Amendment Bill sails through

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number One) sailed through the National Assembly last night in an incident-filled sitting as MDC-T lawmakers protested bitterly during deliberations. The Bill is now expected to be transmitted to Senate. The Bill seeks to confer on the President, powers to appoint the Chief Justice, his deputy and Judge president…
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Lands Committee conducts audit in Manicaland

Samuel Kadungure Mutare Bureau demand for land continues to rise in Manicaland and the Provincial Lands Committee is conducting an audit to identify farms that exceed maximum sizes, those that are underutilised and those owned by absentee owners with a view to parcelling out part of the land to those on its waiting list. Minister of…
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Harare-Byo highway tops in road fatalities

Tedious Manyepo recently in Mutare THE refurbished Harare-Bulawayo highway has accounted for highest number of fatal road accidents in the past year although it is the best in terms of navigability. The stretch recorded 569 accidents, representing 44 percent of the 1 291 road fatalities that occurred across the country in 2016. About 304 (23…
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Chombo fights ‘imminent’ arrest

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter HOME Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo says his arrest and civil imprisonment for defying court orders was now imminent and has instructed his lawyers to file an urgent application to stop the Sheriff from executing the judgment. The Sheriff of the High Court is armed with a writ to commit the minister…
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Suspended councillors to appear before tribunal

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent Suspended Chitungwiza councillors will tomorrow appear before a tribunal to answer to corruption allegations, involving allocating themselves vast tracts of land worth over $7 million. The councillors are accused of being involved in the sale of land for personal gain and were exposed by an internal audit. The hearings, to be conducted…
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Constitutional Amendment Number 1 set for adoption

Felex Share Senior Reporter The Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1), which seeks to give the President the sole discretion to appoint a Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Judge President of his choice will be considered for adoption by Parliament today. Clerk of Parliament Mr Kennedy Chokuda yesterday said all National Assembly members were expected to…
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President heads to Mashonaland West

Felex Share Senior Reporter President Mugabe heads to Mashonaland West Province on Saturday for his fifth interactive meeting with the youths. This comes as the zanu-pf Youth League, which is organising the interface rallies, yesterday said the rallies were bearing fruit. zanu-pf Youth League Secretary Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga said preparations for the weekend meeting were at…
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40 000 pack Lupane • President underscores importance of unity • Emulate the youths, senior cadres urged

Takunda Maodza News Editor PRESIDENT Mugabe has exhorted Zanu-PF to remain united and protect the gains of the liberation struggle, in the process fulfilling the wishes of revolutionary icons like the late national hero, Vice President Dr Joshua Nkomo. Addressing a 40 000-strong crowd on the fourth leg of the Presidential Youth Interface rally at Somhlolo…
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Scores stranded as police impound kombis

Liberty Dube Mutare Bureau SCORES of commuters, among them schoolchildren, were yesterday left stranded after police impounded close to 60 kombis for a litany of offences. These included unroadworthiness and failure by the owners to insure them. The kombis were driven to Mutare Main Camp. Police will only release the vehicles upon payment of a fine. Commuters from…
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