Andy Brown to be honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to music on Saturday

. Andy Brown to be honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to music on Saturday   Brown, who never clinched an award during his lifetime, succumbed to pneumonia on March 16, 2012 aged 50.   Organisers of the Masvingo Music Awards said they felt the late songwriter and guitarist had not been accorded the honour befitting his contribution to the local music industry.   “We looked at his great and…

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Lupane State University main campus students stone Vice Chancellor’s car during protests against over poor diet

Lupane State University  main campus students stone  Vice Chancellor’s car during protests against over  poor diet

Chaos reigned supreme at Lupane State University main campus in Lupane yesterday as students stoned Vice Chancellor Professor Pardon Kuipa’s car during protests against what they described as a poor diet.   Sources at the campus said rowdy students have since Tuesday been chanting songs denouncing Professor Kuipa and the Dean of Students, Mr Honest Ncube accusing them of turning a deaf ear to complaints over poorly prepared meals, incessant power cuts and poor security…

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UN blow to opposition over voter registration (BVR) kits stating move is key for Zimbabwe self-sufficiency in funding national projects

UN blow to opposition over voter registration (BVR) kits stating move is key for Zimbabwe self-sufficiency in funding national projects

government to desist from taking over the procurement of biometric voter registration (BVR) kits after the world body stated the move was key for Zimbabwe to be self-sufficient and to fund its national projects.   The move by the UN came as 20 opposition party leaders were expected to meet today for a crisis meeting in Harare to decide on participation in the 2018 elections following a fall-out with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) over…

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President Mugabe assents to Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the US$3,426 billion National Budget for this year.

President  Mugabe assents to Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the US$3,426 billion National Budget for this year.

President Mugabe has assented to the Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the $3,426 billion National Budget for this year.   Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the budget proposals last year.   The consolidated Government revenue expenditure was announced in the Government Gazette published on March 23.   Part of the Act reads: “The Consolidated Revenue Fund is hereby charged with such sums of money as required for the…

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Government concerned with high HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among youths, particularly college and university students.

Government concerned with  high HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among youths, particularly  college and university students.

Government has expressed concern over the high prevalence rate of HIV infections and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among youths, especially college and university students.   Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said HIV prevalence rate had decreased countrywide from 29 percent to about 13 percent.   “But it is still high and it must come down further,” he said. “We discovered that there are four groups in this country where the HIV rate…

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Motorists to fork out more on new scale traffic fines to be imposed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police

Motorists to fork out more on new scale traffic fines  to be imposed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police

Motorists will now have to fork out more in traffic fines following the coming into force of a new scale of fines to be imposed by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.   The coming into effect of new scale of fines followed the signing into law by President Mugabe of the Finance Act last week.   Section 35 of the Finance Act reviewed Levels One, Two and Three of the standard scale of fines in the…

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South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has not attended the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family.   Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of corruption scandals.   Ex-President Kgalema Motlanthe got a rousing applause from mourners when he repeated Mr Kathrada’s call.   Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is at risk of being sacked by Mr Zuma, also…

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Government crafts legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption

Government crafts legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption

THE government is crafting legislation to compel board members of parastatals and State enterprises to declare their assets to curb corruption, Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has said. Responding to a motion by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on the state of State enterprises in the National Assembly yesterday, Chinamasa said the draft corporate governance Bill for public enterprises was being finalised.   “The Bill will govern the appointment of board members and senior management, clarify…

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President Mugabe has appointed Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba as Chief Justice-designate with immediate effect.

President Mugabe has appointed Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba as Chief Justice-designate with immediate effect. He will be sworn in as Chief Justice next week as he is out of the country on a Foreign Affairs assignment.   Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba confirmed the appointment last night.   Deputy Chief Justice Malaba had been Acting Chief Justice since March 1 following the retirement of Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku.   Said Mr Charamba: “He was appointed…

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PM to trigger article 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the EU today Wednesday 29/03/2017

PM to trigger article 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the EU today Wednesday 29/03/2017

PRIME MINISTER TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 50, at 12:30hrs and begin Brexit,a two year withdrawal process from the European Union today Wednesday 29/03/2017.  After fourty five years of EU membership by Britain, At 12:30 today, Britain will technically have reached the point of no return in take off from the European Union (EU). The European Council president , former PM of Poland Donald Tusk will receive a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, that will…

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