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NewsDay fires workers

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Fungai Lupande Harare Bureau
ALPHA Media Holdings, publishers of NewsDay, The Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard newspaper, yesterday fired an undisclosed number of journalists and other supporting staff using the recent Supreme Court ruling that allows employers to terminate contracts of employment with a three-month notice at will and at...

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Roki, Ex Q promote Alleluya

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Showbiz Reporter
URBAN grooves artistes, Ex Q and Rockford “Roki” Josphats, who are riding on the success of their song — Alleluya — will be embarking on a national tour to promote the latest offering.

Less than two months since its release, the song’s video, which was produced by fast-rising record label, Kenako Muzik, has over 65,000 views on Y...

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Inside Bobbi Kristina’s final hours

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RELATIVES and close friends of the Houston family are sharing intimate details from the hours leading up to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death on Sunday. The daughter of Whitney Houston eventually died after almost six months of fighting for her life, just three years after her mom tragically died.

Brown’s loved ones — including her aunt, Pat Houston, Pat...

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Councillor super-dad ordered to pay maintenance

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court hammerNoleen Makhurane Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO magistrate yesterday ordered Cowdray Park councillor Collet Ndlovu, a super dad of 13 children, to pay $120 child support for his two children born out of wedlock.

Linda Mabvute, Ndlovu’s girlfriend, had claimed $142 child support for their three -year-old daughter and eleven-month-old son.

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Second Vic Falls pupil ‘killer’ in court

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gavel2Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
PROSECUTORS in Victoria Falls have charged a second man over the killing of high school pupil, Praise Mpofu, and the brutal assault of her boyfriend, Brian Dube, on July 15.

Augustine Ncube, 28, of Pumula North in Bulawayo, was arrested last Friday at Mac’s Garage in Bulawayo while boarding a South Africa-bound m...

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359 workers fired as job losses mount

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regency-hotel-chevron-Walter Mswazie and Emily Mbewe Chronicle Reporters
JOB losses continue to mount in the wake of a recent Supreme Court ruling that said employees can be given three months’ notice for termination of employment.

Masvingo’s Regency Hotel and Leisure Group has fired 251 workers while Bulawayo’s Zimbabwe Grain Bag, a subsidiary of Treger Products, has fir...

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Woman ‘raped’ over hubby’s $1 debt

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
A BULAWAYO man allegedly raped a married woman after he had gone to her home to demand his $1 owed by her husband in the middle of the night, a court heard.

Tafadzwa Ignatious Kadongo, 29, of Trenance, allegedly raped the woman in the absence of her husband who works in the city centre.

Kadongo appeared...

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Bev causes UK man to soil pants

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
A VIDEO showing raunchy dancer Bev ‘making a sexually-charged male patron soil his pants’ during a performance at the Dunstable Leisure Centre in the United Kingdom at the weekend has gone viral.

The self-proclaimed queen of Zimbabwe striptease left the country last week to provide entertainment for fellow...

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Varsity student claims Miss Gweru crown

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Sukoluhle Ndlovu Midlands Correspondent
Chinhoyi University Tourism and Hospitality student Carole Ngwarai, who is on industrial attachment at the Midlands Hotel, was crowned Miss Gweru on Saturday evening at a glittering pageant that was held at Cathedral Hall.

The 7th edition of the pageant was running under the theme “Empowering women, inspiring c...

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Mphoko to tour Mat South

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko will tomorrow begin a three-day tour of Matabeleland South Province as part of efforts by the government to monitor the implementation of the indigenisation policy.

Matabeleland South Provincial Administrator, Midard Khumalo, said the VP would visit Maninji and Makorokoro...

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VUZU PARTIES: Our hands are tied: Ministry

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has said it cannot take any action against pupils involved in rowdy behaviour during “vuzu parties” as their activities are done outside school premises.

Bulawayo Provincial Education Director Dan Moyo yesterday said as a ministry their hands were tied regarding...

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SoulJah Love arrested…Dancehall chanter nabbed minutes before gig

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Munyaradzi Musiiwa and Sukoluhle Ndlovu Midlands Correspondents
CONTROVERSY continues to follow popular dancehall chanter Souljah Love as he was arrested minutes before he could perform at the much-hyped Gweru dancehall bash at the weekend at Musopero Liquid Lounge.

His demons seemed to have come back to haunt him after he was arrested for...

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Monarch fires 48 workers…Grain Bag counterparts resist instant dismissal

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Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
Monarch, a subsidiary of Treger products, on Friday fired 48 workers using the Supreme Court ruling which has seen more than 6,000 workers losing their jobs countrywide.

Their counterparts at the Zimbabwe Grain Bag resisted the instant dismissal by refusing to sign the...

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Mutorera remanded on free bail

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Dumisani Mutorera

Dumisani Mutorera

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO businessman and car dealer, Dumisani Mutorera, who allegedly duped city socialite Mike Marata in a car deal, appeared in court on Saturday.

Detectives from the fraud section arrested Mutorera, 44, of Romney Park suburb on Friday at the Joshua Mqabuko International Airport just after...

