Makokoba

Makokoba now a shadow of its former glory

Makokoba now a shadow of its former glory

MAKOKOBA Township was Bulawayo’s first township for blacks, natives as they called us at that time. It was the only township that housed all the natives, Indians as well as Asians. The location was sold by the Sanitary Board of Bulawayo while huts were rented out to non-council members and the unemployed.

Baptism of fire for MP Tshinga Dube

Baptism of fire for MP Tshinga Dube

Makokoba MP Tshinga Dube yesterday struggled to read his prepared maiden speech in Parliament and was forced to sit down after his extended time ran out.

MDC-T dismisses defections

MDC-T dismisses defections

THE opposition MDC-T has dismissed claims that 50 of its youths in Makokoba, Bulawayo, had defected to the ruling Zanu PF.

Woman’s sex with 12-year-old case frozen

Woman’s sex with 12-year-old case frozen

A BULAWAYO woman accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy before threatening to kill him got a temporary reprieve yesterday after her case was postponed indefinitely because of lack of evidence.

Reveller’s stomach ripped open over R2

Reveller’s stomach ripped open over R2

A 31-YEAR-OLD man from Makokoba, Bulawayo, is battling for his life in intensive care at Mpilo Central Hospital after his stomach was ripped wide open at a shebeen on Sunday.

Ibumba Festival bigger, better

Ibumba Festival bigger, better

ONCE again we welcome the world to Makokoba, Bulawayo, the oldest suburb with the newest ideas and indeed to the Ibumba Festival 2014.

‘State witness bribed cops to arrest me’

‘State witness bribed cops to arrest me’

A 36-YEAR-OLD Makokoba man in Bulawayo on Monday accused a State witness of bribing the police to arrest him for a theft he claims not to have committed.

City’s poor live in squalor

City’s poor live in squalor

FOR most of Bulawayo’s poor, home is a room in one of the city council’s dilapidated flats that have suffered years of neglect in one of the poorest neighbourhoods.

Makokoba Posa trial postponed

Makokoba Posa trial postponed

TWO Makokoba MDC-T officials, who are being charged with conducting a meeting without police clearance, had their case further postponed on Tuesday after the State indicated that it was not ready to proceed with the case since the cops had delayed handing over the docket to the courts.

Corpse found in Makokoba

Corpse found in Makokoba

THE body of a man suspected to be from Nguboyenja was found in Manwele River by children playing soccer at a football pitch in Makokoba just off Luveve Road yesterday.

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