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Mahofa declared national heroine | The

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Mahofa declared national heroine | The

- Herald Reporters— President Mugabe has conferred national heroine status on Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Senator Shuvai Ben Mahofa who died on Monday.She was 76. The announcement was made by Zanu-PF secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo yesterday. “His Excellency and First Secretary of Zanu-PF Cde Mugabe has conferred a national heroine status on the late Cde Shuvai Ben Mahofa who died on 14 August, 2017 at Makurira Memorial Hospital in Masvingo
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Zimbabwe’s first lady accused of attacking model, seeks diplomatic immunity

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Zimbabwe’s first lady accused of attacking model, seeks diplomatic immunity

- Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe has sought diplomatic immunity inAfrica, where she is under investigation over the assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket hotel, South African police said on Wednesday. Police also confirmed that Mugabe, the 52-year-old wife of Zimbabwe’s leader Robert, had failed to appear at a court hearing on Tuesday relating to allegations she attacked Gabriella Engels with an electric extension chord
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South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

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South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

- JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week. Mugabe remains in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement. The police said the Zimbabwean government asked for diplomatic immunity for a suspect involved in the alleged assault
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South Africa debating immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

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South Africa debating immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

- Johannesburg - South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg earlier this week. Mugabe is still in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement. The police said the Zimbabwean government asked for diplomatic immunity for a suspect involved in the alleged assault
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South Africa debating immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

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South Africa debating immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

- JOHANNESBURG — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg earlier this week. Mugabe is still in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement. The police said the Zimbabwean government asked for diplomatic immunity for a suspect involved in the alleged assault
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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

- JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week, said South Africa's police. Mugabe is still in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts after a 20-year-old model accused the wife of Zimbabwe's president of assault, said South African police in a statement issued Wednesday
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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

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Zimbabwe first lady wants diplomatic immunity over assault

- JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has requested diplomatic immunity over an allegation that she assaulted a young model in Johannesburg earlier this week, said South Africa's police. Mugabe is still in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts after a 20-year-old model accused the wife of Zimbabwe's president of assault, said South African police in a statement issued Wednesday
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Govt pays bonuses | The Herald

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Govt pays bonuses | The Herald

- Pamela Shumba Bulawayo Bureau. Government has finally paid all civil servants their 2016 bonuses. Employees of State universities, usually referred to as grant aided institutions, were smiling all the way to the bank on Thursday last week after Government paid them their May 2017 salaries and 2016 bonuses. Last week Government, through the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, reassured the university workers that they would get their bonuses on August 10, 2017
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Robert Mugabe's wife back in Zimbabwe after 'beating model with extension cord'

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Robert Mugabe's wife back in Zimbabwe after 'beating model with extension cord'

- Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe returned home on Tuesday from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assaulting a model in a hotel room.
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Zimbabwe's First Lady Allegedly Assaulted A Model Who Partied With Her Sons

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Zimbabwe's First Lady Allegedly Assaulted A Model Who Partied With Her Sons

- After reportedly turning herself in to South African police on Tuesday over allegations that she assaulted a 20-year-old woman who was partying with her two sons, Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe's whereabouts are currently unknown, and local reports indicate that she may have returned to her country despite officials in Johannesburg stating otherwise. It had been unclear whether the wife of Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president was traveling in South Africa on a diplomatic passport and, therefore, had legal immunity
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Zimbabwe first lady faces assault allegations

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Zimbabwe first lady faces assault allegations

- The alleged assault took place Sunday at a hotel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg Mugabe, 52, was reportedly in the country to have an injury to her foot examined (CNN)Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing allegations she assaulted a 20-year-old woman on Sunday while on a visit to South Africa. Engels tweeted that Mugabe "split my head open in 3 places
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Zimbabwe’s first lady accused of assault in South Africa

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Zimbabwe’s first lady accused of assault in South Africa

- Johannesburg • The wife of Zimbabwe’s president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said in a video posted by local broadcaster eNCA that she had handed herself over to police
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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assaulting young woman

