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Striking Municipality of Gwanda workers have been issued with an order to suspend their industrial action and return to work immediately.An order issued by the Minister of Labour and Socia...Read more

Workers ordered to abandon strike

21 August 2014 | 162 Views
Striking Municipality of Gwanda workers have been issued with an order to suspend their industrial action and return to work immediately.An order issued by the Minister of Labour and Socia...

by Moyo Roy

MDC-T official lashes at Mugabe ally, backs ex-Zipra fighters

21 August 2014 | 1928 Views
MDC-T Matabeleland South senior official Jerow Habvane has lashed out at President Robert Mugabe's deputy chief secretary Ray Ndhlukula for seeking to forcibly take over Centenary Farm in Figtree....

by Staff reporetr

Teenager hangs himself over lost calf

21 August 2014 | 2085 Views
A HEADLANDS teenager hanged himself last week after he was scolded by his grandfather for losing a calf.Manicaland police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Luxson Chananda confirmed the inciden...

by Staff Reporter

Mutsvangwa 'to be disciplined over Mujuru and Mutasa'

21 August 2014 | 3358 Views
DEPUTY Foreign Affairs Minister Christopher Mutsvangwa faces disciplinary action for his vicious attack on Vice-President Joice Mujuru and her key ally Didymus Mutasa, the party's national spokesman s...

by Staff Reporter

Cable thief fried to death by 66 000 volt power line

20 August 2014 | 2377 Views
A suspected copper cable thief was electrocuted by a 66 000 volt power cable in Bulawayo this morning.The man's body was fried into a brittle state by the high voltage line that supplies the w...

by Staff Reporter

Shona songs row, man loses teeth

20 August 2014 | 2921 Views
AN argument over Shona songs that were being played at a drinking spot in Victoria Falls cost an imbiber three of his front teeth, a magistrate was told yesterday.Talent Nyathi (27) was co...

by Staff reporter

'HIV+' boy, 16, rapes Grade 4 pupil

20 August 2014 | 1784 Views
A 16-YEAR-OLD Nkayi boy who is alleged to be HIV positive, allegedly raped a Grade Four pupil for turning down his love proposal, a court heard.The boy (name withheld), found the girl fetchin...

by Thandeka Moyo

Man scalds daughter, 18 months, with boiling water

20 August 2014 | 1510 Views
POLICE have arrested a man in Lower Gweru for allegedly killing his 18 month old baby girl by pouring hot water on her because she could not walk.Golden Madzivire, 31, from Matina Village, He...

by Timoth Makohliso

Mzingwane High headmaster accused of running down the school

19 August 2014 | 3062 Views
MZINGWANE High School headmaster Moroka Magaya was at the weekend grilled by parents who accused him of running down the school.The parents convened a meeting with the school's authorities on ...

by Staff reporter

War vets protest farm seizure

19 August 2014 | 2047 Views
Former Zipra fighters yesterday waded into the Figtree farm dispute pitting commercial farmer David Connolly and deputy chief secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Ray Ndhlukula aft...

by Staff reporter

SADC signs Protocol on Trade and Services

18 August 2014 | 917 Views
SADC Heads of State and Government attending the regional summit in Victoria Falls have signed the Protocol on Trade and Services.SADC Chairperson, President Robert Mugabe led other regional ...

by Staff Reporter

SADC Summit ends in Victoria Falls

18 August 2014 | 978 Views
The 34th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government has ended in Victoria Falls, with the Chairperson of the bloc, President Robert Mugabe, giving closing remarks.Cde Mugabe said they have h...

by Staff Reporter

Give academics hero status, government told

18 August 2014 | 2171 Views
PLUMTREE- Government has been urged to confer hero status to academics who have contributed to the country's academic development through their accomplished achievements.Addressing mourner...

by Hangoyapalala Wa Tjibundule

Prophet impregnates 8

18 August 2014 | 4441 Views
AN unmarried junior prophet with an apostolic sect in Insuza, Matabeleland North who is being accused of impregnating a teenage girl seems to have a penchant for sex after seven other women from his c...

by Staff reporter

Gukurahundi massacre victims remembered in SA

18 August 2014 | 1828 Views
ZIMBABWEANS in South Africa last Saturday remembered the victims of the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres in Matabeleland and the Midlands provinces.The commemoration was organised by a Johannes...

by Staff reporter

Rival suitor knifed to death

19 August 2014 | 1894 Views
A 37-year-old man from Mathetshaneni village in Nkayi allegedly knifed his cousin to death last week after he found him being intimate with his wife.Mfanelo Maphosa (30) was allegedly butcher...

