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Mduduzi Mathuthu terribly sorry about Shonalised Chronicle

The editor of the state owned Chronicle newspaper Mduduzi Mathuthu responded to calls by Bulawayo residents who have accused Chronicle of being insensitive to readers in Matabeleland after the paper...Read more

Mduduzi Mathuthu terribly sorry about Shonalised Chronicle

29 July 2014 | 5590 Views
The editor of the state owned Chronicle newspaper Mduduzi Mathuthu responded to calls by Bulawayo residents who have accused Chronicle of being insensitive to readers in Matabeleland after the paper...

by Ndou Paul

Scandal rocks Miss Grand Zimbabwe beauty pageant

29 July 2014 | 3813 Views
SCANDAL. The word aptly describes the circumstances surrounding this year's Miss Grand Zimbabwe beauty pageant that has seen accusations and counter accusations flying thick and fast between the licen...

by Bekezela Tshuma

Police to maintain a 24 hour presence at fuel stations

29 July 2014 | 3926 Views
POLICE are reportedly going to maintain a 24-hour presence at fuel service stations and some supermarkets in the wake of increased armed robberies at such places in Bulawayo.Three armed robbe...

by Staff reporter

Vendors call for end of harassment by police

29 July 2014 | 922 Views
INFORMAL traders in Bulawayo yesterday called for an end to harassment, beatings and confiscation of their goods by the police.Vendors rioted at Renkini bus terminus on Friday after their good...

by Staff Reporter

Egodini shopping complex: $60 million deal to be finalised

29 July 2014 | 2275 Views
LAWYERS representing Bulawayo Council and a South African contractor are meeting to finalise the $60 million deal to upgrade the Basch Street Terminus into a shopping complex and regional transit cen...

by Patrick Chitumba

Tsvangirai's ex-general joins MDC Renewal

28 July 2014 | 4153 Views
FORMER MDC-T Bulawayo chairman, Gorden Moyo, who resigned from his post in anger last month, has returned to active politics, taking up a national executive position in the MDC Renewal group....

by Staff reporter

BCC plots to sue 3,000 residents

28 July 2014 | 1662 Views
THE Bulawayo City Council has issued close to 3,000 final demand notices for outstanding bills to residents in four suburbs as it intensifies attempts at lawsuits against defaulters after the High Cou...

by Temba Dube

Tribalism storm hits Chronicle

27 July 2014 | 10085 Views
Bulawayo residents have accused Bulawayo based Zimpapers publication Chronicle of being insensitive to readers in Matabeleland after the paper published two stories in the front page of its Satur...

by Moyo Roy

Man kills cousin over amacimbi and isitshwala supper

27 July 2014 | 1960 Views
A BULAWAYO man, who killed his drunk cousin for shouting at him and his wife for having served him isitshwala and amacimbi (mopani worms) instead of meat, has been sentenced to two years in prison fo...

by Thulani Ndlovu

Bulawayo Mayor yet to be officially installed

26 July 2014 | 2183 Views
The Local government ministry is yet to officially instal the Bulawayo Mayor, almost a year after he was elevated to the local authority's top post.Of all the urban councils, only the Mayor of...

by Staff reporter

Murder accused throws himself in front of moving car

26 July 2014 | 2491 Views
A BULAWAYO man fatally crushed his drinking mate's head onto a concrete slab before attempting to commit suicide by throwing himself in front of an oncoming car.Themba Masuku, 38, of Njube, pl...

by Mashudu Netsianda

'We give patients expired drugs all the time,' says hospital boss

25 July 2014 | 3551 Views
A senior United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) nurse has said there is nothing amiss with administering expired drugs as the hospital often gave them to patients.This is despite the promulgation...

by Staff reporter

Vendors assault municipal police

25 July 2014 | 1839 Views
Public anger at official harassment was demonstrated this week when vendors assaulted municipal police who had confiscated their goods at Bulawayo's Renkini bus terminus.State media reports sa...

by Mthulisi Mathuthu

Baba Jukwa saga: 'Mathuthu has NOT fled Zimbabwe'

25 July 2014 | 8284 Views
Mduduzi Mathuthu, the editor of the Bulawayo-based Chronicle, has dismissed media reports that he has fled the country amid reports of crack-down on the Baba Jukwa family witch-hunt.In his ...

by Ndou Paul

Carjackers jailed

25 July 2014 | 1557 Views
TWO men who hijacked a taxi after threatening to stab the driver with a knife and robbed him of $25, a cellphone and pair of shoes before dumping him, were yesterday sentenced to an effective six yea...

by Staff reporter

'Speak in Shona,' Speaker tells Ndebele minister

25 July 2014 | 9078 Views
ZIMBABWE'S not-so-celebrated language policy came into focus Thursday when the deputy speaker of Parliament told a Ndebele-speaking cabinet minister to answer a question in Shona and the minister r...

