LATEST & DEVELOPING: No Military Takeover in Zim

Farirai Machivenyika, Senior Reporter 10:26 – Action taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) today does not represent a military takeover of the Government but is meant to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict, the ZDF said in a statement. LISTEN TO STATEMENT HERE 10:41 – The situation…
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Parly sets tough CDF guidelines

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter— Parliament has adopted tough guidelines that will be used in the utilisation of Constituency Development Fund as part of measures to enhance accountability and curb abuse of the fund by legislators. The guidelines include the nature of development projects that could be embarked upon and the involvement of administration of Parliament among other…
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Electoral Act set for amendment

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter— The Electoral Act will soon be amended to regularise the new voter registration exercise as promulgated by President Mugabe in Statutory Instrument 109 of 2017 gazetted on September 18 and valid for six months. The chairperson of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi, said this…
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Zim murder suspect escapes jail in SA

Crime Reporter A Zimbabwean man who was recently arrested in South Africa in connection with the murder of a doctor and the attempted murder of his wife in the neighbouring country escaped from police custody after cutting his way out of the police cells on Monday night. According to reports, South African Police Services spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel…
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HSB owns up on $5m bungling

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter— The Health Services Board (HSB) has acknowledged erroneously placing health workers in wrong grades since 2010, a situation that is now costing Government over US$5 million in backdated salary dues, The Herald has learnt. A document in The Herald’s possession with the corrected grades shows that nurses were the most affected, being…
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Agric inputs: Govt to import from producers

Elita Chikwati Senior Agriculture Reporter Government will import agricultural inputs for crop, livestock, fisheries and wildlife directly from the international manufacturers for sale to farmers at reasonable prices, a Cabinet minister has said. Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development Minister Dr Joseph Made yesterday said Government institutions will buy inputs directly from the manufacturing countries such as the…
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MPs demand their dues in USD

Zvamaida Murwira Senior Reporter— Members of Parliament are demanding their Constituency Development Fund and outstanding allowances to be paid in foreign currency and also to be issued duty free certificates to import vehicles ahead of the expiry of their term of office next year. Some legislators have also demanded that the CDF be distributed to…
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What is all this fury, furore really about?

Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor— FOOTBALL-MAD prophet Walter Magaya’s cameo appearance for the Warriors Legends in their showdown against the Barcelona Legends has triggered a social media explosion with scores of people questioning the decision to let him feature in the game when he isn’t a former member of the team. A number of critics turned to…
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Tuku scoops top continental award

Arts Correspondent — Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi is on cloud nine after scooping the African Legend Award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held over the weekend at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos Nigeria. Tuku was also invited to the awards as a special guest, culture diplomat and dignitary. In an interview, the legendary…
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