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Parent sues school for exclusion over fees

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st-thomas-aquinas-prefectsx3Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
A parent of a pupil attending St Thomas Aquinas Primary School in Bulawayo has filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court seeking an order to stop the school authorities from barring his child from attending lessons over non-payment of fees.

Sanders Ganyanhewe, who is the applicant in the matter,...

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Justice portfolios committee to conduct public hearings on Bill

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Jessie Majome

Jessie Majome

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Portfolio Committee will today start conducting countrywide hearings on the General Laws Amendment Bill to allow members of the public to express their views on the bill which will soon be tabled in Parliament.

This comes after legal experts expressed concern that...

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President exposes NewsDay

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau
President Mugabe yesterday exposed the NewsDay’s penchant for writing false stories about the First Family and the government, saying some sections of society should recognise that the work that he does is for Zimbabwe and the continent at large.

The President’s comments follow a recent story by NewsDay w...

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Book on First Lady bought for $50k

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Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau
A book chronicling the life of First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe in pictures was bought for $50,000 by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya after he outbid other potential buyers.

The bids for the book started at $5,000 during the First Lady’s 50th birthday celebrations gala and fund r...

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SA gospel artistes billed for Gwanda fest

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Marvelous Moyo in Pretoria, South Africa
The cream of South African gospel music artistes will next month descend on Gwanda for an explosive three- day music festival. Artistes, among them the queen of gospel music, Rebecca Malope, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Lusanda Spiritual Group, Tshepiso Motaung, Dumi Mkokstad, Bethusile Mcinga and jazz legend Tshepo...

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Tina turns to Oskido

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RECENTLY widowed Tina Mkwaiwa is said to be crawling back to her ex DJ Oskido. Tina has asked her ex-lover, Oscar Mdlongwa, better known as DJ Oskido, to revive her music career.

Several sources said the starlet wants to focus on her career and thinks DJ Oskido is the only person who can take her to the top again.

“Tina has realised the last time s...

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Domestic fight peacemaker stabbed thrice

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A WIFE basher recently appeared in court after allegedly stabbing his neighbour with an okapi knife thrice for trying to stop him from beating up his wife.

Augustine Ncube, 31, from Sibharo farm in Umguza allegedly stabbed Thembelani Sibanda in the stomach, right elbow and in the right shoulder.

He appeared before...

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Harare vendors invade Bulawayo

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Brighton Gumbo Chronicle Reporter
Some Harare vendors have relocated to Bulawayo as the Harare municipality intensifies its exercise to remove vendors from undesignated sites, Bulawayo Upcoming Traders Association (BUTA) secretary-general, Dumisani Ncube has said.

Ncube said the organisation has observed a growing number of illegal vendors on...

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All is set for First Lady’s fundraising dinner

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Cde Grace Mugabe

Cde Grace Mugabe

Diana Nherera Harare Bureau
ALL is set for the fundraising dinner in honour of First Lady, Cde Grace Mugabe’s golden jubilee expected to be held today at the First Family’s Blue Roof residence in Borrowdale, Harare.

The fundraising event is expected to raise funds for charity organisations that Cde Mugabe is a patron of among them...

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Commission on Zim dollar conversion rate appointed

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has set up a commission of inquiry to probe the conversion process used to convert pensions and insurance benefits following dollarisation of the economy in 2009.

This followed concerns by pensioners that their pensions and insurance benefits were undervalued during the switch over...

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MDC-T cyber wars turn nasty

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Thabitha Khumalo

Thabitha Khumalo

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
THE MDC-T cyber wars pitting senior party officials are threatening to turn nasty following the recent leaking of WhatsApp chat group messages of senior members trading insults.

Fresh details from the beleaguered party indicate that knives are out for party deputy spokesperson Thabitha Khumalo and...

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Mudede claims on contraceptives dismissed

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Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede

Registrar-General Tobaiwa Mudede

Paidamoyo Chipunza Harare Bureau
THE government has dismissed claims by Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede that contraceptives have serious negative side effects on women saying his claims were based on unproven research findings.

In a joint statement with the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council on Tuesday, the...

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Remodel financial sector to suit MSMEs funding requirements: VP Mphoko

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Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

Prosper Ndlovu Business Editor
VICE PRESIDENT Phelekezela Mphoko says a quick remodelling of the financial services sector is needed to suit funding requirements of the growing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

The demise of the manufacturing industry in the last decade and consequent job losses have given...

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Rapist pleads insanity, jailed for 10 years

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A PLUMTREE man who delayed his sentencing last year by claiming that he was insane just after he was convicted of rape was yesterday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after a psychiatric examination proved that he was mentally stable.

Possent Moyo, 35, allegedly raped a five-year-old girl once last year in January.

He...

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SA detains foreign women, new born babies over hospital bills

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Pamela Shumba Senior ReporterFOREIGN women, including Zimbabweans who give birth in South Africa, are being detained with their new born babies after failing to pay the exorbitant medical bills.

Zimbabwe’s consular-general in South Africa Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro confirmed receiving the reports.

He, however, could not give further details but...

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Call for partnerships in schools’ infrastructure development

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has invited companies interested in entering into joint venture partnerships with the government to develop schools’ infrastructure and those interested should approach the ministry before July 30.

The country has a deficit of 2,056 schools, 1,252 primary schools and 804...

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