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July 17, 2018 11:03 AM Urban grooves singer MC Villa dies

Popular urban grooves singer MC Villa, born Tendai Marukutira, 37 has died. The “Unodzoka Here” hit maker collapsed and died around 8pm on Sunday at his house in Mbare. His brother Brian Marukutira confirmed the death which he described as a sad loss. “It is very sad. He was a very talented young man who really loved his music. This is a great loss to the arts industry 3

July 17, 2018 10:17 AM Kaseke lands coaching job in Dubai

Former Highlanders and national team right-back Noel Kaseke has landed a coaching job in Dubai. The dreadlocked Kaseke, who turns 38 in December, hung his boots in May, ending a 20-year playing career. He told Chronicle Sport that he has concluded a deal to be assistant coach of United Arab Emirates First Division side Al Hamriya Sports Club. Kaseke 3

July 16, 2018 4:19 PM Govt explains shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland

The shortage of hospitals in Matabeleland is a result of sparse population density caused by migration of local citizens to neighbouring countries, government has said. This comes amid bitter complaints over a critical shortage of primary health care facilities in the three Matabeleland provinces. So dire is the situation that villagers are being forced 12

July 16, 2018 3:51 PM Chigumba reminds me of Tobaiwa Mudede

Priscilla Chigumba reminds me of Tobaiwa Mudede – arrogant, Zanu PF sympathiser. A man who presided over biased elections for years. What Mnangagwa fails to realise is that he is a coup president. Noone elected him. He has no legitimacy. He is one of the most unelectable politicians in the country. He inspires no one except those hardcore Zanu supporters 13

July 16, 2018 3:39 PM NatPharm looks for hospital equipment

State-run National Pharmaceutical Company of Zimbabwe (NatPharm) is seeking bidders for the supply, installation and commissioning of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipment. In a Government Gazette published on Friday, NatPharm said tenders close on September 11 for the supply of the equipment. The pharmaceutical company — which has been battling to restore 11

July 16, 2018 3:30 PM Zambia bars Koffi Olomide

Popular rhumba musician Koffi Olomide has been barred from entering Zambia because of the many criminal allegations against him in the southern African country, and France. They include allegations of assaulting a photojournalist in Zambia during a previous tour. He has also been accused of sexually assaulting his dancers, kidnapping them and employing 12

July 15, 2018 10:58 PM Remembering Chris Matema – Nehanda Radio

The name Crispen Matema is synonymous with Zimbabwean music. A five-time winner of Jazz Drummer of the Year award, Matema was one man who tirelessly worked to create a distinct Zimbabwe rhythm which now has many genres like Zimjazz, Sungura and Chimurenga among others. According to family sources, the late Matema aka “Mdara Dovi”, “Mazhambe” of the Soko Bvudzijena 12

July 15, 2018 5:28 PM Junior Sables upstage Namibia

The Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby team capped off a memorable campaign at the 2018 Coca-Cola Academy Week after beating bitter rivals Namibia for the first time in 11 years in a superb all-round display at Paarl Gimnasium yesterday. Wing Pride Gadzikwa was the hero for the Zimbabwean schoolboys showing a clean pair of heels to score a try in each half after 11

July 15, 2018 4:07 PM MDC Alliance attracts mammoth crowd in Mutare

With the terraces packed, more people were channelled onto the pitch but the gates had to be shut to allow the programme to go on without risking crowd trouble. “What overwhelmed me today is that from the formation of the party, we have never addressed such a packed stadium such that we start the programme with people still streaming in. “You did something 11

July 14, 2018 1:23 PM Chamisa dumps MDC-T name

Addressing thousands of party supporters at Mutasa DC yesterday, Chamisa warned his supporters not to be confused by the name and symbols on the ballot paper saying that his party had dumped the name which is being used by a rival Thokozani Khupe MDC faction in the election. It is unclear what name Chamisa’s party will adopt after the election. “Be careful 9