President mourns Rev Munyongani

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Bureau— President Mugabe has sent his condolences to the Catholic church and the Munyongani family following the death of Gweru Diocese Catholic Bishop, His Lordship Right Rev Xavier Jonisani Munyongani. Rt Rev Munyongani, who was 67, died on Sunday at Avenues Clinic in Harare after a short illness. He was buried yesterday at Driefontein Mission…
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Dokora appoints new Zimsec board

Tobias Mudzingwa Herald Reporter PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora yesterday appointed a new Zimbabwe Examinations Council (Zimsec) board made up of renowned academics and technocrats. Bindura University of Science Education Vice Chancellor Professor Eddie Mwenje will head the 15-member board. Speaking after the unveiling of the board in the capital yesterday, Dr Dokora urged board…
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Govt to tap Aids levy for cancer

From Takunda Maodza in Montevideo, Uruguay— GOVERNMENT will now use resources mobilised through the Aids Levy to fight the cancer scourge that continues to ravage society. It is estimated that 7 000 Zimbabweans are diagnosed of cancer every year. Speaking at World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) underway here yesterday, Health and Child…
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President in Uruguay for WHO meeting

From Takunda Maodza in Montevideo, Uruguay— PRESIDENT Mugabe arrived here yesterday morning where he is expected to join other global leaders for the World Health Organisation (WHO) global conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). President Mugabe is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Walter Mzembi, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, Presidential spokesperson Mr George…
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Harare town clerk’s recruitment bid in limbo

Innocent Ruwende Herald Reporter— HARARE City Council’s renewed effort to recruit a new town clerk hangs in the balance following revelations that council disregarded Government’s directive on the composition of the interviewing panel. Last year, Government rescinded the appointment of former banker Mr James Mushore as town clerk after the city again failed to follow procedures outlined…
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President caps 3 445 GZU graduates

Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent— President Mugabe yesterday capped 3 445 Great Zimbabwe University graduates at the institution’s colourful graduation ceremony held at the university’s permanent site near Great Zimbabwe. The graduates were drawn from the university’s five schools, namely: Robert Mugabe School of Education and Culture; Garry Magadzire School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences; Simon Muzenda School…
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Mashakada’s town clerk bid in tatters

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent Local Government, Rural Development and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday effectively disqualified MDC-T legislator Dr Tapuwa Mashakada, who had been short-listed for the position of Harare City Council town clerk. He indicated that it was against both the Constitution and “common sense” for a career politician to take the administrative post. Without…
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Govt mulls medical travel authority

From Paidamoyo Chipunza in Bengaluru, India— THERE is need to set up a central authority that regulates medical travel from Zimbabwe to India for easier patient follow-up and redress, amid revelations that the number of patients seeking treatment in India continues to rise, a senior Government official has said. In an interview with The Herald during…
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President caps 418 HIT graduates

Herald Reporter PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday capped 418 Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) graduates at a colourful ceremony held at the university campus. The students were drawn from the school of engineering and technology, industrial sciences and technology, information science and technology and business and management sciences. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, HIT Vice Chancellor Engineer Quinton…
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ZEC starts door-to-door BVR campaigns

Nqobile Tshili Bulawayo Bureau The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has started door-to-door campaigns to encourage people to take advantage of the mobile Biometric Voter Registration exercise which will start on Tuesday. Speaking on the sidelines of a workshop for Civic Society Organisations from Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South, Bulawayo, Midlands and Masvingo provinces in the city yesterday, ZEC…
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