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Biti prays for Mugabe to live longer

16 September 2016 PEOPLE'S Democratic Party (PDP) president, Tendai Biti says he is praying for President Robert Mugabe to live longer such that he witnesses how a new government can best run the country without using dictatorial means.

Man fined for bedding 14-year-old 'wife'

16 September 2016 A 22-year-old Marange man has been fined $300 or serve a six-month jail term for bedding his 14-year-old "wife".

Council, Zinara collaborate to recover debt

16 September 2016 HARARE City Council (HCC) has approached the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) on ways to recover traffic fines from motorists upon payment of vehicle licences.

You are next, so improve our jails

16 September 2016 FORMER Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairperson Temba Mliswa has mockingly said his former colleagues in the ruling party must improve prisons conditions as they will soon be joining other prisoners on corruption charges.

Partisan aid distribution on spotlight

9 September 2016 ZANU PF Member of Parliament (MP) for Hurungwe West Keith Guzah has been accused of partisan distribution of food by the Jestina Mukoko-led Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP).

Drama, fatigue in Glen View murder case

9 September 2016 FOR five years, Glen View residence waited anxiously, their road to justice was never short of drama and fatigue, but resulted in the conviction of three of the suspects on murder charges with actual intent on Tuesday.

Mugabe is a great liar: Mavhaire

9 September 2016 FORMER Zanu PF stalwart Dzikamai Mavhaire has savaged President Robert Mugabe, labelling him a great liar of all time.

Chinese firm pays workers with bricks

9 September 2016 MORE than 100 workers from Chinese building firm Golden Bricks who have gone for eight months without receiving their salaries are being paid in bricks.

Robbers stab cop

9 September 2016 TWO suspected robbers who allegedly stabbed a cop to evade arrest appeared in court this week.

Woman attacks detective with machete

9 September 2016 A 64-year-old Chimanimani woman who hacked a police detective with a machete to prevent him from arresting her son over six counts of robbery has been spared jail by a magistrate here.

Duo rape 4-year-old neighbour

9 September 2016 TWO Waterfalls men who waylaid their four-year-old neighbour before taking turns to rape her appeared in court this week.

Carl realises his dream

9 September 2016 WHAT started off as a dream for comedian Carl Joshua Ncube (pictured) is fast becoming a reality - being a world renowned comedian.

Zinwa slashes tariffs, open to negotiations

9 September 2016 THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) says it is open to further reductions of water tariffs after the body last year slashed fees by between 27 and 56 percent for various sectors.

'Warriors will shine'

9 September 2016 NETHERLANDS-based midfielder Marvellous Nakamba believes the current Warriors squad has the potential to be one of the best on the continent.

Council scared to evict n'anga

17 August 2016 A TRADITIONAL healer known as Mambo has given Harare City Council (HCC) sleepless nights as they are afraid to remove him from a shrine which he erected on council land.

Sex tourism rampant in Vic Falls

17 August 2016 VICTORIA Falls' sex tourism is on the rise as women travel from all over Europe in search of "black" men whom they say satisfy them sexually.

Mugabe's naughty boys

17 August 2016 EVERYWHERE they go, they attract attention, if it is not because of the entourage that follows them, it's the clothes and hairstyles they spot or simply because of their names.

Jobless Matobo youths flock to SA

17 August 2016 YOUTHS in Matobo Districts have bemoaned lack of employment opportunities which has resulted in extreme poverty levels, hence contemplating crossing into neighbouring South Africa.

Thank you, Mighty Warriors

17 August 2016 OUR Mighty Warriors lost all their games in the Rio Olympics, well, they were playing against teams way mightier than them, but in their loss they inscribed their place in history.

Zim banks on small grains amid hunger

17 August 2016 ZIMBABWE has turned to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (Fao) for assistance in helping farmers in the country's marginal areas focus more on producing small grains such as sorghum and millet to counter the risk of poor yields, lost income and hunger.

SA-based King S hopes for breakthrough

17 August 2016 SOUTH Africa-based Zimbabwean composer and singer Solomon "King S" Simbi, who in March this year released his second CD titled Dopiro Rerudo Volume 2, believes he will one day make his breakthrough in the tough but lucrative South African music market.

'Bona lost baby twins'

17 August 2016 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona Chikore, was pregnant with twins but lost them during the first year of her marriage, a situation which devastated the First Family and its in-laws, First Lady Grace Mugabe has revealed.

I'm now a vendor: Mujuru

17 August 2016 ZIMBABWE People First (ZPF) leader, Joice Mujuru says despite being a former vice president, she has now become an informal trader and she has also been affected by the ban on imports by government.

Associations divided over demolitions

17 August 2016 AS demolitions of illegal structures continue in Harare, residents are divided with some supporting Harare City Council (HCC) while others are adamant that demolitions are inhumane and unconstitutional.

When women tame the crocodile

17 August 2016 WHILE Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seen by many as a sophisticated and feared politician; a perception that has earned him the moniker Crocodile, two "simple" Zanu PF women's league officials seem to be hell-bent on exposing him as nothing more than a paper tiger.

