NetOne Offers University Students A Cheaper Data Bundle

State-owned mobile network operator, NetOne, has launched “Dzidzo”, a data bundle for University students accessible at a discounted cost. The 5GB bundle costs only ZWL$1 000 and will be valid for a week. The bundle is cheaper than the 5GB monthly bundle which goes for ZWL$4 400. In a statement on Thursday, NetOne head of marketing and public relations, Roselyn Chisveto, said: The Dzidzo bundle will only be valid for a week. It will be accessed via the *171# platform by numbers in the student class of service. A separate…

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ZEC States Reasons For Postponement Of The Mobile Voter Registration Process

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has issued a statement clarifying the reasons behind the postponement of the Mobile Voter Registration process. The statement is issued after local media reported that the commission apologised for “depriving thousands of prospective first-time voters an opportunity to participate in the upcoming by-elections after it failed to provide adequate and accessible registration centres throughout the country.” In a statement, ZEC said it communicated these reasons with stakeholders on 24 Nov 2021. News Flash presents the statement issued by ZEC’s Acting Chief Elections Officer J. P.…

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Rape Case Trial: Court Plays Audio In Which T Freddy Begs For Mercy

The trial of Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder, Tapiwa Freddy continued with audio in which a man believed to be Freddy is begging the complainant not to report the matter to the police. The trial which kicked off on Thursday continued this Friday with the state playing a one-hour 38-minute-long audio recording in which Freddy allegedly met the complainant and her aunt in Chendambuya discussing the way forward on the alleged rape case. In the audio, a man believed to be Freddy is heard repeatedly begging the complainant not to…

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Bona Mugabe Chikore Disowns Social Media Accounts

Bona Chikore, the daughter of the late former president, Robert Mugabe, has disowned several social media accounts that are using her name. At least 50 different social media accounts, across different platforms, are using the ‘Bona Mugabe’ name. Reads a statement by her lawyers, Venturas & Samukange Legal Practitioners: Our client advises that her name has of late been unlawfully, without her knowledge and consent been ascribed to several accounts on several social media platforms, in particular, Facebook and Instagram…Our client is not a media personality. She is and has…

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Harare Closes The Intersection Of Samora Machel & Rotten Row Rd This Saturday

The City of Harare has announced that it will be temporarily closing the intersection of Samora and Rotten Row Road this Saturday to pave way for emergency maintenance works on water and road infrastructure. While others commended the local government authority for mulling the move, some said Harare could have done the maintenance at night to ensure minimal interruption to business. Pindula News presents the city’s notice: PUBLIC NOTICE Dear Residents The intersection of Samora Machel and Rotten Row Road will this Saturday 8 January be temporarily closed at 0600hrs…

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FUEL: ZERA Scraps Mandatory Petrol Blending

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The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) on Friday announced the suspension of mandatory petrol blending. The authority made the announcement in a statement that also announced a downward review of fuel prices. Zimbabwe introduced mandatory petrol blending in 2011, and by 2014 the blended petrol grade E15 was available on the market. The introduction of mandatory blending came against the backdrop of fuel crises, and the need to promote local investments. Announcing the suspension, ZERA said: The public and operators are advised that the blending ratio has been reviewed from E…

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Matanga reshuffles ZRP top brass

POLICE Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has reshuffled his deputies to new portfolios as part of efforts to strengthen the organisation’s performance “in line with government’s vision 2030”. National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the reassignments in a statement yesterday. Part of the statement read: “Deputy Commissioner-General Stephen Mutamba from operations has been transferred to administration as the deputy Commissioner-General (administration). Deputy Commissioner-General Mind Elliot Ngirandi from crime has been reassigned to the human resources department as Deputy Commissioner-General (human resources). Deputy Commissioner-General Learn Ncube from administrations has been reassigned…

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T Freddy Denies Raping Radio Presenter

Goodness and Mercy Ministries church leader Tapiwa Freddy has pleaded not guilty to the rape charges when his trial opened at the Harare Magistrates Court on Thursday morning. Freddy is accused of raping and physically abusing his ex-girlfriend, Rutendo Makuti known as Sisi Ruru, who is a radio presenter. Tapiwa Freddy, popularly known as Prophet T Freddy, told the court that he had consensual sexual intercourse with the woman in question.  He claims that the accusations arose after he sought to terminate their love relationship. The Herald reports that the…

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89,000 border jumpers arrested

At least 89,000 people have so far been arrested in an ongoing police operation to tackle cross-border crime amid increased security along the country’s borders. Code-named “No to cross-border crimes / Fhasi Ngananan Cannon / Criminal Border Crushes / Criminal Offenses Boundaries” The operation was launched last year by targeting those who violate immigration law. Already, some of the suspects have been fined while others are expected to appear in court after being vetted. Police have since warned the public against using illegal exit and entry points that they will…

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Mother And Baby Trampled To Death By Elephant

A mother and her six-month-old baby were both trampled to death by a stray elephant on New Year’s Day in Kushinga B village under Chief Musikavanhu, Chipinge, police have confirmed. Shylet Muyambo (22) and her baby girl died on the spot when an elephant that was part of a herd charged and trampled them. Police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Wiseman Chinyoka said Muyambo was coming from her sister Charity Muyambo’s (25) homestead in the same village, at around 6 PM when she was attacked by the jumbo. Said Chinyoka: It is…

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