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176kg Mbanje haul in Masvingo

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mbanjeWalter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
POLICE in Masvingo have arrested six suspected drug peddlers from Mucheke suburb after they found them in possession of 176 kg of dagga.The street value of the drug haul could not be ascertained by the time of going to Press yesterday.

Masvingo acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Nkululeko Nduna...

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PSMAS AGM to appoint new directors

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Mavis Gumbo

Paidamoyo Chipunza Harare Bureau
THE Premier Service Medical Aid Society will next week hold its Annual General Meeting following the adoption of the interim management’s report covering June 2014 to May 2015 at a special meeting held in Harare last week.PSMAS head of communications and stakeholder relations Mavis Gumbo said the AGM,...

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Mangoma accuser bashed

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e mangomaTakunda Maodza Harare Bureau
A MAN who accused MDC Renewal Team treasurer-general Elton Mangoma of cheating with his wife was severely assaulted by thuggish youths at the party’s Harare offices yesterday.Believe Tevera, whose wife Yemurai Maravanyika was enticed by Mangoma leaving him with their year-old son, had gone to the MDC-T Renewal Team...

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Zanu-PF officials expulsion: More by-elections loom

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Dr Chombo

Dr Chombo

Farirai Machivenyika Harare Bureau
THREE more by-elections for National Assembly seats loom following the expulsion of seven Zanu-PF officials by the party’s Politburo last week.The sacked officials were part of the Joice Mujuru-led cabal accused of plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe ahead of the watershed 6th National People’s C...

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$370k fraudster on the run

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
A BULAWAYO man is on the run after he allegedly swindled a city company of more than $375,000 using fraudulent documents at the High Court.Wishes Nyoni of Fortune’s Gate suburb, who is a co-director but non-shareholder at Eyeland Trading, allegedly misrepresented himself as the company’s secretary and got maj...

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One year in jail for mum beater

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A BULILIMA man, 29, will spend the next year in prison for assaulting his mother, 60, for restraining him from beating up her grandson after donkeys strayed into his garden.Mabhikwa Sibanda of Mangarame area struck the old woman with an iron rod on the head for protecting his brother’s son.

She sustained...

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Ex-Gwanda South MP Orders Mlilo Dies

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
FORMER Gwanda South Member of Parliament Cde Orders Shakespeare Mlilo has died.
He was 64.His brother and family spokesperson, Engineer George Mlilo said Cde Mlilo succumbed to heart problems and died on admission to Premier Hospital in Bulawayo yesterday.

“He passed on in the morning (yesterday) at around 3AM on a...

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Man hangs self after fiancée blows lobola money

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
A 44-YEAR-OLD man from Gutu, who was planning to pay lobola for his girlfriend on Saturday, allegedly hanged himself after his would be wife blew $1,500 meant for the bride price, police confirmed yesterday.Norman Muza of Mpandawana Growth Point found out through a message on his cellphone that his girlfriend...

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Life after Generations has been sweet: Dineo

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
FORMER Generations star, Dineo Mashaba (real name Katlego Danke) who was fired from the soapie along with 16 other actors last year says she is now focusing more on producing, directing and motherhood.Danke, mother to an eight-month-old son, was in Bulawayo with fellow actress Zinthle Ncipha (Kamo in Rhythm...

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‘Zim rebuilding its economy’

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‘Zim rebuilding its economy’

VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
VICE-PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko said Zimbabwe is in the process of rebuilding its economy through creating markets for its products after going through the critical stage of political freedom following a successful land reform programme.In an interview yesterday, VP Mphoko,...

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Reconsider land lease clause: MP

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Cde Zindi

Harare Bureau
The government should reconsider a provision in land leases that empowers the responsible minister to unilaterally revoke the lease as that has the effect of creating uncertainty, Parliament heard last week.Mutasa South MP Cde Irene Zindi (Zanu-PF) said most farmers would have invested a lot on the farm and the existence of...

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Tsvangirai a failed leader, says Biti

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Mr Tsvangirai

Yoliswa Dube Chronicle Reporter
MDC Renewal Team front man, Tendai Biti, yesterday dismissed his former boss, Morgan Tsvangirai, as a failed leader driven by an illusion for power which he said cost the MDC-T the chance to unseat Zanu-PF in previous elections.Biti, speaking at a public lecture to commemorate Africa Day in Bulawayo’s L...

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Guard jailed for killing colleague over hoe

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Vincent Mpofu

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO security guard, who fatally struck his workmate with a steel rod in a row over a hoe, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.
Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maxwell Takuva last week convicted Vincent Mpofu, 46, of Steeldale area of murder with constructive intent for killing Enock...

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Bulawayo Prison gets $12,000 donation

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Raj Modi

Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO business tycoon Raj Modi yesterday donated groceries worth $12,000 to Bulawayo Prison and 600 bags of cement for the construction of the Landa John Nkomo Clinic in Tsholotsho.The donation coincided with the official opening of Modi’s new Wholesale Centre Liquor Hub business, which was officially opened by V...

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No takers for Mahatshula Clinic

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
Bulawayo City Council’s multi-million dollar Mahatshula Clinic is fast turning into a white elephant after failing to attract takers to run the health institution which has been lying idle for years.The local authority is now inviting tenders again for the lease of the clinic.

