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A Nyamandlovu woman on the outskirts of Bulawayo got her hubby arrested after she led to his arrest after she identified his footprints at a rape scene.Barely four days after Sikwanisile Mathe...Read more

Woman exposes rapist hubby

30 September 2014 | 1662 Views
A Nyamandlovu woman on the outskirts of Bulawayo got her hubby arrested after she led to his arrest after she identified his footprints at a rape scene.Barely four days after Sikwanisile Mathe...

by Staff reporter

Maid paid R100 to hold employer's daughter at knife point while being raped

30 September 2014 | 1339 Views
A DOMESTIC worker allegedly held a knife to her employer's 13-year-old daughter's throat while a man who had paid her R100 raped the child.The alleged crime came to light after the minor'...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Man jailed after raping drunk teen sisters

30 September 2014 | 1594 Views
A 38-year-old Plumtree man, who forced two sisters to drink opaque beer and raped them in their drunken stupor, will spent the next 20 years in jail.Pint-sized Zenzo Ndebele, 38, from Mayo...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Sibanda warns Tsvangirai

30 September 2014 | 1764 Views
WAR veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda has warned MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to rethink his planned mass demonstrations against the government saying it was political suicide. Tsvangirai an...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

Child (3) dies after nurse dips her in hot water for soiling self

29 September 2014 | 3334 Views
IN a horrific incident, a three-year-old child with disabilities died at Filabusi Hospital in Matabeleland South Province after a nurse allegedly dipped her in a basin filled with hot water after she ...

by Staff reporter

Vendor loses wares to 'ghosts'

29 September 2014 | 2848 Views
In a shocking incident, a man in Gweru lost vending wares to what he calls ghosts on Saturday. The man, Peter Sibanda, of Mtapa suburb is a vendor at a bus stop and has been selling wares for the ...

by Staff reporter

Cops negotiate $4 000 bribe?

29 September 2014 | 3016 Views
A man from Gweru had a nasty experience after police officers who were investigating his case allegedly negotiated for a bribe on behalf of the accused.It is understood that the man Pascal Mad...

by Staff reporter

Moyo denies gunning for VP post

29 September 2014 | 2486 Views
MDC-T national chairperson, Lovemore Moyo, Wednesday rubbished reports that he wants to challenge Thokozani Khupe for  MDC-T's vice-presidency and that he was "not shocked" by the  in-fighti...

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ZIMASSET will never deliver ZANU PF's manifesto

28 September 2014 | 726 Views
The Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio Economic Transformation (ZIMASSET) economic blue print will never turn arround the fortunes of the country and deliver ZANU PF's 2013 election manifesto....

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF mayor turn down a brand new $68,000 Double Cab Toyota D4D

28 September 2014 | 2795 Views
HOW many people, upon landing a lucrative job, would turn down a brand new US$68 000 Double Cab Toyota D4D offered by the employer?Probably none.The majority of us would welcome such ...

by Staff reporter

Non-Ndebele speaking teachers probe dropped

28 September 2014 | 976 Views
THE Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has dropped investigations over the deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland, saying it is not its mandate to do so.Deputy Mi...

by Lungile Tshuma

Man (53) rapes 6-six-yr-old, promises her 1 rand

28 September 2014 | 1168 Views
A 53-year-old Lupane man has been slapped with an effective 12-year-jail term after he was found guilty of mercilessly forcing himself on a six-year-old girl whose silence he tried to buy with a rand ...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF official sucked in US spy saga

28 September 2014 | 1463 Views
ZANU-PF Mashonaland West provincial chair Temba Mliswa took suspected CIA spy Mr Eric Little to meet local government leaders in Hurungwe West in mid-June.During the tour he allegedly told con...

by Staff Reporter

MDC-N and MDC Renewal deal sealed

27 September 2014 | 2228 Views
The much fancied MDC (Ncube) and MDC Renewal Team deal is done and sealed.Sources within the Renewal Team who attended the new party's national consultative meeting in Bulawayo last we...

by Staff Reporter

Man dies after brother bashes him for 'breeding goblins'

27 September 2014 | 2599 Views
54-YEAR-OLD Joseph Ncube, 54, a former patient at Ingutsheni Hospital in Bulawayo, fatally assaulted his brother after claiming that he possessed goblins that were behind the deaths of four family me...

by Staff Reporter

Scores duped to a Mugabe no show 'rally'

27 September 2014 | 3299 Views
Hundreds of people from various districts of Matabeleland South were 'duped' to go to Mzimuni Village, Gwanda North after being told President Robert Mugabe would be there.ZANU PF support...

