Man Gets 16-Year Jail Sentence for Raping Friend’s Sister

[The Herald] A Harare man who raped his friend’s sister in his car after offering her a lift home on Christmas Day, will spend the next 11 years in jail. Davison Mutizwa (44) raped the 19-year-old woman in his vehicle while her two-year-old son watched…

[The Herald] A Harare man who raped his friend's sister in his car after offering her a lift home on Christmas Day, will spend the next 11 years in jail. Davison Mutizwa (44) raped the 19-year-old woman in his vehicle while her two-year-old son watched. The woman reportedly sustained internal injuries in her privates and bled for two weeks, a medical report revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Violent Protesters Seek Discharge

[The Herald] Seventy-four protesters who allegedly torched vending stalls at Copacabana Bus Terminus in Harare before looting shops and attacking the police in August last year, yesterday applied for discharge. The group, which includes Petros Sokole (…

[The Herald] Seventy-four protesters who allegedly torched vending stalls at Copacabana Bus Terminus in Harare before looting shops and attacking the police in August last year, yesterday applied for discharge. The group, which includes Petros Sokole (39) and Paradzayi Manyara (39) is represented by lawyers Messrs Trust Maanda, Jeremiah Bhamu and Harrison Nkomo. In their application for discharge at the close of the State case, Mr Maanda told the court that evidence led before the court did not link the accused.

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VP Mnangagwa in Geneva For Human Rights Meeting

[The Herald] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday for the Universal Periodic Review meeting where he will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday for consideration and adoption of the outcome of the review …

[The Herald] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday for the Universal Periodic Review meeting where he will appear before the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday for consideration and adoption of the outcome of the review carried out in November last year. Zimbabwe presented its report on measures it has taken to promote and protect human rights when it appeared before the UNHRC during that time.

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Opposition Cop Murder Convicts Let Down By Lawyers’ Shoddy Work

[New Zimbabwe] ATTEMPTS by jailed MDC-T activists, Tungamirai Madzokere, Yvonne Musarurwa, Last Maengahama and Phenias Nhatarikwa to appeal against their conviction and sentence hit a snag Tuesday after the courts ruled the application was invalid.

[New Zimbabwe] ATTEMPTS by jailed MDC-T activists, Tungamirai Madzokere, Yvonne Musarurwa, Last Maengahama and Phenias Nhatarikwa to appeal against their conviction and sentence hit a snag Tuesday after the courts ruled the application was invalid.

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Musician Mteki Launches Jam Sessions

[The Herald] African roots music singer and renowned sculptor Bryn Taurai Mteki has officially launched the jam session programme at Club Saratoga in Highfield, which he is now running under the banner “The Hauz of Sekurutau”.

[The Herald] African roots music singer and renowned sculptor Bryn Taurai Mteki has officially launched the jam session programme at Club Saratoga in Highfield, which he is now running under the banner "The Hauz of Sekurutau".

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Flood Victims Get Malaria Drugs

[The Herald] Masvingo -The Civil Protection Unit has started moving anti-malaria drugs and food aid to thousands of flood victims in southern Chikombedzi, who were cut-off from the rest of the country after Runde and Mwenezi Rivers flooded, submerging …

[The Herald] Masvingo -The Civil Protection Unit has started moving anti-malaria drugs and food aid to thousands of flood victims in southern Chikombedzi, who were cut-off from the rest of the country after Runde and Mwenezi Rivers flooded, submerging major access bridges. Donor organisations are also providing assistance in the form of temporary shelter such as tents to areas ravaged by floods, particularly Matibi 2 and Malipati, where an outbreak of malaria reportedly claimed over 20 people at the peak of the floods.

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Naira Depreciates to N458/$ in Parallel Market As CBN to Inject $195m

[Vanguard] The naira yesterday depreciated to N458 per dollar in the parallel market due to uncertainty over dollar sales to bureaux de change (BDCs) by the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).

[Vanguard] The naira yesterday depreciated to N458 per dollar in the parallel market due to uncertainty over dollar sales to bureaux de change (BDCs) by the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Crisis, What Crisis? Minister Under Fire As Social Grant Saga Heats Up National Assembly

[Daily Maverick] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini found herself in the hot seat on Tuesday in Parliament, as members of the National Assembly debated the ongoing social grant crisis. The consensus from all opposition parties was the same: …

[Daily Maverick] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini found herself in the hot seat on Tuesday in Parliament, as members of the National Assembly debated the ongoing social grant crisis. The consensus from all opposition parties was the same: Dlamini must go. But the minister and her supporters remained defiant - largely ignoring the contentious contract with grant distributors CPS and schooling the House on the history and utility of social grants instead. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Gaius-Obaseki Commends Govt Over Oil Sector Reforms

[Vanguard] Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki has commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the on-going reforms in the petroleum industry.

[Vanguard] Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Jackson Gaius-Obaseki has commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the on-going reforms in the petroleum industry.

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