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By Elvis Dube Government is set to increase the price of toll gates by the 500% a move that is likely going to be unpopular with motorists who have been subjected to ever spiralling fuel hikes now pegged at $7.54 for petrol and $7.22 for diesel. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube proposed...
By Marshall Bwanya. University of Zimbabwe lecturer and law pundit Professor Lovemore Madhuku has castigated the recently gazette marriage act as conflicted verge and half-baked piece of legislation. Speaking at the HICC hosted by the Zimbabwean Women's Parliamentary Caucus, Professor Madhuku said the bill presented new half-baked statutes that produced problematic...
Harare - Zimbabwean opposition legislator Job Sikhala has been slapped with an effective treason charge and faces a potential death penalty or lengthy prison term if convicted. Sikhala was called in for questioning by Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Criminal Investigations Department, Law and Order Section earlier this morning. The charges relate to comments...
Pretoria - A high court judge has ruled that all allegations leveled against charismatic celebrity preacher Prophet Shepherd Bushiri are false, defamatory, libelous and lacking in fact, the Mail and Telegraph has exclusively learnt. The ruling relates to series of articles published online by a self-run website called Malawi24. Sitting in...
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries leader Walter Magaya's hotel is on fire. Fire fighters from Harare City Council were by Thursday afternoon trying to put off the fire which had engulfed the hotel.   Although the cause of the fire is still unknown, church members suspect rivalry to be the cause. This publication...
The Auditor-General Mildred Chiri has lashed at government for failing to take care of children living in the street despite having a fund meant for that. In her 2018 audit report, Chiri said government was failing to cater for street children and this exposed them to abuse and illegal activities. "Protecting...
At least 60% of the money meant for old people was used to finance luxury living, hotel and allowances of civil servants while the intended beneficiaries wallowed in poverty, an audit has revealed. In  2017, according to the Auditor-General Mildred Chiri, the ministry of finance released a grant of $100...
Government last year over spent $2 billion without parliamentary approval, the Auditor-General has said. In a statement issued Friday after tabling the 2018  audit reports for ministries, state entities and local authorities, Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri said the state used more than $2.5 billion more than what was budgeted for. Chiri said parliament...
The National Tripartite Negotiating Forum (NTF) has given government up to Tuesday next week to reverse the ban of the use of foreign currency in the country or face protests and strikes. Addressing a press conference after the inaugural NTF meeting, Public Service Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare minister,...
Harare - Controversial preacher and government critic Apostle Talent Chiwenga has been involved in a serious accident in Zimbabwe, the Mail & Telegraph can exclusively reveal. The accident which is believed to have happened very early in the morning claimed at least one life. Sources close the family have confirmed that at...
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