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2017-01-23 'Illiterate' Voters Raise Rigging Fears
[Zimbabwe Standard] Poll monitors yesterday expressed concern over the high number of assisted voters during the Bikita West parliamentary by-election amid claims Zanu PF supporters feigned illiteracy as part of rigging.

2017-01-23 Why I Won't Support Mnangagwa - Moyo
[Zimbabwe Standard] Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo's public spats with Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa have intensified since the minister's arrest last year on charges that he abused money from the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund.

2017-01-23 Is Grand Coalition Only Way to Oust Mugabe?
[New Zimbabwe] THE opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said a grand coalition is the only way to oust President Robert Mugabe from power.

2017-01-23 Former Education Minister's Son Sues Father, Police Chief
[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Education minister Aeneas Chigwedere's son has taken his father alongside police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri and his two junior officers to the High Court, demanding the return of a vehicle allegedly seized from him by the law enforcement agents in 2014.

2017-01-23 Can Musona Rescue Warriors?
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE coach Calisto Pasuwa has not been giving much in terms of Knowledge Musona's readiness to lead Zimbabwe tonight at the Stade de l'Amitie but the opponents Tunisia are desperate to know if he will be fully fit for the final showdown. Musona trained with the team on Saturday evening, marking his return after he was pulled out of the Algeria game just a few minutes into the Group B opener at the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.

2017-01-23 Traffic Police to Use Swipe Machines
[The Herald] Freeman Razemba -The Zimbabwe Republic Police has introduced point of sale machines at some of its traffic branches and police stations to facilitate easy payment of fines. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the new development on Thursday last week. "The Zimbabwe Republic Police, in line with embracing plastic money and in response to calls from members of the public, has launched a pilot project by introducing point of sale machines (swipe machines) at some traffic and duty

2017-01-23 Mugabe Too Old to Sign Agreements On Country's Behalf - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) spokesperson Jealous Mawarire says President Robert Mugabe's advanced age renders him legally unqualified to sign major deals on behalf of the country.

2017-01-23 Millionaire Puts 'Natural Hair' On List of Must-Haves in Hunt For Wife
[News24Wire] Fabulously-rich Zimbabwe businessman Wicknell Chivayo's list of requirements for a future wife was certainly controversial.

2017-01-23 As Gambia's Jammeh Falls, Zimbabweans Wish Ecowas Was SADC
[New Zimbabwe] THE decisive action taken by Ecowas against Yahya Jammeh's attempts to cling on to power in Gambia despite losing an election has set "a new benchmark for African governance to which Sadc must now conform", Zimbabweans said at the weekend.

2017-01-23 Bogus Council Worker Rapes Maid
[The Herald] An armed robber masquerading as a Bulawayo City Council employee raided a house in Luveve suburb and got away with a gun and rounds of ammunition after raping a 16-year-old domestic worker who was at home alone. The incident occurred on Tuesday at around 7pm when the armed robber duped the victim into believing that he wanted to record the water meter reading. Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba warned people to be wary of such cases.

2017-01-23 Mujuru Party Loses in First Election
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First spokesperson, Jealous Mawarire has played down suggestions his party's less inspiring performance during weekend's Bikita West by-election meant the ZimPF was weaker than Zanu PF and the MDC-T.

2017-01-23 Hunger in Chipinge As Floods Loom
[New Zimbabwe] Villagers here, especially those in low veld areas, could face food shortages as heavy rains continue to flood their fields.

2017-01-23 Mugabe Successor Brawl Explodes
[Zimbabwe Standard] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's succession debate has reached a boiling point, with Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo declaring that he will never support Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's presidency, accusing his boss of a litany of crimes.

2017-01-23 So What Exactly Is a 'Mass Display' Exam, President Mugabe?
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16 - and students will be examined in it.

2017-01-23 Harare Typhoid Victim's Sad Tale
[Zimbabwe Standard] Ephania Chirau, a 33-year-old single mother will not forget the day she was diagnosed with typhoid, a water-borne disease stalking some of Harare's poorest neigbourhoods.

2017-01-23 Tobacco Farmers - Economic Heroes Decimating Forests
[Zimbabwe Standard] Soon the tobacco selling season will commence, and if good prices are offered for their golden leaf, good times will start rolling for local tobacco farmers. But Zimbabwe's tobacco "success" story cannot be complete without looking at its ugly side.

2017-01-23 Work Towards Winning 2018 Polls Says VP Mphoko
[The Herald] Pamela Shumba -Acting President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday said Zanu-PF Bulawayo province should ensure that the party wins all the 12 parliamentary seats in the 2018 harmonised elections. Addressing the party's provincial leadership at a provincial co-ordinating committee (PCC) meeting at Davies Hall, Acting President Mphoko said every party member should work hard to mobilise people to vote for the party come 2018.

2017-01-23 Boxing Icon Pacquiao Set for Manyuchi Bout
[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE boxing superstar Charles Manyuchi is set to have a rare opportunity to showcase his skills in front of global boxing icon Manny Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight silver title against Qudratillo Abduqaxorov of Uzbekistan in Singapore in March.

2017-01-23 'Sweet Tooth' Lands Man in Hospital
[The Herald] A Harare man is battling for his life at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals after he was severely battered on the head with a plank for allegedly taking sweets from a vendor's stall without paying. The vendor, David Shumba (33) from Epworth, appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa on Wednesday last week charged with assault.

2017-01-23 Guard Accused of Raping At Gunpoint
[The Herald] A G-tel security guard on Friday last week appeared before a Harare magistrate for allegedly raping a juvenile at gunpoint, before stealing a Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services uniform. Isaiah Juchure (54) of Epworth was remanded in custody to February 9 for trial by Ms Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.

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