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Bomb attack survivor bemoans 'lost Zanu-PF values'

VETERAN freedom fighter, Jane Ngwenya, has said individualism has infiltrated Zanu-PF leading to infighting that was diverting the party from what it fought for. Ngwenya, who turns 81 in June,...Read more

Bomb attack survivor bemoans 'lost Zanu-PF values'

08 February 2016 | 596 Views
VETERAN freedom fighter, Jane Ngwenya, has said individualism has infiltrated Zanu-PF leading to infighting that was diverting the party from what it fought for. Ngwenya, who turns 81 in June,...

by Leonard Ncube

Victoria Falls resists salary cuts

08 February 2016 | 472 Views
VICTORIA Falls Municipality is seeking to be exempted from the government's directive compelling local authorities to slash salaries for top managers.The Chronicle understands that the governm...

by Leonard Ncube

Govt defends non-Ndebele teachers

07 February 2016 | 1537 Views
VILLAGERS in rural Matabeleland who reject non-Ndebele speaking teachers should be re-oriented, and encouraged to understand various cultures and languages, otherwise their respective schools will suf...

by Staff reporter

Road trip to the Matopos

07 February 2016 | 727 Views
SITUATED about 55km from Bulawayo, within the Matopo National Park, built upon a granite outcrop is the Matopo Hills Lodge.A lodge that offers guests a getaway experience from the city life an...

by Faith Phiri

Maid 'rapes' boss' son (14)

06 February 2016 | 2931 Views
PROSECUTORS have charged a 19-year-old domestic worker with aggravated indecent assault after she allegedly forced her boss' 14-year-old son to have sex with her.The boy's elder sister alleged...

by Adelaide Moyo

'Evil spirits order man to strip, bash wife

06 February 2016 | 1667 Views
A PREGNANT 21-year-old woman from Binga told a Hwange magistrate how she endured physical abuse at the hands of her husband who would strip naked and smear his body with ashes before assaulting her....

by Leonard Ncube

Matabeleland South crops a write off due to erratic rains

05 February 2016 | 829 Views
CROPS in Matabeleland South are a write-off due to erratic rains which fell this season, a technical report on the crop situation in the province has revealed.Recommendations have since been m...

by Richard Muponde

Mujuru hold talks with disgruntled Zanu-PF and MDC members from Mat South

04 February 2016 | 4831 Views
FORMER vice president Joice Mujuru held talks with disgruntled Zanu-PF and MDC members in Harare at the weekend as she steps up efforts to form her own political party following her ouster from Za...

by Staff reporter

'Zanu-PF hates people from Matabeleland'

04 February 2016 | 2734 Views
MAGWEGWE MP Anele Ndebele (MDC-T) has claimed the Zanu-PF government hates people from Matabeleland, adding the State had a hand in influencing the South African government to deny residence permits t...

by Staff reporter

Man 'rapes' neighbour, forces her to jump border into Botswana

04 February 2016 | 4605 Views
A 26-YEAR-OLD man from Bulilima District allegedly raped his 22-year-old neighbour before forcing her to accompany him to Botswana where he works through an illegal crossing point.Lovemore Mpo...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Man gets life in jail for rape, murder of 15-year-old orphan

04 February 2016 | 1697 Views
AN ESIGODINI man who raped his neighbour's 15-year-old orphaned granddaughter before crushing her head with a big stone to conceal the crime, was yesterday sentenced to life in jail.Twoboy Phi...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Minister Mathema blast stone-age black farmers

03 February 2016 | 2603 Views
MATABELELAND North Provincial Affairs minister Cain Mathema has admitted that new black farmers are struggling to match the high standards set by white former commercial farmers.Mathema said m...

by Staff Reporter

Villagers starve as GMB has no sacks

03 February 2016 | 1471 Views
Gwanda villagers face starving as huge amounts of maize aid is stuck at the  Grain Marketing Board due to shortage of sacks and money.This was disclosed last week on Friday during a Gwand...

by Thobekile Zhou

Bus driver appears in court for attempting to cross a flooded river

03 February 2016 | 3786 Views
A BUS driver who attempted to cross a flooded river before it overturned with 74 passengers on board has been charged with negligent driving.James Moyo, 69, pleaded not guilty when he appeared...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Man scalded with boiling water in infidelity row

03 February 2016 | 1647 Views
A PHILANDERING man was hospitalised with serious burns to the chest after his wife poured boiling water on his chest, a court heard.Gugulethu Mathe, 27, of Dollar Extension in Inyathi, lost he...

by Adelaide Moyo

Poverty contributes to poor pass rate in Matabeleland

02 February 2016 | 939 Views
Poverty in Matabeleland and Midlands has been blamed for continuous low pass rates by students.Reacting to Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec)' schools performance report released la...

