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2016-05-04 President Mugabe's Former Teacher Dies
[The Herald] President Mugabe's former teacher, Sekuru Oscar Munyoro Katsukunya (120) has died. Katsukunya, who could have been one of the world's oldest people, died in his sleep this morning, at his son Emmanuel's house in Chitungwiza.

2016-05-04 IMF to Consider Progress Report
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE expects to take its re-engagement with multilateral institutions to the next stage as the International Monetary Fund board considers a report on the progress the country has made in terms of policy reform and improving the economic environment.

2016-05-04 Journalists Demand Security and Freedom
[The Herald] Journalists across the country joined the rest of the world yesterday in commemorating World Press Freedom Day amid calls for improved working conditions and guaranteed safety during the course of their work. To mark the Press Freedom Day commemorations, several media partners marched from Gazaland in Highfield to Machipisa Shopping Centre in the same suburb, where journalists took turns to reflect on the state of the media in Zimbabwe.

2016-05-04 Child, 3 Dies After Being Mauled by Dogs
[The Herald] A Harare couple on Monday appeared in court for neglecting their three-year-old child who died from injuries he sustained after being bitten by their employer's dogs. It is alleged that the couple failed to take the boy to hospital, which resulted in his death. Paul Kanoyeredza (41) and Juliet Dawu (30) were facing culpable homicide and neglecting a child when they appeared before magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe.

2016-05-04 Man Rapes Granny, 98, Jailed
[New Zimbabwe] A 36 YEAR OLD man who raped a 98 year old woman has been slapped with an effective 15 years in jail by a Gweru magistrate.

2016-05-04 Truck Driver Smuggles 900KG of Dagga, Nabbed
[New Zimbabwe] A Malawian truck driver was recently nabbed by Criminal Investigation Department officers in Mutare after he had smuggled 900 kilograms of dagga through Forbes border post.

2016-05-04 Remain Connected to the People, Zanu-PF Urged
[The Herald] Ruling parties like Zanu-PF must maintain discipline and always be connected to the people if they want to remain in power and be relevant, a Chinese official has said. The deputy director-general for the Bureau of African Affairs International Department Central Committee Communist Party of China, Mr Wang Heming, was speaking yesterday while answering a question from The Herald during a press conference here.

2016-05-04 Wife Bashed for Snooping On Hubby's Phone
[The Herald] A Harare man assaulted his wife for accessing his mobile phone and going through his messages without his permission while he was asleep. Paul Nyambanyo (52) of Kambuzuma arrived home late and his wife, Zvichanzii Chikata, asked her husband to be intimate with her but he refused and retired to bed. This irked Chikata, who then hatched a plan to go through his mobile phone.

2016-05-04 Miss Zimbabwe Makes Miss Africa Top 6
[The Herald] The reigning Miss Zimbabwe Annie Grace Mutambu who took part in the Miss Africa continent on Saturday made it to the top six at this inaugural pageant. Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first Miss Africa Continent. Zambian Michelo Malambo walked away as the first princess, while South Africa's Jemimah Kandimiri was crowned second princess.

2016-05-04 RBZ to Address Cash Shortages
[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will this week announce policy measures to deal with the problem of cash shortages which have been experienced in some banks. The measures will deal with the restoration of the fundamental principles of the multi-currency system to ensure that the burden of demand for cash is spread among various currencies that include the rand, euro among others within the multi-currency basket.

2016-05-04 War Veterans Need Not Fear a New Zimbabwe Under Tsvangirai - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] Generals should not fear persecution under an MDC-T leadership because Morgan Tsvangirayi respects them more than a manipulative President Robert Mugabe who continues to dupe war veterans.

2016-05-04 Tsvangirai, Mliswa Misleading Youths
[The Herald] Opposition political parties in the country, having failed to convince enough of the older generation of Zimbabweans to secure electoral victory, are increasingly targeting the excitable youth constituency to abet their regime change agenda. The past few weeks have witnessed MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai visiting the University of Zimbabwe, Midlands State University and Chinhoyi University of Technology, sadly not to learn, as his subordinates are doing, but to try and convince students to support his cau

2016-05-04 Pupils Embarrass Education Ministry Officials, Refuse to Recite National Pledge
[New Zimbabwe] Students at a secondary school in Bindura on Tuesday embarrassed a team of officials from the Ministry of Education when they refused to recite the national pledge in front of them.

2016-05-04 What Happened to Good Manners?
[Ilizwi263] In a story of old versus new, Leroy Ndlovu reflects on his strict upbringing, in a bygone era when parents seldom spared the rod.

2016-05-04 Mighty Warriors Troop Into Camp
[The Herald] A 30-member Mighty Warriors squad trooped into camp on Sunday at ZIFA Village to kick-start their preparations for the Olympic Games scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, in August. The Zimbabwe senior women football team will be making their maiden appearance at the Games following their qualification last year. "We are going through the physical test, then from there we are going to balance all aspects of the game. We are going to work on fitness, tactics and mental preparedness. They will go through fitness tes

2016-05-04 ZBCtv Has Done Its Homework
[The Herald] One good thing is that ZTV has also made a giraffe stride in the leap towards matching international standards of broadcasting.

2016-05-04 3 Groups Win Mutare Jibilika Dance Festival
[The Herald] This year's hosting city for the Jibilika Dance Festival finals Mutare proved why it will be having the grand finale after three groups won the preliminaries over the weekend.

2016-05-04 Zanu-PF Politburo to Meet Over Economy Crunch
[The Herald] The Zanu-PF Politburo meets in Harare tomorrow amid reports that discussions will centre on the economy and issues affecting the party. Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo confirmed the development last night. "The Politburo is meeting on Thursday at the same time (10am) and at the same venue," he said. "We are working on the agenda and we urge members to attend on time."

2016-05-04 Low-Income Earners to Get Cheap Loans, Mortgages
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT will this year launch a national building society for low-income earners who cannot afford high interest rates on loans and mortgages being charged by financial institutions, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

2016-05-04 Caps United Board Hail Team
[The Herald] THE CAPS United board of directors have hailed coach Lloyd Chitembwe after he led his troops to an important win over rivals Dynamos which ended a seven-year winless spell in the Harare Derby. Board chairman Lewis Uriri believes the former Cup Kings, like the mythological phoenix, will resurrect from their ashes and reclaim dominance on the domestic football scene following a good start this year.

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