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Herald journo stripped naked

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Harare Bureau
A PHOTOGRAPHER from our Harare Bureau Justin Mutenda was on Thursday forced to strip by a female security officer at the Harare International Airport who went on to soak his clothes in water before forcing him to put them on before chucking him out of her office.
Mutenda had gone to the airport to cover the departure of the Zimbabwe...

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Private media exposed

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Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
THE private Press has been exposed for misrepresenting the truth in their report that that First Lady Grace Mugabe “fumed” at some women who walked out of her rally in Bulawayo’s AmaZulu Sports Club on Wednesday.
The women, all elderly, moved from their positions to the back of the First Lady’s tent to q...

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Treason trial: Another MLF member acquitted

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Auxilia Katongomara Court Reporter
THE High Court yesterday acquitted another member of the Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF), Charles Thomas, 44, who was facing treason charges.
Former Bulawayo High Court judge Nicholas Ndou acquitted Thomas, two years after acquitting his co-accused John Gazi, following their arrest on allegations that they tried...

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Woman demands $1,478 maintenance

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Thubelihle Mabhena
A FORT Rixon woman has dragged the father of her five-year-old child to court demanding $1,478 for maintenance.
Jackelinah Mpofu and Robert Hendrik Cloete of Mazowe, yesterday appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Vivian Mpofu.
Cloete said, “Your worship l have no problem with supporting my child but the issue is that she is r...

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Sadc endorses Mozambique polls

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Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
THE Sadc Election Observer Mission (Seom) yesterday endorsed Mozambique’s harmonised elections held on Saturday saying they reflected the will of the people and were held in accordance with the country’s electoral laws as well as the regional bloc’s guidelines.
Media reports yesterday indicated that by...

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Man loses mind over 5-year sex ban

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Nokusa Masuku Chronicle Reporter
THE Civil Court has ordered a Bulawayo couple to go for counselling before it delivers judgment in a matter in which a man claims he lost his mind after being slapped with sex sanctions for five years.
Roberto Moyo approached the court yesterday seeking a protection order against his wife Leandy Moyo, who conceded...

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HIV positive rapist jailed 20 years

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HIV positive rapist jailed 20 years

Marvelous Moyo, Gwanda Correspondent
AN Esigodini widower who raped and infected a 10-year-old girl with HIV has been slapped with a 20-year jail term.

Thulani Ncube, 34, of Matshetshe area in Esigodini had denied the two counts of rape but was yesterday convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison by Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.

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‘Unity Accord outlived purpose’

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Professor Callistus Ndlovu

Professor Callistus Ndlovu

Nduduzo Tshuma, Senior Political Reporter
ZANU-PF Bulawayo provincial chairperson Professor Callistus Ndlovu has said the 1987 Unity Accord has outlived its purpose and is now being abused by power-hungry officials to achieve selfish ends.

The accord united Zanu-PF and PF-Zapu into one party.

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President caps 484 at Lupane varsity

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President Robert Mugabe

President Mugabe

Thandeka Moyo, Chronicle Reporter
PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday capped 484 students who graduated with degrees and diplomas at Lupane State University’s fifth graduation ceremony, an increase from 190 who graduated last year.

The Faculty of Commerce presented graduands from the Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting and...

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Fight economic crime, Ziyambi urges police

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Fight economic crime, Ziyambi urges police

It’s apparent that crime in Zimbabwe, particularly economic crime, has caused and continues to inflict untold suffering to our people

Mpumelelo Nyoni, Chronicle Reporter
POLICE have been urged to fight the scourge of corruption in the public sector in order  to safeguard the nation’s economic growth, a senior government official has said.

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Chinese economic boom riles West

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Pamela Shumba, in Beijing, China
THE United States of America and its allies in the West are feeling threatened by the rapid economic development of China, a veteran Chinese academic has said.

Since 1978, China’s economy has been growing rapidly, surpassing Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan by 2005 to become the world’s second biggest eco...

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Man rapes niece ‘for luck’

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Sukulwenkosi Dube, Plumtree Correspondent

A 20-YEAR-OLD Bulilima man raped his Grade 4 cousin sister who has Downs Syndrome and then told cops that sleeping with a virgin would bring him luck so that he could get employment in Botswana, a court heard.

Siphetho Ndlovu, of Bhagani, locked the child up in his bedroom for about 10 hours in a bid to...

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Schools clash in Nash Choral Music Competition finals

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A TOTAL of 22 schools will today battle it out at the Amphitheatre for the Nash National Choral Music Competition finals that is sponsored by the Joshua Nkomo Foundation.
The competition that has been running throughout the year is sponsored to the tune of $15,000.
The winner will walk away with a floating trophy and $500 and...

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Artistes fundraise for kidney transplant

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Artistes fundraise for kidney transplant

Sulumani Chimbetu and his group Dendera Kings

Walter Mswazie Showbiz Correspondent
DENDERA King Sulumani Chimbetu will lead other artistes at a gala to raise money for Mollen Nyamhotsi who is supposed to undergo a kidney transplant.
The gala to be held at Masvingo Caravan Park tomorrow promises to be a thriller.
The target for the fundraising gala...

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Challenge Mugabe, Zhuwao dares factions

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CDE PATRICK ZHUWAO

CDE PATRICK ZHUWAO

Prosper Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
ZANU-PF leaders growing impatient to see President Robert Mugabe’s back must challenge him at the party’s congress in December and stop creating other centres of power, politburo member Cde Patrick Zhuwao has said.
Cde Zhuwao, who chairs the Zhuwao Institute, a think tank, was a guest speaker at...

