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2017-03-29 Court Throws Out Anti-VP Mphoko Demonstration Case - Frees Activists
[New Zimbabwe] HARARE magistrate Josephine Sande, on Monday, dismissed a case in which the State wanted to prosecute Zimbabwe Activists Alliance leader Lynette Mudewe and three pro-democracy youths.

2017-03-29 Good Samaritan Hit By Truck While Trying to Help Crash Victims
[News24Wire] An off-duty doctor who stopped to help victims of a serious road accident in Zimbabwe was hit by a lorry and both his legs were broken, a press report says.

2017-03-29 SADC Must Act On National Crisis - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] THE Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) must urgently intervene in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, failing which suffering locals may be forced to resort "to unlawful and unconstitutional means of redress", an opposition party has warned.

2017-03-29 'White Rhodesians' Own 90% of Masvingo City - Council
[New Zimbabwe] MASVINGO city council is failing to enforce sprucing up of buildings in the Central Business District (CBD) to meet world class standards as 90 percent of the properties are owned by exiled white Rhodesians, a senior official has said.

2017-03-29 Biometric Voter Registration Takeover by Govt a Concern - Envoy
[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT'S takeover of the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits could adversely impact the transparency and credibility of next year's elections, UK ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has warned.

2017-03-29 Mental Health Cases Surge
[The Herald] More than 1,3 million people countrywide suffer from mental disorders and there is a serious shortage of mental health facilities to cater for them due to lack of funding, a medical report has revealed.The report by mental health care partners in Zimbabwe showed that there was lack of funding for mental health care from both national and international sources, resulting in shortage of drugs.

2017-03-29 Migrants Appeal to South Africa Home Affairs Minister
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Special Permit (ZSP) holders in South Africa have appealed for a chance to be heard before Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba decides on their fate.

2017-03-29 Willowvale Motor Industries Reopens
[The Herald] Willowvale Motor Industries (WMI), which had been shut for the last five years, officially resumed operations yesterday following a joint venture with a Chinese firm to assemble locally a new range of pick-up trucks from semi-knocked down kits.

2017-03-29 Is Zimbabwe Nationalising Mobile Phone Services?
[New Zimbabwe] WORKING for Zimbabwe's parastatals used to be very much revered and prestigious. Not anymore. Parastatals are associated with corporate rot, nepotism, corruption non-payment of salaries, non-existent services, and scandals. Examples are the executive salaries scandal, the demise of Ziscosteel, dodgy loans between ministers and State Owned Enterprises (SOE). The list is endless.

2017-03-29 Former CAPS United Owner Phiri Gets Four More Months in Jail
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Premier Soccer League chairman, Twine Phiri, was this Tuesday sentenced to four months' imprisonment by a magistrate Joy Chikodzore for failing to pay maintenance for his two children.

2017-03-29 Telecoms Giant Boss Masiyiwa Names His Heroes
[New Zimbabwe] "MY heroes are people like Wangari Maathai, Jody Williams, Martin Luther King Jnr, William Willberforce, who showed extraordinary leadership without ever stepping into a State House or Parliament," says telecoms entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa.

2017-03-29 President Assents to Appropriation Act
[The Herald] President Mugabe has assented to the Appropriation Act 2017 that will see the operationalisation of the $3,426 billion National Budget for this year.

2017-03-29 'I Left My Licence At Home' - Police Drag 'Naked' Stripper From Stage
[News24Wire] A stripper dragged from the stage mid-performance in Zimbabwe's eastern city of Mutare has told a court that she left her licence at home, it's been reported.

2017-03-29 Pro-Mugabe Youth Run Riot At Ancient Township
[CAJ News] Harare -YOUTH militia belonging to the ruling party of President Robert Mugabe have struck fear into the hearts of traders and opposition members in the oldest township of Zimbabwe ahead of watershed elections next year. The Zanu-PF terror gangs have imposed an economic embargo against members of other political parties in Mbare and are carrying out violations with impunity with police officers reluctant to deal with the known perpetrators. The youth have run amok at Mbare Musika Market and in one incident burnt f

2017-03-29 Self-Proclaimed Pastor Gets 15 Years for Raping Girl, 8
[News24Wire] A self-proclaimed pastor has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years behind bars after being found guilty of raping an 8-year-old congregant in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

2017-03-29 Former CAPS United Owner Jailed for Child Upkeep
[The Herald] Former Caps United owner Twine Phiri was yesterday sentenced to four months in prison for defaulting on close to $5 000 in maintenance fees.Harare magistrate Miss Joy Chikodzore suspended the sentence for five years on condition that he pays $500 and deposits $1 226 into his ex-wife Keresiya Phiri's bank account.

2017-03-29 Golfing Champion Kersten Takes Early Lead
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S Africa Junior Golf Team Championship captain Justin Kersten led by example after yesterday's opening round at Royal Harare.

2017-03-29 Bumper Harvest for Farmer
[The Herald] John Basera and Dr Gorden Mabuyaye The Seed Co technical team (comprising of breeders, agronomists and seed inspectorate) is assessing the standing crop performance of Seed Co hybrids grown by farmers in the 2016 /17 summer season. The bumper harvest this year (which is at this point certain) will increase maize production to self-sufficiency and surplus levels for import substitution. The standing crop assessments is the preliminary round of assessments for possible farmer participation in this year's See

2017-03-29 Ruling Party Women's Contraries, Knowledge of History
[The Herald] Jane Austen, an English Georgian era author, best known for her social commentary in novels like "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice" and "Emma" has a remarkably ironic quote in "Northanger Abbey" in which one of her characters says: "I can read poetry and plays, and things of that sort, and do not dislike travels. But history, solemn history, I cannot be interested in. Can you?"

2017-03-29 Seed Project Changes Lives in Community
[The Herald] Mrs Jenifer Makadho (46) of Maringirishai Village under Chief Nhema in Zaka is a widow with three children of school-going age.Her first son is at the Midlands State University while the other two girls are doing Form Four and Six at a boarding school, respectively.

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