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Govt reintroduces US dollars, blames coronavirus; pardoned murderer kills five-year-old nephews

THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has lifted its ban on the use of foreign currency in carrying out domestic transactions saying this was to facilitate ease of transacting during the current coronavirus period. The surprise policy pronouncement is among a slew of measures introduced by the apex bank ostensibly to prepare the nation for financial pressures brought by the global pandemic. In a Thursday statement, central bank governor John Mangudya said the directives come into effect immediately.

A CONVICTED murderer from Binga, who was released from jail though the Presidential Amnesty in 2018, has appeared in court for killing his two nephews. Themba Muleya (38) of Sikhalala Village under Chief Dobola was not asked to plead to two counts of murder when he appeared before Binga magistrate Mrs Portia Mhlanga-Moyo. He was remanded in custody to April 6 and is supposed to be examined by two psychiatrists. Prosecuting Mr Quiet Mpofu said Muleya armed himself with an axe last week on Thursday and killed his two nephews Vivid Muleya and Review Tshuma, both aged five

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John Mangudya Quiet Mpofu RBZ Sikhalala Village Themba Muleya

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