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2014-10-20 Group Wants Mugabe Out
[New Zimbabwe]A SHADOWY group of Zimbabweans on Friday demanded President Robert Mugabe's resignation accusing the 90-year-old veteran leader of being clueless on how to stop the economic slide.

2014-10-20 Grace to Take On Mujuru At Congress?
[New Zimbabwe]VICE-PRESIDENT Joice Mujuru is set to be challenged at the forthcoming Zanu PF elective congress in December amid suggestions First Lady Grace Mugabe could be encouraged to run for the post.

2014-10-20 MDC Officials in Serious Accidents
[The Herald]FOUR officials from the MDC-T and MDC respectively, were injured in separate accidents on Friday and Saturday night while travelling from Harare to Bulawayo. MDC-T national chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo, his aide Mr Artwell Sibanda and an unidentified driver were seriously injured when a Mazda BT50 truck they were travelling in was involved in a head on collision with a truck along the Chivhu-Mvuma stretch of the Harare-Beitbridge highway on Saturday night.

2014-10-20 First Lady's Rallies Hog Cyber-Limelight
[The Herald]IT is generally accepted that online audiences are a tough crowd to attract, given that they have access to an avalanche of content that competes for their attention on a multitude of platforms. It becomes noteworthy when online audiences can sustain a conversation around one issue or personality for more than a few hours as is the case with the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe's just-ended #MeetThePeople 'Thank You rallies.

2014-10-20 'All Zanu-PF Posts Up for Grabs'
[The Herald]ALL posts in Zanu-PF, except the presidency, are up for grabs at the party's elective congress in December and no one has the right to claim ownership of any position, Gokwe-Nembudziya legislator Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena has said. The Zanu-PF top brass is made up of the First Secretary and President, two Second Secretaries and National Chairman.Zanu-PF Women and Youth leagues have already endorsed President Mugabe as the party's first secretary ahead of the congress leaving the posts of second secretari

2014-10-20 'President Going Nowhere'
[The Herald]Bikita -Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday accused some senior ruling party officials of clandestinely plotting to topple President Mugabe and dared them to come out in the open to challenge him. Cde Kasukuwere said it was disturbing that a certain group of senior Zanu-PF leaders had been tirelessly working to weaken the party prior to the 2008 harmonised elections when the revolutionary party fared badly due to divisions.

2014-10-20 VP Must Be Chosen On Talent, Not Seniority - Ndlovu
[New Zimbabwe]ZANU PF Bulawayo provincial chairman, Dr Callistus Ndlovu, has called for the transformation of the 1987 Unity Accord so the document is not abused by power-hungry individuals.

2014-10-20 School Shut As Goblins Terrorise Teachers
[New Zimbabwe]A NKAYI school was forced to shut down last week after attacks by suspected goblins, heard at the weekend.

2014-10-20 Grace Mugabe - a Useful Fool?
[New Zimbabwe]THOSE who recently allowed Grace Mugabe frequent access to the microphone did the nation a great favour by exposing the brainless dwarf that hides behind her well-groomed body. Given her entertaining theatrics and verbal diarrhoea, many people are struggling to find any other description for her other than "fool". Those who are a bit parsimonious with words prefer to call her "shallow-minded or dull". In all honesty, she is probably all of these.

2014-10-20 Engen Invests U.S$4 Million in Zimbabwe
[New Zimbabwe]ENGEN, the African energy multinational fuel retailer and provider of convenience services, has invested over US$4 million during the past two years to bolster its retail network in Zimbabwe and build on its strong presence in the commercial, industrial and mining sectors in the country.

2014-10-20 MDC-T Official Quits Politics
[New Zimbabwe]FORMER Gweru Urban MDC-T MP and national executive committee member Timothy Mukahlera has quit politics as chaos continues to reign supreme in the Morgan Tsvangirai led party.

2014-10-20 Pool Resources, Region Urged
[The Herald]THE southern African region faces poverty challenges and infrastructure deficits but pooling of resources among countries to implement projects, particularly those that improve connectivity, will stimulate economic growth and development within the expanse. Financing requirements for implementing large infrastructure projects are too large to be met by each individual country, said Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa.

