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Studio 7 Headlines, Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni, who was reinstated barely 24 hours ago, has been suspended once again by acting Local Government Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo following allegations that he blocked a council audit.

The High Court today turned down former MDC-T senator Matson Hlalo's application to annul the results of an internal election in which he lost the party's provincial chairmanship to Gift Banda, Bulawayo's deputy mayor. Indications are that Hlalo's dismissal from the party and subsequent recall from Senate is a reflection of internal fights within the MDC-T.

A cigar-wrapping tobacco auction floor has been set up in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province where 14 farmers, mostly women, engaged in cultivating the lucrative barley tobacco, will utilize the facility to sell their produce. The local farmers are happy that the auction floor is set to boost their income as they won’t travel long distances to sell the naturally-cured tobacco.

And this evening on the youth show, Time to Engage, we will feature Masipula Sithole, a Zimbabwean living in USA.

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This evening on Livetalk our hosts of the Connection Ntungamili Nkomo and Tatenda Gumbo will be talking with listeners about the Mandela Washington Fellowship program in which 60 Zimbabweans will be taking part this year. The program, targeting young African leaders, is the brain-child of U.S president Barack Obama.

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