HIT students protest over DStv, food

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By Blessings Mashaya Harare Institute of Technology (HIT) students yesterday staged a demonstration against poor living conditions and lack of entertainment — DStv. Harare Institute of Technology Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, the HIT’s Student Representative Council president, Saviour Machuwaire, blasted the varsity’s authorities, accusing them of refusing to address their concerns. “We have tried to engage the vice chancellor but he is failing to address our concerns as students,” he said. “We are facing poor Internet connection and we say a modern tertiary institution must have Internet connection,”…

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Guzah son’s trial stalls over interpreter

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By Tarisai Machakaire The trial of two Chinese nationals that reportedly shot and wounded legislator Keith Guzah’s son, Kevin, in a shoot-out failed to take off yesterday after the State failed to secure a Mandarin interpreter. Hurungwe West MP Keith Guzah’s son, Kevin who was in the company of a lady “friend” Kudzai, was allegedly shot on the hand by two Chinese nationals when they opened fire on a team that had robbed one of them of $8 500. The second complainant, Kudzai Nduku, who was in company of Guzah…

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Chihuri and mistress settle out of court

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By Yemurai Ushamba Commissioner-General Dr Augustine Chihuri who was said to be in “hiding,” yesterday sent his lawyer to court to answer to a $240 000 maintenance claim made by his mistress, Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu. Ms Sithulisiwe Mthimkhulu Dr Chihuri disappeared from the public space when he retired as the head of the country’s police force in December last year. He has also failed to attend parliamentary hearings, where he had been summoned to testify. Dr Chihuri’s mistress through her lawyer Mr Godfrey Nyoni of Moyo and Nyoni Associates last…

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Jumbo tramples woman to death

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A Lake Harvest employee in Kariba was trampled to death by an elephant on Wednesday last week while returning home from work with her colleagues. Police in Kariba confirmed the death of 43-year-old Wendy Nyamhunga. ZRP Kariba District’s commanding officer Chief Superintendent Rashai Munoda said in statement that Nyamhunga and her colleagues were walking home around 2200hrs when they were attacked by the elephant. “I can confirm that we have a report of a woman who died after an attack by an elephant near Lake Harvest,” she said. Chief Supt…

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Juvenile (12) escapes prison

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On Apr 10, 2018 136 1 By Chengeto Jani A boy from Makuvatsine village under Chief Masunda in Zvishavane was been jailed five years for theft and escaping from the Blue Hills Reformatory Institution in Gweru. The boy (12) was initially brought to court on 29 counts of theft and unlawful entry last month and was sent to Blue Hills Reformatory Institution in Gweru where he escaped. He proceeded to Mandava and stole four cellphones, three laptops and clothes. He appeared before Magistrate Shepherd Mjanja at Zvishavane Magistrates Court facing…

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Four new State universities to open

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By Martha Leboho Government has approved the opening of four new State universities countrywide in a move expected to consolidate Zimbabwe’s position as one of the countries with the highest number of institutions of higher learning in the region and beyond. Prof Murwira Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira said some of the universities have already started enrolling students. Professor Murwira was speaking at the Reformed Church University graduation ceremony last Friday where he capped 151 graduates. The four universities were Marondera University of…

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Man stabbed over infidelity

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On Apr 10, 2018 0 0 By Grace Nyoni Police in Gweru are investigating a case in which a 37-year-old man was fatally stabbed with a broken beer bottle on the neck by a fellow imbiber who accused him of having an affair with his wife. Acting Police Spokesperson for Midlands Province, Assistant Inspector, Ethel Mukwende, said the suspect, Washington Mtetwa immediately went into hiding after committing the crime. “Police are investigating a case in which one, Claudious Chikope (34) of Zaloba village in Vhungu, was fatally stabbed with a…

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‘Jail rowdy kombi drivers’

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By Tendai Rupapa A prosecutor has called for the incarceration of rowdy commuter omnibus drivers, saying their behaviour of driving recklessly was costing human lives and untold suffering in the country. Mr Isheunesu Mhiti said the unruly drivers were turning the country’s roads into a traffic jungle. He said this during aggravation following the conviction of Rexter Gurure, who was arrested while driving a commuter omnibus against the flow of traffic. Gurure (26) was sentenced to an effective two years in prison for reckless driving by magistrate Ms Barbra Mateko…

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More cops nabbed over fake fines book

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By Tarisai Machakaire Three more Avondale Police traffic section officers that reportedly cashed-in on motorists’ fines using a fake receipt book have been dragged to court. File picture of police roadblock in Zimbabwe The trio — Romeo Chipokosa, 32, Lloyd Makuni, 31, and Takuranashe Magomba, 36 — are jointly charged with Claudius Mazvimba, 35, and Blessmore Mushayahwaro, 30, who were released on $50 bail last week, over the same case, were charged with fraud when they appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. As part of bail conditions the group has…

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Immigration reviews visa requirements for US citizens

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Zimbabwe’s Immigration Department (Immigration) has reviewed visa fees for United States (US) citizens. File picture of Zimbabwean Immigration officers at work (Picture by Reuters) Under the new requirements, American tourists seeking to visit Zimbabwe will now have to pay $160 for a one year multiple entry visa, up from $55. The department previously charged $30 for a single entry visa issued on arrival, $45 for a double entry visa and $55 for a multiple entry visa. The new fees come after Zimbabwe and the US resolved to amend the visa…

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