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Teenage pregnancies still high in rural areas: Survey

CASES of teenage pregnancies have remained high in the rural areas, with one in 10 adolescent girls giving birth each year, despite massive awareness campaigns against child marriages, latest statistics from the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) 2015 have indicated. By Phyllis Mbanje In 2010, 28% of adolescent girls from rural areas were already mothers […]

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Junior council launches children’s rights awareness campaign

HARARE city’s junior council on Saturday launched the Make Harare Child Friendly campaign to raise awareness on children’s rights, following a recent kombi accident which killed a Harare Girls High pupil, Jocelyn Gomba (17). BY STAFF REPORTER Led by Harare junior mayor, councillor Rufaro Manyepa, more than 300 pupils from Girls High and Queen Elizabeth […]

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Chaos rocks Mujuru camp

CHAOS and nasty fights have rocked former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimFP) party ahead of its official launch in October amid reports that a section of the party was already demanding leadership renewal. BY XOLISANI NCUBE/ SILAS NKALA ZimPF youths reportedly accused the party’s old guard of “failing to appreciate the political dynamics […]

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Mliswa, 24 Yard members arrested in Esigodini

FORMER Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa and 24 members of his Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) pressure group were arrested in Esigodini, Matabeleland South province, yesterday for allegedly holding an unsanctioned public meeting. BY SINDISO DUBE Mliswa’s lawyer and MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the arrests. “Cde Mliswa is currently in police custody […]

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Respect election results: Mnangagwa

CHIRUMHANZu-ZIBAGWE legislator Auxillia Mnangagwa (Zanu PF) has called on fellow politicians to shun violence and respect the voice of the electorate. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Addressing a rally at Nyikavanhu growth point in Mvuma on Friday, Mnangagwa, who is a member of the Zanu PF politburo, said: “We have seen people fighting over political issues and […]

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Zanu PF appeals committee: Mugabe pacifies factions

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has allegedly manipulated Zanu PF’s warring factions by playing them against each other after he appointed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa and secretary for legal affairs, Patrick Chinamasa to draft the appeals’ procedure to facilitate reviewing cases of members suspended and expelled by rival G40 faction led by First Lady Grace Mugabe.

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Tour operator challenges Chinamasa

CROSS-BORDER bus operator, Jay Jay Travel & Tours, has threatened to drag Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa to the Constitutional Court challenging his decision to grant $200 duty-free allowance to pedestrians and travellers using private vehicles, leaving out those using buses.

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