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President reveals secret to long life

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President Mugabe and the First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe arrive yesterday to a rousing welcome for the President’s 91st birthday celebrations at Elephant Hills Hotel in Victoria Falls. —(Picture by Justin Mutenda)

Farirai Machivenyika Harare Bureau
President Mugabe, who turned 91 last Saturday, has attributed his long life to eating a balanced diet...

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President meets AfDB delegation

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Lovemore Mataire Senior Reporter
The African Development Bank yesterday said it will assist Zimbabwe in its re-engagement with multi-lateral financial institutions and lobby for the clearing of debt owed to various institutions. Speaking after paying a courtesy call on President Mugabe at State House yesterday, the leader of the 10-member AfDB...

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Civil service salary bill audit underway

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Minister Mupfumira

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE government is in the process of auditing the civil service salary bill as part of an initiative to find  strategies on how it can be reduced, Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Prisca Mupfumira has said.Minister Mupfumira said the government continued to face financial...

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Zec gives 14-day notice over Chipanga nomination

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Harare Bureau
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has given interested people 14 days to object the nomination of Zanu-PF member Cde Tongesayi Shadreck Chipanga as senator for Manicaland.Cde Chipanga was nominated to fill the vacancy in the Senate that occurred following the death of  national hero and senator Cde Kumbirai Manyika Kangai.

In a notice...

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Shortage of furniture hits Bulilima school

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
OVER 100 pupils learning at Ntambana Primary School in Bulilima District are learning while sitting on the floor due to a shortage of furniture. However, their situation slightly improved after the school received a donation of 74 stools and chairs from members of the Plumtree business community on...

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Midlands land inspection begins

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Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief
MIDLANDS province has commenced a land audit that will see underutilised land being repossessed.
The main focus of the exercise would be A2 farms.In an interview yesterday, the provincial chief lands officer, Joseph Shoko, said the provincial land audit was targeting to repossess over 80,000 hectares of land...

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I’m still in charge, says President

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President Mugabe

Farirai Machivenyika Harare Bureau
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has said he is still fully in charge of affairs in both Zanu-PF and the government and dismissed media reports that the First Lady Cde Grace Mugabe is now the power behind the throne.

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBC on the programme, Reflections at 91, whose...

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JAIL FOR MAID FROM HELL: Linen drawer killer locked up for 22 years

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A MAID from hell who wrapped a 10-month-old baby in a heavy blanket and locked him in a drawer for making “too much noise” was jailed for 22 years yesterday. Violet Moyo (pictured top), 22, of Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb, was told by a Bulawayo High Court judge that she was “cruel” as she was convicted of...

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Kwekwe maid faces jail over tot assault

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A HOUSEMAID who assaulted a 10-month-old baby until he bled from the nose as punishment for attempting to go outside has been told she faces jail. Vimbai Machokoto, 20, pleaded guilty to child abuse before a Kwekwe magistrate yesterday and will be sentenced on March 3.

Kwekwe resident magistrate Taurai Manwere...

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Gono in court for $1.3m debt

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Harare Bureau
FORMER Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor, Gideon Gono, is under fire for failing to pay $1,3 million for an undisclosed number of vehicles he bought on credit from a local dealer, Oasis Motors, six years ago.

Oasis Motors filed summons for provisional sentence at the High Court on the strength of an acknowledgement of debt...

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‘Underwear Robber’ jailed for 25 years

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Birthwell Sibanda

Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A VIOLENT thug dubbed the ‘Underwear Robber’ for stealing his victims’ clothes and forcing them to walk naked is beginning a 25-year jail stretch today. Birthwell Sibanda, 22, of Pumula South in Bulawayo, will be tried separately on four counts of murder.

He had also been charged with three counts of...

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Twin’s cremation mum delusional, Mpilo Hospital says

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THE woman who allegedly gave birth to twin babies at Mpilo Central Hospital and lost one of them when he was incinerated allegedly by the hospital authorities, is hallucinating and suffering from a mental illness according to the referral hospital authorities.

Mpilo Central Hospital officials yesterday dismissed...

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LATEST: AG Machaya sworn in

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LATEST: AG Machaya sworn in

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Prince Machaya (L) shakes hands with VP Mnangagwa soon after being sworn in. (Pic by William Mafunga)

Advocate Prince Machaya has been sworn in as the Attorney-General of Zimbabwe at a brief ceremony held at Munhumutapa Building.He took the oath before Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in terms of Section 114 (2) of the Constitution of...

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Maid stuffs baby in drawer

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Violet Moyo the murder suspect

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A MAID allegedly wrapped her employer’s 10-month-old baby in a blanket and stashed him in a drawer for three hours for making “too much” noise, a Bulawayo High Court judge heard yesterday.

Violet Moyo, 22, of Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb then left the toddler who suffocated as s...

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7 Njube High Form 2 pupils bust for mbanje, admit regular use

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SEVEN Form Two pupils from Njube High School in Bulawayo have been put under surveillance by the police Drugs and Narcotics Section after they were found in possession of mbanje at the school last week.

The pupils were reportedly caught by school authorities on different occasions smoking the...