by Staff Reporter

Gold panner rips open colleague's stomach over $1

27 September 2014 | 1950 Views
22-YEAR-OLD Life Nyoni, an illegal gold panner allegedly ripped his colleague's stomach open with a knife in a dispute over a $1.Nkosinathi Teve, 25, apparently delayed giving back the mo...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Man knocks out lover's teeth

26 September 2014 | 1601 Views
JEALOUSY got the better of a Gweru man who allegedly struck his girlfriend with a pot on the head and head-butted her resulting in her losing two teeth for speaking to other men. Donovan Wesle...

by Staff reporter

Cops exchange blows over beer

26 September 2014 | 1425 Views
TWO cops stationed at Kamativi Police Station in Matabeleland North recently caused a stir when they exchanged blows in front of shocked revellers at a local beer hall following a misunderstanding...

by Staff reporter

Chief publicly flogs serial bed-hopping Madzibaba

25 September 2014 | 3198 Views
A Chief in the Silonga area of Gwanda allegedly whipped a Madzibaba from an unidentified apostolic sect after he impregnated a villager in his area.Chief Owaheng Marupi reportedly took the...

by Staff Reporter

Police arrest gun-toting vagrant

25 September 2014 | 2685 Views
A GUN-TOTING homeless man caused terror in Gweru after waving a gun at passersby.Panic-stricken residents called police shortly after 8AM on Monday to report an armed man in a wooded area near...

by Timoth Makohliso

Men fight over pregnancy

25 September 2014 | 5000 Views
TWO men are fighting over a woman's pregnancy with each claiming to be the father of the unborn child. Zakaria Mugande, 37, of Binga and Costen Muleya are involved in an unusual tug of war over Sh...

by Leonard Ncube

Horror death, as 3 kids are burned beyond recognition

25 September 2014 | 2707 Views
THREE Umguza children were burnt beyond recognition yesterday morning when a hut they were sleeping in was engulfed by a mysterious inferno.The charred bodies of the children were recovered b...

by Staff Reporter

$100m Gwayi project in limbo

25 September 2014 | 1106 Views
CHINA-Africa Sunlight Energy has delayed starting construction of a Gwayi coal mine and residential complex worth $100 million to mid-October after clearing work at the site started late, The Sour...

by Staff reporter

Man wins custody of kids from 'prostitute' ex-wife

25 September 2014 | 3149 Views
A 39-YEAR-OLD Victoria Falls man has been granted custody of his two children after he argued that his ex-wife, who is now a prostitute, was not fit to take care of the children.Clever Dube an...

by Staff reporter

Church mate suspected in Madzibaba horrific ritual murder

24 September 2014 | 2531 Views
The case of the suspected gruesome ritual killing of a Madzibaba from lower Gweru, whose body was pulled from Vungu River on Tuesday, without genitals lips and nose, has taken a strange turn with ...

by Staff Reporter

Gun toting Jabulani Sibanda sends MDC officials scurrying for cover

24 September 2014 | 4151 Views
Senior MDC officials in Matabeleland South reportedly fled in different directions when a former party member they wanted to evict from their offices allegedly drew a gun on them.The group...

by Staff Reporter

'We're not party to the demonstrations,' say residents

24 September 2014 | 1666 Views
The newly established Gwanda Residents Association has distanced itself from the MDC T proposed nationwide demonstrations to push the ruling ZANU PF party to deliver on its election manifesto....

by Bhebhe Mandla

Mugabe to launch Tonga textbooks

24 September 2014 | 1566 Views
THE teaching of Tonga in Binga schools is set to receive a boost when President Robert Mugabe officially launches a series of Tonga textbooks for primary and secondary education called ChiTonga Bwana...

by Staff reporter

Magistrate chides polygamist over 'irresponsible sexual behaviour'

24 September 2014 | 3245 Views
A BULAWAYO magistrate yesterday gave an unemployed polygamous man a tongue lashing for "irresponsible sexual behaviour" after he offered $35 for the upkeep of his two wives and children. McDon...

by Lethokuhle Moyo

Man hangs self using barbed wire

24 September 2014 | 2663 Views
A 51-YEAR-OLD Matobo man allegedly used barbed wire to hang himself at his homestead after a fight with his wife of 25 years. Police sources said Christopher Maphosa's body was discovered by h...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Biti hits out at Chinamasa's feja-feja economics

24 September 2014 | 1878 Views
Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti yesterday described Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa's mid-term fiscal policy statement as feja-feja economics because Chinamasa was spending money that the gover...

by Staff reporter

SA based rapist back in court after 4 years

24 September 2014 | 1666 Views
A MBERENGWA man who allegedly raped his niece four years ago and fled to South Africa while on bail was arrested recently after he returned home to visit. Trycose Moyo, 35, of Somerai Vill...

