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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...Read more

Toddler dies in house fire

23 July 2014 | 1545 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 | 2086 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 | 2559 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 | 4352 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 | 2298 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 | 2033 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 | 1780 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 | 2778 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 | 3720 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 | 3170 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 | 6799 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 | 1760 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 | 5036 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 | 2638 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 | 2430 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 | 4583 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 | 3574 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 | 3464 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 | 1885 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 | 2626 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 | 2212 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 | 2110 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 | 1482 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 | 1387 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 | 3062 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

Man murders his ex-wife as she came out to see new boyfriend

17 July 2014 | 3501 Views
IN a fit of jealousy, a Bulawayo man ambushed his estranged wife as she came out of her house to see her boyfriend and stabbed her several times, opening her stomach in the process, a court heard yest...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Makokoba flat fire leaves family homeless - Photos

16 July 2014 | 3264 Views
A family was left homeless after their apartment in Makokoba in Bulawayo was burnt down during a power cut.Sources told Bulawayo24 that four children were saved from the burning Kusile flat o...

by Staff Reporter

Fake disabled man caught pants down

16 July 2014 | 6781 Views
A Bulawayo man who has been pretending to be disabled was yesterday caught pants down along Old Khami Road after he sprang from his wheelchair and stripped in an attempt to rape a middle-aged uni...

by Staff reporter

Ex-Zapu cadres urged not to jostle for vacant VP post

16 July 2014 | 2418 Views
ZANU-PF politburo member Retired Colonel Tshinga Dube says ex-Zipra cadres should stop jostling for the vacant vice-presidency post as it is clear from the party's hierarchy who will land it.H...

by Nqobile Tshili

Bulawayo Power Station shut down

15 July 2014 | 3718 Views
The Zimbabwe Power Company has shut down Bulawayo Power Station to pave way for investigations to establish the source of a strange smoke in one of the generators.The station has an installed ...

by Lesley Moyo

The Bedroom Gospel according to Mai Gunguwo - Video

15 July 2014 | 6780 Views
This is a one-off special edition, sparked by none other than Mai Gunguwo, whose approach to bedroom matters has become viral on social networks. If you are not a married person, this article is not ...

by Garikai Mazara

'I am denying that I am HIV positive'

15 July 2014 | 5541 Views
A 29-year-old Bulawayo man accused of raping and infecting his teenage niece with HIV on Friday told the court he tested negative and was not ill.The 16-year-old' s uncle, who resides in Rober...

by Staff reporter

Mpilo Hospital in major breakthrough

15 July 2014 | 3918 Views
Bulawayo's largest health institution, Mpilo Hospital, on Wednesday will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with three hospitals from India through which medical specialists from the Asian coun...

by Staff reporter

Teen sets herself on fire at married boyfriend's house

15 July 2014 | 5980 Views
A PREGNANT Cowdray Park 17-year-old died after herself on fire at her married boyfriend's house, 'The Chronicle' reported.Memory Dube, 17, a domestic worker, was rushed to Mpilo Central Hospit...

by Staff Reporter

Joshua Nkomo hospital doctors to be evicted

14 July 2014 | 3577 Views
PARLIAMENT has called for the eviction of a team of doctors claiming ownership of the Ekusileni Medical Centre in Bulawayo saying they have failed to open the institution.Ekusileni, built of o...

by Staff reporter

MDC-T members jostle for Moyo's post

14 July 2014 | 2420 Views
SENIOR MDC-T members in Bulawayo yesterday opened up on their interests to take up the post of provincial chairperson that was left vacant after Gorden Moyo resigned last month.Moyo, who is a...

by Yoliswa Dube

BCC in bid to engage Zesa over debt cancellation

14 July 2014 | 1155 Views
BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) is seeking to offset part of the $47 million debt it is owed by Zesa, in return for cancellation of a $37 million debt the local authority owes the power supplier.I...

by Oliver Kazunga

Man loses property worth $10 000 in house fire

14 July 2014 | 1665 Views
A BULAWAYO man yesterday lost property worth about $10 000 when a fire engulfed two rooms he rents in New Magwegwe.Kainos Nzvenga said he had recently bought the property and did not know the...

by Staff Reporter

Non-Ndebele teachers saga, Zanu-PF official demands quotas

13 July 2014 | 2912 Views
ZANU-PF Matabeleland South provincial lands secretary Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda has added his voice to those condemning the lack of Ndebele teachers in the region blaming it on the government's fai...

by Staff reporter

Man kills drinking mate, attempts suicide

13 July 2014 | 1693 Views
A 37-YEAR-OLD city man allegedly killed his drinking mate by banging his head three times on the floor and thereafter threatened to commit suicide by running into traffic. The accused, Themba ...

by Thulani Ndlovu

Ndebeles in the UK to instal their diaspora chief

13 July 2014 | 3165 Views
The Ndebele community in the United Kingdom has resolved to embark on the process of identifying, appointing and installing a chief in line with the installation of Chief Albert Zwelibanzi Gumede in S...

by Pathisa Nyathi

Iminyela residents queue for toilets, TB spreading fast here

13 July 2014 | 1242 Views
MABUTHWENI and Iminyela residents in Bulawayo have dismissed as cheap politicking the governments' urban renewal plans that will see it demolish colonial era dwellings and build decent houses....

by Staff Reporter

Man rapes wheelchair bound granny, falls asleep

12 July 2014 | 2400 Views
A Bulawayo man turned villain when he allegedly raped a 64 year-old wheelchair bound Good Samaritan who had offered him overnight accommodation.Nobert Zingovo, 26, of Emganwini appeared before...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Man thoroughly bashed in nasty fight for woman

12 July 2014 | 2266 Views
A BULAWAYO man was thoroughly beaten while trying to assist his jilted brother to get his estranged wife back from another man.Benjamin Maparanyanga, 26, of Mzilikazi was in pain as he came to...

by Auxilia Katongomara

CID fraud squad boss trial postponed

12 July 2014 | 2302 Views
Bulawayo's Criminal Intelligence Department (CID) fraud squad boss' extortion trial was postponed after the defence lawyer said he had not been served with state papers.George Machinga, the of...

by Staff Reporter

CIO shot Zanu PF official

11 July 2014 | 7114 Views
Zanu PF Bulawayo central district chairperson Joe Chiyangwa could have been shot by members of the Central Intelligence Organisation.Chiyangwa was shot on the leg by unknown assailants a...

by Staff Reporter

Rape a v*rgin sangomas denounced

11 July 2014 | 1869 Views
SOME traditional healers have been accused of fuelling rape crimes by lying to people that sleeping with v*rgins cures diseases and brings riches.Padare/Enkundleni Men's Forum chairman for Bul...

by Nqobile Tshili

Dabengwa criticises Moyo

11 July 2014 | 2969 Views
BULAWAYO Provincial Affairs minister Eunice Sandi Moyo's attempts to sideline the city council in preparations for the African Union Region V Youth Games has been described as a symptom of the governa...

by Staff Reporter

Solar street lights, LED street name signs for Bulawayo

10 July 2014 | 3215 Views
The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has agreed to partner with a South African company to instal solar powered street lights and LED street name signs in the central business district, a move set to reduc...

by Makhosi Sibanda

Man dies of 'excitement' in prostitute's apartment

10 July 2014 | 11946 Views
A postmortem on a disabled man who died  in a prostitute's apartment in Bulawayo revealed the cause of death as 'excitement,' a  relative of the deceased testified yesterday.Test...

by Staff reporter
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