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'Injivas' blamed for teenage pregnancies

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'Injivas' blamed for teenage pregnancies

30 July 2014 | 584 Views
Zimbabwean men who have migrated to South Africa have been accused of fueling teenage pregnancies in Matabeleland South province posing challenges to the country's target of lowering maternal mortalit...

by Staff reporter

Security guard raped

30 July 2014 | 2918 Views
A HWANGE man yesterday appeared in court facing allegations of raping and robbing a 38-year-old woman.Shepherd Ndlovu (23) from Lwendulu village appeared before Hwange regional magistrate for ...

by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF bootlicking stampede

30 July 2014 | 1921 Views
THE stampede to endorse President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, as the new Zanu-PF women's league secretary-general hit a bizarre note yesterday with war veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda describing her...

by Staff reporter

Man stabbed over spit in beer

30 July 2014 | 1254 Views
A 20-YEAR-OLD Filabusi man had to be rushed to the hospital with his intestines protruding after he was stabbed by a drinking mate following an altercation at a local night club.Thulani Dube,...

by Pamela Shumba

Russian journalist escape Zimbabwe jail term, fined $600

29 July 2014 | 1515 Views
A Russian journalist who works for National Geographic Channel escaped jail after he was fined $600 for three different charges by Victoria Falls magistrate Sharon Rosemani.Daniil Nikolev,...

by Staff reporter

Obert Mpofu pledges to assist St James

29 July 2014 | 1926 Views
Member of Parliament for Umguza, Obert Mpofu, has pledged to assist in developing St James High School in his constituency.Mpofu - who is also the minister of Transport and Infrastructural Dev...

by Staff reporter

Ntabazinduna farmers concerned over increase in cattle rustling cases

29 July 2014 | 725 Views
COMMUNAL farmers in Ntabazinduna, Matabeleland North have raised concerns over rising cases of cattle rustling in the area saying it is gradually pushing them into poverty.Disgruntled villager...

by Staff Reporter

Police to name, shame sex offenders

29 July 2014 | 2521 Views
POLICE in Hwange and Victoria Falls have adopted a name and shame campaign to expose perpetrators of sexual violence so as to reduce the incidence of the crimes.The ongoing campaign seeks to ...

by Leonard Ncube

Teen girl apprehends 'robber'

29 July 2014 | 2615 Views
A 16-year-old school girl who was mugged and robbed of her mobile phone last year, exhibited rare bravery when she spotted her suspected aggressor last week and dragged him to the police with the help...

by Staff reporter

'Prophet' nails stock thief

29 July 2014 | 1990 Views
A GWANDA man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for stealing 11 head of cattle.Reason Ncube, 33, of Shanyaugwe area, had pleaded not guilty to stock theft charges but was convicted and sen...

by Marvelous Moyo

Mentally ill woman crushes niece's head

28 July 2014 | 1273 Views
POLICE have arrested a 29-year-old mentally challenged Beitbridge woman after she allegedly smashed her one-year-old niece's head with a stone in a bushy area in Dulibadzimu suburb.Caroline Mh...

by Thupeyo Muleya

Student teacher steals to pay prostitute

28 July 2014 | 2332 Views
A STUDENT teacher at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Polytechnic in Gwanda Town stole property worth $90 to pay a "prostitute".Gwanda magistrate Sheila Nazombe sentenced Bekithemba Dube, 27, to 15 months...

by Marvelous Moyo

Khaya Moyo gets Andrew Langa's backing

28 July 2014 | 934 Views
ZANU-PF Matabeleland South provincial chairman Andrew Langa yesterday defended Politburo member Abedinico Ncube's bold support for national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo to land the vice-presidency in th...

by Marvelous Moyo

Woman (30) buries newborn baby alive

27 July 2014 | 1800 Views
A 30-YEAR-OLD Bulilima woman allegedly buried her newly born baby alive at a family graveyard shortly after giving birth.Notice Moyo is suspected to have secretly given birth when she was eigh...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Businessman strips woman to her bra in public

27 July 2014 | 4076 Views
A MARRIED Plumtree businessman stripped his girlfriend's colleague to her bra during a brawl which saw him get a beating for his conduct.A 17-year-old juvenile and his father Darlington Mpofu ...

by Staff Reporter

Man steals from prostitute he hired

26 July 2014 | 5418 Views
In a classic tale of reversal of roles, a Gweru man allegedly engaged the services of a prostitute and stole her smart phone and cash before disappearing into the night.Michael Bhizeki, 19, of...

by Bhuzwani Moyo

Man kills lover, self after testing HIV+

26 July 2014 | 2597 Views
A Beitbridge man fatally assaulted his 29-year-old live-in girlfriend accusing her of infecting him with HIV before committing suicide.In a suicide note, the man identified only as Tafadzwa, ...

