Freeman Razemba Harare Bureau The two First Oil Company (Private) Limited directors who are wanted on allegations of obstructing the course of justice after they allegedly connived with CMED (Pvt) Ltd managing director, Davison Mhaka, to cook up papers showing how $2,7 million in the botched fuel deal was spent, are believed to have fled to Malawi and Namibia. Police are still keen to question the two directors Alex Kudakwashe Mahuni and Lynon Gilbert Katunga who are believed, together with Mhaka, to have masterminded the processing of fake documents through an IT expert in South Africa to conceal the case


Harare Bureau In a land mark case, HIV status spared an armed robber life sentence after the High Court condemned the man to 25 years in jail for killing a Kuwadzana resident during a robbery. Justice Joseph Musakwa found Cosmas Jumo guilty of murdering Remember Mupasi on May 27, 2014, along 270th Street, Kuwadzana 3 in Harare. Mupasi was walking home from work at night when he met his demise. Jumo’s accomplice Chimika Bauti committed suicide while in police cells. Addressing the court in aggravation, prosecutor Purity Chikangaise, did not go for the death penalty because there is no law in terms of which a court can pass the capital punishment.


Paddy Zhanda Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent Government is planning to establish cattle insemination centres as part of a drive to raise the calving rate from 48 percent to over 70 percent. Speaking to journalists in Chiredzi recently, Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Deputy Minister responsible for livestock Paddy Zhanda said other countries in the SADC region already have such facilities. Zhanda said the system was working very well in Botswana. He said they will start by establishing the centres in Matabeleland region and Masvingo province moving to other provinces. Artificial insemination is the introduction of high quality semen of a bull by the use of pipettes into the reproductive tract of a receptive female cow.


Minister Prisca Mupfumira Zvamaida Murwira and Felex Share Harare Bureau— All is set for the all-inclusive and massive Workers Day celebrations in Harare today organised by the government as it moves in to revive the commemorations that had lost lustre in the past years due to the politicisation of trade unionism. The celebrations come as workers yesterday snubbed celebrations organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions at 17 centres countrywide. Today’s celebrations are slated for Rufaro Stadium in Mbare. Workers Day is celebrated on May 1 the world over but for convenience, the government moved the celebrations to today.


Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent— CHIEF Ndiweni has petitioned police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri following a fresh confrontation with police in Ntabazinduna after they shut down a vocational training centre opened at one of their bases with the traditional leader’s backing. The chief once sought the closure of the police training depot in Ntabazinduna to make way for a vocational training centre.


Pamela Shumba/Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporters— CHURCHES said yesterday that the national pledge will not be recited at their schools when schools open for the second term tomorrow. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku last Thursday dismissed the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights’ urgent interdict to stop the reciting of the national pledge paving way for the government to implement the national pledge policy. Chief Justice Chidyausiku in his chambers threw out the urgent application but directed the registrar of the Constitutional Court to set down the main challenge at the earliest convenient date. The government has said it is dismayed by the resistance as the national pledge is meant to instil honesty, hard work and commitment at a tender age