BCC failed to run the clinic since...

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Diplomats urge Africa to remain united

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Mawampanga Mwana Nanga

Mawampanga Mwana Nanga

Harare Bureau
Zimbabweans join the rest of the continent today in commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the African Union (formerly Organisation of African Unity). Africa Day comes amid calls by African diplomats accredited to the country for the continent to remain united if it is to solve economic and political challenges...

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Byo snubs Big Nuz

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Byo snubs Big Nuz

Big Nuz members Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo and Mzi “Danger” Tshomela on stage at the City Hall in Bulawayo

Kusile Madlela Showbiz Reporter
AFTER gathering strength to make the long trip to Zimbabwe from Durban, South Africa’s Big Nuz member Mashesha failed to perform at both the Beitbridge and Bulawayo shows due to illness.

Big Nuz was in the...

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Khaya moyo questions Tsvangirai’s sanity

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Cde Simon Khaya Moyo

Cde Simon Khaya Moyo

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
ZANU-PF Politburo member, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo yesterday questioned MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s sanity following the opposition politican’s campaign urging voters to spoil ballot papers in the June 10 by-elections.

Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Jimila Business centre in Tsholotsho as part...

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Prof Ncube accuses West of sponsoring conflict

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Prof Ncube accuses West of sponsoring conflict

Nduduzo Tshuma
MDC leader Professor Welshman Ncube has uncharacteristically accused western countries of sponsoring conflict in Africa under the guise of “helping the people” when in actual fact they would be plundering resources.

Prof Ncube is one of the founding members of the original MDC in 1999, a party formed on generous British and American...

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MDC-T shifts goalposts over electoral reforms

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Douglas Mwonzora

Douglas Mwonzora

Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent
IN a sign of indecisiveness, MDC-T has shifted goalposts on so-called electoral reforms it has been clamouring for after the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) allegedly wrote to it notifying it of reforms that have been undertaken so far.

The party has been boycotting by-elections held since...

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Freaky Barbie Dolls draw full house

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
STRIPTEASE enthusiasts had a rare treat on Saturday night as Harare group Freaky Barbie Dolls left revellers at Metropolis Night Club in Bulawayo in awe with their erotic dancing antics.

The group which was formed in 2013 is led by 22-year-old Shalom Maidei (stage name Magnito the queen of pole), who performs...

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Brain tumour sufferer seeks help

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
A 32-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man is seeking financial assistance to undergo two operations estimated to cost $12,000 to remove a brain tumour. Farai Mlaga of Nkulumane developed the tumour in 2013 while working in Swaziland.

His condition deteriorated and he was forced to come back home, but he cannot seek employment...

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Burial society drags Cheda lawyers to court

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
THREE former partners at the now-defunct law firm, Cheda and Partners, are being sued by a local burial society for allegedly defrauding it of more than $12,000.

Sindiso Mazibisa, Mlamuli Ncube and Nqobizitha Ndlovu allegedly collected $14, 845, 25 from one Leonora Moyo on behalf of Maphaneni Burial Society...

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DJ Shimza thrills on debut

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SOUTH African DJ Shimza, real name Ashley Kholofelo Raphala, brought the house down at Club Eden on Saturday night with a three hour set featuring some of the latest house tunes.

The Channel O DJ who has made a name for himself in the neighbouring country kept revellers on their feet until the wee hours of Sunday...

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JMN Poly to hike enrolment

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
THE Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda Town held an open and careers day on Friday as it seeks to increase enrolment. The college offers courses that include engineering, applied sciences, carpentry and joinery, brick and block laying as well as teacher education.

One of the challenges faced by the...

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Call me ‘president’: Tsvangirai

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Mr Morgan Tsvangirai

Prosper Dembedza Harare Bureau
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday forced his party supporters to chant “yes president” whenever he makes a point in a desperate move to command respect in his beleaguered party.Addressing a handful of his party supporters during a rally held at Chemhanza Grounds in Dzivarasekwa, Tsvangirai...

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Chinamasa calls for transparency in mining sector

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Patrick Chinamasa

Patrick Chinamasa

From Oliver Kazunga in Victoria Falls
FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Cde Patrick Chinamasa has called for transparency in the mining industry as he accused most players in the sector of resisting to disclose details about their operations to government.The minister said “shady” operations in the sector were crippling pro...

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Power imports plans ruled out

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Minister Walter Chidhakwa

Minister Walter Chidhakwa

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THE government has no plans to import power despite shortages in the country because of the depressed regional grid, Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa has said.The minister urged the mining sector to use its “balance sheet” to fund power generation projects.

Speaking...

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Bashed for wearing makeup

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Siphephile Ndlovu

Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A MAN saw red after his wife applied makeup while making herself beautiful for a friend’s wedding.
Siphephile Ndlovu, 35, of Pumula East in Bulawayo, told a court yesterday that she was beaten black and blue by her crazed malayitsha husband, Sikhumbuzo Ndlovu.

Sikhumbuzo does not want his wife to paint...

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Police intensify stop, search operations

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Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
POLICE in Bulawayo say they will arrest members of the public who are found with weapons following an increase in robbery and murder cases in the city.Yesterday, police conducted campaigns along 6th Avenue, Madlodlo Beer Garden in Makokoba and in various suburbs in the city, to engage...

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