by Thupeyo Muleya

Pastor threatens to strike congregants with lightning over tithes

25 July 2014 | 5641 Views
A pastor at a church in Hwange has threatened to strike congregants with lightning saying he was starving because they did not want to give tithes and offerings.Pastor Innocent Mugoriya (27) r...

by Staff reporter

Man 'rapes' a mentally challenged vagrant

25 July 2014 | 1786 Views
A 24-YEAR-OLD Hwange man allegedly raped a mentally challenged vagrant after giving her chips and biscuits and promising her $5.Desire Sibanda of Lusumbami in Hwange pleaded not guilty when h...

by Staff reporter

ZRP Traffic officers in near fist fight with mourners

23 July 2014 | 6407 Views
There was drama at the famous Danger Hill on the Gwanda Bulawayo highway on Friday when members of the ZRP highway patrol squad were involved in a near fist fight with mourners most of them aged ...

by Staff Reporter

Rape claim a hoax, 30 secondary scholars in sex orgy

23 July 2014 | 3514 Views
A RAPE claim in Gweru turned into a hoax, leading to the collapse of the trial after police established that a group of 30 secondary scholars engaged in consensual group sex after binging at a party...

by Staff Reporter

Female nurse dies of suspected drug abuse

23 July 2014 | 4574 Views
A female nurse at Inyathi Mission Hospital north of Bulawayo died on Sunday morning in a suspected to be medical drug abuse case, The Zimbabwe Mail reported.Letisiwe Mutambalika (30), who was ...

by Staff reporter

War vet wants open debate on VP's post

23 July 2014 | 1706 Views
FORMER Matabeleland South provincial war veterans' association chairman Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda yesterday defended Zanu-PF politburo member Abedinico Ncube for openly backing party national chairman ...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Mugabe warned on VP choice

22 July 2014 | 6240 Views
ZANU-PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo will likely be challenged in his bid to become the country's second vice president after rivals dismissed claims by surrogates that he was the inevitable nom...

by Staff Reporter

'Time running out' for ex-Zapu cadrés

22 July 2014 | 2238 Views
VOCAL war veteran Jabulani Phetshu Sibanda has warned ex-Zapu cadrés that they risk losing the Zanu-PF national chairmanship's post at the December elective congress if they don't caucus on possible ...

by Staff reporter

Man stabs ex-lover for dumping him, jailed

22 July 2014 | 2005 Views
A BULILIMA man has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for stabbing his ex-girlfriend with a scissors after failing to stomach their separation.Sifundo Sibanda, 22, sustained injuries af...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Debate on Zanu-PF VP takes a new twist

22 July 2014 | 1910 Views
DEBATE on the Zanu-PF vice-presidency took a new twist yesterday with two politburo members from Matabeleland South accusing some ex-Zipra cadres of announcing their preferred candidates before proced...

by Pamela Shumba

Convicted rapist sneaks out of court, flees sentencing

22 July 2014 | 1991 Views
A RAPE convict yesterday sneaked out of the Hwange magistrates' court before sentencing and disappeared into a bush leaving the gallery in shock.Professor Mpala, 36, an ex-kombi driver from B...

by Lindani Dube

Victoria Falls hotels full for Sadc summit

21 July 2014 | 1378 Views
Hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls are fully booked ahead of the Sadc Heads of State and Government summit next month and local delegates might be forced to seek accommodation from individuals o...

by Staff reporter

Stray lions wreak havoc in Beitbridge

21 July 2014 | 4464 Views
A PRIDE of lions suspected to have strayed from South Africa's Kruger National Park is terrorising Tshikwalakwala villagers where the big cats have already killed several donkeys and cattle. V...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Teen drags married boyfriend to the Maintenance Court

21 July 2014 | 4145 Views
A FORM Four pupil who dropped out of school earlier this year after falling pregnant has dragged her married boyfriend to the Maintenance Court demanding money to buy clothes and other items for the u...

by Leonard Ncube

Man axed over stray donkeys

20 July 2014 | 1131 Views
A 41-YEAR-OLD Victoria Falls man has been sentenced to perform 105 hours of community service for striking his neighbour with an axe following a dispute over stray donkeys.Andrew Ncube of BH45...

by Staff reporter

Khaya Moyo's VP bid gets a boost

20 July 2014 | 1987 Views
ZANU-PF'S Matabeleland South province has thrown its weight behind Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo's bid to take over the vacant vice-president post during the party's elective national congress schedule...

by Lungile Tshuma

Ndiweni chieftaincy wrangle takes new twist

20 July 2014 | 2091 Views
THE wrangle over the Ndiweni chieftaincy, which was left vacant following the death of Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2010, has taken a new twist with cultural commentators and historians stating that no ch...

