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GEORGE Nyirenda once again stole the spotlight when he scored an own goal for the second consecutive week as Caps United fell 1-0 to FC Platinum in a Chibuku Super Cup quarterfinal match at Mandava Stadium on Saturday. The defender separated the two sides early in the match when he beat his goalkeeper Tafadzwa Dube to grab another own goal as he had done the previous weekend against the same side in the 6-0 ZNA Charity Shield final defeat.
Onyekachi Wambu Correspondent AFRICANS have an obsession with land. And rightly so.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao says he no longer has ambition to seek public office but would like to serve the nation through providing "evidence-based research" to help the government reach informed decisions. Zhuwao made the claims in an interview with The Standard as speculation swirls that the formation of the Zhuwao Institute could be a subtle way of reinventing his floundering political career.
Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi's recent decision to review upwards the retirement age for military generals and other serving war veterans from 60 to 65 years, is unconstitutional, Veritas, a local lawyer grouping has said. Just over a week ago, Sekeramayi gazetted Statutory Instrument 134/2014 for non-commissioned members and Statutory Instrument 135/2014 for other officers spelling out the exception to the standard retirement age for members of the army and the air force.
Delta Beverages recently erected a billboard along Rekai Tangwena Road next to Dairibord Holdings' factory, advertising Super Sip, a ready to drink dairy beverage which was introduced onto the local market late last year to rival other existing dairy fruit flavoured beverages by Dairibord. The move by Delta Beverages to advertise competing beverage products in the vicinity of Dairibord Holdings' premises has not gone down well with the milk producer which manufactures Cascade, a competing nutritious dairy fruit mix.
Red dust puffs up as hundreds of fatigued, barefoot illegal gold miners march in single file, carrying hoes, picks and shovels. Women, schoolchildren, young and old men wade across the river to the eastern bank.
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe defied all odds when she graduated with the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Zimbabwe on Friday. News of her feat was received with surprise, even shock, by many who marvelled at how quickly she had worked on it and graduated.
Bogus municipal police officers are on the rampage in Harare's Central Business District, extorting money from unsuspecting street vendors. Harare Metropolitan Police Chief Inspector, Rachel Mawoyo, told a meeting of vendors and council officials in Harare on Thursday that her office was aware that there were bogus municipal police who were confiscating goods and extorting money from vendors in the city.
In his traditional interviews granted to ZTV every February to mark his birthday, President Mugabe this year said he was sticking on to the leadership of his party and therefore country because he was afraid his party would disintegrate due to factional fissures that have been growing deeper by the day. He also confirmed that, even at the age of 90, he did not want anyone to discuss his retirement or succession because it was not yet due -- that he was still around and not going anywhere! Mugabe said: "But why should it [succession] be discussed when it's not due? Is it due? Well, the leadership still exists that runs the country.
Innscor Africa, which operates franchised fast foods and Spar retail outlets in Zimbabwe and the region, last week said it was reviewing its strategy after taking an earnings knock from declining economic fundamentals and an increasingly competitive environment. The Zimbabwe-listed company operates bakeries, Chicken Inn, Nando's and other franchised fast food counters in Zimbabwe and the southern African region.
Despite costing $3.6 billion, the can of coke I purchased in Harare some years back tasted no different to the Auckland $2 variety. Still, it was a bargain as the price the following day jumped by a hundred million Zimbabwe dollars.
THE government does not want tourists visiting the country taken to private hospitals in cases of emergencies because this was a "security threat", it was revealed this week. In August, three Australian tourists and their German pilot were injured after a six-seater Cessna aircraft crashed soon after take-off from Victoria Falls airport.
T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai is unlikely to be contested at congress in October amid revelations Mr Elias Mudzuri, who was eyeing party presidency, is developing cold feet. Reliable sources within the MDC-T say while Mr Mudzuri was fast backtracking on his ambitions, other senior party members were tearing each other apart as the race hots up.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, on Friday graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree at a colourful function at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. Grace's stunning achievement comes as a shock to most Zimbabweans who had gotten used to juicy stories of her challenges on the academic front.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe,90, stopped over in Singapore for a medical check-up on his way from a week-long China trip,the Zimbabwe Independent has learnt. Top government sources said Mugabe took advantage of the China trip to go to Singapore where he was attended to by his doctors.
A DARING commuter allegedly pushed the driver of a pirate taxi out of the vehicle and drove off to his intended destination after the two rowed over the route, a Gweru court heard on Wednesday. The man, Loopture George, 25, of Ascot in Gweru, appeared before regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing charges of car-jacking and driving without a licence.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:29 am
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