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Chiefs opposed to teenage condom use

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Leonard Ncube Chronicle Reporter
TRADITIONAL leaders from Matabeleland North Province are divided over the use of condoms by youths.
The traditional leaders and their spouses who were attending an HIV/Aids sensitisation meeting in Victoria Falls which ended yesterday, said there was a need to inculcate cultural values among youths, especially...

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Zimpapers donates to Kip Keino Children’s Home

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
ZIMPAPERS Bulawayo branch on Thursday donated groceries to Kip Keino Children’s Home in Gwanda District as part of its 120 years celebrations.Kip Keino, founded by three Zimbabwean athletes in 2002, is located about 40km from Gwanda Town in Makwe area.

It has 41 underprivileged children that include orphans.

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NACZ takes action on Zimdancehall violence

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SEH CALAZMelissa Mpofu Showbiz Editor
FOLLOWING the chaotic scenes at the Zimdancehall Sting contest in Harare last weekend where some music lovers were seriously injured after violence broke out during the show, the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) is looking for ways to avoid the recurrence of such scenarios.

Zimdancehall lovers had packed the City...

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Call to equip ZDF with technology

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Call to equip ZDF with technology

Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi

Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) should be equipped with military technology to adapt to changing warfare, Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, has said.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the graduation of 52 officers of the Junior Staff Course number 62 at the Zimbabwe Staff College in Harare...

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Cop drowns in river while bathing

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Cop drowns in river while bathing

Policemen from Gwanda carry the coffin bearing the body of the late Marshal Gwanzura (inset), a policeman who drowned while bathing in Mtshabezi River in Gwanda on Wednesday

Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
A GWANDA policeman drowned under mysterious circumstances while bathing in Mtshabezi River and his body was retrieved 12 hours later with a...

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Hlalo wins High Court application for fresh polls

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Chronicle_1114_p008Senior Court Reporter
THE Bulawayo High Court has nullified the election of Gift Banda as MDC-T’s Bulawayo provincial chairperson and ordered the party to conduct fresh elections following a successful application by his rival, Matson Hlalo challenging the conduct and outcome of the vote.

Justice Maxwell Takuva said Banda did not qualify to be...

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Serial rapist’s family in trouble…Traditional healer demands 4 beasts

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Andrew Nyasha

Andrew Nyasha

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
THE family of the late serial rapist, Limukani Sibanda, is embroiled in a wrangle with a traditional healer who is demanding four beasts for helping them find their son.

Sibanda’s family allegedly approached a Plumtree traditional healer, Andrew Nyasha, seeking assistance in locating their son w...

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Man kills drinking mate over a chair

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Senior Court Reporter
A PLUMTREE man dragged his drinking mate into a bar toilet, violently pushed him against the wall and floored him with a slap to the cheek resulting in him sustaining injuries in a fight over a chair, a Bulawayo High Court heard yesterday.

Bonani Moyo, 22, was sentenced to seven years in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser...

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Money ‘miraculously’ turns into newspaper

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
A 67-year-old EcoCash agent has dragged his employee to court alleging that she stole his money and replaced it with Zimbabwean dollars and pieces of newspapers.

However, the employee, Confidence Zhou, 26, is pleading innocence arguing that she deposited US$277 in her cash box only for the money to miraculously turn into...

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Miss Earth on international mission

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Brenda Phiri Harare Bureau
MISS Earth Zimbabwe, Sandiswe Bhule, who is in the Philippines for the Miss Earth world finale, is confident she will bring the title home. The 25-year-old Bulawayo-born beauty, who arrived in the Asian country on Monday for a three-week boot camp together with 99 other beauties from across the globe, has promised to do...

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EBOLA SCARE: WhatsApp message a hoax

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
A FALSE Ebola alert that went viral on WhatsApp since Tuesday has caused panic among Bulawayo residents. This has prompted the city council to issue a notice dismissing the deadly disease alert as a hoax.

Bulawayo City Council yesterday assured residents that there were no cases of Ebola in the city and the local...

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Mphoko loses land case

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
THE Bulawayo High Court yesterday ruled in favour Terridan Motors (Pvt) Ltd in a land dispute involving the motoring firm and a city businessman, Siqokoqela Mphoko.

Terridan Motors through its director, Abslom Mukahiwa filed an urgent chamber application last month challenging Mphoko for occupying Plot 13...

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Mudenda hails ACP on sanctions

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Mudenda hails ACP on sanctions

Cde Mudenda

Zvamaida Murwira in Victoria Falls
THE Speaker of National Assembly Cde Jacob Mudenda has commended Zimbabwe’s delegation to the African Caribbean and Pacific European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly  for working vigorously for the removal of trade sanctions against Zimbabwe.Cde Mudenda singled out ACP-EU Zimbabwe’s head of d...

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Ekusileni Hospital renovations complete

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Cde Goche

Mpumelelo Nyoni Chronicle Reporter
RENOVATIONS at Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo have been completed with South African-based healthcare company, Phodiso set to manage the medical centre, the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Cde Nicholas Goche, said yesterday.He said inspections by his ministry as well as from a...

