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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.

Govt's move a show of desperation

25 April 2017 WHILE the country thought it had seen and heard it all, government recently pulled another shocker, announcing that schools could accept goats as a form payment for tuition fees.

Health issues brought to Hifa

25 April 2017 THE United States, through its embassy in Harare, has partnered with the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) to showcase a tuberculosis film as well as musical and health infotainment in Harare's First Street.

Chaos rocks Mutare City

25 April 2017 FORMER Castle Lager Premiership side Mutare City Rovers bid for a quick return to the top flight were dealt a huge blow following the sacking of newly-appointed coaches Masimba Dinyero and Peter Masibhera.

Yadah target ZPC Kariba

10 April 2017 YADAH FC are hoping to build on their positive start to life in the top flight league when they host ZPC Kariba in a Castle Premiership match at the National Sports Stadium this afternoon.

Here comes 'King Satan'

10 April 2017 CHEGUTU-based musician Samson Nharara shocked many after adopting the most dreaded name on earth "King Satan" as his stage name.

Zim property sector remains depressed

10 April 2017 ONE of Zimbabwe's biggest property firms, Pearl Properties (Pearl), recorded a six percent revenue decline to $7,9 million in the full year to December 2016, as rental income and occupancy levels shrunk throughout the sector.

Teachers join 'madora' rush

10 April 2017 SOME have gone as far as suggesting that government should be flexible with staffing to allow teachers and civil servants in Matabeleland South time to harvest mopane worms (madora) which have this year come out in unusually high quantity.

Byo water supplies to last 7yrs

10 April 2017 THIS year's rainy season has provided enough hope for the City of Kings as the city fathers have indicated that the amount of water collected by the city's supply dams will last for about seven years.

Fake $20 note backfires for fraudsters

10 April 2017 A HARARE man is being charged with attempted murder after reportedly running over an airtime vendor following a dispute on fake a $20 note.

Mugabe 'death' pastor at it again

10 April 2017 VOCAL cleric Phillip Mugadza, who is always looking for creative ways to voice his frustrations at government, this time took his fishing line to a huge pothole in the middle of a street in Harare, showing the extent of damage on the country's roads.

Zim seeks international partnerships

1 April 2017 ZIMBABWE is seeking partnerships with multinational companies to boost its ailing parastatals and grow the economy, Industry minister Mike Bimha has said.

Let the games begin

1 April 2017 MEMORIES of CAPS United lifting the 2016 Castle Lager Premier Soccer League (PSL) trophy at Ascot Stadium right on the last day of the season still linger on like yesterday.

The writing on the wall

1 April 2017 A new exhibition explores the history of modern urban graffiti - from its roots in the inner cities of Philadelphia and New York, through to the present day global graffiti movement.

800 families face eviction

1 April 2017 MORE than 800 families at Kingsdale Farm in Norton are facing eviction after the owner went to the court seeking to eject them over purchase arrears.

Student creates constituency website

1 April 2017 MIDLANDS State University (MSU) student Tanaka Mhizha has created a website for Harare's Warren Park constituency to bridge the communication gap between residents and elected officials.

'Whip, strip naked lazy ministers'

1 April 2017 LAZY minsters must be undressed and beaten to death like donkeys as only corporal punishment will force them to work, a legislator has sensationally said.

MP's branded car touches raw nerves

1 April 2017 ONE does not need to look further than his several state-of-the-art personalised vehicles to establish that Gokwe Nembudziya Zanu PF legislator Justice Mayor Wadyajena loves style.

Fuel smuggling on the rise

26 March 2017 THE quantity of smuggled petrol and diesel, disguised as duty-free illuminating paraffin, surged almost 600 percent between 2009 and 2016, with illegal fuel imports from neighbouring Mozambique flooding the Zimbabwean market.

This nonsense must come to an end

26 March 2017 THE circus in Zanu PF never ends, and in as much it never cease to amaze, because of the depth of its insanity, it never improves the life of ordinary Zimbabweans who are wallowing in abject poverty.

Mokoomba launches album tonight

26 March 2017 ONE of Zimbabwe's youngest and world travelled band Mokoomba will launch their new album, Luyando today at Harare's Theatre In The Park.

Blow for Bosso

26 March 2017 HIGHLANDERS new signings Manuel Esono Obiang Buale from Equatorial Guinea and Tambwe Kalunga of DR Congo will have to wait a little longer before they can make their debuts.

Female prisoners plead for amnesty

26 March 2017 WOMEN in prison have appealed for amnesty, with one psychiatric inmate asking President Robert Mugabe to "get back to his senses" and order for their release.

Woman fined for pulling man's privates

26 March 2017 A 42-year-old Sakubva woman has been slapped with a $100 fine for pulling the privates of a man who protested her assault of his nine-year-old child.

Jealous man torches pregnant lovers' home

26 March 2017 A jealous Mutasa man has been caged for 36 months for torching his pregnant lovers' home on suspicion she was having an affair while carrying his child.

Magaya, TB Joshua prophet clash

26 March 2017 VISITING celebrity preacher John Chi's maiden two-day crusade in Harare has clashed with a three-day crusade of Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries which will take place just 40km away from Harare.

London attack: Five dead

23 March 2017 Five people have died and at least 40 were injured after an attacker drove a car along a pavement in Westminster, stabbed a policeman and was shot dead by police in the grounds of Parliament.

Ngezi out to overturn deficit

19 March 2017 NGEZI Platinum Stars coach Tonderai Ndiraya has revealed his charges are ready to overturn the deficit and progress to the final round when they face Angolan side CRD Libolo in the first round second leg tie at the National Sports Stadium tomorrow.

Zim moves to boost tourism receipts

19 March 2017 ZIMBABWE has set plans in motion to boost tourism receipts by scrapping visas for tourists. Immigration principal director Clemence Masango said visas tend to cripple the number of tourists who can visit the country.

Fungisai embraces 'church person' tag

19 March 2017 AFTER being on the receiving end of some fierce criticism by the public following revelations that she was not a "church person" early last year, musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave has convinced herself to embrace and promote the brand "church person."

Vendor casts spell on neighbour's daughter

19 March 2017 A HARARE vendor accused of casting a spell that caused her colleague's daughter to sustain a deformed face approached the Civil Court seeking a peace order this week.

Zim's first Chief Justice cremated

19 March 2017 SIR John Fieldsend's remains have been cremated and his family and friends attended a private ceremony yesterday to pay their respects to the first Zimbabwe Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Gukurahundi issue stirs emotions

19 March 2017 THE unresolved Gukurahundi atrocities issue stirred emotions here this week as it took centre stage at the proposed National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill public hearing.

'Chinese contractors plead for cheap sex'

19 March 2017 CHINESE employees who recently were refurbishing Victoria Falls International Airport had become synonymous with pleading for "cheap sex" from underage female sex workers.

Mugabe's two mysterious wrist watches

12 March 2017 President Robert Mugabe's ever-growing habit of wearing two wrist watches (circled on picture) has left many Zimbabweans wondering why the nonagenarian leader does that.

'Police treated like dogs'

8 March 2017 COMMISSIONER-GENERAL of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Augustine Chihuri has said the police force is being treated like dogs by most parastatals that use them to collect money for free.