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COMMENT:Why not formally abolish the death penalty?

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:05am
THERE is one vacancy in the civil service that we want to remain like that.   For many, just the thought of the job and what it entails is spine chilling. It is unthinkable. If there was someone in that position now, we wonder what he or she told themselves what their job was. Perhaps […]
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From gin to hymns…The story of Esigodini’s Why Not Hotel

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:05am
Raymond Jaravaza, Showbiz Correspondent MARTHA Ndlovu’s feelings on the closure of the iconic Esigodini ‘Why Not Hotel’ are caught between a rock and hard place.  She is caught between celebration and a feeling of despair.  To Ndlovu, Why Not Hotel is a jewel of Esigodini – a place cemented in the minds and hearts of regular […]
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What the Gems can do, we can also do: Older female athletes totally crushing it in Cowdray Park

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:05am
Rejoyce Sibanda, Chronicle Reporter WARMLY welcoming Chronicle with song, ululation and a practised dance, the vibrant women showered us with love and huge smiles. One could feel the joy the women had in having one of the country’s biggest newspapers at their stoep. These are the women from Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb in Esigodweni under the […]
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From teacher to school owner. . . Sikhathele Musakwa chronicles success story

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:05am
Thandeka Moyo-Ndlovu, Senior Reporter MRS Sikhathele Musakwa vividly remembers telling her former headmaster at David Livingstone High School that she wanted to be a school head when she grew up.  This wish was met with scorn as the head  told her she could do something better with her life than aspire to be a school head. […]
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Bulawayo loses its moral compass and Minister Judith Ncube is not impressed

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:04am
Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporter WHAT has gone wrong in Bulawayo? It used to be the pride of the nation with its well-cultured residents who lived in one of the cleanest cities in the Sadc region. But there seems to be serious moral decadence that has left Bulawayo Provincial Affairs and Devolution Minister Judith Ncube not impressed. […]
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Beggars with a mine of gold

The Chronicle - ZW - Sab, 24/09/2022 - 12:04am
Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter HIGHLANDERS are literally sitting on a goldmine that was almost invaded by illegal miners popularly known as Omakorokoza, but they have security forces to thank for protecting their treasured gold mining claim in Inyathi, Bubi District.  The illegal miners have since invaded an area next to the Bosso claim. There’s no […]
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Former Studio 263 actress Tinopona Katsande diagnosed with cervical cancer, urges women to undergo screening

New Zimbabwe - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 5:03pm

 By Paidashe Mandivengerei

MEDIA personality Tinopona Katsande has revealed that she was diagnosed with stage 1 cervical cancer and currently receiving treatment.

Katsande, popular for her role as Joyce Huni in yesteryear drama series, Studio 263 said she had had a ‘torrid time physically, mentally and emotionally’ but was hopeful of a recovery.

The ZiFm radio host also suffers from endometriosis, a condition in which cells that normally line the uterus, grow outside it.

In a series of Facebook posts, Katsande affectionately known as Tin Tin encouraged women to go for cervical cancer screening.

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NBS appoints new managing director

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 3:58pm
Michael Makuza, Business Reporter THE National Building Society (NBS) has appointed Mr Tapera Mushoriwa as its new managing director. A seasoned business executive and banker with close to two decades of experience in the financial services sector, NBS said Mr Tapera has worked with various institutions locally, regionally and globally. “The board of directors is […]
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Government engages villagers on mobile financial services

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 3:51pm
Bongani Ndlovu, Online Reporter GOVERNMENT is engaging villagers from Zezani in Matabeleland South on the importance of mobile financial services, curbing cyber bullying andcCyber Security. Partners that include Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ), Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) the Police Criminal Investigation Department […]
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AU open call for African writers

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 1:15pm
Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter ESTABLISHED Zimbabwean writers have been given a chance to be part of the African Union (AU) Writers Residency Programme slated for Ghana in November. Dubbed AU20, the celebrations will be held under the theme, “Our Africa, Our Future” and will focus on the Union’s initiatives, successes, impact, challenges, and the way forward. […]
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Climate change aggravating human-wildlife conflict, private sector called to join the fight

