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Mat North tops in HIV infections

Thandeka Moyo, Health Reporter MATABELELAND North Province has the highest HIV prevalence among children in Zimbabwe with about 3.2 percent of children under 14 years infected. According to the 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey, Mashonaland East has the second highest prevalence with 2.3 percent. Matabeleland South and Midlands provinces share …

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More hippos die in Binga

Dead hippos at Mlibizi River at Kavira Forest in Binga Whinsley Masara, Chronicle Reporter MORE Hippos have mysteriously died in the Mlibizi area of Binga with authorities’ saying investigations into the cause of their deaths were underway. Cyanide poisoning has been ruled out. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority …

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King of Swaziland bans divorce in his country

File photo / King of Swaziland Mswati III enjoys his visit to the Gem and Jewellery Exchange in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on August 15, 2012. He has banned divorce in his country. Mswati III has banned divorce in his Swazi Kingdom. The Times of Swaziland quoted the …

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Byo streetlights tender raises stink

Mr Christopher Dube Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent THE State Procurement Board (SPB) has cancelled a Bulawayo City Council (BCC) tender for solar street lights after receiving a complaint from one of the interested parties. Town Clerk Mr Christopher Dube confirmed the development but did not give further details. “There was …

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Council boss ‘killer’ in court

Spencer Sithole Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter A MAN, who allegedly fatally assaulted Bulawayo City Council’s assistant director of Engineering Services Engineer Mbuthi Gugu Mkhwananzi, in a fit of jealousy after the two clashed at a girlfriend’s house, appeared in court yesterday. Spencer Sithole (33) of Hillside suburb in Bulawayo …

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Housing cooperative slams Kasukuwere

Cde Saviour Kasukuwere Farirai Machivenyika, Harare Bureau Representatives of housing cooperatives at Caledonia have accused Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere of abusing his office to allocate stands at the settlement to his cronies, making thousands of dollars in the process. Caledonia was put under the …

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Businessman sues minister for $20 000 for unlawful arrest

Cde Ignatius Chombo Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter A GWANDA businessman is suing Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo and the police for $20 000 following his unlawful arrest and detention over stocktheft charges. Mr Puluko Moyo is demanding the money from the minister and the police in damages for deprivation …

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Govt committed to improving education system: President

President Mugabe and First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe flanked by Bona and Simba Chikore attend the children’s party at the City Sports Centre in Harare yesterday. — (Picture by Tawanda Mudimu) Farirai Machivenyika, Harare Bureau President Mugabe yesterday said Government was committed to improving the country’s education system and has …

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Minister sucked into mine wrangle

A Bulawayo mining syndicate, Easy Cash, has sued Mines minister Walter Chidakwa, Carry Mine Complex and police over the invasion of its gold claim in Matabeleland North province. BY SILAS NKALA Mines minister Walter Chidakwa Easy Cash, in its urgent chamber application filed at the Bulawayo High Court, cited Carry …

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Zimbos commemorate 37 years of misery

ZIMBABWEANS from a wide section of society yesterday said they would today commemorate the country’s 37th independence anniversary under a cloud of despair and uncertainty as a result of deeply entrenched corruption and poor governance by the Zanu PF regime. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association secretary-general, …

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