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Mkhithika Thebe fail to impress at Jikinya Festival

By Giyani Moyo BULAWAYO representatives in the Jikinya Traditional Dance Festival for primary schools Mkhithika Thebe failed to match the dancing prowess and techniques of their competitors as they were outclassed in the colourful competition held at the Bulawayo Large City Hall last friday Presenting ...

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Communal farmers get raw deal from cattle buyers

By Zenzele Ndebele and Clayton Moyo Matebeleland livestock  farmers have for over a decade survived recurring dry spells which have destroyed grazing lands and their livelihoods. It is not only the drought  that has threatened livelihoods of farmers in this dry part of the country ...

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ZANU-PF chairperson orders blackout on Gukurahundi

ZANU-PF Bulawayo chairperson Killian has ordered journalists to stop writing about Gukurahundi saying they ‘risk disturbing peace.’ Addressing journalists at a press club in Bulawayo Sibanda said journalists should stop talking about Gukurahundi as it was a closed chapter. “Journalists who were there at the ...

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NUST to decide on a quota system for Matebeleland students

Last year we ran a story on an outcry from Matebeleland parties and civic groups on the sidelining of Matebeleland students by the National University of Science and Technology in the last year’s enrolment when the institution released a list of prospective candidates. The Chronicle ...

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Kasukuwere's "economic upliftment" drive dismissed as political grandstanding

Mthwakazi Youth Leaders Joint Resolution has dismissed Youth Development minister Saviour Kasukuwere’s sudden interest in the economic upliftment of local youths as a political campaign. Kasukuwere has been in Bulawayo to meet local youths twice in two weeks. Resolution spokesperson Mqondisi Moyo told Radio Dialogue that according ...

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Farmers urged to utilise new cattle tracking systems

Livestock experts have urged farmers in Matabeleland region to embrace modern ways of branding their cattle to minimise the loss of their animals. Muhle Masuku, a livestock expert told Radio Dialogue that farmers should use a new Bolus microchip “pill” which makes it easy for ...

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Obert Mpofu's campaign fails to kick off

Mines and Mining Development minister and Zanu PF Umguza MP Obert Mpofu began his 2013 campaign trail on a bad footing after his Matabeleland North star rally in Mabale was cancelled on short notice. Zanu-PF recently announced its plans to intensify its election campaigns, as ...

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Former ZIPRA cadres resist Chiwenga's moves

Former ZIPRA liberation war fighters have resisted moves by Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander General Constantine Chiwenga to allegedly co-opt them in his efforts to position himself in ZANU PF succession politics. A member of Former ZIPRA High Command who is also chairperson of the ZIPRA ...

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Farmers call for land tax reduction

The Matebeleland Agricultural Business Chamber has written to the parliamentary portfolio committee on Agriculture seeking a review and reduction of the land tax which is currently pegged at $3 per hectare. Livestock expect and chamber official, Muhle Masuku told Radio Dialogue the fee is too ...

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