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Ndiweni rubbishes chiefs’ allowances, central governance system

Ntabazinduna Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni, has lashed out at the “pittance” the government pays traditional chiefs as allowances, while accusing the centralised governance system “for achieving what colonialism failed to achieve” in terms of oppressing black people. Addressing journalists at the Bulawayo Press Club on Thursday evening, the traditional leader said the institution of chieftainship has […]

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Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa defends Mugabe’s rule

ACTING President Emmerson Mnangagwa has defended President Robert Mugabe’s 36-year-old rule, arguing the 92-year-old leader is still capable of managing the country’s affairs, despite increasing pressure from different groups to step down over his failure to revive the fortunes of the country.

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Zimbabwe to defend trade in elephants

ENVIRONMENT, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri has said Zimbabwe will defend its right to trade in elephant products at the 17th conference of parties (Cop 17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), which opens in Johannesburg, South Africa, tomorrow.

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51 Epworth protesters seek remand refusal

Fifty ONE Epworth protesters, who are facing trial over public violence allegations following demonstrations against corruption at police roadblocks, on Thursday filed an application for refusal of further remand after the State failed to provide them with a trial date.

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Nera leaders

Nera postpones Chitungwiza demo

OPPOSITION political parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) yesterday postponed the Chitungwiza protest to attend to victims of police brutality in last Saturday’s demonstrations.

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