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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assaulting young woman

- JOHANNESBURG — The wife of Zimbabwe’s president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said in a video posted by local broadcaster eNCA that she had handed herself over to police
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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assaulting young woman

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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assaulting young woman

- JOHANNESBURG — The wife of Zimbabwe’s president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale hotel in South Africa, though she did not show up for court Tuesday as police had indicated. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said in a video posted by local broadcaster eNCA that she had handed herself over to police
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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

- JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, and local media reported that she was due to appear in court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said in a video posted by local broadcaster eNCA that she had handed herself over to police
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Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe's fiercely loyal first lady

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Grace Mugabe: Zimbabwe's fiercely loyal first lady

- Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife was once dismissed as a lightweight shopping addict with no political interests, but Grace Mugabe has recently emerged as a potential challenger for power. Aged 52, the first lady has become increasingly active in public life and in 2014 became the head the Zanu-PF party's women's wing. Court politics are complex in Zimbabwe, but she is thought to be backed by "G-40", a group of young activists of the under-40 generation that has earned a reputation for aggression
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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

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Zimbabwe's first lady accused of assault in South Africa

- JOHANNESBURG — The wife of Zimbabwe's president has been accused of assaulting a young woman at an upscale Johannesburg hotel, and local media reported that she was due to appear in court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear where Grace Mugabe was. Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said in a video posted by local broadcaster eNCA that she had handed herself over to police
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  • The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first lady
    The Latest: South Africa 'red alert' on Zimbabwe first lady

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    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on the assault allegation against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe (all times local): South Africa's police minister says a "red alert" has been issued to prevent Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe from leaving the country before she settles the accusation that she assaulted a young model. The African News Agency reports that Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula said that all borders have been notified not to permit Mugabe from leaving the country until the matter is resolved
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  • ZEC receives 400 BVR kits | The Herald
    ZEC receives 400 BVR kits | The Herald

    , herald.co.zw

    Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter. The first batch of 400 biometric voter registration kits is expected to be delivered by August 31, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said. The BVR kits were procured from Laxton Group of China and would be used in voter registration to be held soon. ZEC has ordered 3 000 kits for the voter registration exercise and has already paid $3,5 million of the $47,5 million needed for the purchase of the kits
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Sports

  • Rugby Gold Cup: Uganda closes its campaign with a home fixture against Zimbabwe
    Rugby Gold Cup: Uganda closes its campaign with a home fixture against Zimbabwe

    , ntv.co.ug

    Let’s talk rugby now because the curtain comes down on this season’s Rugby Africa Gold Cup tomorrow. Uganda closes its campaign with a home fixture against Zimbabwe at Legends Club. The match, which shall kick off at 4:30pm, will see the tourists attempt to snap a three-game losing streak. The Zimbabwe Sables were in high spirits after coming through a light training session at Legends this afternoon
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  • 'There is no cash crisis in Zimbabwe,' says Finance minister
    'There is no cash crisis in Zimbabwe,' says Finance minister

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    Harare – Zimbabwe's finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has denied the biting cash shortages, saying "the government was satisfied with the prevailing liquidity position in the country,” says a report. According to NewsDay, speaking at the unveiling of a low-density housing project in Masvingo, Chinamasa said that the government was working hard in addressing the movement of money through proper banking channels
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  • OneFusion fever grips Manicaland | The
    OneFusion fever grips Manicaland | The

    , herald.co.zw

    Ray Bande in MUTARE— SCORES of people from different walks of life queued at one of the country’s leading mobile telecoms operator, NetOne, offices in Mutare yesterday as the company intensifies its ambitious brand ambassador recruitment drive with interviews being conducted in the city and other parts of the country. Similar interviews were expected to get underway in different provinces across the country in areas such as Gweru, Beitbridge, Victoria Falls and many other areas this week and next week
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Health

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe returns from Singapore medical care
    Zimbabwe's Mugabe returns from Singapore medical care

