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Striking doctors’ salaries cut

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Nokusa Masuku/Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE government has deducted almost $300 from December salaries of all doctors who participated in a three-week industrial action, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) media and publicity officer Francis Rwodzi has said.

Rwodzi said the paymaster garnished the doctors for participating in “a c...

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ZimPraise enthralls Vic Falls

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ZimPraise enthralls Vic Falls

The audience at the ZimPraise concert in Victoria Falls

Showbiz Reporter
CLOSE to 2,000 gospel music lovers thronged the Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls on Christmas Day to witness ZimPraise’s debut performance in the resort town.

Crowd pullers Sebastian Magacha of the Bosvo fame, Takesure Zama Ncube and Trust Samende of Mokoomba shared the...

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Byo delivers 26 Xmas babies

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Charity Ruzvidzo Chronicle Reporter
TWENTY-SIX babies were born on Christmas Day at Bulawayo’s three largest hospitals. Mpilo Central Hospital successfully delivered 15 babies while United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) delivered eight with Mater Dei delivering three babies.

The matron at Mpilo, Sibusisiwe Ndlovu, said the majority of babies born at her...

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Mat North prepares for potential flooding

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Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Reporter
MATABELELAND North province has activated disaster preparedness committees to deal with potential flooding situations, the provincial administrator, Lathiso Dlamini, said yesterday.

She said the province was ready to deal with disasters.

Tsholotsho was hardest hit by floods in Matabeleland North in last year’s rainy s...

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‘Opposition can’t unseat Zanu-PF’

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Nqobile Tshili Chronicle Reporter
OPPOSITION parties are “toddlers” in politics and have no hope of unseating Zanu-PF, especially given the refusal by MDC-T’s Morgan Tsvangirai to work with other parties, MDC Renewal head of international relations Gorden Moyo has said.

Moyo told journalists at the Bulawayo Press Club on Tuesday that only a...

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SIKHONJWA RECOVERING . . . Expected to spend another month in hospital

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
BULAWAYO socialite and comedian Babongile Sikhonjwa, who spent Christmas in hospital after being involved in an accident early this week, is said to be in a stable condition after X-rays conducted yesterday revealed that he had a broken collar bone and cracked ribs.

Sikhonjwa, a popular Master of Ceremonies, is...

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The day Kalawa came to town

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Urban beatsI AM writing on this piece a happy man. As you read, do not forget that there is a big show in Bulawayo tonight. You would not want to enter 2015 with regrets, if you fail to attend.

The trending conversation is about Kalawa’s Homecoming show. It is the season to be jolly and I see no shame in having the best of entertainment as we wind up the year.

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Farmers urged to continue planting

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Harare Bureau
FARMERS have been urged to continue planting their summer crops but concentrating on early maturing and drought tolerant varieties.

The call was made by Zimbabwe Farmers Union president Abdul Nyathi who said many farmers were currently preparing land for planting.

“The season was late but farmers should not despair. They can continue p...

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CMED fuel probe continues

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Harare Bureau
KEY witnesses in the $3 million fuel scam at CMED have given evidence to the Justice Simbi Mubako-led probe team paving way for the conclusion of the disciplinary hearing involving senior management at the parastatal.

The board, led by Goodwills Masimirembwa, instituted its own disciplinary hearings to the circumstances surrounding...

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AKA hogs South African hip hop awards limelight

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Rapper, AKA scooped the most gongs, winning four awards including the Best Male artiste and Video of the Year at the recently held South African Hip Hop awards.

The awards held last week Wednesday in South Africa were the most highly anticipated event on any hip hop calendar. Taking place at The Lyric Theatre after two years at The Alex Theatre in...

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War veterans voice VP Mphoko support

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War veterans voice VP Mphoko support

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko

Lovemore Mataire Harare Bureau
THE Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWA) has resolved to mobilise its membership to rally behind Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and protect his impeccable war credentials under threat from some former Zapu elements in Matabeleland bent on besmirching him as...

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Wet Christmas expected

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Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
HEAVY rains are expected throughout the country today according to the Meteorological Services Department. Outdoor activities like traditional Christmas braais and jumping castles for children are therefore likely to be affected.

The department has warned that the rains are likely to be accompanied by thunderstorm...

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12 killed as holiday toll rises to 47

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Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
TWELVE people were killed in road accidents countrywide on Tuesday alone, bringing the festive season road accident death toll to 47. The festive period stretches from December 15 to January 15.

Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi said the figure was an increase from six people who died on December...

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‘Christmas time for families to bond’

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Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo

Cde Nomthandazo Eunice Moyo

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
POLITICIANS from across the political divide have said Christmas is a time for families to bond and count their blessings as the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

The politicians said the day is meant to bring families together as they celebrate the day Jesus Christ was...

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Cde Mohadi spreads Christmas cheer

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Cde Mohadi spreads Christmas cheer

Senator Tambudzani Mohadi hands food hampers to elderly women in Beitbridge

Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
THE senator for Beitbridge constituency, Cde Tambudzani Mohadi, has donated food hampers to 20 elderly women in the district as part of her annual charity programme.

Cde Mohadi said the beneficiaries were senior citizens above 65 years.

“As we...

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Python killer appears in court

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
A Bulawayo man who was arrested for killing a python appeared in court yesterday facing a charge of hunting a protected species. He was not asked to plead.

