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THE country’s busiest border post, Beitbridge, was yesterday forced to shut down for the first time ever following ugly street protests during which angry citizens burnt tyres and destroyed transport infrastructure following the government’s decision to ban imports as a way of curtailing currency leakages in the face of cash shortages. ...

Most councils are lagging behind in remittances of their statutory obligations to the National Social Security Authority and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) due to liquidity challenges, Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has said. ...

NATIONAL Assembly Speaker Jacob Mudenda yesterday said he would soon name and shame MPs who absconded their portfolio committee meetings. ...

Chinhoyi town clerk Mungororo Mazai has finally resigned allegedly due to pressure from councillors and frustration at constant ministerial directives. ...

HARARE West legislator Jessie Majome on Tuesday accused government of not being sincere on resuscitating the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) following its failure to introduce the Constituency Development Fund Bill before Parliament. ...

FINANCE minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday said the International Monetary Fund (IMF)was not imposing its policies on Zimbabwe, adding that discussions under the Staff-Monitored Programme have been brutal, frank and cordial. ...

FORMER Zanu PF Copac co-chairperson Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana yesterday said there was need for Zimbabwe to setup a body that will ensure the new Constitution is implemented by forcing the Executive to realign laws urgently. ...

FORMER Finance minister and leader of the opposition MDC-T’s Renewal Team Tendai Biti yesterday said the country should be urgently placed under curatorship. ...

CHITUNGWIZA Municipality has applied for borrowing powers in a bid to secure over $25 million it requires to rehabilitate sewage treatment works. ...

Former minister and retired Zanu PF Information secretary Nathan Shamuyarira died on Wednesday night at West End Clinic in Harare. ...

VICTORIA Falls Town Council has imposed a $20 charge per premise to raise funds to purchase a refuse collection truck. ...

THE fate of several non-governmental organisations which used to operate as conduits for EU development aid to Zimbabwe now hangs in the balance as the bloc mulls plans to deal directly with the Zanu PF government. ...

GWERU Urban MP Sessel Zvidzai (MDC-T) on Thursday called for introduction of disaster-risk budgeting, saying government had failed to respond effectively to national disasters. ...

POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri collapsed in front of President Robert Mugabe causing panic among several Cabinet ministers, aides and thousands of people present at a police graduation parade at Morris Deport in Harare yesterday. ...

HARARE councillors last week ordered investigations into activities of some senior managers in the housing and community service departments. ...

HARARE West MP Jessie Majome on Thursday revealed that several MPs are still ignorant of the contents and importance of the new Constitution. ...

GOVERNMENT has extended its begging bowl to financial institutions as it seeks to complete the new Makombe Building Complex. ...

MEMBERS of Parliament from across the political divide on Wednesday expressed dismay over the continuous absence of ministers to take questions and queried why they often sent their deputies who did not sit in Cabinet to respond to policy issues. ...

MPs yesterday castigated the “deplorable” working conditions of civil servants even at Parliament Building where legislators join them in queuing to use toilets. ...

THE government yesterday admitted that most of its policies were not working and it was revisiting them to ensure that the collapsing national economy could recover. ...

A United Kingdom-broadcasting station, Channel 4, has released a video showing President Robert Mugabe entering a private hospital, Gleneagles Parkway Cancer Centre, in Singapore. ...

INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo yesterday said government was willing to compensate white farmers who were displaced ...

THE State Procurement Board (SPB) yesterday said the Zimbabwe National Road Authority (Zinara) could have breached tender procedures in 2012 ...

EU has challenged President Mugabe’s government to implement constitutional provisions to assure international investors that its indigenisation policy would not affect future investments into the country. ...

HARARE provincial administrator (PA) Alfred Tome yesterday lashed out at mayors and town clerks for failing to deal with people illegally occupying land in the metropolitan area. ...

MPS yesterday lampooned fellow legislators that were recently reported in the media as having been caught on the wrong side of the law for alleged rape offences. ...

THE Zanu PF politburo has booted out top army officials and Masvingo party heavyweights from the money-spinning safari landholdings in the prized Save Valley Conservancy for double-dipping. ...

TOP CMED (Pvt) Ltd executives, including managing director Davison Mhaka, have been implicated in a $3 million fuel scam. ...

NOTORIOUS Mberengwa ex-war veterans’ leader and Zanu PF activist Wilson Kufa Chitoro, popularly known as Biggie Chitoro, has been declared a liberation war hero. ...

ZIMBABWE will soon benefit from the Cotonou Trade Agreement as the European Union (EU) considers reviewing the country’s situation at it November meeting. ...