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$1,500 fees school in bottom ten

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US DollarsAuxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
THREE of Bulawayo’s top private schools failed to justify the high fees they demand after they performed dismally in the November 2014 Grade 7 examinations.Carmel Primary School, Petra and Whitestone are all in the bottom 10 of Bulawayo’s 120 primary schools, according to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary...

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Kasukuwere calls for unity

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Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Cletus Mushanawani in Mutare
Zanu-PF national secretary for the commissariat, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has called for unity of purpose among party cadres, saying gone are the   days of hero-worshipping and godfathers in the  party.Addressing a Manicaland provincial co-ordination committee meeting at Mutare Polytechnic attended...

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Shoplifting doctor faces jail

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Fungai Lupande Court Reporter
A MEDICAL doctor was yesterday facing the loss of his job and financial ruin after pleading guilty to shoplifting.
Dr Paul Kadungure, 32, was caught stealing groceries worth $91 at an OK Zimbabwe supermarket in Harare’s Fife Avenue Shopping Centre.He blamed his actions on the “state of the mind” at the time he com...

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Mat North firms yet to honour share ownership scheme pledges

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Leonard Ncube  Victoria Falls Reporter
TRADITIONAL leaders in Matabeleland North Province yesterday said they are concerned that no company has honoured its pledge to contribute funds towards the provincial Community Share Ownership Trust Scheme since it was launched in 2012.When President Mugabe launched the scheme at the Hwange Colliery Stadium...

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4 ex-convicts gang back in court

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
FOUR ex-convicts went back to their old ways and robbed a Hope Fountain miner of his pistol and goods worth nearly $1,000 at gunpoint, a court heard.
Andrew Mutamba, 31, Phillip Mubonesi, 35, and Agreement Sibanda, 27, yesterday appeared before senior Bulawayo regional magistrate Trynos Utahwashe facing armed robbery...

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Redcliff council unveils 10,000 stands

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
REDCLIFF Municipality has unveiled 10,000 residential stands to beneficiaries on the housing waiting list, the mayor Councillor Fred Kapuya has said.
He said the residential stands will benefit low, medium and high income individuals.The stands are situated in three different areas, namely Renin Farm which is...

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2014 top 100 A’ Level schools named

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st faith highAuxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
BULAWAYO’S Mpopoma High School, Tongwe High in Matabeleland South, Tshabanda Secondary in Matabeleland North, Shungu High in the Midlands and St Anthony’s High in Masvingo are the best schools to send your child for A’ Level in southern Zimbabwe, new figures show.

St Faith’s High in Rusape, Manicaland, is the b...

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Kombi flees cops, crashes into truck: 1 killed

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Nokusa Masuku Chronicle Reporter
ONE person died while 17 others were seriously injured when a commuter omnibus overturned after crashing into a pick-up truck at the intersection of Khami Road and Mpopoma Drive yesterday evening.

Bulawayo Chief Fire officer Richard Peterson said the person who died was a woman in her mid 30s.

“Two people were t...

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NKULUMANE DOUBLE MURDER ‘SOLVED’

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3 men charged, one on the run

Stab knife and victims’ phones found

Trio ‘killed 2’ in Emakhandeni & Hyde Park

Birthwell Sibanda

Birthwell Sibanda

Thubelihle Mabhena & Thandeka Moyo Court Reporters
PROSECUTORS say they are ready to solve the puzzle of a string of murders across Bulawayo— including the double killings of a man and his girlfriend last year, whose b...

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Callistus Ndlovu refuses to surrender party vehicles

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Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief
Deposed former Bulawayo Zanu-PF chairman Professor Callistus Ndlovu is allegedly refusing to hand over two party vehicles to the Cde Christopher Dube-led executive.

Reporting to Zanu-PF Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere at a Provincial Co-ordinating Committee (PCC) meeting at Davies Hall in the city...

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Zambia’s president takes oath

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Morris Mkwate recently in Lusaka, Zambia
Zambia’s newly-elected President Edgar Lungu took Oath of Office yesterday, pledging to unite the nation and implement the ruling Patriotic Front’s development agenda.

President Mugabe — who attended the ceremony alongside other regional dignitaries — said Zimbabwe will soon invite Lungu and work to complete...

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UZ student makes suicide video, hangs

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Oswell Moyo/Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporters
A Third-year Electrical Engineering student at the University of Zimbabwe recorded on video how his estate should be distributed, demanded that his body be cremated and sent messages to his friends announcing his death before committing suicide.

Kranos Nyangari, 21, hanged himself at his home in...

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Robber’s reign of terror ends

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Pleads guilty to 10 counts

Blames devil for crimes

Birthwell Sibanda

Birthwell Sibanda

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
A Notorious robber who terrorised Bulawayo residents through murder, robbery and rape, appeared in court facing 10 counts of robbery and three counts of rape.

Birthwell Sibanda, 22, of Old Pumula, who had been hiding in South Africa, was...

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President gets heroes welcome in Zambia

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Morris Mkwate recently in LUSAKA, Zambia
President Mugabe received a hero’s reception at the inauguration of Zambia’s sixth President Edgar Lungu at Heroes Stadium in Lusaka yesterday.

This contrasted sharply with an obscure demonstration by some opposition elements in that country, who wanted to discredit the fraternal relations between Zanu-PF...

