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Cop in stealing ring granted bail 24 April 2014 HARARE - The officer-in-charge of Matapi Police Station in Mbare who connived with a constable and stole $3 105 paid in fines was yesterday granted $100 bail. Inspector Linia Zvobgo, 51, of 17697 New Craneborne in Harare and Constable Tawanda Forgive Dube, 25, of 40 Mondynes Drive in Mandara, ...
MDC activist nabbed for $300 theft 24 April 2014 HARARE - An activist in Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has been hauled before the courts for stealing cash and a cellphone valued at $300 from the party’s Harare organising secretary Tichaona Munyanyi. Stewart Shakespear Mukoyi, 38, appeared before Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe facing assault and th...
Govt promises improved power supplies 24 April 2014 BULAWAYO - Government says it is committed to ending power cuts that have bedevilled the country for the past decade in a bid to ease the current economic challenges. Several Zimbabwean companies have in the past complained of unscheduled power cuts which they said dealt a major blow to their ...
China dominates ZITF 24 April 2014 BULAWAYO - China has once again bounced back as the largest exhibitor at the on-going Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo, overtaking South Africa which dominated last year’s trade showcase. The 55th edition of the annual premier trade showcase kicked off on Tuesday and is exp...
It's you, Tsvangirai tells Mugabe 23 April 2014 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said yesterday it was now clear that President Robert Mugabe was supporting rebels in a plot to dethrone him from the MDC presidency.
'State loan defaulters crushing govt' 23 April 2014 HARARE - Government has been blamed for the high number of people failing to pay back State loans due to its failure to punish defaulters. President Robert Mugabe reprimanded people who are in the habit of defaulting on their debt obligations, saying the culture was detrimental to the country’...
Top cop up for fines theft 23 April 2014 HARARE - The officer-in-charge of Matapi Police Station in Mbare connived with a constable and stole $3 105 paid in fines, a Harare magistrate heard yesterday. Officer-in-charge Linia Zvobgo, 51, of 17697 New Craneborne Harare and constable Tawanda Forgive Dube, 25, of 40 Mondynes Drive, Manda...
Granny axes hubby over sex 23 April 2014 GUTU - A grandmother here hacked her husband to death with an axe last week after he accused her of starving him of his conjugal rights. Rosemary Chivhanganye, 52, appeared before Gutu magistrate Nyasha Vhitorini facing murder charges. Chivhanganye is accused of fatally axing her husband Sh...
Mentally-challenged man rapes infant 23 April 2014 BULAWAYO - A mentally-challenged man appeared before the courts yesterday for allegedly raping a two-year-old toddler. Magistrate Gladmore Mushove remanded Dzikamai Moyo,39, of Makokoba suburb to April 24 in custody for trial. Moyo told the court that he did not remember raping the minor an...
Slow start to ZITF 23 April 2014 BULAWAYO - The 55th edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) started on a low note here yesterday mainly because of the long holiday hangover which slowed completion for exhibition stands. There was a last minute hive of activity as exhibitors hurried to spruce up their stands. ...
Wife scalds hubby with cooking oil 23 April 2014 HARARE - An Epworth woman is facing attempted murder charges after she allegedly scalded her husband with hot cooking oil following an altercation over infidelity. Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe asked the 21-year-old woman Grace Muchawa to apply for bail at the High Court. Muchawa is accuse...
Hubby 'sex-starved' for 10 years 23 April 2014 HARARE - A man has approached the courts complaining that his wife has denied him conjugal rights for more than 10 years. Godfrey Ruwande alleges his wife Abigail Chingwa has denied him sex since 2003. Ruwande told Harare Civil Court magistrate Gamuchirai Siwardi that Chingwa engages in ext...
Bursar in court for theft 23 April 2014 HARARE - A Westlea Primary School bursar is facing criminal charges for stealing $29 000 that she was supposed to have deposited in a bank. Fildah Chekera, 39, was employed by the City of Harare as a school bursar and is facing theft of trusty property charges. She is currently out of custo...
New Zimsec board to draft Zim-centric curriculum 23 April 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe heritage studies should take centre stage in school curriculum to preserve the country’s culture, the minister of Primary and Secondary Education said yesterday. Lazarus Dokora was speaking after announcing the appointment of the new Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zims...
Lawyer's embezzlement case withdrawn 23 April 2014 HARARE - The State has withdrawn charges against Edson Tapuwa Mudambanuki, a senior Harare lawyer, accused of embezzling $30 000. The charges were withdrawn after the complainant said the barrister had paid back the $30 000 for his client’s mortgage debt. Prosecutor Michael Reza yesterday t...
1,8m disabled persons demand inclusion 23 April 2014 HARARE - About 1,8 million people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe have demanded the right to participate in government programmes, according to a new documentary. The recommendations are contained in a documentary DVD entitled Enfranchising people with disabilities to exercise their const...
Mugabe hints on successor 22 April 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe may not contest the next election, saying he might appoint a successor just before the 2018 presidential election. Mugabe told Ghanaian-born British film-maker Roy Agyemang in a BBC documentary aired over the weekend dubbed “Robert Mugabe @ 90”, that the people...
Marriage not all bliss — Mujuru 22 April 2014 HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru said yesterday her late husband of 34 years Solomon Mujuru was “the sweetest soldier” she had ever met, even though he led a Casanova lifestyle. Speaking at an occasion to mark the 20th marriage anniversary of Mashonaland Central governor Martin Dinha to hi...
Only God can save Zim: Makandiwa 22 April 2014 HARARE - Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said Zimbabwe's ailing economy would soon be revived through God's intervention. The celebrity preacher told a capacity crowd of over 100 000 attending Judgement Night 2 on Saturday evening that only God can help Zimbabwe return to its former economic...
Govt rules out circumcision for HIV+ men 22 April 2014 HARARE - The government-run National Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) programme has ruled-out the nip for HIV-positive men owing to limited resources. Rudo Chikodzore, Matabeleland South provincial medical director, said HIV-positive men can still be circumcised outside the national ...
Mugabe fears another cholera outbreak 22 April 2014 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe says he fears another cholera outbreak and government has set up a committee to deal with the water crisis in cities to avert loss of lives. Mugabe told a capacity crowd at the National Sports Stadium last Friday during Independence Day celebrations that govern...
Bumper crowd at Judgement Night 22 April 2014 HARARE - He is one man who can make politicians green with envy because of his crowd-pulling power. United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa's “Judgement Night 2” literally brought Harare to a standstill last Saturday, with the largest gathering of Christians...
'Scrap Zim-Angola visa' 22 April 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe and Angola business community have appealed to their respective governments to relax visa requirements or scrap the visa altogether between the two countries to enhance trade. Julio Mateus, Zimbabwe Angola Business Community (Zaba) vice chairperson, told a breakfast meeti...
Makandiwa unveils miracle anointing oil 22 April 2014 HARARE - Emmanuel Makandiwa has launched miracle-working anointing oil to prepare his United Family International Church (UFIC) members for the glorious economic era that he predicted for Zimbabwe on Saturday. The celebrity preacher told the multitudes that turned up at the Glamis Arena in Har...
MDC candidates denied re-admission into civil service 22 April 2014 HARARE - Civil servants who participated in the July 31 harmonised elections on an MDC ticket have complained that they are being denied readmission into the civil service. The development comes despite the Civil Service Commission (CSC) advising government workers on August 26, 2013 that they...