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September 17, 2018 3:27 PM Media reports the main reason Standard Bank kicked Guptas to the kerb

The bank’s retired head of legal also said they were following Absa’s lead, amid concern that the family was up to no good. Standard Bank’s retired head of legal Ian Sinton testified on Monday before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday about why his bank decided to shut down business accounts linked to the controversial Gupta family 5

September 5, 2018 10:09 AM Police tell schools to deposit monies in banks

POLICE in Bulawayo yesterday urged schools to deposit their money in banks, saying keeping it on their premises could result in the institutions being targeted by robbers. Schools opened for the third term yesterday and many parents will be paying school fees. Some payments are made in cash at schools. Bulawayo police spokesperson Chief Inspector Precious 33

September 5, 2018 7:18 AM Gweru allays typhoid spread fears as schools open

Gweru City Council has enhanced its fight against typhoid by training more than 50 district school heads, inspecting more than 200 school premises and training more than 1 200 students ahead of the new school term that started yesterday. Most parents have been sceptical about sending their children to school following the outbreak of the disease in Gweru 24

August 28, 2018 9:51 AM Top Harare lawyer Rubaya granted bail

A senior Harare lawyer Admire Rubaya, who was arrested on allegations of obstructing the course of justice, was on Saturday released on $500 bail. Rubaya appeared before Mr Elijah Makomo at the Bulawayo Magistrates Court and was freed after his team of lawyers led by Advocate Thabani Mpofu convinced the court that he was a proper candidate for bail. It is alleged 31

July 24, 2018 8:21 AM NSSA officer gets bail in $16m scam

National Social Security Authority chief property investment officer Kurauwone Chihota (46), who is facing fraud charges involving $16 million in a suspected property scam, was yesterday granted $1 000 bail by a Harare magistrate. The court heard that NSSA set a target to deliver 8 000 houses, and Chihota (46) allegedly connived with the then NSSA board 20

July 23, 2018 3:07 PM Over 50 percent of prostitutes HIV+

More than half of commercial sex workers in the country are HIV positive, UNAIDS has revealed in a report. According to the 2018 report released on Thursday, the country has 45 000 sex workers who have a HIV prevalence of 56.2 percent. The reports notes that although about one in two sex workers are HIV positive, almost all of them know their status 21

July 20, 2018 4:28 PM Soldier draws gun at wife

A soldier appeared before a Harare magistrate on Wednesday for reportedly using a service pistol to threaten his wife during a domestic dispute. Conrad Magaiza, 37, who is attached to Josiah MagamaTongogara Army Headquarters, appeared before Harare magistrate, Milton Serima, charged with threats to commit murder. According to State papers, on July 15 at 47-1 Avenue 20

July 10, 2018 1:16 PM Chamisa battling Mnangagwa’s soft dictatorship

I am afraid the MDC Alliance appears oblivious to the mammoth political fraud in the electoral making. As things stand, the opposition grouping not only runs the horrifying risk of losing a massive chunk of democratic credibility through participating in a sham poll – which is practically impossible to win – but also losing an election which the electoral 34

July 8, 2018 3:02 AM Drinking, smoking heightens death risk

CAPE TOWN — A study has found that the combined effects of drinking and smoking heightens the risk for stillbirth and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The findings relate to the Safe Passage Study — probing the effects of smoking and drinking during pregnancy. The international study tracked smoking and drinking behaviours of twelve thousand South 49

July 5, 2018 3:53 PM ‘Zec owes it to nation to deliver undisputed poll’

Zimbabwe cannot afford another disputed election given its perilous state of the economy, analysts have said. The country’s economy has been on a free-fall, with analysts saying its long history of disputed polls was a major contributing factor. To break the vicious cycle of disputed polls, they said the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) must ensure 53