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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Zim's 'golden' girls

24 February 2017 THERE are so many things that can be said about the women behind the men in the country's presidium and the term "golden girls" fits into their stature.

Married man elopes with late brother's wife

24 February 2017 A Mzilikazi man stunned the court here when he openly declared that he dumped his wife of many years to cohabit with his late brother's wife who is also a businesswoman as she was "good in bed".

May the real children of war vets stand up?

24 February 2017 WAR veterans are getting fed up with people who are masquerading as their children and are going to have a meeting where every ex-combatant brings his offspring for vetting purposes.

Soldier torches ex's house

13 February 2017 A Kwekwe-based soldier has been thrown behind bars after he set his ex-girlfriend's house on fire, destroying property worth over $700.

Woman dumps baby in bush

13 February 2017 A CHINAMORA widow reportedly dumped a newly-born baby in a mine shaft after falling pregnant just after her husband had passed on.

Conman defrauds 10 people

13 February 2017 A 32-year-old suspected conman linked to a spat of frauds targeting people emerging from banks is on trial on 10 counts of fraud amounting to over $1 500.

N'anga dupes job seeker

6 February 2017 A Self-styled Highfield n'anga who duped a client of close to $5 000 after promising her a job within two days was slapped with 18 months' imprisonment.

'Bond notes increasing marriages'

6 February 2017 ZANU PF MPs have said the introduction of bond notes has resulted in the increase in marriages, making women more beautiful, as they can now afford to buy expensive skin lotion.

I enjoyed my holidays: Mugabe

6 February 2017 AT a time when civil servants are yet to get their 2016 bonuses and when the future, for ordinary Zimbabweans looks bleak due to an economic meltdown - President Robert Mugabe and his family are seemingly enjoying themselves - flying high, water skiing and enjoying choice cuisine.

Hubby demands sex after bashing wife

27 January 2017 A GLENVIEW man who forces himself on his wife after bashing her was dragged to Harare Civil Court this week. Caroline Moyo was applying for a protection order against her husband Shame Gatsi before Harare magistrate Yeukai Dzuda.

Daughter drags father to court over lost text books

27 January 2017 A Pumula South woman has dragged her father to court for failing to pay $90 for text books she lost at her former school.

Man burns brother's son in revenge

27 January 2017 AN ESIGODINI man who torched his brothers' son with a burning log all over the body in an act of revenge has been jailed.

Hubby bashes wife over mango

20 January 2017 A 48-year-old Chikanga man who publicly attacked his wife over a mango will be put on trial on physical abuse charges.

Soldier rapes minor, hides in wardrobe

20 January 2017 A SOLDIER based at One Commando had to duck into a wardrobe after his wife unexpectedly arrived home in the middle of a steamy sex romp with his teenage girlfriend.

Poverty worsens in rural schools

20 January 2017 THE harsh economic situation currently prevailing in the country has resulted in most parents failing to pay school fees for their children, leaving many schools in dire straits.

Man butchers wife over $1

7 January 2017 A HARARE man stabbed his wife and left her for dead, a day before New Year, following a dispute over $1 he intended to spend on beer, police confirmed.

Philanthropist assists over 300 orphans

7 January 2017 HUNDREDS of orphans in Bulilima East were treated to a massive New Year celebration when they were showered with various presents and groceries as part of propping up their welfare.

The story behind Glen View's 'State House'

7 January 2017 FORGET armed soldiers or any fancy cameras that characterise the State House - the residence of the First Family - the high density suburb of Glen View has its own "State House".

UZ students bring Christmas cheer to old people's home

3 January 2017 CHRISTMAS can be a lonely time for children in orphanages and the elderly in old people's homes.

Chipanga to sue over 'banned' album

2 January 2017 CONTROVERSIAL sungura artiste Hosiah Chipanga, pictured, is contemplating taking government to court over its blacklisting of his latest album - Gamba, which questions the mysterious death of liberation icon and former army general Solomon Mujuru.

Churches end 2016 in style

2 January 2017 AS 2016 finally comes to an end churches are cashing on this finality as they are running with different themes and phrases all meant to draw crowds.

Local rare frog found after 54 years of search

2 January 2017 ZIMBABWE has found a rare frog (Cave or sinkhole squeaker) which was last seen in 1962, long thought to have gone extinct.

Zim jail threatens life of pregnant women

2 December 2016 THREE pregnant women who are behind bars at Chikurubi Female Prison face a frightening delivery amid a shortage of emergency services with one ambulance operating in Mashonaland province.

Rapist claims he is already 'dead'

2 December 2016 A 52-year-old Tsholotsho man who raped and infected his nine-year-old cousin with HIV left the courtroom in stitches when he said he was "as good as dead" as he pleaded for a lesser sentence before regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.

Girl lied grandpa raped her

2 December 2016 A 16-year-old Waterfalls girl left the court in awe as she confessed that she had concocted rape accusations against her 66-year-old grandfather - with her boyfriend as he avoided taking responsibility for impregnating her.

Man sodomises year-old sister

18 November 2016 A MAN from Kuwadzana 6 in Harare reportedly sodomised his one-year-old half-sister who had been left in his custody by their father.