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Cancer equipment worth $1,5m lying idle at Mpilo

RADIATION equipment for cancer treatment worth $1.5million for Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo is lying idle, apparently because the government has no money to pay for the connection costs. Only $100 000 is needed for the machines to be installed and connected. This was confirmed by ...

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BaTswana praises Byo ‘resilient’ residents

A VISITING Francistown Council delegation from Botswana has heaped praises on Bulawayo residents for staying resilient in the face of economic hardship bedevilling the country. The BaTswana delegation was in Bulawayo for the past week, to learn more on the twinning of the respective cities. ...

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Angry mob attacks two police officers

By Franklin Sibindi AN angry mob attacked two Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) traffic police officers at Basch Street Terminus popularly known as Egodini, for reportedly mounting an illegal road-block as well harassing a certain kombi crew. The mob, consisting of touts, drivers and the general ...

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Food for work scheme irregularities divide Sontala villagers

VILLAGERS of Sontala, Kezi, Matabeleland South province, who are engaged in food-for-work programmes, are complaining that they are shortchanged in the distribution of food aid after working in state programmes such as upgrading of local roads. The villagers, who normally work for 15 days a ...

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Gwanda residents call on VP Mphoko to resolve water impasse

GWANDA residents have sought the audience of Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko to intervene in an impasse pitting them with the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) over the installation of prepaid water meters in the mining town. Zinwa proposed to install bulk water prepaid meter at ...

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Zenzo ‘Mr Breeze’ Siziba bounces back

SOUTH AFRICA-based artiste, Zenzo Bhekimpilo “ Mr Breeze” Siziba, has bounced back from a three-year sabbatical with a new album titled “Umkhwenyana Nguphi.” Siziba, whose music is a mixture of Reggae, Sungura and Pantsula, last released an album in 2013, titled Dollar Dollar. It is ...

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“Honour Mkushi bombings victims,” – Victims urge Govt

SURVIVORS of the Mkushi bombing during Zimbabwe’s liberation struggle have urged the government to honour and account for those fighters who perished during the bombardment. Mkushi, was a ZIPRA training camp in Zambia for female combatants but in October 19, 1978, the camp was bombed ...

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“Health Ministry needs policy direction” – Analysts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has been urged to look at health issues with a nitpicking eye as this will ensure appropriate measures are taken in trying to deal with them. Analysts have said prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STIs) in remote parts ...

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Byo artists demand huge stake in annual Kalawa gig

LOCAL artists have demanded commanding stake in the trademark December Homecoming gig hosted by a South African stable Kalawa Jazmee Records in Bulawayo which reportedly rakes in millions annually. The artists say the show does nothing for them but instead its a mere podium to ...

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Jonathan Moyo appears in court, begs magistrate

HIGHER Education minister Jonathan Moyo on Wednesday appeared in court on Zimdef fraud accusations but begged the magistrate for more time to get his papers in order. Moyo and his lawyer Advocate Lewis Uriri appeared before Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo in chambers. “I can confirm we ...

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