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Zimbabwe has not had load shedding for 2 years
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Zimbabwe has not had load shedding for 2 years

ZESA Holdings says it has not had load shedding for the past two years and that the intermittent blackouts in various suburbs in recent months have been down to the just-ended rainy season. Various areas in and around Harare including Eastlea, Highlands, Borrowdale and other northern suburbs have had to do without electricity almost every...

EU accepts to come for poll observation
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EU accepts to come for poll observation

BY RICHARD CHIDZA EUROPEAN Union (EU) vice-president Federica Mogherini has confirmed the West will send a delegation whose mission is to observe Zimbabwe’s upcoming election. Speaking after a meeting with Foreign Affairs minister Sibusiso Moyo in Brussels, Mogherini said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s push for comprehensive political and economic reforms should also result in a conducive...

Teachers remain defiant threaten to down tool
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Teachers remain defiant threaten to down tool

BY NOKUTHABA DLAMINI TEACHERS are headed for a clash with government after the Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) yesterday officially declared they would down tools when schools open in a couple of weeks to press for an increase of their salaries and allowances and the revocation of the new curriculum. The declaration, endorsed by all 10...

‘Gweru preachers tell congregants to stop taking ARVs’
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‘Gweru preachers tell congregants to stop taking ARVs’

BY STEPHEN CHADENGA A WORRYING trend is emerging in Gweru, where preachers claim to be curing HIV and Aids and are advising followers to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs, minutes of a recent Gweru magistrates’ Victim Friendly Court (VFC) sub-committee meeting reveal. According to the VFC sub-committee, on the lessons learnt in 2017, there were cases...

Govt legalises mbanje farming
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Govt legalises mbanje farming

By Abigail Mawonde  Government has legalised the production of cannabis (mbanje or dagga) for medicinal or scientific purposes. This was announced by Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa in a Government Gazette yesterday under Statutory Instrument 62 of 2018 (Dangerous Drugs – Production of Cannabis for Medicinal and Scientific Use Regulations). Producers of...