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DZT escalates push for Sign Language syllabus 22 September 2018 HARARE - Students living with hearing impairments are seeking a public education more tailored to their needs. The Deaf Zimbabwe Trust (DZT) said public schools must offer deaf students a special educational programme sufficiently ambitious to ensure they make progress. DZT is advocating fo...
Hospital turns to crowd-funding 22 September 2018 HARARE - St Luke's Hospital in Lupane has hit hard times, with officials asking for assistance in a bid to contain the desperate situation. “Hospital faced with financial difficulties, please donate things like blankets, maternity delivery packs, medicines, theatre equipment, medical books and...
Cheating exposes affair with minor 22 September 2018 MUTARE - A 22 year old man's inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor was exposed when he cheated on her and she poured it out to her mother. Brandon Chimhete, 22, of Sakubva will now have to perform 350 hours of community service at Sakubva Police Station for bedding a 14-year-old. H...
Driver caged for killing student 22 September 2018 MUTARE - A commuter omnibus driver who hit and killed a student has been caged 10 months for culpable homicide. Revai Mutimba, 38, of Mutare was convicted on his own plea of guilt by magistrate Perseverance Makala. He was initially slapped with a 14-month jail term but four months were su...
One more arrested over Aug 1 violence 22 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man has been arrested and charged with committing public violence in protests that erupted in the capital city on August 1 over delays in announcing the results of harmonised elections. Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers arrested Wellington Mariga on Tuesday in central H...
Cop up for bashing wife over kapenta 22 September 2018 HARARE - A senior cop attached to Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Morris Depot allegedly bashed his wife for allegedly serving him sadza with kapenta (matemba) hours after she had served herself meat with the children in his absence, a Harare court heard yesterday. Pension Nyahada, 43, appeared...
Zimra official up for raping niece 22 September 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority employee has been hauled before the courts for allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece. David Kachembere, 62, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court because he fac...
Top school in homosexual storm 22 September 2018 HARARE - The deputy head of one of the country's most sought-after top private schools, St John's College in Harare, has ignited a perfect storm in a society well-known for its homophobic tendencies after he publicly revealed to students that he is gay. [Adz] [GoogleAd]
SB Moyo rushed to hospital 21 September 2018 HARARE - Foreign Affairs and International Trade minister Sibusiso Moyo yesterday underwent what sources said had been a “successful” emergency surgery at a Harare hospital for a kidney-related ailment, the Daily News can report. The serious medical condition forced Moyo to miss the crucial Un...
Zimbos face the gallows in China 21 September 2018 HARARE - Twelve Zimbabweans — one man and 11 women — face the death sentence in China, unless President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government moves with speed to operationalise a prisoners' exchange programme with the Asian economic giant, the Daily News has been told. China has a mandatory death pe...
Zanu PF looks to revive business empire 21 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling Zanu PF is looking to revive its fallen business empire, crippled by  gross mismanagement and corruption. In an exclusive interview with the Daily News, which will be published in full in our sister Sunday paper, the ruling party's administration ...
MDC anniversary celebrations next week 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Nelson Chamisa-led MDC has rescheduled its 19th anniversary celebrations to next week at Gwanzura Stadium after a ban on public gatherings due to a cholera outbreak. Chamisa, last week, called off plans to mark the party's 19th anniversary and concomitantly hold a mock inauguratio...
Drug mule nabbed 21 September 2018 HARARE - A suspected international drug mule was busted at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport hiding a kilogram of cocaine in his suitcase handles, a court heard. Wilmer Taruzona Aro, 32, a Peruvian national who was coming from Brazil is now being charged with unlawful dealing in dang...
Hectic schedule for ninth Parly 21 September 2018 HARARE - The ninth Parliament will commence in earnest next week with a busy schedule which will see it debate a dozen bills proposed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona) on Tuesday. Mnangagwa, who officially opened the ninth Parliament's first session,...
Harare appoints Chisango as town clerk 21 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council has substantively appointed former director of water Hosea Chisango as its new town clerk. Chisango had been acting town clerk since December after Josephine Ncube was suspended.  Ncube, facing charges of abusing council funds, had served as town clerk since 2014. ...
Pump station breakdown triggers cholera fears 21 September 2018 HARARE - Harare is susceptible to a worse cholera outbreak as  clean water has been cut due to disruptions at Warren Control pump station. As a result of the development, thousands of people are now deprived of clean water and sanitation in the southern and central parts of the city which is c...
Govt rules out schools closure over cholera 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Primary and Secondary education ministry is working flat out to ensure that pupils at Glen View 5 Primary School in Harare —  who have missed class because lessons have been suspended due to the cholera outbreak — are not affected by the temporary closure. Permanent secretary in t...
Mutare bans street vendors over epidemic 21 September 2018 MUTARE - Mutare City Council has banned all illegal vending exercises threatening to “thoroughly deal” with anyone who defies the edict as the municipality moves to forestall a cholera outbreak. The local authority said it will partner with other State security agents in unfurling the operatio...
New twist to Buyanga property fraud case 21 September 2018 HARARE - A Harare man who reportedly lost his house to business tycoon Frank Buyanga has claimed a firm that bought his foreclosed property was actually the businessman's shelf company, a magistrates' court heard yesterday. Stephen Nyoka made the claim as he was testifying in a case in which B...
NRZ worker up for groping married woman 21 September 2018 BULAWAYO - A National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) employee has been arrested on sexual-harassment charges after a married woman accused him of grabbing her behind on June 11. Mariko Mulauzi, 57, of Iminyela flats, was arraigned before magistrate Steven Ndlovu facing charges of indecent assault ...
HCC needs $13m for roads rehabilitation 21 September 2018 HARARE - Harare City Council (HCC) is in need of $13 million to rehabilitate pothole-infested roads around the city. Following complaints that Zinara annually makes full disbursements for VIP roads while neglecting those in other parts of the city, Harare mayor Herbert Gomba said council is on...
Steward Bank launches Cholera Crisis Fund 21 September 2018 HARARE - Steward Bank yesterday launched a National Cholera Crisis Fund targeted at raising $2 million to contain the cholera outbreak. Speaking at the launch yesterday, the bank's CEO Lance Mambondiani, said Steward Bank, Econet Wireless and Higher Life Foundation have partnered to raise fund...
UZ ordered to stop constructions on wetland 21 September 2018 HARARE - High Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda yesterday ordered the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to stop all construction work on the campus' wetland without an environmental impact assessment certificate. In an interdict filed by the Harare Wetlands Trust (HWT), UZ had begun to construct a...
Zimra to conduct rummage sale 21 September 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is set to conduct a rummage sale auction of forfeited and uncleared motor vehicles and goods at Forbes Border Post, Mt Selinda and Mutare Customs House next Wednesday. This comes a few months after the authority's Commissioner-General, Faith Mazani, ...
Registrar-General to host churches 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Registrar-General's department says it will this month host churches to discuss the newly-gazetted statutory instrument on marriages. The conference will be held on September 27, 2018 at Tobacco Hall, Harare Show Grounds at 10am. “The Registrar-General's department would like t...