Articles tagged 'bulawayo'

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...
Doubts over Egodini project 15 September 2018 BULAWAYO - The construction of the $60 million Egodini Mall in Bulawayo has suffered notable delays, raising questions on whether the contractor would be able to beat a set 15-month deadline. The hyped Egodini Mall is being implemented by South Africa-based civil engineering company Tearracott...
Dube throws in towel 10 September 2018 BULAWAYO - Former Makokoba legislator Tshinga Dube has said he was not going to contest for the seat again saying it was time he passed on the baton. Dube lost to MDC Alliance's James Sithole in the just-ended July 30 elections, leaving him feeling let down following his huge investment in the...
Exorcise Bulawayo tribal ghost 9 September 2018 HARARE - MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has condemned the tribal furore that erupted at Bulawayo City Council after his party councillor Arnold Batirai was caught in the eye of a storm after he used Shona to recite an oath during the swearing-in ceremony last Friday. Chamisa said tribalism...
Khupe, Wilson pledge to revive Bulawayo 18 July 2018 BULAWAYO - A total of 23 candidates will be vying for the top post in Zimbabwe's harmonised elections due in less than two weeks' time and of these only two hail from the second largest city, Bulawayo. While several opposition party presidents are based in this part of the country, most of the...
Army to review ED's security 5 July 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's close protection will be drastically tightened following a botched "attempted assassination" of the head of State at a rally in Bulawayo, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces has said. This comes as it emerges Mnangagwa's protection was so defective that it dange...
Robert Mugabe flies into bomb storm 4 July 2018 HARARE - Former president Robert Mugabe returned home yesterday to face a torrent of allegations, inflamed by the recent bomb explosion that rocked the second city of Bulawayo on June 24, claiming two lives. The 94-year-old teetotaller, who was receiving medical attention in Singapore, is bein...
New twist to bomb attack 3 July 2018 HARARE - In an interesting turn of events, and as concerns grow over the security of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, war veterans are putting pressure on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga — who is in charge of the country's security cluster — to do more to protect both VIPs and ordinary Zimbabwea...
ED security fears mount 2 July 2018 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the July 30 national elections, the security of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is increasingly becoming an issue, with authorities revealing at the weekend that they will take extraordinary measures to secure his safety. This comes after Mnangagwa narrowly...
Mnangagwa 'would-be killers' nabbed 1 July 2018 BULAWAYO - There was frenzied media and public interest here yesterday as two men were brought to court for the attempted assassination of President Emmerson Mnangagwa (pictured) during a campaign rally at White City Stadium last weekend. Hordes of journalists and members of the public flocked...
Mugabe's party hits back at ED 1 July 2018 HARARE - A faction of the National Patriotic Front (NPF) — which has the blessings of former president Robert Mugabe — has hit back at President Emmerson Mnangagwa on his claims that his former rivals in the Generation 40 (G40) were behind the bombing in Bulawayo last Saturday, saying he should w...
ED 'would-be killers' nabbed 1 July 2018 BULAWAYO - There was frenzied media and public interest here yesterday as two men were brought to court for the attempted assassination of President Emmerson............. [GoogleAd]
Churches condemn Byo bombing 30 June 2018 HARARE - Churches have condemned the bomb attack during a Zanu PF campaign rally which killed two aides and left President Emmerson Mnangagwa's deputy and a Cabinet minister nursing serious wounds. Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Zanu PF chairperson and Water and Climate minister Oppah Muching...
Bulawayo vendors turn to social media 30 June 2018 HARARE - Informal traders in Bulawayo have taken to social media to raise awareness on injustices against vendors, as well as market their products. This comes as informal traders are facing myriad of challenges that include, poor state of infrastructure, overcrowding of vending sites and lack...