by Timothy Makohliso

Teachers perish in road accident

24 September 2014 | 3263 Views
TWO female teachers and a colleague from Matabeleland North schools were killed in a road accident that left four other people, including a four-year-old baby, seriously injured in Lupane last Thursda...

by Prosper Ndlovu

Bulilima schools urged to prioritise Kalanga language

23 September 2014 | 1532 Views
The Bulilima district education officer has urged schools in that area to prioritise the teaching of the local language Kalanga amid revelations that there is a shortage of qualified teachers conv...

by Staff reporter / Wendy Dube

Dave Conolly's statement on further contempt of court by Dr Ray Ndhlukula

23 September 2014 | 1574 Views
David Conolly, Centenary Farm, Zimbabwe15 September 2014Zimbabwe: further contempt of court by senior civil ser...

by David Conolly

Man kills father for 'conniving' with mum to bewitch him

23 September 2014 | 2099 Views
IN a spine-chilling incident, which left villagers in Bhilingoma area under Chief Gampo in Plumtree shocked, a 41-year-old man allegedly struck his 74-year-old father to death with an axe accusing hi...

by Staff reporter

Shock as woman discovers hubby has two other 'wives'

23 September 2014 | 5532 Views
A WOMAN from Gweru's Ascot suburb was left cursing the day he met her husband after she allegedly discovered that he had two other women in his life.The woman, Sakhile Moyo, could not hold he...

by Staff reporter

Man threatens wife's 'lover' with ulunyoka

23 September 2014 | 2545 Views
PANDEMONIUM rocked Kudzananyi bus terminus in Gweru on Saturday when an angry man threatened to cast magic sexual locking known as ulunyoka on a man he suspected to be having an affair with his wife....

by Staff reporter

Mum 'roasts' son's hands over groundnuts

23 September 2014 | 1789 Views
A STONE-HEARTED woman from Binga allegedly forcibly dipped her three year- old son's hands in a hot pan as punishment for eating shelled groundnuts which she wanted to roast and make peanut butter....

by Staff reporter

Circumcision: The Xhosa way

23 September 2014 | 1888 Views
IT was a busy Thursday afternoon when I was putting final touches to my last story of the week in the newsroom.I received a phone call inviting me to a male circumcision ceremony in Mbembesi, ...

by Danisa Masuku

Man fails to kill self in 3 attempts in 2 days

23 September 2014 | 2651 Views
A 36-YEAR-OLD man driven to the edge of despair by his wife's infidelity attempted to commit suicide three times in two days - but failed in all three attempts. Convinced he has breathed his l...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

'Prophet' threatens to 'bomb' patient

23 September 2014 | 1208 Views
A 37-YEAR-OLD self-styled prophet from Lower Gweru appeared at the Gweru Magistrates' Court yesterday facing witchcraft charges for threatening to 'bomb' a patient he had earlier treated because she h...

by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF official, cop ordered to pay $22,000

23 September 2014 | 1567 Views
BULAWAYO-BASED Zanu-PF official Joseph Bakuru Tayali and a Gweru cop an Assistant Inspector Kamutingondo have been ordered to compensate a Gweru man, Lloyd Garikai Ndangariro, for wrongful arrest over...

by Staff reporter

Death of Block and Payne big blow for Matabeleland water project

22 September 2014 | 1536 Views
THE death of two prominent Bulawayo activists Eric Bloch and Arnold Payne is a big blow to the success of the National Matabeleland Water Project (NMZWP) which successive governmen...

by Staff Reporter

Hospital operates without toilets

22 September 2014 | 991 Views
Tsholotsho District Hospital has for the past years been operating without toilets, Paul Chimedza, the Health and Child Care deputy minister, has been told. This came out during the deputy...

by Staff reporter

Businessman forced to take HIV test

22 September 2014 | 3346 Views
A PROMINENT Maphisa businessman in Kezi, Matabeleland South province, has indicated that he would file a lawsuit against the police for allegedly being forced to take HIV tests on three different occa...

by Staff reporter

Woman 'locks' husband's manhood

22 September 2014 | 3587 Views
A Victoria Falls woman last Friday told a magistrate that she hired a prophet to make her husband fail to sustain an erection each time he tried to sleep with a mistress.Faith Ndlovu (25) appe...

by Staff reporter

Headmaster flees 'abusive' wife

22 September 2014 | 2731 Views
A HEADMASTER at Keme Primary School in Plumtree left the court in stitches after alleging that he ran away from home because of his abusive wife. Dumalisile Moyo, 51, who claimed that Khetiwe...

by Lethokuhle Moyo

Beer loving policeman steals station money

22 September 2014 | 1803 Views
A POLICE officer based at Maboleni Base in Lower Gweru has been playing rich at the local business centre drinking beer regularly using money paid as fines by suspects. Constable Ishmael Dzimb...

by Timoth Makohliso
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