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‘Boko Haram journalists’ slammed

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sahara tvHarare Bureau
Zimbabweans have roundly condemned the conduct of some fringe “journalists” from an unregulated on-line gutter website fronting as Sahara News who harangued and harassed President Robert Mugabe as he attended the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Nigeria last Friday.

Media and political analysts expressed shock at...

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ZNLB sues ministers, Zimstat

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ZNLB sues ministers, Zimstat

Finance and Economic Development minister Patrick Chinamasa

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
THE Zimbabwe National League for the Blind (ZNLB) has sued the Minister of Finance, Patrick Chinamasa, his Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare counterpart, Prisca Mupfumira and the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (Zimstat) for allegedly...

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Zanu-PF youths embark on roadshows

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Zanu-PF youths embark on roadshows

Zanu-PF youths march during a roadshow at Barbourfields in Bulawayo yesterday

Patrick Chitumba Chronicle Reporter
ZANU-PF youths in Makokoba constituency have embarked on roadshows in four districts to canvas support for party candidate, Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube ahead of the June 10 by-election.

The districts covered by the roadshows are...

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New SA travel law comes into effect

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Mkuseli Apleni

Mkuseli Apleni

Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
THE South African government yesterday introduced a new law which comes with stringent requirements for children travelling through its borders.

Under the new law, parents are expected to carry a valid travel document for their children, an unabridged birth certificate (UBC) bearing the names of the...

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President in Sudan for Al-Bashir inauguration

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President in Sudan for Al-Bashir inauguration

President Mugabe gestures at baby Mandifadza with her father, Embassy staffer Canisio Tanyanyiwa and mother Josephine (right) as Zimbabwe Ambassador to Sudan Hilda Mafudze, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir look on. — Picture by Joseph Nyadzayo, Presidential Photographer

Nduduzo Tshuma in Khartoum, Sudan
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe arrived here...

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Senior cop dragged to court for ‘neglecting’ children

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A SENIOR police officer in Plumtree has been dragged to court by his wife of 15 years for allegedly neglecting their four children. Ethel Mutale, 45, who is a teacher at a primary school in Plumtree, said her husband, Fanuel Mutale, 40, stopped paying school fees and buying food for his children aged four,...

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5-member gang raids Nkulumane Complex

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A FIVE-member gang allegedly broke into 14 shops at Nkulumane Shopping Complex in Bulawayo and stole property worth $9,600 after using an iron bar to break open doors to gain entry.

Two of the accused, Dominic Tichavanga, 44, and Kenneth Nyamhotsi, 36, yesterday appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Sibongile Msipa...

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Injiva shocked…Wife seeks dissolution of 19-year marriage

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man yesterday said he was shocked after his wife dragged him to court seeking the dissolution of their 19-year-old marriage that he thought was secure.

An injiva, Thokozani Ncube of Emakhandeni, said he thought that things were still rosy between him and his wife, Nobuhle Ncube, but was surprised when she...

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Gono property to be auctioned

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Harare Bureau
Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Gideon Gono’s company, Lunar Chickens, has lost an assortment of office furniture that is being auctioned by a former employee who is trying to recover salary arrears and damages for unlawful dismissal.

The former Lunar Chickens worker, Mativenga Hove, obtained an arbitral award against the firm...

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17-year-old ‘rapist’ wants to marry victim, 5

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Faith Mabuto Midlands Reporter
A 17-year-old Mberengwa boy allegedly raped his 5-year-old niece and promised to marry her as a way of buying her silence, a magistrate has heard.

The teenager who resides in Village Kivi under Chief Mtevaidze in Mberengwa, appeared before Regional Magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing a charge of rape.

He denied the charge...

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Civil servants want direct representation in new bank

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Sifiso Ndlovu

Sifiso Ndlovu

Felex Share Harare Bureau
CIVIL servants want direct representation in the board of the proposed National Social Security Authority building society which the government says will start operating in two month’s time.

They say that is the only way to safeguard their interests.

The civil servants said representation at board level would...

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‘NSSA not underpaying pensioners’

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prisca mupfumiraWhinsley Masara Chronicle Reporter
THE Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumira says the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) is not underpaying pensioners.

During a question and answer session in Parliament recently, Cde Mupfumira, through a written response submitted by Tourism and Hospitality Industry...

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VP Mphoko consoles accident victim’s family

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VP Mphoko consoles accident victim’s family

VP Phelekezela Mphoko flanked by Polite’s father, Saulos Dube (left), and his grandmother Farai Chaipa (right) together with Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo at Dube’s home in Pumula North yesterday

Mashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko yesterday consoled the family of a 10-year-old Bulawayo boy who was fatally hit by a...

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Mavis Gumbo attends Mukupe rally

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mavis gumboDiana Nherera Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF member, Cde Mavis Gumbo last week attended her former rival Cde Terence Mukupe’s rally in Mukandabhutsu in Harare East constituency to drum up support ahead of the June 10 by-elections. Cde Gumbo was recently ordered by the party to withdraw her candidature.

Speaking at the rally, Zanu-PF Political Commissar, Cde...

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600 families pave way for cement plant

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cement plantWalter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
OVER 600 families under Chief Charumbira in Masvingo are set to be displaced to pave way for a cement plant. The displacement follows the discovery of rich limestone deposits in the area and about 16 villages will be affected.

