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2014-10-01 Union Takes Grace Mugabe PhD Fight to Court
[New Zimbabwe]THE Zimbabwe National Student Union (ZINASU) said it has mobilised over 2,000 signatures of students from all the country's universities which they will attach to a court application challenging the awarding of Grace Mugabe Grace a PHD by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).

2014-10-01 Bickering Zanu-PF in Crucial Politburo Indaba
[New Zimbabwe]THE ruling Zanu PF party's politburo will Wednesday sit for a vital meeting that could make-or-break some political careers as the factional fights in the President Robert Mugabe's party reach fever pitch.

2014-10-01 99-Year Leases Now Bankable
[The Herald]Felex Share -THE 99-year leases issued to new farmers will be accepted by banks as collateral following amendments made by the Government and the Bankers' Association of Zimbabwe, with the changes to be approved by Cabinet before the end of this month. The development means new farmers can benefit from funding by financial institutions for the 2014-15 agricultural season.

2014-10-01 Zanu-PF Rows - Pre-Congress Fuss or Deeper Woe?
[New Zimbabwe]CONTROVERSIAL Zanu PF politician Themba Mliswa on Monday threw party camaraderie out straight through the window and proceeded to launch a fierce verbal tirade against his colleagues.

2014-10-01 Offensive Against First Lady Exposed
[The Herald]VICE President Dr Joice Mujuru's thesis is already in the University of Zimbabwe Library barely a month after she graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree along with 11 other graduands among them First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe. Investigations by The Herald, however, show that out of the 12 doctorates, only the VP's thesis titled "A Strategic Exploratory Entrepreneurship Study of Sustainable Agricultural Business: Case Studies of Mitchel and Mitchel in Mashonaland East and Dotito Irrigation Scheme in Mashon

2014-10-01 Long Wait for Gumbura Wives "Porn" Trial
[New Zimbabwe]DISGRACED cleric, Robert Martin Gumbura's wives, on trial for alleged possession of pornographic material will have to wait three months for their trial to take off.

2014-10-01 Ibrahim Africa Index Ranks Zimbabwe 46 Out of 52
[New Zimbabwe]THE 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), released on Monday, shows Zimbabwe ranked 46 out of the continent's 52 countries.

2014-10-01 Newcastle Utd Star Ditches Zim Mistress
[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWEAN Nkosiphile Mpofu was left seething after her married lover, Newcastle United star Cheick Tiote, ignored her, opting to go to his native Ivory Coast to marry a second wife.

2014-10-01 Vapositori Cop Bashers Trial - We Refused to Back Mujuru
[New Zimbabwe]MEMBERS of an apostolic sect being charged with public violence on Tuesday claimed they are being persecuted for refusing to back Vice-President Joice Mujuru's political aspirations.

2014-10-01 New Regulations for Housing Co-Ops
[The Herald]Government will set up an inter-ministerial technical committee to monitor the operations of housing co-operatives to ensure sound corporate governance following cases of abuse of funds by some co-operative leaders . Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo said yesterday it would be ideal for housing co-operatives to conduct their development through banks.

2014-10-01 Cairns Eyes Huge Export Growth
[The Herald]Cairns Holdings Limited is planning to increase the contribution of exports to revenue from 7 percent to 20 percent over the next two years, as part of concerted efforts to grow the business. The fast moving consumer goods manufacture also sees growth in exports as a way of securing the group's future foreign currency availability, which helped support operations prior to dollarisation.

2014-10-01 PG to Get U.S. $1 Million Capital Injection
[The Herald]PG Industries will get $1 million fresh equity capital injection once its scheme of reconstruction has been approved. This will enable the adoption of strategies to reverse perennial losses, which widened to $3,9 million in the interim period to June 2014 from $2,3 million in the comparative period last year. The building material supplier said the scheme of arrangement approved by shareholders was awaiting approval by High Court, creating uncertainty over its going concern status.

2014-10-01 Govt to Regulate Conduct of Gold Millers
[The Herald]Government intends to regulate the conduct of gold millers to ensure small-scale miners benefit and reduce leakages in the informal market, Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has said. Minister Chidhakwa said this last week during a tour of Mingchang Sino-Africa Mining Private Limited's US$4 million-gold mill plant in Shamva, which was established to assist small-scale miners in the area.

2014-10-01 Knives Out for Nelson Chamisa
[The Herald]MDC-T organising secretary Mr Nelson Chamisa has been barred from presiding over the party's provincial executive elections and standing committee nominations, amid allegations that he was spearheading widespread vote-buying. This has seen chaos reigning in the embattled party, with threats to reverse some of the provincial elections held recently ahead of the party's congress later this month.

2014-10-01 Mliswa, Gono On Politburo Agenda
[The Herald]Tendai Mugabe and Farirai Machivenyika -Zanu-PF's Politburo meets today to discuss several issues, among them the spy-gate saga which triggered the altercation between Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa and provincial executive committee member Cde Beauty Zhuwawo on Monday. Cde Mliswa -- who is also the Hurungwe West legislator -- stands accused of working with and receiving money from a CIA operative attached to the US Embassy in Harare.

2014-10-01 Hwange Colliery's Loss Widens
[The Herald]Hwange Colliery Company Limited loss for six months to June this year grew to $7,8 million from $3,1 million reported in the same period last year, the company has said. Revenue dropped to $33 million from $40 million after coal sales declined to 765 000 tonnes from 913 000 tones during the first half of 2013, Hwange chairman Mr Farai Mutamangira said. Coal and coke prices also declined by an average 12 percent.

2014-10-01 Chicken Imports Threaten Poultry Industry
[The Herald]Zimbabwean shops have been relying on selling imported goods including meat products, some of which pose a health risk to customers. Some of the hazardous meat products include 'Chicken Cuts' that are packed in unlabelled packaging that only shows the date of expiry date of November 2015. The accepted international standard expiry date of poultry is only one year from the date of processing.

2014-10-01 Govt, WB Discuss Doing Business in Zim
[The Herald]Government has partnered the World Bank in organising a two-day long strategy workshop to examine the domestic experiences of doing business in Zimbabwe and find solutions to improve the business climate. Stakeholders from various sectors will meet at the Wild Geese Lodge today to examine the regulatory and administrative barriers to doing business. The workshop, which runs until tomorrow, will discuss measures to be adopted in the short, medium to long term to eliminate the administrative, legal and polic

2014-10-01 Chitungwiza, Epworth Residents Contest Demolitions
[The Herald]Chitungwiza residents have filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court seeking to stop the demolition of houses and business structures in the town by council officials in the absence of a court order. In an application by Chitungwiza Residents' Trust led by politician Mr Marvelous Khumalo, it is argued that council's actions were unlawful and that the court must stop the local authority from continuing with the demolitions and evictions.

2014-10-01 High Court Still to Rule On Gumbura Cases
[The Herald]The trial of Robert Martin Gumbura, the leader of RMG Independent End Time Message, accused of raping one of his congregants with the assistance of his secretary Tendai Ganyani, was yesterday postponed to November 21 pending his application for review at the High Court. Gumbura and Ganyani, through their lawyers Advocate Thembinkosi Magwaliba and Ms Rekai Maposa of Maposa, Ndomene and Maramba Legal Practitioners, had applied for discharge at the close of the State case and regional magistrate Ms Fadzai Mth

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