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2 000 cops hit with transfers

A MASSIVE shake-up has hit the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) traffic section as Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri appears to move to weed out endemic corruption in the force.

Arrest voters who feigned illiteracy

Main Topix: Legal And Parliamentary Affairs - Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
Arrest Voters Who Feigned IlliteracyVILLAGERS in Zanu-PF's stronghold, Mashonaland Central on Friday demanded that Parliament should include in the Electoral Amendment Bill a clause that ensured voters who feigned illiteracy at polling booths were arrested.Presenting public views on the Bill at Rushinga in Mt Darwin, the villagers said the "unusually" high number of "assisted...

Man Kills friend Over Beer

Prosper Dembedza Herald Reporter A 37-year-old Dotito man was fatally struck with a brick on the head by a fellow villager after he refused to share opaque beer with him on Monday.Acting Mashonaland Central provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Ordain Mhundwa confirmed the incident.

'Ndinopa zvikwata zvenhabvu juju'

Vachitaura neKwayedza nguva pfupi yadarika, Mbuya Christine Matsvororo Nyakuchichi (62), avo vanodaidzwa nekuti Mbuya Manhambara, vakati kune vanhu vane mbiri zvikuru munyika muno vakadarika nemumawoko avo vachitsvaga kubatsirwa. “Vakawanda vanouya pano, vangava vezvematongerwo enyika, vaimbi, zvikwata zvemabhora, vemakambani, mapositori chaiwo nedzimwewo n’anga. Vamwe vanouya husiku vachityira kuonekwa nevanovaziva,” vakadaro Mbuya Manhambara. Vakadoma vamwe vaimbi vane mukurumbira – vazhinji vacho vakafa – avo vavanoti vakavabatsira kuti vaite mbiri. Asi Kwayedza haikwanise kudura maziva evanhu ava, kana vakashaya, sezvo vasisina mukana wekuzvipindurira. “Ava anaChi*****, vaigara vari pano vachatanga kuimba kusvikira vaita mukurumbira tichivabika pano nekukumbira midzimu yavo kuti ivavhurire gwara,” vakadaro. Vanoti vaimbi vanogona kuenda kwavari nevavanoridza navo vose nemagitare vosvikovapumha nekuvapa mishonga yekuti vabudirire. “Nguva zhinji vaiti kana vachiridzira kunzvimbo dzakadziva kuno sekwaNzvimbo, Bindura, Mt Darwin nekumwe, vaitanga vadarika nekuno. Vainowana mahoro kana nhandare dzakazara, vanhu vachivachemera. N’anga Manhambara inoti vamwe vanhu vanoenda kwairi ndevezvikwata zvenhabvu avo vanoendesa mbatya dzavo dzekutambisa nemabhora acho, izvo zvinogona kumbosarako zvozotorwa zuva rinotambwa mutambo apo zvinenge zvaiswa mishonga nemhiko — juju — zvinoita kuti zvikwata izvi zvikunde. Pane timu yekuBotswana yakauya pano ikanorakasha yayaitamba nayo...

Hardships dampen Uhuru in rural Zimbabwe

MY gaze at the imposing and mesmerising Zambezi Escarpment’s Mavuradonha Mountain range as it undulated into yonder distance was promptly disrupted. The smooth drive from Harare to Mukumbura border post in Mashonaland Central had abruptly ended. About a kilometre down the rough road, and before I had fully come to terms with the jagged road surface, I hit a smooth tarmac again, which brought some relief to my tense nerves. And before I knew it, I was upon yet another bumpy gravel patch. Yet a further kilometre down the road, some more tarmac appeared again. Now, I was getting confused. My eyes darted about, looking for someone to ask the meaning of this type of road surfacing — patches of tarmac continually alternating with gravel strips. Soon the tarmac ended once more and my curiosity turned to anger. If someone thought this was a joke, indeed, it was a sick joke. Then, someone finally appeared. Stopping next to him, I smiled and greeted the young man who was carrying a plastic bag with fresh green maize. I then casually asked...

Amuli receives Toyota Hilux

Jonathan Mbiriyamveka Entertainment Reporter Gift “Case” Amuli of the Zvishavane Sounds was all smiles after he received a Toyota Hilux Raider from businessman Edious Mavedzenge in Harare last Thursday. Mavedzenge who has business interests in mining vowed to assist Amuli and keep the Zvishavane Sounds alive. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Amuli’s manager Lilanda Hungwe, said the group had been rejuvenated since transport was one of their constraints. I was tasked by the community to ensure that Zvishavane Sounds does not die because we love their music and we believe Amuli is a talented artiste. So through the community we sought to assist Amuli and it so happened that Edious Mavedzenge who is from the area understood the plight of the group and he offered his Toyota Hilux Raider for use. “Transport is one of the problem that affected the smooth running of the band and we hope Amuli will now be able to travel to the remotest parts of Zimbabwe to stage shows since this is an all terrain vehicle,” Hungwe said. “I think those who thought I had...

'War vets on extortion crusade'

Main Topix: Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army - District Development Fund
SOME war veterans were allegedly extorting money from unsuspecting liberation war collaborators claiming that they would facilitate their vetting to enable them to be eligible for government benefits, NewsDay has learnt. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZLWACO) vice-chairperson Josephine Gandiya accused Joseph Kandembiri of leading a faction that was extorting money ranging from $5 to $25 from war collaborators. Kandemiri has reportedly formed a parallel organisation, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Collaborators’ Association (ZLWACA). Gandiya also alleged that Kandemiri’s group was moving around the country misrepresenting to war collaborators that they had joined hands with ZLWACO. Following the development, ZLWACO has, through its lawyers, threatened legal action against Kandemiri. Gandiya said: “The war veterans are actually working outside the mandate of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association and its leader. Gandiya said that the most affected areas were Mashonaland East and Central provinces. “The team has visited almost all the 10 provinces, but information that we have gathered shows that Mashonaland East and Mashonaland Central provinces have the highest number of people who have been fleeced of their...

Prioritise rural electrification, govt urged

Main Topix: Council Chairperson Councillor Mary Marleen Shelton - Association Of Rural District Councils Of Zimbabwe
The government and the private sector have been challenged to prioritise rural electrification to facilitate universal access to e-learning. The call was made by Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) Commander, Air Marshall Perrance Shiri while receiving computers from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority in Harare.Hundreds of school children from Murongwe Primary School in Dande communal lands, a once forgotten school where only a mud, pole and dagga structure was used as a classroom, will now be an e-learning centre following an undertaking by the AFZ Charities Fund. Air Marshall Shiri, who is the brains behind the project to improve the learning environment of children at the school, said e-learning should not be the preserve of those children in the urban areas where there is electricity but should instead benefit all pupils regardless of their geographical location.10 computers from ZIMRA were also donated by the Commissioner General Geshom Pasi, who underscored the importance of exposing children to information communication technology at a tender age.The chairperson of the Commander AFZ Charities Fund, Professor Hope Sadza commended ZIMRA for supporting a noble cause and...