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Hospitals struggle to provide food for patients: Chimedza

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PAUL CHIMEDZA

Prosper Ndlovu recently Victoria Falls
HEALTH and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr Paul Chimedza says the country’s major hospitals are struggling to provide food for patients due to lack of sufficient funding from the government.He called for a new finance model for public health centres while contributing to debate during a 2015...

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Mpofu pours in $70k towards congress

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Dr Obert Mpofu

Dr Obert Mpofu

Prosper Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
THE Zanu-PF Matabeleland North province raised close to $100,000 during a fundraising dinner on Saturday in Victoria Falls as it prepares for the party’s congress to be held in Harare next month.Politburo member Dr Obert Mpofu chipped in with $70,000 during the function in which he was the guest of...

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Skull-splitting ‘murderer’ pleads guilty to lesser charge

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Arthur Sibanda

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A Bulawayo man allegedly fatally struck his estranged wife’s boyfriend by splitting his skull open with a shifting spanner after finding him with his ex-lover. Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Nokuthula Moyo, heard this when Arthur Sibanda, 36, appeared before her facing a charge of murdering...

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Dead rapist’s father slams mourners

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
THE father of the late Madlambuzi serial rapist turned on mourners who were gathered for his son’s burial and accused them of exaggerating his late son’s crimes and spreading rumours about him on social networks. Ephraim Sibanda who works in Botswana, went on to defend his son’s violent behaviour by denying...

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Upsurge in violent crime worries Beitbridge residents

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
THE Combined Beitbridge Business and Residents Association has called on police to increase visibility and patrols in the border town and highways leading to Harare and Bulawayo to curb violent crime.The call comes at a time when a local businessman was fatally struck with an axe seven times by three unknown...

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Teenager turns down maintenance payment

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A 17-YEAR-OLD boy declined maintenance payment after his mother dragged his father to court demanding R10,000 per month for herself as well as the teenager and his two siblings.The boy’s mother, Gracious Moyo, was claiming R2,500 for herself and R7,500 for her three children including her 17 year old son.

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Zinwa needs $1m to end Beitbridge water woes

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) needs $1 million to complete outstanding civil works for a new water treatment plant to end Beitbridge’s perennial water woes, an official has said. Zinwa spokesperson Marjorie Munyonga said in an interview yesterday that the civil works were 90 percent complete.

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Chaos at Sting 2014 clash

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Jonathan Mbiriyamveka Harare Bureau
SOME music fans were at the weekend seriously injured in a stampede that occurred at the much-hyped Sting 2014 held at City Sports Centre in Harare.Several show goers escaped with bruises while others dislocated their hips and ankles in a melee caused by police when they fired teargas into the packed auditorium...

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Prof Moyo meets British envoy

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Prof Moyo meets British envoy

Prof Moyo and his deputy Supa Mandiwanzira share a light moment with British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing at their Munhumutapa offices in Harare yesterday

Felex Share Harare Bureau
THE government has said Britain holds the key to unlocking the process of moving towards full normalisation of relations with Zimbabwe and should simply remove...

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Butterphly BBA D-day . . . Will she survive eviction?

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ButterphlyMelissa Mpofu Showbiz Editor
Tomorrow is the day shy and lazy Butterphly (real name Tariro Mharapara) will realise she is in the Big Brother Africa (BBA) reality show to win people’s votes by entertaining them to stay longer in the House.

The housemate who is up for eviction from the House has been one of the most relaxed characters in that show,...

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AU courts Zimbabwe on Ebola

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Dr Chimedza

Dr Chimedza

Paidamoyo Chipunza Harare Bureau
THE African Union has requested Zimbabwe to provide at least 20 health professionals to help fight Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as government yesterday said there had been an overwhelming response from Zimbabweans volunteering their service.

The AU plans to dispatch 2,000 professionals from...

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National housing scheme launched

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Dr Chombo

Harare Bureau
GOVERNMENT on Thursday launched the Harare chapter of the National Housing Delivery Programme under Zim-Asset that will see more than 105,000 housing units being built in the capital city by 2018.

The programme will also be launched in other provinces in the coming weeks.

Under Zim-Asset, Harare province is expected to deliver...

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Elephants wreak havoc in Bulilima District

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
ABOUT 70 elephants have invaded six villages in Dombolefu Ward under Bulilima District posing a threat to the community’s water source. The elephants have reportedly consumed most of the water in Mathambo Dam which is a water point for community members in Village 26 area.

Villagers occasionally fetch their...

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Police investigate Harare political violence

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Harare Bureau
THE government has completed investigations into the politically-motivated violence that left scores of Zanu-PF supporters injured in Southlea Park in Harare South on Wednesday and will soon make the contents of the report public.

Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo visited the area on Thursday.

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Child stars: The price of early fame

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Makanaka Wakatama

Makanaka Wakatama

Bruce Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
MOST people look at the lives of the rich and famous with envy. Many crave the glamorous life that celebrities lead together with the acclaim and adoration that it is perceived to bring.

Like moths to light, many are attracted to the glamour that a celebrity life promises. Who wouldn’t like to s...

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Zimbos jump into Halloween craze wagon

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halloweenBongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
OCTOBER 31 for some in the western world is a special day when they celebrate Halloween — a holiday where people dress up as horrific characters such as ghosts, zombies and witches in remembrance of the dead.

This craze seems to have caught on in Zimbabwe as a number of nightspots observed the day last week by...

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