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Zimta concerned over increase in private educational institutions

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zimtaPamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) president, Richard Gundane, has expressed concern over an increase in private educational institutions in the country, saying they are commercialising education.

Addressing delegates at the 34th Zimta annual conference in Harare yesterday, Gundane said the commercialisation of...

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Big Nuz plan R Mashesha honour

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AWARD-WINNING kwaito group Big Nuz is hoping R Mashesha’s family will allow them to use his picture. The Durban-based group wants to redo the CD sleeve of their latest album and put R Mashesha’s face on the cover.

But this will depend on whether his family agrees or not.

Sunday Sun sources said the group wants to honour R Mashesha by having his...

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Festive mood grips Gwanda…Mining backwater readies for gospel extravaganza

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
GWANDA has been gripped by the excitement of hosting the biggest musical show in its history which is expected to leave a mark in the mining town.

The arrival of four heavy duty trucks in Gwanda from South Africa yesterday, carrying equipment for the show, created a buzz of excitement around the sleepy town.

The...

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Heavy K thrills at Club Eden

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SOUTH Africa’s DJ Heavy K left an indelible mark on Bulawayo during his show at Club Eden on Saturday with a three-hour performance which many described as the best party so far this year.

On a night where fans started trickling into the venue as soon as the doors at the nightspot opened at 7PM, the highly...

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‘Niece rape’ policeman alleges tribalism

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
THE trial of a 55-year-old police officer who allegedly raped his three nieces aged 19, 14 and 11, opened in Bulawayo on Friday with the man claiming the girls’ mother is framing him on tribal grounds.

Paul Haisosvi, who is based at Tshabalala Police Station, allegedly raped the girls, who are daughters to his...

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Robber pair up for murder

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
TWO serial robbers who allegedly terrorised motorists along the Harare-Beitbridge road have appeared in court facing murder charges. Boniface Musharavati, 39, allegedly conducted a series of robberies with his accomplice, Taurai Gwade.

They allegedly killed Onward Chiripamebiri whom they later robbed of a car before...

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President hails Women’s League

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President Mugabe

Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau—
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has commended the Zanu-PF Women’s League for adhering to the party’s constitution by timeously conducting meetings, saying such gatherings should not only be held towards elections. Addressing the first meeting of the Zanu-PF Women’s League since last December’s National Peo...

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Elephants hunting quota set at 500

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Elephants hunting quota set at 500

Elephants at a pool in the Hwange National park recently

Prosper Ndlovu Business Editor
ZIMBABWE has the capacity to remove an average of 500 elephants worth more than $30 million per year through export or trophy hunting quotas allocated through the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks), it has emerged. Wildlife is a...

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Fuel prices cut

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Emily Mbewe Chronicle Reporter

FUEL prices have gone down following a decrease in oil prices on the international market, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has announced. ZERA chief executive officer Gloria Magombo said on Thursday that fuel dealers and suppliers throughout the country have already started selling the commodity in...

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Corporal punishment rife in schools

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) has expressed concern at the continued use of corporal punishment in schools, a development that has seen many teachers facing disciplinary action. Addressing journalists during the 34th Zimta annual conference in Harare yesterday, the association’s president, Richard...

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Smugglers nabbed with $300,000 gold

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent

POLICE in Plumtree have arrested two men for trying to smuggle eight kilogrammes of gold worth more than $300,000 into Botswana. Francis Maranjesi, 47, was arrested at the Plumtree Border Post and he later implicated Nathan Mnaba, 29, – the alleged owner of the gold. Maranjesi of Kadzamba in Chinhoyi ...

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Zaoga accident victims named

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Consulate in South Africa has released the names of Zaoga band members based in South Africa who were killed in a road accident in Pretoria on Thursday morning. Moments of Praise band members, not More Praise band as earlier reported, died near the Nellmapius off-ramp in Irene when their vehicle...

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MORE COUNTS…Convicted serial robber, rapist back in court

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Shamiso Dzingire Court Reporter
A CONVICTED serial robber who went on a robbing spree terrorising mostly women, was back in court on Thursday facing more charges of robbery and rape. Brandon Ngwenya, 21, of Old Pumula suburb in Bulawayo would threaten to stab his victims before robbing them of their valuables. Ngwenya was on Wednesday convicted on...

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Property seekers warned against fake agents

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent
POLICE in Bulawayo have warned property seekers to be wary of land barons and individuals masquerading as estate agents who are fleecing residents thousands of dollars through selling non-existent residential stands and houses. The police yesterday said they have noted with concern an increase in the number...

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Wild party teens spared jail term

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Fungai Lupande Harare Bureau
HARARE magistrate Francis Mapfumo yesterday took time to counsel 17 college students who held a wild pool party in Westgate, Harare and warned them to stay out of trouble. Mapfumo, who had earlier indicated that the students would get community service, sentenced them to wholly suspended three months in prison for five...