    , newvision.co.ug

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home on Saturday after medical treatment in Singapore, the state broadcaster said, putting to rest speculation over the 93-year-old's whereabouts. The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation said Mugabe, who left for Singapore last Saturday, "had eye surgery in the Asian country a few years ago" and had returned for a "routine medical check-up". Mugabe, in power since Zimbabwe's independence from British colonial rule in 1980, is his party's presidential candidate for next year's elections despite concerns over his age and fitness to rule
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  • Man jailed 14 years for raping Grade 6 daughter | The
    Man jailed 14 years for raping Grade 6 daughter | The

    , herald.co.zw

    Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter. A 44-year-old Harare man who raped his 12-year-old daughter while her hands were tied together at the back and her mouth gagged with a piece of cloth, was yesterday sentenced to an effective 14 years in jail. The man and the complainant’s mother are divorced and he had been living with his daughter since she was a toddler
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Society & Culture

  • Not going anywhere, not dying: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
    Not going anywhere, not dying: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

    , dnaindia.com

    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been in charge in the former British colony since independence in 1980. His health is closely watched by Zimbabweans, who fear the country could face chaos if he dies without anointing a successor
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Mugabe tears into prophecy-crazed Zimbos
    Mugabe tears into prophecy-crazed Zimbos

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    Helen Kadirire • 13 August 2017 2:30PM • HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has slammed Zimbabweans for trooping to Nigeria to seek prophecies. During his address at a youth rally in Gwanda yesterday, Mugabe said people should desist from being duped by prophets. His remarks come as scores of Zimbabweans, including senior government officials, have flocked to prominent prophets’ churches, seeking spiritual intervention
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch Test, live TV coverage, time in IST
    Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe 1st Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch Test, live TV coverage, time in IST

    , indianexpress.com

    After suffering their first ever series defeat to Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka will be eyeing to take revenge in the one-off Test that is slated to begin from July 14 in Colombo. Under the newly appointed Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka will look to turn the tables. Last time these two teams clashed in the longest format, then led by Rangana Herath, Sri Lanka sealed the two-match series 2-0 with ease
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Education

  • Zim police arrest student leaders after fees demo
    Zim police arrest student leaders after fees demo

    , news24.com

    Harare - Police in Harare have arrested three student leaders from the University of Zimbabwe, as rights lawyers went to court to challenge the eviction of hundreds of medical students in the wake of this week's fees protest. Those arrested are Steven Tsikirai, president of the UZ’s Students Representative Council (SRC); Treasurer Ignatius Mukuchi and Sports Secretary Kudakwashe Guta, lawyers said
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  • SA suspends Zimbabwe chicken imports after bird flu outbreak
    SA suspends Zimbabwe chicken imports after bird flu outbreak

    , the-star.co.ke

    South Africa has suspended imports of birds and chicken products from neighbouring Zimbabwe after it reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a poultry farm, the agriculture department said on Thursday. The H5N8 strain has been detected in several countries in Europe, Africa and Asia over the past two years, its spread aided by wild bird migrations. Highly pathogenic among fowl, the risk of human infection is low, according to the World Health Organisation, "We have heightened inspections of all consignments, including all private and public vehicles at all our ports of entry, especially in and out of Zimbabwe," South Africa's department of agriculture said in a statement
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  • Elephant kills handler in Zimbabwe resort town
    Elephant kills handler in Zimbabwe resort town

    , shanghaidaily.com

    AN elephant that gave tourist rides in the Zimbabwean town of Victoria Falls trampled his professional handler to death, the local tour operators' association said Tuesday. Enock Kufandanda, 50, was killed on Saturday by a bull elephant called "Mbanje" ("marijuana" in the local Shona language). Parks and wildlife authority rangers shot and killed the elephant, reported to be about 30 years old, soon after it charged and killed Kufandanda
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  • South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady
    South Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week. Mugabe remains in South Africa after a day of intense speculation over her whereabouts, South African police said in a Wednesday statement. The police said the Zimbabwean government asked for diplomatic immunity for a suspect involved in the alleged assault
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Media & Information

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

    , herald.co.zw

    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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