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Studio 7 Headlines, Monday, July 25, 2016

The Movement for Democratic Change’s Youth Assembly has declared August the month of public protests saying this is the only way to press President Robert Mugabe to leave office. They accuse Mr. Mugabe of allegedly running down the country, which was once considered a jewel of Africa.

The government says it is investigating moves by some war veterans to dump President Mugabe amid reports that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dismissed as “nonsensical” calls for the president to step down for allegedly failing to run Zimbabwe. The state is looking into the origins of a stinging communique issued after the war veterans convened a meeting in which they attacked Mr. Mugabe.

A mother of five, Linda Masarira, who was once described by police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Charity Charamba, as a hooligan soon after she was arrested on July 6 with several other people during nationwide public protests, has been in remand prison for almost a month. Masarira is facing charges of engaging in violent protests organized by Pastor Evan Mawarire of #thisflag and Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign. Her children are now living from hand to mouth.

And Highlanders beat Harare City to win its first trophy this year.

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