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Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

Local prisons grappling with a shortage of plates

LOCAL prisons which have long coped with food shortages have a new problem: Not enough plates to serve the scarce food. Hard-core criminals such as murderers and rapists are worst hit, said Zimbabwe Prisons Service spokeswoman Elizabeth Banda. At some maximum security prisons, there is just one plate for up […]

Zanu PF purges continue

Zanu PF purges continue

THE Zanu PF Mashonaland West youth league has allegedly passed a vote of no-confidence against its chairperson, Vengai Musengi, and two other provincial executive members for allegedly disrespecting President Robert Mugabe and First Lady Grace. The move, which follows recommendations from the women’s league to kick out Musengi and his team […]

War vets demand answers from Mugabe

War vets demand answers from Mugabe

WAR veterans want President Robert Mugabe to establish a commission of enquiry to flush out senior Zanu PF officials with Rhodesian connections holding onto land in and around the country’s urban centres on behalf of “ex-Rhodies”. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA)  secretary-general Victor […]

Zimbabwe govt to start taxing farm beneficiaries

Zimbabwe govt to start taxing farm beneficiaries

ZIMBABWE is set to start taxing beneficiaries of its land reform programme, as the government tries to expand its revenue base, which has been shrunk by low employment levels and struggling businesses. Fifteen years after the much maligned fast track land reform programme, the southern African country says it expects to […]