Provincial Magistrate Willard Maphios Moyo remanded Mupambwa out of custody to December 29.

Prosecuting Mclean Ndlovu told the court that Edward Mupambwa, 23, killed...

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Man, 28, stabs mom in food row

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Nokusa Masuku Court Reporter
A MAN from Bulawayo’s Sizinda suburb allegedly went berserk and stabbed his mother on the head several times with a knife for not preparing food.

Hlalani Khumalo, 28, appeared before Provincial magistrate Willard Maphios Moyo facing a physical abuse charge.

He was not asked to plead.

Prosecuting Mclean Ndlovu told the...

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CIO remanded for robbery

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Timoth Makohliso Midlands Reporter
A 54-year-old Central Intelligence Officer (CIO) based in Gweru who allegedly teamed up with six people to beat up a soldier and robbed him of $300, was yesterday remanded to January 5 for continuation of trial.

Andrew Dumba of Mkoba village 9, who is appearing before Tendai Madanire, has pleaded not guilty to...

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$13 million fuel scam unearthed

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Harare Bureau
A local fuel company is under investigation for allegedly importing fuel worth tens of millions of dollars on the pretext that it was meant for the Zimbabwe Defence Industries (ZDI).

Glow Petroleum, which went on to distribute the fuel to its service stations countrywide, is believed to have defrauded government of more than $13...

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Mobile phone tariffs lowered

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Patrick Chitumba Senior Reporter
MOBILE phone subscribers will be making calls for as little as 15 cents per minute across networks with effect from January 1 following an order by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to service providers to slash tariffs from 23 cents per minute.

Potraz and mobile service...

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Indigenisation policy here to stay — Mushowe

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Minister Mushowe

Minister Mushowe

Harare Bureau
THE government will not be swayed from its indigenisation policy on the pretext that the law in its current form is chasing away investors, the newly appointed Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Christopher Mushowe said yesterday.

Minister Mushowe said the government would remain guided by the law...

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Madzongwe senatorial replacement nominated

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Cde Madzongwe

Cde Madzongwe

Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF has nominated Central Committee member Cde Hilda Bhobho to fill the vacant Chegutu-Mhondoro senatorial seat that arose following the elevation of incumbent Cde Edna Madzongwe to be President of the Senate.

In a notice published in the Government Gazette last Friday, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson...

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Ambassador Mutsvangwa enjoyed a lengthy diplomatic stint with VP Mphoko

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ABOUT two weeks ago, President Mugabe appointed decorated military strategist and career diplomat Ambassador Phelekezela Mphoko to the post of Vice-President responsible for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation. Ambassador Mphoko takes office as the ruling Zanu-PF is carrying out a structural realignment that has already seen several party...

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Businessman shoots self

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Pamela Shumba Senior Reporter
A BULAWAYO businessman allegedly shot himself dead on Monday following an argument with his wife over where she would spend the Christmas holiday.

Derrick Wilke, 48, of Morningside allegedly decided to take his life after his wife told him that she was going to spend the Christmas holiday with her parents in Harare.

He...

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Oskido expected tomorrow for festive season gigs

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
SOUTH Africa-based DJs Oskido and Pepsi are expected in Bulawayo tomorrow afternoon ahead of their festive season gigs lined up around the city. The fun starts tomorrow at Club Eden where Oskido will host a Christmas Party which will feature local DJs Kananjo, Slamma, Scooby, Sbago and Taunz.

Club Eden manager...

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Man impregnates neighbour, 13

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Plumtree Correspondent
A MARRIED 39-year-old herdsman from Bulilima District impregnated his neighbour’s 13-year-old daughter in exchange for groceries. Freddie Ncube of Sikhathini area will spend the next one year in prison after being found guilty of having sexual intercourse with an under-age person.

Ncube who pleaded guilty to the charges told...

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Plumtree council appeals to investors

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
Plumtree Town Council has appealed to investors to take up the vast tracts of land meant for development which has been lying idle. Speaking yesterday during a diaspora indaba for Plumtree, Bulilima and Mangwe, the chief executive officers of the three local authorities appealed to diasporians to develop the...

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Kasamba falls on hard times

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Tawanda Marwizi Harare Bureau
CHANTER Jonasi Kasamba has fallen on hard times and plans to relocate to his home country – the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), it has emerged. Kasamba started off as a member of Alick Macheso’s Orchestra Mberikwazvo band a decade ago, before deserting the sungura icon to form a splinter group, Extra...

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‘Sun setting on Tocky Vibes’

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Harare Bureau
FRESH from his outrageous performance at the Harare Lockdown gig which featured Oliver Mtukudzi and South Africa’s Mafikizolo, Zim dancehall artiste Tocky Vibes sunk to a new low as he failed to live to expectations at another show held at Book Café in Harare on Monday evening.

Tocky Vibes, who shared the stage with Guspy Warrior,...

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Hwange expansion money expected early next year

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THE government says it is expecting to secure funding for the Hwange Thermal Power Station expansion project early next year, to pave way for extension of the power plant.

Chinese firm Sino Hydro won the tender to add two units at Hwange Thermal Power Station which would have a combined generation capacity of 600 megawatts.

Energy and Power...

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