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WOZA petition govt on free primary education

WOMEN of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) is lobbying government to provide free education for all primary school children saying its a constitutional right that should be guaranteed. Members of WOZA allege the government is stealing from its citizens by making parents pay for primary education fees ...

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Mat’land CSOs tackle govt on police brutality

By Leonorah Nkomo MATABELELAND Civic Society Organisations say government should teach itself to listen and engage citizens whenever they present their grievances instead of resorting to brutality. This comes after citizens were ruthlessly brutalised by ZRP when they demanded government to take responsibility and abate ...

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Regional business discuss Zim’s new import statutes

REGIONAL business associations are holding discussions over Zimbabwe’s new import regulations – Statutory Instrument (SI) 64 of 2016 that banned importation of basic Commodities from other countries and are most likely to their present concerns at the upcoming SADC summit. The SADC summit will be ...

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BPRA wants BCC audited ‘again’ over stand allocation

By Franklin Sibindi The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) has written to the Auditor General’s Office requesting for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding allocation of a piece of land in Makokoba (currently Tshaka Pre school) to Trek Petroleum by the Bulawayo City Council. The ...

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Parents snub mass drug administration exercise

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care mass drug administration exercise kicked off Monday amid reports some parents are snubbing the programme in fear of treatment side effects as experienced in last year’s measles and rubella vaccine where hundreds of children fell sick. The health ...

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“Small scale miners a threat to lives”

By Franklin Sibindi MINES and Mining Development Ministry is concerned about the reckless use of cyanide and expired explosives in the small scale mining sector citing health hazards. Addressing small scale miners at the Zimbabwe Miners Federation conference during this year’s edition of the Mine ...

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The man behind the viral protests picture speaks out

JOSPHART Mzaca Ngulube aged 31, a former teacher, is the man pictured topless in this image that has gone viral, which was taken during the recent anti-government protests dubbed #ShutdownZimbabwe. The image was taken at the height of protests in Makokoba on July 6, 2016. ...

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Rights of inmates under threat

PROVISION of rehabilitative services and upholding of the rights of inmates in the country’s prisions remains under threat due to underfunding of prisons and correctional institutions. As part of efforts to abate the situation, government is in the process of aligning legislation with the supreme ...

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Revival of Ndebele Kingdom takes another twist

REVIVAL of the Ndebele Kingdom has taken a yet another twist for the worst amid the emergence of a man claiming to be King Mzilikazi ,the Second. The Ndebele kingdom has been without a heir for more than a century. King Mzilikazi, the founding king ...

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Minister Chidhakwa calls for peace in small scale gold mining sector

MINES and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has emphasised the need to grow the small scale gold mining sector saying there  is potential that has to be tapped given that currently 40 percent of the total gold produced in the country  comes from the small scale ...

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