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January 2019 protest: victims’ wife demands $900k compensation

A Marondera woman, has petitioned the High Court demanding ZWL$901 000 compensation after her husband was shot and killed by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) during the January 2019 demonstration that had been organised by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in protest over the sharp increases of basic commodities,.   In her declaration Guwa said she ...

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Health workers reject 60% salary increase

The Zimbabwe Health Apex Council has declined the 60% cost of living adjustment tabled by the Health Services Negotiating Panel. The Health Apex council said  in as much as they appreciate Government’s decision to adjust their salaries by 60% from the previous 10%, it still falls short from addressing the myriad of challenges bedeviling health professionals on a daily basis. ...

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Ex-State House boss denied bail

Former Director of State Residences, Douglas Tapfuma who was recently arrested on allegations of using the influence of his office to import over 100 cars, duty free, under the pretext that they belonged to the Office of the President and Cabinet was last Friday denied bail by the High Court. Justice Philda Muzofa said Tapfuma’s chances of being convicted and ...

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Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland people react to fuel price hike

Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland people are in deep anger after Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) announced another fuel price hike with effect from Monday 26 August 2019. Government has increased fuel price in relation to distance from Harare city. In Harare Petrol is now $10.01 a litre, diesel $10.32 and in other cities including Victoria Falls petrol is going for $10.56 and ...

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Pogba claps back at haters

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has responded to racist comments saying they make him strong. Pogba said his ancestors had worked hard to deliver them from slavery and he will not be deterred by social media remarks. In a tweet Pogba said he is fighting for the next generation and will not be demotivated by haters to deliver ...

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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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City of Bulawayo to disconnect water supplies

The City of Bulawayo has announced that it will be disconnecting water supplies to all residential and commercial properties with arrears. In a statement Bulawayo City Town clerk C Dube said the disconnections will resume on 24 and 25 August 2019 in some Wards. “Disconnections will start this weekend (24& 25 August 2019) in Wards 20, 22, 23 and 24 ...

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Mudiwa spats on critics

Zimbabwean Hip Hop Gospel artist Mudiwa Hood has dismissed critics after being bashed about his upcoming new album. Mudiwa said he will not pay any attention to his critics who were blasting him on social media. In a facebook post, Mudiwa said he was not concerned about the criticism because the music that they were condemning has been helping to ...

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Journalist arrested on the job

Accredited jornalist and New Zimbabwe. Com correspondent Leopold Munhende has been arrested at New Government Complex for covering the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ATRUZ) protest. Munhende was arrested together with the Human Rights Lawyer Douglas Coltart and ATRUZ leader Obert Masaraure. Police has also arrested other members of ATRUZ including Godfrey Chanda, Andrew Munguri, Gerald Tavengwa, Nation Mudzitirwa, ...

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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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