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Justice Mutema declared national hero

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The late Justice Andrew Mutema

The late Justice Andrew Mutema

Thandeka Moyo Court Reporter—
THE late senior Bulawayo High Court Judge and war veteran Justice Andrew Mutema has been declared a national hero and will be buried at the National Heroes Acre on Saturday. Justice Mutema collapsed and died at Mater Dei Hospital on Friday last week. He was 56. Zanu-PF secretary for...

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TV digitisation project completion set for April

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter

THE $125 million digitisation programme that will see the country achieve universal television and radio coverage is expected to be complete by April 2016, the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) chief executive officer, Obert Muganyura, said yesterday. Officials from BAZ, Transmedia, the project contractor Huwae...

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Mahachi fired on 3 months notice

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Innocent Ruwende Harare Bureau

THE Harare City Council has terminated town clerk Tendai Mahachi’s contract on three months’ notice in line with a recent Supreme Court ruling on common law contracts of employment. The council’s decision follows Mahachi’s demands for a $3 million golden handshake from the city as a condition for him to leave his...

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Mayor dismisses corruption charges

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Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter

BULAWAYO Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo has dismissed corruption allegations levelled against the local authority by the Affirmative Action Group(AAG), saying the lobby group was seeking relevance through baseless accusations. Addressing a press conference in council chambers yesterday, Cllr Moyo said council...

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Mnangagwa, judges in Vic Falls for conference

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Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
VICE President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Victoria Falls yesterday ahead of today’s official opening of the Southern African Chief Justices Forum conference. VP Mnangagwa, who is in charge of the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, arrived just after 5PM. The V...

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46 drug abusers detained at Ingutsheni

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent
INGUTSHENI Central Hospital in Bulawayo has detained 46 people among them pupils and teenagers since July for abusing drugs. The hospital chief executive officer, Dr Naboth Chaibva, said as a result of rampant drug abuse, parents must monitor their children’s behaviour. He said parents should desist from...

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AKA, Zinhle breakup

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
IN a bizarre twist of events, music power couple, rapper AKA and house DJ Zinhle yesterday ended their relationship, barely a week after AKA paid damages to the DJ’s parents for impregnating her. The couple, that has been together since 2012, shocked many followers on social networking site – Twitter – with what...

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Toni Braxton keeps low profile

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Showbiz Reporter
AMERICAN R&B musician, Toni Braxton, who has been in Zimbabwe for the past three days, seems to be keeping to herself. The artiste, who arrived in Harare on Monday evening for a performance at Borrowdale Racecourse tomorrow, has not a made a public appearance in the country, other than her arrival at Harare International...

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Mayor bids Byo designers farewell

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Rutendo Kanogoiwa Showbiz Reporter
BULAWAYO Mayor, Martin Moyo, has urged local designers – Sidumiso Tshuma, Saneliso Mpofu and Zanele Dube to represent the country well at the Durban Fashion Fair. The Bulawayo designers will grace the prestigious fashion event which started yesterday and ends on Saturday in South Africa. Moyo, who held an event...

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SA gospel stars expected today

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
SOUTH African gospel artistes Rebecca Malope, Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Lusanda Spiritual Group, Tshepiso Motaung, Dumi Mkokstad, Bethusile Mcinga and jazz legend Tshepo Tshola are expected to touch down at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo today ahead of the gospel extravaganza taking place in...

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‘Operation Giaboia’…395 drug traffickers nabbed, 424,000 pills recovered

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Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba

Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charamba

Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent—
POLICE have arrested 395 drug traffickers and recovered more than 424,000 pills that include fake ARVs in a three day countrywide sting operation targeting illegitimate pharmaceutical operators. National police spokesperson Senior...

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Zim poised for TV, radio revolution

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President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe is poised for a radio and television revolution as the government has made great strides to go digital and provide full coverage to the whole nation, President Mugabe said yesterday. In his state of the nation address delivered to the National Assembly and the Senate, President Mugabe said the...

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Suspended mayor hangs on to council property

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Hamutendi Kombayi

Hamutendi Kombayi

Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent
SUSPENDED Gweru mayor, Councillor Hamutendi Kombayi, is refusing to surrender a council vehicle, the mayoral chain and gown which he was given during his tenure. Clr Kombayi was recently suspended together with his deputy, Clr Artwell Matyorauta and 14 other councillors in the MDC-T dominated...

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Mimosa miner crushed to death

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Lovemore Zigara Midlands Correspondent
A FACE preparation supervisor at Zvishavane-based platinum miner, Mimosa Mining Company, was crushed to death by a rock at one of the mine shafts while preparing for underground mining. Mine officials said Eric Mukazi was killed on Monday at around 3PM as workers were preparing to commence their night shift.

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3 brothers rape niece several times

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
THREE brothers, one of them HIV positive and their cousin raped their niece several times on separate occasions in an ordeal that lasted for five months. Two of the brothers were each sentenced to 12 years in jail on Monday for the rape following separate trials while the other one is on the run for the...

