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DOCTORS STRIKE…Patients left stranded countrywide

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Loveness Bepete/ Harare Bureau— 

PATIENTS were left stranded at major Government hospitals yesterday after service delivery was paralysed by a nationwide strike by junior doctors who are demanding that their monthly salary be raised from $282 to $1,200. More than 300 doctors mainly from Government central hospitals and some district hospitals...

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I did not vote for S K Moyo: Mutinhiri

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Ambrose Mutinhiri

Ambrose Mutinhiri

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter— 
ZANU-PF national chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo’s bid for the second vice presidency has suffered a blow with two senior party members distancing themselves from last year’s meeting that “unanimously” endorsed him for the post. A meeting chaired by former PF-Zapu secretary general Cde...

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Jabulani Sibanda rapped over ’bedroom coup’ utterances

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Jabulani Sibanda

Jabulani Sibanda

Harare Bureau—
WAR veterans’ leader Cde Jabulani Sibanda has come under fire from analysts and fellow war veterans for insulting President Mugabe by implying that he wanted to do a “bedroom coup” on his deputy Vice President Joice Mujuru. They said Cde Sibanda’s utterances that were carried by NewsDay yesterday, left no doubt...

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High-speed chase ends in shooting . . . Kombi passengers turn against police

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High-speed chase ends in shooting . . . Kombi passengers turn against police

Inset: Constance Tshuma on a hospital bed at the United Bulawayo Hospitals yesterday

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
POLICE allegedly opened fire on a vehicle that had failed to stop at a roadblock in Plumtree, severely injuring two passengers.

The Thursday shooting was preceded by a 60km high-speed chase along the Bulawayo-Plumtree Highway...

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SA processes permits for Zimbabweans

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
SOUTH Africa has processed more than 116,000 applications from Zimbabweans seeking documents to continue working and living in that country under the Zimbabwe Special Permits (ZSP) facility.

ZSP is a programme that replaced the Dispensation for Zimbabweans Project (DZP), which started in May 2009 and expires on...

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Mliswa causes mayhem at PCC meeting

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Mliswa causes mayhem at PCC meeting

Zanu-PF Political Commissar Cde Webster Shamu (centre) addresses delegates while ousted Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa (in a cap), heckles him in Chinhoyi yesterday

Harare Bureau
THERE was drama at the Zanu-PF Mashonaland West Provincial Coordinating Committee (PCC) meeting at the Public Service Training Centre in Chinhoyi...

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JB Sibanda rubbishes ouster claims

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Jabulani Sibanda

Jabulani Sibanda

Mashudu Netsianda and Yoliswa Dube Chronicle Reporters
ZIMBABWE National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) chairman Cde Jabulani Sibanda yesterday dismissed as “hogwash” a call for his resignation made by some elders of the association at a Press conference in Harare on Friday.

The war veteran elders urged Cde Sibanda to...

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Doctors go on strike

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
Government junior doctors have said they will go on strike today to push for higher pay and improved working conditions following the expiry of an ultimatum they issued two weeks ago.

Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association president, Dr Fortune Nyamande said about 400 government doctors, a majority of them junior...

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‘Workers have constitutional right to strike without notice’

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Daniel Nemukuyu Harare Bureau
Workers who do not belong to the security and essential services sectors have a Constitutional right to go on strike without giving notice, top labour lawyers have revealed.

Defending the decision by 1,750 Mashonaland Tobacco Company workers to strike without giving a 14-day notice, Caleb Mucheche of Matsikidze and...

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Man axed to death, left on rail track to be smashed by train

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Man axed to death, left on rail track to be smashed by train

Relatives gather after Kwanele Moyo (inset) was cut into two by a train

Bongani Ndlovu, Chronicle Correspondent
A 39-YEAR-OLD Esigodini man was yesterday allegedly brutally axed to death and his body placed on a railway line where a train crushed it into two.

The gory incident occurred at around 2AM opposite the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the...

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Nabbed! SA police seize R1m cigarettes, arrest 6

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South African police have arrested six suspects for smuggling cigarettes to that country through its borders with Zimbabwe and Botswana during the past week and recovered cigarettes worth more than R1 million in three separate incidents.

A suspect who was on bail for armed robbery and another who was using a stolen car to transport stolen...

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Politburo okays Mliswa ouster

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temba mliswaFarirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
The Zanu-PF Politburo yesterday upheld the dismissal of Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde Temba Mliswa and appointed his deputy Cde Ziyambi Ziyambi as the acting chairperson.
The much-awaited debate on allegations of extortion, corruption and abuse of office raised by the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe...

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Daggers out for Jabulani Sibanda

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Jabulani Sibanda

Jabulani Sibanda

Herald Reporter
War veterans yesterday urged Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairman Cde Jabulani Sibanda to resign or risk being pushed out for belonging to a counter-revolutionary squad opposed to the entry of the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe into politics.
Cde Sibanda recently came under fire for snubbing...

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War vets to hold anti-Kaukonde demo

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Cde Kaukonde

Cde Kaukonde

Herald Reporter
War veterans in Marondera yesterday applied for police clearance to hold a demonstration against Zanu-PF Mashonaland East provincial chairperson Cde Ray Kaukonde for allegedly fanning factionalism in the province and protecting white commercial farmers.
The demon had initially been pencilled for yesterday, but was...

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Resign!…First Lady tells VP Mujuru

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FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe

FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe

Farirai Machivenyika and Felex Share Harare Bureau
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday told Vice President Joice Mujuru to resign or risk being fired for extortion, corruption, abuse of office and undermining President Robert Mugabe.
The First Lady had throughout her ‘Meet The People’ tour in 10 provinces castigated a senior Za...

