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After government blocked its bid to charge in United States dollars last week, Zimbabwe’s largest brewer Delta Corporation slapped a 25% increase on the wholesale price of clear beer “to cushion against significant increases in local costs”. ...

FORMER Energy minister Elton Mangoma was yesterday arrested by members of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) in connection with a $1 million contract awarded to a South Korean Company to supply technology equipment to ZESA Holdings, which he allegedly approved without going to tender. ...

FOUR people died while 11 others were seriously injured when a commuter omnibus and a Honda Fit they were travelling in collided head-on at the 44km peg along the Harare-Beitbridge Highway on Sunday evening, police said. ...

Multichoice Zimbabwe chief executive Lovemore Mangwende has died, the company announced yesterday. ...

Former Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa, who was last year taken to court for failing to settle a $291 000 outstanding balance for a house he bought in 2014, has been ordered by the High Court to vacate the property after failing to defend the litigation. ...

The second of the three prisoners who jumped off a moving vehicle transferring four inmates from Harare to Hwahwa Prison in an escape bid has died, officials said. ...

LEGISLATORS have called for a review of the Termination of Pregnancy Act, which was enacted in 1977, but lawmakers say is now out of tune with the times in the face of rising illegal abortions. ...

THE chief witness in the case of MDC deputy president Morgen Komichi, who is being accused of disrupting the announcement of the presidential results last year, told the court yesterday that he reported an offence that he did not see being committed. ...

FOUR artisanal miners are feared dead after a mine shaft collapsed at Eldorado Mine near Chinhoyi on Saturday. ...

Opposition United African National Council (UANC) leader Gwinyai Muzorewa has called on government to pay civil servants in United States dollars if they are to achieve President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Vision 2030. ...

A 32-YEAR-OLD Silobela man was yesterday sentenced to 60 years in jail for raping his 13-year-old step-daughter on four occasions. ...

A CRITICAL shortage of health workers is hampering efforts to contain the cholera outbreak that hit Midlands province’s Mberengwa district during the festive season, amid revelations the affected area only has one village health worker serving a population of about 10 000 people. ...

A 13-YEAR-OLD Tongwe school pupil, Anymore Muleya, wrestled a crocodile in its watery home and lived to tell the tale on Friday last week. ...

A BULAWAYO Sheriff, police officer and a gold dealer have been taken to court by a local miner over allegations of looting gold ore valued at $252 000. ...

AS the first term opens today, parents and guardians in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces have raised concern over the skyrocketing cost of education and the strike by teachers. ...

GOVERNMENT has given schools the greenlight to increase levies and boarding fees to cushion them from inflation-induced price hikes, but turned down the request by some schools to charge in hard currency. ...

GOVERNMENT will today face off with its restive workers in a last-minute ditch to stifle a proposed nationwide civil servants’ strike, but teachers unions yesterday vowed to go ahead with the industrial action as scheduled. ...

THE MDC has claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration “stole” the opposition party’s smart cities concept and factored it into his recently-launched national clean-up campaign which has been turned into a monthly programme. ...

RESIDENTS of Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park, Emganwini and Nkulumane suburbs, have blasted the local authority for failing to address the city’s poor drainage system, which has caused flash floods in the residential areas, causing massive damage to household goods. ...

RIOZIM Limited has petitioned the High Court seeking a contempt of court order against the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF)-owned mining entity, Rusununguko Nkululeko, after the latter allegedly defied a court order and continued carrying out mining activities on the international conglomerate’s chrome ore claims in Darwendale. ...

VILLAGERS in drought-prone Chirumanzu district, Midlands province, have switched to drought-resistant crops to shield themselves against hunger as rains have become erratic. ...

DALOM music founder Dan “Ndivhiseni” Tshanda, who died in South Africa at the weekend, will be laid to rest in Soweto on Saturday, family spokesperson, Moudy Mudzielwana has said. ...

A GROUP of 15 suspected border jumpers reportedly stoned a member of the Zimbabwe National Army and beat up his police colleague for allegedly trying to block their passage to South Africa through an illegal crossing point near the Chikwarakwara Irrigation Scheme, 120km east of Beitbridge Border Post. ...

SCORES of Chivhu residents were last week left in the open after their houses were destroyed in a hailstorm that hit the town. ...

THE Harare City Council has been hauled to court over a $1 386 832 water levy debt owed to Upper Manyame Sub-Catchment Council (UMSCC) for water drawn from Chivero, Manyame, Seke and Harava dams. ...

A 24-YEAR-OLD Shurugwi man was last week sentenced to an effective 16-month jail term after he burnt down his neighbour’s house after he was accused of attempted rape. ...

AN unknown number of inmates yesterday jumped off a moving prison transfer truck ferrying them between Harare and Whawha prisons. ...

AN indigenous dairy farmer based in Beatrice has taken government to court contesting the cancellation of his 99-year farm lease agreement and allocation of the property to the Lands ministry officials. ...

BULAWAYO City Council last month refused to provide free fire-fighting services at the Zanu PF annual conference held at Esigodini, Matabeleland South demanding that the ruling party pays for the service, Southern Eye has learnt. ...

TWO former Gweru councillors, who were fired by then Local Government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere in 2015 before bouncing back, have sued the local authority demanding payment on outstanding $12 500 each in outstanding allowances. ...