Girl attempts suicide over prophet

23 September 2016 A SELF-styled Kuwadzana prophet reportedly molested a 15-year-old girl at his residence after convincing her that he wanted to conduct "deliverance sessions", a court heard this week.

66-year-old granny convicted of fraud

23 September 2016 A 66-year-old granny has been slapped with a six-month jail term following her conviction on two counts of fraud.

Magistrate rebukes man for dating old woman

23 September 2016 A Cowdray Park man who severely assaulted his elderly girlfriend after he found her in their house with another man has been ordered to look for a woman of his age and stop the habit of fighting for "sugar mummies".

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.

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.

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.

Grace goes biblical

19 June 2016 IT WAS a rare sight last week as First Lady Grace Mugabe turned into a preacher, teaching about God's healing power, presenting a totally different side from what the public had become accustomed to.

Doctors, medical societies tiff deepens

19 June 2016 PRIVATE doctors have resolved to reject all medical aid cards, starting July 1, as the payment stand-off between the doctors, medical aid societies and government intensifies.

'We are on track to end paediatric Aids'

10 June 2016 ZIMBABWE has joined the battle to end pediatric Aids by 2020, with the country expediting efforts to reduce the rate of mother to child transmission of the HIV virus.

Harare keen to bring back 'mugojo'

20 May 2016 HARARE City Council is proposing to resuscitate beer brands owned by the local authority, in a bid to tap into one of its cash cows.

Political slogans common in Parly

20 May 2016 POLITICAL party slogans have become the order of the day in the House of Assembly as politics continue to divide the house and stall progress.

Mugabe's puppet goes viral

16 May 2016 A SATIRICAL video of Africa's long serving leaders has gone viral on social media where puppets of presidents, including our own Robert Mugabe sing their own version of the Zambain Roberto's Ama Rulah hit track.

MPs beg for foreign trips

16 May 2016 ZANU PF MPs have asked non-governmental organisations to take them on foreign trips so they learn how other countries have gone around the issue of devolution of power.

Govt fails to pay Psmas contributions

8 May 2016 GOVERNMENT is not remitting civil servants contributions to Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas) putting its workers and private subscribers at risk.

Joy for stunting children in Mutasa

13 April 2016 Zimbabwe, like most southern African States, is in a food crisis and hundreds of families, mostly in rural areas, hardly have food to eat while some are surviving on one meal a day.

Teachers forced to pay for independence festivities

1 April 2016 TEACHERS in Mvurwi are reportedly being forced to sponsor the national Independence Day celebrations due next month.

96-year-old kills neighbour

13 March 2016 A 96-year-old man has been caged nine years for shooting and killing a neighbour for ploughing what he claims was a way to his family's grave yard.

'Rich women chase husbands away'

13 March 2016 FAMILY therapist Lucia Gunguwo says affluent women are flocking to her Harare Samora Machel therapy in search of men after chasing away their husbands through their pursuit for education and a career.

Resist demolitions, residents told

1 March 2016 RESIDENTS have been urged to resist future demolitions or simply sue government or the local authority for destroying their properties.

Migrants from Harare cause havoc in Domboshawa

20 February 2016 PEOPLE from Harare are migrating to nearby Domboshawa in droves as they run away from the high costs of living in the city, causing havoc in the area.

Controversy over Lacoste brand

20 February 2016 LACOSTE, a top French clothing and accessory label, has become the centre of political play in a fierce race to succeed President Robert Mugabe.

Youth gambling a hit in ghettos

15 February 2016 TAIZIA Rukuru (not real name) is just 12 years old but at that tender age he has already made a name for himself in gambling circles.

Touts parade coffins on busy city streets

29 January 2016 THE whistling of touts coupled by screeching car tires, engines revving and car horns hooting engulf the air as traffic comes to a standstill as kombi operators send off a departed colleague.

Zim receives funds to curb HIV/Aids

8 December 2015 ZIMBABWE is set to get receive additional funding from the United States President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar), to begin implementing the new WHO guidelines, amid concerns that discrimination of key populations was going to jeopardise efforts to combat Aids by 2030.

Dream of a female President in Zim

8 December 2015 WHEN Joice Mujuru became the first woman Vice President of Zimbabwe, she became a shining example and beacon of hope for many Zimbabwean women who thought finally they would have a female president in the country.

Politicians introduce children into politics

8 December 2015 TOP political figures in Zanu PF have started drawing their children into politics as they struggle for power and posts in a development that observers say mark the emergence of dynastic politics in the country.