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VP Mujuru: The charges

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VP Mujuru

VP Mujuru

Harare Bureau
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday said Vice President Joice Mujuru did not deserve a day longer in office because she was corrupt and incompetent.
Cde Mujuru had risen beyond her capabilities and should now vacate her station, the First Lady told thousands of war veterans and senior government officials who gathered at her...

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Mnangagwa speaks on car crash

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Mnangagwa speaks on car crash

Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa’s accident damaged car

Takunda Maodza Assistant News Editor
JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa reported for duty yesterday morning after his doctor gave him a clean bill of health following an accident in Harare on Wednesday.
The minister’s Mercedes was rammed by a staff bus owned by the...

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Mnangagwa in car crash

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Mnangagwa in car crash

Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Benz which was involved in an accident yesterday. Top, Cde Mnangagwa

Takunda Maodza Harare Bureau
JUSTICE and Legal Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped death by a whisker when his Mercedes Benz was rammed on the driver’s side by a staff bus belonging to Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals along Herbert Chitepo Avenue in...

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Khutshwekhaya blasts Callistus

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Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu

Temba Dube Deputy News Editor
ZANU-PF politburo member Cde Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu has slammed the party’s provincial chairperson for Bulawayo, Professor Callistus Ndlovu, calling him “educated but empty” for suggesting that the 1987 Unity Accord should be done away with as it has already served its purpose.
Prof...

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1,000+kg boulder crushes mine worker

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VUMBACHIKWE MINE 1Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
A WORKER at Vumbachikwe Mine in Gwanda was crushed to death when a boulder weighing more than 1,000 kilogrammes fell on him while he was working in a mine shaft underground.
The incident, that left a colleague traumatised, happened on Tuesday at around 10AM.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson...

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First Lady snubs Mujuru, again

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First Lady snubs Mujuru, again

President Mugabe greets Cde Simon Khaya Moyo while First Lady Grace Mugabe and VP Joice Mujuru look on at Harare International Airport yesterday

Harare Bureau
FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday declined a handshake with Vice President Joice Mujuru at the Harare International Airport where senior government officials were welcoming President Mugabe...

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NK drops VP bid, backs Mphoko

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CDE NAISON NDLOVU 1Temba Dube Deputy News Editor
CDE Naison Khutshwekhaya Ndlovu yesterday ended his bid for the vacant Vice President post and declared support for rival, Cde Phelekezela Mphoko.
The Zanu-PF politburo member, in withdrawing his interest in the post, launched a withering attack on Zanu-PF national chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, one of five ex-Zapu...

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Woman poisons grandson to inherit house

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PoisonSukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A 75-YEAR-OLD Bulilima granny reportedly poisoned her 18-year-old grandson so that she could take over the house that he inherited from his father, a court heard yesterday.
Evelyn Mpofu from Matjinge area and her neighbour who allegedly administered the poison, are jointly charged with murder.

Mpofu is...

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Riot at funeral…Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake

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Riot at funeral…Widow stones in-laws at suicide wake

Mourners at the funeral wake of the late Davison Chikukwa (top) and Grace Sibanda

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter—
ANTI-RIOT police had to be called, to restore order at a funeral wake of a Sizinda man, who committed suicide over his wife’s alleged infidelity, on Sunday evening. Memory Sibanda reportedly ran amok, pelting her in-laws an...

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Lightning strikes 50 police recruits

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Lightning bolt
Harare Bureau—

At least 50 police recruits escaped death by a whisker, after a bolt of lightning struck a tent they were using during training, at Lowdale Training Centre in Shamva, last Thursday. While the official figures indicate that there were 50 recruits, and three were injured, impeccable police sources at Morris Depot, said there...

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Grade 7 pupils drown after last exam

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exam paperMidlands Reporter—
TWO Grade Seven pupils at Dreinfontein Primary School in Mvuma, drowned on Thursday, after they had sneaked out of school for a swimming session together with others in Shashe River. The unfortunate incident occurred in the afternoon when the children had just completed writing their last examination. Sources at the b...

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‘BCC killed our mum’

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‘BCC killed our mum’

BULAWAYO Town Clerk Mr Middleton Nyoni, with Deputy Mayor Gift Banda and Mayor Martin Moyo

Mpumelelo Nyoni, Chronicle Reporter
A WIDOW from Bulawayo’s Pumula South suburb collapsed and later died in hospital after receiving a notice of intention to attach her property from the city council over unpaid bills amounting to $306.

Her family is now...

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Grade 7 pupil hangs self

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Oswell Moyo, Chronicle Reporter
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Emganwini suburb in Bulawayo allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his mother’s bedroom with a scarf over yet to be disclosed reasons yesterday.

Ferdinand Makonye, a Grade Seven pupil at Senzangakhona Primary School in the same suburb, was found dead in the room by his aunt, Mercy...

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MDC leaders hospitalised in car crash hell

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Mr Lovemore Moyo

Mr Lovemore Moyo

Nduduzo Tshuma, Senior Political Reporter
FOUR senior officials from the MDC-T and MDC were injured in separate accidents on Friday and Saturday night while travelling from Harare to Bulawayo.

MDC-T national chairman Lovemore Moyo, his aide Artwell Sibanda and a driver were seriously injured when a Mazda BT50 they were travelling in...

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President joins thousands at Pope Paul V1’s beatification

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President joins thousands at Pope Paul V1’s beatification

Well received: The new pontiff smiles as he chats to President Mugabe and his wife Cde Grace, who were greeted at the airport by a priest sent specifically to welcome them to the Vatican

Mabasa Sasa, in ROME, Italy
PRESIDENT Mugabe and First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe yesterday joined political and religious leaders and 70,000 other Roman Catholics at a...

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