by Staff reporter

Woman abandons her eight-month-old baby for Facebook lover

18 August 2014 | 2602 Views
A Hwange woman who abandoned her eight-month-old baby for more than a year after she started dating a man she met through Facebook was on Friday sentenced to three months in jail.Nkosiphile Lu...

by Staff Reporter

Court bid to halt Ndiweni chief installation

17 August 2014 | 1638 Views
THE wrangle over the Ndebele chieftaincy that was left vacant following the death of Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2010 continues to divide the Ndiweni family after the eldest son filed summons at the High...

by Thulani Ndlovu

Woman, injiva in property wrangle

17 August 2014 | 1497 Views
HELL hath no fury like a woman scorned.This English adage aptly sums up a legal storm which is brewing between an estranged Zion Church Leader, Bishop David Peresu's daughter and her South Afr...

by Munyaradzi Musiiwa

Woman threatens to kill tsikamutanda over 'her' goblin

17 August 2014 | 1880 Views
A 40-year-old Gokwe woman left villagers' in shock when she used a machete to scare away a traditional healer popularly known as tsikamutanda who had been hired to kill a goblin which was allegedly to...

by Lungile Tshuma

Matabeleland South women secures gold mining claims

17 August 2014 | 1642 Views
A WOMEN'S mining organisation, United Women Miners Association (UWMA), has secured more than 90 gold mining claims in Matabeleland South through standard tributes agreements.Seven hundred of its membe...

by Staff Reporter

New registry sub office for Tshelanyemba

17 August 2014 | 1013 Views
TSHELANYEMBA area in Matobo district now has a new registry sub office following years of operating without the essential office.The sub-office was officially opened and handed over by the S...

by Robin Muchetu

MDC-T MP arrested for importing over 800 radios in 2010

16 August 2014 | 1242 Views
Former Deputy Local Government minister and MDC-T MP for Gweru, Sessil Zvidzai, has been arrested and formally charged for unlawfully importing over 800 wind-up radio stations in 2010. Today the M...

by Staff reporter

Man assaulted by his friends for refusing to buy beer

16 August 2014 | 755 Views
TWO brick layers in Hertfordshire in Gweru were yesterday each sentenced to perform 210 hours of community service by a local magistrate for assaulting their friend after he refused to buy them be...

by Staff reporter

Body retrieved from Ncema dam

16 August 2014 | 2783 Views
Police have finally recovered the body of an 18-year-old man who drowned in one of Bulawayo's water supply Dams, Ncema on Thursday while swimming with a friend.The body was pulled from the dam...

by Moyo Roy

French tourists snatch handbag in Zimbabwe

15 August 2014 | 5512 Views
A FRENCH couple has been locked up in Victoria Falls after allegedly breaking into a car and stealing a handbag with cash and a cellphone to raise money for air tickets back home.David Ernie K...

by Staff reporter

3 cops die in road accident

15 August 2014 | 4944 Views
Three police officers and a civilian, travelling to Gweru, died on Wednesday evening when their car collided with a haulage truck, killing them all on the spot, police have said.National ...

by Staff reporter

Jealous client breaks prostitute's leg

15 August 2014 | 3081 Views
A 27-year-old man was yesterday arraigned before a Gweru magistrate for allegedly assaulting a prostitute and breaking her leg for drinking beer and dancing with another man.Peterson James of ...

by Staff reporter

Shortage of teachers contributes to poor results in Mat South

14 August 2014 | 1014 Views
THE acute shortage of qualified teachers has been cited as a contributing factor to the poor performance of schools in Matabeleland south province.  Matabeleland province is still reelin...

by Staff reporter

Goblins go after teachers

14 August 2014 | 2672 Views
TEACHERS from Masincedisane Vocational Training Centre in Singongombe area in Nkayi under Chief, Sikobokobo, last week threatened to desert their place of work in fear of suspected goblins that were ...

by Staff reporter

City of Gweru engages debt collectors

14 August 2014 | 721 Views
The Gweru City Council has engaged debt collectors in an effort to recover over $25 million owed by defaulting ratepayers. The debt comes at a time the city owes more than $24 million to h...

by Staff reporter

Teachers pelted by mysterious stones

13 August 2014 | 1553 Views
Musita Primary School in Gokwe's Nemangwe area has been left deserted after teachers fled their houses claiming they are being pelted with stones by some invisible beings.The mysterious peltin...

by Staff reporter

Gwanda graves 'too small'

13 August 2014 | 1112 Views
VAULTS at Gwanda's Mt Cazalet Cemetery are reportedly too small for modern coffins amid reports mourners have on several occasions delayed burying their loved ones because of the problem.Resid...

by Staff reporter

Man assaults uncle over witchcraft

13 August 2014 | 1535 Views
A MAN from Chenga village in Binga, who seriously assaulted his uncle with a stick accusing him of witchcraft, was slapped with an effective four-month jail term on Friday.Shupani Muleya (23)...

