hammer after failing to settle $136 000 legal costs arising from a matter he lost to a private property developer and Norton Town Council. ...

SOUTH Africa-based business mogul and farmer Erasmus Nare — a known Vice-President Kembo Mohadi ally — has reportedly invaded Denylynian Animal Conservancy downstream of the Zhovhe Dam in Beitbridge. ...

BANANA farmers and villagers in Chimanimani district in Manicaland have filed an urgent High Court application to block their eviction by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) without a court order. ...

A CONSORTIUM believed to be fronting for United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa is bidding to take over the distressed Shamva Gold Mine in Mashonaland Central province. ...

KENYAN opposition legislator, Otiende Amollo yesterday said political hostility provided fertile ground for corruption, adding that the East African country’s government of national unity failed to curb the vice. ...

SUSPENDED Zesa Holdings executives were last week summoned and grilled by auditors from the Auditor-General’s office as investigations into their alleged underhand deals continue. ...

LOCAL Government minister July Moyo says government is reviewing harsh by-laws targeted at managing vendors in a bid to contain cholera outbreaks. ...

ZIMBABWE Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) has finally fired the prison officer accused of undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa by addressing MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa as “my president” in a tweet. ...

Masvingo residents have gone without running water for three consecutive days following a breakdown at the main pump station caused by an electrical fault, officials said yesterday, a second such occurrence inside two months. ...

THE Harare City Council has approached the High court seeking an order to evict members of the Solomon Tawengwa Housing Co-operative from the local authority’s Carter House building in Mbare. ...

MOST local authorities are failing to keep pace with the population explosion in urban centres, hence their failure to provide adequate services such as water and sewer reticulation, Auditor- General Mildred Chiri noted in her 2017 report. ...

FORMER Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu was yesterday issued with a warrant of arrest by a Bulawayo magistrate after he failed to attend court to testify in a case where Ntabazinduna Chief Felix Nhlanhlayemangwe Ndiweni and his 22 subjects are accused of destroying a villager’s property. ...
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THE High Court yesterday issued a warrant of arrest for former Higher and Tertiary Education deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa, who is facing allegations of swindling the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) of $400 000, failed to turn up for the trial. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa used his Executive powers to refuse Hwange Colliery a renewal licence for the Western area concession, Mines minister Winston Chitando told Parliament yesterday, a claim which businessman Billy Rautenbach last week said was not his. ...

AFTER weeks of chaos, fuel prices in the country fell by at most four cents, with Energy minister Joram Gumbo attributing this to a dip in international crude oil margins. ...