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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

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.

Gracious...

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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.

She...

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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

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

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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Accused smears self with faeces to avoid trial

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
A 29-year-old man facing a charge of malicious damage to property stunned a Gweru court when smeared himself with human waste all over his body apparently in a bid to evade trial.

The incident, which was witnessed by this reporter, occurred on Wednesday when Joseph Jembere of House Number 3524, Olio Crescent in...

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Inyanga, uncle rape girl, 11, 6 times

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A Grade five pupil from Kweneng Primary School in Mangwe District was allegedly raped six times by two men, a traditional healer and her uncle. The 11-year-old girl from Mphoengs was attacked by the two men within a space of two months.

The traditional healer, Simon Sibanda, 30, from Mphoengs area and the...

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President God-given — Magaya

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Prophet Walter Magaya

Prophet Walter Magaya

Petros Zivengwa Harare Bureau
PROPHETIC Healing Deliverance Ministries (PHD) founder Prophet Walter Magaya, has implored Zimbabweans to remain united under the leadership of President Mugabe.

Speaking to our Harare Bureau after briefing journalists about the developments in his church including the third all-night prayer to be...

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All major roads to be dualised: Minister

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Minister Obert Mpofu

Minister Obert Mpofu

David Shumba Harare Bureau
Government plans to dualise all the country’s major roads to improve safety and infrastructure, a Cabinet Minister said recently. Speaking after touring Chivake River Bridge, in Murehwa, which was being repaired, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Obert Mpofu said government would p...

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Mbiko kaMadlenya back by public demand

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Mbiko kaMadlenya back by public demand

Mbiko kaMadlenya cast on stage at Bulawayo Theatre `

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
THOSE who missed the Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo festivities in September have been given another opportunity to relive the experience with an Intwasa Extra scheduled to take place from November 20 to 22 at the Bulawayo Theatre.

During the festival, Mbiko...

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Zanu-PF suspends Midzi

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Cde Amos Midzi

Cde Amos Midzi

Harare Bureau
Zanu-PF’s Harare provincial executive yesterday passed a vote of no confidence in its provincial chairman Cde Amos Midzi with immediate effect for fanning factionalism in the party.

The provincial committee members replaced Cde Midzi with his deputy Cde Christopher Chigumba in an interim capacity.

Provincial secretary for...

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President tells diamond firms to invest in modern technology

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PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe

Takunda Maodza Harare Bureau
President Mugabe yesterday challenged the diamond industry to invest in modern technologies, undertake new exploration projects to discover new mines and to ramp up production to full capacity and enable the country to derive maximum benefit from the precious stones.

Officially opening the second...

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MDC-T youths plan to forcibly unseat President Mugabe

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Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent
THE MDC-T national youth league which was recently elected at the party congress has threatened to forcibly remove President Mugabe before the next election in 2018, a move which analysts say borders on treason.

Happymore Chidziva, the MDC-T youth chairman who spoke for the first time at the Gweru Press Club...

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Hailstorm leaves trail of destruction

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Hailstorm leaves trail of destruction

Avoca Secondary School Science laboratory which was destroyed by hailstorm on Monday

Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
AN Ordinary Level examination was disrupted at Avoca Secondary School in Insiza District after a hailstorm blew off the roof of the building where the test was being written, leaving the answer sheets soaked in rain.

Ten pupils...

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Man nabbed for stealing mum’s cellphone

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
A 31-year-old man from Bulawayo’s Nkulumane suburb has been arrested after his mother reported him to the police for stealing her cellphone. Tawana Moyo appeared before magistrate Temba Chimiso facing theft as well as indecent assault charges after he allegedly fondled her mother’s maid after he had stolen the cellphone...

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