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.

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.