Tajamuka’s shutdown draw mixed feelings

By Daniel Chigundu TAJAMUKA’S proposed “Total Zimbabwe Shutdown” scheduled for 20 to 25 June meant to protest President Robert Mugabe’s sentiments that there is no crisis is the country, has drawn mixed feelings from people. According to Tajamuka, President Mugabe cannot say there is no crisis in the country when people are sleeping in queues trying to withdraw their money, are not getting clean water …

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Too early to amend the constitution – Hon Ndebele

By Buhle Tshavango Magwegwe legislator Honourable Anele Ndebele has castigated criticism on provisions of the new constitutions saying it was too early to consider any amendments to the constitution. Responding to comments by Hon Chakona during a national assembly sitting yesterday, Hon Ndebele said the process of appointing a judge according to the new Constitution had a number of loopholes as it allowed just anyone …

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Hurungwe accident a wake-up call for more measures on road safety

By Buhle Tshavango Minister of Transport and Infrastructural development Dr Joram Gumbo has been urged to withdraw the passer permit for King Lion Bus Company after a series of accidents leading to the latest one that led to the death of 43 passengers and has been declared a national disaster. In a statement by the International Cross-border Traders Association (ICTA), they cited that the company …

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Tsholotsho community in peace building campaigns

By Nkanyiso Ncube COMMUNITY leaders in Tsholotsho North have stepped up peace building efforts in their local communities as the nation braces for 2018 general elections. The community last week organised a series of collaborative platforms aimed at raising peace and tolerance ahead of election campaigns period. In a statement, Heal Zimbabwe Trust (HZT) said the meetings were meant to promote peaceful participation in the …

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MDC-T is a violent party …they brought violent demos: Mandipaka

By Daniel Chigundu BUHERA WEST legislator Oliver Mandipaka says the country’s main opposition party MDC-T is to blame for all the violence that has taken place in the country since 1999. Zimbabwe has experience bloody violent clashes during election periods dating back from 2000, while some acts of violence have also been recorded during various demonstrations. Political activists such as Tonderai Nhira, Talent Mabika, Tichaona …

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Killer Zivhu stop it …ARDC is prohibited from partisan politics: ERC

By Watmore Makokoba  OUTSPOKEN Masvingo businessman and staunch Zanu PF stalwart Killer Zivhu has come under fire for violating the country’s constitution by using the Association for Rural District Council (ARDC) to mobilise voters for President Robert Mugabe. Zivhu who is the ARDC chairman has been widely quoted in the state media (particularly The Herald of Wednesday the 7th of June 2017) stating his intentions to use …

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Political parties urged to shun violence ahead of 2018 elections

  by Buhle Tshavango   Members of Parliament yesterday called for the enhancement of measures against the rise in violent activities by political parties against innocent citizens. A motion in this regard was moved for debate against a backdrop of various reports of acts of violence on citizens and police officers as well as looting and destruction of property by political parties. “A militant group …

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Rural schools enforcing child labour under the guise of general work: Hon Chasi

by Buhle Tshavango   Member of Parliament for Mazowe south Honourable Fortune Chasi has questioned the practice of general work in rural schools describing it as discriminatory and unconstitutional. Addressing the Minister of Primary and secondary education during a national assembly sitting in Parliament yesterday Hon Chasi said asking children to bring tools and work after schooling hours was an old age practice which was …

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Govt urged to consider youths on tenders

By Nkanyiso Ncube ZIMBABWE Youth Council (ZYC) has called on government to consider young entrepreneurs when awarding tenders and to also include them across all sectors of the economy in line with the country’s indigenous policies. The call comes after President Robert Mugabe commissioned the US$3 billion Beitbridge-Harare-Chirundu dualisation project which could be Zimbabwe’s biggest infrastructure project since 1980 when the country got its independence. …

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