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Half-naked woman causes stir in Iminyela

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Lorraine Phiri

In a suspected act of witchcraft, residents of Iminyela suburb in Bulawayo yesterday woke up to find a 21-year-old woman standing at her doorsteps half naked and smeared with ashes all over her body....

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Masendeke family cursed: Mother

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Masvingo Bureau

THE mother of the three Masendeke brothers, two of whom are on the run after allegedly murdering a reveller at a Kwekwe bar recently, Mrs Martha Masendeke, believes her family is cursed and only God has the power to end their recurrent brush with the law that has earned them countrywide notoriety....

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Farmers destock to improve pastures

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Beitbridge Reporter

MATABELELAND South has in the last three months recorded zero drought-related deaths of cattle following an improvement in the availability of pastures in several parts of the province....

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Council transfers school head for alleged funds mismanagement

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Walter Mswazie

MASVINGO City Council has resolved to transfer the head of Rujeko Primary School, accusing him of mismanaging school funds....

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Girl kills self over confiscated cellphone

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Marvelous Moyo

A 15-YEAR-OLD Esigodini girl committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree outside her home after her mother had withdrawn her cellphone from her so that she could concentrate on her studies....

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Beitbridge council to service 3 000 stands

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Beitbridge Reporter

THE Beitbridge Town Council intends to service 3 000 residential stands, a move that is set to ease the prevailing accommodation crisis in the border town....

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Gwanda residents stranded

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Gwanda Correspondent

GWANDA residents who bought housing stands from a construction company, Alpha Developers Private Limited about 10 years ago, have not been allocated their stands up to now....

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‘MDC-led councils occupied by crooks’

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‘MDC-led councils occupied by crooks’ Marvelous Moyo

THE Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, Saviour Kasukuwere has attacked councils led by MDC formations in the country, saying they were infested with corrupt and selfish officials who have failed to serve communities....

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Mpilo Hospital receives $45 000 equipment

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Nokuthaba Mathema

MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo yesterday received state-of-the-art paediatric and maternity equipment worth more than $45 000 from ZimHealth Europe, a development that will boost service delivery at the institution. ...

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Baby boy dies on street pavement

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Midlands Correspondent

A seven-month old baby boy died mysteriously while sleeping on the street pavement while its mother, an airtime vendor was attending to a         client....

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Girl commits suicide over cellphone

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Marvelous Moyo

A 15-year-old Esigodini girl committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree outside her home when her mother withdrew her cellphone from her so that she could concentrate on studying, police said yesterday....

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Insiza band receives $5 000 instruments

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Gwanda Correspondent

INSIZA Express, a Matabeleland South rhumba group, has received brand new instruments worth $5 000 from the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust.

The instruments received by the group include guitars, speakers and an amplifier.

The group was also given a generator.

In an interview, Insiza Express band leader Sikhutshiwe Dube said the...

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Cancer association urges women to visit hospitals frequently

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Chronicle Reporter

THE Bulawayo Cancer Association of Zimbabwe has urged women around the country to frequently visit hospitals and get screened for cervical cancer, as cases of the disease are reportedly increasing.

In Zimbabwe studies indicates that cervical cancer accounts for 33.4 percent among women and about 7 000 cancer cases are seen at...

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Man found dead by road side

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Chronicle Reporter

A 28-year-old Inyathi man was reportedly found dead on the side of a road in a suspected hit and run accident.

The man, Mhlonitshwa Sibanda of Badala area Inyathi district under Chief Mtshane Khumalo, who was allegedly on his way home from the Badala beerhall, sustained a broken right collar bone, swollen right shoulder and a torn...

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Three-year-old fatally stabs self

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Lorraine Phiri

A three-year-old Kamativi boy allegedly slipped, fell on top of a knife he was holding and fatally stabbed himself in the process, police have confirmed.

The boy, identified as Bukhali Mukombwe, reportedly sustained a deep cut on the                            neck and died before he could be taken to hospital.

Confirming the incident...

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Nust extends programme services to Harare

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Nust extends programme services to Harare Makhosi Sibanda

THE National University of Science and Technology has extended its services to Harare,...

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Governor Machaya assesses storm damage in Mberengwa

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Kamangeni Phiri

MIDLANDS Governor Jason Machaya yesterday led a team of the Province’s Civil Protection Unit in assessing the damage caused by the storm that hit parts of Mberengwa as well as distributing food to the affected people.

The storms hit Mberengwa West Constituency on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

In an interview, Governor Machaya...

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Man assaults wife over $40 debt

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Midlands Reporter

A Gweru man who assaulted his wife and threatened to kill her when she allegedly failed to pay back $40 that she owed him was yesterday fined $200.

The man, Absenim Robi of 5734 Mkoba Village 19 landed himself in trouble with the law when he went to his wife, Ms Sibonokuhle Sibanda’s workplace and assaulted her.

Robi was brought...

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Herdboy kidnaps, rapes six Grade One pupils

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Walter Mswazie, Masvingo Correspondent

AN 18-year-old herdboy from Bikita in Masvingo allegedly abducted six Grade One pupils who were coming from school and raped them one after the other while ordering them to cheer him on.

The incident, which was confirmed by Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Peter Zhanero happened some time last...

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Govt yet to license diamond mining in Bikita

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Harare Bureau

GOVERNMENT says it has not yet licensed anyone to mine diamonds in Bikita in Masvingo following the discovery of gems near the border with Manicaland province....

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Council’s clamping exercise clears only 600 tickets

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Chronicle Reporter

THE Bulawayo City Council’s clamping exercise on errant motorists last week only managed to clear about 600 outstanding tickets out of 148 000. ...

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Gwanda tout granted bail on charge of assaulting policeman

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Gwanda Correspondent

A Gwanda commuter omnibus tout who allegedly assaulted a policeman for trying to arrest him when he was found urinating in public has been granted $100 bail....

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Zimpapers staffer Tshalibe dies

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Chronicle Reporter

Zimpapers Bulawayo branch senior driver Mr Lesimon Tshalibe has died....

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Govt to pay for Beam candidates

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Chronicle Reporter

THE Government will pay $1,5 million in examination fees under the Basic Education Assistance Module (Beam) for this year’s November Ordinary and Advanced Level candidates....

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