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Soldier on the run

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Adelaide Moyo Chronicle Reporter
A SOLDIER stationed at 1.2 Infantry Battalion in Hwange who allegedly severely assaulted a fellow imbiber with a log leaving him for dead, is reportedly on the run after the victim died on Monday.

Learnmore Moyo, 24, has been facing attempted murder charges for attacking Gabrone Ncube, 45, from Chidobe Village 5 but...

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Nac wants journalists to disclose HIV status

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Gender Reporter
JOURNALISTS have been challenged to practise what they preach and, through their behaviour as role models, earnestly join the fight against HIV and Aids.

Addressing journalists at a one-day workshop held at a Bulawayo lodge on Friday, National Aids Council provincial aids coordinator, Sinatra Nyathi said it was high time journalists...

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‘Prophet’ to pay maintenance

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Noleen Makhurane Court Reporter
A PREACHER who makes US$200 every week from “prophesying” has been dragged to court by his wife, who accuses him of neglecting their two children.

Trust Ncube, of Pumula South, described in court as a prophet by his estranged wife, skipped a child support hearing on Monday.

But magistrate Sheunesu Matova, satisfied...

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Plumtree writer publishes 3 Kalanga books

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
PLUMTREE writer and activist, Ntandoyenkosi Dumani has published three Kalanga books which will be used as reading material in schools and tertiary institutions.

Dumani, a member of the Kalanga Language and Cultural Development Association (KLCDA) writers’ committee, said the literature sought to revive the K...

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Rape, rob brothers jailed

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
TWO PLUMTREE brothers who took turns to rape a married woman before robbing her of R250 were yesterday each sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Regional magistrate Mark Dzira found Chance Ngwenya, 30 and Cephas Ngwenya, 32, guilty of rape and robbery although they had both denied the charges.

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Mutasa claims ‘illogical’

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Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
ZANU-PF yesterday dismissed as illogical, claims by former party secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa that he had to “personally” offer President Robert Mugabe security after the first round of the 2008 elections.

The first round of the presidential poll was inconclusive as it failed to produce an outright...

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Chinotimba in fraud storm

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Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF Buhera South National Assembly representative Cde Joseph Chinotimba is up in arms against the Zimbabwe Urban and Rural Council Workers’ Union who accuse him of siphoning funds from the labour body when he is no longer a trade unionist.

Cde Chinotimba is a former ZURCWU president and ceased to be its leader when he joined...

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Chingwizi villagers restless, call for speedy relocation

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Cde Shuvai Mahofa

Cde Shuvai Mahofa

Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
CHINGWIZI villagers have accused the government of “dithering” over their relocation to an area with more arable land.

About 3,000 families were repatriated from the Tokwe-Mukorsi flood basin and settled at Chingwizi in the Nuanetsi Ranch in Mwenezi District in March 2013.

The government...

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War vet Kuwana dies

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Cde Jimmy Kuwana

Cde Jimmy Kuwana

Whinsley Masara Chronicle Reporter
LIBERATION war hero, Cde Jimmy Kuwana, 55, who died last week on Thursday, will be buried tomorrow at the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes Acre in Nkulumane Suburb.

Cde Kuwana died at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH).

Family spokesperson, Mkhululi Nkala said: “My brother had been ill for quite a long time a...

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Ezimnyama are Byo’s Chibuku champions

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Ezimnyama Arts Ensemble

Ezimnyama Arts Ensemble

Showbiz Reporter
Ezimnyama Arts Ensemble came out tops at the Chibuku Neshamwari traditional dance festival Bulawayo provincial finals held at Manor Hotel on Saturday.

The 13-member group, which entered the competition for the second time this year after having lost to Sekunjalo maAfrica last year, shrugged off competition fro...

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Winter carnival for City of Kings

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Rutendo Kanogoiwa Showbiz Reporter
Preparations for Bulawayo’s debut Winter Carnival are at an advanced stage.

The carnival, a first of its kind, will be held at Horizon Pub & Grill next week Saturday and will feature performances from up-and-coming models, comedians, singers and dancers from Bulawayo.

Dance groups Antivirus and Hurricane,...

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Nkayi Hospital mortuary rehab to start

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Whinsley Masara Chronicle Reporter
NKAYI District Hospital mortuary, which has been dysfunctional for the past seven months, has become a health hazard, hospital officials have said.

Hospital sources who cannot be named for professional reasons said the malfunctioning mortuary was shut down for repairs in February, but the fault with the...

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Luveve MP donates to old people’s home

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Whinsley Masara Chronicle Reporter
BARELY five days after being sworn in, newly elected Zanu-PF Luveve legislator Cde Ntandoyenkosi Mlilo has started easing the burden on underprivileged members of his constituency.

Cde Mlilo yesterday donated 3,9 tonnes of rice to vulnerable people in the constituency.

He said the donations were a launch pad for...

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Driving instructors fined

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Shamiso Dzingire Court Reporter
NINE Bulawayo driving school instructors were recently each fined $100 or 30 days imprisonment for operating without valid licences.

The instructors, who were netted in a joint blitz by the police and Traffic safety Council of Zimbabwe, were convicted by Bulawayo magistrate Tinashe Tashaya.

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Senzo to lose car over debt

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IT’S hardly a year since he lost his acting job on Generations.