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 1:12pm
Business Reporter THE private sector has been urged to join hands with the Government in mitigating climate change-induced factors that are aggravating human- wildlife conflict in communities living close to national parks. With such close collaboration with the private sector, the country will be able to mitigate the adverse impact of human wildlife conflict on […]
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Forex auction disburses US$90mln to businesses in August – RBZ

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 1:08pm
Nqobile Bhebhe, Senior Business Reporter THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has disbursed a total of US$90 million to 1 506 firms in August under the foreign exchange auction system. Since the inception of the auction system in June 2020, US$3 521 882 028 has been allocated. The central bank introduced the auction platform to […]
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We are sleeping on Novuyo Seagirl: Madlela

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 1:04pm
Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter POPULAR Rhumba artiste and actor, Madlela Skhobokhobo is applying final touches to his new series, “Deported” which is set to premiere soon on KeYona TV. Madlela, popularly known for his comic skits and axe-wielding antics said: “The series borders around a man who travels to South Africa for greener pastures but finds […]
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Nakamba girls football tournaments for November

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 11:39am
Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter ASTON Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has lived up to his promise by officially announcing the launch of a girls football tournament that will be held in November. In June, Nakamba hosted a boys competition at White City Stadium and hinted he had plans to also host a girls competition. Nakamba has […]
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Bulawayo boxing fans in for a treat

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 11:36am
Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter BOXING fans are in for a treat as over 100 boxers are set to converge at Palace Hotel in Bulawayo for a national competition on Saturday. The tournament is being hosted by the Zimbabwe Boxing Federation and will be used as part of preparations for the Region 5 games set for […]
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SA mob lynches three Zimbabwean men in Limpopo

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 10:50am
Thupeyo Muleya, Beitbridge Bureau THREE Zimbabwean men were on Saturday burnt to death by a mob in Mashamba area under the Makhado policing area in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. It is reported that the mob accused the trio, who had bought a stolen solar panel, of orchestrating the theft of the panels and related accessories […]
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Job Sikhala’s wife appears in court over traffic offences

New Zimbabwe - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 10:13am

By Erica Jecha

CITIZENS Coalition for Change (CCC) lawmaker Job Sikhala’s wife Ellen has appeared in court charged violating traffic regulations.

Ellen Sikhala appeared Thursday before Harare magistrate Evelyn Mashavakure and was remanded out of custody to October 19.

According to court papers Ellen is said to have driven against the flow of traffic while going to visit her husband at Chikurubi prison.

She arrested by police who also impounded the vehicle.

Human rights lawyer Paidamoyo Saurombe, who is representing her agreed to the postponement of the case.

“The date is by consent your worship,” she said.

Ellen’s arrest has drew condemnation from opposition CCC activists who accused the authorities of harassing Sikhala’s family.

However, police said the fact Ellen was Sikhala’s wife does not mean she can get away with breaking the law.

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Bulawayo City dare to dream as they head to FC Platinum

The Chronicle - ZW - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 9:14am
Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter RELEGATION threatened Bulawayo City are praying for a positive result when they face champions FC Platinum in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Mandava Stadium on Sunday. The local authority-bankrolled side’s coach Farai Tawachera is aware of the mammoth assignment that his team has against a high-riding FC […]
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Family demands answers after Zim woman dies at South African hospital; neglected due to her nationality as rant Doc statements blamed

New Zimbabwe - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 6:00am

By Itumeleng Mafisa for

The death of a Zimbabwean woman in a Krugersdorp hospital has left a deep scar among Zimbabweans who are desperate to receive health services in South Africa.

Luyanda Moyo, 21, is a Zimbabwean immigrant who visited South African medical centres to give birth but was allegedly met with poor treatment and lack of attention because of her nationality.

Moyo gave birth at the Yusuf Dadoo hospital in Krugersdorp to a baby weighing 4kg.

Despite complaining of pain and excessive bleeding, she alleged that the medical staff in the maternity ward did not pay attention to her.

Luyanda’s uncle, Gibson Tshuma, told “The Star” that she was so neglected to the point of being the last patient in the ward.


“The Star” understands that nurses found Luyanda dead hours after giving birth.

Luyanda Moyo, 21, is a Zimbabwean immigrant who visited South African medical centres to give birth

She was in so much pain that she apparently told nurses that she would rather die than bare the pain she was in.

