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Health disaster looms as Gweru runs dry

Wynne Zanamwe, Midlands Reporter A humanitarian disaster is looming in Gweru as the city has gone for six days without water. A pipe burst at the city’s water treatment plant in Lundi Park suburb has been blamed for the situation. The taps have been dry since Tuesday morning after a …

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Polytech student in court for ‘killing’ friend

Cynthia Dube, Court Reporter A BULAWAYO Polytechnic student who allegedly killed his friend after reversing a car and knocking him down at the college premises, has appeared in court. Jansen Van Vuuren Neville Jillian (19) of Waterford suburb allegedly knocked down Mr Allan Charles Mhlanga (26) in February this year …

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Grade 4 pupil up for rape, assault

Thandeka Moyo, Chronicle Reporter A GRADE Four pupil from Inyathi allegedly raped and beat up a five-year-old girl who he also injured by inserting a pencil in her privates. The pupil who cannot be named for ethical reasons is facing three counts of rape, assault and aggravated indecent assault. He …

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Govt launches $103m HIV testing strategy

Mayor Councillor Martin Moyo Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has launched a $103 million national HIV Testing Services Strategy to improve testing coverage in the country and prevent new infections. The strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2020, was launched at Nketa clinic …

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Gweru man (27) arrested for raping friend (16)

Wynne Zanamwe, Midlands Reporter A 27-YEAR-OLD man from Gweru allegedly raped his 16-year-old friend at a secluded area near Antelope Park. Wellington Makami who resides at Mkoba 16 in Gweru, appeared before Gweru Magistrate Ms Judith Taruvinga facing rape charges. He was not asked to plead and was remanded in …

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Police appeal to relatives to identify accident victim

POLICE in Bulawayo are looking for the relatives of a man who died after he was hit by a car in December last year. The deceased, who has not yet been identified, is suspected to be aged between 20 and 30. Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Abednico Ncube said …

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Harare Mambos Band lead singer Virginia Sillah Jangano dies

Former Harare Mambos veteran lead vocalist Virginia Sillah Jangano has died. She was 64. A family spokesperson said Jangano succumbed to renal failure. The “Mbuya Nehanda Kufa Vachitaura” hitmaker died at Hillingdon Hospital in London, United Kingdom, on Saturday night. “On behalf of Sillah family, relatives and colleagues in music …

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Chadzamira bounces back as Masvingo chair

Cde Chadzamira George Maponga Masvingo Bureau Masvingo West Zanu-PF House of Assembly member Cde Ezra Chadzamira has retained the ruling party chairmanship in Masvingo after he trounced war veteran Retired Colonel Mutero Masanganise in peaceful polls held on Saturday. Cde Chadzamira polled 29 543 votes, while Rtd Col Masanganise managed a …

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Higher education delegation back

Prof Nyagura Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter The higher education delegation that visited several countries to learn about advanced scientific methods and new technologies returned yesterday. The delegation was led by Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo and comprised 10 vice-chancellors from local universities and officials …

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Better days coming: Pastor Chris

Part of the crowd that attended Nigerian Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s (inset) Worship and Communion service at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. — Picture by Innocent Makawa Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter Visiting Christ Embassy founder Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has said challenges facing Zimbabwe will soon be a thing of the past, as …

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