by Staff reporter

Zanu-PF MP 'assaults' Mnangagwa's ally

13 August 2014 | 2141 Views
ZANU-PF Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo has been accused of assaulting the party's secretary for security for Kushinga District in the Midlands city Sabikwa Marko Msipa for allegedly s...

by Nduduzo Tshuma

'I will never lose any election,' says Obert Mpofu

12 August 2014 | 2514 Views
Umguza member of parliament, who is also Transport and Infrastructural Development minister, Obert Mpofu says he will never lose any election in Matabeleland North as he has endeared himself to people...

by Staff reporter

Soccer fans killed in crash

11 August 2014 | 3710 Views
TWO soccer fans died on the spot yesterday while another two were seriously injured 30km from Victoria Falls on the Bulawayo Highway after the driver of a truck they were travelling in lost control an...

by Staff reporter

4 injured in plane crash

11 August 2014 | 2229 Views
TWO Australian tourists and a German pilot escaped with some injuries after their Cessna plane crashed near Lupinyu Business Centre soon after take-off from Victoria Falls International Airport yester...

by Staff reporter

Rapist attacks 4-year-old after her mum flees from his attack

09 August 2014 | 2305 Views
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from Bulilima District was raped after her mother fled from a man who wanted to rape her leaving her behind.The infant's mother was attacked by a neighbour, Butholezwe...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Headmaster writes exam for three teachers

08 August 2014 | 2904 Views
Three teachers from Mhumha Primary School in Gokwe who claimed that their headmaster had written O-level Mathematics examination on their behalf found themselves in trouble when they "twisted" facts i...

by Staff reporter

Landlady bites lodger's breast in electricity bill row

08 August 2014 | 1878 Views
A MUM of two nearly lost a breast after her caretaker landlady bit her in a fight over an unpaid Zesa bill.Thandeka Ndlovu, 25, of Chinotimba was treated and discharged at Victoria Falls Hospi...

by Leonard Ncube

Zanu-PF tribalists cost me election says Mohadi

08 August 2014 | 2456 Views
Beitbridge Senator Tambudzazni Mohadi yesterday accused Zanu-PF women's league in Matabeleland South of side-lining her because she is Venda.Sen Mohadi, who is the wife of Home Affairs Min...

by Staff Reporter

Woman fatally jumps off moving vehicle on learning mother-in-law is in town

08 August 2014 | 5647 Views
The family of a woman, who fatally jumped off a moving Hilux single cab after learning about her mother-in-law's surprise visit from South Africa, on Thursday dragged the in-laws to court, claiming th...

by Staff Reporter

Dabengwa vows to fight for his farm

07 August 2014 | 4518 Views
ZAPU leader Dumiso Dabengwa has described the invasion of his Rudy farm in Nyamandlovu by Zanu-PF supporters as 'provocative', warning that he's prepared to defend his land.Dabengwa, a former ...

by Tichaona Sibanda

Abbigail Muleya's encounter with Obama - Video

07 August 2014 | 1648 Views
Abbigal Muleya's journey to America that started with a bus ride from Binga to Harare became United States President Barack Obama's anecdote of determination when he addressed 500 Washington Fellows ...

by Staff reporter

Rapist weeps after 20-year sentence

06 August 2014 | 3356 Views
A 34-year-old Nkayi man yesterday wept uncontrollably after a regional magistrate sentenced him to 20 years in prison for raping a minor.Prosper Mnkandla from Dimpamiwa area in Nkayi was c...

by Staff reporter

New magistrates' courts for Vic falls, Binga, Nkayi

05 August 2014 | 2097 Views
VICTORIA FALLS, Binga and Nkayi are set to have proper magistrates' courts after the Denmark government through the Danish International Development Agency (Danida) provided funds to the Judicial Ser...

by Staff Reporter

Gwanda gets pre-paid electricity meters

05 August 2014 | 994 Views
ZESA Holdings has begun installing pre-paid electricity meters in Spitzkop high-density suburb in Gwanda in a project set to take two weeks.The power utility announced its programme through a ...

by Staff Reporter

Top Mugabe aide defies court, occupies Figtree farm

04 August 2014 | 8632 Views
Deputy presidential secretary, Dr Ray Ndhlukula, has taken over Centenary Farm in Figtree, Matebeleland South despite a High Court order barring him from doing so.Ndhlukula has been trying to ...

by Nomalanga Moyo

Man (28) in trouble for selling Viagra

04 August 2014 | 3657 Views
A Hwange man, 28, was on Friday sentenced to perform 140 hours of community service for selling illegal sex enhancement tablets in the mining town's night clubs and bars.Absalom Banda of Madum...

by Staff Reporter

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