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Pirate taxis give police hard time

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PIRATE TAXIS 15 OCTOBER 2014Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
POLICE in Bulawayo face an uphill task in the war against pirate taxis as there are more than 750 pirate taxis against about 835 registered taxis, Bulawayo United Public Transporters Association (Bupta) secretary general Albert Ncube has said.
He said scores of unregistered transporters illegally pick up...

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Ebola fears dampen tourism expo

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CDE KARIKOGA KASEKE

CDE KARIKOGA KASEKE

Harare Bureau
OVER 30 international buyers have pulled out of the 2014 Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo that starts today over fears of the Ebola virus, while hotel bookings worth $6 million have been cancelled throughout the country since the deadly virus was detected in some West African countries in March.

This came as...

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Tayo apologises for barb on housemates

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TAYO NIGERIABongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
BIG Brother Hotshots’ Nigerian housemate Tayo yesterday made a heartfelt apology to Africa for hurling insults at JJ and Alusa on Tuesday evening saying it was not his intention to hurt anyone.
Tayo had a verbal spat with JJ and Alusa over allegations that the former was taking verbal shots during a rap session...

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Four medical aid societies face collapse

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PAUL CHIMEDZA

PAUL CHIMEDZA

Harare Bureau
Four medical aid societies face collapse as government ordered them to pay the gazetted medical tariffs backdated to May. Speaking at a graduation and award giving ceremony of health workers at Avenues Clinic in Harare recently, Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr Paul Chimedza said out of 23 registered medical aid...

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Comedian Joshua forgets wedding anniversary

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Carl Joshua Ncube and wife Nelsy

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
STAND-UP comedian, Carl Joshua Ncube and his wife Nelsy say they forgot to mark their wedding anniversary this month. They only realised that during the evening of that day. It might sound like one of the jokes that Ncube tells during his sets but this was a true story as his...

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Veld fires kill 3, destroy property worth thousands

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Midlands Bureau Chief
Veld fires have killed three members of the same family in Chirumanzu District and destroyed property worth thousands of dollars in Midlands Province, an Environmental Management Agency official has said.
Environment and Monitoring Officer for Midlands, Leonard Berekwa, said veld fires have destroyed 88,883 hectares of land...

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Gang breaks into 24 houses in 7 months

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
POLICE in Beitbridge have arrested three men who have been on the wanted list for the past 10 years, in connection with several cases of unlawful entry and theft in the border town.
Patrick Mulambo, 36, Farai Mutomba, 29, and Cheeseman Vutete, 39, all of no fixed abode, are accused of breaking into 24 houses and...

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GREEN GABLES HIGH WRANGLE

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO businessman and one-time proprietor of Green Gables High School, formerly Elite High School, is locked in a protracted legal wrangle with the Apostolic Faith Church (AFC) over the ownership of property at the school.
The school at the centre of controversy was established by Maxwell Shumba in...

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Anthrax outbreak in Gwanda

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Nokusa Masuku Chronicle Reporter
At least 25 head of cattle have died due to an anthrax outbreak in Gwanda. Matabeleland South provincial officer in the Department of Veterinary Services, Dr Enart Mdlongwa yesterday told Chronicle that the outbreak was first detected in the Zhukwe area three months ago.
Dr Mdlongwa said the department had warned...

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First Lady PhD: ‘No controversy’

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CDE PATRICK ZHUWAO

CDE PATRICK ZHUWAO

Prosper Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe did not award herself a Doctorate Degree and her critics are not speaking from a “position of information”, Professor Jonathan Moyo said last night.
The Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services said President Robert Mugabe’s wife, who graduated from the U...

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Byo ready for First Lady rally: Prof Ndlovu

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First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe

First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
All is set for the First Lady Grace Mugabe’s eighth rally at AmaZulu Sports Club in Bulawayo today. Zanu-PF chairperson for Bulawayo, Professor Callistus Ndlovu, yesterday said the province was ready for the big rally expected to attract thousands of Bulawayo residents.
“Everything i...

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Langa to officially open culture, arts indaba

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ANDREW LANGA NEWBongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SPORTS, Arts and Culture Minister Andrew Langa is expected to officially open a two-day National Arts and Culture Indaba to be held at the end of this month in Bulawayo.
The indaba organised by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe will be held on October 29 and 30.

Minister Langa who was in the city last week...

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Msipa blasted over split claims

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Professor Jonathan Moyo

Professor Jonathan Moyo

Prosper Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
ZANU-PF Politburo member Cde Cephas Msipa’s claims that factionalism in the revolutionary party could result in a split is a thoughtless proposition that has an effect of causing unnecessary confusion, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo said y...

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Community service for Bosso star

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MTHULISI MAPHOSA NOMUHLE2Plaxcedes Hove Court Reporter
HIGHLANDERS midfielder Mthulisi Maphosa has been sentenced to perform 75 hours of community service at ZRP Western Commonage and ordered to pay $50 fine for assaulting his girlfriend’s friend and her boyfriend.
He will spend 30 days behind bars if he fails to pay the fine.

Three quarters of Bosso players were dragged...

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Top musician’s daughter gang raped

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Harare Bureau
THE love for tattoos proved costly for a top musician’s teenage daughter after two men who were tattooing her, allegedly intoxicated her before taking turns to rape her.
The pair, Nathan Stotombe, 26, and Sean Swanepool 23, also took photos of the 19-year-old girl as she lay naked and unconscious which they then circulated on social...

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