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A SERIAL Harare conman allegedly masqueraded as former Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Mafios Cheda to dupe several prominent people, among them Defence deputy minister Victor Matemadanda and Bubi legislator Richard Moyo (Zanu PF) of various amounts of money. ...

THE late property mogul Edward Pfugari has been described as a humble, respectful and kind person by various stakeholders and family members. ...

High Court judge Justice Happius Zhou has reserved judgment in an application filed by pro-democracy activist Mfundo Mlilo, seeking an order to suspend the 2% electronic transactions tax introduced by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube late last year. ...

SEASONED Zanu PF politician and Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Callistus Ndlovu has died. ...

THE Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has defended its decision to call off the strike by educators, saying they were protecting their members who had been put on the firing line. ...

The case, in which a Masvingo miner is accusing the recently-appointed Prosecutor-General (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi of criminal abuse of office, has been referred to Chief Justice, Luke Malaba for investigation. ...

A 24-year-old man, who was nabbed while clad in army camouflage in Marondera, has been sentenced to an effective six months in prison by Marondera magistrate Ignatius Mugova. ...

CHILD rights group, Tag a Life (Tali), yesterday appeared before Parliament to lobby for free education for poor children, as well as to pressure government to come up with a plan to implement free basic education for all within three years. ...

Zanu PF youth league national commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu has claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule was ordained by God a long time ago and that those harbouring ambitions of taking over should relax. ...

BY RICHARD CHIDZA POLICE have reportedly declined to approve the opposition MDC’s application to stage a peaceful march in honour of the party’s late founding leader and former ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Cabinet has approved the repeal of the unpopular Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and tabled at least three Bills to replace the law that regulated the operations of the media. ...

THE Zanu PF youth league has organised a solidarity march in Harare to show their support for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, with the event being held under the theme #EDWillNeverWalkAlone#. ...

HUNDREDS of soldiers face expulsion from the army after Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) Commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda activated a policy that prohibits officers from marrying each other. ...

TWO teachers from Lumene Primary School in Gwanda have been ejected from the school by irate parents who are accusing them of practicing Satanism after pupils collapsed mysteriously. ...

A 28-YEAR-OLD Murewa man killed his wife and later committed suicide after accusing her of infidelity during his incarcaration. ...

CHAIRPERSON of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment and Tourism Consilia Chinanzvavana on Monday said her committee would present a motion in Parliament on the preservation of wetlands. ...

Beitbridge clearing agent, Dags Trading (Pvt) Ltd, has approached the court seeking to overturn a decision by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to cancel its operating licence for allegedly fraudulently clearing goods destined for Zambia. ...

GOVERNMENT says it is expecting a deficit in antiretroviral (ARV) drugs between now and 2020 due to an increase in uptake of the HIV and Aids treatment programme. ...

THREE leading international human rights watchdogs — Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Oxfam International (OI) — have written to President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeking to meet him over the deteriorating human rights situation in the country. ...

The Zimbabwe People’s Land Rights Movement (ZPLRM), a member of the Habitat International Coalition (HIC), has slammed government over planned displacements of thousands of villagers across the country and urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to walk his talk over the irreversibility of the land reform programme. ...

PROPERTY mogul Eddie Pfugari, who collapsed and died at his Milton Park home in Harare on Sunday, will be buried at his rural home in Chiweshe, Mashonaland Central province, on Friday. ...

PROMINENT artist-cum-politician Brian Mteki was yesterday acquitted by Harare magistrate Tracy Muzondo after he was dragged to court for assaulting his employee with the butt of a pistol over a salary dispute. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on the United States (US) and the European Union (EU) to unconditionally lift travel and trade sanctions imposed on the country, saying his administration was doing its bests for its citizens. ...

Zanu PF Chegutu West MP, Dexter Nduna yesterday issued summons to his Norton counterpart, Temba Mliswa (independent) demanding $10 million for alleged defamation during Monday’s meeting of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines where the two exchanged harsh words. ...

THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has launched a US$67,9 million emergency food aid appeal in the face of El Nino-induced drought in Zimbabwe and the region. ...

BULAWAYO City Council’s 36-hour water rationing programme has forced United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) to suspend all surgical operations, putting patients’ lives at risk. ...

A HARARE lawyer, Joshua Chirambwe, has petitioned the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) seeking the nullification of Kumbirai Hodzi’s appointment as the substantive Prosecutor-General (PG). ...

CHIEF Chapoto, born Peter Enock Chapoto, of Mbire district in Mashonaland Central province, has died. ...

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) will soon embark on a nationwide inquiry on access to civil documentation following numerous complaints by civil and human rights groups in Matabeleland that most Gukurahundi victims faced difficulties in obtaining identity particulars. ...

INCARCERATED former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe adviser Munyaradzi Kereke, who is serving a 10-year jail sentence for rape, is set to lose his hospital and his Mount Pleasant property after CBZ Bank petitioned the High Court seeking leave to attach the two properties over a $3,2 million debt. ...