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Zesa workers demand $117m in pay arrears

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Zesa employees are demanding $117 million in salary arrears arising from a collective bargaining agreement in 2012 which management ignored. While conceding to the bungling, Zesa argues that implementing an arbitral award granted by retired Supreme Court judge Justice Ahmed Ebrahim and Professor Emmanuel Magade would have...

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Mum of 3 stabs drunk ex to death

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A 28-YEAR-OLD Bulilima woman stabbed her drunken husband to death with a knife at the weekend as she fought to stop him from assaulting her and their three children.The furious husband – from whom she separated last year – had accused her of infidelity before attacking her at around 9PM on...

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UK betrayed Zim: London mayor

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Mduduzi Mathuthu Editor
BRITAIN fouled up by failing to honour the 1979 Lancaster House Agreement which guaranteed compensation for its settler farmers in independent Zimbabwe, a leading figure of the ruling Conservative Party admitted yesterday.London mayor Boris Johnson, tipped as the next Conservative Party leader, said in a...

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Tsvangirai scared of losing mansion: Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Macheka

Takunda Maodza Harare Bureau
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has refused to stay with Elizabeth Macheka at her Borrowdale house in Harare because he fears vacating the Highlands mansion, bought for his use as Prime Minister during the inclusive Government, will pave way for a Zanu-PF takeover of the property.This was revealed by...

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Mpilo Hospital ‘cremates’ baby without teenage parent’s consent

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Loveness Bepete /Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporters
A TEENAGE mum who gave birth to twins at Mpilo Central Hospital in Bulawayo is tormented by the death of one of the babies in which she suspects there has been foul play.Cowdray Park resident, Nomsa Mukurazita, 18, gave birth prematurely at seven months to a baby girl and a boy on February 12...

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Gweru mayoral mansion turned into lodge

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Midlands Correspondent
GWERU City Council has resolved to convert the mayoral mansion into a lodge in a move meant to generate income for the cash-strapped local authority.
The mayoral mansion has been vacant since 2008 when the city’s last executive mayor, Sesil Zvidzai’s term of office   expired.Chairperson of the Health and Housing committee,...

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Mahofa appointed Minister

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Lovemore Chikova Harare Bureau
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday appointed veteran politician and Masvingo senator Shuvai Ben Mahofa as the new Minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Masvingo.Cde Mahofa, who turns 74 in April, replaces Kudakwashe Bhasikiti who was fired on Thursday last week for conduct inconsistent with his prescribed...

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Prisoner in own attire shocks magistrate

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A MAN remanded in custody startled a magistrate when he appeared in court clad in civilian attire.
The development gave rise to speculation that the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services could be failing to provide prison garb to all inmates on remand.

This emerged on Friday when Jabulani Nyoni, 19, who...

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Tsvangirai cheats again

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Mr Tsvangirai

Takunda Maodza  Harare Bureau
MORGAN Tsvangirai’s wife, Elizabeth, has demanded to be “set free” from her marriage to the MDC-T leader after accusing him of cheating on her with two women.In sensational audio tapes obtained by our sister paper The Herald, Elizabeth, nee Macheka, also accuses the former Prime Minister of suffering from...

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Teacher hangs self at Ingutsheni after breast-feeding row

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A breast-feeding teacher at Emakhandeni Primary School in Bulawayo allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging herself at Ingutsheni Central Hospital after nurses reportedly refused to discharge her to go and nurse her baby.Sources at the hospital said Precious Ngwenya, 31, was admitted to the hospital at the...

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Zanu-PF bigwigs to the rescue

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Victoria Falls Reporter
ZANU-PF bigwigs in Matabeleland North Province had to intervene last Friday to assist the Youth Wing raise money and other donations for the 21st February Movement celebrations to be held this Saturday in the resort town of Victoria Falls.The local fundraising sub-committee had told politburo members from the...

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Water cuts: BCC defies High Court

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has admitted it is defying a ruling of the High Court outlawing the disconnection of water to residents without a court order, which a judge found amounted to “extortion”.The BCC recently launched a water disconnection blitz after briefly complying with the court order.

Now, council...

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Twalumba boss Sibanda dies

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Oliver Kazunga Chronicle Reporter
TWALUMBA Holdings executive chairman Dr Nkululeko Sibanda has died. He was 42.
A family friend Adorrah Makoni said Dr Sibanda died at Parirenyatwa Hospital on Saturday night and had been ill for some time.“He died at around 10PM on Saturday and hasn’t been feeling well for quite some time. He passed on at a time wh...

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19 babies born on February 21

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
A total of 19 babies born at Mpilo Central hospital in Bulawayo on Saturday join thousands of children from across the country that share a birthday with President Mugabe.The babies comprised 10 girls and nine boys including a set of boy twins. One family is contemplating naming their child after President Mugabe.

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Tshelanyemba hospital re-opens

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
TSHELANYEMBA Hospital in Matobo district, which was closed four months ago after thieves stole cables supplying electricity to the institution, re-opened last Wednesday when power was restored.Matobo South MP Saul Mahalima Ncube told Chronicle yesterday the community was in high spirits following the...

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