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$5m boost for Sanyati project

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$5m boost for Sanyati project

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

Loveness Bepete recently in Hwange
The government has secured a grant of more than $5 million from the Global Environment Fund Facility through the World Bank for the Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor project, Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. The Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor project is located in...

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Zanu-PF audit exercise in Matabeleland North starts

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Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
ZANU-PF has started its membership verification process to strengthen its structures in Matabeleland North Province. Team leaders visited districts over the weekend verifying the revolutionary party’s membership at cell level going up. The teams led by Central Committee members however, co...

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Woman ‘raped, robbed’ at knife point

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an unknown man at knife-point and robbed of her valuables while sleeping with her friend at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda. Police confirmed the incident which happened on Thursday at around 3AM. It could not be immediately established whether the woman was...

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MDC youth executive members quit

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
CRACKS continue to widen in the Welshman Ncube- led MDC after four Bulawayo provincial youth executive members quit on Saturday to join Zapu. This came after some officials in the national executive resigned en-masse ahead of a planned merger with the MDC Renewal team which is led by Sekai Holland. Former MDC-T...

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Masvingo sounds distress signal…Province needs food aid after bad harvests

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
ABOUT 50 percent of maize and small grains grown in Masvingo province this farming season has wilted amid the protracted dryness, the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Shuvai Mahofa has said. She however, said those facing hunger must not panic as government was working on the food importation...

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Byo magistrate rubbishes corruption allegations

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
SUSPENDED senior regional Bulawayo magistrate Sikhumbuzo Nyathi has dismissed corruption allegations leveled against him saying the reports were meant to tarnish his ‘good image’. Nyathi, who is accused of trying to bribe a fellow magistrate to induce her to pass a favourable judgement, was suspended together with...

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Retrenchments up 39 percent

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Oliver Kazunga Senior Reporter
THE number of retrenched workers across all sectors of the country’s economy increased by 38,8 percent last year to nearly 4,000 on the back of viability challenges companies continue to face, according to the Reserve Bank. In its 2014 inflation report, the RBZ said 3,881 workers were retrenched last year compared to...

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Tuku shows off new shoes

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
LEGENDARY musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi spotted a pair of shoes from his brand new line, Hai-Kobo at a scintillating make-up show at the Large City Hall on Friday night. Tuku returned to Bulawayo for the make-up show after falling ill on the day he was supposed to share the stage with South Africa’s Ringo Madl...

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‘Mujuru, Sibanda connived to turn war vets against President’

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Cde Jabulani Sibanda

Jabulani Sibanda

Oswell Moyo Chronicle Reporter
FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru and expelled war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda worked in cahoots to turn war veterans against their patron President Robert Mugabe, an official has said. Speaking during a meeting of Bulawayo provincial war veterans leaders at Stanley square in the city yesterday,...

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Crocodile kills fisherman

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
A fishing expedition turned tragic for a Masvingo man after he was attacked by a crocodile when a home-made canoe he was using capsized, police have said. Wergnar Chitambira, 23, of Mazare Village under Chief Shumba was fishing on Wednesday with his father, John Chitambira, 52, when the crocodile attacked them.

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Late Chief Mvuthu’s family starving

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THE family of the late Chief Mvuthu of Monde area, Hwange District is living in abject poverty, his widow and three children surviving on food handouts from villagers. Chief Mvuthu, born Nyangayezizwe Mlotshwa died on March 10, last year aged 61. He is survived by his 47-year-old wife, Epiphaniah, three childre...

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Binga demonstrates against US envoy

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Yoliswa Dube Chronicle Reporter

UNITED States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton has come face to face with Zimbabweans’ anger against his country’s imposition of sanctions on the government with Binga villagers demonstrating against Washington’s sanctions regime. Ambassador Wharton arrived in Binga on Wednesday for a two-day tour of US funded...

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Chiyangwa urges party members to reconcile

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Zanu-PF central committee member Cde Philip Chiyangwa addresses party members in Plumtree yesterday

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
ZANU-PF members have been urged to reconcile with former colleagues who stand accused of being sympathisers of fired Vice President Joice Mujuru. Addressing Bulilima cadres at a meeting in Plumtree yesterday,...

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Biti considers life after politics

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Mr Biti

Mr Biti

Harare Bureau
Opposition MDC Renewal leader Tendai Biti appears to be considering life after politics following the expulsion of 21 members of his faction, including himself, from Parliament this week. The 21 MPs were expelled at the instance of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for crossing the floor from the party on whose ticket they...

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Mujuru had 2 wives, 20 kids

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Mujuru had 2 wives, 20 kids

The late Gen Solomon Mujuru

Fidelis Munyoro Harare Bureau—
The Master of the High Court, Eldard Mutasa, has given the late General Solomon Mujuru’s lawyers five days to submit a will the late veteran politician and national hero left in their possession. It emerged in a stormy edict meeting yesterday that Gen Mujuru left a will in which he na...

