Legendary Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

Legendary  Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

The 67-year-old died at Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Joburg, this afternoon.  The soul brothers group has a large following in Zimbabwe especially in Matabeleland Region. Soul Brothers manager Welcome Nzimande told Daily Sun: “We are shocked and saddened by the news of David’s death. We didn’t expect it so soon.   “His death has left a void in the mbaqanga music scene. He was one of the pioneers of the genre. May his soul rest…

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Broke Zimbabwe Gvt To Train 80% Less Nurses Due To Excess Unemployed Qualified Nurses

Broke Zimbabwe Gvt To Train 80% Less Nurses Due To Excess Unemployed  Qualified Nurses

“That is an administrative issue which is dealt with by the Ministry of Health and Child Care. I suggest you contact the permanent secretary, he will be the best person to give you an answer on those issues.”    THE Government is drastically trimming enrolment of student nurses by over 80 percent. Government’s 15 training institutions on average admitted about 60 students per intake twice a year, but they have since been ordered to admit…

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‘Zimbabwe to send unemployed new nurses to South Sudan ‘ Mnangagwa

ZIMBABWE will soon start sending nurses to Sudan as part of efforts to ease growing unemployment within the profession, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. The move, Mnangagwa told parliament last Wednesday, followed government’s decision during the GNU tenure to freeze any further recruitment into the country’s bloated civil service, now estimated to be hovering above half a million. Mnangagwa revealed the plan in Parliament while responding to a question by Proportional Representation MP Consilia…

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Zanu PF Circus as VP Mphoko, & Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo Fall Out”

Zanu PF Circus as VP Mphoko, & Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo Fall Out”

Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo have taken their fight to new levels. Last week at Stanley Square in Bulawayo, Mpkhoko suddenly bunked Tshinga Dube’s victory celebration protesting that Khaya-Moyo was also invited. “Khaya-Moyo arrived before Mphoko and when the vice president, then on his way to the function, was advised that the spokesperson was already there, he ordered his aides to make a u-turn and never came to the celebrations,”…

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Zanu PF Youths Invade Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s Farm

  Suspected Zanu PF supporters on Friday invaded former Politburo Member and Minister of Masvingo Provincial Affairs Kudakwashe Bhasikiti’s farm and stole fence running between the farm and neighbouring communal lands. Bhasikiti accused Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Shuvai Mahofa and outgoing Mwenezi District Administrator Stanley Chamisa of instructing the supporters to carry out the invasion. According to Masvingo Mirror, Bhasikiti said the act is criminal as they vandalized a private property. “There are people who…

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Photo Journalist ‘Crispen Ndlovu’, Assaulted By Bulawayo Police

Freelance photographer, Crispen Ndlovu was wrestled and beaten by members of the Police in Bulawayo over the weekend. He told Zimbabwe Union of Journalist (ZUJ) Secretary General, Foster Dongozi, that he had photographed members of the Police beating up a suspected cellphone thief. Police details forced him to delete his photographs which he was later able to recover. He is being monitored by doctors. Dongozi condemned the assault, saying police needed to be schooled that…

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‘Two Feared Dead In 23 Floor Elevator Free Fall Incident At Bulawayo’s NRZ Building’.

‘Two Feared Dead In 23 Floor Elevator Free Fall Incident At Bulawayo’s NRZ Building’.

Two people are feared dead after an elevator had a free fall twenty three floors down the NRZ building in Bulawayo. Information currently trickling in at the site of the accident says that a female employee of the Bulawayo Beitbridge Railway Company housed on the 23rd floor of the building got into the elevator late yesterday evening upon knocking off from work and got stuck in the elevator before it could leave the floor. The…

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Mnangagwa Officially Hands Over Refurbished Sports Facilities To Bulawayo Council

Mnangagwa Officially Hands Over  Refurbished  Sports Facilities  To Bulawayo Council

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially handed over to the Bulawayo City Council and Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development sports facilities that were refurbished by the government ahead of the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Under 20 Youth Games that were held in Bulawayo last December. The hosting of the AUSC youth games in Bulawayo paved way for the refurbishment of stadia and other sport facilities. The facilities…

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Mandatory Unleaded Petrol Blending Ratio Up From 10-15 Percent In Zimbabwe

Government has increased the mandatory blending ratio of unleaded petrol from 10 percent ethanol to 15 percent with immediate effect following significant improvement in supplies of ethanol from Green Fuel. The move is likely to see a decrease in the pump price of the blend which is currently pegged between $1,46 and $1,53 per litre, depending on location. Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge announced the new ratios in a Government Gazette published…

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Parastatals Board Members, Face Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Parastatals Board Members,  Face  Dismissal As Government Stems corruption’

Board members of several parastatals face imminent dismissal as Government flexes its muscle to stem corruption through the National Code on Corporate Governance. This week alone, board members from three parastatals were fired for corruption, gross abuse of financial resources and poor corporate governance. The code, which came into effect in April, provides a framework for corporate conduct for both the public and private sectors focusing mainly on issues of corruption, corporate disclosure, communication and…

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