And now former Generations actor, Thamsanqa Mngqolo faces spiralling debt.

Thami, who used to play Senzo on the soapie, was taken to court last week for defaulting on his car, a 2010 Audi A3, payment. According to court papers in possession of Sunday Sun, Thami owes R17,471,44. He owes...

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President condemns safari operators

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President condemns safari operators

AU and Sadc chairman PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe

Takunda Maodza recently in South Africa—
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe says the government is unhappy with the state of affairs in private safaris and conservancies where owners – who are largely of European origin – make secret arrangements with visitors who kill wild animals without the...

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Zimbabwe to export labour

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Zimbabwe to export labour

Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Deputy Minister Godfrey Gandawa

Felex Share Harare Bureau
THE government is inviting all those who graduated from tertiary colleges since 1980 to forward their names for possible employment in several African countries with which it has signed agreements for labour...

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Mining firms urged to review operations

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Deputy Minister Freddy Moyo

Deputy Minister Freddy Moyo

Yoliswa Dube Chronicle Reporter
MINERAL prices have dropped by over 30 percent, a development that requires a review of the fiscal regime and how mining companies conduct their business, the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Fred Moyo has said. The deputy minister cautioned mining firms against cutting...

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Tomana refuses to clarify controversial child sex report

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PROSECUTOR-General Johannes Tomana

PROSECUTOR-General Johannes Tomana

Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau
PROSECUTOR General Johannes Tomana, who torched a storm last week after suggesting that children as young as 12 years can consent to sex, yesterday refused to clarify controversial parts of his recorded speech on the issue. Tomana was recorded by The Chronicle during the interview in...

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Minister announces farm rental prices

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Minister announces farm rental prices
Thandeka Moyo Chronicle Reporter

LANDS and Rural Resettlement Minister Cde Douglas Mombeshora has announced land rental prices that will see both A1 and A2 farmers paying rentals and unit tax. The minister said all land that has been acquired for agriculture by the state could only be utilised or owned through an offer letter, lease or permit. He...

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Police close major Byo church

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
POLICE have closed the Apostolic Faith Mission of Africa (AFMA) church in Bulawayo’s Lobengula Extension suburb and turned away congregants that came for prayers yesterday in a development lawyers from the church’s rival camps said was illegal. The police maintained that the move was necessary to save lives and...

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AFMA appeal hearing set for today

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Mashudu Netsianda
THE Bulawayo High Court will today hear an appeal by ousted leader of the troubled Apostolic Faith Mission of Africa (AFMA), Reverend Tony Tshuma who is challenging his interdiction from the church properties. Rev Tshuma last week filed an urgent chamber application challenging his eviction from the church following a ruling by...

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Gambling regulators meet in Vic Falls

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
STATE lotteries and gambling regulators from across Africa are meeting in Victoria Falls for an annual conference that will deliberate on match fixing, online gambling and money laundering. Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Melusi Matshiya told The Chronicle that the forum, which opened yesterday and ends on Wed...

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Brothers ‘rape, rob’ married woman

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
TWO Plumtree men allegedly pounced on a married woman and took turns to rape her eight times before robbing her of R250. Chance Ngwenya, 30, and Cephas Ngwenya, 32, pleaded not guilty to rape and robbery charges when they appeared before regional magistrate Mark Dzira last week. The magistrate remanded them in custody...

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Chief demands employment of locals at cement plant

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
THE president of Chiefs Council, Chief Fortune Charumbira says a Chinese company that is set to open a cement plant in Masvingo should employ locals and ensure that villagers do not have health complications due to pollution. The company, Xhing Xhong cement is scheduled to set up a plant in Chief Charumbira’s a...

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No more excuses for HCCL

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HWANGE
Prosper Ndlovu in Hwange—

THE era of failure is over for Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL) following yesterday’s official commissioning of massive mining equipment worth $31,2 million sourced by the government and its private partners. Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko presided over the historic unveiling of the new equipment sourced...

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President salutes Africa stance on Zim

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President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe

Felex Share Harare Bureau
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has saluted some African nations for standing by Zimbabwe despite pressure from Western countries compelling them to isolate the country. A few African countries, President Mugabe said, had at the last minute turned down invitations to visit Zimbabwe for fear of reprisals from...

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No to child marriages: VP Mnangagwa

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Vice President Cde Mnangagwa

Vice President Cde Mnangagwa

Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief
THE government disapproves of early child marriages and teenage pregnancies as they are detrimental to the country’s socio-economic growth, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday. VP Mnangagwa said the “business of any child was in the classroom” and young girls and boys s...

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Chiredzi man devoured by hyenas

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
A MAN from Chiredzi was killed and eaten by a pack of hyenas while coming from a bottle store, police confirmed yesterday. Harik Mapiko, 47, of Village 9, Crown Range under Chief Tshovani, was last spotted on Tuesday at around 11PM at Gwaranda Business Centre drinking beer with other patrons only for his remain...

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Police prosecutors very competent: Tomana

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PROSECUTOR-General Johannes Tomana

PROSECUTOR-General Johannes Tomana

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
PROSECUTOR-General Johannes Tomana says police officers who are hired by the National Prosecuting Authority as prosecutors are competent and adequately trained to execute their duties in the delivery of justice. In an exclusive interview on Wednesday, Tomana said police...

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