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Cleft lip operations bring hope for Zimbabweans

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Cleft lip operations bring hope for Zimbabweans

- AT least 50 local children with cleft lip and palate complications are set to benefit from free surgeries being offered by a group of volunteer specialist surgeons from the United States’s Operation of Hope.

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Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

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Elephant crushes S. African hunter to death: reports

- A South African big-game hunter was crushed to death when an elephant picked him up and then fell on him after being shot, Zimbabwean officials and media reports said Monday. Theunis Botha, 51, a professional hunter who specialised in hunting with hounds, died on Friday in western Zimbabwe. He was leading a group of hunters on state-owned land in the Gwayi region when they disturbed a breeding herd and were charged by four female elephants

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South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

- HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant. A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants on Friday. Simukai Nyasha, spokesman for the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, says 51-year-old Botha was on a 10-day, licensed hunt

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South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

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South African hunter dies after Zimbabwe elephant trampling

- HARARE, Zimbabwe — Authorities in Zimbabwe say a South African hunter died after being trampled by an elephant. A wildlife official said Monday that hunter Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants on Friday. Simukai Nyasha, spokesman for the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, says 51-year-old Botha was on a 10-day, licensed hunt

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President, Manicaland youth indaba set for June | The

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President, Manicaland youth indaba set for June | The

- Cletus Mushanawani in Mutare. PRESIDENT Mugabe will on June 16 address youths in Manicaland at Sakubva Stadium. This was announced by zanu-pf national secretary for youth affairs Cde Kudzi Chipanga at an inter-district meeting attended by more than 5 000 people at Marymount Teachers’ College in Mutare yesterday. Cde Chipanga also announced that Manicaland will host next year’s 21st February Movement celebrations

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Violent clashes rock Zanu-PF | The

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Violent clashes rock Zanu-PF | The

- Pamela Shumba Bulawayo Bureau. VIOLENT scenes erupted at Zanu-PF Bulawayo provincial headquarters, Davies Hall, yesterday when rival groups clashed during a provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting. The violence saw provincial youth league chairperson Cde Anna Mokgohloa being assaulted by war veterans, while Bulawayo Central District chairperson Cde Magura Charumbira was stabbed in the head and face. Youths and war veterans laid an almost six-hour siege at the hall while Central Committee members, Politburo members, provincial executives and legislators were holed up inside

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Tribunal to table Tomana report before President | The

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Tribunal to table Tomana report before President | The

- Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter. A three-member tribunal set to probe Mr Johannes Tomana’s suitability to continue as Prosecutor-General is set to present its findings to President Mugabe soon after completing its investigations recently. She said an appointment with President Mugabe would be sought upon Justice Chinhengo’s return, to present the report. Other members of the tribunal are University of Zimbabwe lecturer Mr Emmanuel Magade and lawyer Ms Melania Matshiya

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Professional big game hunter dies after elephant falls on him in Zimbabwe

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Professional big game hunter dies after elephant falls on him in Zimbabwe

- A professional big game hunter was reportedly crushed by an elephant while hunting in Zimbabwe. According to , the hunter was identified as 51-year-old Theunis Botha of South Africa. Netwerk24 was told by a source that a group of hunters, including Botha, fired on three charging elephant cows on Friday. A fourth cow was said to have lifted Botha with her trunk

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Govt to host Africa evening | The

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Govt to host Africa evening | The

- THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs in conjunction with African diplomats accredited to Zimbabwe is hosting an African cultural evening in Harare to celebrate and commemorate the 54th anniversary of the creation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which is now the African Union (AU). The Africa Day celebrations will see the showcasing of African cultural performances by representatives of different African countries through song, dance and poetry

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City bigwigs in court for $35m fraud | The

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City bigwigs in court for $35m fraud | The

- Fungai Lupande Court Reporter— Former Harare town clerk Tendai Mahachi, waste water manager Simon Muserere and water director Christopher Zvobgo yesterday appeared in court facing charges of fraud involving $35 million.Muserere (47), who appeared on three separate records, was granted $1 300 bail, while Zvobgo (64), who is appearing on two records, was granted $800 bail. Mahachi (63) was granted $300 bail

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Germans 'keen to invest in Zim, but want security and policy clarity', says envoy

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Germans 'keen to invest in Zim, but want security and policy clarity', says envoy

- Harare – Germany's ambassador to Zimbabwe has reportedly said that German businesses are playing a "wait-and-see game" before they can invest in the southern African country. According to New Zimbabwe.com, Thorsten Hutter said that Germans were keen to invest in Zimbabwe, but wanted assurances about the security of their investment as well as clarity on policy. "One of the issues that has been raised by both Germany and Zimbabwean CEOs is that they want a reliable policy context; they want to know what the rules and regulations are between now and say for the next four years," Hutter was quoted as saying

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NSSA to increase pension benefits | The

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NSSA to increase pension benefits | The

- Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter. Government is set to increase pensioners’ benefits from the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) once the ongoing actuarial evaluation exercise is complete, a Cabinet Minister has revealed. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Prisca Mupfumira, said this during the National Assembly question and answer session on Wednesday. “At the moment, there is an actuarial evaluation going on that will determine the level of increment,” she said

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Beitbridge-Harare Road to create 300 000 jobs | The

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Beitbridge-Harare Road to create 300 000 jobs | The

- Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter— THE dualisation of Beitbridge-Harare and Harare-Chirundu highways is expected to create over 300 000 jobs, contributing significantly to Government’s efforts of creating two million jobs in line with the economic blueprint, Zim-Asset.President Mugabe on Thursday set the ball rolling when he launched the initial phase of the project, the $984 million Beitbridge-Harare Highway at Chaka Business Centre in Chirumhanzu

