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Man rapes Grade 6 pupil in bush

23 June 2017 POLICE have launched a manhunt for a 36-year-old Harare man who would waylaid a Grade Six pupil from his neighbourhood on her way to school before raping her in the bush, a court heard.

Mugabe now target of jokes

23 June 2017 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe (pictured) became a butt of jokes after opening an Internet café in Mutare during his visit there last week.

Fraud cases on the increase

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWEANS are increasingly falling victim to fraud with police battling to contain the upsurge of scams whose monetary value is now hovering above $1 million, according to the latest police wanted list.

'Zim law doesn't criminalise trafficking'

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWE's laws do not criminalise the act of trafficking but only related elements such as abduction and assault, International Labour Organisation senior programmes officer Adolphus Chinomwe said.

'Corruption killing our economy'

23 June 2017 ZIMBABWE'S economic condition will not improve unless corruption, which has brought the country on the brink of collapse, is seriously dealt with, newly-elected Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ) president Paradza Paradza has said.

Who is a real hero?

23 June 2017 ZANU PF's decision not to grant the late Dickson Chingaira, aka Cde Chinx national, hero status yet again brings alive the debate on who truly deserves to be accorded the highest honour in the country after death.

Warriors out to shine

23 June 2017 AFTER the Warriors' failure in the last two editions of the Cosafa Castle Cup, Zimbabwe is hoping to go a step further this year.

Pokello humbled in war of words

13 June 2017 FORMER Big Brother Africa (BBA) contestant Pokello Nare was last weekend dressed down in a Facebook war, as her nude pictures resurfaced and her marriage to Ghanaian tailor Elikem Kumordzie was questioned.

'Polygamy saves me from women'

5 June 2017 MUSICIAN Taruvinga Manjokota aka Sugar Sugar believes his two wives are a blessing, saying they play the crucial role of saving him from contracting sexually-transmitted infections.

Nakamba in fitness battle

5 June 2017 WARRIORS star midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been handed a discrete fitness training programme by interim coach Norman Mapeza after the Vitesse Arnhem player showed signs of tiredness when joining camp.

Govt gets it right

5 June 2017 GOOD news is rare in Zimbabwe. The little that comes once in a while is worth celebrating.GOOD news is rare in Zimbabwe. The little that comes once in a while is worth celebrating.

'Weed out fake prophets'

5 June 2017 IT COULD soon become a criminal offence to falsely claim the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, if Harare East Zanu PF member of Parliament Terrence Mukupe (pictured) has his way.

Council workers make a killing from public toilets

5 June 2017 VENDORS and women in Harare have accused council employees of privatising public toilets in the central business district (CBD).

'Zanu PF will bring dead bodies for BVR'

5 June 2017 CORNERED Zanu PF will bring dead bodies to register for Biometric Voters Registration (BVR), the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC national youth assembly chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, has said.

Sex workers prey on school boys

5 June 2017 HIGH school boys are flocking to prostitutes were they use their allowances to pay for sex.

Mapeza pleased by Galatasaray reunion

28 May 2017 FC PLATINUM and Warriors interim coach Norman Mapeza says he is really honoured to be recognised among the best players to ever wear the shirt of Turkish giants Galatasaray.

Shamein dazzles in Mzansi

28 May 2017 A Durban-based Gokwe musician and dancer Shamein Chidhobhe (pictured)is making waves on the South African music scene where she is rubbing shoulders with a host of internationally-acclaimed artists.

Are we prepared for Ebola outbreak?

28 May 2017 HISTORY has shown us that as a country we are often caught flatfooted when disasters strike and there is therefore need for Zimbabweans to be worried and be on high alert after the virulent Ebola disease was detected in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Telecel back on the market

28 May 2017 TELECEL Zimbabwe is back on the market with new products offering to reclaim its market share after spending over 18 months on the periphery of the country's telecommunications industry.

High tea craze hits Zim

28 May 2017 A HIGH tea craze has swept through Zimbabwe, with upwardly mobile women taking the tea parties as empowerment platforms.

Headmaster jailed 2 years for fondling student

28 May 2017 A Headmaster at a college in Epworth who fondled an 11-year-old student because she had school fees arrears was awe-struck after he was slapped with a two years prison term.

'Talking' kombi stuns residents

28 May 2017 DUSTY, rusty and falling apart, an abandoned white commuter omnibus (kombi) at a popular fuel station along Bulawayo road in Harare has spawned a weird mystery tale.

Good news for depositors

12 May 2017 THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is set to review electronic transaction fees further downwards, in a move aimed at encouraging depositors to use plastic money in the face of a worsening liquidity crunch.

Club owners must not obstruct coaches

12 May 2017 THE Zimbabwe Football Association must ensure their affiliate - the Premier Soccer League (PSL) - does not allow club owners, as well as administrators, to interfere in the coaching affairs of the football clubs they run.

Varsity students indulge in 'semester marriages'

12 May 2017 TUDENTS' poverty at tertiary institutions has resulted in "semester marriages" which are entered into by students who want to cut costs by sharing living quarters and expenses.

