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Mphoko disappointed by Dabengwa

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Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday shared his disappointment at the departure of Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa from Zanu-PF saying the former Zipra intelligence supremo had soiled his otherwise illustrious liberation history. VP Mphoko addressed Zanu PF supporters in Pumula and Mpopoma constituencies...

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Measures to be put in place for prisoners, hospitalised to vote

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Justice Rita Makarau

Justice Rita Makarau

Senior Court Reporter
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau says prisoners and those hospitalised during national elections have a right to vote and measures must be put in place to afford them their constitutional right in the 2018 general election. In a lecture at the Zimbabwe Defence College in...

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‘No laws authorising salary freeze’

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Senior Court Reporter
Zimbabwe does not have laws authorising a party to freeze salaries or wages but parties involved in a dispute can reach agreement through negotiation, an arbitrator has ruled. Independent arbitrator and top labour lawyer, Caleb Mucheche made the ruling in a case in which the Insurance Employees Union was awarded a salary...

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Guta Ra Mwari leader’s son buried

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
CHEGUTU West Member of Parliament Dexter Nduna yesterday condemned xenophobia and urged churches to play a leading role in uniting people irrespective of their nationalities. Nduna who was speaking during a funeral service of Muneripi Chamoto, the son to the Guta Ra Mwari (Zvimiso) leader, Barnabas Benson Chamoto,...

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Sadc Ministers to deliberate on industrialisation strategy

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The Sadc Council of Ministers, which is part of the regional bloc’s Extra Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government that started in Harare on Saturday, is meeting today to receive recommendations on the region’s industrialisation draft strategy and Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP).

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Legislative drafting critical component for nation

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Elita Chikwati Harare Bureau
Legislative drafting is critical to the nation and should be offered to new law officers at induction level to equip them with skills to translate policy into legislation, the Attorney General, Advocate Prince Machaya has said. He said this while officiating at the graduation ceremony of 52 state lawyers who completed...

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Masvingo earmarks 60,000ha for indigenous cattle ranchers

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Masvingo bureau
The Masvingo provincial leadership has earmarked nearly 60,000 hectares for cattle ranching by indigenous farmers in the Lowveld, in a bid to resuscitate the Cold Storage Company (CSC) plant. The CSC plant has been lying idle for the past decade owing to a decrease in farmers involved in cattle farming in the province, leaving...

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‘Blood hunter’ stabs granny twice

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
A BULAWAYO woman is battling for life at Mpilo Central Hospital after a 33-year-old neighbour broke into her shack while she was asleep and stabbed her on the breast and throat. Eddie Phiri of Ngozi Mine claimed after his arrest that he had been sent to take the blood of Evans Ndebele, 65, by unknown people. Wi...

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Tsvangirai aims to evict resettled farmers

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has threatened to repossess a farm given to people under the popular land reform programme for resettlement and give it to the MDC-T run Masvingo City Council. The former Prime Minister said the land should be exclusively set aside for the city’s housing programme. Tsvangirai ma...

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Liberation war heroine Kesiwe Ndebele buried

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
LIBERATION war heroine, Cde Kesiwe Ndebele, 64, who died in Bulawayo, was laid to rest at the Provincial Heroes Acre in Nkulumane yesterday. Ndebele was the Zanu-PF Women’s League chairperson for Tshabalala extension ward for 10 years and a member of the Zimbabwe Ex-Political Prisoners, Detainees and...

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Khupe mulls Tsvangirai boycott

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Thokozani Khupe

Thokozani Khupe

Nduduzo Tshuma  Political Editor
MDC-T deputy president Thokozani Khupe is considering boycotting today’s rally at Masvingo’s Mucheke Stadium following threats of humiliation as her fallout with party leader Morgan Tsvangirai deepens, sources said last night.Instead, Khupe and members of her faction, sources said, will attend a...

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All set for Sadc Extraordinary Summit

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Ambassador Bimha

Senior Reporter
All is set for the Extraordinary Summit of Sadc Heads of State and Government on Wednesday with the region’s executive secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, jetting into the country yesterday for preparatory meetings.The Extraordinary Summit starts today with meetings of the Standing Committee of Senior Officials...

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Cheating wife secretly buries baby

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nyundoSukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A cheating woman married to a South Africa-based man was impregnated by a neighbour because she was sexually starved by her husband who was always away, a magistrate heard yesteday. Christine Moyo, 33, of Emzaza Village had a still birth without the knowledge of her husband and secretly buried the body at a...

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Byo holds prayer for xenophobia victims

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Reverend Mthabisi Ndebele preaches to congregants during a No-to-xenophobia prayer session at the Anglican Church in Bulawayo central business district yesterday

Whinsley Masara Chronicle Reporter
PRAYERS were held in Bulawayo yesterday in remembrance of victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa and for peace to prevail in that country and...

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Air Zim, NHS employees nabbed for fraud

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Leonard Ncube and Quitani Tawanda Muposeki Chronicle Reporters
AN Air Zimbabwe employee has been arrested together with two workers from the National Handling Services (NHS) for allegedly conniving to steal $300 from passengers’ fares.The three – Hazel Mukarati, Edmore Matienga and Patience Sibanda, whose ages were not given, are stationed...

