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Byo Registry hamstrung by staff shortages

Bulawayo Provincial registrar Jane Peters Wednesday told the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence,  Home Affairs and Security they desperately need office space and if possible their own premises to adequately accommodate them. Presenting before the Committee which toured the Bulawayo registry, she said they have ...

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“Public Transport Policy will address city congestion,” Byo Mayor

By Lungile Ngwenya THE Bulawayo City Council is finalising its Public Transport Policy, which if implemented will improve congestion, pollution and reduce accidents while developing the city’s urban mass transport system. Bulawayo Mayor, Councillor Martin Moyo, said the development of urban mass transport system has been on ...

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Pathisa Nyathi, pic taken online.

Pathisa Nyathi’s wife laid to rest

ELIZABETH Nyathi nee Chamisa, wife to prominent historian and cultural enthusiast, Pathisa Nyathi, who passed away Sunday morning, was laid to rest today at Lady Stanley Cemetery. She died at Mater Dei Hospital where she had been admitted after a short illness. Relatives and friends ...

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Byo councillors accused of amassing stands

BULAWAYO residents are calling for a probe of the city’s councillors following reports “they are abusing their positions to accumulate wealth and grab properties.” Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) cordinator Roderick Fayayo, in a statement said councillors must be investigated. “This comes after revelations that ...

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“Pricing of housing stands exorbitant, ” Dr Nkala

By Lungile Ngwenya THE high cost of housing stands is related to the ‘big problem’ of pricing that we have in this country, which is inconsistent with the high rate of demand, says National University of Science and Technology, Institute of Development Studies director Dr ...

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“War on mispelt Byo suburb names not yet won”

by Walter Dlamini A BULAWAYO activist, Khumbulani Maphosa, who managed to persuade the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to resolve and correct misspelt Ndebele names of the city’s suburbs and streets, says the war has not yet been won. Maphosa who resides in Mpophoma Suburb, formerly ...

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“Residents bear with us,” : BCC

By Walter Dlamini Bulawayo Deputy Mayor Gift Banda is pleading with residents complaining of poor health service delivery at council’s facilities saying the local authority can not adequately staff the clinics because of its parent ministry’s employment freeze directive. This follows reports that some of ...

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ZESA switches off Burombo Flats, as residents cite economic hardships

By Lungile Ngwenya RESIDENTS at Bulawayo’s Burombo Flats in Nguboyenja, say economic hardships have forced them to stop paying rentals, a situation which has led to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) switching off power at the flats. Rentals at Burombo Flats are collaborated with ZESA ...

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“We no longer trust Byo municipal police,” – Vendors

By Walter Dlamini Bulawayo Vendors and Traders Association (BVTA) says the continued use of “excessive violence” and coercion by the Bulawayo Municipal police is “exceedingly’ disturbing and outraging,” as it is leading to public distrust of the council’s metro police. This comes after a vendor, ...

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First AIDS vaccination trial for Zim

ZIMBABWE is about to undergo its first AIDS vaccination trial studies next year, efforts to reduce and eventually stop the spread of HIV. A vaccination is a substance that teaches the immune system how to create protective immune responses against a particular pathogen in this ...

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