Articles tagged 'bulawayo'

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...
Byo seeks go-ahead for low-density housing 9 June 2017 BULAWAYO - The council here has applied to the Local Government ministry seeking permission to develop land along Victoria Falls road into a low density residential area. The city is currently sitting on a 100 000 housing waiting list. The latest council report indicate that the municipalit...
Regionalism divides Warriors - Mucherahohwa 5 June 2017 HARARE - Dynamos legend Memory Mucherahohwa says regionalism was very present during his days with the Zimbabwe national team. The former Dynamos skipper, now based in the United Kingdom, made the claims in his recently released autobiography; Soul of Seven Million Dreams: The Story of Memory ...
No favourite for Ironman 3 June 2017 HARARE - There is bound to be thrills and spills during this evening's Mr and Ms Ironman Fitness contest to be held at the Bulawayo Theatre in the City of Kings. National Federation of Zimbabwe Bodybuilding and Fitness (NFZBBF) spokesperson Quiet Shangai said: “It is going to be a balanced eve...
Govt in schools shutdown U-turn 2 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Government has made a U-turn on its plans to close 40 schools in Matabeleland South, stating that the region actually needs 2 056 more schools instead. This comes as Primary and Secondary Education ministry secretary Sylvia Utete-Masango recently torched a storm after announcing pla...
MDC orders council to stop harassing vendors 1 June 2017 BULAWAYO - Vendors here might heave a sigh of relief after the mainstream MDC ordered council to stop harassing them forthwith. MDC provincial spokesperson Felix Mafa told journalists that they were forced to intervene after realising that vendors — who constitute the majority of people that o...
Book Fair returns to Byo 27 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The two-day Zimbabwe International Book Fair (ZIBF) returned to Zimbabwe's second largest city yesterday after a two-year sabbatical. Over 18 exhibitors — who include publishers and book sellers drawn from Harare, Gweru, Masvingo and Bulawayo — are participating in the book fair run...
Mugabe's Zanu PF brawls: Wheels come off 23 May 2017 HARARE - Terror-stricken supporters of President Robert Mugabe's warring ruling Zanu PF say the former liberation movement's mindless bloodletting is fast reaching “a tipping point” — after its followers in Bulawayo engaged in an unprecedented orgy of intra-party violence at the weekend. Speak...
Zanu PF youths dethrone PC over Kasukuwere 19 May 2017 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF youths here yesterday summarily suspended provincial chairperson Dennis Ndlovu ostensibly because he is a stooge of under-fire political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere. “Let it be known that we the youths in Bulawayo have declared that as far as we are concerned, we do not hav...
'Child killer' dragged to court 18 May 2017 BULAWAYO - A Pumula South woman — Gladys Sibanda — has been dragged to court for allegedly killing her four-year-old niece and burying the body at her rented house. Sibanda, 42, appeared before magistrate Tinashe Tashaya yesterday facing murder charges. The mother of four was not asked to p...
Zapu evicted over rent arrears 9 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Dumiso Dabengwa-led Zapu has been evicted from its Bulawayo offices over $11 000 rental arrears. The High Court here granted the eviction order against the opposition party. “We occupied the offices in January 2015, having paid in cash nine months in advance, including a depo...
City of Kings awakens 8 May 2017 BULAWAYO - While showbiz lovers in the City of Kings have all along complained that “everything” is happening in Harare in terms of exciting entertainment, such complaints have disappeared in recent months with the introduction of new classy night clubs. The introduction of Club Connect, Club ...
Mujuru's NPP elects Byo leadership 3 May 2017 BULAWAYO - The Joice Mujuru-led National People's Party (NPP) has elected 11 representatives for its national executive council and top six Bulawayo provincial executive positions. The election — held over the weekend in Bulawayo — came a month after the first attempt to hold it was aborted fo...
Tsvangirai picks Shoko for Byo Senate seat 26 April 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has nominated Gift Shoko for a Senate position for Bulawayo Province. The nomination will now be forwarded for confirmation by the legislature, if no objections are noted by the chief elections officer within 14 days. This comes after the Zimbabwe Elect...
Councils must emulate Bulawayo 9 April 2017 HARARE - Reports that the City of Bulawayo had lifted restrictions on water supplies must have come as a relief for residents of Zimbabwe's second largest city. The Friday edition of our sister paper, the Daily News, carried this story, indicating that water levels in dams which supply Bulaway...
Byo council eases water restrictions 7 April 2017 BULAWAYO - Bulawayo has partially lifted water restrictions after dam levels improved significantly following months of heavy rainfall, the council said yesterday. Zimbabwe's second largest city implemented tight water restrictions last year after an El-Nino weather pattern brought drought con...
Byo mayor defends $118k Mercedes Benz 12 March 2017 BULAWAYO - Our Bulawayo reporter Jeffrey Muvundusi sits down with mayor Martin Moyo. Below are excerpts of the interview. Q: Honourable mayor, how best can you describe your tenure from the time you took over? A: My tenure in office has been characterised by mixed fortunes. I suffered the p...
Zim braces for storms, floods 16 February 2017 HARARE - Thousands of people are at risk as Zimbabwe braces for devastating storms and floods which weather forecasters say could leave a trail of destruction in three provinces which are set to be hardest hit. The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) said yesterday that tropical Cyclone D...
Tsvangirai warned 30 January 2017 HARARE - As opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai accelerates his nationwide consultations regarding the formation of an anti-Zanu PF grand coalition ahead of next year's eagerly-anticipated national elections, Zimbabweans are warning him to be wary of the ruling party's dirty tricks. The former...
Mujuru to assess party structures 27 January 2017 BULAWAYO - Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru, is tomorrow expected to descend on Bulawayo — the country's second capital — to assess party structures in preparation for 2018 elections. The party's provincial vice chair, Albert Mhlanga, confirmed Mujuru's mission — which accordin...