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.

Harare records 10 000 deaths due to HIV

25 September 2015 WITH a population of 1 669 952 people, Harare's health services have been stretched to the limit due to limited funding.

Rapists must be castrated: Mugabe

18 September 2015 PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has said government must introduce stiffer penalties for rape and suggested castration for child rapists, insisting tougher action was needed to curb what he described as a "rampant problem"

Mliswa launches pressure group

18 September 2015 FORMER Hurungwe West Zanu PF MP Temba Mliswa has formed a youth pressure group to push for electoral reforms. Dubbed Youth Reform for Electoral Democracy, the pressure group will be officially launched next month.

Six in court over prison visit

11 September 2015 THE trial of six civil society organisations activists accused of causing mayhem after visiting vendors detained at Harare Central Prison commenced this week.

'On-going govt audit a witch hunt'

11 September 2015 THE on-going audit of government employees is a witch-hunt targeted at retrenching them while ignoring the root cause of the ballooning wage bill, the Apex Council, an umbrella body representing all civil servants unions in the country said.

Man kills children, self over 'cheating' wife

24 July 2015 SOUR relations between Joakim Paundi and wife Eunice had reportedly gone for years unresolved, but last week, the love bubble bust as the late Paundi poisoned his three children with cyanide before committing suicide.

Cyber infidelity increases

24 July 2015 AS ZIMBABWE struggles to contain cyber-crime, the institution of marriage is among those violated the most.

Vendors living with disabilities cry foul

17 July 2015 PHYSICALLY-CHALLENGED vendors are suffering without any knowledge of what could happen to them as government moves ahead with plans to remove vendors from the streets.

Govt pays for grain delivered in 2009/2010

17 July 2015 GOVERNMENT is currently paying farmers who delivered grain to the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), Agriculture minister Joseph Made insisted in Parliament this week despite claims by some farmers that they have not been paid.

Man begs for sex in court

17 July 2015 A MBARE man, who has been denied sex by his wife for two years, left the court in stitches this week after he begged a Harare Civil Court magistrate to cajole the woman to have sexual intercourse with him.

Zim families bear the brunt of repatriating the dead

10 July 2015 MANY families celebrated when a relative got a visa to the United Kingdom (UK) as they were guaranteed of getting the treasured foreign currency which was literally gold during the Zimbabwe dollar era.

Mysterious vehicle causes stir in Nyanga

10 July 2015 Mystery surrounds a maroon Peugeot 306 that has been parked in Nyanga National Park for almost a year now.

Chiyangwa not yet ready to open up

3 July 2015 CIRCUMSTANCES surrounding the fire that gutted flamboyant businessman Phillip Chiyangwa's mansion a fortnight ago still remain a mystery as he is not yet ready to open up on the inferno.

Father abandons HIV positive son

26 June 2015 AN UNEMPLOYED wife of a Zimbabwe Military Academy member told the court how her estranged husband refuses to care for their HIV positive son.

20 000 children affected by political violence

26 June 2015 AS political violence continues unabated, there are alarming statistics that from February 2011 to April 2015 over 20 000 children have been affected.

Man rapes daughter-in-law

26 June 2015 A 47-YEAR-OLD Tynwald man reportedly raped his teenage daughter-in-law at gun point, after luring her into an office at his workplace.

Maid locks up employer, steals $2,7k

12 June 2015 A HOUSEMAID from Harare's Groombridge suburb has appeared before the Harare Magistrates' Courts after she reportedly locked her employer inside the house and stole $2 700.

School accountant in $27 260 fraud

12 June 2015 AN ASSISTANT accountant at St Aidans Primary School in Chitungwiza reportedly created fake bank deposit slips to cover up a misuse of $27 260 school funds

Of wasted resources and withdrawn criminal cases

5 June 2015 OVER the years several people have been arraigned before the courts facing different criminal charges, which the State has managed to prove while some have been withdrawn, thereby becoming a waste of resources.

Rancour over Avenues Clinic bonus withdrawal

29 May 2015 AVENUES Clinic has suspended the 13th cheque for its workers, prompting the disgruntled employees to seek reversal of the "unilateral" decision.

Magistrate trashes asthma excuse for mbanje user

29 May 2015 Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiundura convicted a 26-year-old dreadlocked man despite his asthma excuse.

When politics spills into courts

22 May 2015 POLITICAL cases have dominated the courts in recent years, following disputed elections and party differences. While most of the cases can be determined in terms of a political party's guiding principle, most of them have a Constitutional implication, which often warrants the courts' intervention.

Of VP Mphoko's controversies

22 May 2015 WITH just five months in the public domain as Zimbabwe's Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko has sparked storms with his outspokenness.

High demand for bond coins

15 May 2015 WHILE it was initially treated as a "black-sheep" currency, the Zimbabwe's bond coins have suddenly found their feet on the local market, as the South African rand declines.

Gvt taking too long to produce Culture Policy

15 May 2015 GOVERNMENT has been accused of taking too long to produce the amended culture policy of Zimbabwe which stakeholders say is key to the revival of the arts industry.

'Man survives on selling Mugabe's portraits'

17 April 2015 A Mutoko man is surviving on selling President Robert Mugabe's portraits in Harare's Central Business District where he makes at least $80 a day.

Govt hands over Caledonia administration to Harare council

10 April 2015 CENTRAL government has handed over the administration of Caledonia Farm with its 23 000 stands to the Harare City Council.

Harare council to roll out pre-paid water meters

10 April 2015 HARARE City Council is expected to save over $1 million per month, in water purification chemicals and electricity with the introduction of pre-paid water meters, according to Town House bosses.

Zimbos want jingles back, claims Moyo

3 April 2015 MINISTER of Information, Jonathan Moyo, who was the mastermind of the controversial Third Chimurenga jingles, said Zimbabweans were asking for the jingles back.

Zim switches to 'taboo' croc meat

3 April 2015 MOST Zimbabweans have an ingrained reluctance to eat crocodile meat, as sentiment is rife that the carnivorous animal eats human meat when a chance presents itself.