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Lecturers call off strike

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DR GODFREY GANDAWA

DR GODFREY GANDAWA

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
LECTURERS at the country’s state universities have called off their job action after the government re-assured them that they would be getting their bonuses this week. The lecturers and non-teaching staff downed tools two weeks ago in protest over unpaid bonuses and January salaries.

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Met Dept allays drought fears

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droughtCharity Ruzvidzo Chronicle Reporter
THE Meteorological Services Department yesterday said it is too early to make a conclusion on the prospect of drought in parts of the country arguing that the rainy season officially ends first week of April.

Responding to widespread fears of a possible drought raised by farmers in southern parts of the country as...

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Mzila takes over from Misihairabwi-Mushonga

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Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
THE Professor Washman Ncube-led MDC’s standing committee met in Bulawayo at the weekend and confirmed party’s deputy secretary general Moses Mzila Ndlovu as the new secretary general taking over from Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga who resigned two weeks ago.

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Mnangagwa to lead clean-up campaign in Vic Falls

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Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa

Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
ZANU-PF deputy secretary for environment, Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa will today lead a clean-up campaign in Victoria Falls in preparation for President Mugabe’s birthday celebrations this weekend.

Cde Mnangagwa, who is also Zanu-PF candidate for the forthcoming Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituency...

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Comedian to revive Cotton Country Inn

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Showbiz Reporter
ENTREPRENEUR and award winning comedian Carl Joshua Ncube has taken over management of Cotton Country Inn in Kadoma in a move expected to revive the hotel.

The comedian, who also hosts the Carl Can Cook cooking show together with his wife Nelsy, said taking over the boutique hotel was a culmination of a working relationship with the...

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Mum of 3 admits herdsman’s hand in ex’s murder

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A BULILIMA woman who stabbed her drunken ex-husband to death yesterday told a court that she killed him with the assistance of a herdsman. Dorris Ngwenya, 28, of Tokwana area, had initially told police she wrestled her husband alone, and disarmed him before plunging the knife into his chest in self defence.

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Illegal Ethiopian immigrants remanded

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
POLICE have arrested nine illegal Ethiopian immigrants in Beitbridge who were enroute to South Africa through an illegal crossing point along the Limpopo River.

The group is alleged to have entered the country illegally on February, 19.

They were intercepted on Monday morning at Bubye village, some 80km along the...

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Sodomy suspect remanded

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A MAGISTRATE yesterday questioned the sanity of a Fort Rixon man who allegedly sodomised his five-year old female niece. Bishop Ndlovu, 28, appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Sibongile Msipa-Marondedze facing a charge of aggravated indecent assault.

Ndlovu pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to March 6 before...

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Butterphly heads for Byo homecoming party

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Showbiz Reporter
FORMER Big Brother Africa (BBA) Hotshot housemate and radio personality Butterphly (real name Tariro Mharapara) is heading to Bulawayo on Saturday for a homecoming party.

The party, being held at Club Forty40, will see Butterphly mingling with her fans who never got the opportunity to see her after the reality show in December last...

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‘Criminal defamation unconstitutional’

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JONATHAN MOYO

Prof Moyo

Nduduzo Tshuma  Political Editor
THE Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has said the view that criminal defamation remains valid as a result of last Thursday’s Constitutional Court declaration is both untenable and unsustainable.According to reports last week, the Constitutional Court...

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Parly delegation to ACP-EU castigates sanctions extension on First Family

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Dr Grace Mugabe

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
ZIMBABWE’S Parliamentary delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), has castigated the extension of sanctions against President Mugabe and the First Family by the European Union (EU).In a statement yesterday, head of the delegation, who is also the Mberengwa East member of the National...

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Zanu-PF will not be blackmailed by errant MPs: Kasukuwere

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Saviour Kasukuwere

Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Felex Share Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF will not hesitate to fire errant Members of Parliament because the party is on solid ground to win any by-election, national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere has said. He told our sister paper The Herald at the weekend that the revolutionary party would not be blackmailed by people who...

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Mliswa to stand as an independent

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temba mliswaMolline Gagare Chronicle Reporter
FORMER Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson, Temba Mliswa, is set to stand as an independent candidate in Hurungwe West constituency following his expulsion from the party last week.Mliswa and his uncle Didymus Mutasa, who lost his secretary for administration post following Zanu PF’s Congress last D...

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28 gold leakages identified

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Cde Mnangagwa

Cde Mnangagwa

Midlands Correspondent
GOVERNMENT has identified leakages in the mining sector that have resulted in gold output dropping from 26 tonnes to only three tonnes per annum in recent years, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.Speaking at the official launch of the campaign rallies for Zanu-PF candidate for Chirumanzu Zibagwe...

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Foetus dumped near police camp canteen

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Marvelous Moyo  Gwanda Correspondent
A FOETUS was found dumped at the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Old Camp in Gwanda Town on Friday last week in a suspected case of abortion.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident.No suspect has been arrested in connection with the matter.

