Council leases out Mahatshula Clinic

Bulawayo Mayor, Councillor Martin Moyo THE Bulawayo City Council has resolved to lease out Mahatshula Clinic after reportedly failing to equip it, despite the local authority having cancelled an initial lease in 2000 after claiming it wanted to run the health facility itself. The clinic has been lying idle since 2000, when council cancelled the lease, with authorities citing lack of resources and staff to man it

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POLITBURO SHUTS DOOR ON GONO

Former Reserve Bank Governor Dr Gideon Gono’s spirited bid to land the vacant senatorial seat in Manicaland is now a closed chapter after the Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday upheld the position of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission that legally the aspiring senator was not qualified for the post because he is not a registered voter in the province. The party maintained that the law could not be tailored to suit the circumstances of an individual. Dr Gono had pinned his hopes on the Politburo after ZEC wrote to Zanu-PF on September 15 indicating that although Dr Gono had been nominated for the post by the party, he did not meet the legal criteria required by the new Constitution. Speaking in an interview after the Politburo meeting yesterday, Zanu-PF secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa said the Politburo agreed that ZEC’s decision was final.

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Chenjerai Hove urges Grace Mugabe to return PhD

Award winning Zimbabwean writer Chenjerai Hove has called on Grace Mugabe to hand back her PhD. Grace Mugabe’s “Genetically Modified Doctorate” President Robert Mugabe’s wife was awarded a doctorate from the University of Zimbabwe last month

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Turning Our Ears Toward Faculty

Our Postsecondary Success strategy is focused on a single goal: to ensure all students can complete a postsecondary degree or credential that helps them support themselves, engage in their communities, and achieve their dreams.  To do this, we need to deeply understand the best paths forward and learn from the people who work directly with students. We have historically

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MUGABE DENIES BONA LAND GRAB

President Mugabe yesterday denied that his daughter, Bona had grabbed a farm in Goromonzi from a white farmer.   Mugabe told the Politburo of his party that the Bona farm grab story was one of the lies being peddled by the media.

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Comment: Cde Gumbo, you are offside

Cde Gumbo WHILE we do not want to pick fights with our seniors who we respect without any reservation whatsoever, we take great exception to statements made by zanu-pf national spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo who passed his own now well-known personal sentiments on The Herald as the zanu-pf position, and went to the extent of seeking to put words into President Mugabe’s mouth. After yesterday’s Politburo meeting, Cde Gumbo told journalists that President Mugabe had expressed concern over The Herald which Cde Gumbo claimed was dividing the party

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Is it legal to extend NEC agreements to non-members?

Labour Matters Davies Ndumiso Sibanda Many employers are failing to pay National Employment Council decided wage adjustments and NEC dues.  Also many workers are feeling they are getting a raw deal from the NECs. As a result, questions are now being asked by many employers and workers as to the legality of extending NEC collective bargaining agreements to employers who are not members of the employers’ association and workers who are not members of the trade                 unions

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