Articles tagged 'bulawayo'

SOUTHERN NEWS | Ndebele King installation case drags on 13 June 2018 BULAWAYO - Proponents of the Ndebele King have remained adamant not to give up on their push to install Lobengula's heir despite government condemning the act as unconstitutional. Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu recently told Southern News that as a minister in charge of culture and heritage...
Khupe, Chamisa talks crumble 12 June 2018 HARARE - Talks to reunite the feuding MDC-T factions have virtually collapsed with the Thokozani Khupe-led formation saying it will not go to bed with a political outfit that is full of gangsters and is about to enter into an electoral pact with former president Robert Mugabe. The MDC was plun...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Propaganda won't affect Chamisa, says Carter 6 June 2018 BULAWAYO - MDC senator Michael Carter has said he is optimistic that MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa will rise above all the negative machinations by his opponents. Carter said the current onslaught by the Zanu PF propaganda machinery against Chamisa were not only a clear sign of despera...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Zacc turns Byo unit into 'charge office' 30 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) offices in Bulawayo are currently being manned by police officers as lack of resources continue to hamper the operations of the anti-graft body. This, however according to observers, is likely to erode the confidence of the anti-graft b...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Tshinga dares opposition parties 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube has dared opposition parties vowing to contest in the constituency saying he was taking no prisoners as he was almost hundred percent confident of retaining the seat. The MDC Alliance, which is likely to pose a serious threat to the former War Vetera...
Zanu PF 'Green Bombers' cross floor to NPF 23 May 2018 BULAWAYO - The ruling Zanu PF has been dealt a major a blow after about 200 former Zanu PF members and National Youth Service (NYS) graduates defected to the breakaway National Patriotic Front (NPF), citing a number of reasons, including how their leadership was hounded out of the revolutionary p...
Chamisa, Khupe row in new twist 21 April 2018 HARARE - Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has commenced a multiplicity of actions in the High Court and Constitutional Court (Con-Court) in her desperate bid to dethrone Nelson Chamisa whose entry in the presidential race as the new MDC leader has ignited interest in the impending po...
Khupe in desperate bid to dethrone Chamisa 21 April 2018 HARARE - Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has commenced a multiplicity of actions in the High Court and Constitutional Court (Con-Court) in her desperate bid to dethrone Nelson Chamisa whose entry in the presidential race as the new MDC leader has ignited interest in the impending po...
MDC court battles mere waste of time 20 April 2018 HARARE - The death of MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai in February this year could not have come at a worse time as the country prepared for the crunch 2018 general elections. The MDC Alliance had chosen him as their presidential candidate and his passing on created a yawning gap that could tur...
War vets defend Jabulani Sibanda 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo-based war veterans have defended their former leader Jabulani Sibanda's recent meeting with MDC president Nelson Chamisa, arguing the engagement was a sign of maturity among Zimbabwean politicians. During his visit to the second largest city for a rally at White City Stadiu...
Khupe opens new party offices 18 April 2018 BULAWAYO – Expelled MDC deputy president Thokozani Khupe has opened new party offices in the Bulawayo central business district. As her split with MDC president Nelson Chamisa became imminent last month, a faction led by Khupe took control of the party's Bulawayo provincial offices, but was or...
SOUTHERN NEWS | ED, Mphoko fight over pension 11 April 2018 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is at logger-heads with former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko over his pension, insisting that the fallen second-in-command must not enjoy full benefits because he did not serve a full term. Welshman Ncube, Mphoko's barrister, briefed the...
Ampitheatre ban KOs music promoters 4 April 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo City Council’s decision to ban musical shows at the popular Bulawayo Amphitheatre has seen promoters struggling to find a venue to host high profile gigs in the country’s second city. The city fathers pulled the plug on shows at the hugely liked Amphitheatre last year after...
Bulawayo comes alive 17 March 2018 BULAWAYO - The City of Kings and Queens comes alive this weekend as two of the most popular soccer teams in the premier soccer league Highlanders and Dynamos start their campaigns of the season in the City The premier soccer league will see its first matches of the 2018 season being played tod...
MDC officials arrested for attacking Khupe aide 7 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Authorities arrested three top MDC officials and 16 party youths in response to intra-party violence that erupted at the local party headquarters last weekend. MDC provincial chairperson Gift Banda, youth chair Mlandu Ncube and 16 other party youths were picked up by police over the...
MDC Byo violence hugely condemned 6 March 2018 BULAWAYO - The violence that rocked the MDC here over the weekend has been roundly condemned, even from within the opposition party itself, with officials accusing a South African-based senior official of instigating the skirmishes. This comes as the party has deployed its security and intelli...
Council, govt sued over explosions 6 March 2018 BULAWAYO - Mpopoma and Matshobana residents have sued various government departments, including the ministry of Local Government as well as the city council to compel them to release a report on the findings of the official report on the blasting operations of a granite company in the high densit...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Moyo disowns Khupe 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Mainstream MDC national chairperson Lovemore Moyo, who recently revealed his intention to quit politics, has dismissed reports of having any link with one of the party's factions allegedly led by deputy president Thokozani Khupe. Moyo, national organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe a...
Zapu, Zanu PF clash over voter slips 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF and Zapu supporters here clashed last weekend over registration slips, with the latter disrupting the ruling party's meeting at Zhokwe village. The Zapu supporters accused Zanu PF officials in the district of allegedly forcing villagers to bring their voter registration slip...
Eddie Cross has failed, says rival 14 February 2018 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo South parliamentary aspirant Clayton Jones has taken a dig at the constituency’s incumbent legislator Eddie Cross, labelling him a failure. Jones, who has been allocated a seat for the constituency under the Joice Mujuru People’s Rainbow Coalition, has already hit the groun...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Residents group threatens minister 7 February 2018 Residents group threatens minister with legal action The Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (Bupra) has petitioned Local government minister July Moyo, demanding that action be taken against town clerk Christopher Dube, director of engineering Simela Dube and former local government mi...
SOUTHERN NEWS | 'Mphoko is a liar: Tycoon 24 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwean businessman Paul Evans, who fled the country two years ago for fear of political persecution over his business entity, has finally opened up, describing one of the alleged persecutors former vice president Phelekezela Mphoko as an outright liar. Paul Evans, who was the di...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Mphoko, Mlala sucked into another scam 17 January 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has been sucked into a scandal which saw a local businessman fleeing Zimbabwe for fear of persecution as the former and his front liners allegedly took over his business entity. Paul Evans, who was the director of Golden Grill Fast Foods, fle...
Master's office decamps from Byo High Court 16 January 2018 BULAWAYO - The office of the Master of the High Court here has been ordered to move out of the main court building and seek new office space elsewhere. Constitutional Court judge Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza told delegates at the official opening of the 2018 legal year that the move was authorise...
Byo: Rich heritage, untapped tourism potential 14 January 2018 BULAWAYO - With dozens of tourist attractions, each having a rich history and remarkable diversity of culture, Bulawayo — Zimbabwe’s second largest city — as well as its hinterland should have no problem attracting tourists. And yet its tourism market is far from impressive, with a few interna...