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Cops probe Chief Justice break-in

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Cops probe Chief Justice break-in

Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku

Daniel Nemukuyu Harare Bureau
BURGLARS broke into Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku’s chambers at the Supreme Court on Sunday night and stole a computer and a television set.
The Judicial Service Commission is investigating if any other items were stolen.
JSC acting secretary Justice Rita Makarau announced the...

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Human traffickers spared jail

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda correspondent
SIX men have been spared jail after a failed bid to help 30 locals enter South Africa illegally.
The six human traffickers charged between R200 to R1,000 per person to help the border jumpers through immigration, but instead took the group to an undesignated point along the Limpopo River which they found in...

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Unki courts rival mines to set up smelting plant

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Kamangeni Phiri Midlands Bureau Chief
THE Parliamentary Portfolio on Mines and Energy has said Unki Mines is working on engaging other platinum mining companies to set up a smelting plant for all.
Bikita South MP, Cde Jeppy Jaboon, who is the parliamentary committee’s vice-chairperson said Unki Mines management expressed commitment towards implemen...

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Domestic tiff sparks Arson . . . Cop’s wife sets self, son, husband on fire

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Domestic tiff sparks Arson . . . Cop’s wife sets self, son, husband on fire

Onlookers outside the flat in Ross Camp, Bulawayo where a woman tried to burn herself, her husband and child yesterday and some of the property that was destroyed in the fire

Oswell Moyo  Chronicle Reporter
A policeman and his son were severely burnt when his wife, who also sustained serious burns, allegedly doused herself with paraffin and set...

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Pastor to pay $10k for bedding nephew’s wife

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
JOHANE Marange (Simon branch) leader, Clement Momberume who bedded his nephew’s wife will pay him $10,000 for adultery after the High Court upheld a decision by a lower court.
Bulawayo Magistrate Victor Mpofu had earlier ordered Momberume to pay Jasper Dhliwayo $10,000, for the adultery, but the church leader through...

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Gumbo claims plot to oust President

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Cde Gumbo

Farirai Machivenyika Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF spokesman Cde Rugare Gumbo yesterday claimed a bizarre plot to unseat President Robert Mugabe by “elements that feign love” for the veteran leader.
Cde Gumbo circulated a statement to the media yesterday in which he claimed that senior party officials – whom he refused to name – were...

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Editorial Comment: Restore discipline in Zanu-PF

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zany pf headquartersIn politics as in sport and other contests, there are rules that must be obeyed.  Rules are important as they instill order, discipline and fairness.  Those who disregard them invite their own punishment.
Politics is inherently competitive, but that competition is only acceptable if it occurs according to defined standards.
With cadres seeking to...

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Moyo to join Joyous Celebration Choir

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Eric Moyo

Eric Moyo

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
IDOLS East Africa 2008 winner Eric Moyo could be heading down south at the end of the year to join South Africa’s Joyous Celebration choir.
Joyous Celebration co-founder – Lindelani Mkhize who was in the country over the weekend, said he wanted another Zimbabwean on the Joyous Celebration Choir...

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Harvest Tabernacle wins Clash of Hub Choirs contest

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Harvest Tabernacle Choir

Simbarashe Mutizwa Showbiz Reporter
BULAWAYO choir – Harvest Tabernacle Choir – were on Sunday evening adjudged the best choir at the Clash of Hub Choirs contest held at the Trade Fair Hall 4.
The inaugural contest, which was hosted by Harvest House International Church, saw Harvest Tabernacle walking away...

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It’s time to give others a chance, says Tuku

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Oliver Mutukudzi

Oliver Mutukudzi

Harare Bureau
SUPERSTAR Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi has revealed that he will not be submitting his works for any of the local award so as to give up-and-coming artistes a chance.
Tuku said he would instead be taking the back seat and celebrating the success of artistes he has mentored.
“Samanyanga, as someone who has been in the music...

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Family Voices’ album launch lives to expectations

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Family Voices

Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
MELODIOUS, exquisite, well co-ordinated and superbly choreographed are some of the words that describe the Family Voices’ performance during their album launch held at the Family of God auditorium on Saturday evening.
Performing to a full house, Family Voices went through their 14-track album Time...

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Vundla wins Vic Falls golf tourney

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Vundla wins Vic Falls golf tourney

Thembelani Vundla, assisted by his father Josphat Phiri (left) shows his trophy

Sports Reporter
ABOUT 100 amateur and professional golfers teed off at the Elephant Hills Golf Course in Victoria Falls on Thursday for the Elephant Hills Open Golf 2014 Championship.
Twenty-one year-old Thembelani Vundla, a product of Victoria Falls Golf Club but...

