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2017-09-20 Mugabe's Son Spotted Shopping in New York
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's son was spotted in New York on Tuesday in a shopping extravagance at a time when most Zimbabweans back home could hardly put food on their tables.

2017-09-20 Airport to Be Renamed After Mugabe - Report
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's Harare International Airport is set to be renamed after the southern African country's long-time president Robert Mugabe, a report says.

2017-09-20 Grace Mugabe Protects Corrupt Bigwigs - MP
[New Zimbabwe] Independent MP Temba Mliswa has accused the First Lady Grace Mugabe of scuttling efforts targeted at combating corruption.

2017-09-20 Ruling Party MP Suggests Deputies Poisoned Tsvangirai
[New Zimbabwe] Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba has challenged the three MDC-T vice presidents asking if they were not involved in the ailment of party president Morgan Tsvangirai.

2017-09-20 Grace Mugabe Saga - Zimbabwe Embassy Takes On Lobby Group
[News24Wire] Should Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe be served court papers at the Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa or in person in her home country?

2017-09-19 Solar Grid Keeps Harvests High, Hospitals Lit in Parched Rural Areas
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mashaba -With worsening droughts drying fields and hydropower, solar energy is providing a way forward in rural areas

2017-09-20 U.S.$20 Million Loan Facility for Tobacco Growers
[The Herald] Government has come up with a $20 million loan facility to benefit small scale tobacco growers and ensure auction floors remain functional. This follows realisation that the bulk of flue-cured tobacco was being grown under the contract system.

2017-09-20 Registrar-General Effects Waiver On Civil Documents
[The Herald] Government has granted permission to the Registrar-General's Office to waive all charges for the acquisition of identification cards and birth certificates.

2017-09-20 Cop Killers a Flight Risk, Says Judge
[New Zimbabwe] Three MDC-T activists who were jailed 20 years each for murdering a police officer in 2011 were on Friday denied bail by a High Court judge.

2017-09-20 Teachers Break Boy's Finger Over Missing Wrist Watch
[New Zimbabwe] Two student teachers are being investigated by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for severely assaulting a grade seven pupil over a missing wrist watch.

2017-09-20 Court Official Nabbed for Stealing
[New Zimbabwe] A Harare magistrate courts official who was in charge of keys to the exhibits office has been dragged before the court after old Zim dollar notes, US dollars, gold and a diamond went missing from the strong room.

2017-09-20 Council Workers' Boss Wins Appeal
[The Herald] Harare Municipality Workers' Union chairman Cosmas Bungu has won an appeal to annul the arbitral proceedings that confirmed his dismissal from employment in 2010.

2017-09-20 Is Tsvangirai Losing Support Home and Away?
[The Herald] The year 2017 is proving to be a year of disintegration for the MDC-T, amid internal strife caused by jostling for positions, anxiety sparked by party leader, Morgan Tsvangirai's deteriorating health and a dwindling support base.

2017-09-20 Govt Moves in to Save Chitungwiza From Collapse
[The Herald] Government yesterday deployed a team of technocrats to Chitungwiza to help save council from collapse. The technocrats are from the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing. The development comes a week after President Mugabe used his Presidential Powers to stop the auctioning of Chitungwiza Municipality property by creditors.

2017-09-20 Can a Child Legally Consent to Sex?
[The Herald] When looking at the age at which one is legally regarded as having the ability to consent to sex, it usually sparks much debate and argument. It is, however, important that everyone has a general understanding of what the law provides in this regard.

2017-09-20 Bulawayo Author in Another Political Satire
[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo-based author Crispen Ndlovu has penned another political satire focusing on the Government of National Unity (GNU) era where the ruling party, Zanu PF, shared power with the main opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

2017-09-20 Mugabe 'Sleeps' As Trump Addresses UN General Assembly
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday exposed his frailty in New York City where he was shown by international news channels sleeping most of the time when President Donald Trump was giving his first address to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

2017-09-20 Gweru Council, Power Utility in U.S.$5 Million Rates Tussle
[The Herald] Gweru City Council is locked in a legal battle with the Zesa Holdings after it demanded that the parastatal pays it over $5 million in rates in lieu of land lying under its powerlines.

2017-09-20 Smarter Solutions Needed for Alcohol Abuse
[The Herald] Too many Zimbabweans drink far more alcohol than the limit. Too many drivers drink before they drive, causing a significant percentage of accidents and pregnant women should simply not drink or smoke.

2017-09-20 Widow So Admired Magistrate That She Broke Into Her House
[New Zimbabwe] A 35-year-old widow envied the lifestyle of a Zaka regional magistrate to the extent that she decided to break into the homestead just to have a view of what was inside before stealing valuables, a local court heard Monday.

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