by Staff reporter

Gift Banda dealt a sever blow, out of MDC-T chairperson running

25 July 2014 | 2144 Views
Acting Bulawayo mayor Gift Banda has fallen by the wayside in the race for the MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson's position after a 'template' introduced by the party rendered him ineligible ahead...

by Staff reporter

Prostitute robs flashy client

25 July 2014 | 4299 Views
A 23-YEAR-OLD prostitute yesterday told a Bulawayo magistrate how she, along with five male conspirators, robbed her client before leaving him half-undressed.Thubelihle Ncube, Mthokozisi Ncube...

by Mpumelelo Nyoni

Makokoba Health Care Initiative appeals for help

25 July 2014 | 918 Views
The fire that rendered a family of four homeless at Kusile Flats last week has left Makokoba residents shaken.The inferno completely destroyed the family's home and they lost all their va...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF war looms

24 July 2014 | 2750 Views
ZANU-PF yesterday said the posts of second vice-president and national chairperson will be filled at congress, opening the floodgates for those seeking to challenge Simon Khaya Moyo in December....

by Staff reporter

We bring you Auntie Noe and Bhudi Muzi

24 July 2014 | 2035 Views
Following several requests and enquiries, yesterday we introduced our latest weekly features column "Wednesday chat with Auntie Noe".The relationship and lifestyle column will be hosted by...

by Features Editor

7-member family crash victims laid to rest

24 July 2014 | 2063 Views
SEVEN members of the same family who were killed in a road accident last Friday were buried on Tuesday at their rural homes in Shurugwi.The seven were buried at three different villages under Chief Nh...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Omega Sibanda robbery gang busted

24 July 2014 | 2818 Views
FOUR armed robbers, three of them hardened criminals with previous convictions, who on Monday allegedly broke into businessman Omega Sibanda's offices and stole property valued at more than $25,000 ha...

by Temba Dube

Zesa employee falls through the roof while disconnecting power

24 July 2014 | 2630 Views
A ZESA employee cheated death yesterday when he fell headlong from a roof into a living room while disconnecting power at a Nguboyenja house in Bulawayo.Shocked occupants and neighbours said t...

by Nqobile Tshili

'Dumbest Criminal' in court

24 July 2014 | 2968 Views
A man who was part of an armed gang that reportedly raided Bakers Inn in Belmont and got away with $1 has appeared in court.Khumbulani Ncube (34) of Njube...

by Staff Reporter

Toddler dies in house fire

23 July 2014 | 1854 Views
A TWO-YEAR-OLD toddler from Bulawayo's Sauerstown suburb was yesterday burnt to death after his seven-year-old brother reportedly set the house on fire while playing with matches.Five rooms of...

by Staff Reporter

'Sangoma advised me to smoke dagga,' says HIV+ man

23 July 2014 | 2484 Views
AN HIV-positive man who was found with dagga with a street value of $304 has told a Bulawayo magistrate that a sangoma advised him to smoke the herb to cure himself from the virus.Bigboy Ndlo...

by Mpumelelo Nyoni

Pregnant woman missing

23 July 2014 | 2929 Views
A MAN from Bulawayo's Hillside suburb is looking for his pregnant wife who went missing on her way to a clinic last month.Brighton Sibanda, 28, said his wife, Enia Dziva, 24, went missing on J...

by Staff reporter

Dembare's new signing miss training, arrive late for Bosso training - rumour

22 July 2014 | 4948 Views
There is a rumour that Dynamos' "new signing" Elisha Leesho Mubatapasango Muroiwa missed what could have been his first training at his new team.Surprising enough, it is reported that the p...

by Sports reporter

7 accident victims named

22 July 2014 | 2623 Views
Names of the members of the Cheya family who live at 20 Cavan Road in Queens Park East who died when their Toyota Granvia collided with a haulage truck on Friday night have been released.The d...

by Staff reporter

Innscor to retrench Bulawayo employees

22 July 2014 | 2281 Views
FAST-FOODS group Innscor Africa has informed its workforce that it would be retrenching its warehouse, distribution and administration section employees in Bulawayo citing viability challenges....

by Staff reporter

Zapu rubbishes Dabengwa critic

22 July 2014 | 1942 Views
ZAPU yesterday dismissed its former executive council member Tichaona Revai Sithole as power-hungry after he claimed to have quit the party.Sithole last Saturday told journalists in Masvingo ...

by Staff reporter

Dumiso Dabengwa dragged to court

22 July 2014 | 2897 Views
OPPOSITION Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa is embroiled in a messy dispute with a former close aide over alleged non-payment of salaries and allowances amounting to more than $50 000.Mthandazo...

by Staff reporter

Lawyer 'bashes' client after being told he is dull

22 July 2014 | 3919 Views
A BULAWAYO lawyer allegedly bashed a client after she said he was "dull" for what she said was his failure to expeditiously process her estate papers.Tonderai Muchongwe of Majoko and Majoko l...