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Top singer axed to death

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THE lead singer with a Victoria Falls based group, Chicken Bus, Peter Salimu, was axed to death by a man suspected to be mentally challenged. Salimu, 50, also a guitarist died on the spot in front of the gate at St Kizito Roman Catholic Church in Chinotimba at around 7PM on Thursday. While Matabeleland North po...

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Teens in the dock for sex escapade

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Harare Bureau
A 17-year-old boy on Thursday appeared in court after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with his 14-year-old girlfriend as her birthday present. Enoch Murahwa appeared before Mbare magistrate Anita Tshuma charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor. Tshuma deferred the matter to today for sentence.

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Woman asked to forgive ‘monster’ son

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
“My son is a monster, I’m even afraid to look at him,” said a visibly shaken woman applying for a protection order against her jailbird son. Martha Mpofu of Bulawayo’s Nkulumane suburb yesterday begged a magistrate to issue a protection order against her son, Kenneth Chirwa, 34, who is in prison for assaulting her...

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Mujuru summoned: Court to appoint executor of late hubby’s estate

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Cde Mujuru

Cde Mujuru

Fidelis Munyoro Harare Bureau
FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru has been summoned to an edict meeting set for today at the High Court to appoint an executor of the estate of her late husband General Solomon Mujuru. Relatives and other interested parties have also been advised to attend the crucial meeting. Gen Mujuru died in an inferno a...

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Mashingaidze grilled

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Mashingaidze grilled

Rodney Mashingaidze

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
TWELVE Matobo District villagers, who were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a farm worker employed by district intelligence officer Rodney Mashingaidze, have applied for discharge at the close of the State’s case. The villagers, through their lawyer, Tanaka Muganyi, argued that the State ha...

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ZBC faces contempt of Parliament

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Zvamaida Murwira Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation leadership headed by chairperson Father Gibson Munyoro risks being charged with contempt of Parliament after it failed to furnish the august House with a forensic audit report for the public broadcaster that was conducted last year. A Parliamentary portfolio committee on Informati...

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President back from UN conference

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Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday arrived back home from Japan where he attended the UN 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The President touched down at the Harare International Airport just before 8AM. He was welcomed by Vice Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko; Media, Information and...

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Expelled MDC-T legislators turn to courts

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Dr Sipepa Nkomo

Dr Sipepa Nkomo

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
EXPELLED MDC Renewal Team legislator Roseline Sipepa Nkomo is bracing for a fight in Tsholotsho North constituency as her party challenges the decision by the Speaker of Parliament to expel 21 legislators from the legislative assembly. Nkomo, who was expelled together with 20 other legislators, said she...

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MDC won’t recall MPs

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Harare Bureau
THE MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube says it will not recall its four legislators from Parliament as the party is happy and has confidence in their performance. The MDC has four legislators in Parliament, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga and Jasmine Toffa both of whom are in the National Assembly under proportional representation...

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Highlanders striker Tarumbwa divorces

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Mashundu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
HIGHLANDERS Football Club striker Obadiah Ranganai Tarumbwa, 30, has divorced his wife of four years following an application filed by the mother of his two children at the Bulawayo High Court. Patience Tarumbwa (Nee Ndiweni), 28, is the plaintiff while Obadiah was cited as the defendant, according to the...

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Mnangagwa blasts vote buying politicians

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Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief
ZANU-PF candidate for Chirumanzu-Zibagwe Constituency Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa yesterday called on voters in her constituency not to be taken for a ride by fly by night politicians who are reportedly buying their votes for as little as a dollar. Addressing Zanu-PF party supporters as she wound up her campaign ral...

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New female condom undergoes test

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
THE Ministry of Health and Child Care plans to introduce a cupid female condom to replace the octagon-shaped femidom which is facing resistance from most women. The Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council recently raised concern over the low uptake of the femidom, which has been in circulation for years.

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Promoters partner to co-host quality shows

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
LOCAL music promoters have started to pool their resources together as a way to share costs and bring quality international entertainment to the country, especially to Bulawayo. A recent joint venture by Harare’s Chipaz Promotions, Dee Nosh Inc and Bulawayo-based 3D Events has seen the three partnering to host...

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President responds to Mliswa, Mutasa

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Fidelis Munyoro Chief Court Reporter—
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe insists he acted within the law when he fixed dates for by-elections in Headlands and Hurungwe West pursuant to a notice of vacancies that had arisen in the two constituencies. He was responding to a constitutional challenge by former Zanu-PF MP for Headlands...

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VP Mphoko hails Lesotho tour of duty

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VP Mphoko hails Lesotho tour of duty

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

Cletus Mushanawani recently in MASERU, Lesotho
Zimbabwe’s tour of duty in fellow African countries is derived from good neighbourliness and not material gains as the country does not have an expansionist policy, Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. VP Mphoko was speaking in an interview at Maseru Sun Hotel on...

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