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Army raps football mayhem | The Herald

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Army raps football mayhem | The Herald

- Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter. Zimbabwe National Army’s sports arm have added their voice and condemned hooliganism at football matches following the ugly incident that spoiled the high-profile Castle Lager Premiership tie between Highlanders and Dynamos at Barbourfields last Sunday. Speaking at the presentation ceremony of football equipment donated to the defence forces by ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday, Brigadier Tendai Elliot Dzirutwe said the army, which has used sport as a public relations tool to reach out to the population, was disturbed by the incidents witnessed in Bulawayo

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Bulawayo youths slam Kasukuwere | The

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Bulawayo youths slam Kasukuwere | The

- Auxilia Katongomara Bulawayo Bureau. Zanu-PF youths from Bulawayo Province are demanding answers from the party’s national commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere after they were told that they would not get promised residential stands in Umvutsha. The youths were told that the land belonged to a third party. They claimed they were short-changed by the Urban Development Corporation (Udcorp), a parastatal that falls under Cde Kasukuwere’s ministry

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Makepekepe captain fined $800 | The

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Makepekepe captain fined $800 | The

- Fungai Lupande Court Reporter. CAPS United captain Moses Muchenje was fined $800 last week for driving without a valid driver’s licence before being involved in an accident and fleeing from the scene. Muchenje (25) pleaded guilty when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Ruramai Chitumbura. He faced six counts, including driving without a licence, failing to stop after an accident, failing to report an accident, negligent driving and driving an uninsured vehicle

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April inflation up 0,48pc | The Herald

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April inflation up 0,48pc | The Herald

- Business Reporter. THE year-on-year inflation rate continued on an upward trend in April, gaining 0,27 percentage points to close the month at 0,48 percent as the International Monetary Fund recommended a halt to excessive Government expenditure which it said could fuel inflation. In March, the year-on-year inflation rate — the annual percentage change— stood at 0,21 percent, according to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency

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  • Man arrested for rescuing Zim's official bird – report
    Man arrested for rescuing Zim's official bird – report

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    Harare – A Zimbabwean man has reportedly been dragged to court after he tried to rescue the country’s official bird, which he had found at his home unable to fly. According to New Zimbabwe, 19-year-old Takudzwa Brendon Gwatidzo was charged with contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act after being found in possession of the protected bird without a permit. A stone-carved Zimbabwe Bird, which is believed to be that of the African Fish Eagle or Bateleur eagle, is the national emblem of Zimbabwe, appearing on the national flag and coat of arms

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  • Dar swimmers struggle, but improve PB in Zimbabwe
    Dar swimmers struggle, but improve PB in Zimbabwe

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    Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian swimmers are looking to finish strongly today after settling in unconvincing positions at the Cana Zone Four Championships taking place in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The championship, which has attracted some finest talents from 14 African countries, will reach its climax this noon. Tanzania has been represented by seven swimmers, namely Rania Karume, Ophelie Konig, Jeanette Mugenburg, Alicia Horton, Sanne Kleiveld, Isam Sepetu and Christopher Fitzpatrick. Despite failing

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  • long wait finally over for Chinx | The
    long wait finally over for Chinx | The

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    Veteran musician Cde Dickson Chingaira, popularly known as “Cde Chinx”, can now move into the house that the Zimbabwe Music Awards built for him. The four-bedroomed house in Mabelreign, Harare, was handed over to the Chingaira family yesterday at a colourful ceremony presided over by First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe. And Cde Chinx, who is battling cancer, made it to the event, albeit in a wheelchair

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  • ZNDU, Malaysian varsity sign joint academic MoU | The
    ZNDU, Malaysian varsity sign joint academic MoU | The

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    Freeman Razemba Senior Reporter. THE Zimbabwe National Defence University and the University Utara Malaysia (UUM) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening academic cooperation between the two institutions of higher learning. The MOU is also aimed at strengthening cooperation in research and exchange programmes, among others. The latest developments come after President Mugabe recently issued a proclamation announcing that the National Defence College (NDC) would now be a fully-fledged national university called the Zimbabwe National Defence University

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  • Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals
    Recruitment freeze cripples hospitals

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    Bridget Mananavire • 27 January 2017 3:02PM • HARARE - Government must suspend the health sector recruitment freeze as hospitals are facing serious staffing shortages, Health minister David Parirenyatwa said. In 2011, authorities imposed a recruitment freeze at State health facilities across the country in a bid to deal with an on-going funding crisis. However, Parirenyatwa said the health sector desperately needs to employ more doctors and nurses. “We

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  • Tribunal to table Tomana report before President | The
    Tribunal to table Tomana report before President | The

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    Tendai Mugabe Senior Reporter. A three-member tribunal set to probe Mr Johannes Tomana’s suitability to continue as Prosecutor-General is set to present its findings to President Mugabe soon after completing its investigations recently. She said an appointment with President Mugabe would be sought upon Justice Chinhengo’s return, to present the report. Other members of the tribunal are University of Zimbabwe lecturer Mr Emmanuel Magade and lawyer Ms Melania Matshiya

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  • Chiyangwa denies denigrating Mzembi | The
    Chiyangwa denies denigrating Mzembi | The

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    Herald Reporter. Zifa and cosafa president Dr Phillip Chiyangwa has said images circulating on social media of him denigrating Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Dr Walter Mzembi are fake, malicious and designed to injure their personalities. Dr Mzembi recently narrowly lost elections in the race for the UNWTO secretary general post and has been subject of unwarranted derogatory social media denigration and attacks from the opposition

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