by Auxilia Katongomara

Man collapses after theft

22 July 2014 | 3312 Views
A 70-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo's Pumula South suburb yesterday said he collapsed after discovering that his nephew had broken into his bedroom before disappearing with $2,000.Mazwine Gumbo, ...

by Mpumelelo Nyoni

'World's dumbest criminals' strike at Bakers Inn and get away with $1

21 July 2014 | 7200 Views
In an incident that could be a serious contender for the world's dumbest criminals' award, four armed robbers pounced on an Innscor outlet in Bulawayo and stole $1.The four man that have b...

by Staff Reporter

Southern Eye Sunday edition shuts down

21 July 2014 | 1831 Views
LOCAL media group, Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) has shut down one of its titles, Sunday Southern Eye, as the company battles a serious financial crunch.AMH, who are also the publishers of the Ne...

by Staff reporter

MLF to serve divorce papers on Mugabe

21 July 2014 | 5148 Views
THE president of secessionist group, Mthwakazi Liberation Front (MLF), Fidelis Ncube, has said they will serve divorce papers on the Zimbabwean government before year-end.Mthwakazi Liberation ...

by Staff reporter

Man acquitted of 'raping' disabled shebeen queen

21 July 2014 | 2761 Views
A 26-year-old man on Friday walked out of court a free man after he was acquitted of charges of allegedly raping a 64-year-old disabled shebeen queen in Bulawayo's Makokoba Township.Nobert...

by Staff reporter

Zapu youth leader calls Dabengwa a dictator

21 July 2014 | 2518 Views
FORMER Zapu national youth chairperson and national executive member Tichaona Revai Sithole has accused party president Dumiso Dabengwa of dictatorship, saying he was clueless and had failed to reviv...

by Staff reporter

Veteran SDA pastor dies

21 July 2014 | 4819 Views
VETERAN Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church minister Pastor Augustine Manyathela, who died on Wednesday, was buried at the Solusi University Cemetery yesterday.Manyathela died at the United Bul...

by Staff reporter

'Tsvangirai says he will never forgive Welshman Ncube for the 2005 split'

21 July 2014 | 3689 Views
MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai reportedly told party officials in Bulawayo at the weekend that he would never forgive MDC leader Welshman Ncube for the 2005 split saying the division has cost the part...

by Staff Reporter

Man spends 12 hrs drenched in sewage

21 July 2014 | 3551 Views
A man coming from a beer-drink spent 12 hours drenched in sewage after being thrown in a drain by suspected robbers. Silas Tsvigu, 33, of Emganwini suburb, is lucky to be alive after he w...

by Plaxcedes Hove

Zanu-PF militia invades Council's Mazwi Nature Reserve - Video

20 July 2014 | 1956 Views
Zanu-PF supporters have invaded the Bulawayo City Council owned Mazwi Nature Reserve and have vowed to stay put at the sanctuary despite the party insisting it is against the invasion.Zanu-P...

by Staff reporter

'Donors have dumped us,' says Tsvangirai

20 July 2014 | 2997 Views
BELEAGUERED MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has, for the first time, publicly admitted that his Western handlers had dumped him, and repeated calls for the party's supporters to "support their own ...

by Tinomuda Chakanyuka and Vusumuzi Dube

Ex-cop in coma after soldier hits him with brick

19 July 2014 | 2272 Views
A FORMER police officer is in a coma at Mpilo Central Hospital after he was hit by a brick by a soldier while trying to restrain him from assaulting an unidentified girl in Old Pumula suburb in Bulawa...

by Plaxcedes Hove

'Ignore the hoax message on water cuts,' says Bulawayo City Council

17 July 2014 | 2193 Views
Bulawayo City Council's Town Clerk, Mr Middleton Nyoni has urged Bulawayo residents to ignore a hoax message that is being circulating purporting that there will be no water in Bulawayo from Friday to...

by Mafu Sithabile

BCC: No water in Bulawayo from Friday to Monday a hoax

17 July 2014 | 1534 Views
ALERT: IGNORE HOAX MESSAGE The City of Bulawayo is concerned that a hoax message has been circulating purporting that there will be no water in Bulawayo from ...

by Staff Reporter

Forged certificate lands mines ministry officials in court

17 July 2014 | 1428 Views
TWO Ministry of Mines and Mining Development employees appeared in court yesterday charged with forgery.An administrator, Calvin Mugudi, 30, and an accountant, Caiphas Mashura, 31, who are bo...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Deported Joyous Celebration member, immigration clears air

17 July 2014 | 3227 Views
THE Department of Immigration says Sphumelele Mbambo - a member of South African gospel outfit Joyous Celebration Choir - was refused entry into Zimbabwe last week because she did not have a work perm...

by Bongani Ndlovu

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