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November 16, 2018 3:24 AM Kwekwe sets aside $80k for mayoral car

Kwekwe City Council is set to buy a mayoral vehicle for Councillor Angeline Kasipo following a council resolution. The local authority has reportedly set aside $80 000 for the purchase of the off-road vehicle. Clr Kasipo’s predecessor, Clr Matenda Madzoke, blocked the purchase of the vehicle, opting that the money be channelled to service delivery 8

November 15, 2018 7:50 AM Freedom train a hit with commuters

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 8

November 14, 2018 5:50 PM Eritrea sanctions lifted after nine years

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 10

November 14, 2018 5:32 PM MDC claims Vanguard has been disbanded

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 8

November 12, 2018 11:15 AM Fake policeman pesters prostitute for sex

A drunken man from Bulawayo masqueraded as a police officer and ran amok at a night spot in Plumtree, demanding sex from a prostitute. This came to light during the initial appearance of Herbert Rukasha (29) of 30046 Entumbane before Plumtree resident magistrate, Miss Sharon Rosemani, facing charges of disorderly conduct in a public place and impersonation 8

November 12, 2018 9:18 AM Man fakes father’s death

A Masvingo man and his two accomplices have been sentenced to 420 hours of unpaid work each by a magistrates court for trying to swindle Econet of $2 000 via the its EcoSure Funeral Cover, through a fake death claim. Thomson Chikwaku (24) of Zimre Park and his two accomplices, Peter Mhasvi (35) and John Mamvura (59), were convicted of trying to defraud 8

November 12, 2018 8:58 AM 7 robbers arrested, 5 others on the run

The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested seven suspected armed robbers who were targeting farms, service stations and business premises in Mashonaland Central Province. Five others are still on the run. Those arrested are Jerry Mhere (27), Gainmore Muchenje (30), Lazarus Thulani Mathebula (31), John Murengwa (31), Lloyd Mafigu (31), Brighton Murengwa 6

November 7, 2018 3:21 PM Fuel supplies back to normal

Petrol supplies have returned to normalcy at most service stations, while diesel is still in short supply. Zimbabwe was rocked by fuel shortages soon after Finance minister Mthuli Ncube announced a two percent tax on electronic transactions, which came on the backdrop of indications that he was to phase out bond notes. The shortages, attributed to the scarcity 12

October 28, 2018 5:30 AM $15 million needed for air traffic control systems

About $15 million is needed to re-equip the country’s air traffic communications and surveillance systems so as to enhance the safety and efficient movement of aeroplanes, an official said. In an interview with Sunday Business, Air Traffic Controllers Association of Zimbabwe (Atcaz) president Mr Evans Makuku said most of the country’s aviation communication 18

October 26, 2018 9:25 AM 37 illegal forex dealers convicted . . . money forfeited to the State…. code named Operation “Dzosai Mari”

At least 37 illegal foreign currency dealers who were arrested in Harare under Operation “Dzosai Mari” on separate occasions over the past few days have appeared at the Harare Magistrate’s Court, with 10 of them being convicted for the offences and forfeiting their money to the State. The convicted will also do community service, while the remaining 18