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Top musician’s daughter gang raped

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Harare Bureau
THE love for tattoos proved costly for a top musician’s teenage daughter after two men who were tattooing her, allegedly intoxicated her before taking turns to rape her.
The pair, Nathan Stotombe, 26, and Sean Swanepool 23, also took photos of the 19-year-old girl as she lay naked and unconscious which they then circulated on social...

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Pirate taxi fracas survivor to sue cops

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Oswell Moyo Chronicle Reporter
A TOWNSEND High School teacher who sustained back injuries during the pirate taxi fracas which resulted in the death of Sergeant Godsave Chingwe last week is preparing to sue police and the taxi driver.
Thenjiwe Sibanda, 28, yesterday told Chronicle that she spent three days at Mater Dei Hospital after she was thrown...

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Teachers’ transfer pacifies goblins

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Fairness Moyana Chronicle Correspondent
GOBLINS that allegedly terrorised Ndangababi Primary School in Dete forcing the transfer of four teachers including the headmistress, have gone quiet since the teachers left at beginning of the term.
At a meeting in August, villagers pressured education authorities to transfer the teachers suggesting that...

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Shortage of anaesthetists hits city

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Nokusa Masuku Chronicle Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Anaesthetics Association has set up distance learning centres to train more professionals following revelations that about 90 percent of the country’s qualified anaesthetists work in Harare.
The situation has created a serious shortage of anaesthetic doctors in the rest of the country.

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Hlalo seeks nullification of MDC-T Byo provincial elections

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
MDC-T Senator Matson Hlalo yesterday filed an urgent chamber application at the Bulawayo High Court seeking an interdict to stop his rival, Gift Banda, from executing his duties as the party’s Bulawayo provincial chairman following his victory in the party’s provincial elections.
Hlalo, who is the applicant...

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Tsvangirai triggers violence at MDC-T Manicaland congress

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Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai

Zvamaida Murwira Harare  Bureau
MDC-T leader, Morgan Tsvangirai’s direct involvement in accrediting delegates to attend the party’s ongoing provincial congress triggered violence in Manicaland on Sunday as participants felt he was targeting people perceived to be aligned to the Renewal Team fronted by Tendai Biti.
Police had to be...

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BBA: JJ shortlisted for eviction

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Jerome Arab (JJ)

Jerome Arab (JJ)

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
ZIMBABWEAN Big Brother Hotshots housemate JJ is on the hit list again as his name received the second highest nominations for possible eviction with compatriot Butterphly on the other hand safe.
As of yesterday JJ and Frankie from Rwanda had the highest number of votes with seven and eight...

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Child killer sectioned

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man killed his neighbour’s 12-year-old son by stabbing him several times all over his body, claiming he heard strange voices that were ordering him to commit the crime, a court heard.
Justice Lawrence Kamocha heard this when Sikhumbuzo Moyo, 25, who suffers from mental illness  and had previously...

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Man hit with $10k adultery lawsuit

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO businessman has filed a $10,000 lawsuit against his neighbour for adultery after he allegedly bedded his wife.
Naison Haruzivishe, who operates a printing company in Bulawayo, is accusing his neighbour, Maxen Matayo, a marketing officer at Nyaradzo Funeral Assurance Company, of sleeping with his...

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Bible-stealing armed robbers jailed

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Tendai Rupapa Harare Bureau
A 26-YEAR-OLD robber will spend 21 years in prison while his four accomplices will serve 15 years each behind bars after a Harare magistrate convicted them on two counts of robbery, two of attempted murder and theft of a motor vehicle.
The gang was in the habit of waylaying motorists whose cars would have developed...

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Sandy to get goodwill ambassador mentorship

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
ZIMBABWEAN queen of dance, Sandra Ndebele yesterday left for South Africa where she will meet the “Princess of Africa” Yvonne Chaka Chaka who will mentor her on her new role as a goodwill ambassador for Mpilo Central Hospital.
In August this year, Ndebele was appointed goodwill ambassador for Mpilo Central...

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Binga axe killer in court

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THE Binga man who allegedly chopped off his wife’s head and put it in a box has told a court that he was driven to insanity by muti that he had been using together with his wife.
Wonder Munsaka, 29, of Muyobe Village under Chief Siabuwa yesterday appeared before Binga resident magistrate Stephen Ndlovu charged...

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Socialites, fashionistas fight for style Icon award

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SIX Bulawayo socialites and fashionistas will battle it out at this year’s inaugural Matabeleland Fashion Week Awards in the style Icon of the Year category.
Matabeleland Fashion Week which will be launched on Saturday, November, 1 at the Heath Streak Academy is meant to honour models, fashion houses, designers...

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BCC told to provide houses before demolitions

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BCC told to provide houses before demolitions

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and national housing, Dr Ignatious Chombo, with Reverend George Mawire, Superintendent Minister of the Wesley Circuit in the United Methodist Church during a fundraising function to build a church and a bishop’s house in Manningdale, Bulawayo yesterday

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
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Secret marriage exposed in court

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Secret marriage exposed in court

From left: Theresa Mauka, Bernard Moyo and Winnet Musasa

Mpumelelo Nyoni Chronicle Reporter
A SECRET marriage was exposed in court when a Bulawayo man was forced to reveal that he went behind his wife’s back and paid lobola for another woman.
Bernard Moyo of Paddonhurst suburb told magistrate Victor Mpofu that he had two wives, much to the surprise...

