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Politburo to set up team to probe factionalism

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Lloyd Gumbo and Felex Share Harare Bureau
THE Zanu-PF Politburo on Thursday resolved to set up a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of corruption and abuse of office raised against Vice- President Mujuru and also banned the use of divisive slogans like “Pasi neGamatox” and “Pasi nezvipfukuto” that have come to define the party along faction...

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President caps 1,063 at GZU

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President caps 1,063 at GZU

President Mugabe caps music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi who was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Ethnomusicology and Choreography by the Great Zimbabwe University in Masvingo yesterday

Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
President Mugabe yesterday capped 1,063 students who graduated with first and higher degrees at Great Zimbabwe University...

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Mujuru calls for investment in health care services

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VP Mujuru

VP Mujuru

Harare Bureau
VICE President Dr Joice Mujuru has called for investment in primary health care services as part of measures to control the possible outbreak of Ebola which she said was expensive to manage.

Officiating at the graduation of 131 nurses, 95 midwives, 12 Operating Theatre Nurses and 12 Intensive Coronary Care Nurses who...

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Political analysts hail President

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Cde Mutsvangwa

Cde Mutsvangwa

Harare Bureau
Political analysts yesterday hailed President Mugabe for taking a bold stance on the ills that have been affecting Zanu-PF, as well as giving the people the onus to make their choice at the party’s elective congress next month.

The analysts yesterday said by so doing, President Mugabe had directed the party away from...

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Meyiwa murder: Man appears in court

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THE arrest of two men who attempted to skip the South African border to Zimbabwe yesterday has sparked speculation that they are linked to the killing of Bafana Bafana captain, Senzo Meyiwa.

It is understood that the pair was found clinging to the base of a Zimbabwe bound truck by a South African customs officer during routine searches.

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House close to fire station gutted by fire

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
A GWERU family is counting its losses after their eight roomed house was gutted by fire suspected to have been caused by an electrical fault. The house, Number 5 Lundi Road, Lundi Park, is less than a kilometre away from the city’s fire station.

Sources said the fire fighting team only arrived after more than an...

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Police raid squatter camp

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter.
POLICE raided Killarney squatter camp on Thursday evening and arrested about 40 settlers in an operation aimed at stemming rising criminal activities in the area. More than 20 police officers on horseback patrolled the area as detectives searched for suspects who were taken to Bulawayo Central police station.

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Granny granted maintenance

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
AN abusive 68-year-old Entumbane man was yesterday sued for maintenance by his 62-year-old wife who said in court that he is very abusive. Josiah Chipango, a pensioner earning $60 a month, was dragged to the Maintenance Court by Melisa Chipango who said he has a habit of beating her up.

Melisa who said at one time...

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Dr Zobha escapes jail

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Tendai Rupapa Harare Bureau
VETERAN radio and club DJ Davies Mugadza, yesterday escaped jail by a whisker after he was convicted of contravening the Maintenance Act. The 39-year-old DJ sired a son with former girlfriend Vimbainashe Ngara in 1999.

In 2010 Mugadza was ordered by the Harare Civil Courts to pay $160 per month towards the child’s u...

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Sharon, hubby officially separate

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Lovemore Meya Harare Bureau
SHARON Macheso and her husband Kudakwashe Munetsi are officially on separation barely three months into their marriage after the court yesterday granted the former a protection order.

Sharon is the daughter of Sungura kingpin, Alick.

The protection order means the two parties are no longer staying together.

Sharon is now...

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Zimas leave a lot to be desired . . . Cynthia Mare shines

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Cynthia Mare

Cynthia Mare

Melissa Mpofu Showbiz Editor
THE Zimbabwe Music Awards held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Wednesday evening will likely go down as one of the most underwhelming events on the showbiz calendar this year, yet it could have easily gone down as the best.

The much hyped about event, which belonged to Cynthia Mare who...

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2 killed, 35 injured in horror accident

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2 killed, 35 injured in horror accident

City of Bulawayo firemen attend to an accident scene where a South Africa haulage truck was involved in a collision with a bus along the Victoria Falls-Bulawayo Road yesterday morning

Mpumelelo Nyoni, Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporters
TWO people died on the spot while 35 others were injured, six of them seriously, when a bus they were travelling...

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Copper theft ring bust

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
POLICE in Zvishavane on Wednesday arrested a four-member copper wire theft syndicate which stole more than 500kg of copper wire from the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company.

ZETDC Southern region has lost 13 tonnes of copper cables valued at about $270,000 to thieves since the beginning of...

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BBA: DJ Flevah promises fireworks tonight

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DJs Flevah

DJs Flevah

Melissa Mpofu Showbiz Editor
ONE of the country’s top DJs, Flevah (real name Tendai Tembo) yesterday left the country for South Africa for a performance in the Big Brother Hotshots House tonight.

His appearance in the House could not have come at a better time because he will be celebrating with the two Zimbabwean housemates, Butterphly...

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Dealer arrested for smuggling 5 cars

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Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
POLICE have arrested a car dealer who was in the habit of buying cars in Botswana before smuggling them through Beitbridge Border Post under the Temporary Import Permit (TIP) facility.

Joseph Chibongore, who is based in Chitungwiza, was arrested on Tuesday for smuggling five vehicles between March and October this...