Initially, 200 villagers are expected to be employed at the plant, among other...

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Mbo Mahocs sold for $100 at celebrity auction

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Kusile Madlela Showbiz reporter
BULAWAYO socialite Mbo Mahocs was sold for $100 as part of a Celebrity Charity auction held on Saturday night at the Hope Centre. The black tie auction managed to raise $532 for homeless children at the Home Of Peace in Bulawayo. The event was organised by a local charity organisation – Twimbos Giving Hope (TGH).

The...

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Teen ‘rapes’ four-year-old niece

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD toddler was allegedly raped by her 17-year-old uncle after her parents had gone to relieve themselves in a nearby bush. The accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, threatened the girl not to divulge the rape to anyone.

The teenager was not asked to plead when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate...

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Pupil arrested for theft, assault

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Emily Mbewe Court Reporter
A PUPIL at Foundation College in Bulawayo has been arrested for stealing his classmate’s Kindle Tablet computer before ganging up with a friend to assault the victim.

It is alleged that Likwa Masuku, 18, stole the tablet from a 17-year-old boy’s satchel when he had gone outside the classroom.

Masuku appeared before Bulawayo...

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Naletale monument restoration complete

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
THE Naletale national monument, which has been crumbling over the years, has been restored at a cost of $64,000. The monument, which is located in Insiza District, was restored thanks to funds provided by the American Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation.

Naletale flourished around 1680AD under the Torwa...

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$600,000 set aside for community projects

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Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent
THE Shurugwi-Tongogara Community Share Ownership Trust has set aside $600,000 for new projects that are expected to be undertaken later this year in Shurugwi District.

Twenty four wards in the district received $25,000 each from the community share ownership funds.

Ward 5 has set aside its share for the...

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President witnesses Buhari’s inauguration

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President witnesses Buhari’s inauguration

President Mugabe is mobbed by journalists as he arrives for the inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at Eagle Square in Abuja, Nigeria, yesterday. — Picture By Presidential Photographer Joseph Nyadzayo

Nduduzo Tshuma in Abuja, Nigeria
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday led African leaders in witnessing the swearing in of new Nigerian...

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New education curriculum to reduce subjects

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-LAZARUS DOKORAMashudu Netsianda Senior Reporter
PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister, Lazarus Dokora says the new education curriculum will ease the workload on teachers as it will reduce the number of subjects being taught at primary and early childhood development (ECD) classes.

Speaking during a handover ceremony of 11 computers donated to Sipepa High...

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Khaya Moyo dismisses conspiracy theories

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SIMON KHAYA MOYO 2 ZITF 2014Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF has challenged those spinning conspiracy theories of alleged factionalism in the party to bring evidence forward so that the offenders are brought to book.

The private media has lately been claiming that there are heightening tensions within the party and have singled out the Young Turks or Generation 40, a clique of younger...

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Zim loses bid for AfDB presidency

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Thomas Zondo Sakala

Thomas Zondo Sakala

Molline Gagare Business Reporter
ZIMBABWE and Sadc candidate, Thomas Zondo Sakala has lost the battle to become the next president of the African Development Bank. Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina, 55, who is also Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Planning, succeeded Rwanda’s Donald Kaberuka after he beat seven other...

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SDA world leader visits Bulawayo

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Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson

Prosper Ndlovu Chronicle Reporter
THE Seventh-Day Adventist Church world leader Pastor Ted Wilson will deliver a farewell sermon to thousands of church members and other invited dignitaries at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo this afternoon.

Among the dignitaries will be Vice-President Phelekezela Mphoko, who is a devout Adventist.

Wilson...

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Man, 71, jailed 10 years for rape

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Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter
A 71-YEAR-OLD man from Makokoba suburb in Bulawayo who raped his neighbour’s granddaughter and gave her R2 to buy her silence was yesterday sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Passing sentence after convicting Moka Maphosa, senior regional magistrate, Trynos Utahwashe said old age had saved him from a lengthy sentence.

“Accused...

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Wanezi to benefit from digital migration

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Yoliswa Dube Chronicle Reporter
PEOPLE in Wanezi District in Matabeleland South province are set to benefit from the digital migration process as the Ministry of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services will employ locals while preparation of sites and installation of digitalisation equipment gathers momentum.

The International...

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Police warn against by-elections violence

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Thubelihle Mabhena Chronicle Reporter
POLICE have warned would-be perpetrators of violence during the June 10 by-elections to behave or risk facing the wrath of the law. Bulawayo Metropolitan province acting police spokesperson, Assistant Inspector Abednico Ncube yesterday said the police would be out in full force to maintain peace and would...

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Magistrate blasts police over exhibits

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
MASVINGO Regional magistrate, Colet Ncube has blasted the police for failing to avail important exhibits on serious cases to the court thereby weakening state cases.

Speaking at a Victim Friendly Committee meeting in Masvingo yesterday, Ncube said police should handle exhibits with care as they have a bearing on...

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Sulu pops the question…Wedding on the cards

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MULTI award-winning dendera maestro Sulumani Chimbetu “popped the question” as he celebrated his 33rd birthday in style at the Private Lounge in Harare on Wednesday.

Upon arriving at the venue, one would not think it was mid-week, as cars were lined up along the venue’s street as if it were a Friday night gig or some party on the weekend.

The...

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