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  • Allied Timbers head nabbed

    October 10, 2018 12:40 PM 8

    Allied Timbers Zimbabwe (ATZ) chief executive Daniel Sithole was yesterday arrested for allegedly flouting procurement procedures at the State-owned company. Sithole (70), who is jointly charged with ATZ procurement manager Justice Chimusaru, are facing allegations of acquiring a reconditioned forestry machine for $65 000 without going to tender in January

  • Serena for Aussie Open

    October 10, 2018 11:56 AM 9

    Seven-time champion Serena Williams will be back at the Australian Open tennis tournament in 2019 having missed her title defence this year after giving birth, organisers said yesterday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who won on her last appearance in 2017 while pregnant, will be joined in January’s tournament by double Melbourne Park champion Victoria

  • Woman ordered to reveal PIN code at gunpoint

    October 10, 2018 10:11 AM 8

    Three men allegedly held a knife to a two-year-old baby’s throat while pointing a gun at her mother to force the woman to give them her PIN code to her bank card after robbing her in Victoria Falls. The trio got away with $50, a Samsung phone and the bank card which they used to buy cigarettes worth $370, police confirmed. The Chronicle spoke to a shell

  • Kenya bus crash kills at least 50 en route to Kisumu

    October 10, 2018 10:05 AM 9

    At least 50 people have been killed after a bus travelling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the west, veered off the road, police say. Many reportedly died when the vehicle overturned. Police fear the death toll may rise, with the possibility of passengers trapped in the wreckage. Police said the driver had lost control and plunged down a slope

  • Vodafone’s Martin Freeman break-up advert banned

    October 10, 2018 9:41 AM 8

    A Vodafone advert starring Martin Freeman, in which the actor seems to be breaking up with his partner but is really trying to leave the phone firm, has been banned for being misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the advert implied it was possible for customers to leave a contract at any time. However, people are only allowed to quit during

  • Conor McGregor suspended from UFC on medical grounds

    October 10, 2018 9:28 AM 8

    Conor McGregor has been suspended for a month on medical grounds after his UFC 229 defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor was beaten in Las Vegas when he tapped out in the fourth round following Nurmagomedov administering a rear-naked choke. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) sanctioned the bout and confirmed McGregor was suspended from fighting

  • Cops yet to be paid for poll duties

    October 9, 2018 5:01 PM 14

    Authorities are yet to make full payment to police officers that provided services in the July 30 elections, won by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed after Robert Mugabe’s removal in a military intervention in November last year. At least 31 police officers, who were part of the 2018 national elections committee have accused

  • Barclays name change comes into effect

    October 8, 2018 2:43 PM 18

    Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited shareholders have approved the change of the name of the company to First Capital Bank Limited effective today, on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The decision was endorsed at an extraordinary general meeting held on July 3, 2018 at which meeting members unanimously resolved to approve the name change. Barclays’ company

  • Plumtree council sues land developers

    October 8, 2018 2:33 PM 18

    Plumtree Town Council is suing three Bulawayo land developers for more than $150 000 for doing a shoddy job by failing to fully service residential stands at Dingumuzi and Gwakuba suburbs in the border town. The council filed separate summons at the Bulawayo High Court citing Gasavu Contractors and Engineering, Aggregate Properties and Hawkflight Construction

  • Nust student ‘killer’ arrested

    October 8, 2018 2:20 PM 15

    Police in Bulawayo have arrested a man suspected to have attacked and killed a National University of Science and Technology (Nust) student in the city last week. Sources yesterday said Munyaradzi Phiri of Old Lobengula suburb was arrested on Friday for allegedly attacking Tinashe Nemakonde who later died at Mpilo Central Hospital. Nemakonde a first