New Bill okays early sex…Don’t punish kids who indulge, it proposes

Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief THE new General Laws Amendment Bill recognises early sexual activities by children under the age of 16 as it is proposing that they should not be prosecuted for having sex with each other. Gweru residents yesterday immediately blasted the bill saying the age of sexual consent should be raised to 18 years

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Mid-term budget…‘Review expected to stimulate industrial growth, save jobs’

Oliver Kazunga Senior Business Reporter FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa will present the 2015 mid-term national budget review statement tomorrow amid expectations the fiscal policy will focus on measures to stimulate industrial growth. A top ministry official who requested anonymity for professional reasons said yesterday: “The minister will present the mid-term budget review on Thursday (tomorrow).” Economic analysts have said creating an enabling business environment should dominate the minister’s statement to attract more investment and save jobs. “From a general perspective, we’re looking at a budget that would stimulate production.

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NEW BILL OKAYS EARLY SEX IN ZIM

THE new General Laws Amendment Bill recognises early sexual activities by children under the age of 16 as it is proposing that they should not be prosecuted for having sex with each other. Gweru residents yesterday immediately blasted the bill saying the age of sexual consent should be raised to 18 years. In their submissions to the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Portfolio Committee on the General Laws Amendment Bill and the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill during a public hearing at the Gweru Theatre, residents said it was uncultural, inhuman and unAfrican to allow children under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activities without getting punished.

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FURY AS CHINESE SNUB LOCAL FIRMS

Pretoria Portland Cement is under fire from local construction companies who are accusing it of sidelining them in the construction of the new cement plant in Ruwa in favour of foreign companies.  According to inside sources, local companies submitted bids but these were rejected due to a directive from the cement company’s head office to sideline local companies and renegotiate a new contract with the main contractor, Chinese Sinoma International Engineering. The Chinese company was already undertaking construction works at the cement plant. Sources say since the beginning of construction, no projects have been awarded to locals who actually have the same technical ability and expertise as the foreign companies

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The man who cost Greece billions

ATHENS — Once again Alexis Tsipras was struggling to make a decision. For hours on July 13, the Greek prime minister and Europe’s leaders had been trying to thrash out a new deal to bail out bankrupt Greece and keep the country in the euro zone. Reuters Now a clean copy of the latest text had been printed, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Council President Donald Tusk were satisfied with the terms

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Gruesome:Soldier SLITS wife’s throat!

An Air Force of Zimbabwe corporal Tendai Togara has murdered his wife in cold blood under unclear circumstances at Field Air Base in Chegutu. The corporal slit his wife’s throat using a knife

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