2014-10-20 Riozim Boss Pushed Out
[The Herald]Former RioZim chief executive Mr Ashton Ndlovu was forced to resign because shareholders were not happy with his performance, a source close to the matter said. "Some major shareholders, particularly GEM (Raintree Investments) and Old Mutual were not happy with his performance especially at Renco Mine," said the source. RioZim announced last week that Mr Ndlovu stepped down as the group's chief executive "to pursue personal business interests". He joined the company in April 2012.

2014-10-20 Zim Face Bangladesh in Warm-Up Game
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE begin their tour of Bangladesh with a preparatory three day warm-up game against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Fatullah this morning ahead of their three Tests and five One Day Internationals. Zimbabwe have named three uncapped players in their travelling party in the -- Brian Chari, Herbert Chikomba and spinner Wellington Masakadza but only Chari and Masakadza are being given a go in this warm up match which will start at 5.30am Zimbabwean time.

2014-10-20 Innscor Changes Business Model
[The Herald]Innscor last week announced the creation of six new clusters which will carry the group's strategy into the next three-five years. The clusters announced by new chief executive Mr Toni Fourie are Quick Services Retail, Light Manufacture, Commodity Trading, Logistics and Distribution, Retail/Wholesale and Finance treasury and legal. Former chief executive John Koumedis will head up another cluster Corporate Finance and Innscor International.

2014-10-20 Zekumbawira's Magic Moment
[The Herald]HARARE City forward Francesco Zekumbawira said he even surprised himself as he thrust his side into the lead when they condemned struggling Highlanders to a 3-0 defeat in a Chibuku Super Cup semi-final clash at Rufaro yesterday. The tall striker, who is enjoying his game at Harare City, received the ball in the box, created a pocket of space on the left and then turned around to take a shot that went in far and eluded goalkeeper Ariel Sibanda just before the half-time whistle.

2014-10-20 Chimbetu Nephew Does It Again
[The Herald]THE Dendera music dynasty continues to grow and at every turn there is a new surprise in the offing from this genre. The latest comes in the form of Richard Sakala, who is nephew to the late Dendera music exponent, Simon Chimbetu. While some people are busy arguing who could be the actual heir to the Dendera music "throne", Sakala has been silently working on his music career and now the Glen View-based singer has released his sixth album titled "Together - Pamwechete".

2014-10-20 Amai Mugabe's Candour Progressive
[The Herald]OVER the past two weeks, since October 2 when First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe held the first leg of her Meet The People Tour at Chinhoyi Stadium in Mashonaland West, there has been a positive vibe about Zanu-PF in the air. Amai Mugabe dominated the front pages of all major newspapers in Zimbabwe and discussions on social media like Twitter and Facebook and as we report elsewhere in this issue, we even got our highest hits and reader comments on the back of her exploits in the different provinces she visited.

2014-10-20 Man Offers U.S$10 Maintenance for Four Children
[The Herald]A Harare man last week stunned the court when he offered to pay $10 for the upkeep of his four children. Samson Bulawayo said he did not have money after he was banned from his business of selling sadza by the Harare City Council. Bulawayo was seeking a downward variation of his maintenance order from $220 to $10. "Things are hard for me at the moment because I have nowhere to get money. I used to sell sadza at Kuwadzana shops before I was banned by the city council," he said.

2014-10-20 City Thrash Bosso
[The Herald]Eddie Chikamhi -HARARE City coach Masimba Dinyero believes the Sunshine Boys could have won by an even bigger margin yesterday after handing beleaguered Bulawayo giants Highlanders another thorough hiding in the semi-final of the Chibuku Super Cup at Rufaro. Herculean striker Francisco Zekumbawira, who was a huge a flop following a difficult time at Harare giants Dynamos two seasons ago, seized the stage to remind his critics of his striking qualities with a fine afternoon's work which he capped by grabbing the opener and

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