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Man jailed 17 years for raping niece, 7

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Timoth Makohliso  Midlands Reporter
A MBERENGWA man who raped his niece four years ago and fled to South Africa while on bail was on Wednesday sentenced to an effective 17 years in jail.
Trycose Moyo, 35, of Somerai Village under Chief Chingoma in Mberengwa, appeared before regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing a charge of rape.

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Health hazard looms as Victoria Falls runs dry

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
A health hazard is looming in Victoria Falls as the resort town has gone for more than a week without running water.
Residents have to endure the scorching summer heat with erratic water supplies as there is usually no running water.
Some schools have resorted to dismissing pupils early fearing a health hazard...

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Mwembe video recording draws bumper crowd

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
REFRESHING, outstanding and spiritually uplifting are words that describe gospel artiste, Abigail Mwembe’s debut live DVD and CD recording of her third album Basking in his Glory at Bulawayo Theatre on Saturday night.
Performing in front of a near capacity audience, Mwembe showed that years performing on stage...

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Counselling sessions to be held for errant Bulawayo schools

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education will conduct counselling at Bulawayo schools due to increasing reports of sexual and drug abuse, pregnancies and general indiscipline, an education official has said.
The acting Deputy Provincial Education Director for Secondary Schools Donatus Moyo yesterday said...

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Zimbabwe reps survive

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
BIG Brother Hotshots housemates, Resa from Zambia and Mozambican Mira yesterday became the first two housemates to be evicted at the Live Eviction show meaning Zimbabwean housemates JJ and Butterphly are still in the game to win the $300,000 prize.
There was a new format of choosing housemates for eviction as...

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Rapist loses eye in ‘police attack’

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A 52-year-old Umguza man who allegedly raped his 17- year-old daughter and infected her with HIV has been hospitalised after he lost his right eye following an assault by police officers that left him unconscious while in police custody.
The man who cannot be named for legal reasons, failed to appear in court on...

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Peekay takes Busy Signal venture further

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Simbarashe Mutizwa Showbiz Reporter
MUSICIAN Patrick Kahlari, famously known as Peekay, who struck gold by recording a duet with Jamaican star Busy Signal in May this year, is set to release a music video of the song early next month.
Show Me Love was recorded in the United States and Jamaica and released on June 6.
Speaking through his manager...

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Mum killer committed to mental hospital

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Senior Court Reporter
A MENTALLY ill Beitbridge man, who stoned his mother to death after she refused to cook dinner, has been committed to a mental hospital after a judge ruled he had not been in control of his mind at the time of the crime.
Justice Lawrence Kamocha ruled last week that Thambulo Sibanda’s violent nature was because he suffered f...

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STI spike alarms minister

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Dr Parirenyatwa

Dr Parirenyatwa

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
HEALTH and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa yesterday bemoaned the increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) that he said are now most prevalent among young people, including school children.
“The rate of STIs has gone up and the most affected are young people aged between 15 a...

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President caps 1,065 at BUSE

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President MugabePeter Matambanadzo Senior Reporter
President Mugabe yesterday conferred degrees to 1,065 graduates at the 13th Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) graduation ceremony.
The graduates excelled in various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, including science education, biological sciences, analytical chemistry, environmental...

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Mliswa ‘a divisive element’

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Temba Mliswa

Temba Mliswa

Harare Bureau
OUSTED Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa was a divisive element who covertly sought to reshuffle party structures in the province replacing them with proxies.
A petition by the Mashonaland West provincial executive against Cde Mliswa’s leadership alleges the deposed provincial chairman a...

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First Lady takes meet the people tour to Gwanda

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First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe

First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe

Chronicle Reporters
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe will on Monday hold a rally in Gwanda as part of her “Meet the People” tour.
The Zanu-PF provincial leadership has called on supporters to come in their thousands to meet her.
She will also hold rallies in Lupane on Tuesday, and Bulawayo on Wednesday.
The Bulawayo rally will be...

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$1bn Hwange power deal signed

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Minister Mavhaire

Minister Mavhaire

Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Power Company yesterday completed a $1,1 billion deal with Chinese firm, Sinohydro, for the expansion of Hwange Power Station.
Zimbabwe and China agreed to deals in infrastructure, energy and power during the President Robert Mugabe’s visit to the Asian country in August.
The expansion of Hwange Thermal...

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Banda fined for contempt of court

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairman, Gift Banda, who is also the city’s deputy mayor, was yesterday fined $20 for contempt of court after skipping court last month for violating a maintenance order.
Banda, 45, of Burnside, allegedly owes his ex-lover, Kholiwe Sitshoni, $2,400 in maintenance arrears for the...

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Family survives food poisoning

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO family cheated death after a homeless man allegedly poisoned them with a sugar like substance which was used to prepare tea for the family.
After drinking the tea laced with the substance supplied by Albert Ncube, Moreen Ncube, her husband and grandchild were rushed to hospital suffering from severe stomach...

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