by Vusumuzi Dube

Man rapes 2 sisters, sodomises cousin

20 July 2014 | 1992 Views
A FILABUSI man who raped and indecently assaulted two juvenile sisters before sodomising their four-year-old cousin has been sentenced to 22 years imprisonment. Connellious Ndlovu (27), of st...

by Marvelous Moyo

Chief Wange installed

20 July 2014 | 862 Views
CHIEFS have been urged to seek guidance from the country's economic blueprint Zim Asset in order for their communities to develop while complementing Government service delivery. In a speech r...

by Fairness Moyana

'Cannabis helps me gain appetite,' man tells court

20 July 2014 | 1669 Views
A 25-YEAR-OLD disabled man told a court that he smoked cannabis to stimulate his appetite. Augustine Phiri of Lakeview area in Plumtree told Plumtree magistrate, Mr Gideon Ruvetsa, that he had...

by Staff Reporter

Blind rapist jailed

19 July 2014 | 1817 Views
A BLIND man from Jambezi will spend eight years in jail for raping his 12-year-old niece while on their way to an evening church service. Francis Sibanda, 25, from Chief Mvuthu area near Vict...

by Lindani Dube

Woman loses finger in pub fight

19 July 2014 | 1833 Views
A 26-year-old woman lost her little finger and could have the remaining part amputated after a drinking female partner bit her in a pub fight. Ennifer Lipoka, of Chinotimba Township and Chipo ...

by Leonard Ncube

Zimbabwe gold scramble

19 July 2014 | 2107 Views
THOUSANDS of panners have descended on Doves Area in Inyathi, Bubi District, following the discovery of gold deposits in the area almost a month ago. A Chronicle news crew visited the area, a...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Obert Mpofu speaks on new tollgate fees

19 July 2014 | 1759 Views
TRANSPORT minister Obert Mpofu on Friday said the recent 100% increase in tollgate fees is aimed at improving the country's road network and infrastructure.Speaking to Southern Eye on the side...

by Staff Reporter

Self-styled prophet applies vaseline on teen cousin's privates, rapes her

19 July 2014 | 2522 Views
A self-styled Binga prophet who raped his female cousin after claiming that he had been inspired to apply Vaseline on her privates during a prayer session, has been sentenced to 15 years in jail. ...

by Lindani Dube

Matabeleland youths shun Zimbabwe army

17 July 2014 | 2517 Views
Young men and women from southern Zimbabwe are shunning recruitment in the army - largely because of bitterness over past military atrocities.Since the 1980s the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) ...

by Staff reporter

Zim travellers abused by SA immigration officials

17 July 2014 | 4232 Views
Zimbabwean travellers are alleging repeated harassment by South African immigration officials and police at Beitbridge border post.The number of people crossing into South Africa has increased...

by Staff reporter

Drunk Bishop up for raping girl, 13

17 July 2014 | 2620 Views
A GIRL, 13, was allegedly raped by a bishop during an all-night prayer meeting in Binga where congregants reportedly drank Skippers spirits, a State witness said yesterday.Dubani Mkuli, 25, ...

by Lindani Dube

Prostitute's hut set on fire

16 July 2014 | 3177 Views
A 20-YEAR-OLD suspected sex worker from Lupinyu BH 18 close to the Victoria Falls International Airport and two unidentified clients escaped death by a whisker when an alleged scorned client set ablaz...

by Staff reporter

MDC-T councillor swindles injiva of R41 200

16 July 2014 | 1990 Views
THE MDC-T councillor for Gwamba ward in Lupane, Kayeni Kenni Mpofu (38), who duped a Zimbabwean man based in South Africa of R41 200 has been fined $300. Mpofu duped Mandla Dube (42) of Makoko...

by Staff reporter

Drunk woman strikes hubby on the head with a brick

16 July 2014 | 2143 Views
A VICTORIA FALLS woman yesterday appeared in court for assault after striking her husband on the head with a brick.Joice Siphiwe Mlauzi (39) of Mkhosana high-density suburb was convicted on he...

by Staff reporter

Council refuses arbitration with unpaid workers, offers salary cuts

16 July 2014 | 1123 Views
The Municipality of Gwanda has refused to go for volunteering arbitration with its workers over unpaid workers stretching for up to over five months.The council owes workers outstanding w...

by Staff Reporter

Zim prostitutes sell sperms in South Africa at $30 per bottle

16 July 2014 | 5983 Views
Prostitutes' clients in Gwanda and Beitbridge should exercise extreme caution when hiring thigh vendors for their X-rated services following sensational reports that prostitutes are on the prowl in th...

by Staff reporter

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