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Top Sadc judges meet

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
MORE than 100 top judges from Sadc countries are expected to start meeting today in Victoria Falls for a four-day Chief Justices Conference to deliberate on best practices and fair trial issues. The Judicial Service Commission (JSC), led by Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, is hosting the annual event which...

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7 farms identified for Chingwizi families

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Walter Mswazie Masvingo Correspondent
THE government has reportedly told about 3,000 families settled at Chingwizi in Mwenezi district not to plant any crops this farming season as they would be moved soon. The local leaders who spoke to The Chronicle said the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Masvingo, Cde Shuvai Mahofa, told them they w...

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Residents petition mayor over councillor

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Correspondent
RESIDENTS of ward eight in Bulawayo yesterday demonstrated against their area’s councillor, Shilla Musonda, accusing her of incompetence and being unfit to continue holding her position. The residents of the ward, which encompasses Mzilikazi, Nguboyenja and Barbourfields high density suburbs, marched to the...

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Granny assaulted over funeral policy

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Shamiso Dzingire Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man has been arrested for assaulting his 79-year-old grandmother for refusing to show him her funeral insurance letter. Allington Sheriff Mathobela, 28, slapped Soneni Mpofu after she refused to show him the letter which stated the money that would be paid out from the policy, for her funeral.Mathobela...

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Man dragged from hospital bed to attend maintenance court

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Noleen Makhurane Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man was yesterday dragged from his hospital bed to attend maintenance court. Thabani Moyo showed up at the maintenance court saying he was gravely ill. He said he was discharged temporarily so that he could attend court. Moyo received summons to the maintenance court before he was hospitalised following...

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REA lights up 8,000 rural institutions

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ZESA-LINESPamela Shumba Senior Reporter
THE Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has electrified more than 8,000 rural institutions countrywide as it intensifies its efforts to empower rural communities in line with the country’s economic blue print, Zim-Asset, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development, Cde Tsitsi Muzenda, has said.

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Mahachi demands hefty package

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Dr Mahachi

Dr Mahachi

Innocent Ruwende Harare Bureau
Harare City Council town clerk Tendai Mahachi, has presented 22 demands as exit package to his employer and top among them are a mansion in Belvedere and two top of the range vehicles.

According to a letter written by his lawyers to Harare mayor Bernard Manyenyeni, Mahachi who earned more than $27,000...

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All set for State of the Nation address

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Lloyd Gumbo Harare Bureau
President Mugabe is expected to set the tone for economic recovery by outlining the government’s achievements and priorities of the country over the next year, when he delivers the State of the Nation address this afternoon.

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Kennedy Chokuda

The yearly event serves as a means for the President to inform the nation about the...

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NRZ fires apprentices

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NRZ (1)Harare Bureau
The National Railways of Zimbabwe sacked 68 students who were on apprenticeship at the firm using the Supreme Court ruling that upholds an employer’s right to fire workers on three months’ notice without benefits.

The apprentices were given letters last Tuesday, three weeks into the apprenticeship programme.

Earlier this month NRZ...

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No going back on CMB: VP Mphoko

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VP Phelekezela Mphoko

VP Phelekezela Mphoko

Lloyd Gumbo Harare Bureau
The government is going ahead with plans to revive the Cotton Marketing Board to protect farmers who are at the mercy of unscrupulous contractors, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said.

He made the remarks while touring Mashonaland Central province last week.

Farmers in the province complained about...

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10 corrupt land officers arrested

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Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi Bureau
At least 10 officials from the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement have been arrested across the country in recent months for engaging in corruption in the allocation of land, a Cabinet Minister has said.

Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Cde Douglas Mombeshora said that the land officers were demanding...

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Motor Super Sounds score Chibuku Road to Fame hattrick

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
GWANDA’S Motor Super Sounds musical band were for the third time, crowned Matabeleland South Chibuku Road to Fame provincial champions on Saturday.

The six-member group which won the provincial competitions in 2011 and 2013 beat nine other groups in a stiff competition held at Colleen Bawn beerhall. They walked...

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$28,000 ‘fraudster’ held

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Shamiso Dzingire Court Reporter
A 46-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arrested for “defrauding” three men of about $28,000. Raymond Murisa of Tshabalala suburb allegedly misrepresented to the men, including a maize supplier, that he was in the business of buying and selling maize before ordering 90 tonnes of maize which he did not pay for.

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ZimPraise Choir denied US visas

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Zimpraise Choir were last week dealt a major blow as they missed out on the just-ended Megafest conference in America after they failed to secure visas to enter that country.

The group had been invited by Bishop Thomas Dexter “TD” Jakes who was mesmerised by their performance at another conference in the UK last year. He was also meant to sponsor pa...

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Gangsters inspired Heavy K hit song

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
GANGSTERS inspired South Africa’s DJ Heavy K in coming up with the hit-track Gun Song, a song he describes as the bedrock of his drum-influenced sound.

With hits such as Wena, Sweetie, Lento, Izizwe (remix), Teka Teka, Beautiful War and Easy to Love, Heavy K, real name Mkhululi Siqula, has come up with an...

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