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Goche runs for dear life

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Cde Goche

Harare Bureau
Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Nicholas Goche had to run for dear life yesterday fleeing Zanu-PF youths in Bindura who were baying for his blood after he was implicated in the plot to assassinate President Mugabe.Cde Goche sneaked out of the meeting at Mayfair Lodge where he intended to submit his application for  a Central...

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Callistus Ndlovu survives ouster

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Prof Callistus Ndlovu

Patrick Chitumba and Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporters
PROFESSOR Callistus Ndlovu has bounced back as Zanu-PF Bulawayo Provincial chairperson after the Politburo reversed a flawed no-confidence vote passed on him and his executive last week.The Politburo also quashed a counter vote of no- confidence that Prof Ndlovu and his...

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Magaya stampede victims named

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Prophet Magaya

Factmore Dzobo Senior Reporter.
POLICE yesterday released the names of the 11 people who were crushed to death in a stampede at the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) crusade at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe last Thursday.The victims were from Kwekwe, Redcliff and Gweru. Those from Kwekwe are Ian Nkomo, 40, of Amaveni and...

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70,000 pregnant women HIV+

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Diana Nherera Harare Bureau
SEVENTY thousand pregnant women in Zimbabwe tested positive for HIV this year, a government official has revealed.
Deputy co-ordinator in the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s national PMTCT and paediatric HIV care and treatment Dr Nyikadzino Mahachi said of the figure, only nine percent of babies were infected with...

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VP Mujuru rejected

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Some members of the Mashonaland Central Zanu-PF provincial elections directorate yesterday rejected Vice President Joice Mujuru’s application for a Central Committee post, but she survived after a compromise was reached to leave the decision to the Politburo.While VP Mujuru survived the first hurdle in her bid to land the Central Committee post...

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Granny killed in freak fire accident

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A 63-YEAR-OLD woman from Bulilima died from severe burns she sustained after her clothes accidentally caught fire while she was cooking.Jane Tshuma from Malalume area was with her 10-year-old granddaughter when the incident occurred on November 9.

She died at the United Bulawayo Hospitals last Tuesday.

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Politburo gives deadline for nominations

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Harare Bureau
The Zanu-PF Politburo on Sunday ordered all its provinces to conclude nominations and election of Central Committee members by mid week.The meeting also agreed on a raft of changes to the party’s constitution including increasing number of Central Committee members to 300 and empowering the party’s First Secretary to appoint his or he...

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11 die at Magaya crusade…Cops teargas congregants, spark stampede

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11 die at Magaya crusade…Cops teargas congregants, spark stampede

Nurses at Kwekwe District Hospital attend to those injured at the crusade while bodies await collection

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
ELEVEN people were crushed to death while dozens were seriously injured after police allegedly fired teargas into the crowd at Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Prophet Walter...

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Tshinga Dube fingered in plot to unseat President

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Cde Angeline Masuku

Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
ZANU- PF Politburo members Cdes Tshinga Dube, Angeline Masuku and Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu are under fire from Bulawayo province for allegedly plotting against President Mugabe.

Yesterday party members meeting at Davies Hall held placards denouncing the three politburo members.

Party members also...

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Mutasa accused of sidelining Mat North

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didymus-mutasaNduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
ZANU-PF secretary for administration Cde Didymus Mutasa was yesterday accused of sidelining Matabeleland North in the allocation of party vehicles as the province did not belong to his faction.

The revelations were made yesterday by politburo member Dr Obert Mpofu at a Provincial Congress Coordinating...

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BREAKING NEWS: 11 die at Magaya crusade

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Magaya at the crusade last night.

Magaya at the crusade last night.

By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Herald Reporter
Eleven people died while many others were seriously injured after a stampede at Prophet Magaya’s all night crusade at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe this morning.

The incident occured soon after the crusade, which was attended by about 15 000 congregants, when police allegedly...

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Developing story: 11 die at Magaya crusade

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Developing story: 11 die at Magaya crusade

The precast wall destroyed by congregants when they were escaping teargas

By Munyaradzi Musiiwa Herald Reporter
Eleven people died while many others were seriously injured after a stampede at Prophet Magaya’s all night crusade at Mbizo Stadium in Kwekwe this morning.

The incident occured soon after the crusade, which was attended by about 15...

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Mutasa exposed!…Planned no-confidence vote on President at congress

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FOLLOWING shocking revelations that Zanu-PF Secretary for administration Cde Didymus Mutasa told a girlfriend that if President Mugabe continued blocking Vice President Joice Mujuru from ascending to the presidency he would be shot, new details have emerged which not only corroborate the revelation but indicate that something quite...

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Turk Mine shaft collapse kills 1, injures 3

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Turk Mine shaft collapse kills 1, injures 3

Casmyn workers remove the body of the mine worker from a hearse to Inyathi Mission Hospital’s mortuary yesterday (top) and Turk Mine in Bubi district, Matabeleland North

Nokusa Masuku/Lethokuhle Moyo Chronicle Reporters
ONE person died and three others are battling for their lives at Inyathi Mission Hospital after a shaft collapsed at Turk Mine...

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Civil servants sweat over bonuses

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Nicholas Goche

HARARE – The government says its coffers are empty and as a result some of its employees will not get their bonuses this month as expected, much to the annoyance of leaders of the workers’ representatives.

Speaking to Studio 7 after meeting leaders of workers’ representative bodies in Harare yesterday, Public Service, Labour and...

