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Zvishavane derby: Chief calls for peace

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Paul Mundandi in Zvishavane
CHIEF Mapanzure  has called for peace among the Shabanie Mine and FC Platinum fans ahead of the eighth edition of the Zvishavane derby this Sunday.He also blasted biased referees.

“As a traditional leader in Zvishavane I am appealing to the fans in the mining town to accept the outcome of the match on Sunday and not to e...

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Family blames BCC for Ald Mpofu’s death

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Reporter
THE family of the late outspoken councillor and controversial politician Alderman Charles Mpofu has blamed the Bulawayo City Council for his death. Ald Mpofu 55, died recently from injuries he sustained after he was knocked down by an unlicensed truck driver in Emganwini.
His brother Reginald Mpofu yesterday said...

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All set for Machache Meats final

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Rahman Gumbo

Rahman Gumbo

Sikhumbuzo Moyo, Senior Sports Reporter
THE inaugural Machache Meats Zifa Southern Region Division One soccer tournament reaches its climax when Bulawayo Chiefs clash with Hwange-based Mpumalanga in the final set for Luveve Stadium tomorrow afternoon. An explosive cup final seems to be in the offing, judging by what Mpumalanga’s  as...

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Jose ‘calm’ over Rooney as Lukaku shines

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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he was “calm” over his high-stakes bid for Wayne Rooney after emerging star Romelu Lukaku burnished his growing reputation with another two goals in Jakarta. Mourinho indicated there had been no new offer for Rooney after Manchester United rejected an initial bid. But he also said Chelsea were...

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Byo Chiefs storm into Machache Meats Cup final

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Peter Phiri Sports Correspondent
HIGH-FLYING Bulawayo Chiefs stormed into the final of the Machache Meats Soccer Tournament when they dismissed Black Boots 1-0 on Saturday.
Bulawayo Chiefs will now meet Mpumalanga who beat Hwange Under-20 2-0 in the other semi-final match. Bulawayo Chiefs are aiming for a double as they are currently the log...

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MDC-T lose symbol case

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Mr Mwonzora

Mr Mwonzora

Midlands Correspondent
THE High Court sitting in Harare yesterday threw out an appeal by the MDC-T in which it sought  to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)to disqualify outgoing Gweru Mayor, Mr Tedious Chimombe, from contesting in the harmonised elections after he filed his nomination papers with a symbol deemed to resemble...

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Chicken Inn out to avenge Sup8r knockout

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Chicken Inn out to avenge Sup8r knockout

Chicken Inn defence stalwarts Zephaniah Ngodzo (centre) and Guide Goddard (right) will have to fend off the challenge from Shabanie Mine strikers this afternoon at Luveve Stadium. In this file picture Ngodzo is challenged by Caps United’s Dominic Chungwa.

Ricky Zililo, Sports Reporter
BATTLE lines have been drawn for almost all the intriguing...

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Pokello, Elikem set for hot date

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Pokello and Elikem

Pokello and Elikem

AS planned, the Crush Wall produced results that both Houses were rooting for. Pokello won the most crushes in the Diamond House and Elikem won in the Rubies. Both are set to reunite in the Rendezvous Room tomorrow. When Pokello’s name was announced, you could swear she had won the lotto. Who would have thought she’d be so happy t...

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NSSA meets labour unions

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nassaTHE National Social Security Authority will this month meet major labour unions to discuss ways of enhancing its operations, an official said on Wednesday. The meeting, slated for 24 and 25  July, will be held in Kadoma. NSSA general manager Mr James Matiza said the meeting was an annual event.
“Every year we meet representatives of labour centres...

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City man awarded $20 maintenance

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20 dollar noteCourt Reporter
A BULAWAYO man has approached the courts seeking to compel his wife to pay maintenance for their minor child.
Mr Zacheous Peresu, whose age was not given but residing at House Number 12222 Pumula South and his wife, Mrs Sifiso Ntini-Peresu (42) have been on separation since 2006.
The couple has two daughters and is still in the...

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Dentist hauled before court for assaulting wife

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO dentist was yesterday hauled before the courts for allegedly assaulting his wife resulting in her dropping their two-month-old baby on the floor as she ran for dear life....

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57-year-old man told to bring parents by RG’s Office

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57-year-old man told to bring parents by RG’s Office Pamela Shumba Chronicle Reporter
A 57-YEAR-OLD Bulawayo man was shocked when officials at the Registrar General’s office demanded that he brings one of his parents to facilitate replacement of his lost national identity card....

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Gweru rakes in $5000 a day on parking fees

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Freedom Mupanedemo Midlands Correspondent
GWERU City Council is now reluctant to revise its high parking disc fees which have caused an outcry from motorists and businesses in the Midlands capital.
This follows revelations yesterday by the Mayor, Councillor Tedious Chimombe that the exercise was raking in $5 000 a day....

