Articles tagged 'bulawayo'

SOUTHERN NEWS | AAG reports town clerk to Mugabe 20 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Indigenous pressure group, the Affirmative Action Group (AAG), has written to President Robert Mugabe to express its unhappiness with the decision by the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to allocate gold claims to town clerk Christopher Dube and George Mlilo — the permanent secretary in the...
EASTERN NEWS | Govt fails to pay heroes' funeral toilets bills 13 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Generally you are supposed to be lonely when you are dead — but the late national heroes John Nkomo and Sikhanyiso Ndlovu are yet to find rest as the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) is trying frantically to recover a combined $552 owed to them by government — for mobile toilets hired out d...
Stage set for Cosafa 12 September 2017 HARARE - The Cosafa Women Championships kicks off in Bulawayo tomorrow as 12 nations are chasing the title with the host country Zimbabwe declaring themselves ready for the region’s biggest women’s football tournament. Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) spokesperson Xolisani Gwesela, who is ...
Biti outlines MDC Alliance economic agenda 5 September 2017 HARARE - The MDC Alliance has said it will present a detailed economic blue print in the near future, former Finance minister Tendai Biti has said. Speaking at the Bulawayo launch of a pre-election pact involving seven political organisations on Saturday, the opposition PDP president said a gr...
Tsvangirai's MDC house burning 4 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's latest presidential bid could run into serious trouble as he battles to steady the ship rocked by internal party strife. This comes as the MDC leader is at loggerheads with his longest serving deputy Thokozani Khupe, who snubbed his Bulawayo rally on Sat...
Khupe, allies snub Tsvangirai rally 3 September 2017 BULAWAYO - MDC vice president Thokozani Khupe and her allies boycotted party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's rally yesterday, in yet another move fuelling speculation that the country's largest opposition party could be headed for another split. Tsvangirai was headlining an MDC Alliance rally where...
Tsvangirai flies into a storm 1 September 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai flies into a storm when he heads to Bulawayo  tomorrow for the official launch of the MDC Alliance in the country's second largest city amid widening divisions in the labour-backed party,  which have raised fears of another damaging split. As the long-time...
Tsvangirai speaks on pregnancy storm 30 August 2017 HARARE - Amid spirited efforts to avert an implosion in the MDC party resulting from the fallout over his decision to forge an alliance with seven other opposition leaders, former trade unionist Morgan Tsvangirai has spoken for the first time on claims that he fathered a child with a Bulawayo wom...
Brothels ravage Bulawayo 30 August 2017   BULAWAYO - Brothels are multiplying in Zimbabwe's second largest city, with concerned city fathers mulling a campaign to clampdown on the menace. A survey by the Southern News found that numerous town houses in downtown Bulawayo have been converted into brothels or “lodges”, as owners see...
MDC heads for another split 29 August 2017 HARARE - The country's largest opposition party, the MDC, could be headed for another split owing to widening differences in its top echelons over an alliance pact sealed by Morgan Tsvangirai on August 5. Thokozani Khupe — Tsvangirai's longest serving deputy — has teamed up with several other ...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Go now, nurse tells Mugabe 16 August 2017 BULAWAYO - A fearless Bulawayo-based independent candidate, Vimbainashe Musvaburi, who is a nurse by profession, has challenged long ruling President Robert Mugabe to step down, arguing he is too old to continue running the country. Musvaburi, who recently announced her candidature for the Bul...
Tsvangirai suspends five over Byo violence 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday suspended five members over the violence which occurred at the party's Bulawayo provincial offices on Sunday which left his deputy Thokozani Khupe and other high-ranking officials nursing wounds. Among those hit with suspensions is disgraced d...
MDC postpones crucial meeting 10 August 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday cancelled a crucial standing committee meeting meant to discuss the bloody spate of intra-party violence in Bulawayo that saw deputy president Thokozani Khupe assaulted by party youths. Khupe and some party leaders from the main opposition's stro...
Tsvangirai must end culture of violence 9 August 2017 HARARE - On Saturday Morgan Tsvangirai was endorsed as the leader of an MDC Alliance comprising six other political parties in a development lauded as historic by multitudes fed up with President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF rule which they blame for their troubles. But hardly had the celebration...
MDC to discuss Khupe's grievances 9 August 2017 HARARE - Morgan Tsvangirai is arguably Zimbabwe's most enduring opposition leader. He has fought against Zanu PF since the MDC's formation in 1999, and has gone through thick and thin since then. Our News editor, Gift Phiri, spoke to Tsvangirai at his exquisite mansion in Highlands, Harare ...
Violence breaks out at Bulawayo MDC offices 7 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Violent clashes erupted yesterday at the MDC party offices after a dozen party youths stormed the meeting that was being addressed by deputy president Thokozani Khupe. The violence erupted around mid-morning, disrupting the meeting dubbed “coalition agreement feedback” for almost an...
Riots force Busy Signal to cancel show 6 August 2017 BULAWAYO - Angry fans ran amok at the Large City Hall here on Friday — looting beer and foodstuffs in protest over poor sound quality which forced local star Winky D to leave the stage in the middle of a performance — before the overwhelmed organisers called off  the big concert whose main act wa...
Zanu PF 'burns' in Byo 24 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF's hopes of uniting its warring officials in Bulawayo ahead of the crucial 2018 elections could be diminishing as the provincial leadership on Saturday painted a picture of a party gripped by lawlessness and loss of trust among its officials. Visiting secretary for administra...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga Dube, Mlala tiff escalates 19 July 2017 BULAWAYO - The infighting over President Robert Mugabe’s succession has widened divisions among the country’s boisterous liberation war fighters, with high-profile war veterans — Tshinga Dube and George Mlala — escalating their tiff this week. Of late, Dube — the War Veterans minister — has be...
Is the Byo jazz on its deathbed? 19 July 2017 BULAWAYO - The recent death of Cool Crooners frontman Abel Sithole at the age of 81, has prompted music fans in the City of Kings to examine the state of jazz music in Bulawayo. While many don’t necessarily believe that the late jazz maestro has taken the music genre with him into the grave, t...
Mine Entra kicks off 18 July 2017 BULAWAYO - Organisers of this year’s Mining, Engineering and Transport (Mine Entra) expo are optimistic that they will have a fruitful three-day gathering. Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) general manager Nomathemba Ndlovu said there was a remarkable improvement on exhibitor turnout as...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Bulawayo: From industrial to church hub 12 July 2017 From industrial to church hub ONCE regarded as the country's industrial hub, Zimbabwe's second largest city has suffered what probably ranks as the worst job carnage, occasioned by the deteriorating economic situation that has led to seismic company closures, with churches now occupying buildi...
News galore for Byo, Mutare readers 28 June 2017 HARARE - Starting July 5 2017, your favourite daily newspaper — the Daily News — will give its readers in Bulawayo and Mutare regions exclusive and comprehensive coverage of news in these respective areas. The Wednesday edition of the Daily News will carry unique and exciting news from Zimbabw...
Fire guts ex-Toyota auto dealership 22 June 2017 BULAWAYO – Fire gutted a former automobile dealership in Bulawayo yesterday, destroying a landmark 11th Avenue building and burning at least four motor vehicles. No injuries were reported, the ambulance crew said, with firefighters aggressively battling the huge fire at the building once used ...
Promoter brings musicians together 15 June 2017 BULAWAYO – South Africa-based music promoter Phakama Nkomo has scored a first in bringing musicians from different regions to recording music as part of the initiative to promote unity and togetherness. The Underground Entertainment music promoter better known as PKay in music circles told the...