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Widow of Nigerian Ebola victim also has virus

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Port Harcourt – The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria’s oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government said yesterday.
Rivers State health commissioner Sampson Parker said test results showed the woman had the disease, which claimed the life of her husband, Ike Enemuo, on 22 August.

Enemuo...

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Zim-Asset key in unlocking community based tourism

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Elliott Siamonga
The Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (Zim-Asset) remains a vital beneficiation tool for community based tourism as well as unlocking the value of natural resources under the Value Addition and Beneficiation Cluster. The value addition and beneficiation strategy is anchored on the private sector and...

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Victorious Zim cricket team lauded

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Minister Andrew Langa

Minister Andrew Langa

Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
THE government has congratulated the Zimbabwe cricket team for their three wicket win over the mighty Australia at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
The win by the brave Zimbabweans was their first against the Aussies since 1983 and it came against all odds as few gave the boys a chance...

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$18K copper smugglers nabbed

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$18K copper smugglers nabbed

Suspected copper smugglers Winston Nkoma, Orderly Mpofu, Muzarabani Tapfumaneyi and Mthulisi Dube

Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
FOUR men suspected to be part of a nine- member smuggling syndicate were arrested at the Plumtree Border Post while trying to smuggle 915 kilogrammes of copper worth $18,300 out of the country.
The men were...

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Credit purchases on clothing up 11pc

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ClothesCharity Ruzvidzo Business Reporter
THE percentage of consumers purchasing clothes on credit has increased from 26 last year to 37 this year, while mobile money transfers have increased from 49 to 59 percent according to the Zimbabwe All Media Product Survey.
Consumer Council of Zimbabwe director Rosemary Siyachitema said low disposable incomes...

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Editorial Comment: Remove red tape in nurse recruitment

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As part of its efforts to improve access to quality health services, the government, through central and provincial hospitals, runs several schools of nursing which churn out dozens of nurses a year. Some church-run hospitals also train nurses which are supposed to be absorbed into the health care system.
The health sector, apart from education,...

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50 evicted families still stranded

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50 evicted families still stranded

Antineliah Matope shows where she is now sleeping with her children

Charity Ruzvidzo Chronicle Reporter
A health disaster is looming at the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) owned Westgate compound where about 50 families that were evicted last week are still stranded and sleeping in the open.
The parastatal obtained a court order and with the...

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President calls for emergency Politburo meeting

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PRESIDENT MUGABE

PRESIDENT MUGABE

Tendai Mugabe Harare Bureau
President Mugabe has called for an emergency Politburo meeting this week to deal with reports of vote buying and intimidation among other irregularities that characterised the party’s women and youth league conferences held last month.
The President also took a swipe at the party’s Harare provincial l...

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BOSSO PLAYERS MEET FANS

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Main picture: A female shopper takes a picture of Highlanders FC players Pasca Manhanga, a fan and Bruce Kangwa. Top inset: A TM Hyper staffer with Highlanders captain Innocent Mapuranga and supermarket manager Jeremiah Mabena. Below: From left, Godfrey Makaruse, King Nadolo and Graciano Chakafana

Ricky Zililo Senior Sports Reporter
HIGHLANDERS FC...

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SOUTH AFRICA BEAT ZIMBABWE DESPITE UTSEYA’S HISTORIC HAT-TRICK

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SOUTH AFRICA BEAT ZIMBABWE DESPITE UTSEYA’S HISTORIC HAT-TRICK

A good game: Prosper Utseya had a good game despite the loss

Paul Munyuki Harare Bureau
ZIMBABWE’S cricketers will look back on this day as one of those days when they just threw away a golden chance to beat Big Brother South Africa in a cricket showdown.Prosper Utseya will look back on this day as that special day when his off-spin didn’t only get...

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Chicken Inn fired up

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Joey Antipas

Joey Antipas

Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
CHICKEN Inn are fired up for this afternoon’s NetOne One Wallet Cup semi-final tie against Lowveld side Triangle at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane.The Innscor Africa-sponsored Bulawayo side will however miss two of their players Tendai Mukambi and Ramson Zhuwawo due to family commitments but coach...

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Like two hands prepared to clap!

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CONTROVERSIAL Wilson Raj Perumal, a Singapore national believed to be the mastermind of the match fixing scandal that dogged Zimbabwean football between 2007 and 2009, this week shamed the Warriors before the world.Not only did he shame the Warriors, the national association Zifa, he also shamed me and you. He portrayed us as gullible and corrupt...