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Prisoner in court on allegations of sodomising fellow inmate

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
A 24-year-old man serving a jail term at Mutimurefu Prison in Masvingo allegedly indecently assaulted a fellow inmate in a suspected case of sodomy.
Petros   Mudzingwa   pleaded   not   guilty   to   a charge of aggravated indecent assault when he appeared before Masvingo magistrate Ms Lyn Manyika on Friday....

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MDC-T continues attacks on journalists

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MDC-T continues attacks on journalists Harare Bureau
BARELY a day after harassing Chronicle senior reporter Mashudu Netsianda in Bulawayo, MDC-T security personnel yesterday severely assaulted Zimbabwe Independent newspaper’s Herbert Moyo. Moyo was covering a demonstration by MDC-T activists...

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NRZ leases out buildings

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Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
THE cash-strapped National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) is leasing out its properties countrywide in a bid to generate revenue and turn around its fortunes.
The parastatal, which has since last year been struggling to pay its workers salaries on time, has...

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Wildebeest leaves Mkoba residents scurrying for cover

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Midlands Correspondent
A wildebeest strayed into Mkoba suburb in Gweru on Thursday afternoon leaving residents scurrying for cover.
The giant bull was later put down by officials from the Parks and Wildlife Management...

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Police seek assistance in identifying accident victim

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Gwanda Correspondent
POLICE in Gwanda have appealed to members of the public to assist in the identification of one of the two people who died in a road accident on Monday.
The accident occurred at about 4pm at the 107km peg along the...

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Cash strapped Gweru splashes $2m on managers’ cars

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Midlands Correspondent
The cash strapped Gweru City Council has bought cars worth $2 million for senior and middle managers at a time when it is struggling to address the chaotic water situation in the city. Residents yesterday attacked the city council‘s decision to prioritise luxury cars...

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MDC-T Shurugwi councillors defect

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MDC-T Shurugwi councillors defect Midlands Correspondent
FOUR MDC-T councillors in Shurugwi South constituency have reportedly approached the local Zanu-PF leadership seeking to join the revolutionary party.
The four councillors led by Ward 11’s Clr Gift Mudara, reportedly approached the...

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Liberation war hero Ncube buried

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Chronicle Correspondent
LIBERATION war hero Cde Themba Ncube, who died at St Luke’s Hospital in Lupane last week, was laid to rest at the Bulawayo Provincial Heroes’ Acre on Saturday.
Hundreds of mourners thronged the provincial shrine to bid farewell to the war veterans’ leader...

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Police arrest woman for lying over stolen twins

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Masvingo Bureau
POLICE in Masvingo have arrested a 25-year-old woman on allegations of making a false report to police that her new-born twin babies had been stolen by four Good Samaritans who had offered her a lift...

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Cigarette smuggling syndicate kills SA ‘police spy’

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
Police have intensified patrols along the Limpopo River following the killing of a 25- year-old man at Dite on Saturday by 15 men who operate a cigarette smuggling syndicate in the area....

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CID officer assaults colleagues

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Court Reporter
A POLICE officer attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (Minerals) section in Bulawayo was yesterday arraigned before the courts for allegedly teaming up with a friend to assault patrol officers...

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Guards detain journalists covering Zimglass strike

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Midlands Correspondent
A GROUP of journalists covering a strike by Zimglass (Pvt) Ltd employees in Gweru were left scurrying for cover on Thursday as security guards manning the premises charged at them at the instigation of the...

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Man fined for bashing naked wife in front of children

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Harare Bureau
A Chitungwiza man who bashed his naked wife in full view of their children during a domestic dispute escaped a prison term with a $300 fine....

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Police identify J’burg shooting victims

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
Police in South Africa have confirmed one of the two men who were shot and killed by a Somali businessman in Diepsloot, Johannesburg to be Zimbabwean rhumba musician Thuthani “Suppa Star”...

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Hundreds expected at 21st February Movement celebrations

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Takudzwa Magudu Chronicle Reporter
HUNDREDS of youths are expected to throng Plumtree High School in Matabeleland South tomorrow to mark the belated 21st February Movement celebrations....

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Masvingo MDC-T official axes wife’s lover to death

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Masvingo Bureau
A polygamous senior MDC-T official in Masvingo district on Tuesday allegedly axed to death a man he had found in a compromising position with his second wife and later committed suicide....

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HIV, Aids advocate Ncube dies

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Lorraine Phiri Chronicle Reporter
MEDIA practitioner and former Matabeleland Aids Council (MAC) advocacy, research and information officer Linda Anne Emilie Bresson Ncube has died.
She was 50....

