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A Zanu PF lawmaker and former official of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Munyaradzi Kereke, has been found guilty of raping his wife’s niece. Harare magistrate, Noel Mupeiwa, acquitted him of allegedly indecently assaulting the minor’s sister. He is expected to be sentenced this afternoon.

Pastor Evan Mawarire of #ThisFlag movement and Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign are calling for another shutdown this week amid threats by the government to censor social media.

Botswana says it will await Zimbabwe’s brief on the current instability in the country, adding that it is always ready to welcome refugees from the neighboring nation like what it did during the liberation war and when some Zimbabweans were fleeing Gukurahundi atrocities in the 1980s. Zimbabweans are protesting over the declining economy, saying they are now struggling to make ends meet.

Some protesters, who were arrested last week for staging a mass stay away over Zimbabwe’s economic decay amid calls for President Robert Mugabe to step down for allegedly failing to run the country, have been granted bail. At the same time, Tajamuka-Sesijikile Campaign spokesperson, Promise Mkwanazi, has been granted $300 bail for allegedly staging a protest outside Choppies Supermaket said to be owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.

Zimbabwe Banking and Allied Workers Union join retrenched BankABC workers express their dismay over the bank's decision to demand that all retrenched workers who still have outstanding loans pay up or have their properties attached.

And Zimbabwe’s rugby squad, the Sables, are in danger of missing out of the World Cup qualifiers for the first time in 36 years.

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This evening on Livetalk our hosts Blessing Zulu and Gibbs Dube will be talking with listeners about police brutality in Zimbabwe as videos of police assaulting protesters circulate on social media. Some of the videos are hard to watch as police beat up a woman, who claims to have health problems.

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Studio 7 Headlines, Monday, July 11, 2016
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