Top news items in major Zimbabwean media outlets

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HARARE, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The following are the news highlights in Zimbabwe's major media outlets on Wednesday:

-- The Zimbabwe government will evacuate at least 171 Zimbabweans from South Africa following the death of two locals in ongoing xenophobic violence. (The Herald)

-- Zimbabwe's capital city, Harare, has torched a storm following its proposal to increase water charges by at least 900 percent, while some ratepayers will now be charged in foreign currency.

Water charges will increase from 80 Zimbabwe cents to 7 Zimbabwe dollars per cubic meter. (The Herald)

-- Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's burial has reportedly been postponed indefinitely as haggling over his burial place rages on, amid fresh developments that chiefs from his Gushungo clan want him buried secretly at a sacred place in his ancestral home in Zvimba, in line with their tradition.

Mugabe died last Friday in Singapore at the age of 95 and, according to government, was due to be buried on Sunday. (NewsDay)

--Chinese firm Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Limited (Afecc) says it is still mobilizing funds for the Harare-Beitbridge and Harare-Chirundu highways dualization. (NewsDay) Enditem

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