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Varsity students live in the bush

24 July 2015 SOME students from Solusi University have abandoned school and joined church fanatics who are preparing themselves for Jesus Christ's return.

Weaves pose health risk

17 July 2015 FASHIONABLE Brazilian and Peruvian hair outfits which rank among the shopping sheets of the Zimbabwean A-list women, could affect children of those that wear such weaves, a leading medical doctor has warned.

'Gym' in graveyard

10 July 2015 FITNESS freaks have invaded graveyards around Harare as they exercise early in the morning among the dead apparently unconcerned with the horror that has long been associated with cemeteries.

Mukanya misses Zim

3 July 2015 UNITED States of America-based Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo, who has not set foot in Zimbabwe since 2008, regrets celebrating his 70th birthday away from his homeland. The music icon turned 70 yesterday at his home in Oregon away from his Zimbabwean fans.

Sex workers brave cold weather

26 June 2015 IT is 10pm and eerily dark, many are tucked under the covers in the warmth of their homes while some are probably sitting in front of a heater or gathering around a fire, but not for these skimpily dressed women who roam the streets of Harare selling their bodies.

Zim man turns into a woman

19 June 2015 SHE once was a man, now Tatelicious Karigambe is a woman. A successful surgery performed in India and the United States of America enabled her to live her dream as a complete woman. Meet Zimbabwe's own transgender, Tatelicious, who used to be known as Tatenda Karigambe.

Youths drink corpses' fluid

12 June 2015 ZIMBABWE'S constituency of drug addicts is swelling as most have taken their abuse a notch higher by getting intoxicated with embalming fluid and powders, used for preserving dead bodies.

Goblins for sale

5 June 2015 AS Zimbabweans struggle to find ways of making money in an ailing economy, self-proclaimed healers and herbalists are promising to bring wealth to people using what has become known as 'short boys'.

Doctors turn to prophets

29 May 2015 SOME medical doctors in Zimbabwe are referring patients with complicated illnesses to popular churches such as Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) and United Family International Church (UFIC) for divine healing.

Church disowns 'vampire killer'

22 May 2015 THE Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) has disowned a 26-year-old self-confessed "vampire rapist" Alois Nduna, who claimed in court last week he was a member of the fast-growing church.

School closed over Satanism

8 May 2015 A SCHOOL in Chikomba District has been shut down after hundreds of parents protested and withdrew their children over accusations that one of the teachers was allegedly practicing Satanism.

Angel shows-off riches

1 May 2015 SPIRIT Embassy leader Uebert Angel, a man who does not shy away from controversy, has stirred debate over his flashy lifestyle, which he ostentatiously splashes on social media, including a fleet of cars, a private jet and family holidays.

Riches are not a sin, says Magaya

17 April 2015 WALTER Magaya, founder of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) - has revealed that he shares what his church gets from God including resources with the poor and the disadvantaged in society.

Stripping a hit in nightclubs

10 April 2015 A FEW years ago, Zimbabwean men would go to neighbouring countries like South Africa and Swaziland for female strip tease shows.

Tuku's chaotic love life

3 April 2015 DAISY, the wife of Zimbabwe music legend Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, claims in a just-released book titled Tuku Backstage that she continues to receive calls from women who claim to be lovers of her husband.

Attempt on Magaya's life

27 March 2015 PROPHETIC Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya's life is reportedly under threat following revelations that one of his cars' brakes were tampered with while 14 ladies are said to have been paid to press adultery charges against him.

Co-pilot 'deliberately' crashed Germanwings plane

26 March 2015 PARIS - Audio from the mangled voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 9525 reveals the captain was locked out of the cockpit while the co-pilot appeared to make a deliberate attempt to destroy the plane, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday.

Gumbura woes mount

20 March 2015 WOES continue to mount for incarcerated rapist Robert Martin Gumbura following claims by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa this week that he masterminded the riots that took place at Chikurubi Maximum Prison last Friday.

Fears of cholera epidemic mount

13 March 2015 DESPITE assurances by authorities that the country is not facing an imminent cholera epidemic, government faces a mammoth battle to convince sceptical Zimbabweans that the horror of 2008 when more than 4 000 people died from the preventable disease is not about to be repeated.

Mugabe reveals his secrets

6 March 2015 THANKS to Zanu PF's escalating internecine factional and succession infighting, Zimbabweans are learning more and more about the private life of their leader, as President Robert Mugabe and his close lieutenants work hard to achieve the twin objectives of winning the ruling party's propaganda wars.

Inside Chiyangwa's head

27 February 2015 FLAMBOYANT businessman and Zanu PF Central Committee member, Phillip Chiyangwa, is not a man who sails far away from controversy.

New twist to Angel saga

20 February 2015 CHARISMATIC Spirit Embassy preacher - Uebert Angel - who has been issued with a warrant of arrest in an alleged fraud case involving a luxury car - will not come back to Zimbabwe, his lawyers have said.

Leave me alone: Magaya

13 February 2015 WALTER Magaya - leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries says he is not losing sleep over attacks by apostolic groups following the publication of his controversial book which has brewed a storm.

100pc Grade 7 pass rate brews storm

30 January 2015 ZIMBABWE School Examinations Council (Zimsec)'s recently-announced Grade Seven results in which 40 primary schools scored a 100 percent pass rate has brewed a storm with some questioning the criteria used while some applauded teachers for the sterling work.

