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  • Courts and Law

    Former Minister Parirenyatwa’s freedom bid goes up in smoke

    A HARARE magistrate yesterday dismissed an application for removal from remand filed by former Health Minister David Parirenyatwa who is facing a charge of criminal abuse of office.Parirenyatwa, who was represented by Innocent Chingarande, told the court that the trial had failed to resume on several occasions and had been postponed 10 times due to the absence of the magistrate.The…

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  • Business Briefs

    Chiwenga kicks out entire NatPharm board and top officials

    VICE-PRESIDENT and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga has dissolved the National Pharmaceutical Company (NatPharm) board, while ministry principal director Gibson Mhlanga is in trouble over a Covid-19 material tender scam which sucked in Deputy Health minister John Mangwiro. Legally, a parastatal board is appointed and dissolved by the minister. The board, which was chaired by renowned medical practitioner Billy Rigava, comprising…

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  • Health

    Mangwiro denies abuse of office allegations

    HEALTH and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro has denied interfering in the bidding process for the supply of Covid-19 related materials by Young Health Care to the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) saying he only convened a meeting at night in August this year to establish what was causing delays at a time when infections were surging. In a…

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