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Langa invites envoys

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Langa invites envoys

MINISTER ANDREW LANGA

Sikhumbuzo Moyo Senior Sports Reporter
THE Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa has invited embassies from the African Union Region Five member countries to visit Bulawayo and inspect progress being made in preparation for the region’s Under-20 Games.The Games will be held in various venues in the city from...

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Masomere fires warning shots

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Luke Masomere

Luke Masomere

Paul Mundandi Zvishavane Sports Correspondent
NEW How Mine coach Luke “Vahombe” Masomere has sent a bold message to Dynamos before their epic battle in the One Wallet Cup final at Mandava Stadium tomorrow.“I do not have any special message for DeMbare but I have a football message. I have come to How Mine at the right time. I am p...

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White House not changing terror alert level

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Inter1THE White House doesn’t expect to follow the  United Kingdom in raising the terror threat  level in light of risks posed by Islamic State of Iraq  and the Levant, press secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday.“I don’t anticipate, at this point, that there’s a plan to change that level,” Earnest said during his daily news briefing.

“There’s no evi...

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Ramaphosa meets Afrikaners

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Cyril Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG — The Boere-Afrikaner Volksraad encountered no negativity from acting President Cyril Ramaphosa when they met to discuss Afrikaner self-determination, the council said yesterday.“The almost two-hour long meeting at the Union Buildings took place with an open heart and good spirit,” it said.

Ramaphosa met the delegation...

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Ukraine seeks to join Nato

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Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

UKRAINE yesterday called for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.Russian President Vladimir Putin, defiant as ever, compared Kiev’s drive to regain control of its rebellious e...

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Kenyatta orders sinking of ship

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Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta

KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed security agencies to sink a ship which was seized while carrying drugs in the coastal city of Mombasa.President Kenyatta announced that he will lead security agencies to destroy the heroin valued at about US$11.37 million.

Speaking at this year’s Mombasa International Show, Kenyatta said he...

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Intensify fight against smoking

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American President Barack Obama is a smoker

Opinion Saul Gwakuba Ndlovu
THE anti-smoking campaign is on once more, this time with the renowned no nonsense Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church being an active part of the worldwide project.Many people seem to be unaware of the danger posed by smoking especially of cigarettes to human life. Most of...

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Comrades for all seasons

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mugabePerspective Stephen Mpofu
FULMINATIONS, if not outright consternation, are certainly galore in Washington and in London as well as in the frail little hearts of imperialism’s chola-boys  (which in a foreign language means briefcase) particularly in Harare, at the resoundingly successful state visit of President Mugabe to China.

Local quislings of...

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Mangudya spills it

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Mangudya spills it

Dr John Mangudya

Joram Nyathi Group Political Editor
THOSE who fret a lot about government policy clarity should be very happy. Use of the multi-currency regime will continue for the foreseeable future. There is no chance of an immediate reintroduction of the Zimbabwe dollar.This is the official position, very simple and clear.

It was stated by...

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Editorial Comment – Asiagate revisited: Let’s start all over

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zimpFOOTBALL match-fixing mastermind Wilson Raj Perumal this week lifted the lid on the Asiagate scam and other match-fixing shenanigans around the world in an exclusive interview with global news giant Cable News Network (CNN) virtually confirming our fears that the beautiful game is under threat from betting syndicates.

In his revealing expose, the...

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The effects of new sexual revolution

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Op5Vaidah Mashangwa
ADDICTION to drugs, alcohol and smoking began when individuals started taking them just to try them but eventually found out that it was not as easy to quit or stop a nurtured habit.It never dawned on me that one day I would come across other addictive behaviours such as addiction to the internet, food, television, shopping, sex,...

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Prosecute corrupt officials: President

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Lloyd Gumbo in GUANGZHOU, China
CABINET ministers and senior government officials must not be corruptible and those caught on the wrong side of the law will be prosecuted, President Mugabe has said.The President, who is winding up his week-long State visit here, said this on Thursday during an interview with Guangdong province’s t...

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Medics urged to stamp out ‘fear-Ebola mentality’

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Dr Parirenyatwa

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
The government has challenged medical practitioners to join hands in spreading awareness about the deadly Ebola virus to wipe out the “fear-Ebola mentality” that has gripped the nation.Officially opening the Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) annual congress in Victoria Falls yesterday, the...

