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Gono set for seat, legal hurdle cleared

Gideon Gono with President Robert Mugabe
by admin - 30 August 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, Gideon Gono looks set to land the Manicaland senatorial seat left vacant following the death of Kumbirai Kangai in August last year after President Robert Mugabe assented to the Electoral Amendment Bill. Gideon Gono with President Robert Mugabe The Bill had been...


Shock salary increase for chefs

Teachers demonstrating for better salaries (File Picture)

By Andrew Kunambura A storm is brewing between top government directors and the rest of the civil service after salaries for the former were clandestinely increased by more than double that of their deputies. Teachers demonstrating for better salaries (File Picture) A copy of a salary schedule leaked to this paper indicates that directors of ministries and government departments are now grossing...


Mangudya speaks on ‘special coins’

John Mangudya

By Kudzai Chawafambira HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to introduce a new regime of “special coins” indexed at par with the United States coins by December, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe clarified. John Mangudya The coins, which are being imported, will be introduced as a medium of exchange and are aimed at augmenting currencies in circulation especially in change. The measure comes as Zimbabwe is battling...


Ebola virus outbreak and Africa’s continuing ‘nativity’ (that natived us)

Takura Zhangazha

By Takura Zhangazha The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa evokes both sadness and self introspection for many an African. The loss of lives both to the fact that the virus is incurable as well as due to poor health facilities in the areas directly affected. These factors have been compounded by the fact that the citizens affected have limited knowledge about how to prevent the disease. Takura...

Crimes & Courts

Bully ‘sodomises, robs schoolboy’

Bully ‘sodomises, robs schoolboy’

By Thandeka Moyo BULAWAYO – A grade 7 pupil at Mafakela Primary School in Bulawayo’s Luveve suburb allegedly bullied a nine-year-old pupil by forcing him to miss school for several days and taking him to a park where he would sodomise him. Bully ‘sodomises, robs schoolboy’ The 12-year-old bully, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would also eat his victim’s food and at one time...


British tourist survives Nyanga Mountain ordeal

Thomas Gaisford

By Liberty Dube NYANGA – A dream expedition to Zimbabwe after winning a Travel Award from Oxford University in the United Kingdom turned into a nightmare for 20-year-old British tourist who nearly became a victim of Nyanga Mountain’s mystery happenings recently. Thomas Gaisford Thomas Gaisford, a second-year Human Science student, chose to come to Zimbabwe after winning the award — Wallace...


Nato: Russian troops are in Ukraine

Ukrainian forces are being deployed to help defend the southern city of Mariupol

Nato has released satellite images it says show Russian armed forces inside Ukrainian territory to help rebels fight government forces. This satellite image provided by the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe shows what Nato identifies as Russian self-propelled artillery in Ukraine Ukraine’s president held a security council meeting on Thursday over the “sharp aggravation of the...


Over 44 dancehall artistes enter Zima


HARARE - Recently launched Zimbabwe Music Awards, Zima has received overwhelming support for their 2014 edition. Soul Jah Love According to Zima production assistant, Kganya Ndlovu, they processed close to 600 submissions from artistes who want to take part in this year’s awards. “Just looking at the figures, it is clear that Zim dancehall has become extremely popular with 44 entries for the...


Simba readies for Bosso debut

Simba Sithole (Picture by Chronicle)

By Ricky Zililo DISCARDED Ajax Cape Town striker Simba Sithole who has been training with Highlanders since the beginning of the week could make his Premiership debut for Bosso against Buffaloes next week. Simba Sithole (Picture by Chronicle) Sithole, who joined the Cape Town-based side in January this year after telling performances during the Chan tournament held in South Africa, was struck off...