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Government has approved the ratification of the Eastern and Southern Africa-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (ESA-UK) economic partnership agreement aimed at maintaining access to the UK market by Zimbabwe and other countries. ...

OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has assigned roles to his three vice-presidents months after they were elected at a party elective congress in Gweru. ...

CIVIL servants have declared incapacitation to continue reporting for duty on their inflation-battered salaries, adding more misery to the government, which is struggling to tame the triple-digit inflation, shortages of local cash, foreign currency, fuel, bread and rolling power cuts. ...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has widened its estimated contraction for Zimbabwe’s economy to 7,1% by year end owing to worsening macro-economic challenges. ...

GWERU councillors yesterday upheld the suspension of town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza over allegations of sleeping on the wheel. ...

THE opposition MDC has ordered Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni to re-instate his expelled deputy Tinashe Kambarami, despite a High Court ruling that the latter’s election was a nullity. ...

NewsDay 16 Oct Cartoon ...

PROSECUTOR-GENERAL (PG) Kumbirai Hodzi has petitioned the High Court on an urgent basis seeking an order to bar self-exiled former Cabinet minister Saviour Kasukuwere from accessing title deeds for his Mutare property which was forfeited to the State before the High Court quashed the ruling. ...

HARARE City Council has threatened to name and shame over 100 private companies owing $336 million in unpaid rates. ...

BINDURA magistrate Langton Ndokera has acquitted a local resident, Saymore Mashorokoto, who was on trial for blaming President Emmerson Mnangagwa for the country’s deteriorating political and economic situation. ...

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) is facing an uphill task as it battles to break deeply entrenched corruption cartels in government, which are allegedly using their vast networks in the Judiciary, Office of President and Cabinet and the anti-graft body itself to block investigations, insiders have said. ...

MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa, is seeking to be allowed to include the affidavit of his late predecessor, Morgan Tsvangirai in his Supreme Court appeal against a High Court order nullifying his ascendency to power following the death of opposition founder. ...

CABINET yesterday approved the Cyber Crime, Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill that will see stiff penalties being levied on citizens allegedly generating and transmitting subversive material meant to incite violence and damage to property as well as harm the economy. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) has dismissed as unfounded social media speculation that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has bought into the media group through proxy. ...

ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) has made new senior management changes, which has seen managing director, Kenias Mafukidze becoming group chief executive officer, while Wisdom Mdzungairi has been appointed AMH group editor-in-chief. ...

MDC legislators who walked out of Parliament during President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation Address last week have given the Speaker of the National Assembly, Jacob Mudenda 48 hours to withdraw his threats to dock their allowances or they will face off in court. ...

Doctors are being forced to watch their patients die from avoidable conditions as fundamentals for safe provision of healthcare are not in place. ...

Zimbabwean and African Union chief technical advisor in the department of Trade and Industry Rongai Chizema says Africa cannot continue to experience natural resource exploitation when it has potential to use its resource endowment to industrialise and end poverty. ...

BULAWAYO police have intensified stop and search patrols in the central business district (CBD) and in the residential areas following a surge in violent robberies, but went too far yesterday. ...

The government of the United States was blunt, candid and unwavering about the status of bilateral relations with Zimbabwe on October 2 ...

A 21-YEAR-OLD artisanal miner assaulted NewsDay correspondent Simbarashe Sithole in front of police officers at Mvurwi Police Station after an angry mob had effected a citizen arrest on the miner on suspicion of stealing a radio. ...

The Judicial Service Commission yesterday swore-in eight new magistrates, seven of them female, in a move that acting Chief Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi said would ease the backlog of cases before the courts. ...

There was drama at the Kwekwe Magistrates Court when a notorious robber charged at the magistrate in court after being slapped with a 12-month jail term for failing to restitute his victims a sum of $61 026. ...

Last week, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had quite a chastening and sobering experience and, instead of trying to look for a propaganda opportunity, this is the right time for him and his administration to go back to the proverbial drawing board — although I am not holding my breath. ...

ZIMBABWE is facing a major socio-economic and political crisis which, if left unchecked, can spiral out of control, resulting in the loss of lives, the main opposition MDC has said in a cry to the Africa Union (AU). ...

FORMER Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday filed an application for declarator at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an order declaring the withholding of his pension by the government illegal and unconstitutional. ...

THE opposition MDC has tasked its secretary for legal affairs, Innocent Gonese, to look into the legality of a declaration by National Assembly Speaker, Jacob Mudenda to withhold their sitting allowances for walking out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State of the Nation Address on Tuesday. ...

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has backed down from its directive to ban the cash-in and cash-out facility as well as the cash-back facility. ...

FORMER Tourism minister Priscah Mupfumira yesterday finally tasted freedom after the High Court granted her $5 000 bail in a case in which she is accused of defrauding the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) of $95 million. ...

RURAL teachers have threatened fresh protests to push the government to improve their salaries. ...