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CHICKEN Inn Football Club player, Obadiah Tarumbwa has been slapped with a 12-month suspended jail term for defaulting on paying maintenance for his children. ...

GOROMONZI — “I accompanied about 50 women to Harare for a re-usable sanitary pad making training workshop only to find myself as a participant. It is the time for other men to venture into re-usable sanitary making projects and help our female candidates in ensuring that every woman has access to affordable,” 50-year-old Tichafa Mashumba said. ...

ZANU PF member of the National Consultative Assembly Noah Mangondo’s move to stand as an independent candidate has shaken his party in Mashonaland East with provincial leaders expected to embark on a massive campaign to avoid embarrassment. ...

Emily Nyamadzawo from Nketa, Bulawayo is seeking $16 000 to enable her daughter, Rosemary, (3), who was born with undeveloped limbs, get artificial limbs in South Africa. ...

ZVIMBA District Rural Council chief executive officer, Peter Hlohla and his accomplice former town planner Takura Mabaya who are accused of fraud and criminal abuse of office were yesterday removed from remand. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday threatened unspecified action against Zanu PF rebels who defied the party and will stand as independent candidates in next month’s polls in protest at the manner they were elbowed out in party primary elections. ...

ZAPU president Dumiso Dabengwa who pulled out of the presidential race at the last minute, yesterday revealed that his party is backing MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa’s candidacy. ...

WITH an estimated one million global paediatric cases, only 43% have been identified, leaving many children in danger of unknowingly hosting the epidemic. ...

ZANU PF Central Committee member, Phillip Chiyangwa, has taken Harare women’s league provincial chairperson, Ratidzo Mukarati, to court demanding $1 million from her over alleged defamatory statements uttered at the recently-held women’s national meeting. ...

JEHOVAH’S Witnesses are set to begin their yearly series of three-day annual conventions to be held in Bulawayo and Binga respectively. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he was confident of being the country’s President in 2030, hence, the vision for the country’s economy by that year was not a coincidence. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) yesterday said it will release the consolidated electronic copy of the much-awaited 2018 voters’ roll to candidates participating in this year’s polls, while the printed format is expected to be out soon. ...

ELECARE Pharmaceuticals has launched a “scented and cost effective” condom called Fantasy which they say will assist in bringing pleasure and fighting against HIV and Aids. ...

AN aspiring independent MP for Masvingo Urban, Michael Taderera, who stood in the Zanu PF primaries but lost, became the butt of jokes on Thursday after he asked his rival and fellow party member Bernard Mazarire to lend him $50 nomination fees. ...

With elections fast approaching, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) must without delay develop mechanisms for early detection of areas of potential conflicts and disputes especially those that directly affect children. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa today flies into a political storm in Masvingo after several disgruntled members of his Zanu PF party successfully filed their nomination papers as independent candidates to challenge the party’s official candidates in elections set for July 30. ...

A STATE witness in the trial of a top military official accused of stealing former President Robert Mugabe’s computers yesterday proposed that the ex-Zanu PF leader be asked to come and testify in the matter. ...

HARARE magistrate Victoria Mashamba has set July 26 as the trial date for former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo and three ex-Zanu PF youth leaders − Kudzanai Chipanga, Innocent Hamandishe and Mathew Nleya − accused of wearing the ruling party’s regalia without authority. ...

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has come under fire for denying access to the voters’ roll to all political parties and candidates ahead of yesterday’s sitting of the nomination court. ...

PARLIAMENT has recommended that the country’s rail system should be repaired to enable transportation of coal supplies to companies such as Ziscosteel. ...

THE Nelson Chamisa-led MDC-T has been taken to the High Court by Ishline Investment (Pvt) Ltd, after the company’s Toyota Hilux vehicle was put on sale by a businessman seeking to recover $10 000 owed by the party. ...

THE State security sector has been hit hard by HIV and Aids and is struggling to provide adequate health care to its sick personnel, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda has revealed. ...

THE Elections Resource Centre (ERC) yesterday said the country’s electoral laws still required to be tightened up and include provision for disqualification of candidates accused of inciting violence. ...

MEMBERS of the Unemployed Teachers’ Association (UTA) have organised a protest march in Harare today to draw government’s attention to their plight. Association chairperson, Takemore Mhlanga said they would present a petition to the minister of State for Presidential Affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, highlighting their challenges. ...

PARLIAMENT has urged government to support its “Zimbabwe is open for business” mantra by introducing investor-friendly policies. ...

Harare City Council’s human resources committee yesterday met to choose a panel to interview the 11 aspiring candidates shortlisted for the town clerk’s post. Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni confirmed the development on Wednesday. ...

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has wound up a ₧6 million four-year irrigation rehabilitation programme in Matabeleland South and Manicaland provinces, with the government urging beneficiaries to ensure sustainability of the projects. ...

EIGHT Bulawayo youths are among 42 young Zimbabweans selected for this year’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders — the flagship programme of the Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali). ...

THE National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) Bulawayo branch has reported an increase in blood donations from 4 299 in 2017 to 5 514 units between January and May this year. ...

THE proprietor of Bulawayo’s West End Service Station, Ticharwa Tsodzo, has accused Bulawayo City Council (BCC) of driving him out of business by refusing to evict commuter omnibus crews operating close to his premises. ...