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Mugabe warned on VP choice

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...Read more

Mugabe warned on VP choice

22 July 2014 | 5622 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 | 2028 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 | 1728 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 | 1733 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 | 1682 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 | 1204 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 | 3935 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 | 3980 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 | 1073 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 | 1900 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 | 1883 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 | 1892 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 | 761 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 | 1580 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 | 1727 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 | 1780 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 | 1996 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 | 1655 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 | 2293 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 | 2424 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 | 4139 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 | 2565 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 | 3058 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 | 1906 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 | 2104 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 | 1051 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 | 5758 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

Man killed over $5 debt

16 July 2014 | 1696 Views
A NKAYI man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for fatally striking his drinking mate with a log following a dispute over three chains and $5.Thokozani Moyo, 23, of Majoyi area appeare...

by Lindani Dube

Plumtree to install traffic lights

16 July 2014 | 1413 Views
PLUMTREE Municipality has embarked on a $90,000 project to install traffic lights in the border town to improve the safety of both motorists and pedestrians.Acting town secretary, Elvis Mapho...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Beitbridge border post to be revamped

15 July 2014 | 3319 Views
IMPROVING the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe is one of seven priority projects identified under the regional North-South Corridor scheme, which aims to improve the logistics...

by Nick Hedley and Pericle Anetos

Violent deaths; 'Our ancestors are sending a message'

15 July 2014 | 2296 Views
Residents of Gwanda attribute the continuous shedding of blood in the town through accidents and stabbing to angry ancestors in need of an urgent traditional appeasement ceremony. The small minin...

by Staff reporter

Chief Sivalo of Nkayi dies

14 July 2014 | 2346 Views
Chief Sivalo of Nkayi in Matabeleland North has died. ...

by Staff Reporter

Zanu-PF infighting sparks 'fist-fight'

14 July 2014 | 4012 Views
Zanu-PF infighting took a nasty turn in KweKwe on Sunday when two MPs were involved in a vicious public fist-fight at Amaveni shopping centre.The incident between the KweKwe central MP, Masang...

by Tichaona sibanda

Sand poachers causing serious environmental degradation in Tsholotsho

14 July 2014 | 1457 Views
Sand poachers and brick moulders are wreaking havoc in Tsholotsho causing serious environmental degradation with most parts of the Matabeleland North district slowly turning into gullies.Local...

by Makhosi Sibanda

Bulawayo-Beitbridge road to undergo major facelift

14 July 2014 | 2728 Views
THE Bulawayo-Beitbridge Road is set to undergo a major facelift under a regional initiative, North-South Corridor, targeting five roads in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.The rehabilitation woul...

by Staff Reporter

Mzingwane High teachers embarks on a go-slow

13 July 2014 | 2022 Views
MZINGWANE High School teachers in Esigodini have allegedly embarked on a go-slow protesting against the government's move to ban extra lessons and incentives.Some parents told Southern Eye tha...

by Staff reporter

Gwanda will soon have Robert Mugabe street

13 July 2014 | 1031 Views
IN a move set to be a first in Matabeleland South, a Gwanda councillor, Thulani Moyo, is working towards the conferment of the freedom of the town honours on the late Father Zimbabwe, Dr Joshua Mqabuk...

by Staff reporter

Man stabs cheating wife on the forehead

13 July 2014 | 2420 Views
A 38-YEAR-OLD Mangwe woman survived a knife attack by her husband for allegedly sneaking out at night to see a local headmaster while her man was at a neighbour's homestead watching a World Cup game....

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Chaos as man is found with women panties, snake

13 July 2014 | 2652 Views
IN a suspected act of witchcraft, a Gokwe man was found in possession of 13 women's panties and a black mamba during a cleansing ceremony after 13 women from Mubvumbi village under Chief Njelele in Go...

by Staff reporter

Tsunami over Ndebele paramount chieftaincy

13 July 2014 | 2035 Views
A BITTER wrangle has erupted within the Ndiweni family over the Ndebele paramount chieftaincy that was left vacant following the death of Chief Khayisa Ndiweni in 2010, Sunday News revealed.In...

by Thulani Ndlovu and Lungile Tshuma

Fly Africa conducts Zim demo flights

13 July 2014 | 1428 Views
LOW cost airline Fly Africa, yesterday conducted demonstration flights to meet Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe's regulations ahead of its inaugural flight between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg ...

by Roberta Katunga

Residents castigate Obert Mpofu over closure of supermarket

13 July 2014 | 3165 Views
Residents of Gwanda are up in arms against Transport and infrastructure Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu for unceremonially buying a building housing the town's oldest supermarket Macinn and cl...

by Staff Reporter

Villagers fined $400 for ill-treating a donkey

13 July 2014 | 1654 Views
FOUR villagers from Bulilima District have been fined $100 each for ill-treating a donkey.Dzawanda Dube (58), Tjengedzani Moyo (49), Jeffrey Ndlovu (55) and Tom Dube (43) penned a donkey for ...

by Staff Reporter

Biti tackles Jonathan Moyo

13 July 2014 | 3441 Views
MDC-T Renewal team leader Tendai Biti is expected to slug it out in the Supreme Court with Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister Jonathan Moyo who is still challenging his failed bid t...

by Staff Reporter

Timely boost for Roodeport disaster community

12 July 2014 | 2024 Views
The little communities of the otherwise quiet Jabulisa and Setshankwe villages of Nkayi North at the boundary with Gokwe South will never forget the 8th of March 2014. This is the day when 18 bodies ...

by Bhebhe Mandla

Crocodile attack: tourist dies in Lake Kariba

12 July 2014 | 2359 Views
A HARARE tourist Dermont Mackenie Bailey (69) was attacked and killed by a crocodile in Lake Kariba on Sunday afternoon.Bailey, who was in the company of his wife Jenifer (67), was anchoring h...

by Staff Reporter

Boy (13) in court for raping 3 girls

11 July 2014 | 2804 Views
Villagers from Mbalibali in Tsholotsho are threatening  to kill a 13-year-old boy arrested after allegedly raping  three school girls in a bush  on the same day in November last ...

by Staff reporter

SA bans Zimbabwean woman for 'overstaying'

11 July 2014 | 3966 Views
A GWANDA woman has been banned from entering South Africa for one year following a mistake by the neighbouring country's immigration officials who erroneously concluded that she had overstayed by fou...

by Staff reporter

Undressed intruder demands sex

11 July 2014 | 3817 Views
A DETE man has appeared at the Hwange Magistrates' Court facing allegations of entering into a 48-year-old woman's bedroom undressed and demanding sex.Bruce Mathema (23) of Bote township app...

by Staff reporter

Village head's wife mentions prophet's manhood in public

11 July 2014 | 3960 Views
A 57-YEAR-OLD Mangwe woman was yesterday ordered to pay $300 to a prophet she slandered by mentioning his manhood in public last month.Shepherd Ncube, 21, had dragged Olitha Phiri to court dem...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

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