Big Rally in Adalle Against Osoble’s New Cabinet Lineup

[Shabelle] A big rally against President of the semi-autonomous state of HirShabelle Ali Abdullahi Osoble was held in coastal town of Adalle in Middle Shabelle region on Tuesday, February 21.

[Shabelle] A big rally against President of the semi-autonomous state of HirShabelle Ali Abdullahi Osoble was held in coastal town of Adalle in Middle Shabelle region on Tuesday, February 21.

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Footballer Dies At Training

[The Herald] FORMER Premiership side Buffaloes’ right-back Simbarashe “Smallie” Nyauzima collapsed during a pre-season training session at Mutare Showgrounds and died on the way to hospital on Monday afternoon.The Buffaloes utility player, who once tur…

[The Herald] FORMER Premiership side Buffaloes' right-back Simbarashe "Smallie" Nyauzima collapsed during a pre-season training session at Mutare Showgrounds and died on the way to hospital on Monday afternoon.The Buffaloes utility player, who once turned out for Black Rhinos, was confirmed dead aboard an ambulance. Together with his teammates, Nyauzima had gone through an intense running session.

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Corruption-Accused Deputy Minister Gandawa’s Firm in Name Furore

[The Herald] Fuzzy Technologies (Pvt) Limited, a company fingered in the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) alleged corruption saga, is embroiled in a wrangle over its name with another firm trading in electronics.The technology firm, which is…

[The Herald] Fuzzy Technologies (Pvt) Limited, a company fingered in the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef) alleged corruption saga, is embroiled in a wrangle over its name with another firm trading in electronics.The technology firm, which is owned by Deputy Minister of High and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Dr Godfrey Gandawa (pictured), allegedly corruptly received various amounts of money from Zimdef for supply of computer consumables, without going to tender.

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Dangerous Religious Cults and the Loss of Identity

[The Herald] The other day my cousin Piri said she dreamt of Mukoma Wanda, a cousin who disappeared in America more than 30 years ago. Wanda went over there with a church group called Youth for Christ or something ministries.I cannot quite recall the n…

[The Herald] The other day my cousin Piri said she dreamt of Mukoma Wanda, a cousin who disappeared in America more than 30 years ago. Wanda went over there with a church group called Youth for Christ or something ministries.I cannot quite recall the name of the American group. Wanda wanted to train as a pastor then come home and start a church in the village. He used to write home frequently, when letters could still reach the village. But he stopped writing more than 20 years ago.

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National Roads Firm Suffers U.S.$50 Million Prejudice

[The Herald] GROUP Five, a South African firm contracted to upgrade the 800km Plumtree-Mutare highway in a $206 million deal, reportedly swindled Government of close to $50 million, it has emerged.The Johannesburg-headquartered construction concern all…

[The Herald] GROUP Five, a South African firm contracted to upgrade the 800km Plumtree-Mutare highway in a $206 million deal, reportedly swindled Government of close to $50 million, it has emerged.The Johannesburg-headquartered construction concern allegedly coerced Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) to pay Value Added Tax amounting to $28 million.

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Domestic Worker Jailed for Stabbing Would-Be Rapist Dead

[The Herald] A housemaid who stabbed a gardener in the heart after he tried to rape her at a house in Chisipite, Harare, was yesterday sentenced to an effective one-and-a-half years in prison. Benhildah Dandajena (31), who was facing culpable homicide …

[The Herald] A housemaid who stabbed a gardener in the heart after he tried to rape her at a house in Chisipite, Harare, was yesterday sentenced to an effective one-and-a-half years in prison. Benhildah Dandajena (31), who was facing culpable homicide charges, told the court that she acted in self- defence. Harare magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande sentenced Dandajena to three years in prison, but suspended a year-and-a-half for five years on condition of good behaviour.

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National Assembly Joins Efforts to End Doctors’ Strike

[Nation] As the team negotiating a possible end to the doctors’ strike take a break, efforts in Parliament to end the devastating downing of tools are set to continue, with three committees set to hold meetings with those involved.

[Nation] As the team negotiating a possible end to the doctors' strike take a break, efforts in Parliament to end the devastating downing of tools are set to continue, with three committees set to hold meetings with those involved.

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Sassa Ditches Concourt Application On Social Grant Crisis

[Daily Maverick] The failure of SASSA to approach the Constitutional Court to apply for the extension for an irregularly awarded tender with CPS/Net1 to distribute grants to 17-million South Africans after March 31 when the contract expires, despite re…

[Daily Maverick] The failure of SASSA to approach the Constitutional Court to apply for the extension for an irregularly awarded tender with CPS/Net1 to distribute grants to 17-million South Africans after March 31 when the contract expires, despite repeated assurances that it would do so, has exposed the key role Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini has played in the "manufactured crisis". One of the role players in the debacle has been the Treasury, which advised that extending the contract would be illegal.

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