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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Of wasted resources and withdrawn criminal cases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before the courts facing different criminal charges, which the State has managed to prove while some have been withdrawn, thereby becoming a waste of resources.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.

13 000 children drop out of school

20 March 2015 APPROXIMATELY 13 253 school children dropped out of primary and secondary schools in 2013 government has said.

900 000 live with disability

20 March 2015 PREVALENCE of disability in Zimbabwe is estimated to be seven percent, equivalent to over 900 000 individuals, says a 2013 survey on Living Conditions among Persons with Disability.

'Disability is not inability'

27 February 2015 THE phrase disability does not mean inability is not very feasible in Zimbabwe, says Memory Mutatiwa 24, who is Young Aids Network and National Disability Council Mashonaland East representative.

Tale of breast cancer survivor

20 February 2015 "IT is all in the mind, you cannot keep thinking that you are half a woman, confidence is key especially when having a cleavage is everything," a breast cancer survivor said.

Corporal punishment: To be or not to be?

20 February 2015 MEMBERS of Parliament want government to reintroduce corporal punishment in schools arguing that its scrapping has encouraged errant and mischievous behaviour among students. The new Constitution which came into effect following a referendum in March 2013, outlaws corporal punishment.

Harmonise traditional, medical knowledge on cancer: Medical expert

13 February 2015 MEDICAL expert Sunanda Ray has called on stakeholders to find ways of harmonising traditional and medical knowledge on cancer to reduce the mounting impact of the disease.

Boost for Manicaland farmers

6 February 2015 ZIMBABWE's development partners have set sights on strengthening the agricultural sector through funding of key market-driven activities as opposed to giving handouts, a top official has revealed.

Beer, condoms, Bible at club

6 February 2015 IN THE wee hours of a Sunday morning, music blasts, drunkards shout obscenities, fighting each other as is the norm in most beer drinking joints.

Zim hit by shortage of schools

6 February 2015 CASH-STRAPPED Zimbabwe government needs to build over 2 000 schools to match the increasing number of children who enrol for both primary and secondary education.

Luta Shaba lights up Orange Day

30 January 2015 LUTA Shaba, a women's rights activist-turned spirit medium and mbira musician serenaded fellow activists and diplomats last week at a function dubbed "Orange Day on Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls". Delegates in attendance got the opportunity to sample her new album, Vepasi Mbira.

Hospital runs out of surgical drills

30 January 2015 THE recent bus accident along the Harare-Nyamapanda highway that claimed 26 people has exposed the local health system's inadequacies as there is no equipment to fix broken bones.

Chipanga wants to join politics

23 January 2015 CONTROVERSIAL sungura musician Hosiah Chipanga wants to join politics full time as he believes his church's ministry cannot achieve much without the political connection.

Sex talk shows a hit on radio

23 January 2015 EXPLICIT sexual discussions have become a hit on Zimbabwe's national radio stations, presenting a listening shift in a society that always considered itself as conservative.

'Red Cross advocates for rights of migrants'

16 January 2015 ZIMBABWE Red Cross Society, (ZRCS), with the support and financial assistance of the EU and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is launching "Rights of Migrants in Action" in Zimbabwe, which seeks to promote and protect the rights of migrants.

'Prophet rapes heavily pregnant woman'

16 January 2015 A self-styled prophet from Triangle who has been on police wanted list for the past five years after raping a heavily pregnant woman while healing her was hauled before Masvingo magistrate courts last week.

USAid extends $1,1 billion to Zim

9 January 2015 USAID has for the past 12 years extended about $1,1 billion to Zimbabwe for humanitarian assistance.

Vocational training beneficial

30 December 2014 VOCATIONAL or technical education programmes for high school can provide students with the opportunity not only to learn a trade but also be immersed in their desired field to determine whether that career path is the right choice for them.

Independent MPs seek to re-join Zanu PF

30 December 2014 INDEPENDENT legislators, Jonathan Samukange, MP for Mudzi South in Mashonaland East province and Munyaradzi Kereke for Bikita West in Masvingo province are mooting moves to re-join Zanu PF.

'2015 health budget falls short'

30 December 2014 COMMUNITY Working Group on Health (CWGH) have noted with concern that despite pressure from a wide section of the society, and from parliamentarians, the health budget in 2015 still falls massively short of the needs.

'Time to unpack MDGs'

30 December 2014 JOURNALISTS have been urged to report on State performance and analyse the underlying obstacles in achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), as they come to an end in 2015.

'Girls walk against gender violence'

13 December 2014 MORE than 190 girls from Kambuzuma and Glenview suburbs had their lives changed recently when they took part in the first ever Gender-Based Violence (GBV) mentoring walk alongside successful women from the medical, legal, commercial, religious, civil society and government sectors in Zimbabwe.

Dad up for rape, denied bail

13 December 2014 A 53-YEAR-old Mvuma man is languishing in remand prison after a High Court judge turned down his application for bail on charges that he raped his 11-year-old daughter at knifepoint.

Cellphone gives away armed robbers

13 December 2014 REGIONAL magistrate Chrispen Mberewere has sentenced three armed robbers who last month robbed a Trek Petroleum Services garage in the city cash amounting to $160 000 and R59 000 to 12 years each.

Treat doctors well to avoid loss of life

21 November 2014 GOVERNMENT should be sincere when dealing with doctors' issues so as to avert a national disaster and the loss of life in hospitals.

Glam Angels mentoring girls, women

14 November 2014 HOW far would you go to outshine every girl in the room? For most young women this question has popped up in their minds often enough that they have gone crazy, caught up in the dilemma of principles and getting easy money to spend on facials.

Parliament's holiday extension unnecessary: Gonese

7 November 2014 PARLIAMENT has taken yet another month's break as it adjourned to November 25, although they had been on another break since September 25.

Woman in trance as Parly opens

3 November 2014 THERE was drama at Africa Unity Square this week during the opening of the second session of the 8th Parliament when a woman suddenly fell into a spiritual trance, possibly responding to the traditional drum beats and singing at the ceremony.

Epworth families to sue council, police

17 October 2014 Over 50 families in Epworth that had their houses demolished by the Epworth Local Board escorted by police are planning to sue for their losses.

I'm not to blame - Gono

17 October 2014 FORMER Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono said he is not to blame for the country's economic woes.

Minister blasts headmaster over trees

10 October 2014 MINISTER of Energy, Dzikamai Mavhaire, last week took Bubi District Education Officer, (BDEO) together with the headmaster of a local school to task for failing to plant trees.

Red Cross clinic for Makoni District

6 October 2014 ZIMBABWE Red Cross Society (ZRCS) is set to construct a clinic for the Nemaire community in Makoni District, Rusape.

No to men's advances: Zanu PF women

27 August 2014 Women have come out guns blazing accusing men for initiating hatred among them and causing divisions in the political realm.