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Siblings kill granny

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Siblings kill granny

Jubilant Ndlovu and Priviledge Ncube

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A PLUMTREE man and his sister allegedly strangled their grandmother before fatally hitting her with a knobkerrie on the head after accusing her of witchcraft, a Bulawayo High Court judge heard.

After the gruesome murder, the two siblings reported the death to the police as...

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Zimpapers donates to Matopo family

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Zimpapers donates to Matopo family

Chronicle Managing and Production Editor Isaac Waniwa (left) presents a cash donation to father of triplets Langton Ndlovu while his wife Simphiwe Bhebhe (second from right) and the Chronicle Editor’s Personal Assistant Ester Linje look on in Matobo District on Wednesday

Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE Matopo family which was blessed with...

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Pastor rapes niece with wife’s blessings

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
AN Umguza married pastor who allegedly raped his Form Three niece with the blessings of his wife on several occasions until she fell pregnant has appeared in court.

Lemison Moyo, 33, decided to confide in a female prophet from another church the year-long sexual abuse on the girl, but after listening to his “story”, the...

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Chiwundura duo convicted of attempted murder

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Timothy Makohliso Midlands Reporter
TWO men from Chiwundura in Gweru Rural who stabbed a fellow villager 12 times with a knife and left him for dead were yesterday convicted of attempted murder.

Innocent Sibanda, 23, and his friend, Admire Tete, 30, both of Chimurenga village under Chief Chiwundura, appeared before regional magistrate, Morgan...

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Man, granddaughter connive to kill granny

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
A FORT Rixon man allegedly teamed up with his granddaughter and axed his wife to death in a bushy area over a yet to be disclosed issue. The chilling incident happened last Friday.

Moses Mhlanga, 56, and his granddaughter, Musa Moyo, 24, of Hamilton Farm, allegedly connived in killing Lucy Ndlovu (age not given)...

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‘Mnangagwa not power hungry’

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‘Mnangagwa not power hungry’

JUSTICE, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa

Munyaradzi Musiiwa Midlands Correspondent
ZANU-PF Central Committee member Cde Auxilia Mnangagwa, has described her husband Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa as a humble and kind man who is not power hungry at all. She said Cde Mnangagwa, who is the revolutionary party’s secretary for Legal...

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Msipa hails Politburo Team appointment

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Dr Cephas Msipa

Dr Cephas Msipa

Kamangeni Phiri Midlands Bureau Chief
ZANU-PF Politburo member Dr Cephas Msipa has applauded the revolutionary party for making a bold move to nip factionalism in the bud by appointing 10 Politburo members to oversee processes leading to the revolutionary party’s 6th National People’s Congress in December. The veteran nationalist sa...

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President opens parly’s second session

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Nokusa Masuku Chronicle Reporter
PRESIDENT Mugabe will officially open the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament in Harare today. In his address, the President is expected to spell out the session’s legislative agenda in a development that will see a number of laws being aligned with the new Constitution. “The Clerk of Parliament...

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DHL, Nissi Finance offices robbed

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DHL, Nissi Finance offices robbed

Robbed – Nissi Finance and DHL offices in Bulawayo

Mpumelelo Nyoni Chronicle Reporter
ROBBERS broke into DHL offices and stole $ 1,800 before pouncing and leaving empty handed at Micro-Finance money lender, Nissi Finance, owned by Bulawayo businessman, Sonny Phiri, on Sunday night. At DHL, which leases some offices at Phiri’s Peppermint Place...

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Granny attacked, eaten by hyenas

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
An 84-year-old Gutu woman was allegedly attacked and eaten by hyenas following her disappearance for three days, Chief Chitsa has confirmed. The incident happened on Friday last week at about 5 PM. The elderly woman’s remains were discovered by Jefferson Gutuza and Trevor Zvenyika in Soti Source Farm who saw...

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Shinsoman appointed Black Opal brand ambassador

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Simbarashe Mutizwa Showbiz Reporter
DANCEHALL artiste Shinsoman (real name Romeo Anthony) has been appointed Black Opal Zimbabwe’s Brand Ambassador for the Men’s shaving range.
The endorsement deal, valid for a year, will see the dancehall “father” doing promotional jingles for the brand and performing in different parts of the country to market...

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Mberengwa residents receive stands

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
ZIMBABWE Housing Projects has distributed 2,430 residential stands to the Mberengwa community as it seeks to transform Mberengwa Business Centre into a town. The housing project has high, medium and low density stands. Speaking on the sidelines of the commemoration of the Midlands province’s United Nations’ World...

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Prostitution at prophet’s house

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man took a prostitute to a prophet’s house in Makokoba suburb for sex, a court heard yesterday. Pedzisai Magama, 25, allegedly raped the woman, 24, whom he met at Royal Club along Lobengula Street after she refused to render sexual favours before payment on August 31 this year. He appeared before regional...

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Bangladesh family deported after 8 years

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Plumtree Correspondent
A BANGLADESH national has been deported together with his two children after illegally staying in the country for eight years using forged documents stating that he was born in Harare. Iqbal Kabir Bhuyana, 45, obtained a fake Zimbabwean identity document and passport in 2006 as well as fake birth certificates and passports...

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First class show for Zimas

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IT is less than 24 hours before the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) explode to life and organisers are confident that they have set the bar in terms of local awards. Just like the Americans have the prestigious Oscars, Zimbabwe will take pride in the equally significant Zimas that will see celebrities, socialites and stakeholders converging at the...

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