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  • Freedom train a hit with commuters

    November 15, 2018 7:50 AM 8

    More than 5 000 passengers have used the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) commuter train in the first five days of its re-introduction in Bulawayo, translating to a capacity utilisation of 71 percent. The State rail company introduced a train on the City-Cowdray Park route two weeks ago and the response from commuters has been overwhelming. In a statement

  • Bulawayo Chiefs wage survival war against Highlanders

    November 15, 2018 7:34 AM 8

    Bulawayo Chiefs are targeting a point against Highlanders when the two sides meet at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday in an encounter that could have major implications to their relegation battle. Chiefs’ 0-2 loss to Ngezi Platinum in their last match has left them needing a point in order to avoid falling victim to the relegation axe. Amakhosi, as Chiefs

  • Butchery manager lucky to be alive as armed robber strikes

    November 15, 2018 7:19 AM 8

    A manager at a local butchery is lucky to be alive after an armed robber allegedly jumped into his car in the city centre and forced him to drive to Montrose suburb before robbing him of $7 000. The robber who was armed with a knife, allegedly jumped into Mr Sifiso Malinga’s vehicle while it was in motion along Herbert Chitepo Street between 11th Avenue

  • Mimosa to up production

    November 15, 2018 6:32 AM 10

    Zvishavane-based platinum mine, Mimosa, is set to increase its production to 270 000 tonnes per month from 230 000 tonnes which the company is producing. In an interview during a media tour of the mine on Monday, Mimosa manager Mr Lloyd Shamu said the company was set to increase its production capacity in the next few months. Mr Shamu said the company

  • CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

    November 14, 2018 6:10 PM 10

    The press secretary on Tuesday dismissed the CNN legal complaint as “grandstanding,” vowing that the White House would “vigorously defend against this lawsuit.” She alleged that Acosta “physically refused to surrender a White House microphone to an intern,” softening the earlier misconduct accusation and then casting blame on the journalist for his persistent

  • Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

    November 14, 2018 5:50 PM 10

    The UN Security Council has unanimously agreed to lift sanctions against Eritrea after nine years. An arms embargo, asset freeze, and travel ban were imposed in 2009 amid claims Eritrea supported al-Shabab militants in Somalia. The resolution, drafted by the UK, was backed by the US and its Western allies. The UN vote comes amid a thaw in relations between

  • MDC claims Vanguard has been disbanded

    November 14, 2018 5:32 PM 8

    Nelson Chamisa’s MDC yesterday claimed it has disbanded a youth-led outfit called The Order of the Vanguard (Vanguard). Describing it as “an otherwise peaceful and disciplined team of MDC youths”, Lovemore Chinoputsa, the secretary-general of the MDC Youth Assembly, said the Vanguard “has since been disbanded on the orders of the national council, the party’s

  • Debt-ridden AirZim invites investors

    November 13, 2018 5:18 PM 12

    Air Zimbabwe is inviting tenders from interested parties to invest in the stuttering airline. In a notice published yesterday, Air Zimbabwe Holdings administrator Reggie Saruchera said that interested bidders were to lodge their bids with Grant Thornton Chartered Accountants. “Tenders are hereby invited from interested parties to invest in Air Zimbabwe

  • Peruvian jailed 10 years for cocaine possession

    November 13, 2018 4:40 PM 9

    A Peruvian man who was caught with a kilogramme of cocaine at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in September has been slapped with a 10 year jail term. Wilmer Tarazona Aro was convicted on his own plea of guilty for unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs by Harare magistrate Rumbidai Mugwagwa. Mugwagwa sentenced Aro to an effective 5-10 years jail term and ordered

  • Air Zim wet leases aircraft in reconstruction drive

    November 13, 2018 4:13 PM 8

    Air Zimbabwe is “wet leasing” one if its aircraft in a fundraising drive that is part of its reconstruction strategy. A wet lease agreement is a contractual arrangement covering the hire and servicing of aircrafts, and the provision of a flight crew to the leaseholder. In a notice, the airline notified prospective bidders that it is wet leasing a Boeing