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Sikhanyiso Ndlovu in firing line…Veteran politician ‘risks expulsion’

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Sikhanyiso Ndlovu in firing line…Veteran politician ‘risks expulsion’

Zanu-PF supporters march in the streets of Bulawayo yesterday in support of the First Family

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
ZANU-PF politburo member, Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu risks suspension if he continues to interfere with the running of Bulawayo Province to protect elements that have been booted out, acting provincial chairperson Cde...

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Mujuru backers meet Job Sikhala

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Job Sikhala

Harare Bureau
REPRESENTATIVES of the faction lead by Vice-President Cde Joice Mujuru and MDC founding member Job Sikhala met in Harare last week to discuss modalities of joining forces ahead of elections in 2018 further confirming widespread reports that the VP and her cabal were the “moderates’’ that Tsvangirai said he had been working w...

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Armed robbers stage $160k heist

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Armed robbers stage $160k heist

The Trek filling station that was robbed

Mpumelelo Nyoni and Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THREE men pounced on a Trek Petroleum filling station in Bulawayo on Monday morning and got away with $160,000 in cash at gunpoint. The incident happened at about 9AM along Robert Mugabe Way.

The robbers have since been arrested but the $160,000 that was...

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Prof Ndlovu barred from Davies Hall

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Professor Callistus Ndlovu

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
ZANU-PF Bulawayo provincial acting chairperson Cde George Mlala yesterday said the axed Professor Callistus Ndlovu led executive wouldn’t be allowed to hold any party meetings as they had plotted against President Mugabe.A vote of no confidence was passed on Prof Ndlovu and five...

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Mujuru is the weevil: 1st Lady

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Vice-President Mujuru

Lloyd Gumbo Harare Bureau
Vice-President Joice Mujuru could lose her position to a man since the national Constitution provides that President Mugabe can appoint any person of his choice regardless of gender, First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe said yesterday.She said while the Zanu-PF Constitution provided for one of the...

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Mavhaire gets 72-hour ultimatum to leave Zanu-PF

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Walter Mswazie  Masvingo Correspondent
WAR veterans and Zanu-PF members in Masvingo yesterday took to the streets calling for the resignation of Politburo members Cde Dzikamai Mavhaire and Cde Kudakwashe Bhasikiti from the government and Zanu-PF.The demonstrators, drawn from all the province’s seven districts, waved placards denouncing...

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Woman sues hubby’s lover for $8,000

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
A GWANDA teacher is claiming $8,000 from her husband’s “small house” in adultery damages and for depriving her quality time with him.Thema Ndiweni, a teacher at Jahunda Primary School, dragged her husband’s lover, Sikhohlisiwe Ndlovu, employed by Vumbachikwe Mine, to the Civil Court for having a love affair with...

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7th boot-out: Bulawayo dumps Callistus Ndlovu

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Prof Ndlovu

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
THE Zanu-PF Bulawayo provincial executive yesterday passed a vote of no confidence in provincial chairperson Professor Callistus Ndlovu and five members of his executive for fanning factionalism, sabotaging First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe and allegedly misappropriating party funds.

The provincial...

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Go now, war vets tell Mujuru

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Vice-President Mujuru

Takunda Maodza in Masvingo
VICE President Joice Mujuru should give up her position in Zanu-PF after her supporters were linked with a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, war veterans meeting in Masvingo have demanded.Two of the Cde Mujuru’s closest allies — former Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo and current sec...

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TB Joshua deaths: Zim bodies arrive in South Africa

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T.B Joshua

Mpumelelo Nyoni Chronicle Reporter
THE bodies of three Zimbabweans who died following the collapse of controversial prophet TB Joshua’s three-storey Synagogue Church of All Nations (Scoan) guest house in Nigeria arrived in South Africa yesterday.The remains of Catherine Ndlovu, a mother of two from Mpopoma who visited the prophet to help...

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195 home births recorded in Lupane

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Thandeka Moyo in Lupane
LUPANE district has recorded 195 home births since January, and health officials say this is being replicated in other poor rural communities countrywide, driving up the country’s maternal mortality rate.Zimbabwe’s maternal mortality stands at 960 per 100,000 births, according to the Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey 2012 a...

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Lobola killer jailed for life

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Lindani Dube Hwange Court Correspondent
A MAN who strangled his elderly aunt during a dispute over how to share $100 in lobola money was branded “wicked” by a judge as he was jailed for life.Chezati Phiri, 34, murdered Anna Moyo, 69, after she refused to give him a share of the bride price money.

Phiri, of Ndangababi village under Chief Nekatambe...

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BCC seeks Zesa bill write-off

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Oliver Kazunga  Senior Reporter
BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is still negotiating with Zesa to offset part of its $47 million debt to council by cancelling the $37 million the local authority owes the electricity supplier.If the two institutions agree on the arrangement, they would inform the government about the deal.

The Mayor, Councillor Martin...

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Lightning strike: Kids watch as parents burn to ashes

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
TWO minor children aged three and nine years watched helplessly as their parents were reduced to ashes after a bolt of lightning struck their kitchen hut in Tsholotsho recently.The two siblings are now traumatised and are now under the custody of their maternal grandmother in the same area.

Tsholotsho District...

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AXED JB TURNS TO FARMING

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Jabulani Sibanda

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
Former war veterans leader Cde Jabulani Sibanda yesterday said he would turn to farming as he ponders his next move following his expulsion from Zanu-PF announced by the politburo on Thursday.The Zanu-PF politburo on Thursday expelled Cde Sibanda and suspended national spokesperson Cde...

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