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Tsvangirai at President’s mercy

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Tsvangirai at President’s mercy Harare Bureau

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s existence in Government after passage of the new constitution will be at the mercy of President Mugabe as the new supreme law has no provision for the office of the Prime Minister....

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Missing baby’s mother enlists inyanga

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Makhosi Sibanda

THE Mzilikazi woman  whose seven-day old baby was stolen from her house by a stranger last week has enlisted the services of prophets and inyanga as part of efforts to recover her baby....

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Lupane officer-in-charge killed in traffic accident

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Victoria Falls Reporter

THE officer-in-charge of Lupane Police Station in Matabeleland North, Chief Inspector Patrick Haruziveshe died on the spot while five people he was travelling with were injured when a police car he was driving was involved in an accident....

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Minister Shamu hails Alick Macheso

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Minister Shamu hails Alick Macheso Zecheaus Nemadire

MEDIA, Information and Publicity Minister Webster Shamu yesterday hailed musicians for partnering the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) in mobilising resources for humanitarian assistance in the country....

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Residents, council clash over water disconnections

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Freedom Mupanedemo

GWERU residents yesterday blasted the city council over its decision to disconnect water from defaulting individuals, saying the move was inhumane and in total defiance of the Government’s position on disconnections....

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Widow beaten up for confronting lover’s wife

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Walter Mswazie

A 33-YEAR-OLD widow from Masvingo’s Rujeko suburb had a bad weekend when she was allegedly given a thorough hiding by her boyfriend for confronting the man’s wife....

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Commuters stranded as police launch blitz on unlicensed kombis

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Midlands Correspondent

Gweru commuters were on Friday left stranded after police launched a blitz aimed at weeding out unlicensed commuter omnibus drivers....

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NRZ introduces extra trains

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Chronicle Correspondent

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has introduced additional passenger train coaches in a bid to accommodate increased demand for rail services ahead of  schools opening....

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Workers confiscate company property in row over pay

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Midlands Correspondent

Workers employed by a construction company contracted to build a library at the Midlands State University (MSU) confiscated the company’s equipment over non-payment of salaries....

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Armed robbers pounce on Gweru school, get away with $2 000

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Midlands Reporter

POLICE in Gweru are investigating a case in which two armed robbers pounced on Chikumbiro Primary School in Mkoba suburb and got away with nearly                $2 000 from the school’s headmaster....

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Zim commemorates Workers’ Day

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Makhosi Sibanda

ZIMBABWE today joins the rest of the world in commemorating Workers’ Day with workers from both the public and private sectors calling for the increase of salaries to be in line with the poverty datum line (PDL).

The lowest paid Government worker is taking home $296 while the PDL is above $600.

In separate interviews, labour...

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Ndlovu confident of Zanu-PF victory in forthcominng elections

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Chronicle Reporter

Newly-appointed Zanu-PF chairman for Bulawayo Province Professor Callistus Ndlovu is confident that the recent re-organisation of the party’s provincial structures will help it perform better at the forthcoming harmonised elections.

In a wide-ranging interview yesterday, Prof Ndlovu said he is working with the old executive and...

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Man drowns in dam while fishing

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Sukulwenkosi Dube

AN 18-year-old man from Mangwe district drowned while fishing with two others in a dam in the area, police have said....

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Corruption at border post worries residents

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Mashudu Netsianda

SECURITY guards manning the entry and exit gates at Beitbridge Border Post are cashing in on bogus clearing agents and touts whom they reportedly allow to access the border in return for kickbacks.

Beitbridge Border Post has been declared a protected area under the Protected Places Act.

Investigations by Chronicle also revealed...

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Woman dies at terminus while boarding kombi

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Sukulwenkosi Dube

A woman from Dombodema in Bulilima District recently collapsed and died while boarding a kombi in Plumtree town....

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Zimra’s continuous system failure affects car importers

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Beitbridge Reporter

CAR importers using Beitbridge Border Post continue to encounter delays in clearing their vehicles due to a continuous system failure of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra)’s newly introduced clearance system....

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Police arrest tsikamutandas

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Midlands Bureau Chief

Police in Chiwundura have arrested three self-styled traditional healers, commonly known as tsikamutandas, who were allegedly conning villagers of cash and cattle as payment for their services....

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NRZ workers graduate from Lupane State University

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Pamela Shumba

A TOTAL of 28 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) workers yesterday graduated after completing a Management Development Programme at Lupane State University (LSU)....

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Police release names of accident victims

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Chronicle Correspondent

POLICE have released the names of the eight people who died on Monday when a Toyota Regius veered off the road and overturned along the Gwanda-Bulawayo highway....

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Independence preps at advanced stage

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Independence preps at advanced stage Chronicle Reporters

PREPARATIONS for this year’s Independence Day celebrations in Midlands and Matabeleland South provinces are at an advanced stage with the various sub-committees reporting that they have covered much ground....

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