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ZERA ‘weekly hike updates’

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority has announced new fuel prices with effect from today ,Monday 26 August. The now and then price increase is a move that suggests government is moving towards Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube’s view to have it at par with the interbank value of US$1. However the seem to be a geographical disparity to the prices depending to ...

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Police disrupts black Friday demo

Amalgamated Teachers Union officials were arrested as they tried to petition the Finance Minister over low salaries for teachers, in Harare. The protests were slated to begin at 10 00 hrs today. The Union leader ,Obert Masaraure , Human Rights lawyer Douglas Coltart and a journalist were amongst the those who were arrested during the ‘Black Friday ZW ,Pay day ...

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ZIM Cricket guru dies,legacy lives on.

Former Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka passed on yesterday at Avenues clinic .He was suffering from Hypertension and kidney failure . Chingoka was the first black Zimbabwean to play cricket at the highest level, appearing in list A games for South Africa XI, which he captained in two matches in the Gillette Cup competition in 1975-76 and 1976 -77. He ...

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Fresh allegations on Mupfumira.

Former Environment Tourism and Hospitality Industry minister Prisca Mupfumira ,who is currently detained at Chikurubi female prison is likely to spend a few more months there as the state last week mentioned to the court that Mupfumira was likely to face two more fresh charges of fraud and money laundering. Zimbabwe Anti -Corruption Commission (ZACC) reportedly established that she was ...

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Ex VP Mphoko remanded to September

Former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday appeared before Bulawayo Provincial Magistrate and was remanded out of custody to September 4 on $1 000 bail . His trial will be transferred to Harare where the alleged offence occurred. As part of bail conditions ,the former VP was ordered to surrender his passport, report once a week at CID Commercial Crimes Divisions ...

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Masvingo Senior Cop on the run for rape.

Masvingo senior police detail is on the run after being caught pants down in a pedophiliac act which he was suspected to have been engaging for a long time. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Sergeant Major Tarusenga Zhanda , is accused of raping his 16 year old stepdaughter on several occasions. According to a reliable source it is reported that on ...

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ZACC on ground to capture the fugitive Ex VP

Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission spokesperson Commissioner John Makamure confirmed the latest developments saying the former Vice President was now a fugitive from justice. “As for us he is now a fugitive of justice ,our officers are ,however ,still on the ground looking for him .”he said Mphoko, who is reported to have resisted arrest on Saturday at his home ,yesterday ...

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Parirenytwa had his bail conditions relaxed.

Through his lawyer Mr Deepak Mehter , former Health Minister David Parirenyatwa applied for the temporary release of his passport after he had consented to the postponement of the matter to September 30. His lawyer indicated that Parirenyatwa was supposed to attend the 20th CASSA Forum in Rwanda from August 20 -26. In his application ,he told the court that ...

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ZACC team to investigate on Mupfumira’s ‘special treatment’ at chikurubi

Officials from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) ,last week visited Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison to investigate claims that former Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister ,Prisca Mupfumira is getting preferential treatment. Jessy Majome ,Frank Muchengwa and Kuziva Murapa had requested to visit the prison cells ,according to Mupfumira’s lawyer ,Charles Chinyama who agreed upon their visit said; ” I confirm their ...

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Minister Shiri withdraws remarks on MDC MPs

Chaos reigned on the Wednesday sitting in Parliament after Agriculture ,Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Perrance Shiri described MDC MPs as “baboons and monkeys” for seeking answers on the missing $3 billion agricultural funds. The former Airforce boss made the remarks while dismissing allegations . MDC Alliance legislators demanded the minister to withdraw his statement but he remained relaxed on ...

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