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Tsvangirai no longer Zanu PF target: Mujuru

Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) leader, Joice Mujuru yesterday said her party had become the latest target of President Robert Mugabe’s violent campaign and the ruling party’s nemesis, Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC-T was enjoying a rare reprieve. BY TATENDA CHITAGU Zimbabwe People First leader Joice Mujuru In a final throw of the dice to drum up support for her party candidate, Kudakwashe

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‘Govt to build 500 000 houses for civil servants by mid next year’

GOVERNMENT has announced an ambitious programme to build 500 000 housing units for civil servants in the next 18 months, as part of efforts to reduce the housing backlog and incentivise its workers. BY XOLISANI NCUBE Addressing a stakeholders’ meeting in Harare yesterday, Local Government ministry secretary, George Mlilo, dismissed suspicions that the project was politically timed to coincide with

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ZTA disown Magaya tourism envoy award

THE Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has refused to recognise the tourism brand ambassador award granted to Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Walter Magaya, saying the award was granted unprocedurally. BY REJOICE CHINGWARU PHD Founder Prophet Walter Magaya This follows reports that Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs minister Mirriam Chikukwa had last month appointed Magaya as Harare’s tourism brand ambassador.

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Air Zimbabwe sues tenant over rentals

NATIONAL airline, Air Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd, has taken a local company leasing one of its Harare buildings to court over rental arrears amounting to $29 000. BY CHARLES LAITON The airline wants its lease agreement with Chelnpac Investment (Pvt) Ltd cancelled and the latter evicted from the premises at 24 Cambridge Road, Avondale. Through its lawyer, Mawere Sibanda, Air Zimbabwe

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Gvt commitment to water provision inadequate

GOVERNMENT’s financial commitment to water is insufficient to deal with growing water borne-diseases outbreaks, a lobby group has said. By KHANYILE MLOTSHWA The Community Water Alliance National chairperson, Hildaberta Rwambiwa, this week said “the paltry 0,4 % of the whole National Budget” set aside for water is insufficient to address challenges that include the outbreak of typhoid and provision of

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Vendors take Harare to court

HARARE vendors have filed an urgent High Court application, seeking an order barring the local authority from forcibly removing them from the central business district. BY MUNESU NYAKUDYA Council last week gave vendors a 48-hour ultimatum to move to designated vending sites and on Wednesday started confiscating defiant vendors’ wares, accusing them of fuelling the spread of typhoid. This prompted

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’Gukurahundi‘ clashes loom

PRESSURE group, Ibhetshu LikaZulu, is set to clash with authorities after announcing that it will lead commemorations to mark Gukurahundi State-sponsored atrocities in the country’s western regions. By KHANYILE MLOTSHWA Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa The lobby group said it will hold a service to narrow the beginning of the Gukurahundi atrocities in January 1983 and console the surviving victims of

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Zesa to continue seeking upward tariff review:CEO

Power utility, Zesa Holdings has indicated that it will continue seeking an upward tariff review to enable speedy completion of its power generation projects. BY VENERANDA LANGA Zesa chief executive officer, Josh Chifamba told Parliament early this week that the current tariff rates were unsustainable, adding they last had an electricity tariff review in 2012. But chairperson of the Mines

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