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Granddad dons 3 condoms, rapes grandchild

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Marvelous Moyo  Gwanda Correspondent
A 73-YEAR-OLD man allegedly put on three condoms and raped his 12-year-old granddaughter, a magistrate heard.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the juvenile but is from Fort Rixon area, appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza to answer to charges of raping his granddaughter.

He denied the...

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Call for transparency in handling 21st donations

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Victoria Falls Reporter
SPEAKER of the National Assembly Cde Jacob Mudenda has called for transparency in handling donations meant for the 21st February Movement celebrations saying there were some people who are bent on stealing food and donations at national events.Cde Mudenda, who is also a Politburo member, said this while addressing hundreds...

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6 shortlisted for NRZ GM

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Pamela Shumba  Senior Reporter
THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) conducted interviews for a new general manager and two directors at the weekend, with the struggling parastatal hoping to revive it’s operations when Cabinet approves its revival plan.The parastatal’s chairman, Engineer Alvord Mabena, told Chronicle on Friday that they would a...

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Headmistress defrauds school of $1,000

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
THE headmistress at Chikumbiro Primary School in Gweru has been dragged to court for allegedly defrauding the school of more than $1,000.
Tariro Matongo, 49, the school head and Adolph Venancio Jerasi Fari Dube, 58, a former School Development Committee Chairperson appeared before Provincial Magistrate Phathekile...

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VP Mnangagwa to resolve Zisco revival hurdles

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Acting President Cde Mnangagwa

Cde Mnangagwa

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa will meet Essar Holdings executives this week to resolve hurdles delaying the resuscitation of Zisco. Speaking at the official launch of the campaign for Zanu-PF candidate for Chirumanzu-Zibagwe constituency parliamentary by-elections, Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa at...

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Cops, villagers clash in Silobela gold rush

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goldPatrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief
A gold rush in Wozoli area, Silobela has left scores of gold panners injured as the community fight against a local businessman, Vurayai Marima, who is claiming ownership of the gold claim.Chronicle visited Wozoli area where more than 10 villagers showed the news crew scars on their bodies from battles with...

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Vic Falls youths set tone for President’s bash

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
YOUTHS in Victoria Falls on Saturday set the ball rolling for President Mugabe’s 91st birthday celebrations with a march across town.
The march which started at Moringa shops in Mkhosana Township at 9am, has set the tone for a celebratory mood in the resort town which will host the celebrations...

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Education director rejects cellphones in classrooms

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cellphonesLoveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
SCHOOL pupils will not be allowed to use cellphones in class if a proposal to allow the gadgets in schools is approved, Bulawayo provincial education director Dan Moyo has said.He said pupils would use their cellphones during break time, lunch hour and after hours.

Moyo said use of cellphones in class would be...

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Court refuses to protect woman from husband’s lover

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nyundoThubelihle Mabhena Court Reporter
A Bulawayo magistrate has dismissed an application by a woman who wanted the court to bar a “small house” from having an affair with her husband.Estelle Bazaya hauled her husband’s mistress Qondani Dube of Makokoba to court seeking a protection order barring her from having an affair with Gerald Bazaya.

Bazaya of...

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Soldier loses testicle in fight with woman

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
A soldier stationed at HQ 1 Brigade in Harare lost a testicle after a female neighbour hit him with a log when he demanded isitshwala at her homestead.The hungry gunner Godknows Mathe, 29, of Jambezi under Chief Shana was operated on at Colliery Hospital in Hwange to remove the testicle following the attack.

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Kids watch as man shoots lover’s sister dead

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A BULILIMA man based in South Africa allegedly opened fire on his lover’s sister, killing her on the spot and wounding her one-year-old baby while her two other children aged nine and four years watched.Frank Sibanda, 28, who is from Masendu area in Bulilima accused the woman, Prisca Ndebele, 33, of...

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Artistes are fools, Stunner says

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SELF proclaimed king of Zim hip hop, Stunner has lashed out at artistes who offer what he calls cheap labour to promoters calling them fools that are destroying the music industry.In a Facebook rant on Stunner Da Des ebony porn page, supposedly aimed at Zimdancehall artistes, Stunner said one hit wonder artistes approach...

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Zim film producers ‘ready for digitalisation’

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
INDEPENDENT film producers say they are ready for digitalisation as they have the requisite skills and equipment to produce cutting edge programmes that are of regional and international standards.This follows concerns raised by Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo that...

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Top lawyer sucked in mine wrangle

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Sindiso Mazibisa

Sindiso Mazibisa

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO lawyer Sindiso Mazibisa — currently suspended from practice — has been sucked in a gold mine wrangle in Filabusi. Mazibisa, a senior partner at the Cheda & Partners law firm which has been placed under voluntary curatorship to allow investigations into alleged malpractices by the...

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Zanu-PF pays tribute to President Mugabe

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
PRESIDENT Mugabe turns 91 years today with his Zanu-PF party paying tribute to him for striving to meet the people’s aspirations and fulfilling his promises especially returning the land to the majority.

Zanu-PF secretary for information and publicity Cde Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday said the party...

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