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2017-03-01 Mugabe 'Won't Surrender Power to Anyone, Not Even to His Wife Grace'
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is intent on becoming the southern African country's life president, critics say, following his remarks during his recent 93rd birthday celebrations.

2017-03-01 Zimbabwean Football Star Billiat Robbed At Gunpoint
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE international footballer Khama Billiat had a brush with death in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the early hours of yesterday when six armed robbers pounced on the Mamelodi Sundowns talisman, held him hostage, before stealing his watch and wallet.

2017-03-01 Why Mugabe Is Right On Succession in Zimbabwe
[Citizen] Although birthday parties are supposed to be apolitical, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's have always been lavish, partisan and highly political commemorations.

2017-03-01 Opposition Leader Mujuru Suffers Another Blow
[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe People First faction led by former Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru continues to lose senior members, with deputy national chairperson in the women's wing Mrs Rosiwita Madzivire being the latest member to tender her resignation from the fractious party.

2017-03-01 Minister Under Fire For 'Introducing' Islam in Education Curriculum
[New Zimbabwe] PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora said Monday that he deliberately introduced Islam in the new education curriculum because "it had always been in the content" since 1980.

2017-03-01 Mugabe May Be Planning Violent 2018 Poll Campaign - Watchdog
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's call for the revival of the notorius and widely condemned national youth service suggests the aged Zanu PF leader is planning a violent campaign for the 2018 elections, a local rights watchdog has warned.

2017-03-01 Huge Losses for Farmers Due to Incorrect Armyworm Info
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's response to the outbreak of the fall armyworm has been hampered by farmer's lack of information and pesticides to fight it. This has worsened the food insecurity situation as it targets staple crop-maize.

2017-03-01 Govt Commits to Pay Civil Servants Bonuses
[The Herald] Government is committed to paying civil servants their full 2016 bonuses and those calling for industrial action should give dialogue a chance, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Prisca Mupfumira, said yesterday.

2017-03-01 'SADC Must Self-Fund'
[The Herald] The Southern African Development Community should explore ways to fund its programmes because having development partners bankroll a fraction of its activities is not sustainable, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgar Mbwembwe has said. Deputy Minister Mbwembwe said while there had been a significant improvement in the percentage in which member States were funding activities, more needed to be done.

2017-03-01 Masvingo Floods Threat Recedes
[The Herald] Masvingo -The situation yesterday started slowly returning to normal at Lundi Mission on the border between Chivi and Mwenezi where nearly 300 girls at the school had to be evacuated after floods induced by heavy rains swept through dormitories.About 23 people who were marooned at the school were evacuated to safety on Monday morning by members of the Zimbabwe National Army with the district civil protection teams in the area on high alert in the event of fresh flooding.

2017-03-01 Firm Eyes U.S.$1,2 Billion Financial Closure for Power Station
[The Herald] THE Zimbabwe Power Company is targeting financial closure for the $1,2 billion Hwange Power Station capacity expansion project by April this year, well placed company sources said.

2017-03-01 Football Body Targets Antipas For Coaching Job
[The Herald] AS the search for Callisto Pasuwa's successor begins in earnest, a number of names are being thrown into the fray with former Chicken Inn gaffer Joey Antipas the latest to be linked to the job.

2017-03-01 First Lady Diamond Ring Deal - Businessman Seeks to Sue Police
[The Herald] Fugitive Lebanese businessman Mr Jamal Ahmed who last year wrongly accused First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe of grabbing his houses in Harare, is now seeking to sue the police after learning that the properties in question were under police guard as part of investigations. Several newspaper articles were written dragging in the name of Dr Mugabe and her son, Mr Russell Goreraza, but it later turned out that the two had nothing to do with the protection of the immovable properties.

2017-03-01 Rufaro Stadium Reverts to Natural Grass
[The Herald] HARARE City are confident Rufaro will be ready in time for the 2017 football season after the artificial turf was removed some five weeks ago and natural grass is currently being planted.

2017-03-01 Abducted Activist Itai Dzamara Gets International Life Achievement Recognition
[VOA] Political activist, Itai Dzamara, who was abducted by unknown assailants in March 2015, is one of the four human rights heroes that have been honored by Amnesty International with a Lifetime Achievement recognition.

2017-03-01 Authorities Begin Raids To Curb Xenophobic Attacks
[The Herald] South Africa's Home Affairs department has started raiding companies employing illegal foreigners around Gauteng Province to diffuse xenophobia related violence targeted at mostly Africans in the neighbouring country. In April 2015, they also launched a similar operation dubbed 'Fiela' when confronted with a similar situation. The department is reported to have intensified the raids last week succumbing to calls by the instigators of the mayhem claiming that immigrants contributed to escalating social econ

2017-03-01 Itai Dzamara's Life Story to be Told in Documentary Film
[News24Wire] The life of missing Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara is set to be told in a documentary film to be released on the eve of the second anniversary of his disappearance.

2017-03-01 Minors Take to Commercial Sex Work
[The Herald] GIRLS as young as 11 years are engaging in prostitution along the country's transport corridors after dropping from school, the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children has said.

2017-03-01 Trial Date for Diamond Firm Ex-Boss Mabhudhu Set
[The Herald] The trial of former acting chief executive officer of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), Mark Mabhudhu, accused of swindling the company of over $70 000, was yesterday set for March 27.

2017-03-01 Energy Firm Sued Over U.S.$80,000 Debt
[The Herald] Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of ZESA Holdings, could lose its property after it failed to settle a debt of $79 457 to a local motor spares firm.

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