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99-year leases to be bankable

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Minister Mombeshora

Minister Mombeshora

Felex Share Harare Bureau
THE 99-year leases issued to new farmers will soon be accepted by banks as collateral following amendments made by the government and the Bankers’ Association of Zimbabwe.The changes are expected to be approved by cabinet before the end of this month.

The ironing out of the concerns by banks on the...

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VP Mujuru thesis on UZ library shelves

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VP-MujuruHarare Bureau
VICE-President Dr Joice Mujuru’s thesis is already in the University of Zimbabwe Library barely a month after she graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree along with 11 other graduates among them First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe.Investigations by our Harare Bureau, however, show that out of the 12 doctorates, only the VP’s thesis t...

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Fireworks expected at MDC-T congress

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Thokozani Khupe

Thokozani Khupe

Nduduzo Tshuma Senior Political Reporter
FIREWORKS are expected at the MDC-T Bulawayo provincial congress set for the weekend with party structures divided along factional lines.The congress, set to elect the provincial leadership ahead of the party’s national congress, comes at the backdrop of allegations of rigging against a f...

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Moyana billed for Byo show

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Jacob Moyana

Showbiz Correspondent
JACOB Moyana, the man behind the controversial Munotidako sungura hit, will be making his way to Bulawayo for a show at Palace Hotel Gardens on Friday evening.Moyana, who hails from the border town of Beitbridge, will be performing in the city for the first time with Charles Sibanda and Ndolwane Super Sounds.

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Woman sues five men for maintenance

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nyundoLethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A MOTHER of five children sired with different men yesterday dragged her estranged husband to court, demanding an increase in maintenance for one of her children. Damson Zuwa, who resides in Harare yesterday, dragged Lincolin Ushamba, a Harare businessman earning about $2,000 per month, demanding an increase of $150...

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Dad appears in court for raping 2 daughters

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Auxilia Katongomara  Court Reporter
A 52-YEAR-OLD Tsholotsho man, arrested for allegedly raping his two minor daughters has claimed that his brother is trying to fix him for refusing to give him custody of the children.The alleged rapist who cannot be named to protect the identity of his two daughters appeared before regional magistrate Sikhumbuzo...

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Cop, prison officer take turns to rape minor, 14

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George Maponga Masvingo Bureau
A policeman and a prison officer based at Chivi Growth Point have been arrested after they allegedly took turns to be intimate with a 14-year-girl.The two had sex with the minor on separate occasions in return for facilitating that she stops performing community service at Chivi Rural District Council offices for...

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Retired cop up for $17K fraud

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Plaxcedes Hove Court Reporter
A RETIRED police officer from Bulawayo’s Nketa 6 suburb allegedly defrauded his relative of $17,000 and claimed the money was stolen by goblins.Stuart Ndlovu, 61, was given $17,000 by Sheila Sibanda who is based in the United Kingdom to buy a house for her.

Ndlovu, who was represented by Tanaka Muganyi of Dube-Banda,...

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Unlicensed kombi driver in court for culpable homicide

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Plaxcedes Hove  Court Reporter
POLICE IN Bulawayo have arrested the unlicensed kombi driver who allegedly rammed a panel van into a house in Nkulumane suburb on Sunday and killed a five-year-old boy.Irvin Thabani Ndebele, 28, yesterday appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso facing culpable homicide and driving without a...

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Police ordered to release impounded bus

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Sukulwenkosi Dube Plumtree Correspondent
A court has ordered police in Plumtree to release a Botswana businessman’s bus, which was impounded two weeks ago.
Kaiser Dhliwayo Saungweme, who runs Saungweme Buses, turned to the court after police refused to release his 63-seater bus and kept it at the station.

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Zim needs 2,000 schools

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Prof Paul Mavhima

Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE country is operating with a deficit of 2,056 schools, a development that has been blamed for the poor pass rates.
Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Professor Paul Mavhima told Chronicle the country needed 1,252 primary schools and 87 secondary schools to ease congestion at...

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Mliswa thumps nose at Zanu-PF

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Temba Mliswa

Temba Mliswa

Harare Bureau
Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson and Hurungwe West MP Cde Temba Mliswa yesterday thumped his nose at the revolutionary party when he openly insisted he would continue receiving money from US aid agencies against a party directive.Mliswa also raised “scandalous” allegations against three Zanu-PF Politburo mem...

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Man jailed for raping drunk sisters

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nyundoMashudu Netsianda Senior Court Reporter
A PLUMTREE man, who forced two sisters to drink opaque beer and raped them in their drunken stupor, will spent the next 20 years in jail.Pint-sized Zenzo Ndebele, 38, from Mayobodo area pounced on his neighbour’s two daughters aged 16 and 10 and raped them before he threatened to assault them if they r...

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MDC-T MP calls for support of local firms

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Mr Mahlangu

Loveness Bepete Chronicle Reporter
THE business community should reduce imports and support industry by buying local products to preserve jobs, Nkulumane legislator Thamsanqa Mahlangu said yesterday.Speaking at a meeting with flea market operators and vendors in Nkulumane, Bulawayo, Mahlangu said the survival of industry must be a...

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$100m required for Beitbridge upgrade

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US DollarsTinashe Makichi Harare Bureau
About $100 million is required to upgrade the Beitbridge Border Post to international standards, a senior government official has said.
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) is going to release funding to raise the country’s international competitiveness through advancement in border...