Mugabe mimics Mnangagwa

27 November 2015 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe (pictured) left Zanu PF supporters in stiches after he mimicked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's sharp pitched slogan "pasi nemhandu" (down with traitors) slogan in Gweru last weekend.

HCC builds houses in graveyard

27 November 2015 FAMILY members and relatives of the deceased buried in Budiriro Four will be surprised to see a flourishing residential site on top of what was once a farm graveyard when they visit to pay their respects to their departed loved ones left to rest in eternal peace.

MPs gang up against 'looters'

27 November 2015 LAST week's debates in the National Assembly witnessed MPs from across the political divide demanding the arrest of Health minister David Parirenyatwa and two other government officials accused of looting funds from financially-struggling Premier Service Medical Aid Society (Psmas).

White farmer lives in fear

27 November 2015 A RESURGENCE of farm invasions is looming as a Centenary white farmer and his family are living in constant fear following continued threats from villagers for them to leave the farm, despite the property having been delisted by the government in 2001.

The new beggar in town

15 November 2015 WHILE in the past begging was frowned at by many in society, today it has become a "job" for many unemployed people as the economy continues to shrink amidst deepening poverty and hunger.

Masvingo water crisis to end in 2019

15 November 2015 MASVINGO residents will face water crisis for the next two years as the city fathers need up to 2019 to complete their water augmentation project from a $60 million Chinese grant which they received last month.

We have reduced roadblocks - ZRP

6 November 2015 WHILE motorists in Harare are complaining that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has increased roadblocks on the road to milk money from motorists, the police are actually saying they had since reduced roadblocks.

Kereke walks on tight rope

6 November 2015 ZANU PF's Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke is increasingly under pressure to defend himself on allegations of raping an 11-year old relative, after the girl's guardian has showed no signs of backing down.

'Bhero' brings Hollywood to Zim

23 October 2015 "BEYONCE wako pano, pfeka sa Rihanna, Hollywood yako yese pano, (come and get your Beyonce here, your Rihanna clothing is also here), Hollywood clothes here!"

Villagers embrace door to door HIV/Aids testing

23 October 2015 SEKE villagers have welcomed plans by the local traditional leadership to commence a door-to-door HIV and Aids testing programme in their community describing it as a principled stance that would go a long way in ensuring an Aids-free generation.

Student's death: Headmaster was negligent

23 October 2015 THE father of a Form Three Nyashanu High School student, who died a day after he had taken him from the school, has blamed the headmaster for negligence after he "detained" the boy at his house without alerting the father he was sick.

No condoms in schools: Parents

17 October 2015 A survey by a local think-tank has shown that majority of Zimbabwean parents are against distribution of contraceptives to adolescents aged between 10 and 24 years.

24-hour clinic for sexually abused people

17 October 2015 OVER 7 000 people reported being sexually abused in 2014, the National Aids Council (Nac) revealed on Wednesday.

Model overcomes mental illness

17 October 2015 MOST African families associate mental diseases with witchcraft and more often sweep such cases under the carpet to avoid stigma and being discriminated against.

'No records for businesses still operating in Harare'

9 October 2015 HARARE City Council's BIQ system cannot identify how many businesses are operating in the city, business consultant Mike Nyamazana has said.

Soldier attempts to petrol-bomb wife

2 October 2015 A JILTED soldier based at Central Ammunition Depot in Darwendale was this week convicted of attempted murder after he attempted to petrol-bomb his estranged wife.

Registration of unlicensed vehicles extended.

2 October 2015 GOVERNMNET has extended to the end of next month the deadline for the registration of all vehicles that have not been licensed for a period exceeding two years.

Geriatric Nursing Home takes initiativ

2 October 2015 WITH the country's elderly unable to continue to access health care when they retire to their rural homes, Ekuphumuleni Geriatric Nursing Home for the elderly in Bulawayo has taken the initiative to ensure the elderly are looked after.

Govt engages chiefs in door-to-door HIV testing

25 September 2015 THE government has engaged chiefs to intervene in influencing defiant communities to get tested as Zimbabwe rolls out a door-to-door HIV testing and counselling survey next month.

'MDC crying over a minor mistake'

25 September 2015 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's reading of a wrong speech last week while addressing Parliament is a "minor" mistake, Zanu PF MP for Kwekwe Central Masango Matambanadzo said.