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January 10, 2019 1:29 PM ‘Mnangagwa trip a dictatorship refresher course’

Mnangagwa is taking a trip to four countries all under the rule of stinking dictatorships. He has always been maintaining relationships with countries like Belarus where autocracy reigns supreme. His trip to these countries therefore comes not as a surprise to us in the MDC. It is a bid to take a refresher course for totalitarian, autocratic and fascist 12

January 1, 2019 1:46 AM Pay civil servants in hard currency: Chamisa

Government should make efforts to pay civil servants salaries in foreign currency, MDC president Nelson Chamisa has said. This comes as the on-going strike by doctors has entered its fourth week, after the government failed to address their grievances and demands — resulting in operations at public health institutions being severely affected by the industrial 15

December 11, 2018 6:38 PM Schools not ready for ICTs: PTUZ

Government’s new online application system for Form One boarding places has come under attack again after teachers yesterday said it was causing chaos in schools because officials had not thoroughly appreciated how it functions. The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) said the ministry of Primary and Secondary Education prematurely adopted 9

November 8, 2018 9:33 AM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources 21

November 6, 2018 6:33 PM Boarding schools face early closure

Most boarding schools in the country are at the verge of shutting down early due to food shortages amid current price hikes. This comes after price hikes disarmed the buying power that many schools had at the beginning of the school second term in August. The more than 70 percent increase in prices of commodities such as bread, rice, meat and toiletries 115

October 9, 2018 5:01 PM Cops yet to be paid for poll duties

Authorities are yet to make full payment to police officers that provided services in the July 30 elections, won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a military intervention in November last year. At least 31 police officers, who were part of the 2018 national elections committee have accused 24

September 3, 2018 6:18 AM Schools open tomorrow: Govt

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dispelled social media rumours that schools will open on September 10, instead of tomorrow for the third term. In an interview yesterday, permanent secretary in the Ministry, Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango, said there were no changes and encouraged teachers and pupils to be ready for schools opening tomorrow 25

August 24, 2018 8:03 AM Mhashu burial today – Nehanda Radio

MDC founding member and former Minister of National Housing and Social Amenities Mr Fidelis Mhashu who died on Monday night at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals will be buried today at Glen Forest Memorial Park. He suffered a stroke in 2014 and was also suffering from heart-related problems. MDC-Alliance national organising secretary Mr Amos Chibaya said they had consulted 34

July 25, 2018 1:49 PM 17,5 percent civil servants allowance not one-off payment’

The government has said the 17,5 percent allowance awarded to civil servants was not a one-off payment. This comes amid claims that it was a vote-catching gimmick ahead of the July 30 vote. Public Service Commission chair Vincent Hungwe said in a statement yesterday that there were people who were lying that the government will reverse the increment 30

July 25, 2018 1:43 PM Schools prematurely close countrywide

Scores of schools across the country yesterday prematurely closed before the July 26, date which government had declared for the second term. A survey by the Daily News yesterday revealed that many schools were informing parents not to bring their children to school today. Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) chief executive officer Sifiso Ndlovu said the premature 48