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Cousins ‘bed, impregnant’ each other

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Shamiso Dzingire Court Reporter
TWO Bulawayo cousins who stayed in the same house have been arrested for allegedly bedding each other resulting in the girl falling pregnant. The 25-year-old man allegedly impregnated his 16-year-old cousin who is a Form 4 pupil at a local school. He would allegedly sneak into his cousin’s bedroom in the middle of...

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Labour Act: Minister responds to employers

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Minister Prisca Mupfumira

Minister Prisca Mupfumira

Felex Share Harare Bureau
EMPLOYERS should not cry foul as they were arrogant and boycotted the crisis meetings the government convened to amend the Labour Act, Public Service, Labour and Social Services Minister Prisca Mupfumira said yesterday.

Minister Mupfumira said while the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe was part...

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Chamisa’s Damascus Road moment in Parliament

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Harare – Kuwadzana East legislator Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-T surprised many in the National Assembly on Tuesday when he waxed lyrical about the liberation struggle during debate on the Labour Amendment Bill, which seeks to stem the wave of employee dismissals on three months notice.

Some people have labelled the outspoken youthful legislator a...

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Mat South experiments with fish farming

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
THE government has embarked on a fish farming pilot project in Matabeleland South in a development that is expected to help enhance food and nutrition in the province.

In an interview at the just ended Matabeleland Agricultural Show in Gwanda Town, Beitbridge District livestock specialist in the Ministry of...

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13,904 cars imported in January-June

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) cleared 7,926 imported second hand vehicles at Beitbridge border post between April and June this year.

During the first quarter of this year, 5,978 vehicles passed through Beitbridge, bringing to 13,904 the total number of cars imported through the same border post between...

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Teacher jailed for claiming mum’s funeral benefits 14-years after her death

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A BULILIMA teacher has been jailed for defrauding Old Mutual Funeral Company of $5,000 after lying that his mother had died in July, 14 years after her death.

William Banana Ncube, 25, a teacher at Malalume Secondary School, applied for an Old Mutual funeral policy and went on to make a funeral benefit claim...

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Security increased around Nicki Minaj’s wax model

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Security has been stepped up around Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda wax model at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas after fans posted inappropriate photographs taken next to the model on social media.

The 32-year-old beauty was immortalised as the character from her Anaconda music video but a series of inappropriate photographs taken with the statue at Madame...

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12 Harvest House choirs vie for $50k

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
TWELVE Harvest House International Church (HHIC) choirs are set to converge in Bulawayo for a “Clash of Hub Choirs” competition taking place at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) grounds on August 30 with $50,000 up for grabs.

The choirs, drawn from different parts of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana...

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Chiefs demand police presence in mining areas

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
CHIEFS in Matabeleland South want police to increase their presence in mining areas to help curb crime.

The traditional leaders said most robberies, thefts, assaults and other such crimes were taking place in mining areas.

Chief Hobodo, whose area of jurisdiction covers some mining areas in Mangwe district,...

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Byo designers hit Durban Fashion Fair

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
THREE local designers, Zanele Dube, Sidumiso Tshuma and Saneliso Mpofu will be travelling to South Africa next week to showcase their collections at the annual Durban Fashion Fair.

The Bulawayo designers, Tshuma of Shadow by Sidumiso, Mpofu of Sanah Designs and Dube of Zah Designs will showcase alongside...

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Man beats up ex who refuses to get dumped

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A Bulilima man severely assaulted his ex-girlfriend for spreading rumours that they were still lovers.

Mqondisi Sibanda, 25, of Fumabazhe Village in Tshitshi area assaulted Kelesto Ncube, 21, several times with a stick.

Ncube was rescued by passersby who heard her screaming for help.

Sibanda was convicted of...

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‘Stop sackings’ . . . Minister saves 3,000 city workers

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Minister Saviour Kasukuwere

Minister Saviour Kasukuwere

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has stopped the Harare City Council from firing 3,000 workers at one fell swoop without giving a proper explanation for the move.

At least 3,000 Harare City Council workers were set to receive their...

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Bees sting residents

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Bulawayo City Council fire fighters carry Simelani Zhou’s wares after she was stung by bees at Ascot in Bulawayo yesterday

Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent
A swarm of bees attacked members of the public in Bulawayo yesterday after the insects were allegedly provoked by frustrated kombi crews who wanted to stop people from using pirate taxis.

Pi...

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More join Zanu-PF in Byo

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Cde Ignatius Chombo

Cde Ignatius Chombo

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor
THE MDC-T’s days are numbered in urban areas with more people joining Zanu-PF in the on-going party restructuring exercise, a senior party official has said.

Party national secretary for youth affairs, Cde Pupurai Togarepi, who is heading the restructuring exercise in Bulawayo, said on Tuesday more...

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Miss Carnival’s nude pictures leak

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Dananai Chipunza

Dananai Chipunza

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
FORMER Miss Carnival Zimbabwe Dananai Chipunza is the latest nudist in the country after her high definition nude pictures were leaked on social media this week.

The model-cum-chef, in one of the pictures, which leave nothing to the imagination, is captured posing bare breasted while caressing...

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