Her family is calling for an investigation into her death.

Tshuma said the family was concerned that the statements uttered by Limpopo Health MEC, Phophi Rmathuba, could have caused the staff at the hospital to have a negative attitude towards illegal Zimbabwean seeking medical attention in parts of South Africa.

Tshuma said when they found Luyanda’s body in the hospital her clothes were covered in blood.

The hospital failed to explain what happened to Luyanda.

“Based on the messages on her cellphone she was overdue and she was given an inducing pill even though they acknowledged that the baby was too big for her to deliver naturally,” Tshuma said.

“The Star” listened to some voice notes that Luyanda shared with her mother before she died.

In some of them the young woman was describing the unbearable pain she was in to his mother.

“It’s so painful… they haven’t checked on me, I think they will come today,” Luyanda said in a voice note to her mother.

Luyanda’s baby boy survived and is with his grandmother but the family said it was still left with a million questions concerning how Luyanda died.

“We are demanding answers as to what happened, we are not getting clear answers.

“They induced her even when they had observed an operation was necessary and then she was ignored when she was bleeding to death,” Tshuma said.

The family is preparing for Luyanda’s body to be transported back to Zimbabwe where her funeral will take place.

The family said it was concerned that if ordinary South Africans suffered poor service at hospital, the situations was worse for foreign nationals.

The Gauteng Department of Health did not respond to “The Star” questions by late afternoon yesterday.

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Zimbabwe’s Smokescreen: Debates about sanctions obscure the real crisis

New Zimbabwe - Ven, 23/09/2022 - 4:21am

By Michelle Gavin I Council on Foreign Relations

Last week, the United States updated targeted U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean individuals and entities responsible for committing grave human rights abuses, undermining democracy, or contributing to corruption on a massive scale.

The targeted sanctions regime, first established in 2003, was intended to pressure and isolate those most responsible for political violence and the collapse of the Zimbabwean economy.

Policymakers hoped that establishing concrete disincentives for the worst excesses in the country would stem the tide of authoritarianism and kleptocracy, creating more space for the many Zimbabweans who wish to express their political views without reason to fear, and who support genuine democracy, accountability, and the rule of law.

Nearly two decades on, the sanctions regime has succeeded in inconveniencing some of the most odious actors in Zimbabwe. But it has not stopped Zimbabwe’s seemingly endless descent into dictatorship and despair, in which a small circle of elites enrich themselves and protect their access to power while the rest of the country suffers.

At the same time, sanctions serve as a handy scapegoat for those elites, who often mischaracterize them as a blanket ban on trade and investment in Zimbabwe and assert that these restrictions, rather than their own mismanagement, are to blame for the country’s troubles.

The result is a disheartening stasis. The individuals and entities on the list continue their repression and self-dealing, offering neither justification for lifting restrictions that target them, nor hope that those restrictions will be sufficient to disincentivize further brutality.

Instead, as the 2023 elections draw closer in Zimbabwe, the situation in the country seems to be getting worse. Opposition parliamentarians Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole languish in detention on dubious charges, while their family members find themselves targeted by security services.

Political activists have good reason to fear even worse treatment. An eyebrow-raising report about the state’s recent harassment of visiting U.S. congressional staffers suggests that the Zimbabwean authorities have no interest in even affecting a façade for outsiders. They want the sanctions lifted, but also openly intend to continue down a path of violent, repressive, ultimately ruinous governance.

The sanctions have also become something of an irritant in Washington’s relations with other African states and the issue was among the items on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s agenda in his bilateral meeting with President Biden last week.

Xenophobia is on the rise in South Africa and attempting to address upstream factors pushing migrants across the border makes sense. But it is difficult to imagine that Ramaphosa or other Southern African leaders really believe that Zimbabwe’s economy will recover due to a decision made in Washington.

Would Zimbabweans who fled their dysfunctional country wish to return if only leaders responsible for political violence could do business unencumbered by targeted sanctions? Would Zimbabwe’s business climate have a positive reputation if only the entities siphoning off state resources were not on a sanctions list?

For too many African leaders, pretending to believe in these unlikely propositions is apparently far more comfortable than acknowledging the rot at the heart of the Zimbabwean state, or their own role in enabling it.

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