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Man hits wife with 10-month sex ban

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Leonard Ncube Victoria Falls Reporter
A 41-year-old man has refused to have sex with his wife for 10 months because he fears she might conceive and increase the number of children, escalating the burden of looking after them.Jubert Tshuma and wife Prisca Saiti, 34, have two children aged eight and two.

Tshuma was in April this year dragged to the...

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Man throws wife, kids out over upkeep order

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO man chased his wife and two children from home after a Maintenance Court ordered him to pay $50 monthly for the upkeep of his children.Moffat Vengai, who is employed at Monarch Steel, told magistrate Sheunesu Matova he was offended when his wife, Nhlanhlizile Nyathi, dragged him to court on September 4.

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Grandmother claims maintenance

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Lethokuhle Moyo Court Reporter
A MZILIKAZI woman yesterday dragged to court a man she had never met claiming he is the father of her grandchild demanding $170 for maintenance.Her daughter apparently got impregnated by Benjamin Chagwiza.

Dambudzo Dema brought Chagwiza, a process artisan at a local beverages manufacturer, to court to maintain her...

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Matabeleland South leads nation in TB deaths

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Marvelous Moyo Gwanda Correspondent
MATABELELAND South Province has recorded the highest tuberculosis (TB) death rate in the country, latest statistics have shown.
The province also tops the number of HIV positive people with TB at 83 percent.Presenting a national tuberculosis epidemiological update at a two-day National Aids Council (NAC)...

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Mahocs, Gilmore to present Zima

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Bongani Ndlovu Showbiz Correspondent
BULAWAYO socialites Mbo Mahocs and Gilmore Tee are heading for Harare where they will be guest presenters and Fashion Police at the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) which return after seven years on Friday evening.The two will join Harare-based presenters, Star FM’s DJ Napster, ZiFM’s Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa and Tic...

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Corrupt lands officers face arrest

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Minister Mombeshora

Minister Mombeshora

Harare Bureau
AT least seven lands officers from various provinces are under investigation for illegal land allocations in return for money.
The Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement reported the officials to the police.The gravity of corruption involving lands officers has since forced the government to attach the National...

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‘Targeted sectors will unlock country’s economic potential’

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Professor Jonathan Moyo

Professor Jonathan Moyo

Cletus Mushanawani in Nyanga
ZIMBABWE has targeted major economic enablers among them energy, telecoms, transport and irrigation sectors to unlock the country’s economic potential, a cabinet minister has said.There has not been any investment in these over the past 14 years.

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Civil servants deserve decent accommodation, says Mathema

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Cde Cain Mathema

Cde Cain Mathema

Chronicle Reporter
MATABELELAND North Provincial Minister Cain Mathema has said civil servants deserve decent accommodation as he condemned the present arrangement of sharing houses.Speaking at an electricity switching on ceremony at Guwe Primary School in Nkayi on Friday, Mathema said civil servants were doing a great job under...

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Cattle buyers price cheats: Mavhaire

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Minister Mavhaire

Minister Mavhaire

Sukulwenkosi Dube Chronicle Correspondent
THE Zanu-PF secretary for production and labour Cde Dzikamai Mavhaire has accused private cattle buyers of cheating farmers in rural areas by buying livestock for a song, denying the villagers value for their animals.Cde Mavhaire, who is also the Minister of Energy and Power Development,...

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Snub MDC-T protests: Magaya

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Prophet Magaya

Harare Bureau
PROPHETIC Healing Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya yesterday urged Zimbabweans to take heed of God’s word delivered through Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa last week that they should be peaceful and shun mass protests.This follows a prophecy by the United Family International Church leader Prophet...

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Woman busts husband’s 2-prostitute orgy

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Plaxcedes Hove Court Reporter
A BULAWAYO woman came from an all night prayer meeting to find her husband with two prostitutes in their matrimonial bedroom.
Monica Mkandla, 28, of Nkulumane suburb, told Western Commonage magistrate Themba Chimiso that her husband Calvin Musariri, was abusive.

Musariri, 36, who is being charged with physical abuse,...

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Mwembe to record debut gospel DVD

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Bongani Ndlovu  Showbiz Correspondent
BULAWAYO-based gospel diva Abigail Mwembe is set to record her debut live CD and DVD for the third album titled Basking in His Glory which she describes as a fulfilment of her father’s dying wish to see her succeed on the gospel music scene. The live musical project, which is scheduled to be recorded by the...

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Byo group Facebook Brothers comes third at Chibuku finals

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Melissa Mpofu Showbiz Editor
BULAWAYO tshibilika group, Facebook Brothers, proved they were a force to reckon with when they took third position at the Chibuku Road to Fame finals held in Harare at the weekend.The group, which had promised to bring the Chibuku title home, managed to beat seven others and was unfortunately outshone by Attack Jazz...

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Low turnout at Bayethe Bulawayo Concert

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Bongani Ndlovu and Simba Mutizwa Showbiz Reporters
THE Bayethe Bulawayo Concert that featured Sulumani Chimbetu, Sandra Ndebele, Albert Nyathi and Ndolwane Super Sounds on Friday night was poorly attended but the acts were superb and those at the show had a great time.The show was a joint celebration between Intwasa Arts Festival KoBulawayo and...

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Zimbabwe to engage Namibia over Ebola

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Dr Chimedza

Dr Chimedza

Zvamaida Murwira Harare Bureau
ZIMBABWE will engage Namibia over media reports that Windhoek has urged citizens in that country not to visit Harare over fears of the Ebola virus, the Senate heard yesterday.
Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Paul Chimedza said reports from Namibia advising its citizens not to visit Zimbabwe over...

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