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Bulawayo castigated…Stop rumour-mongering: Kasukuwere

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Bulawayo castigated…Stop rumour-mongering: Kasukuwere

ZANU-PF Political Commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere addresses Provincial Co-ordinating Committee members at Davies Hall in Bulawayo yesterday

Patrick Chitumba Midlands Bureau Chief—
ZANU-PF Political Commissar, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, yesterday castigated the Bulawayo provincial leadership for spending too much time on rumour-mongering and...

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Prof Moyo blasts ‘uneducated media minds’

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Prof Moyo

Farirai Machivenyika Harare Bureau—
INFORMATION, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo yesterday said he had never said the best way to destroy Zanu-PF was from within, saying his statement on reforming the revolutionary party had been taken out of context by “uneducated media minds”. Prof Moyo, who is also...

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All co-options for Zanu-PF vacant posts nullified

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All co-options for Zanu-PF vacant posts nullified

ZANU-PF Secretary for Commissariat Cde Saviour Kasukuwere

Nduduzo Tshuma Political Editor—
ZANU-PF Secretary for Commissariat Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has nullified all co-options in provinces meant to replace members who were suspended in the run up to the 6th Zanu-PF National People’s Congress in Harare last December. The co-options were also...

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Mutasa a fool, says President…Labels him ‘a stray bray ass’

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IMG_9197Harare Bureau—
PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday slammed former Zanu-PF secretary for administration Cde Didymus Mutasa, describing him as a “stupid fool” that cannot be corrected. Addressing a bumper crowd of Zanu-PF supporters soon after arrival at the Harare International Airport from his annual leave in the Far East, President Mugabe said there...

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Couple in divorce 4 days after wedding

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cheap-divorce-lawyersMashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter—
A NEWLY-wedded couple stunned a Bulawayo High Court judge when one of the parties filed for divorce just four days after exchanging marriage vows at a civil court. Justice Maxwell Takuva yesterday heard how Melusi Ncube, 29, of Lakeview suburb in Plumtree, proposed marriage to Sostina Ncube (nee Chikan...

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Man murders brother in inheritance dispute

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter—

A man involved in a dispute with his brother over control of the late parents’ house in Entumbane shouted “minus one” after fatally striking his elder sibling with a hoe. Tongoona Muchairi, 36, had a long-standing dispute with Eddington Tongoona, 40, and tempers escalated during a discussion over owne...

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Zim, China pen landmark deal

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Zim, China pen landmark deal

Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda congratulates Chinese head of delegation Dr Cao Wenlian after signing a Memorandum of Understanding at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton yesterday, while Economic Planning and Development Minister Simon Khaya Moyo looks on. — (Picture by Innocent Makawa)

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Mujuru game-plan exposed

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Cde Joice Mujuru

Cde Joice Mujuru

Herald Reporter—
THE putschist cabal led by former Vice President Dr Joice Mujuru has developed a four-pronged strategy in a bid to realise its objective of trying to take over leadership of Zanu-PF having failed to do so at the 6th National People’s Congress. Following our lead story yesterday which quoted four members of th...

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Mliswa causes furore at Zanu-PF meeting

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Walter Nyamukondiwa in Chinhoyi—

Ousted Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Cde Temba Mliswa yesterday caused a furore at a provincial co-ordinating committee meeting when he insisted that suspended members should be allowed to attend the meeting. He also disrupted the meeting after interjecting when a member made the “Pasi ne G...

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LATEST: Eight Zimbabweans nabbed in SA

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EIGHT Zimbabweans, believed to be behind a syndicate committing armed robberies and hijacking trucks and delivery goods in and around Gauteng Province, have been arrested by the South African Police.

The suspects were arrested last week following a joint police operation by several units of the South African Police (SAPS).

According to...

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Bus crash kills 25

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Top1Harare Bureau
Twenty-Five people died and 46 others were seriously injured when a Zupco bus heading for Mutoko and a Pioneer bus travelling to Harare side-swiped along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway yesterday morning.Twenty-four people died on the spot while one, believed to be the driver of the Zupco bus, died a few hours later on his way to...

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Minister Langa in gold mine ownership wrangle

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Sports, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa

Sports, Arts and Culture Andrew Langa

Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter
SPORT, Arts and Culture Minister Andrew Langa has been sucked in a mine ownership dispute with claims that he was fraudulently given shares in a Filabusi gold mine.On Friday, the High Court ordered Langa’s   Israeli partners not to interfer with operations at the mine.

Israe...

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VP Mphoko donates to Botswana accident victims’ families

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Vice President Mphoko presents mealie-meal and foodstuffs worth $7,000 for Botswana accident victims’ families to Chief Gampu in Tsholotsho yesterday. Looking on (from left) are Choppies managing director Siqokoqela Mphoko, Tsholotsho District Administrator Nosizi Dube and villagers

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
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Theft suspect kidnaps woman, crashes taxi

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Charity Ruzvidzo Chronicle Reporter
A daring Bulawayo woman yesterday survived a high speed car crash when a taxi driver sped off with her and overturned after being confronted about a theft at her house.Witness Hlongwane, the driver (pictured top), flouted traffic rules sometimes driving on the wrong side of the road until the taxi overturned and...

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Parks sets up standby team to attend to reports on stray lions

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority has set-up a standby team following reports that three stray lions were spotted in the western suburbs.Parks and Wildlife area manager Givemore Mukuya said the team had not yet received another report in relation to the lions.

“Our teams are ready for anything b...

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Nurse shortage hits council clinics

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
MASVINGO City Council clinics have been hit by a critical shortage of nurses.
The local authority, through its department of Health Services, has appealed  to be allowed to recruit more nursing staff.According to the latest council minutes, most clinics are operating without nurses responsible for...

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