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FEMALE legislators on Wednesday complained to Deputy Speaker Tsitsi Gezi over gender-based violence in Parliament in the form of verbal abuse by their male counterparts. ...

THE Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (Ucaz) has reportedly struck a deal with government which would see councillors from the country’s 32 urban centres pocketing at least $1 000 in monthly allowances. ...

WHENEVER Josphat Nyika (34) told people what he did for a living, the revelation often elicited expressions of surprise and shock. ...

FORMER Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday applied for his case to be referred to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) where he wants to argue that his rights are being trampled upon because he still has presidential immunity which protects him against prosecution. ...

PARENTS countrywide are reeling from the shocker school fees hike for next term with some schools demanding as much as $12 000. ...

THE World Food Programme (WFP) says Zimbabwe’s cash shortage complicates efforts to rush aid to millions of people facing severe hunger. ...

CLAIMS by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that his nemesis and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has failed God by refusing to accept the disputed outcome of the 2018 presidential elections and Constitutional Court ruling are a clear demonstration of the arrogance, self-righteousness and conceit of the Mnangagwa administration which believes that its ascension to power was by divine design. ...

FOUR external auditors from the Comptroller and Auditor-General Mildred Chiri’s office, who are taking stock of the Gweru City Council’s books, have gobbled $82 000 in allowances from the cash-strapped local authority, investigations by Southern Eye have revealed. ...

Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya yesterday dismissed an application by former Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko to have his trial transferred from Harare to Bulawayo. ...

OLD Mutual subsidiary, Cabs is shutting down four branches by end of January next year as the financial institution streamlines its business model in response to the tough operating environment. ...

THE prices of bread have gone up to $18 from $14 a loaf, further putting pressure on already overburdened consumers who are struggling to put food on the table due to the escalating prices of basic goods. ...

PUBLIC Accounts Committee (PAC) chairperson Tendai Biti yesterday said the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) must be removed from being under the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), alleging that the central bank itself was a “rogue” institution which needs investigation by the unit. ...

LAWYERS yesterday held a peaceful demonstration against police brutality before handing a petition to Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga. ...

TOUTS are usually known for their confidence, foul language and naughtiness, but recently, they sobered up when one of their own died right on the streets with his hospital record card in hand, after failing to get medication at one of Harare’s hospitals. ...

ZIMBABWE United Passenger Company (Zupco) has failed to supply its fleet in Bulawayo with fuel for the past three days, leaving thousands of the commuting public stranded, Southern Eye has heard. ...

GOVERNMENT, which is accused of rights abuses, got a rare pat on the back on Tuesday for its efforts towards improving policy framework to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) amid calls for a year-long campaign against violence. ...

The Supreme Court has given the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) a 30-day ultimatum to pay US$40 800 compensation plus costs to Rita Marque Mbatha, who was unceremoniously dismissed from employment after refusing to succumb to her former chief executive officer Farai Bwatikona Zizhou’s sexual advances. ...

Gweru residents will have to absorb a massive increase in tariffs next year if the council’s proposed $2 billion 2020 budget is approved by the Local Government ministry. ...

Hordes of desperate patients have been making a beeline to Karanda Mission Hospital in Mt Darwin and other countryside mission hospitals after being failed by urban public health facilities which are in a semi-comatose state. ...

THE rehabilitation of the $26 million 47km Mhandamabwe-Chivi Road is now in limbo after the company contracted by the government to carry out the work abandoned it at the beginning of September alleging non-payment. ...

ZIMBABWE has been urged to legalise abortion to save resources channelled towards treating illegal abortion patients who run to the public health system to save their lives. ...

HARARE City Council has threatened to withhold salaries for striking nurses and take disciplinary measures because their job action was illegal, NewsDay can reveal. About 600 council nurses are on strike. ...

THE European Union (EU) has stuck to its guns that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government should expeditiously implement economic and political reforms, including fighting corruption, as prerequisites to the bloc’s re-engagement with Zimbabwe. ...

TEMPERS flared yesterday as legislators nearly fought each other when Chegutu MP Dextor Nduna (Zanu PF) and his Mberengwa North counterpart, Tafanana Zhou disrupted a Public Accounts Committee meeting hearing which had summoned three companies to give oral evidence on the Command Agriculture programme. ...

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government is headed for another clash with cross-border traders and ordinary citizens after announcing plans to compel travellers to disclose their source of foreign currency at the country’s border posts, failure of which the State will forfeit their imported goods. ...

“While the border disputes between Syria and ourselves were of great significance, the matter of water diversion was a stark issue of life and death.” ...

IT is barely 10 o’clock in the morning, but the sweltering heat is unforgiving and scores of patients from all over the country sit huddled on wooden benches while others are sprawled on the pavement around the entrance of the outpatients department at Karanda Mission Hospital, Mt Darwin. ...

Mobile Operator Telecel Zimbabwe will this week launch the Sizzling Summer Bundles Promotion. The promotion will run till end of January 2020. ...

MDC youths used the national soccer team’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) match against Botswana to protest against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. ...

FORMER top banker, James Mushore, struck gold when he landed the coveted Harare town clerk job in March 2016, but in just 24 hours, he had been booted out. ...