Prophet to avail God's phone number

12 May 2017 IT IS total madness for Paul Sanyangore, a controversial "prophet" to promise his congregants God's phone number, Presbyterian preacher Obadiah Musindo has said.

Brother punishes sister by watching her naked

12 May 2017 A HARARE woman has complained of how her brother violated her privacy after he stormed into her room and starred at her naked while demanding gate keys.

Man fined $50 over 25c dagga

12 May 2017 A 31-year-old man has been slapped with a $50 fine for possession of a 25 cent dagga stub.

Musicians fail to maintain their children

12 May 2017 WITH the harsh economic environment prevailing in the country, a number of artistes have been dragged to courts of law and making headlines in media for failing to look after their children.

Match-fixing law on the cards

12 May 2017 ZIMBABWE will soon enact a law against match-fixing in local sport in order to stem the scourge that at one time threatened to destroy the country's football.

Poor form worries Madzivanyika

5 May 2017 AFTER five Castle Lager Premiership matches without a win, Harare City coach Mike Madzivanyika is concerned by his side's poor start in the 2017 season.

Byo artiste selected for 'Unified Women Project'

5 May 2017 NOMA Damasane better known in arts circles as Lady Tshawe has come first ahead of many talented young women who responded to the open call for female Zimbabwean scriptwriters in March.

NetOne reaches out to churches

5 May 2017 NETONE has shifted its focus to churches in an unprecedented effort to reclaim its pole position in the telecommunications sector.

Grace dances for Cde Chinx

5 May 2017 FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe left a gathered crowd at Dick Chingaira's handover ceremony eating from her palm after she danced for the revered musician who is battling ill health.

Let's celebrate our heroes while they live

5 May 2017 THE late national hero, Edgar Tekere once famously said he did not want anyone, let alone those from Zanu PF, "to speechify over his dead body", and we couldn't agree more.

Minister faces contempt of Parly charges

5 May 2017 THE minister for Women's Affairs Nyasha Chikwinya faces contempt of Parliament charges after she failed to comply with an order to issue a ministerial statement to correct the falsehoods she had presented regarding the recruitment of personnel for the proposed Women's Bank.

Father beds son's wife

5 May 2017 A HARARE man allegedly ended his marriage after discovering that his wife was having an affair with his father.

Healers embrace social media

5 May 2017 TRADITIONAL healers have not been left out of the World Wide Web as they have taken to the social media platform to perform their duties and fill in the void created by the absence of aunties and uncles in the family system.

Diamond Musica descends on Byo

28 April 2017 RHUMBA outfit Diamond Musica, currently riding high on their new single Diamond Fire, will perform at Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel tonight.

Zimbabwe to expand irrigation capacity: VP

28 April 2017 ZIMBABWE is moving to increase its irrigation capacity to at least 300 000 hectares as the country moves to capacitate recently-settled black farmers, the country's Vice President (VP) said.

Mugabe must sort out country's mess

28 April 2017 ZANU PF never ceases to amaze people. When the economy tumbles, it remains stone silent.

Mangwiro puts on brave face

28 April 2017 THERE is no panic at Triangle despite the side failing to win a single of their opening five matches to date in the 2017 Castle Lager Premiership coach Taurai Mangwiro has insisted.

Spirit Mediums preach peace

28 April 2017 MEDIUMS of the country's most revered spirits converged in Chikomba District recently for a thanks-giving ceremony for the good harvests the country has received as well as praying for peace in the country.

Gambling machines 'invade' ghettos

28 April 2017 OVER the years, gambling machines - popularly known as casinos in Zimbabwe - were a preserve for the rich and famous, who accessed these money-spinning machines in uptown clubs, but not anymore.

Mugabe a copycat - MDC youths

28 April 2017 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party are "thoughtless" copycats whose political survival hinges on stealing MDC ideas selling them to Zimbabweans albeit failing to put them into practice, opposition youths have claimed.

Sex workers give out business cards

28 April 2017 WITH the harsh economic environment engulfing the entire country, desperate commercial sex workers have designed innovative ways of marketing their work as they now give business cards to their clients.

Zanu PF must apologise to me - Mliswa

25 April 2017 OUTSPOKEN Norton Constituency MP Temba Mliswa has said Zanu PF must apologise to him for expelling him from the party based on personal vendettas that were being pushed by his foes in the ruling party.

Six human rights activists honoured

25 April 2017 GIRAFFE Heroes Zimbabwe (GHZ), a human rights watch organisation has honoured six human rights activists for their outstanding work in defending citizens' rights across the country.

Man, 85, rapes, suffers stroke

25 April 2017 A Plumtree blind octogenarian suffered a rare stroke soon after allegedly raping his maid's four-year-old daughter.

Hopley to have first clinic

25 April 2017 HARARE City Council (HCC), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to construct the first clinic in Hopley, HCC health services director Prosper Chonzi said.