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.

Man smuggles 50 cell phones

18 November 2016 A 23-year-old has been jailed 30 days after being nabbed trying to smuggle 50 cell phones into the country from Mozambique.

Zimbos dump 830 tonnes of faeces daily

18 November 2016 RURAL Zimbabweans are dumping 830 tonnes of faeces into the environment daily in open defecation, exposing the country to serious diarrhoeal disease outbreaks a water, sanitation and hygiene (Wash) expert has said.

Women plan nude demo, week of no sex

15 November 2016 WOMEN have threatened to hold a nude demonstration and abstain from sex for a week as they protest against the continued abuse of females by State security agencies.

Father elopes with daughter

15 November 2016 A 30-year-old Odzi man and his minor stepdaughter are on trial here over incest. The man from Nyamajura and his 15-year-old daughter are being tried by magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

Man loses wife to best friend

15 November 2016 AN estranged and jealous husband, who lost his wife to his best friend is now constantly demanding sex from his ex as a way to fix her, a Harare Civil Court heard this week.

Ndanga takes a dig at Zacc

4 November 2016 APOSTOLIC Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president Johannes Ndanga has taken aim at the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), challenging the body to do its work silently if it wants to remain relevant and effective.

US avails $42 000 to Bulawayo Gallery

4 November 2016 THE United States, through the State Department Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), is providing $42 000 to the Bulawayo National Gallery to enable the organisation to preserve and document Ndebele traditional art form of hut paintings and decorations.

Council employees forged certificates

24 October 2016 FOUR Harare City Council employees have been reported to the police after an audit revealed they had allegedly worked at the local authority with forged qualifications.

Zesn concerned over violence, vote buying in Norton

24 October 2016 ZIMBABWE Election Support Network (Zesn) a non-partisan group of 34 member organisations is concerned by continued reports of violence, intimidation and vote buying using food aid, residential stands and farming inputs in Norton ahead of the by-election scheduled for this weekend.

Chief attacks opposition

24 October 2016 THEIR propensity for stubbornness is beyond question but Chief Chivero insists he will compel his subjects to vote for the domesticated animal over an opposition politician as long as the donkey is donning Zanu PF colours.

Woman 'fixed' by hubby's lover

16 October 2016 J JILTED Harare woman this week dragged her husband's lover to court claiming she had used juju on her because she could not use the toilet for three weeks.

Chiefs, headmen support Moyo

16 October 2016 TRADITIONAL leaders here this week leapt to defence of under fire minister of Higher and Tertiary Education Jonathan Moyo who is facing serious fraud, money laundering and criminal abuse of office charges.

Villagers trap, loot food aid trucks

16 October 2016 VILLAGERS and farmers in remote districts of Zaka in Masvingo province have resorted to spilling oil on highways so trucks carrying donated food aid are involved in accidents after which they can steal the aid.

Another earthquake 'to hit Zim'

10 October 2016 A HARARE man has sensationally claimed that Zimbabwe will be hit by another earthquake between now and February next year.

Minister rants over bond notes

10 October 2016 GAFFE-prone minister of State for Provincial Affairs for Manicaland, Mandi Chimene has made a startling claim that bond notes were a sanctions busting measure.

Vendors live in fear

10 October 2016 AFTER the recent abduction of their friend Kudakwashe Kambakunje and burning of their market wares in September, a group of four young male vendors is living in fear after signs that they might be targeted, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association reports.

'Mtukudzi is like Mandela'

1 October 2016 PROMINENT music critic and academic Fred Zindi went into overdrive praising musician Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi at his album launch last week to the extent of likening him to South Africa's first black president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.

Thieves pounce on Borrowdale couple

1 October 2016 THE ring-leader of a suspected gang of thieves that pounced on a Borrowdale couple and looted property in a car they found at the residence before fleeing the scene appeared in court yesterday.

ZDA moves to stem silent killer

1 October 2016 THE Zimbabwe Diabetic Association (ZDA) is set to scale up prevention and enhance surveillance of diabetes by establishing diabetic pharmacies and clinics as thousands of Zimbabweans continue to die of the disease without even knowing it.

Security guards sleep in parks

23 September 2016 THEY are custodians of expensive company properties, but their personal welfare coupled with a tumbling economy, has pushed many security guards to live in recreational parks to cut on transport costs.

Streets turned into restaurants

23 September 2016 AS Zimbabwe's economic situation worsens, street corners in the capital have turned into restaurants, as hot meals and beverages get sold from pavements.

Homosexuals fail to access treatment

23 September 2016 CONSIDERED a key population group in the fight against HIV and Aids, homosexuals are still not receiving proper treatment in healthcare facilities.

Thieving boy drags captors to court

16 September 2016 A 12-year-old boy who was caught hiding two pork pies under his armpits while making his way out of a Savemore supermarket in Westlea, has dragged the shop officials to court for assaulting and pouring a flour mixture on him.

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.

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.

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.