Articles tagged 'bulawayo'

Pipeline repairs to leave Byo dry 3 April 2019 BULAWAYO City Council (BCC) will today carry out major repair works along the Umzingwane/Mtshabezi pipeline — in an unavoidable move which will leave the whole city dry for 15 hours.
Green maize vendors flood Bulawayo CBD 13 March 2019 The number of illegal maize roasting vendors has risen sharply in the city since the beginning of summer in a move that has proved to be a headache to the Bulawayo City Council (BCC).
Trio suffers army torture after drug-related 'arrest' 28 January 2019 HARARE - Three Bulawayo men arrested over illegal possession of small quantities of narcotics have told a Bulawayo court how they suffered savage torture by soldiers before being handed over to the police.  Leo Ncube, Kelvin Dube and Courage Bester Mkandla appeared before magistrate Tinashe Ta...
Gukurahundi memories ignited 27 January 2019 BULAWAYO - For years, Bulawayo residents have been known to be easy-going when it comes to nationwide anti-government protests compared to Harare, which has somewhat emerged as the citadel in expressing grievances on national political issues. Some theories have been flying in the past that re...
Ingwebu Breweries invites suppliers 26 January 2019 BULAWAYO - The Bulawayo Municipal Commercial Undertaking (BMCU)-run Ingwebu Breweries has called for fresh applications from current and prospective suppliers who are registered by Procurement and Regulation Authority of Zimbabwe (Praz). In a press statement, the Brewery said all prospective s...
Soldiers bash Byo kombi staff for overcharging 24 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Kombi operators in Bulawayo yesterday reported their staff being bashed by soldiers for charging $2 bus fare. The soldiers were allegedly demanding that the kombis reduce their fares to $1 or park their vehicles. Witnesses from Sizinda, Tshabalala and Nketa Mnyoro told the Daily ...
'Only dialogue can save Zim' 23 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Former War Veterans minister Tshinga Dube yesterday joined the bandwagon of like-minded Zimbabweans and organisations who have been calling for dialogue between the ruling Zanu PF and the main opposition MDC Alliance as part of the bold move to stem the growing public disenchantment em...
'August 1 shootings pushed Zim backwards' 23 January 2019 HARARE - Former War veterans minister Tshinga Dube has revealed that the much-publicised August 1 shootings drove the country’s economy years backwards. The shooting — which claimed six lives — was, according to the Monthlante Commission, a development that saw the country returning to interna...
Byo protests had SA feel . . . Zanu PF accused of generating looting 20 January 2019 HARARE - Analysts and politicians in Bulawayo have hailed the significant uptake of the national shut down in the second capital, noting that citizens in the city heeded the call due to the unacceptable levels of the economic meltdown. In an unusual pattern, protests erupted in Bulawayo on Mon...
Army deployed to Bulawayo streets 19 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Government has deployed the much-dreaded Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) in the city as part of its desperate move to contain the civil unrest that was fast getting out of hand. All roads leading to the city centre are being manned by heavily-armed military personnel checking the few v...
Bulawayo grinds to a halt 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO - Anti-riot police here had to be called to disperse hundreds of disgruntled protesters who heeded calls for a national shutdown protest against deepening economic crisis in the country. The protest was mooted by local activists and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) after P...
Benjani blasts Zifa 14 January 2019 BULAWAYO – Ex-Warriors skipper Benjani Mwaruwari has come out guns blazing blasting the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) over preparations and the anarchy that ensued the much-publicised Caf Champions League Group B clash pitting FC Platinum and Orlando Pirates at Babourfields Stadium on Satu...
Plan to revive Byo falters 13 January 2019 HARARE - Industries in the second city are still battling to survive despite pledges by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to breathe life into what was once the hub of the country's economy. Ahead of the harmonised elections last year, Mnangagwa told Zanu PF supporters at White City Stadium in June...
No leads in Bulawayo bombing 9 December 2018 HARARE - Investigations into a bomb blast that missed President Emmerson Mnangagwa by a whisker nearly six months ago do not seem to be heading anywhere, with the probe team still to apprehend suspects linked to the heinous act. Insiders close to the investigations say there were no useful lea...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Byo residents turn to commuter trains 5 December 2018 BULAWAYO - Long suffering Zimbabweans have turned to commuter trains as the economy continues to bite beyond the reach of many. This comes after kombi operators hiked their fares twice in a space of two months as prices continue to shoot up. Realising the desperate situation among the daily...
Police block Gukurahundi demo 29 November 2018 BULAWAYO - Police here yesterday foiled a march by survivors and victims of the Gukurahundi atrocities. The march was set to begin at the Large City Hall Car Park and end at the Bulawayo High Court where a petition was meant to be delivered as part of a push to set up a special commission to a...
Commission of inquiry into sale of State land heads to Matabeleland 3 November 2018 HARARE - The commission of inquiry into the sale of State land which was sworn-in in February will be visiting Matabeleland North and South provinces next week as part of their inquiry into the sale of State land in and around urban areas since 2005. In a press statement yesterday, secretary o...
Beach volleyball series for Bulawayo 3 November 2018 HARARE - The inaugural Beach Volleyball Series continues today at Masotsha High School in Bulawayo featuring different clubs from high schools and universities. The three-week tournament which began last week with teams battling it out at school level to qualify for today's fixture, saw a tota...
Tough times for Byo residents 28 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Ever since the country was plunged into chaos following the announcement of austerity measures by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube, most residents of the second city are toiling on a daily basis to eke out a living. The city has witnessed a spate of unprecedented price increases for mo...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Byo mayor unhappy with road closure 24 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo mayor Solomon Mguni has raised concern over the way the law enforcers conducted themselves in closing a road in the CBD which was a perceived hub of illegal money changers, popularly known here as Osiphatheleni. The road was recently closed after Chief Justice (CJ) Luke M...
Thousands of job seekers throng Egodini 16 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Over eight thousand job-seekers thronged Egodini Mall construction site after South Africa-based developer Tearracotta commissioned a contact centre at the site in preparation for the construction of a $60 million project. The glut of people emerged after Tearracotta director Thulan...
Byo diva on new project 14 October 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo gospel singer Lorraine Maplanka Stot is set to release a new single to promote her second 10-track album, Collaborations in Worship. The award-winning singer shot to fame when she released her debut album titled Chronicles of a Worshipper in December 2016. Since then, th...
Miss Tourism Zim on tomorrow 21 September 2018 HARARE - A Bevy of 21 girls is set to walk the ramp for supremacy in this year's edition of Miss Tourism Zimbabwe in Bulawayo tomorrow. The event is scheduled for Rainbow Hotel. The top three winners — Miss Tourism Zimbabwe 2018, First and Second Princess — are expected to pocket $10 000, $...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Unresolved past haunts Byo 19 September 2018 BULAWAYO - For the past few weeks, the second largest city has been on the spotlight with the mayoral election taking centre stage. Residents gained interest in the election process as they argued that they did not want to be led by someone who is not of Ndebele origin. So bold were their stat...
Community initiative feeds thousands 17 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo community initiative, Feed the City has managed to feed almost 10 000 people from vulnerable communities of the city over the past two months. The initiative brings together corporates and people from different backgrounds that prepare and deliver to organisations, individu...