by Staff Reporter

Gang rape after church teen was in love with 'attackers'

02 February 2016 | 2257 Views
TWO teenagers from Binga who were facing charges of raping a 16-year-old girl have been found guilty of a lesser charge of engaging in sex with a minor after a court established that she was in love w...

by Leonard Ncube

Mnangagwa's ally issued with a warrant of arrest

02 February 2016 | 1494 Views
GOKWE-Nembudziya MP, Justice Mayor Wadyajena, is a wanted man after a Victoria Falls magistrate yesterday issued a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in court. Wadyajena who was last...

by Leonard Ncube

Victoria Falls in power blackout

02 February 2016 | 820 Views
A ZESA technical fault forced some shops to shut down in Victoria Falls' Central Business District (CBD) on Saturday and by yesterday power had not yet been restored. The section of the CBD wh...

by Leonard Ncube and Adelaide Moyo

Man rapes and infects niece rape with STI

02 February 2016 | 1005 Views
A 25-YEAR-OLD man from Lalapanzi has appeared in court for allegedly raping and infecting his 12-year-old niece with genital warts, a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).The man, from Lower D...

by Patience Mutsiwi

'Jonathan Moyo destroying the party,' says War Vets

02 February 2016 | 1989 Views
The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association says no member of Zanu-PF should speak on behalf of the First Family, apart from the official spokesperson who is also the Presidential press ...

by Tendai Mugabe

Government ordered to investigate deployment of Shona speaking teachers into Matabeleland

01 February 2016 | 4501 Views
Gwanda based activist Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo has written a letter to the Gwanda District Education Officer demanding the Ministry to investigate allegations of continuous deployment of Shona speaking...

by Staff Reporter

Parents order non-Ndebele headmistress out of school

01 February 2016 | 4455 Views
THE issue of the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland has resurfaced, with parents at a school in Lupane rejecting a Shona-speaking headmistress. Parents told the new school hea...

by Leonard Ncube

Victoria Falls Airport to be commissioned in May

01 February 2016 | 722 Views
Government has set mid this year as the new deadline for the commissioning of the $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo t...

by Leonard Ncube and Nyemudzai Kakore

CCTVs installed at Beitbridge Border Post

01 February 2016 | 1576 Views
Government has started installing closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) at Beitbridge Border Post to curb corruption perpetrated by immigration and customs officers.Deputy Minister of Home Affair...

by Thupeyo Muleya

'Witch doctors' loot homesteads

31 January 2016 | 1462 Views
A FAMILY in Siboza village, more than 100 kilometres outside Gwanda town will rue the day they decided to hire tsikamutandas (witch doctors) to rid evil spirits at their homestead after the self-procl...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Mujuru engages Gwanda residents

31 January 2016 | 4020 Views
People First prospective leader, Joyce  Mujuru has held private talks with Gwanda Residents Association chairman Bekezela Maduma.The details of the talks are still sketchy but  Madum...

by Thobekile Zhou

Man jailed after catching wife panties down with his best friend

30 January 2016 | 3558 Views
A 35 year old Lupane woman, Privilege Ndlovu was severely assaulted by her husband after she decided to go for a sex romp behind a shop with her hubby's best friend.Privilege had been sent Khu...

by Staff Reporter

Installation of CCTVs at Beitbridge border post starts

29 January 2016 | 1186 Views
Government has started installing Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) at Beitbridge border post to curb corruption, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Obedingwa Mguni, said yesterday.The Depu...

by Thupeyo Muleya

Policeman dressed down at maintainance court

29 January 2016 | 1523 Views
A 33-YEAR-OLD Plumtree woman has dragged her police officer husband to the maintainance court for neglecting their two children aged seven months and nine years.Chipo Mukomondoro told the cour...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Girl beaten for revealing friend's HIV+ status

28 January 2016 | 3126 Views
A 17-YEAR-OLD girl from Inyathi has been hospitalised after she was beaten up for revealing her 22-year-old friend's HIV status.The teen from Mahlabathini area is admitted at Inyathi District ...

by Adelaide Moyo

Man missing for 1 year was 'killed by son'

28 January 2016 | 2886 Views
THE mystery surrounding the disappearance of a 75-year-old man from Bulilima, who was reported missing in 2014, has been solved after his son was arrested for allegedly killing him and dumping the...

by Man missing for 1 year was 'killed by son'

Man gets 20 years jail for raping same teen thrice

28 January 2016 | 2319 Views
A 20-YEAR-OLD man from Nkayi was yesterday slapped with a 20-year jail term for raping a teenager thrice.Ambrose Ncube from Gwelutshena village raped the 16-year-old girl from the same village...

