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Will Mnangagwa redeem himself? Students reject Muchinguri as Higher Education minister World Bank to audit Zim civil service The Zim ad nominated for top award No school place for MDC children Zanu (PF) chairmen cry foul after alleged Mugabe plot

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Will Mnangagwa redeem himself?

via Will Mnangagwa redeem himself? – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 18, 2014 It was Mark Twain who once said: “I have seen so many troubles in my life, most of which never happened.” The last three months have been quite tiring with

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World Bank to audit Zim civil service

via World Bank to audit Zim civil service – DailyNews Live 18 DECEMBER 2014 by KUDZAI CHAWAFAMBIRA HARARE – Zimbabwe will engage the World Bank on its plans to audit the civil service, as the country moves to curb its excessive recurrent expenditure,

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The Zim ad nominated for top award

via The Zim ad nominated for top award 17 December 2014 The much-acclaimed and multi-award-winning 2009 advertising campaign for The Zimbabwean newspaper has been nominated for inclusion in the 15 top adverts of the 21st century. Dubbed the Trillion Dollar Campaign,

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No school place for MDC children

via No school place for MDC children 17 December 2014 Cheunzwe High School in Murewa recently turned away an aspiring form one pupil because his family supports the MDC. Gorden Mutize, the MDC-T Mashonaland East organising secretary, told The Zimbabwean that

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Zanu (PF) chairmen cry foul after alleged Mugabe plot

via Zanu (PF) chairmen cry foul after alleged Mugabe plot 17 December 2014 More than 100 Zanu (PF) district chairpersons, who were suspended ahead of the party’s congress on allegations of supporting Joice Mujuru in her alleged plot to oust President

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Windfall for Zanu PF workers

via Windfall for Zanu PF workers – NewsDay Zimbabwe December 18, 2014 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s cash-strapped Zanu PF has pledged to pay all its workers’ outstanding salaries and bonuses before year-end. This was revealed by newly-appointed Zanu PF secretary for administration

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Elective congress becomes ejective

via Elective congress becomes ejective 17 December 2014 In October, Mnangagwa was in a car crash with a bus belonging to Parirenyatwa hospital. From the citizenry, there was hardly a gasp of horror. Many suspected this to be, as they say

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The man behind the smile

via The man behind the smile 17 December 2014 Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa. Liberation war hero, lawyer, crown prince. Having watched Joice Mujuru’s heels for most of the succession race, Mnangagwa, who is widely believed to be Mugabe’s fixer, blew away his

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VP paid for life

via VP paid for life 17 December 2014 The Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, has set a target to reduce the government wage bill from 82% of total revenue to 35% by 2018 which, at the rate the state spends money,

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Do they fear us?

via Do they fear us? 17 December 2014 So it’s all over? Don’t you believe it. Nothing in this life is that certain. Politics in Zimbabwe is especially unpredictable and the bigger, real issues are even more intractable. We’ve seen one

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Mnangagwa poison attempt! Really?

via Mnangagwa poison attempt! Really? 17 December 2014 As old age takes its toll, President Robert Mugabe’s utterances are becoming increasingly bizarre. Sounding like a hapless spin doctor for Emmerson Mnangagwa, he told Zanu (PF) supporters last week that some people

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Are the new VPs prepared to serve?

via Are the new VPs prepared to serve? 17 December 2014 I must first congratulate the two gentlemen who have been appointed as vice presidents, but I do so with serious reservations about their ability to change our politics from those

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Graceland sprouts all over the city

via Graceland sprouts all over the city 17 December 2014 Harare City Council is losing an average 10 pieces of land every day to Zanu (PF) cooperatives using Grace Mugabe’s name, says the deputy mayor, Thomas Muzuwa. In the run-up to

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Mnangagwa, Grace plot takeover

via Mnangagwa, Grace plot takeover 17 December 2014 Emmerson Mnangagwa is plotting to take over as president soon and has managed to secure the support of Grace Mugabe by promising to make her vice president in 2018. Zanu (PF) insiders told The

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