$8 for bus accident survivors

23 January 2015 INJURED survivors of the Harare-Nyamapanda highway horror bus crash, who are receiving treatment at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, are crying foul after they were reportedly given $8 each by one of the bus companies involved in the collision.

Dokora slams teacher recruitment

16 January 2015 A recruitment anomaly in the education sector is affecting the quality of education as holders of non-teaching degrees get employed while qualified teachers fail to get teaching posts.

Schools opening: Uniform price war erupts

9 January 2015 STREET vendors selling school uniforms have invaded the central business district where they are offering them at half the price charged by big retail shops that specialise in schoolwear.

Minister Mpofu's Allied Bank collapses

9 January 2015 DISTRESSED Allied Bank, owned by Transport minister Obert Mpofu, has voluntarily surrendered its banking licence to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).

Parliament opens without Zvoma

9 January 2015 THE Parliament of Zimbabwe will resume sitting on January 27 after a long break since December 20 last year.

Magaya blames enemies for worshipers' deaths

30 December 2014 WALTER Magaya, leader of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries, has blamed his enemies for causing deaths in his church to create an impression that he is practising rituals.

Mixed feelings over Mnangagwa appointment

30 December 2014 THE elevation of Emmerson Mnangagwa to first Vice-President of Zimbabwe has excited some communities in the Midlands province who hope his appointment to such a senior position in would help revive their collapsing industries.

VP Mphoko faces uphill task to please Matabeleland

30 December 2014 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe surprised many in the Matabeleland region when he recently appointed to the second vice presidency post, career diplomat Phelekezela Mphoko.

Scramble for Form 1 places

13 December 2014 MOST elite secondary schools around the country are no longer accepting students for Form 1 as vacancies were filled within a week of results being announced.

'MPs demand Chinamasa's attendance'

13 December 2014 MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) have demanded that the minister of Finance Patrick Chinamasa participate in their post-budget seminars so as to understand the critical issues that he might have not addressed in his National Budget statement.

Ministry warns of falling maize yields

13 December 2014 MINISTRY of Environment, Water and Climate has warned Zimbabweans of plummeting maize yields in the coming years as the effects of climate change on the country's rainfall patterns continue.

Artistes bootlick Grace Mugabe

13 December 2014 PRAISE-SINGING is part of African Culture meant for royalty and paramount chiefs.

Feasting at Zanu PF Congress

10 December 2014 THE over 12 000 delegates attending this year's Zanu PF congress will be feasting on 110 beasts, 80 of which were provided by the provinces and 30 by the First Family.

'Too many roadblocks put tourists off'

10 December 2014 TOO many police roadblocks mounted along the Harare-Mutare road are contributing to the decline of tourist arrivals in Manicaland as they feel harassed, a Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) report has revealed.

Mnangagwa, Mphoko appointed VPs

10 December 2014 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has appointed Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and career diplomat Phekezeleka Mphoko as vice presidents.

Where is Zifa taking us?

10 December 2014 IT'S now almost a year after Cuthbert Dube was re-elected as Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president but there is no hope that the country's most beautiful game will resurrect.

Magaya deaths: Relatives demand answers

3 December 2014 RELATIVES of worshippers who died at the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) crusade in Kwekwe last week, are demanding answers from the church's founder - Walter Magaya and the police.

'Mugabe must attend Parly'

3 December 2014 SETTLEMENT Chikwinya, MDC legislator for Mbizo constituency, has said President Robert Mugabe must regularly attend Parliament to answer MPs' questions and address pressing issues.

'Mugabe in overdrive to establish dynasty'

3 December 2014 THE recent purge of officials in President Robert Mugabe's party shows the ageing leader is in overdrive to establish a dynasty, political and social commentators have said.

Licensed vendors blast Grace Mugabe

3 December 2014 LICENSED vendors in Masvingo Central Business District (CBD) have lambasted First Lady Grace Mugabe's recent order for city and government authorities to stop harassing illegal vendors.

Axed provincial bigwigs remain legislators

3 December 2014 JACOB Mudenda, Speaker of the National Assembly, says suspended Zanu PF provincial leaders remain as Members of Parliament.

Grace goes vulgar

21 November 2014 JUST like a Tsunami, First Lady Grace Mugabe has left a trail of destruction since she plunged into politics, shooting from the hip and spewing bile at her foes, in particular Vice President Joice Mujuru.

Zimdancehall risks ban

14 November 2014 CHAOTIC and riotous scenes which brought the Sting 2014 clash to an abrupt end at the City Sports Centre last week, have brought the spotlight on the genre which risks a ban as pressure mounts on authorities to act.

Mental patients stage demo

7 November 2014 THERE was drama at Ngomahuru psychiatric referral hospital this week when mentally ill patients staged a protest over deteriorating living conditions and violation of their rights.

Ghosts wreak havoc

3 November 2014 AS demand for housing mounts in Masvingo, some residents who bought housing stands just close to Jairosi Jiri cemetery are having sleepless nights as a "ghost" harasses them throughout the night.

Sex coffee hits streets

17 October 2014 LINING up the streets with babies carefully secured on their backs, the women and a few men can be seen holding green and red sachets which they flash to passer-byes.