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Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono Denied Bail

Harare Magistrate Lazini Ncube on Thursday denied freelance journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, bail after ruling that the State’s fears that he will commit other offences while on bail are well-founded. Chin’ono was arrested and charged with peddling falsehoods after tweeting that a police officer had beaten up a little baby who instantly died. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) who are representing Chin’ono posted ...

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Cops Nabbed After Mounting An Illegal Roadblock

Three Harare-based Zimbabwe Republic (ZRP) officers were on Wednesday hurled before a Harare magistrate on allegations of mounting an illegal roadblock in the city centre and demanding a bribe from a motorist. Norest Nyasha Chikore, Osivinda Maphosa and Prisca Nyadongo appeared before magistrate Judith Taruvinga on a charge of criminal abuse of duty. The trio was not asked to plead ...

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Heavy Rain Expected-MSD

Expect More Tropical Cyclones, Storms, Floods- MSD

The Meteorological Service Department (MSD) has warned that tropical cyclones and serious floods remain a real danger in the second half of the 2020/21 rainy season. In a statement on Wednesday, MSD also said rain-related disasters remain a possibility during the second half of the rainy season as heavier falls are still expected. It said: Heavy storms, flash floods, flooding ...

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Four People survive Plane Crash

Four people have luckily survived a plane crash that took place Wednesday after it crash landed in Luunga area under Chief Sinakatenge, Binga. The single-Engine Cessna is believed to have left Kariba Airport on Wednesday morning headed for Sirajira Forests in the South Western area of Lake Kariba which are believed to be a tourist attraction for game viewing,swimming and ...

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Trump impeached twice

United States(US) President, Donald Trump has become the first President in US history to be impeached twice after being charged with,”incitement of insurrection” over last week’s disturbances at the congress. 10 House Republican Lawmakers voted for Trump’s impeachment for,”abuse of power,obstruction of congress in 2019 and incitement of insurrection”, last week. According to some reports, Donald Trump is said to ...

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Tsitsi Dangarembga Receives 2021 PEN Freedom of Expression award

Zimbabwe novelist and filmmaker,Tsitsi Dangarembga has been awarded with the 2021 Poets, Essayists and Novelists(PEN) freedom of expression award in recognition of her literary contributions and as an activist. To kickoff 2021 the PEN organisation is honouring Tsitsi Dangarembga recognising her activism in Zimbabwe and her,”remarkable work in fighting for freedom of expression”. Meanwhile Dangarembgwa’s novel,” This mournable body” was ...

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AU Vice Chancellor dies

Africa University Vice Chancellor, Professor Munashe Furusa has reportedly passed away in the early hours of today. The Pan African, United Methodist Higher Education Institution is in mourning after his death was announced by the Deputy Vice Chancellor,Professor Peter Mageto in a statement. In a statement Professor Mageto said,”We implore all of you to pray for and keep at the ...

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Covid-19 complacency, Snr doctors concerned

Zimbabwe senior doctors have raised concern over covid-19 complacency due to people’s attitude and behaviour towards the restriction measures which were put in place by the government. Bulawayo provincial medical director, Dr Welcome Mlilo said lockdown might be extended if people continue with their reckless behaviour of failing to comply with the restriction measures which were put in place. Dr ...

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Twitter forgives Trump

After going public condemning the Capitol Hill invasion and violence, US outgoing President Donald Trump has been allowed to Tweet again, after being locked out of his account for 12 hours. Posting a more conciliatory message, he refrained from reiterating false claims of voter fraud. Twitter said that it would ban Mr Trump “permanently” if he breached the platform’s rules ...

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Covid-19 crisis: Police bundle travellers in crowded cells

Zimbabwe Republic Police(ZRP) has refused to acknowledge travelling letters from commuters travelling into Harare CBD in bid to limit human movement in the country during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. There has been several police arrests since the beginning of the country’s lockdown on 5 January 2021 following the presidential curfew decree issued by the Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga ...

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