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Gumbura’s wives to apply for refusal of further remand

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Gumbura’s wives

Harare Bureau
THREE wives of jailed rapist Robert Martin Gumbura and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked, yesterday notified the court of their intentions to apply for refusal of further remand.Choice Neganje, 32, Amadeus Mutakwa, 32, Rutendo Sekai Mandiya, 28, Pamela Kandawire, 27,...

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Thabitha Khumalo eyes Byo post

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Thabitha Khumalo

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Reporter
MDC-T Bulawayo East legislator Thabitha Khumalo yesterday confirmed her ambition to be the party’s provincial chairperson saying she had been asked by members to represent them. Khumalo also dismissed allegations that she was working with the party’s deputy national Morgen Komichi to topple MDC-T vice...

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MSU student kidnaps, rapes girl, 3

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nyundoTimothy Makohliso Midlands Reporter
A MIDLANDS State University student allegedly kidnapped a three-year-old girl from her parents’ house in Gweru’s Senga suburb and later raped her, a court heard yesterday.Prosper Muchineripi, 22, of House Number 339 Nehosho suburb in Gweru, appeared before regional magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing charges of...

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Tourists in grisly find

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The late Bazara Bayana’s two wives — Gertrude and Eva

Sifundiso Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
THE skeletal remains of a Bulawayo man who went missing four years ago have been found in a cave by tourists visiting the Matopos National Park.The group rushed to inform police of their grisly find last week.

The police used the man’s cellphone that was f...

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Zanu-PF VP fight and the Unity Accord

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Cde Simon Khaya Moyo

Nduduzo Tshuma  Senior Political Reporter
TRUE unity between the liberation movements — Zanu and PF-Zapu — remains an elusive goal for as long as demands to reserve posts in the united Zanu-PF remain, according to leading political figures and analysts.A 1987 Unity Accord between the two parties to end post-independence...

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Gono set to take seat

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Dr Gideon Gono

Dr Gideon Gono

Zvamaida Murwira Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission said yesterday it will not consider party lists for senatorial vacancies submitted before the harmonised elections last year, paving way for former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono to assume the seat left vacant by the late Cde Kumbirai Kangai.

Zec...

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Boy,13, stabs mate,14, over girl

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A GRADE 6 pupil at Makuzeze Primary School in Mangwe District stabbed his school mate with an  Okapi knife on the arm following a dispute over a 12-year-old girl.Mbongiseni Tshuma, 13, intervened when he found Alfred Nkomo, 14, fighting his cousin, Thabani Ncube, over a Grade 5 girl.

Mbongiseni ended up on...

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Baz hearings date set

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Senior Reporter
THE Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) is set to conduct public hearings in Bulawayo and Victoria Falls next week for companies vying for commercial radio licences.Public hearings for Bulawayo will be conducted over two days, on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rainbow hotel. The hearing is expected to commence at 10AM.

Baz will also...

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SA turns away truck drivers over Ebola

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
SOUTH African immigration officers at Beitbridge border post are reportedly turning away truck drivers plying the Democratic Republic of Congo route where two confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported.It is understood that on Thursday, the drivers mainly Zimbabweans, Congolese, Malawians and Zambians, were told...

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Water shedding for western suburbs

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Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
BULAWAYO City Council has introduced temporary water shedding that will mainly affect residents in the western suburbs, council’s senior public relations officer, Nessia Mpofu, said yesterday.Mpofu said some unforeseen complications had arisen as council workers were cleaning the Criterion Clear Water Supply...

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$13,500 for John L Nkomo trust

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Cde John Landa Nkomo

Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Reporter
THE John Landa Nkomo Memorial Trust, set up to immortalise the vision of the late Vice President,  raised $13,500 at its launch.
The trust’s board chairman, Jabulani Nkomo, expressed gratitude to individuals and the corporate world for their “overwhelming response” during fundraising events h...

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10-year-old ‘suicide’ victim burial today

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The late Zwivhuya Buhle Mulaudzi

The late Zwivhuya Buhle Mulaudzi

Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Reporter
THE 10-year-old girl from Emganwini suburb in Bulawayo who was found hanging on Tuesday, will be buried at a city cemetery today.
The girl received a rousing send off from scores of residents who marched and sang alongside the hearse carrying her body as it went to her home...

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Rousing welcome for President

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PRESIDENT MUGABE

PRESIDENT MUGABE

Farirai Machivenyika  Harare Bureau
MEMBERS of the Zanu-PF Youths League are mobilising to give President Mugabe a resounding welcome from his state visit to China and will take the opportunity to brief him on all political developments that transpired in his absence upon his arrival at Harare International Airport on Sunday.

This...

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