by Thandeka Moyo

Gweru runs dry

28 January 2016 | 824 Views
The city of Gweru has gone for three days without water, raising fears of an outbreak of diseases.The Gweru Magistrates' Court and other public areas such as the Government Complex have had th...

by Staff reporter

Victoria Falls water levels 'slowly rising'

27 January 2016 | 1907 Views
Water levels at Victoria Falls are slowly rising due to rains received in the Zambezi Valley catchment area, authorities said.The water levels at the alluring holiday destination dropped to an...

by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF MP sued $10 million for defamation

27 January 2016 | 1120 Views
Silobela MP Mthokosini Manoki Mpofu (Zanu-PF) is being sued for $10 million by Silobela Community Development Trust Chairman Arthur Mzingeli Nkiwane for defamation over claims that the latter is a...

by Staff reporter

Girl 'raped' after church service

27 January 2016 | 2264 Views
TWO teenagers from Binga have been arrested for allegedly taking turns to rape a 16-year-old girl at night after a church service.Ndubeko Mwembe, 18, Kampandu Village and a 15-year-old boy fro...

by Leonard Ncube

UK based aspiring chief takes uncles, minister to court

27 January 2016 | 1567 Views
A UNITED Kingdom-based aspiring chief has taken his two uncles and the Minister of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage, Abednico Ncube to court following a p...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Gwanda town installs traffic lights

27 January 2016 | 997 Views
GWANDA Town Council recently installed traffic lights for the first time in the town which was established 116 years ago.The town's roads were controlled by give way and stop signs since its e...

by Richard Muponde

Man rapes girlfriend's daughter, gets 30 year jail term

27 January 2016 | 1423 Views
A PLUMTREE man who raped his girlfriend's 11 year-old daughter after luring the girl into her mother's bedroom, was yesterday sentenced to 30 years in jail.Akim Ndlovu, 21, of Tokwana village ...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Residents block council from $500 000 borrowing

26 January 2016 | 1132 Views
Residents of Gwanda have objected to a Municipality Of Gwanda $500 000 borrowing powers. The cash strapped Municipality recently ran a series of adverts in the local media proposing to borrow ...

by Staff Reporter

Wrong corpse burial, family learns of mistake 20 minutes later

26 January 2016 | 2775 Views
A FAMILY from Fort Rixon, whose relative died in South Africa, had a horrific experience when they discovered that they had interred the wrong body minutes after burial.Today's Hope Funeral Pa...

by Pamela Shumba

War vets take police to High Court

26 January 2016 | 1171 Views
A LONG standing dispute between police in Insuza and war veterans over the clearance of cattle has spilled into the High Court.The former freedom fighters, through the Zimbabwe War Veterans Tr...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Domestic workers jailed for stealing from MP

26 January 2016 | 1043 Views
TWO domestic workers formerly employed by Home Affairs Deputy Minister Obedingwa Mguni will spend the next six months in prison after they stole clothes from their employer's house.Patience Kw...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Drought threatens over 500,000 cattle in Mat North

26 January 2016 | 716 Views
MORE than 500,000 cattle in Matabeleland North Province are likely to succumb to drought this year if no mitigatory measures are put in place as a matter of urgency after the livestock production depa...

by Leonard Ncube

Businessman caught smuggling 2417 bullets into the country

25 January 2016 | 3980 Views
A 48-year old businessman from Ruwa has been fined $2000 for smuggling 2417 bullets from South Africa into the country through Beitbridge border post.Bensen Zindere of 6543 Zimre Park in Ruwa ...

by Thupeyo Muleya

Shebeen queen, hubby arrested

25 January 2016 | 1579 Views
A BINGA shebeen queen who was recently sentenced to community service for pummelling a patron with a log for stealing a bottle of tototo, has once again appeared in court, this time for possessing the...

by Leonard Ncube

OK Grand Challenge winner arrested

25 January 2016 | 2263 Views
Elton Nyathi (23) from Victoria Falls, who last June won a Nissan NP300 at the OK Grand Challenge valued at around $30 000, has been arrested for driving it without a licence.A former Mosi-oa-...

by Staff reporter

$1 million milling plant for Maphisa

24 January 2016 | 1029 Views
AGRICULTURAL Rural Development Authority (Arda) and its partner Trek will set an estimated $1 million mealie meal milling plant and silos at Maphisa Growth Point in Kezi, Matabeleland South as part of...

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'Compensate Gukurahundi victims'

23 January 2016 | 2980 Views
Compensation for Gukurahundi victims took centre stage during today's commemorations for the bloody atrocities.Various speakers said the victims with the aid of pressure groups must intensivel...

by Thobekile Zhou

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