Monthly Archives: February 2016

BCC, Zesa clash over electrocution of soccer player

BCC, Zesa clash over electrocution of soccer player

BULAWAYO City Council and Zesa Holdings officials yesterday accused each other of causing the electrocution of a social soccer player at a tower light in Pelandaba, in December.

Mathema pleads with Japanese govt to invest in infrastructure projects

Mathema pleads with Japanese govt to invest in infrastructure projects

MATABELELAND North Provincial Affairs minister Cain Mathema has pleaded with the Japanese government to invest in infrastructure projects in his province to help improve people’s living standards.

Zanu PF grabs benefactor’s farm

Zanu PF grabs benefactor’s farm

A 66-year-old farmer and long time Zanu PF benefactor, Yvonne Goddard, who funded the party’s 2005 provincial elections campaign and provincial conference in 2001 has been kicked out of her CrestaIbeka Farm on the outskirts of the city, inspite of her benevolence.

‘Poverty contributes to poor pass rate’

‘Poverty contributes to poor pass rate’

THE OPPOSITION MDC-T has blamed the poor academic performance of students in Matabeleland and Midlands on marginalisation, poverty and rampant economic decline due to company closures and relocations, leaving most parents out of formal employment.

Woman kills son (2) to save marriage

Woman kills son (2) to save marriage

A 30-YEAR-OLD Chirumanzu woman was yesterday jailed to an effective seven years in prison for murder with actual intent after she strangled her two-and-a-half year old son from a previous marriage in order to please her new spouse.

Egodini vendors vow to resist eviction

Egodini vendors vow to resist eviction

ABOUT 2 000 vendors and small-scale businesspeople operating at Bulawayo’s Basch Street terminus, popularly known as Egodini, have vowed to resist council plans to evict them from the site to pave way for a multi-million dollar construction project.

AFM wrangle takes new twist

AFM wrangle takes new twist

THE ongoing leadership wrangle among members of the Apostolic Faith Mission of Africa (AFM) in Bulawayo, has taken another twist as the church’s secretary, Reverend Gephan Ngwenya, recently approached the High Court seeking former leader, Tony Tshuma to be confirmed as president of the church.

Former NRZ retrenchees threaten countrywide demos

Former NRZ retrenchees threaten countrywide demos

OVER 400 National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) retrenchees have threatened to launch countrywide demonstrations daily, starting today in protest against non-payment of their terminal benefits.

MDC-T factions urged to bury hatchet

MDC-T factions urged to bury hatchet

OPPOSITION MDC-T Bulawayo provincial chairperson, Gift Banda, has pleaded with the party’s warring factions to bury their differences and unite in order to reclaim all the parliamentary seats lost to Zanu PF in recent by-elections held in the city.

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