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588 returning Zimbabweans on forced quarantine – Govt

By Staff Reporter

ATLEAST 588 Zimbabweans have been taken into compulsory quarantine with Bulawayo higher learning institutions playing host to the majority.

According to Information Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana, the number of returning locals who have been taken to ZIPAM, Darwendale was now 72.

 

This follows the whisking away of 32 locals who landed Monday at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while returning from different world destinations, among them, countries worst affected by Covid-19.

The country has since confirmed 17 cases of the dreaded disease and three deaths.

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GMAZ engages police to facilitate smooth roller meal delivery, enforce social distancing

By Staff Reporter

THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has engaged police to allow uninhibited movement of mealie meal delivery trucks and shop workers at a time locals were being restricted from leaving their homes as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.

In a statement Friday, GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara said the arrangement will also see police provide security during purchase of roller meal.

The move, according to the millers group, is to allow authorities to enforce the recommended social distancing in mealie meal queues as a measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Musarara said the supply of roller meal shall be done based on a zonal system in the country’s seven main hotspots namely Harare, Mutare, Bulawayo, Marondera, Kwekwe, Gweru and Chitungwiza,” he said.

“This arrangement will provide for more shops to receive and sell maize-meal so that consumers buy the product in their respective areas of residence.

“Police will provide the necessary passage and will deploy details to oversee the delivery and selling of the maize-meal.”

He added, “This exercise is vital in ensuring social distancing during queuing and will allow more households to buy the product at their nearest retail shop.”

In a separate statement, ZRP chief of staff (operations), Commissioner Isaac Tayengwa said State security agents deployed for the National Lockdown Operation had been directed to facilitate the passage of employees and transporters involved in delivering the mealie-meal.

“This arrangement will minimise movement of people to and from cities and towns and reduce congestion as the commodity is made available at various points.

“The system will allow the consumers to access the commodity from supermarkets and retail shops in areas where they stay,” he said.

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Top magistrate off the hook as state withdraws criminal abuse charges

By Staff Reporter

SUSPENDED Chief Magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe (pictured) has been let off the hook after the state moved to withdraw its criminal abuse of office charges against the embattled court official.

Guvamombe was last year arrested and charged with the offence after he admitted to working as interns within Harare courts, former government ministers Saviour Kasukuwere and Supa Mandiwanzira.

The two were facing offences related to alleged corruption during their time in government and were also pursuing law studies at university.

The state felt by allowing the politicians proximity to courts of law as court officials albeit on a temporary basis, they were likely to interfere with the prosecution of their cases.

Guvamombe was also facing charges of attempting to defeat the course of justice after he allegedly directed a subordinate, Elijah Makomo, to recuse himself in a trial involving his alleged business partner’s son.

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Govt mulls law to punish false abduction alarmists

By Staff Reporter

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government, under fire for alleged abductions on critics and activists, could soon emerge with a law to punish the media and any other Zimbabwean making unsubstantiated claims of State enforced disappearances.

This was said by Home Affairs Minister Cain Mathema in an interview with State media.

Mathema’s comments follow the alleged abduction by State agents and five day disappearance of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors’ Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi (pictured).

The Minister dismissed Magombeyi’s alleged abduction as “outright lies”.

The incident has angered the State amid claims the abduction incident was staged-managed and calculated to soil the image of the Zanu PF led administration in the eyes of the international community.

Mathema says a law was best remedy to stop the claims.

“We need to craft laws to penalise anyone who makes false allegations against the Government,” he said.

“Anybody who lies against the State must go to jail. We can’t have a situation where anyone can say anything and walk scot-free. This nonsense must stop.”

The government minister said any such law will also govern what is shared on social media.

He cautioned the media, human rights lawyers and civic groups against interfering with current police investigations around Magombeyi’s claims of abduction.

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Drag & Drop Feature

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

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On her way she met a copy

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

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A small river named Duden

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way.

On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country. But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again.

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