President Mnangagwa Makes Key Appointments In Judiciary

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed Justice Mary Zimba-Dube as the new Judge President to fill the vacancy created by the promotion to the Supreme Court of the immediate past Judge President, Justice George Chiweshe. Justice Zimba-Dube, who has sat as a judge of the High Court for 10 years is the second woman to occupy the top High Court office after Justice Rita Makarau. Meanwhile, Mrs Fortune Chimbaru who was the Director Civil Division of the Attorney General’s office was appointed the Deputy Attorney-General. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Permanent…

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Govt ‘pampers’ Mapostori

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration has been accused of favouritism after spearheading the tarring of at least 10km of the road in Mafararikwa leading to the main shrine of the Johanne Marange apostolic sect in Manicaland. The developments followed the uproar that greeted an alleged Passover meeting by the sect that was allowed to go on despite it being in violation of measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking to The Standard, Mutare West MP Teedzayi Muchimwe, a ZANU PF and senior member of the Johane Marange sect, said he was…

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Kuda Tagwirei Among 5 Individuals UK Put On Sanctions

Zimbabwean businessman, Kudakwashe Tagwirei, considered a close friend of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is among five individuals listed under the UK’s Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime. United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today said this second set of Global Anti-Corruption sanctions targets corrupt individuals who have lined their own pockets through misappropriation, with their greed causing untold damage to the countries and communities they exploit. The UK will impose asset freezes and travel bans against these individuals to ensure they will no longer be able to channel their money through UK banks…

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Seh Calaz Pleads With Police To Stop Throwing Tear Gas In Houses

Dancehall chanter, Seh Calaz, real name Tawanda Mumanyi has pleaded with the police to stop throwing tear gas in houses saying they are hurting vulnerable members of society including kids, the visually impaired and the elderly. His remarks come amid complaints by residents around the Mereki area in Warren Park D that police throw teargas at the shops to displace revellers and sometimes throw in nearby houses causing harm to innocent residents. In a plea made on social media, Boss Yala said the police should be humane in executing their duties and…

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90% Of Civil Servants Instructed To Stay At Home

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has directed that only 10 per cent of civil servants in all line Ministries, Departments and Agencies shall physically report for work at their workplaces with immediate effect. Since the tightening of the COVID-induced lockdown last month, only 40 per cent of civil servants were reporting for duty at workplaces and the figure has been reduced drastically by the latest development. In a circular dated 19 July 2021, and addressed to all Ministries, PSC secretary Jonathan Wutawunashe said only the Ministry of Health and Child…

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Manyame RDC To Demolish 17 Streambank Houses In Murisa

The Manyame Rural District Council (RDC) is set to demolish about 17 houses in Murisa Phase 2 built on the banks of Duri stream to create a functional drainage system. The houses were affected by flash floods in January this year following the heavy rains, leaving families stranded and property destroyed. Duri borders Manyame and Chitungwiza and the houses belong to people who were issued stands through the late land baron, Fredrick Mabamba’s United We Stand Co-operative. The local authority said the homeowners were allocated alternative stands and advised to…

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Harare To Chitungwiza, Norton To Harare, Intercity Travel Banned

The government has reiterated that intercity travel is banned stating specifically that even Chitungwiza to Harare and Norton to Harare travels are prohibited under Level 4 Lockdown. News Flash presents a statement issued by Information Secretary Nick Mangwana to the above effect. BAN ON INTERCITY TRAVEL UNDER EXTENDED LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN Government has noted with concern that in spite of the ban on intercity travel some People are still travelling between cities for various non-essential reasons This has resulted in a worrying surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. The…

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Government Has Gazetted Passport Fees In USD

The government has gazetted passport fees in United States Dollars (USD) although there is an option to pay in local currency. News Flash presents the announcement. Statutory Instrument 201 of 2021. [CAP. 4:01 Citizenship (Passport Fees) Regulations, 2021 IT is hereby notified that the Minister has, in terms of section 22 of the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 4:01], made the following regulations:- 1. These regulations may be cited as the Citizenship Act (Passport Fees) Regulations, 2021. 2. The Minister has fixed passport fees as specified in the Schedule— SCHEDULE:…

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Prof Madhuku Denounces Rautenbach’s “Hooligans”

Professor Lovemore Madhuku has denounced security guards of Billy Rautenbach’s Greenfuel for destroying houses and unharvested crops in Chipinge describing them as hooligans. Madhuku is representing the villagers who are being evicted from Chinyamukwakwa Village in Chipinge south constituency by Rautenbach’s energy company. He speaks amid reports that the security guards on Thursday ploughed down crops and destroyed some houses as the land dispute rages on. Madhuku accused Greenfuel of dishonouring an agreement to allow villagers to finish their harvests by August before such evictions could take place. Madhuku said…

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Greenfuel Guards Plough Down Villagers’ Unharvested Crops, Destroy Houses

Greenfuel security guards reportedly ploughed down villagers’ unharvested crops and destroyed houses in Chinyamukwakwa Village in Chipinge. Chipinge Times was told that the guards of the company run by multi-millionaire businessman, Billy Rautenbach were armed with guns and they had security dogs. Headman Chinyamukwakwa confirmed the matter in a telephone interview and saying four villagers had been ordered to bring their property outside the houses so that the buildings could be destroyed. The boundary dispute has prompted the villagers to engage prominent lawyer Professor Lovemore Madhuku in a bid to resist eviction…

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