Mahachi waiting to know fate

17 August 2016 ZIMBABWE international winger Kudakwashe Mahachi insists his future will be decided next week in time for the start of 2016/17 Absa Premiership season which kicks off this month.

Man sells 'abnormal chickens'

22 July 2016 A Harare man has caused a stir by selling an "abnormal and rare" chicken breed that is three times the size of a normal chicken found in Zimbabwe.

Project assists 4 000 survivors of GBV

22 July 2016 WOMEN who survive Gender-Based Violence (GBV), including sexual violence, in marginalised communities, often find themselves without recourse.

Harare will not do opaque beer

22 July 2016 HARARE City Council (HCC) has dumped the idea of reintroducing its opaque beer brands Rufaro Mhamba and Buffalo Lager citing stiff competition on the beer market.

Teen prophet tricks four females

22 July 2016 A 19-year-old self-proclaimed prophet has been slapped with a $200 fine for sending his four female clients on a fools' errand to wash their privates with holy water while he disappeared with their cell phones.

Sister stabbed over fork

22 July 2016 A DZIVARASEKWA woman allegedly stabbed her sister with a knife on the head following an argument over a fork.

Prophecy on US dollar

22 July 2016 APART from his 1957 prophecy that Zimbabwe would be led by a President with the name of an angel - Gabriel, leader of Johanne Masowe Vadzidzi Vajesu, Madzibaba Wimbo also predicted the adoption of the US$ by the country, his family has claimed.

VP Mphoko, unfit for leadership role

22 July 2016 IF RECENT moves by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko in which he is accused of facilitating the release of two suspects from a Harare police station, are anything to go by, then the country is in big trouble.

India seeks to boost local SMEs

22 July 2016 India said it is ready to assist local Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by modernising and equipping them with vital skills for increased production.

Model eyes Miss Tourism Universe title

22 July 2016 TWENTY-SIX-year-old model Sharon Rutsito has her eyes set on the Miss Tourism Universe title, set for Lebanon in September.

In pursuit of glory

22 July 2016 GLOBE-TROTTING, money and life under the spotlight are some of the factors that pose a wide range of health hazards for professional sportspersons.

84 killed by lorry in France

15 July 2016 At least 84 people have been killed, including more than 10 children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.

A new leader is born

15 July 2016 OVER the years, Zimbabweans have watched as their government has made martyrs out of ordinary folk, unwittingly giving life to potential revolutions as they brew.

Govt blasted for gross violation of human rights

15 July 2016 ZIMBABWE Human Rights Association (ZimRights) notes the terrible breakdown in the rule of law and gross violation of human rights in Zimbabwe fuelled by police details with the support of government.

Till operators charge commission on cash-backs

15 July 2016 SUPERMARKETS till operators in Zimbabwe are now exploiting on the cash shortages to line up their pockets by demanding kick-backs so as to process cash-outs to clients.

The day Chipanga met Joice Mujuru

15 July 2016 CONTROVERSIAL singer Hosiah Chipanga said when he met former Vice President Joice Mujuru she promised to hunt down her husband's killers.

Land baron sentence riles residents

15 July 2016 CALEDONIA Farm residents are mulling contesting a $250 fine imposed against a land baron who was convicted for swindling the desperate home seekers of over $170 000.

Anointed pens prophet lies?

15 July 2016 CONTROVERSIAL House of Grace International Church founder Sham Hungwe - who grabbed headlines in the media last year for selling "anointed pens" to students during examination time - had predicted an economic boom by this month in January but the situation is getting worse.

Let us collectively fight for change

15 July 2016 ZIMBABWEANS from all walks of life have to work together to make sure that future stay-aways/shutdowns are successful as these can finally bring the desired change.

China continues to dominate tobacco exports

15 July 2016 CHINA continues to dominate the country's tobacco exports, as the Asian country has so far purchased 20,2 million kilogrammes (kg) of the crop valued at $167,4 million for an average price of $8,11/kg.

Social connection exhibition opens

15 July 2016 House of Menka a new art enterprise has launched its debut exhibition titled Network Connected - The Science and Art of Social Connection.

Black Caps tour goes ahead

15 July 2016 THE New Zealand cricket team will continue with their scheduled tour of Zimbabwe despite a petition by a group of Kiwis to block their visit here.

Selling mice, big business

8 July 2016 FOR some Zimbabweans living in urban areas eating mice, insects or bugs is welcomed with feelings of aversion and disgust. Yet for their rural counterparts, their consumption, especially of mice during the period just after harvesting right through the winter season, is part of their staple diet.

Zim paralysed by stay-away

8 July 2016 On Wednesday there was a total "shutdown" of Zimbabwe as citizens decided to stay away from work and school in protest of the country's economic turmoil and social injustice.

Bogus nurse nabbed

8 July 2016 A BOGUS nurse who reportedly used fake educational qualifications to gain employment at Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) since 2012 appeared in court this week charged with fraud.