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Woman battered for chatting with ex-hubby

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man allegedly battered his wife with a knobkerrie all over her body when he discovered that she was talking on her cellphone with her ex-husband, after he ordered her to cut ties with him.Bekezela Ncube, 44, of Mpopoma suburb went on to choke his wife Gladys Mhlanga and punched her on the face several times.

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Man hammers lover, drinks dipping chemical

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A MANGWE man allegedly clobbered his girlfriend with a hammer and then drank a dipping chemical in a bid to kill himself after accusing her of bewitching him by making his manhood useless. Nkosiyazi Mhlanga, 26, of Danaway Irrigation Farm who is admitted at Plumtree District Hospital was remanded at his...

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Woman bashed for gossiping

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO woman hit her cousin with a brick on the forehead accusing her of spreading rumours that she is a syphilis-infected bed hopper.
Kudzai Gondo, 34, pleaded guilty to the assault when she appeared before magistrate Sibongile Msipa –Marondedze yesterday.She was cautioned and discharged.

Msipa–Marondedze told Gondo n...

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Water woes at Chikombedzi Hospital

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Tawanda Mangoma in Chikombedzi
CHIKOMBEDZI General Hospital in Chiredzi District has gone for nearly four months without reliable water supplies and its medical superintendent says the matter needs to be addressed urgently.The government recently deployed two doctors at the hospital to address the shortage of medical personnel, but water...

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Miss Zim finalists take to the ramp

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
ALL is set for the Miss World Zimbabwe pageant finale tonight at the Mermaids Pool Resort in Shamva with 15 beauties from the country set to compete for the crown. Vice President Emmerson Mnanganwa will be the guest of honour at the red carpet and strictly black tie event that ZBCtv will beam live to the whole...

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Mohadi blasts Zuma over Zim ‘criminals’

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Minister Kembo Mohadi

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HOME Affairs Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi yesterday expressed dismay over comments by South African President Jacob Zuma in which he appeared to suggest that Zimbabweans were largely responsible for crimes committed in his country. President Zuma, speaking to journalists after...

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Zec balks at $50m voters’ roll

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Justice Rita Makarau

Justice Rita Makarau

Daniel Nemukuyu Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) says it requires more than $50 million to acquire data capturing equipment to compile a new national roll of voters. Zec boss Justice Rita Makarau says the high cost of a new register of voters has left the commission with a dilemma: whether to embark on the e...

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Byo men lead circumcision exercise

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO Metropolitan Province has the highest number of circumcised men in the country, taking over from Matabeleland South province, latest official statistics show. Circumcision is believed to be capable of reducing the risk of contracting HIV by up to 60 percent. The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zi...

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New review for doctors’ contracts

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Paida Chipunza Harare Bureau
THE government has been forced to review the proposed new contracts for doctors following an outcry by the health workers. Nyasha Maravanyika, the Health Services Board (HSB) communications executive, said their legal department was reworking the contracts in liaison with the Minister of Health and Child Care David...

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SA tops Zimbabwe foreign labour

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SOUTH AFRICA contributes the highest proportion of foreigners working in Zimbabwe, official government figures show. The migrant population living in Zimbabwe is estimated at around 207,000, of whom 78,000 were labour migrants. The 2014 Labour Force and Child Labour Survey by the government statistics agency,...

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Man killed in gang fight

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
AN Umguza man was fatally struck with a brick on the head on Good Friday in a fight between two rival gangs. Mthulisi Nyoni was rushed to hospital and died days after the attack, but before he breathed his last he told relatives that one Tinashe had delivered the brick that was threatening his life. Tinashe Sibanda,...

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Prostitute brags of rich pickings

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A SELF-confessed prostitute who dropped out of school in Grade one, yesterday defended her profession, saying she makes more money than people in other trades. Talent Ndlovu, 20, of Pumula suburb, who appeared in court accused of stealing from a client, said she slept with about 10 men a night and as tiresome as it was,...

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Last batch of displaced migrants leaves Durban

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THE last batch of 330 Zimbabweans who were displaced in Durban, South Africa, during the three week-long xenophobic attacks left the neighbouring country yesterday and are expected to reach Zimbabwe today. Zimbabwe’s Consul-General to South Africa, Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro said five buses left Durba...

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Ex-Miss Zim assists xenophobia victims

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
FORMER Miss Zimbabwe Oslie Muringai-Matsikenyeri spent the greater of part of Wednesday at a displacement camp in Johannesburg, South Africa assisting Zimbabwean and foreign refugees whose homes had been destroyed as a result of the ongoing xenophobic attacks there. After learning of the refugee camp at the...

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Tight security at Cassper gig

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
MULTI-award winning hip hop artiste, Cassper Nyovest is expected in the country tomorrow ahead of his debut Bulawayo show slated for Hartsfield Rugby grounds. The rapper, who has been sceptical about performing in Zimbabwe following threats to disrupt and boycott his show due to the ongoing xenophobic attacks...

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